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For a limited time you can sign up for a complimentary membership to the Institute of Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED). Why should you take advantage of this special offer? For starters, members get a significantly reduced rate to attend our upcoming meeting: “Success Through Synergy,” scheduled for January 5…
What’s that old expression? You only get one chance to make a good first impression. As many veteran practitioners will tell you, it’s in the first few minutes of an office visit that patient rapport is made or lost. Below are 6 ways you can create an instant connection and…
As essential but unsavory component of your podiatric practice is ensuring that you are properly compensated for the services you provide. The 30-60-90 day billing plan outlined below is an effective system for collecting fees. Be sure to keep copies of all statements and correspondence as well as a written…
It’s a New Year and time to make a few resolutions, not just personally but professionally too. At the Institute of Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) we’re committed to helping those in the field of podiatry maximize their potential by sharing information and experience. This year, we’re encouraging members to…
Ask any experienced practitioner what their most valuable assets are and “my staff” is sure to be in the top 3. Once you’ve hired competent and personable people who are enthused about their jobs, the next step is keeping them motivated. At The Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) …
Although financial rewards can certainly motivate your staff to be more efficient or energetic in their work habits, it turns out that creating an atmosphere where employees feel valued is an even more powerful incentive. At The Institute of Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) we have had the opportunity to…
At The Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED), we know that setting up your own practice is a daunting task. There are many aspects of striking out as a new podiatrist that are not covered in the classroom. One of them is writing an office manual.
As a student in a podiatric program you may feel that your course load is too rigorous for something as frivolous as a club. However, at the Institute of Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED), our members who have graduated and are now in practice say that looking back, clubs have…
There’s an expression that says, “You can give a pound of gold in a one-ounce bag.” When it comes to your patients, this refers to the perception they have about the time you spend with them. Two physicians can spend the same amount of time with two patients and one…
As a student, embarking on your surgical residency is something you’ve probably been looking forward to for a long time. Finally, you’ll be able to put into practice all that you’ve spent long hours studying in school. But residency is also a very taxing time, both mentally and physically. Being…