opening a clinic

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by BolderNewfy, Jul 19, 2012.

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  1. BolderNewfy

    BolderNewfy 2+ Year Member

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    Anyone know if you need to be licensed or board certified to open an ambulatory clinic. Ive done a bit of research and from what Ive found it seems to depend on what state you plan on doing this but it seems you need to be a licensed physician, or the clinic needs to be overseen by a licensed physician. Anyone have any insight on this...
     
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  3. DrAwsome

    DrAwsome Banned 2+ Year Member

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    I think you definitely need to be licensed, and likely be BC in whatever specialty you are trying to open the clinic. I would think as a PGY-2 you have a license, so technically feasible but not sure people would go see someone who is not BC.
     
  4. daru1

    daru1 10+ Year Member

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    You need to be licensed. However, you do not need to be board-eligible or board-certified to start/work your own clinic. In some states -- including the one I am in -- insurance companies will accept a non-BE/BC psychiatrist, however some states won't allow this. All it takes is a phone call to the insurance company rep for your region to find the answer to this question.
     
  5. BolderNewfy

    BolderNewfy 2+ Year Member

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    Im not sure I would necessarily even work as a clinician in the clinic but would simply be the business owner and hire PA's/NP's and physicians as the clinicians.
     
  6. DrAwsome

    DrAwsome Banned 2+ Year Member

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    If you have the capital, go for it. You could do a full time with your brother dentist perhaps and offer primary/urgent care medical and dental services
     
  7. Law2Doc

    Law2Doc 5K+ Member Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Buy lots of insurance. Your name will be on every patient lawsuit in multiple capacities -- supervising physician, business owner, prescribing physician, referring physician, even if you personally don't see a single patient.
     
  8. HIJay

    HIJay 10+ Year Member

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    what i recommend is if you have the capital, invest in starting a urgent clinic instead of building and starting one, not as a business owner, but as a pure investor. reap the profits and not necessary have to deal with the management if you do not want to.
     

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