On Starting a New Practice
In medical school, residency and fellowship training, I never thought I’d work on my own. I learned the science of medicine and cardiology. I paid little attention to the business of medicine, up until a bit less than a year ago, when the gears in in my head started turning. Before that, I never thought that I would go it on my own. I brushed off any suggestion of being independent — the expenses are so high. It’s so hard to fight for patients, and would my established patients even come with me? And all the work of starting and maintaining a practice — is it worth it?
As I thought more, the potential of independence appealed more and more to me. The ability to practice in my own setting, in the way that I want, during the hours that I want, without approval from management. The independence to run a cardiology practice in a way that suits my philosophy of health.
Starting a medical practice is tough. I have an incredible respect for anyone who runs his or her own medical practice, or any business for that matter. But, I’ve found that even if the hours are long, it’s work for a purpose — to build something that is mine. And that is rewarding.
I’m grateful for all the advice and support I’ve received. I’m grateful to have two talented staff members, Diane and Sylvia, who make my job easier. And I’m grateful for the many loyal and terrific patients who’ve chosen to follow me in my new adventure.
I’m inviting patients, friends, family, friends of patient, and anyone curious to come see my practice. Come to my open house on Thursday, January 25, 5:30-7:30 pm. I’m proud of what I’ve created and I welcome you to take a look yourself.