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I am a female dentist. How do I start my own private practice?

I have recently graduated from Dental School. I am looking for a job as an Associate with a dental office/group. I want to start my own private practice within one year. HOW should I proceed? WHAT do i need to know? WHERE should i consider locating?
Does anyone know of any ASSOCIATE positions leading to a buy-in in the Houston’s NW or W or SW area?

Two of our local dentist have just recently taken in recent dental school graduates. Maybe you can find an older dentist that wants to retire soon.The location is up to you. I live in Indiana, and I know a dentist that would take you in as a partner.



I just started learning medical transcription, you have an answer key?

I purchased a book called Medical Transcription Fundamentals and Practice. There is a dictation CD in there…but I transcribed the first dictation, and I want to know how bad i did, but I can’t get into the keys. I looked in help, and it says I need a password. Where do I go to get that? Do you know the password?

contact the company from which you purchased your book/cd.



Do you think doctors shold have less extensive medical school practice?

How come a surgeon earns $70,000 for repairing and casting a broken leg? Surely, two hours of even difficulty of this magnitude doesn’t deserve such absurd pay. But you have to consider that one of the things you’re really paying for is giving the surgeon retribution for putting in 12-16 years of time into medical school.

From what I understand that is why medical care is so expensive, and why the general population has to use insurance, instead of paying everything out of pocket, and basically any healthcare crisis.

A doctor should be well practiced and educated, but when is it too much? Are we going to start making doctors do 50 years of medical school so that they will never make a mistake? Many other countries don’t require more than 2-4 years of medical school for doctors, and as such medical care is much cheaper and nobody even needs insurance.

You see the solution to any healthcare crisis we might be in is not Obama’s socialism. It’s less medical school for doctors.

the key words here are "from what I understand"
you got some one your numbers a little off and your logics a bit backwards
you pay the surgeon a lot because if he messes up u will sue him for a lot of money
if the doctors go through less school, they will mess up more and be sued more often for lots of money
do you see where i am going with this?

theres too many factors for there to only be one simple answer such as "make med school less expensive"

try and guess how expensive a cadaver is for a dissection class



Medical practice and how it conflicts with different cultures?

I need to write a paper on how specific cultures confict with medical practice, and I need an interesting topic!! Some examples include doctors dealing with jehovah’s witness patients; how it’s against their religion to have blood transfusions, or christian scientists, who are not allowed to have any medical treatment. Basically, anything where science conflicts with culture. Any ideas? Thanks! =)

It would be a mistake to suggest that Jehovah’s Witnesses have any conflict with science. In fact, around the globe they have excellent programs in place to cooperate with and assist the medical community in developing and implementing alternative medical technologies which respect their religious beliefs.

Again, Jehovah’s Witnesses have NO CONFLICT with "science". They simply believe that the scriptures demonstrate a clear pattern indicating the sacredness with which Jehovah God views all creature blood.

Predates Mosaic Law.
For example, over a thousand years before the birth of Moses, the pre-Israel, pre-Jewish, pre-Hebrew man Noah received what the scriptures record as only the second restrictive command on humans (after Garden of Eden’s tree):

"Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; and as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. For your lifeblood I will surely require a reckoning; of every beast I will require it [that is, lifeblood] and of man" (Genesis 9:3-5)

Jewish Law.
Later, God’s feeling regarding blood was codified into the Mosaic Law. This part of the Law dealing with blood was unique in that it applied, not just to Israel, but also to non-Jewish foreigners among them. It’s also interesting that besides forbidding the consumption of blood, the Law also mandated that it be ‘poured out on the ground’, not used for any purpose.

"No person among you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger who sojourns among you eat blood. Any man also of the people of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among them, who takes in hunting any beast or bird that may be eaten shall pour out its blood and cover it with dust." (Lev 17:12,13)

By comparison, it’s significant that the Law also forbid the consumption of ceremonial animal fat, but that didn’t apply to non-Jewish foreigners and it DID allow the fat to be used for other purposes.

"The LORD said to Moses, "Say to the people of Israel, You shall eat no fat, of ox, or sheep, or goat. The fat of an animal that dies of itself, and the fat of one that is torn by beasts, may be put to any other use" (Lev 7:22-24)

Early Christian era.
The Christian era ended the validity of the Mosaic Law, but remember that the restriction on eating blood preceded the Mosaic Law by over a thousand years. Still, does the New Testament indicate that Jehovah God changed his view of blood’s sacredness?

"[God] freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses" (Eph 1:6,7)

"[God’s] beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins… and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood" (Colossians 1:13-20)

"we should not trouble those of the Gentiles who turn to God, but should write to them to abstain from the pollutions of idols and from unchastity and from what is strangled and from blood." (Acts 15:19,20)

"For it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things: that you abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols and from blood and from what is strangled and from unchastity." Acts 15:28,29

Modern times
Some will claim that the bible’s command to "abstain" from blood only applies to eating it, and does not apply to the use of blood for other purpose. If that form of respect for blood were common among Christendom, one might wonder then why so many (who ostensibly follow the book of Acts) so happily eat their blood sausage and blood pudding if they truly respect blood according to some limited understanding of Acts 15:20,29. In fact, respect for blood and for Acts and for the Scriptures themselves is too rare among even supposedly god-fearing persons.

