It was an interesting day. I had a meal with my old SPs. Hadn’t seen them since I left. We seem to be on good terms. They talked to me about the possibility of rejoining them with my new business. I can’t see it happening while I’m in debt. They also described how Group Health insurance had called them last year (as we were trying to contract with them) and wanted to know about me. Group Health expressed great fear about doing business with a PA. Finally I have the smoking gun, the proof that the reason they refused to do business with me is because I’m a PA.
I see no major crises in the near future, however, a crises is never more than a certified letter or a phone call away.
I’m poised to start paying off debt. I will start with corporate credit cards, then start repaying me for my personal loan to the company. I dream of a day when I would be debt free.
I’ve also noticed a new, better tribe of patients coming through my doors. I think it is because they have to wait longer to get in, and they have to come from a greater distance . . . they are therefore more motivated to get better. There is nothing I dislike more than patients who have no desire to get better but use every visit to argue with you. I’ve had a week of wonderful patients, smart people who want so much to get better and whom I’m quite confident I can help.
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