Practice Management

Is Health Care Really That Complicated?

Let’s examine the origins of the problem in the ongoing debate of the repeal of Obamacare and new proposals. Care vs. Coverage There is a distinction between access to healthcare and access to health coverage. P...Continue Reading


Optimizing Mid-Level Providers in a Busy Vein Practice

We both said “I do.” Three years ago we decided to add a certified nurse practitioner to our very busy practice. It was, and still is, one of the best decisions we have made. Mid-Level Practitioners Let&r...Continue Reading


Tempted to Compete on Price? Don't!

Vein doctors around the world are fighting! They are fighting medical associations, insurance companies and their competitors. Not the competition from the vascular surgeon or interventional radiologist with a full-time...Continue Reading


The Evolving Role of Medical Chatbots

by Blake Nelson, BS, Carl M. Black, MD and Dan Corey, MD Laura is now two days out from a combined GSV ablation (EVLA) with ambulatory phlebectomy (AP). Ivy, her personal medical chatbot, checks in on her. “Hi La...Continue Reading


4 Surprising Trends That Will Help Your Practice Attract More Baby Boomers

Did you know that baby boomers shop online just as frequently as younger generations? It should come as no surprise that boomers are increasingly relying on digital tools in every aspect of their lives, including health...Continue Reading


Standardizing Venous Ultrasound

Diagnostic testing, in any field, by definition, is used to detect, confirm or rule out the presence of a problem. Its purpose includes the ability to be reproducible and reliable. These characteristics put a heavy burden...Continue Reading


The Role of an AOH (ASC-OBL-Hybrid) in Tomorrow’s Ambulatory Care Environment

In today’s world of health care, there seems to be only one certainty—the direction and future of health care are uncertain. In saying this, I am not suggesting that the future of health care is grim–qui...Continue Reading


The Pendulum is Swinging: Sharing Less is the Latest Social Media Trend

Engaging in social media is something that doctors have reluctantly accepted as a necessity for their marketing strategy. They heard from various digital marketing “gurus” that they needed to be where their p...Continue Reading


Five Easy Fixes for Looking Better on Zoom

By Sharra Romany and Rebekah Meola In the days of COVID-19, all of us, whether in the medical field or not, need to conduct business remotely. Physicians, in particular, find themselves consulting with patients, meeting w...Continue Reading


How To Strengthen Your Medical Practice after COVID-19

As the leader of a management consulting firm that specializes in independent private medical practices, I’ve had conversations with physicians from across the country on the impact of COVID-19 on their practices. T...Continue Reading