What Doctors Don’t Understand About the “Value” of the Service They Provide

Confession: I spend quite a bit of time on Twitter. I use the platform as a tool for research. I believe that Twitter is the closest thing that we have as a society to show us what people really think and believe, unfiltered. A while back, I got into a bit of “rap battle” on […]

Being a Physician: The Environment has Changed

The environment for today’s – and tomorrow’s – practicing physician has already changed. The costs of managing a successful practice has risen, in matters of time, money, and, especially, complexity due to increased regulations and insurance demands. Matters are only made worse given the projections that there will be a shortage of practicing doctors. While […]

The #1 Question from Red-Pilled Physicians

How do I get more patients? – every Doctor in America who is either struggling or considering going independent This seems like a simple question. But, when considered through the lens of human decision-making, it becomes much more complex. It’s important because, if a doctor doesn’t have patients, that doctor doesn’t get paid, and that […]

The 8 Problems with Direct Care Medicine

On occasion, we’re given the opportunity to participate with, or listen to, a group of doctors. As you likely know, there are many groups and subgroups of doctors around the country trying to figure out a “better way.” (One such group that we really like is Practicing Physicians of America.) The Impact Physician platform believes in, […]

Hope and Confusion vs. Ignorance and Arrogance

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge. – Charles Darwin It is more common than not for physicians who are trying to navigate the complexities of business ownership by themselves deal with quite a bit of cognitive dissonance. Great things are accomplished in life when individuals have more confidence in themselves than what the […]

Providers are White Collar Factory Workers

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. – Napoleon Bonaparte Most doctors are stuck in an Industrial Revolution mindset. The second half of the 20th century was an anomaly relative to all of human history. Not just the technological advancements, but the idea that, in the future, if […]

Impact Physician Launches the Impact Physician Podcast

The Impact Physician Podcast has been launched with 5 main objectives: 1. To advocate for free market capitalism in the medical and healthcare industries 2. To promote the combination of business ownership and the art of medicine 3. To educate physicians on what business options they actually have 4. To celebrate and highlight impact physicians […]

Save the Physician, Save the World?

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy From September of 2006 through February of 2010, there was a science fiction series on America television called Heroes. The series was about how ordinary humans discovered they had superhuman abilities and how these characters dealt with the changes […]

Physician, Red Pill Thyself (1 of 3)

Physician, red pill thyself. You are likely familiar with a similar phrase: Physician, heal thyself. This phrase is most widely attributed to Jesus, who was referencing a Greek proverb. It’s interesting to note that the account was written by Jesus’ disciple, Luke, who was himself a physician.  “Physician, heal thyself” refers to the idea that […]

Welcome to the Revolution

”For Those Who are About to Rock, We Salute You.” – AC/DC  A warning to Doctors seeking free market solutions for health care: Throughout all of human history, when armies go off to battle to take (back) what is rightfully theirs, the armies have typically been sent off to great fanfare. “Yay, for our side!” […]

Titans Shaking Up Healthcare?

January 30, 2018. We normally do not start a post with a date – but it is an important date (at least if you base importance by the amount of news coverage). Amazon, Berkshire, and JPM are setting up a joint venture to provide health-care services for their employees. The statement from the companies listed […]