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When a Physician Leaves a Practice, What Happens to Their Patients?

Generally, healthcare practices today employ several physicians to cover the needs of all their patients — but what happens when one of them leaves the practice?

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What is an Operating Agreement?

An operating agreement is a contract that outlines how a Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC) will function from its inception. It can diffuse potential disputes between members if the agreement addresses certain areas of concern for the PLLC.   For example, … Continue reading

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Startup Costs Associated with Opening a Medical Practice

When practitioners are thinking about opening up their own practice, regardless of specialty or field, there are a couple of concepts for them to consider to make sure that it’s a viable option for them.

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Upcoming Seminar: The Ethics of Networking for Law Professionals

This September I am co-presenting a seminar at the New York County Lawyers Association and through Lawline at New York Law School with Janet Falk of Falk Communications and Research on the topic “Ethically Strengthen Your Networking Skills.”  During the … Continue reading

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Can “Employed” Practitioners Protect Their Ideas & Inventions?

An employment agreement often includes language that prevents or limits a practitioner from taking ownership of their own intellectual property (IP).  This can include IP such as research, inventions, patents or trademarks.  Before joining a practice, practitioners should be aware … Continue reading

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Reflections on the 9-Year Anniversary of My Practice

This month, my practice turns nine. Back when I first began, I was not quite sure where the business would lead me — and I am happy to say that the opportunities I have had surpass anything that I could … Continue reading

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Practitioners: Define and Clarify Your Outside Activity Limitations

When a practitioner joins a new practice, the employer wants the employee to dedicate all of their professional time to the practice. They generally do not want practitioners to engage in outside activities — even though it is on their … Continue reading

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First Job? Protect Your Career By Asking the Right Questions

Practitioners who are close to completing their residency or fellowship often have many questions about their first employment contract and the various clauses within it. I regularly provide educational seminars to residents and fellows at metropolitan hospitals in numerous specialty … Continue reading

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Tele-Health and Compliance: Important Considerations You Need to Consider

Tele-practice is becoming increasingly common. Consultations, as well as tele-health care, are provided via Skype, Zoom or other video-conferencing platforms that preclude the need for geographical proximity between doctor and patient. For practitioners who choose to utilize this type of … Continue reading

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Ready to Buy a Practice? 3 Guidelines for Practitioners

Practitioners who are ready for the next phase of their career — or eager to hit the ground running — may consider purchasing an existing practice. If you are weighing that option, here are some questions and negotiable points to … Continue reading

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