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Is It Time for Physicians to Embrace Entrepreneurship?

Website crucial in digital medical era / Financial security: Bible's key concepts / Drake Star experts analyze telemedicine

The LOUNGE - A Newsletter for Savvy Physicians

We scour the net, selecting the most pertinent articles for the busy doc so you don’t have to! Here’s what kept our focus this week…

  • The connection between medicine and entrepreneurship may seem unexpected, but the changing healthcare landscape is calling for physicians to become entrepreneurs.

  •  Is your medical website up to par? Failing to meet patient expectations online could harm your reputation and turn away potential customers.

  • Learn how to achieve financial security by following three key financial concepts from the Bible.

  • The telemedicine market is experiencing a slowdown in M&A activity, a drop in fundraising, and valuation stabilization among telemedicine companies, according to Christophe Morvan and Lawrence Giesen from Drake Star.

  • Are you tired of hearing that winners never quit? What if I told you that quitting strategically could actually lead to success?

  • What if we shifted our focus from doing to being on our vision boards?


The healthcare industry is undergoing significant transformation, and physicians are uniquely positioned to lead as entrepreneurs. The digital health revolution has opened new opportunities for healthcare innovation, and physicians can use their expertise to shape the future of patient care. As market shapers, physicians' credibility and influence can drive the success of healthcare startups and digital health solutions. Resources for physician entrepreneurs abound, including online platforms, healthcare incubators, and podcasts by successful physician entrepreneurs. The shift from providing care to stepping into the realm of commerce allows physicians to leverage their skills and impact healthcare on a larger scale. Collaborating with business experts and building dream teams with complementary skill sets can further enhance entrepreneurial success in the medical field.

Patients and potential patients are increasingly seeking healthcare information online, making it crucial for medical websites to be up to date, user-friendly, and packed with comprehensive information. A well-designed website can attract traffic, improve visibility, and gain customers, while a slow, outdated, or confusing website can have the opposite effect. To meet patient expectations, medical websites should include ten key elements. Firstly, a responsive design that ensures mobile accessibility is essential in today's mobile-centric world. Patient portals for personalized interactions, educational resources and multimedia content, security and privacy assurances, testimonials and patient reviews, integration with social media platforms, regular content updates, easy online booking, telemedicine integration, and interactive symptom checkers and decision support tools are all important features that patients expect from a medical website. By prioritizing these elements, healthcare providers can enhance patient satisfaction, build a positive online presence, and empower patients to take control of their health.

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In this Christmas-themed financial newsletter, the author shares Jesus' teachings on financial prosperity and three key financial concepts found in the Bible. The first concept, sowing and reaping, forms the basis of passive income, which is crucial for living a prosperous life. The author discusses the importance of planting seeds (making investments) and allowing them to grow on their own, producing a bountiful harvest. Another concept highlighted is the significance of making a budget and planning one's expenses to avoid debt and financial troubles. Finally, the author advises against letting material possessions rule our lives and encourages generosity once our financial goals have been met. The author emphasizes that following these principles can contribute to achieving financial security and invites readers to seek guidance if needed.

Christophe Morvan and Lawrence Giesen from Drake Star, a tech-focused investment bank, provide insights into the state of the telemedicine market in the U.S. They discuss the main players in the industry, including GAMMA tech giants, large incumbents, and smaller specialist providers. The experts highlight the contributions of companies like Google Health and Apple in enhancing access to healthcare information. They also mention the dominance of telemedicine leaders such as Amwell and Teladoc Health. In terms of M&A trends, Morvan explains the slowdown observed in telemedicine deals and the two scenarios driving recent transactions. The experts discuss fundraising dynamics, including a decrease in activity and the dominance of the U.S. market in raising funds. Finally, they touch upon short-term and long-term valuation trends, noting the rebound in valuations and the expected stabilization in the future.

At times, quitting can be the strategic move needed to achieve success. This concept challenges the traditional belief that winners never quit. Renowned entrepreneurs like Steven Bartlett have embraced quitting as a tool for personal and professional growth. Bartlett proposes a framework for quitting, focusing on whether the challenges of the current path justify the potential rewards. Additionally, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson emphasizes the importance of distinguishing between strategic quitting and giving up. By strategically quitting, individuals can find meaning and pursue more fulfilling careers and life paths.

As a successful first-generation immigrant, the author's traditional vision board centered around achieving success and doing more. However, at a turning point in their life, they realized the need to shift their focus from doing to being. They questioned whether they could be satisfied with their accomplishments and truly enjoy life. With this in mind, they created a new version of their vision board that emphasized family, career, wealth, travel, and fun. The author explores each category, highlighting the importance of self-care, being present in one's career, cultivating emotional wealth, embarking on a self-journey through reflection, and allowing oneself to have fun. The author encourages readers to re-envision their vision boards and embrace being in order to find fulfillment and satisfaction.



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"The intersection of medicine and entrepreneurship is where solutions become revolutions."

Dr. Emily Chen