The Rheumatologist—November 17, 2015
Karen Appold, a writer for The Rheumatologist, reports that there are several factors to consider when starting and building a medical practice, including accessibility, population demographics, competition, need and cost.
Alana B. Levine, MD, a rheumatologist at Hospital for Special Surgery, explains how her practice and its patients have benefited from being affiliated and in close proximity to Hospital for Special Surgery as well as other health care organizations. According to the article, Dr. Levine says it’s ideal to have her practice located in a building that offers other medical services patients may need, such as orthopedics, radiology and physical therapy, among other specialties. "This offers efficiency for my patients and easy coordination between me and other providers," she says. "I recommend considering such a model to optimize the patient experience."
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