My goal in writing this column is to stimulate your thinking about your own practice—not to provide a prescription for the one right way to operate a practice. After all, the best way to operate a practice varies from one place to the next.
I plan to address controversial topics regularly, hoping to achieve two objectives. The first is that some of my ramblings help you think about the best way to operate your own practice. The second is that some of you might decide to e-mail us (at [email protected]) your point of view—some of which can be printed here so that we can learn from each other about the options for operating a successful practice. TH
Dr. Nelson has been a practicing hospitalist since 1988 and is a co-founder and past-president of SHM. He is a principal in Nelson/Flores Associates, a national hospitalist practice management consulting firm. This column represents his views and is not intended to reflect an official position of SHM.