giving up part of your practice

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by caligas, Sep 26, 2014.

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  1. caligas

    caligas ASA Member 2+ Year Member

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    Has anybody here given up a specific aspect of their practice, like stopped doing o.b. or cardiac? what were the circumstances? Have you been happy with your decision?
     
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  3. Stank811

    Stank811 Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    In what context? Joining a different group that does not provide a certain subset of an anesthesiologist practice? Your group stops providing certain services? Your group forms specialty teams which results in certain providers not doing cardiac or OB?
     
  4. caligas

    caligas ASA Member 2+ Year Member

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    As in a personal decision to stop doing certain cases. Like dropping out of the cardiac sub-pool of your anesthesia group and just doing general cases.
     
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  5. nimbus

    nimbus Member 10+ Year Member

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    I'm in a situation where I would have to actively seek out OB work if I wanted to continue doing it. I gave it up 9 years ago with no regrets.
     
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  6. caligas

    caligas ASA Member 2+ Year Member

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    Cool. Are you pretty far into your career? Do you ever worry about needeing o.b. skills for a future job change?
     
  7. gasdoc77

    gasdoc77 2+ Year Member

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    He could always go back and do that OB fellowship if he wanted to pick it back up.
     
  8. FFP

    FFP Grunt/cog/body Gold Donor 7+ Year Member

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    I think all he needs is a few supervised spinals/epidurals and a few weeks of reading some good OB anesthesia books. OB fellowship is slightly above ambulatory anesthesia fellowship, in my book. But maybe I am wrong, since I haven't been practicing OB either. :)
     
  9. drmwvr

    drmwvr 7+ Year Member

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    I did the same thing, and I suspect that after several thousand labor epidurals, I'd be back up to speed in about 3 days. Surgical epidurals are harder to do anyway, so it isn't as if someone who hasn't been to the labor deck for years couldn't jump right back in. I can throw a spinal in from the hallway, like most of my peers, so that is a non issue. The OB 'skill set' is pretty narrow and there's a lot of crossover.
     
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  10. IlDestriero

    IlDestriero Ether Man 7+ Year Member

    I gave up adult anesthesia and couldn't be happier. :)
     
  11. BobBarker

    BobBarker Member 10+ Year Member

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    Did my first OB shift in 6 months last night on extremely short notice. Most difficult thing of the night was figuring out where the new call room was.
     
  12. nimbus

    nimbus Member 10+ Year Member

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    Agreed. I did a LOT of OB before I stopped. I'm not concerned about picking it back up if the need arose.
     
  13. Triple AAA

    Triple AAA 2+ Year Member

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    I gave up chronic pain mgmt, if that counts :p
     

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