Health Care Practice – 1 year later

Happy Anniversary Aberdeen Primary Care We opened our doors August 1, 2006 and this past year has literally flown by. I’ve learned a lot of good things, and things I could’ve passed on. Either way it has been an incredible learning and growing experience.

Hearts Made Happy – Health Coaching, NP Style

A recent discussion on the NP List has been about health coaching. This discussion I believe, started with a post about a new “business” called Health Coaching, where the people being trained were non-professionals

Prescription Writing Law for Medicaid Patients

Tucked away in the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act of 2007, is a little known law that takes effect 10/1/2007 that will impact all practices seeing Medicaid patients. This law, once it is implemented, will require us to write Medicaid prescriptions on special tamper-resistant prescription pads or use …

Grant Writing for Your Practice

The July 2007 issue of Advance for Nurse Practitioners published an article, Writing to Get The Grant, by Jean Nagelkerk, NP which discusses the various steps it takes to get a grant.  She talks about the steps to get started, the common elements of a grant, where to start and what to avoid. Take a peak at …

Marketing Your Practice Revisited

For any practice, the lifeblood comes from our patients. If we have no patients, we have no income and no business. Oftentimes when we think of marketing, we think of advertising which causes us to see dollar signs all over the place. But does marketing have to cost lots of money?