Why is running a practice so stressful?

Ultimately, the stress and problems come from not knowing.

When you don’t know why something is happening or what to do about it—that’s why it becomes stressful.

Your stress is NOT coming from problems as a provider.

You KNOW how to help a patient with their problems. There is no stress, because you know what to do about it.

You were trained on it in school and worked hard to become a great healthcare professional. That is not where your problems come from.

But you weren’t equally trained on how to run the business side of a practice. And so, this is where the vast majority of problems arise.

This is why AMI exists:
Canadian Practice Management specialists!

Does any of this sound familiar?…

  • What would you like to change or improve the most in your practice?
  • What gives you the most stress in your practice?
  • What do you like the least about managing your practice?
  • What about your practice concerns you the most?
  • How many staff do you have? What are your biggest problems with them?
  • Do you ever wish you could take more time off?
  • Do you ever wish you could make more money? When would you like that to start?
  • What goals do you have for your practice?
  • Are you interested in taking your practice up to the next level?
  • Would you like your practice to be more efficient?
  • How much down time do you have in your practice from no shows or cancellations?
  • Are there holes in your schedules?
  • Do patients ever not go ahead with the treatment you’ve recommended?
  • How many new patients do you see in a week? Would you like more?
  • What would you like to improve about your staff?
  • What type of training is offered to your staff for enhancement?
  • What do you do to attract new patients?
  • What is your marketing strategy?
  • What is your ideal practice?
  • What would you do with an extra
     $10,000 per month NET?
  • What type of treatment plans would you like to do more of?
  • Do you feel you could be a better boss or leader?
  • What type of difficulties do you experience with hiring new staff?
  • What types of things do you experience with your recall system that you would like to see improved?
  • What type of feedback do you receive from your patients/clients about the quality of service and care they receive?
  • What would be your ideal working hours?
  • Who is in charge of your marketing?
  • How many 5-star Google reviews do you have?

Did you say yes to any (or all) of the above?
Good. You’re in the right place.

Find out if AMI is the right fit for your practice.

AMI Clients' Results

During their first year of working with AMI, our 1,800 clients have increased their income by $100,000 to $300,000 per year. (Cumulative total of $18 M)

Many of them have doubled their practice within 2-5 years!

Don’t just take it from us…
See what AMI clients have to say:

Dr. Aaron Langdon

Through the consulting services of AMI, I have received valuable guidance on diverse areas of practice ownership including managing employees, advertising, hiring, and scheduling, among others.

My production has increased by 50% since starting with AMI, and I wish I had begun this program earlier!

I would recommend AMI to any of my colleagues. I am thankful to the colleagues that told me about AMI – otherwise I would not have heard of them.

Dr. Myles Bokinac

Looking back I would have done the program at AMI immediately upon graduating. It would have made life simpler.

My stress load has decreased drastically; I can now be the doctor and the manager and almost always still leave at 5pm and leave work behind until the next day, something that did not happen before this program. If it did, then something was being neglected.

All of the courses were very helpful to me as the manager of an optometric practice and the knowledge of how to manage an office was priceless to me. Using stats instead of pure gut feeling allows me to micro-dissect my practice at a glance to see where a problem really lies or where a success has come from. Thank you AMI.

Dr Kent Morley

Dr. Kent Morley

Before starting to work with AMI, I knew I didn’t have any management training. There were things I couldn’t deal with, primarily in the staffing area. I had no problem with veterinary medicine as this is where I DO have training. I felt like I was driving my head against the wall with staffing issues. 

AMI’s training and consulting services gave me management tools for the practice and real life examples on how to handle difficult situations. It was wonderful having a consultant to talk to who is impartial but knowledgeable about your practice.

The profitability of the practice has improved despite closing on Saturdays and a recession. I definitely don’t know what I would have done without AMI.

Dr. Abdul Wehbe

The system of managing by statistics taught by AMI and the software that goes with it is nothing short of amazing. It helped me as the business owner to accurately pinpoint the trouble areas week by week and to make the necessary corrections for smooth sailing.

The consultant I had (Bob) is a business genius. With his help and advice I was able to implement a plan that expedited the growth of the clinic and formulated a successful exit strategy as well.

I now enjoy my work with a lot less stress. My staff tell me that I am a better boss! It also helped my production to go on a steady climb.

I highly recommend this course. 

Dr. Vineet Sidhu

I have been a client of AMI for about 17 years. When I first found out about AMI, I was not sure how it would go. However, after doing the courses and the consultancy, I was pleasantly surprised that the results were significantly better than I expected. I would say, I got my money’s worth and several times more.

They have several intelligent methods of management that I have not seen in any other dental office management companies. These methods helped me reduce stress and actually made managing a dental office fun. I would never have thought that that is possible. Their systems and tools are simple to apply and the results are phenomenal, especially in areas of managing staff, emotions and difficult patient situations, as well as practice growth and planning.

Your practice should bring in lots of high-quality new patients, produce plenty of profit, run efficiently, and allow you more free time. And we're here to help you achieve exactly that!

What is a Practice Assessment?

We offer a free Practice Assessment where we do a deep dive into your practice. We ask questions about every area of your practice. At the end of that, we can tell you how much you should be billing approximately. We can also tell you what’s blocking that from being a possibility and what you need to do to fix it and make it happen.

It’s a three-hour session with no obligation.   It’s our way of getting to know each other. You will find out whether we would suit you, and we will find out if we can help you. If it’s a match, then it’s a go. If it’s not, we’ve still met each other, and you’re richer for the knowledge that we went over in the meeting.

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