Employed physicians now exceed those who own their practices
AMA survey reveals milestone, but many doctors still thrive in private practice and the trend toward hospital ownership of practices has slowed in recent years.
Employed physicians outnumber self-employed
For the first time in U.S., employed physicians outnumber self-employed physicians, according to an updated study by the AMA.
Your practice doors are open. Now make sure exam rooms are full
Start by knowing that you are a brand, one that patients often will connect with online. Potential referring colleagues require a more personal touch.
How to face 3 common private practice hassles
Actionable resources, professional autonomy and banding together when needed give private-practice physicians the power to alleviate common headaches.
6 mistakes to avoid when starting your private practice
Don’t be discouraged when practice startup problems arise—be prepared. Master some fundamental skills that will ensure success down the line.
Why private practice should be on your radar
Private practice remains a good option for physicians who want to retain control over their work. Resources are available to help you take charge and deliver excellent care in the way that fits you.
Transition to Practice
Want to follow a nonclinical career path? Here’s how it’s done.
Working in the news media, the courts or in academia are among the paths that diverge from full-time patient care. Learn more about alternative-career options from three physicians who’ve been there.
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