It’s that time of year again. Over 30,000 medical residents are about to finish their training and start their first job. Many of them will make some big financial mistakes during their first year that will haunt them for years to come. I wrote The Doctors Guide to Starting Your Practice Right to help new … Read more
I just finished reading a great book, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. This book taught me many things about myself and how I use my time. I think all doctors would benefit from what I learned. According to Cal, almost everything we do can be placed into … Read more
Today a new article of mine was published at KevinMD. I discussed the issue of physician availability and related it to a time when I needed a roofer and they could not see me for three months. Here is an excerpt from that article: If we’re not available, then the patient often ends up in … Read more
“The Doctors Guide to Smart Career Alternatives and Retirement,” is now available. This is the third book I’ve published in the last 16 months. No wonder I feel so busy. I wrote this one especially for the physicians (one third of you) who want to retire, cut back, or change to a nonclinical career in … Read more
>Today the Physician on Fire did a very nice review of my book “The Doctors Guide to Starting Your Practice Right.” If you don’t already own this book, his summary may help you decide if the book is for you. You can read his review here. If you are still undecided, here is the test: … Read more
Most of the time when a doctor gets hired they are treated like the average worker when it comes to vacation time allotment. The CEO will think of the doctor’s time in the same fashion he or she thinks of their own time and the time of the other employees at the hospital. But we … Read more
We recently laid to rest my uncle, Bud Cochran. He was the last remaining sibling of my grandmother’s generation. He and my grandmother, Virginia, both passed away in 2016 and were the last of Andrew Jackson Cochran’s thirteen children. My great-grandfather was born in 1873 and his last child died in 2016, a span of … Read more
New podcast interview Taylor Brana, a fourth year medical student, started a new podcast series on his website TheHappyDoc.com. He is featuring interviews with happy doctors with the hopes of showing both current doctors and future doctors, that you can still be a happy doctor. I was his subject in today’s podcast. We had a … Read more
This week’s video contains an interesting story about how I got sued without ever knowing about it and why it is important for you to have an umbrella policy. Hope you find it helpful.
Every practice has its bad patients and there is no reason to keep them around. In today’s video I talk about getting rid of them to improve your office moral. Turkeys are only good for Thanksgiving. If they show up in your practice, dump the turkeys.