Lauren Wheeler, BCPA, MD
Dr. Lauren Wheeler is a former family medicine physician who currently works as a healthcare advocate and medical editor. She is now and has always been a writer. You can get in touch with her about anything writing or advocacy at her website: www.lostcoastadvocacy.com.
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How to conduct local market research to establish a community-focused medical practice
Deciding your practice’s focus based on your community’s needs is crucial for a successful medical start-up. Setting up a dermatology practice in an already-competitive area would likely lead to frustration, for instance. Accurate market research is the key to identifying community needs and choosing the best location for your practice. There are multiple methods for […]
5 fresh marketing ideas for your new medical practice
Stand out from your competition by executing fresh marketing campaigns for your medical practice.
The importance of tools and emerging technology for your new medical practice
Learn what to prioritize when choosing technology for a new medical practice.
Where to post job ads for your medical practice
Need to staff your medical practice? Find out where to post your job ads, from healthcare job boards to social media sites like LinkedIn and Twitter.
What to know about insurance credentialing when starting your own practice
There are many steps involved in getting your practice up and functioning. One of the items to check off your list as soon as possible is getting credentialed with various insurance companies.
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5 steps to successfully onboard new employees at your medical practice
Better healthcare onboarding is an important part of practice management. Here’s how to do it correctly.
Unlock provider profiles to manage your online reputation
Do you know where your information is online? Discover how to find and optimize your provider profiles and manage your online reputation.
Securing funding for a new medical practice
One of the first steps in opening a practice is funding it. Here’s what you need to know about getting healthcare practice loans.
How digital experiences affect patient satisfaction scores
Find out how implementing digital experiences can make a positive impact on patient satisfaction.
Key mindset shifts to becoming a self-employed physician
Consider these mindset shifts when making the transition to becoming self-employed.
How to start a new medical practice: The definitive guide
If you’re considering opening a practice and want step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process, you’ve found the right resource.
4 ways patients find doctors online
Where do patients find healthcare providers? Here are the top 4 places patients search for doctors and dentists online — and how to stand out.
Free template: How to create a business plan for your new practice
Your medical practice business plan is a living document that evolves as your practice grows. Here’s how to build it from scratch.
8 medical website best practices for doctors and dentists
What impression does your practice website make? Dive into the top 8 best practices for doctors and dentists to elevate your site and attract patients.
How to process insurance claims for medical practices
For medical practices that accept insurance, insurance claims are a crucial part of managing accounts receivable.
Why patients demand flexibility from their healthcare provider
Flexibility in healthcare matters to patients. Here’s how to increase your flexibility — not your workload.
Why medical practice website design fails to attract patients
If your medical practice’s website design is failing to attract and retain patients, you may need to ensure you have these 5 key items on your site.
Ozempic in America: What’s the real impact? A survey reveals details
Diabetes and weight loss drug Ozempic has gone viral — causing a shortage. Find out its side effects, alternatives, broader impacts, and who wants it most.
What is the patient experience, and why is it important for independent medical practices?
Patient experience impacts all aspects of your practice. Learn how to improve it, including using technology that supports the patient’s needs and preferences.