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How To Find The Right Doctor For Your Practice

By Jacharie Haltern

These days, healthcare providers who own practices prefer working with a large group of doctors as opposed to running it as a solo or two-physician practice. Indeed, this setup would entail reduced autonomy and for some practitioners, a slight decrease in salaries given that they have to share patients with several other doctors, but they also get to spend much more time with their loved ones and freedom to engage in other hobbies. If you are medical practitioner who’s in search of other doctors to invite to your practice, here are some things to remember.

How to select the right doctor

First of all, you need to see whether it is financially possible to hire an additional doctor. If it is, then you have to make a decision on what characteristics you are searching for in a new physician. Of course, this would require considering what your practice actually needs. Do you need another doctor with the same specialty area as you so that you can take more of a back seat when running your practice, decrease the amount of time you spend in the practice, and at some point make the new doctor your partner? Or would you want a doctor with a different specialization which is complementary the specialization of other physicians in your practice or to offer your services to patient cohorts that are underrepresented in your practice?

You improve your likelihood of employing the ideal doctor for your practice by screening candidates. You need to try to find an applicant who does not only meet the expectations of the position, but also the practice as a whole. Intangible factors, which include cultural fit, are tougher to figure out by simply reviewing the applicant’s resume, so you also need to perform interviews to help you get the best doctor for your practice.

To help attract applicants, notify family and friends that you are looking for another physician for your medical practice. You may also get in touch with residency programs in your city, to notify them of the open position. Apart from word-of-mouth referrals, you can also consider putting ads in national or medical journals as well as on the Web. Also, you can work with independent physician recruiterswhich will be more convenient for you.

Bear in mind though that physician headhunters are different with regards to the quality of service they offer, as do the quality of doctors they bring in, so don’t forget to examine two to three potential firms before signing any contract with them. Once you’ve found a doctor who’ll likely do well in your practice, the next step would be to negotiate an employment agreement that is fair to both sides. Ensure that you write a clear and concise agreement, giving great attention to duties, schedule, salary, and any restrictive covenants.

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Haltern, Jacharie "How To Find The Right Doctor For Your Practice." How To Find The Right Doctor For Your Practice. 18 Oct. 2012. 16 Sep 2014 <>.

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