Leaving clinical medicine to run my own business/Please advice

Discussion in 'Med Business [ MD/MBA, DO/MBA, DDS/MBA ]' started by Juicyfruit12, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. SDN is made possible through member donations, sponsorships, and our volunteers. Learn about SDN's nonprofit mission.
  1. Juicyfruit12

    Juicyfruit12 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have built a private practice from the ground up, but I have to come to realize that I don't enjoy doing clinical medicine. I would consider myself pretty competent as a clinician, and I do get a lot of good outcomes in the patients I treat. My issue is that at times the whole thing seems overwhelming in many instances, and I get tired of having to deal with the high expectations I put myself which leads to constant burn out.

    I have a cousin whose got an MBA, and he seems a lot more happy with his own business. I wouldn't go for another degree. I would just go to some conferences, network and get the necessary background to open and operate a business. I am considering business, because I don't seem to be the kind of guy who would be a good fit as an employee.
     
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. FamilymedMD

    FamilymedMD 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Rockport, ME
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Verified
    Physician
    What specialty? Why not start some sort of business that relates to something you know really well, medicine?
    I'm biased being in direct primary care (DPC) but I keep meeting innovators working with employers and patients who are getting screwed by the current system and helping them find more affordable care outside the insurance mess. The differences between what many of them are paying and what they could pay in other models is so great that you save them a lot and still do very well for yourself.

    I find all the new business challenges associated with starting a DPC exciting but overwhelming at times.
     
    PistolPete likes this.
  4. Juicyfruit12

    Juicyfruit12 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am a physical medicine and rehab specialist. I also have my board certification. Of course, none of this will matter once I leave clinical medicine.
     
  5. PistolPete

    PistolPete 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,704
    Likes Received:
    286
    Status:
    Fellow [Any Field]
    Verified
    Physician
    I'm all for third-party free and that's what I'll do once I start my own practice. OP, have you thought about that? Or just cutting back on hours?
     
  6. Doublj01

    Doublj01 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Verified
    Physician
    I was wondering some similar in running a DPC system on the 7 off days as a hospitalist. the contract I am looking at allows for an office where I can practice within primary care, IM, and FM.

    anyone experimented with this? seeing patients on your 7 off days? or perhaps getting another provider involved to follow patients?
     

About the ads

Share This Page