Be honest: Do you own your practice or does it own you?
The layers of bureaucracy that were supposedly meant to insulate the doctors from the “hassles of running a medical practice” out hassled the actual “hassles of running a medical practice.” Go figure.
Despite many attempts to pretend it’s so, healthcare is not a production line either for patients or for employed or subcontracted physicians.
Perhaps it’s only anecdotal, but the several hospital executives and well-connected hospital-affiliated physician group leaders I’ve spoken to within the past few weeks tell the same story: a spate of resignations by hospital-employed physicians.
Ride along with Mark while he solves the physician retirement crisis.
Here, courtesy of Tenet Healthcare and two terminated cardiologists, is a lesson about firing physicians . . . and, when not to.