Make Sense of Management (So You Can Actually Practice Medicine)

When you first decided to pursue a career in medicine, you probably didn’t expect to be spending so much time dealing with the mundane realities of running a business: hiring and evaluating staff, inventory management, taxes and building codes, advertising and marketing, customer service, etc. You presumably didn’t do it because you love dealing with insurance, billing, coding, and compliance.

Making sense of management can open up time and opportunitiesYou went in medicine to help people overcome their pain. So why are you spending so much of your time doing things that are, at best, only tangentially related to the patient care you trained for?

That’s why the AAPPM was founded. No matter how smart or how well trained you may be, it’s virtually impossible to be fully prepared and perfectly knowledgeable on all the dozens of aspects that go into running a successful podiatry practice.

  • Are you sick of spending the last two hours of every day catching up on your notes and billing?
  • Are you wasting valuable time dealing with meetings when you could be seeing more patients?
  • Do you feel like you’re pouring every waking hour, including weekends, into keeping your practice running just to provide care four days per week?

There’s a better way. When you join the AAPPM, you gain access to training, tools, resources, documentation, workshops, consultations, and even certification programs that help you and your staff navigate the often confounding and changing waters of medicine and business. More than that, though, you join a fellowship of more than 1,000 podiatric professionals who have been there before, understand what you’re going through, and can support you by sharing their struggles, mistakes, and successes. It’s no surprise, then, that AAPPM members earn 20.5% more income than non-members.

Some of us have big dreams about developing multi-location practices that dominating their market or region. Others of us simply want to reduce the stress and workload on the practice management side so we can spend more time actually practicing medicine, and spend more time with our families and hobbies, too. Whatever your goals, the AAPPM can help you achieve them. For more information, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or review our website—and click here to learn a little bit more about our next exciting conference this fall in Atlanta.