News flash…They cancelled the Marcus Welby TV show. No, really, it is off the air.
As healthcare gets blown up and reconstructed, that version of independent medicine is gone and it isn’t coming back. If you are reading here in hopes of finding some magic potion that can lead back to the good old days, you will be disappointed. Besides, if I had a magic potion, don’t you think I’d use it on my personal bank account and give up non-reimbursed blogging about healthcare?
If you want to stay independent, if you want to control your own destiny, it is going to take a lot of work. You are going to have to give up some things that you have cherished in the past. Your thoughts about independence are going to have to be reformed. The way you operate will end up looking very different than the past.
So as one of my clients says, and he says it with the most beautiful Southern drawl, 'You're going to have to get your mind right.'
This is a big deal and you have to approach it accordingly. We're not going to be futzing around the edges here. This will not be just applying a new coat of paint and calling it done. Heavy lifting will be required.
Remember, there is always the employment alternative.