Don't settle for second-rate
Q: When a doctor left our practice last week, I was relieved. She openly disagreed with our hospital's vision. But now that the work is piling up, the practice is considering asking her back. How can I convince my team that this is a bad idea?
So try pointing out the positives. First, waiting to hire the best doctor will help your practice and patients in the long run. Second, the vacant position provides opportunities for team members to grow. Train more team members to take radiographs, draw blood samples, and educate clients. And while you're at it, work on finding ways to use the existing doctors' time more efficiently.