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Questions for all you Docs out there..... Value of an MBA/PA?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by ChillerK, Sep 22, 2001.

  1. ChillerK

    ChillerK Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 28, 2001
    Hey, a quick question for all you docs out there, especially ones looking to start a private practice....

    If you were looking to start a private practice, would you find a PA with an MBA and a few years of business experience in a former life valuable as a business parter and as a fellow practitioner?

    Thanks in advance for opinions and comments....

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  3. Neville Sarkari

    Neville Sarkari Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Owensboro, KY

    I don't really think so. I am in my third year of practice and I don't think I'm busy enough *yet* to bring in a PA. In other communities or other specialties where there was demand from the outset it might be possible. I guess the MBA would be useful, but I think most new docs need an honest accountant more. Then again, any business help would probably be good since almost all docs, especially new docs, are lousy business people.

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