Are You Passionate about What You Do?

  If you find that life has become a bit humdrum sometimes or that your energy seems to be waning, maybe you have stopped creating a passionate interest in what you are doing.  Alternatively, perhaps you have been trying and trying…

Focus on the Patient

A lot goes on in a day in most practices and everyone can get pretty busy and focused on their jobs.  The pressures can be pretty intense at times if you get a few emergency patients throwing your schedule off, and so you all may start to run…

To lead or not to lead?

Most practice owners have a number of staff (or a hoard) and find themselves in the hot seat as the leader who is expected to know more and be better at everything than their staff.  The irony is that the majority of practice owners have had…
Family Time

Are You Getting Enough Family Time?

Work, work, work. Sometimes it seems to never end. Even when you’re finished treating patients for the day, you may find yourself taking odds and ends of work home to finish after supper while the kids watch TV instead of playing with you. If…

Holiday Fun and Festivities

One of my favourite things about Canada is our cultural, ethnic and religious diversity.  So many opportunities to have fun and celebrate various holidays and festivities. Healthcare practices can have a lot of staff, patients and clients…

Doctor vs. Executive

  Here is a wonderful quote to start off with: “The conductor of an orchestra doesn’t make a sound.  He depends for his power on his ability to make other people powerful.” As a practice owner, you are like the conductor of…

Pack Your Practice with New Patients

How many new patients per week or month would make you a happy camper?  If wishes were fishes, they should all just walk in the door and say “I want you to be my new doctor!”  However, it doesn’t work that way in real life in most practices…

Putting on Your Game Face

Woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning and feeling grumpy?  Had a knock-down, drag ‘em out argument with your better half just before work?  A team member arrived at the practice ready to take out some grievances on you?  A patient…