An honest review of the Scriptural pattern over the millenia from Noah to the Apostle Paul teaches humans that blood is to be used for a single purpose: acknowledging the Almighty. Otherwise, for centuries the instruction was to simply dispose of it; ‘poor it upon the ground’. When Jehovah’s Witnesses pursue non-blood medical management, they are working to honor and obey their Creator.

Learn more:

http://watchtower.org/library/hb/index.htm

http://watchtower.org/library/vcnb/article_01.htm



Is the 1-Doctor practice dead? Does anyone have a family doctor or pediatrician who is not part of a ‘clinic’?

When I was a kid, growing up in a medium-to-large sized city, our doctor ran his office with the help of two or three nurses and a receptionist. Fast forward a few decades, and I know of no doctor who has such a practice, by himself. My current family doctor, whom I am happy with, is part of a medical associates company that has about a dozen doctors. I see only him when I have an appointment. It isn’t a clinic in the strictest sense. But I am just wondering if anyone goes to a doctor who isn’t part of a larger group these days? Judging from my region of the country, one doctor to one office seems part of the past.

Related: Does anyone know if there is any incentive to join a group, if you are a new doctor, besides the money one? Have insurance companies forced this sort of "pooling" of doctors into companies?

You are right. I think the cost of liability insurance has forced this issue. But, I think this is better because this way, other doctors will cover for your doctor when he/she is away and they will have access to your files.



How are new private medical practices started?

do doctors just start them up from scratch, or are there consulting firms or something of that nature that get them all sent up? seems kinda daunting with everything that goes into it. anybody know some names of such firms if they do exist?
i mean like a doctor’s office…. if i a doctor wanted to open his own office (practice) how do they go about doing that (and i realize things are going the opposite way, from private practices to doctors being employees). does the doctor do all the work setting the place up themselves or are there businesses that help get them established?
no im actually a Pharm.D student, im doing an entreprenurial project for school and im suppose to come up with a new pharmacy related business/business plan. clinical pharmacy is expected to start booming since medicare is in the process of giving pharmacists billing codes for cognitive services. my idea was to start a consulting firm that helps get clinical pharmacists into business, provides them with support materials like software, forms, etc (surveys/studies show most pharmacists dont feel comfortable with marketing and business aspects). i wasnt sure if similar firms existed for MD practices or how they get into business and whether it could be a profitable idea or not

This is what I have done for years. There are firms to do this yet they are quite expensive and it is much more in your interest to do it yourself. Are you asking for you (md) or is this answer suitable? Please type in any additional facts – where located / specialty, as i have just been going thru my paper work to disgard…

And what the heck is Michael Angelo above talking about?? They certainly still do occur, tho group practices have become a bit more common. Private practice can still be successful.. and there are many. … and if you still need codes for your request i have them all- as i most often set up urology practices.



Can you start your own business as a Dental Hygienist (i.e. run a dental van or private practice)?

I am considering a career in the healthcare field and would like to someday start my own business.

depending on which state you live in the US.
Most states require that a dental practice be owned by a dentist. Some states even regulate the number of offices a dentist can own.
Some states I believe Colorado is one, allows hygienist to own a hygiene practice on his/her own without dentist supervision.



Do I have to be a doctor to own a medical practice?

If its just medical consulting no procedures, Are there any guidelines as to how to start

You can OWN a consulting practice, but you can’t be the one giving out the actual advice unless you are either a doctor or a nurse practitioner.In other words, you can own the business and hire docs and nurses to give out the advice. A nurse (R.N.) can also give out medical advice, within the guidelines and accepted practices of an R.N. as outlined by the Board of Registered Nurses for his/her state.



Which is easier to become, a successful architect or doctor?

i want atleast 6 figures… i dont care how much i have to go schoo…
someone said this..
It’s probably easier to become a doctor, so start with med school. Then AFTER you have your doctor’s degree, then go back to architect school via night classes while practicing medicine to pay the bills. Then when you have both accredations, you can choose which one to practice full time, or for the rest of your life.
what do u think??
And i’m not in for just the money, I am very passionate, I would love to help cure and treat people, both physically and mentally. Hope you did not see my questions as just a scheme to find the fastest way to get rich. I am very ambitious, I believe that I could be a great architect, but even better doctor. You tell me, what I should do. Yes it would be hard to do both, and I may have the dedication, but not the time. I will not be able to be great in both. Doctors are rewarded by prestige, honour, and respect because they save n change lives. Architects are artistic, they create, inspire, and play with nature to inorder to show man or woman’s true capablities. They too are respected highly, but they do not have the responsiblities of lives at hand, surely they can create faulty buildings, but then ofcourse they are tested, before they are built. Doctors and architects both have to work hard at becoming good at thier jobs, it is surely not easy.
I am willing to go the extramiles and hrs of continous study. More than money I want to contribute to my society.

You make them both sound very promising.But both jobs have pros and cons….agreed,a doctor occupation makes u feel good about urself that you have helped someone get better.
Architect is less about other people,its about wat we like to do.More or less,both jobs will need dedication,but the doctor seems to have an edge over itself as you can get resruited by any major hospitals but architects??never hear alot of them happening.So we have to make a name for ourselves.
None of them is easy,they both require dediaction and hard work.Decide properly and NEVER look back……

by the way,i hope i can answer ur questions now.




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