As medical director of the Health Network at Cincinnati Children's, Colleen Kraft, M.D., plays a key leadership role in an organization modeling innovative ways to deliver healthcare to kids. Now, she's bringing her skills and expertise to her new role as president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
An exemplary pediatrician draws on his long career to describe his obsession with science, the rewards of gutsy perseverance and why he can't work for someone else.
The practice was busy, the doctors were happy, and the business was profitable. But something was amiss. Tiger Pediatrics had a long journey to becoming independent, and still have a long road ahead to stay that way.
Chip Hart explains why the best way to discover what your practice is doing well — and where it needs improvement — is to get out of your office.
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Pediatric Practice Consultant Chip Hart says he loves working with practices whose vision, ambition, and high expectations for themselves and others set the bar for our future leaders in pediatrics.
Dr. Alison Nash continues a family tradition/calling as successor to the pediatric practice her father, Dr. Homer Nash, opened six decades ago in North St. Louis.
Northern California pediatricians Drs. Niki Saxena and Eileen Chan discuss the rewards and challenges of expanding their pediatric practice to include services for adolescents and young adults.
Dr. William Zurhellen is a New York City metropolitan area pediatrician who parlayed a personal interest in early computer technology during the 1970s into a viable EHR system used by more than a dozen pediatric practices around the country.
The evidence that physicians can be as successful at business as they are at care-giving continues to mount, suggests Pediatric Practice Consultant Chip Hart, who cites independent pediatricians who have capitalized on business acumen and an inner drive to thrive financially.
Dr. Susan Sirota is a Chicago area pediatrician who, along with 39 other independent-minded practitioners from seven practices, met the spectre of hospital consolidation head-on by forming their own “group without walls.”
In 2009, Dr. Gayle Smith, of Richmond, Va., did the research and found there was a desire among families for the type of highly personalized well care that concierge practices do best. Four years later, Dr. Smith’s fee-based concierge practice is flourishing.