At Parker Pediatrics and Adolescents in Colorado, Dr. Jay Rabinowitz took a leap into the unknown by bringing licensed mental health professionals into his practice as employees. Dr. Mark Harris went on a similar journey in Vermont, where he integrated mental health services into his practice, Upper Valley Pediatrics, in the 1990s. In both locations, integrated mental health care has been beneficial for patients and providers, filling a dire need in the community.
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.
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.
Susanne Madden, chief operating officer of the National Breastfeeding Center, leads a Q & A on how independent pediatricians can successfully add lactation services to their practices.
Dr. Bryan Sibley is an independent practitioner in Louisiana whose early experience as a hospital-employed physician taught him that nobody will ever care about his business as much as he does.