What Killed Private Practice?

Google identifying skin conditions / How women entrepreneurs are thriving / 8 alt investment strategies

The LOUNGE - A Newsletter for Savvy Physicians

Here’s what’s made the rounds this week…

  • How female entrepreneurs are thriving despite challenges

  • Google uses AI to identify skin conditions

  • Did the lack of business education in med school kill private practice?

  • Are using one of these strategies to overcome debt?

  • Diversify your portfolio with these 8 alternative investment strategies

  • How to Integrate relaxation into your workday


When entrepreneurial ambition meets gender hurdles, here's how female innovators can leap over the gap. Despite significant progress, female entrepreneurs often face unique obstacles in the business world. These include limited access to funding, lack of mentorship, and societal expectations. However, numerous strategies can help to overcome these hurdles. Harnessing the power of networks, seeking out mentors, and leveraging available resources can enable women entrepreneurs to thrive. By proactively confronting these challenges, female entrepreneurs can bridge the gap and redefine the landscape of entrepreneurship.

Google Lens connects with dermatology, and the result is a game changer in skin health. Google Lens has made another technological leap by introducing the ability to identify potential skin conditions. Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, this new feature makes it possible for users to take a photo of their skin concern, which is then analyzed to provide information on possible diagnoses. This could revolutionize self-care, transforming how individuals deal with unknown skin issues. But remember, while this tool can be incredibly helpful, it's always a good idea to consult with a medical professional when it comes to your health.

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Med school didn't teach business? That could be a fatal oversight for the survival of private medical practices.. The lack of business education for medical professionals is threatening the viability of private medical practices. While medical schools focus on producing excellent healthcare providers, they often neglect to equip them with the crucial business skills needed to operate a private practice successfully. This knowledge gap results in doctors struggling to manage the financial and operational aspects of running a private practice. To ensure the survival of private healthcare, it is essential to integrate business education into medical training or offer supplementary programs focused on business management.

Feeling the chill of debt? It's time to uncover whether the Avalanche or Snowball strategy is your best route to warmth. Navigating through the storm of debt? Two popular strategies, the Debt Avalanche and the Debt Snowball, offer different approaches to debt management. The Debt Avalanche focuses on paying off debts with the highest interest rates first, potentially saving you money over time. On the other hand, the Debt Snowball strategy advocates for paying off smaller debts first to gain momentum, which can offer psychological wins. The right choice largely depends on your personal circumstances, financial discipline, and how you respond to progress in debt reduction.

Ready to chart a new course in investing? Dive into these unconventional strategies for navigating alternative investments. Alternative investments can offer new avenues for portfolio diversification and returns, but they also require a unique approach to manage successfully. From building a team of industry-specific experts, to understanding regulatory compliance, to being patient for long-term returns, these eight unconventional strategies are designed to help investors navigate the complex landscape of alternative investments. Embracing these strategies can pave the way to potentially lucrative investment opportunities that go beyond traditional stocks and bonds.

Don't let the hustle grind you down. Discover the art of integrating relaxation into your work life. In the face of increasing work-related stress, there is a growing emphasis on integrating relaxation into our workdays. With mindful strategies such as micro-breaks, focused breathing exercises, and mindful listening, it's possible to achieve a sense of calm in the busiest of schedules. These techniques not only reduce stress, but also enhance productivity and overall job satisfaction. The key lies in being proactive and making relaxation a non-negotiable part of your workday.



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