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Has this scenario ever played out in your office? A patient comes in with a specific condition that requires treatment. You explain the treatment plan and its benefits. The patient appears to hear you but in the end is indecisive and leaves your office to “think about it.”
One important tip veteran practitioners will often offer is that the difference between a flourishing practice and a mediocre one is in the small details. At The Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED)we encourage physicians to exchange ideas that will help new practitioners get off to a good start.…
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…