3 questions dentists should ask before giving raises

Your loyal hygienist of 10 years just asked for a raise. She tells you she’s struggling to make ends meet, and if you could just bump her pay a little, it would be a huge help. Without hesitating, you agree. You’re happy to reward her for her dedication to your practice, and you’re sure you can spare an extra $2 an hour. The problem is, you have no idea what this pay increase will do to your bottom line.

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The 3 big reasons why your team members are quitting]

Most office managers aren’t worried about hiring someone who will quit in a week, though, because it rarely happens. A bigger concern is having an excellent team member who isn’t happy in the long run. You can give them money, you can give them a great team, or you can give them opportunity for growth, but unless they have all three, they’re probably going to search for greener pastures.

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The Rise of the M.D./M.B.A. Degree – The Atlantic

The Rise of the M.D./M.B.A. Degree – The Atlantic.

The best solution to our Health Care Challenge will emerge from the “new” physician executives emerging from MBA programs.

This is a great article that describes this newest trend in medicine.

Physicians, for the benefit of their patients, must not relinquish all control and decisions to a “non-physician” executive team.  By becoming executive themselves,  they will provide greater value to their patients and the healthcare system.