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Patrick Dougherty

Patrick Dougherty

Patrick Dougherty is the General Manager at M-Scribe. Patrick has worked in the RCM field for 20 years. He was the founder and CEO of his own billing company before joining M-Scribe three years ago as the GM and VP of Business Development. Patrick enjoys golf, traveling and spending time with his family in North Georgia.

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Is Work-Life Balance for Physician Really Possible?

Patrick Dougherty

Work-life balance. It's a buzzword that continues to get a fair amount of attention across many industries. When it comes to the medical community, this concept is increasingly important as conversations around the depression, burnout and dissatisfaction that physicians commonly experience mean they face overall unhappiness regarding their career choice and its effects on their lives. 

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Topics: work-life balance for physician

6 Tips for Reduce Staff Turnover in a Medical Practice

Patrick Dougherty

Creating a functional and successful medical practice includes far more than just taking care of patients. Without engaged and trustworthy staff, it can be difficult to keep everything running smoothly.

Thankfully, there are a number of things you can do as a practice manager or owner that help keep employees happy for years or even decades to come. Here are six tips for reducing staff turnover in your medical practice.

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Topics: medical practice challenges, Staff Turnover in a Medical Practice

4 Reasons Your Medical Practice Should Offer Telemedicine

Patrick Dougherty

Telemedicine isn't just the future of medical care. It's here now and your medical practice needs to implement it. Still not sure if offering telemedicine is the right choice for your patients? Perhaps the reasons outlined below will convince you of its necessity. 

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10 Tips for Utilizing Social Media In Medical Practice

Patrick Dougherty

The era of relying on word-of-mouth to grow your medical practice is long over. These days, many people look to social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram to find a new healthcare practitioners. That's where putting in a little bit of effort can make a big difference.

Unfortunately, many doctors fail to see the benefit of this approach and struggle with how to market themselves via social media. That’s why we have put together this list of ten tips for utilizing social media to bring in more patients to your practice.

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Topics: small physician practice, social media in medical practice

Four Medical Practice Management Strategies to Increase Revenue Today

Patrick Dougherty

For many medical practices, office expenses are on the rise, regulatory demands have increased, and reimbursement from insurance companies may be declining. When your overhead continues to rise but your revenue per patient is staying flat, you may be tempted to see even more patients or perform more procedures. Unfortunately, this usually doesn’t work. You end working hard and faster, something that increasingly leads to dermatologist burnout. Instead of working harder, the key is to work smarter and increase efficiency. If your practice revenue has flatlined, the following four medical practice management strategies can help you reduce expenses and increase your revenue. 

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Topics: medical practice management, medical practice challenges

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A place for physicians and other healthcare stakeholders to share and discover information about everything related to running efficient medical practices.

Established in 2002 by a group of physicians, we are a national provider of medical billing services to group practices, clinics, and individual physicians. We also specialize in provider credentialing, payer contract reviews, and medical coding for a wide range of clients - from solo practitioners to multi-site, multi-specialty practices.

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