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practice management Optometry

Balancing work and home as an OD during the holidays
Balancing work and home as an OD during the holidaysTracy Schroeder Swartz, OD, FAAO describes how her life as an OD during the holidays changed over time. From after graduation to having her own family, Dr. Swartz finds that the balance has changed.
Real-life office policies for ODs
Real-life office policies for ODsI thought I would create office policies to control my office life because the patients will follow my long list of rules just like my children listen to rules at home. Feel free to use it at your office.
Pros and cons of offering professional courtesyProfessional courtesy, waiving all or part of professional fees, now has become a field day for lawyers and third-party carriers—and an unwary trap for the well-intentioned doctor.
3 steps to success in clinical practiceSo, in optometry, with online refractions, online sales of eyeglasses and contact lenses, and in the face of reduced insurance reimbursements, is true practice autonomy attainable?
The false security of a full scheduleIt is not uncommon to hear people talk about the health of their practices by confidently stating how far they are “booked out.” How long it takes for a patient to get an appointment is often a statement of practice wellness.
The benefits of cleaning out your practice
The benefits of cleaning out your practiceToday, I donated the suit that I got married in. Yep, I took it to the secondhand store and walked away.
6 financial challenges ODs will face in 2017
6 financial challenges ODs will face in 2017To gauge what the new year will bring, we asked experts to weigh in on what challenges they expect optometrists to face in 2017
ECPs share their New Year’s resolutions
ECPs share their New Year’s resolutionsAs we welcome a new year, now is a great time to look back at what we could have done better in 2016 and set goals for 2017. We asked eyecare professionals from around the country what their New Year’s resolutions are, both inside and outside of the practice.