Thursday, June 21, 2012 The frustrating gap of physician leadership skills

By Dike Drummon, MD

One of the big practice challenges most physicians face is a frustrating gap in our leadership skills. We step out of residency and are instantly installed as the leader of a multidisciplinary team charged with delivering the highest quality care to our patients.

This new leadership role can be daunting. We are prepared to diagnose and treat, but what about all the other questions that come our way?  At times It can feel like you don’t “have what it takes” when, in fact, this leadership vacuum is a natural consequence of our medical training and medicine’s unique business model.

Here are three leadership challenges specific to physicians – with suggestions on how to bypass them for a better day at the office for you, your staff and your patients.

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