A highly successful podiatry practice has many moving parts that all work together like a well-oiled machine or a beautiful grandfather clock. Not only does the practice continually pull in new patients and see old ones return, it is able to serve them well without letting things fall through the cracks. Excellence in this second area—your practice management—can elevate a good practice into a great one. Fortunately, excellence in practice management is something you can learn so you can get into the nitty-gritty of what makes a practice work. We've seen many of our own members achieve new heights doing just that through our Virtual Practice Management Institute, including long-term member Dr. Noah Levine.
Dr. Noah Levine has been practicing podiatry for more than 20 years and owns his own practice in Las Vegas. He initially joined Top Practices on the recommendation of a respected colleague in the AAPPM to increase the volume and quality of his patients:
“Top Practices is definitely a great tool to help anybody who wants to market and avoid the learning curve. I'm not going to say 'cut corners' because there are no corners to be cut, but Rem has definitely laid it out in a way that's easy to understand, easy to execute.”
After a while, he decided to join the Virtual Practice Management Institute to get a little more help and a different point of view for navigating a “hostile medical environment”: “Having individuals who have experience, and who have a different point of view, and are open and freely sharing information, is probably I'd say one of the most substantial benefits of being part of that program.”
What Dr. Levine has appreciated the most, though, is the ability to get into the details of protocols and best practices for management as well as go beyond those things into the mindset of it all:
“There's a psychology behind it that is probably the root benefit, or another benefit, for the rest of the obvious. You know, the marketing, the protocols.... So, beyond just getting a form, and following a form, or getting beyond how we do A, B, and C, there are points of view and attitudes, mindsets toward the way you or an individual would execute, or perceive and issue, that the program definitely addresses. It's beyond just reading a book or a how-to manual.”
Excellent practice management is something you can learn, and fortunately, you don't have to figure it out all on your own. The Virtual Practice Management Institute is here to help you every step of the way, so you get to the heart of what your practice needs most. If you're looking to take that next step in your practice to achieve your goals, it may be just what you need to reach that next level. But we'll let Dr. Levine sum it all up:
“[Doctors] don't have to reinvent the wheel. There is a system, an organization, that is there that is looking out for their best benefit. And they have a plethora of individuals who love to share. I mean, love to share.... So, coming out of school not knowing anything, or [already] in practice and struggling, you're not alone. Call Top Practices. Join. You know, if you don't like it, you can always get out, but, trust me, I don't think you will.”
Don't wait to get help when you don't have to. Contact Top Practices for more information and answers to your questions, or to get started on practice management help. You can reach us by e-mailing [email protected] or by calling (717) 626 - 2025 today.