Secrets of Successful Practices


Ever wonder what the difference is between good podiatric practices and great ones? Why do some practices rise far above while others remain mediocre? At the Institute of Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) we’ve had the opportunity to meet many veteran practitioners who have risen to the top of their profession.

Below are a few actions to consider:

Read—you can constantly be rising to new heights with the help of motivational, practical and uplifting books. See challenges in a different light, learn strategies and innovative ways to problem solve and engage others in the pursuit of winning solutions. Be ahead of the curve instead of behind the eight ball by staying current and fresh with a wide range of topics and perspectives. No time for a book? Try listening to them on CD’s in the car or on the iPod while working out.

Consult—highly successful people invest their time doing what they’ve been trained for and what they’re best at. Don’t use your valuable time struggling with issues that other experts are better and more efficiently able to handle. Look to professional marketers, for example, to reach new clients or an architect specializing in medical offices to redesign your space for maximum efficiency.

Give Back—volunteering connects you to the community in an important way. Offering your time to improve the overall health and well-being of the area you work and live in will help others, change the way community members see you and increase your own sense of purpose and productivity. Mentoring and specifically sharing your own experience in the field of podiatry with those up and coming practitioners benefits them and elevates the profession as a whole.

At IPED we offer many opportunities for practitioners at all stages—even veterans—to mentor and be mentored. Sharing ideas and exchanging information about professional goals and practice management as well as personal pursuits and overall life satisfaction are of immeasurable value. To learn more about our mission and how to become a member, contact our Executive Director, Ruth Ann Donahue by calling: 978-296-7634 or by email: