Obstacles to Starting a Nurse Practitioner Practice with Quentin Caswell & Carl Lewis on NPBusiness.ORG

Obstacles to Starting a Nurse Practitioner Practice

There are a lot of obstacles to starting a practice, but how would you react if you were harassed by state officials for starting a practice? How much would you put up with?

Meet Carl Smith and Quentin Caswell, nurse practitioners with a private practice in Joplin, MO. They have been through several collaborating physicians while dealing with harassment from the medical board in MO in the early years of their practice.

Now open 9 years, things have settled down and their practice is thriving.

What lessons will you pick up in this episode of the NP Business Matters podcast?

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I look forward to hearing your thoughts and questions about this episode in the comments below. What obstacles have you run into when getting started? Did you have to jump through more hoops than you anticipated?

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  1. Thank you for sharing Carl and Quentin’s story. It encourages me to know that is possible to have a thriving NP partnership business.
    In starting a partnership business, what do I need do to reduce practice style disagreements that my partner and I may have? We are about to get started however there has been quite a number of disagreements already.
    Thank you.

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    One of the things that should happen before you even consider starting the business with someone is to have a heart-to-heart hard conversation. What is the mission of the company? What are the value statements? Do you each agree? What is your operating agreement? Do you have a plan to work out disagreements or concerns? Is it in writing?

    There is a lot of up-front work when working with partners that needs to be done, needs to be in writing.

    Whenever you are considering partnerships, I highly recommend you work with an attorney to draw up the legal papers for partnership. It protects both parties.

  3. Oh my goodness!! What an amazing, encouraging tails of events. Thank you for sharing, I am working toward my MSN degree and your events have lots of jewels to be aware of. Thanks again!!

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  5. I plan on opening my own clinic in the next 3-6months in MO and found this info to be very insightful! Thanks guys for sharing how you handled the harassment.

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