Psychiatry Business Tips for 2011

February 20, 2011

As a part of my continuing business education I follow the writing of several bloggers. One is Daniel Scocco of

In a recent article he made a few suggestions for getting off to a good start successfully blogging in 2011. I liked them and thought I’d adapt them to my purposes here at Daniel’s recommendations are as follows.


  1. Learn new things
  2. Move closer to your ideal lifestyle.
  3. Work on projects you love and are proud of.

In addition to reading business blogs I am learning more about business reading Josh Kaufman’s The Personal MBA, Master the Art of Business. I am determined to prove that physicians can be excellent business people. On another front I am slowly approaching the idea of going paperless in my office. Kourosh Dini’s expertise in using OmniFocus may well move me further in that direction. See for yourself at I am also studying Spanish using Rosetta Stone. This is in the service of number two on Daniel’s list.

A fantasy of mine is to live part of the year in Santiago, Chile. My wife and I have traveled to Chile twice. I have fallen completely in love with the place and long to live there. It will happen. The details are yet to materialize, but they will. Learning Spanish, taking more trips, and asking questions about doing business there will bring the answers.

ClearLifePath Consulting is my newest project. As my eBook nears completion I will recoup my writing time for contributing to this blog. The book is tentatively titled Core Business Competencies of a Concierge Psychiatrist, A Primer. In it I spell out in detail how to set up and run my kind of psychiatric/psychotherapy practice. This project is a direct outgrowth of my love of psychiatry and especially teaching psychiatric residents. It may be an old fashioned idea but one of the central tenets of the Hippocratic Oath, actually the first phrase after praising a number of gods is as follows:

To consider dear to me, as my parents, him who taught me this art; to live in common with him and, if necessary, to share my goods with him; To look upon his children as my own brothers, to teach them this art.

In a modern context I interpret that to mean that I will teach those that come after me, so to speak, as much as possible about the practice of my art. I love this work and am very proud of it.

What are your three items? Perhaps you have a few more that you could add. Please do so by leaving a comment.  I invite you to follow me here as I have much more to say about this most fascinating business.


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