2018-01-18 13:05:37 UTC

Fellows: Does a Private Practice Make Sense for You?

Jan. 18, 2018

Nine things to think about if considering going into private practice.

Private practices come in many flavors: solo, medium/small, large, multispecialty and health system/network owned/hybrid. Each of these practice types provides different levels of risk, independence, leadership opportunities and amount of say you have in the organization. At a recent AGA Practice Skills Workshop, Rig S. Patel, MD, president of Digestive Healthcare Pennsylvania, discussed nine things to consider when reviewing a private practice: 

  • Practice model. 
  • Location. 
  • The people. 
  • Your expected role. 
  • What you bring to the table. 
  • Stability of the practice. 
  • Comprehensive GI service line with access to other specialties of good quality. 
  • Financial. 
  • Time off/call as partner. 

Dr. Patel recommends you also partake in a bit of introspection — ask yourself who you are, what are your family values, what is your skill set and what career goals you have.  

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