Work with Barbara C Phillips, NP, FAANP

I am frequently asked by someone if I have some time to “chat” or if they can “pick my brain”. Unfortunately, I often have to say no because of time constraints. The thing is, I hate saying no! So I compiled a list of alternatives. A win-win for all.

Here are several ways you can learn from me, get answers to your questions, or just in general “pick my brain”.

1. Search any of my websites. I have been publishing on since 2006 and as you can imagine there are hundreds of articles, videos, and audio files that may answer your questions. All you need to do is look in the right sidebar for the search box.

2. Subscribe to our email list. You’ll find articles on all sorts of topics having to do with the business of being a healthcare provider in today’s healthcare environment. You’ll find a sign-up box (with various freebies) on the right-hand side of any of our websites. Once signed up, you’ll receive 1-2 emails per week with updates as to what is going on. You can always check our event calendar as well.

3. Join our NPBO™ Private Community for healthcare providers with a focus on business and business building. Member’s get exclusive access to private office hours, group coaching circles, health insurance, discounts and more. And they have their own private community site where they can network in a safe and comfortable environment.

4. Purchase any of our products and courses, or private consulting at 

5. Book me to speak at your live or virtual conference. In addition to my own monthly webinars and webinars for other organizations, I have been speaking at conferences since 2007 as a keynote, general session, breakout session and workshop presenter on topics pertinent to the business of healthcare and the business of being a healthcare provider, including marketing, social media, and entrepreneurship.

7. Hire me as your coach/consultant. I absolutely love coaching and consulting. We have limited slots available for laser-focused 1:1 sessions as well as ongoing private coaching. As time allows, we periodically offer group coaching programs. Send us an email if you need further information on this.

Due to frequent request, we’ve just started 15 Minute Strategy Sessions. They are quite powerful (I do them myself with my own coaches). Check this out to see if it might be a fit for you.  Otherwise, go ahead and contact us if you need more.

If you have something else in mind, other than what is outlined above, please feel free to contact us and someone on our team will get back to you.

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  1. Dear Barbara,

    I was a cancer patient consequently, I would like to make in appointment with Nurse Pam MacDonald. How I found out about Pam? I was reading Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Wishes Fulfilled and he was saying how pam was able to correct unhealthy nutritional habits.
    Please I look forward to your prompt respond.

    Kindly yours,


    Jannette Laulainen, 760-989-0190 Cell

  2. I’d love to know how much it would cost to set up a clinic and what you charge as well.

  3. Emmanuel, the cost to start a business varies greatly. It really all depends on what you are doing, where you are doing it, etc.

    To learn more about our programs, please visit


  4. Hi Barbara,
    I’m interested in setting up a mental health private practice as psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I would like some information on how to go about it and what it will entail. I would love to utilize your services for some guidance. Thank you!

  5. Start with researching what your state says if anything about APRNs in business. It’s important to know your scope of practice, collaboration and the like. Visit us at for further information on how we can help. Thanks for stopping by Michelle!

  6. if im an agacnp can I still open up a mental health clinic? and if so, would it be out of my scope of practice to provide care for this patients? would I need to hire pmhnps to manage these clients/patients while I oversee?

  7. Nina, it’s most important you understand the scope of practice and the business laws for your state as they all vary somewhat. Primary care NPs are educated to manage mild mental health – for example, depression and anxiety…until they become extreme. I personally would opt to have a PMHNP see these patients as well as those with other conditions that fall in their scope of practice. It’s best for the patient’s safety and well being.

  8. Hi Barbara, Is the information contained within “bill it right, code it right” more comprehensive and detailed than what is outlined / contained in the main business “NPBO starter kit? I’m wondering which course may be the better option for me. thanks.

  9. Hi Lynn, It really depends on what you need. The billing course is designed to be stand-alone, specifically for learning how to bill on your own or teach someone on your staff how to do the billing. Does that help? Let me know if you have additional questions.

  10. Good Morning,

    I am a DNP prepared CPNP-PC planning to establish a non-profit, primary/urgent care peds clinic to serve medically underserved children in my area in Los Angeles, California. Do you recommend any NP business consultants in this area? Need guidance to established efficiently.

  11. Hello Mrs. Phillips, I was given your information by a friend that I was confiding in about my plan to open a practice but felt lost and not knowing where to start. I look forward to learning from you and I hope to have a prosperous practice. I have no worries about the clinical part of it, I’m concerned about the business side. Just want to make sure that I am compliant and keep my doors open.


  12. Hi Sharonda, I’m so glad you have joined us in the Membership! Please make sure you join in at NPBO Circle Community (the link is in the membership) and introduce yourself! I’m looking forward to watching you succeed in your goals!

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