Deciding Where and When to Practice
I would argue that measure of your success or failure can be determined with how you invest in the business during the first 6 months. Yes, the first 180 days and the decisions you make, are the building blocks of your success or failure.
Imagine that you’re building a house, how crazy would it be to build a million dollar home on a piece of property with no prospects of ever having running water or electricity. The worst thing you could do is to rush into decisions because of pushy realtors, unrealistic fears of missing out, hospital threats or dumb ass partners/associates.
Questions to ask yourself:
Am I selecting the right location for my new practice?
Am I satisfied with the budget/business plan that I have created?
Do I have a solid plan in place for hiring staff?
How will I attract new patients?
What about my EHR, billing and insurance contracting, have I researched the right partners for these?
Take a deep breath and don’t react to the pressures of the moment.
This is a time to be calculating, controlled and composed, your success depends upon it.