acvdmlac Posted January 17, 2012 Share Posted January 17, 2012 Hi, I'm looking for perspectives on the feasibility of returning to my current acupuncture practice with the addition of the California P.A. license, were I to be admitted to P.A. school (I have an application in the queue). Without hesitation I can say that I'd like the additional training, scope, etc. of a P.A., but it has to be a sound decision for me financially, logistically etc. as I am 47 and so will have only 15-20 years left in the workforce to make up for the tuition and lost earnings. I am happy in many ways with my current acupuncture private practice, specializing in sports, orthopedics, & PM&R, 50% physician referrals & 50% self-referred. My business has averaged $75-80k/year for the last 5 years, pretty much maxed out in my competitive locale, and no benefits, PTO, retirement etc. except what I pay for myself. Thinking of hiring another acupuncturist to run my practice on a fee split basis while in school, then return to my practice with added PA training/scope etc. and find/hire a physician supervisor (I have several candidates already) and practice integrative medicine with the scopes of both licenses. Any one out there who's already done this? Any perspectives, experience, advice to share? Much appreciated! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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