I love dentistry….if it wasn’t for the people. It can be a very unprofessional profession to say the least. 80% of the doctors I speak with are upset about PPO’s, swear at the insurance companies, are ashamed of the profession, shout their disapproval with what is happening (Like Delta announcing a reduction in reimbursement)….yet they do absolutely NOTHING to change the situation! Year after year, complaint after complaint, phone call after phone call ….doctors saying the same thing. Dentists have told me they hate going to work. Attending conferences can hurt as I sit through the conversations about ‘being in network’. Some are still blaming the recession of 2008 and how they had to sign up for every PPO. I know it seems a lot easier to do nothing but it doesn’t make the problem go away. In fact it’s hurting your bottom line and your physical well being. And the stress it causes within the team because they are working with a frustrated leader is evident both with the team and your patients. So why are the other 20% succeeding and doing so well? They decided ‘enough is enough’, put their money where their mouth is and they have created a strategic plan to determine when the practice can support changing to ‘fee for service’ or at least dropping a majority of PPO’s that are causing them to work twice as hard for half the money. (Picture a hamster running on a wheel) If you’re laughing now, or have decided that you couldn’t possibly drop your PPO’s, you’re probably part of the 80%. Well at least you get your cardio workout each day as you run from op to op, have no lunch and run late every day.
When you’re ready to make a change, call me. 844-552-7100