Today I received an email from an NP who is looking at starting up her practice in a community a few hours away from me. One of her questions to me is about taking calls.
Several months ago, I wrote an article – Business Nuts and Bolts – that was published this week in Advance for Nurse Practitioners.
When we start out thinking about building a practice, sometimes we have on rose colored glasses. We think of all sorts of wonderful things, sometimes glossing over the negative items.. Anyone will tell you that is the worst way to start a business.
A wonderful resource of NP’s is the various email list that is under the umbrella of NP Central. There is so much teaching, learning, sharing and support that goes on – it’s truly amazing. I’ve been on those lists for at least the last 10 years (most likely more) and there is something I’ve seen …
We have a dilemma that I never even considered when we opened our doors: missing equipment and supplies.
I got an email from Carla asking the following question: I would like to know if you know of a good source to get patient initial intake/history forms, and the demographic forms? I would like to get a template that I can put my own name on.
When starting a practice, you are faced with all sorts of fees – licenses (business and professional), liability insurance, startup equipment (clinical and clerical), legal fees, salaries, and the like. You might be tempted to fore go the business insurance…not a good thing to do. I didn’t…and boy was I glad this morning when I …