The diverse generations that are now a part of the work environment have unique perspectives and professional needs, and this holds true for rheumatology practices. Furthermore, senior and junior physicians have different work styles and needs. To succeed in this new era, both groups will have to learn from each other to make a practice successful and efficient. Here are a few tips to help.
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- The most important aspects of integrating new physicians into your practice are clear communication and understanding each other’s viewpoints.
- Make sure that the practice’s mission statement and values are explained to new physicians. Practice values will influence key decisions about patient care and the business side of the practice.
- It is also important that the senior physicians in the office become true mentors to new physicians and take the time to discuss patient interactions, problems, and questions. Training your new physicians shouldn’t stop at developing working relationships between fellow physicians. It is important to include your nursing and administrative staff as well.
Ensuring that new physicians integrate successfully into your practice is essential to the longevity of your working relationships and the stability of your practice. Remember, communication is the key. For more information on new physician integration or practice management, contact the ACR practice management department at (404) 633-3777.