Do you want better days? Here's how you can improve in 4 easy steps!
Editor’s Note: Welcome to “Eye Catching: Let's Chat,” a blog series featuring contributions from members of the ophthalmic community. These blogs are an opportunity for ophthalmic bloggers to engage with readers with about a topic that is top of mind, whether it is practice management, experiences with patients, the industry, medicine in general, or healthcare reform. The series continues with this blog by Donna Suter, president of Suter Consulting Group. The views expressed in these blogs are those of their respective contributors and do not represent the views of Ophthalmology Times or UBM Medica.
"I want better days." This line from an episode of “The Good Doctor” holds the key to your success as a practice owner. I suggest that the following are as true for you as they were for the characters in the episode, titled “Aftermath.”
- You want to be respected as a doctor and your day shines a little less bright when someone second-guesses your decisions.
- You aren’t really ‘friends’ with all of your co-workers, but it would be nice to ‘do lunch’ together.
- You feel like you don’t really have any close friends. No one you can have a big belly laugh with or be silly.
- You feel you’re forced into putting work and patient care in front of important personal relationships.
If the show writers of this series can resolve these heavy emotions you are feeling in 50 minutes, this writer can offer corresponding rules and guidance in 1,200 words or less.