Physicians as Entrepreneurs

Check this out. What you will see is a piece by a physician who, with a colleague, set up a “direct pay” primary care practice. After several years in this practice, it suddenly occurred to her that she is an entrepreneur. A new perspective opened up to her at that point. New literature to read. New ways of thinking about things. Her most important insights? Physicians and entrepreneurs both solve problems. AND. Physicians thinking like entrepreneurs are more likely than virtually anyone else to solve the problems bedeviling U.S. healthcare today.

Bottom Line. In a world where the ranks of “hospital administrators” are growing much faster than the phalanx of physicians, this doctor believes that it is time for doctors to jump outside the box. Think like entrepreneurs. If they are going to be making widgets, she believes, they should be focused on making better widgets.

Makes sense to me!      

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