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  1. Anyone have a sample practice agreement I can view to modify and make one for my office? I had used the old delegation of services agreement from Capa in the beginning and modified to meet our private practice needs. Thanks in advance! pw I did find one in here, but it's not able to be edited, so I guess I will need to type it. : https://www.capanet.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Nov-Dec-19-CAPA-Magazine-Final-for-Web-11-22-19.pdf
  2. I still call it "Cali". I moved to Cali in 2000. Maybe it's more common in my area. I'm in Bakersfield, or Bako as we call it. ?
  3. I went. It was good! Nice cool weather, good CME.
  4. I wear a dress typically. No white coat. My SP doesn't wear a white coat either. We are in family medicine, private practice.
  5. It wasn't required for my program. I opted out. I work in Family Med private practice.
  6. They were good. I didn't do the PI CME as I'm still on the 6 year rotation and don't need them yet.
  7. I just reserved a room at the Palm Springs Hilton for the CAPA meeting, for October 8, 9 and 10. It's a room with two beds. Any females want to share a room and split the cost? My total cost was almost $600 including taxes, fees, etc for 3 nights. I used the CAPA code to obtain the rate. You can email me at pamelajeanwhiteley@hotmail.com or respond to this post if you are interested.
  8. And after overhead expenses, a lot of primary care docs don't make that much. http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/the-doctor-cant-afford-to-be-in/ http://www.physicianspractice.com/blog/talented-physicians-forced-out-healthcare-changes
  9. My husband's job did cover me. BUT, we are separating. So I will need to find my own coverage. I don't feel I'm being taken advantage of. A good job doesn't require benefits. Many small companies don't offer benefits; that's why they are exempted (less than 10 total employees). I feel fairly compensated and fulfilled at my job and that's what matters. I have the freedom to take as many days off as I want, holiday pay, and more paid time off than I can usually use in a year. If I want lots of bennies, I would go work for a large corporation and have less voice in my practice. Small doctor's offices are a dying breed, sadly, because everyone expects too much. An interesting article: http://www.inc.com/gene-marks/why-small-company-perks-always-beat-big-company-benefits.html And another: http://smallbiztrends.com/2012/06/retain-your-employees.html To each his own.
  10. Yep malpractice is covered. It's a 1 doctor primary care office. No one in our office has those benefits. Not the doctor, not the staff. We are not tied to any organization. We are just too small to offer them.
  11. Depends on your area. I work for less than some would, but I'm happy with it based on my close relationship with my SP and a really good situation. I'm paid an hourly rate, plus a $ amount per patient. That allowed me to see less patients in the beginning while we were building our practice, plus kept my employer from going broke. As time has gone on, my patient load goes up, so does my pay. Recently my SP has mentioned he wants to "bump up" my hourly rate as well before the end of this year. Granted, a tiny office doesn't offer much in benefits. I get plenty of PTO but that's about it.
  12. I got my MMS at Saint Francis while doing my last year of clinicals in PA school. https://francis.edu/master-of-medical-science/
  13. I've seen it occur among the MAs in my office but I am mostly separated from it as the PA. My SP and I are separated from all the drama, thank God. I hate drama. I just want my staff doing what they need to be doing, working well together and not arguing about it. I think that's part of the benefit of being a provider in a small office. The staff automatically separate themselves and their drama from you, although many of them may come to you to complain about each other. I generally direct them to our manager so I can stay out of it.
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