Since I’ve started the blog, I’ve gotten a few requests from people to help them out with different practice/business issues. After answering a few of these questions, I’ve realized that I really enjoy doing this type of work. I enjoy analyzing data, researching topics, and giving different perspectives in an effort to solve medical practice business problems for other managers and physicians.
Here’s why I like it
Not only do I help people out (which I think is a cool thing to do), but I also benefit from it because every situation is unique and there is always something to learn.
So here is the deal. If you have an interesting practice management issue, and need some help resolving it, I’d like to help. Just reach out (email, phone, Twitter) and I’ll be happy to help you work through it. I’ll pull out all the stuff in my bag of expertise and provide you the best advice my experience allows.
How much will this offering cost you? Well, here is the cool thing. It won’t cost you money (maybe time, but not money). This proposal is free of charge. No gimmicks; no, now you have to do this for me; or no, if I ever come to you with a favor… type of request. Also, your data is your data, your stuff will remain yours. I won’t blog about anything that may make you uncomfortable either.
What is in it for you?
If I can’t help you because it falls outside the scope of my expertise or any other reason, I’ll let you know and we’ll leave it at that. If I do think I can help, but what I come up with stinks (in your mind), you don’t have to do anything with it. Not to mention, no skin off your back because the work was done for free. However, if the advice, the solution or the analysis is good… then you win.
What is in it for me?
If I don’t solve your business problem, and you tell me I’m as dumb as a box of rocks, I will have succeeded in knowing what doesn’t work. There is value in that for me (and for you as well, actually).
If I succeed in solving your interesting practice management problem, I’ll undoubtedly learn something while at the same time giving me the confidence to continue helping others. In other words, the more I learn, the better I’ll be in helping others.
Why do this for free?
If I charge a consulting fee and the job doesn’t meet your expectations, my failure will be colossal and expensive for you. However, by not charging, I increase the probability of providing a positive ROI (return on investment).
What can I offer
There are some things I’m good at (I think), while others, not so much. So let’s stick with the stuff I think I’m pretty good at and where I think I can add value to your practice management problem:
- Data analysis, trends breakdown and financial reporting.
- Critical business thinking. What does this mean? Careful reasoning to the analysis and discussion of claims, beliefs, and issues of business related issues. Click here for an example of how I think critically.
- Creating, developing and implementing advertising materials. Click the link for few examples of what I’ve done with our practice’s advertising (click here).
- Customer service (examples, here and here)
- I spend a lot of time on the web, thus I’m familiar with many of the tools the web has to offer to enhance one’s practice. Click here, here and here for examples. And those examples are just the tip of the iceberg.
- Implementing practice protocols, writing notifications to parents, financial and office policies just to name a few.
- PowerPoint presentations. This ones an odd one, I know. But the reason I bring it up is because most presentations (especially from doctors), stink and I think I can help you give an engaging presentation. Don’t have examples on this one online… so you’ll have to trust me on this one.
A little about me
Reading the PediatricInc blog will give you a good idea on how approach practice management. You can also check out my LinkedIn profile for a more traditional look at my experience.
Don’t feel like reading all that stuff. That’s fine. Here’s my polished elevator pitch.
Brandon Betancourt is the practice administrator and co-founder of a growing pediatric group in the western suburbs of Chicago where he is responsible for the overall operation of the practice, which includes business development efforts, financial analysis, information system management and strategic planning initiatives.
Prior to starting up the medical group Brandon was a business management and marketing consultant. He managed the creative development and execution of different product offerings for large to mid-size companies in the financial, information technology and tourism industry.
As a business management consultant, he has helped organizations improve their performance, primarily through the analysis of existing business problems and development of plans for improvement.
Brandon earned his B.S. in Marketing from the Instituto Superior Universitario de Mercadotecnia (Caracas, Venezuela) and recently obtained his MBA from the University of Phoenix.
Here’s the link to contact me.
How can I help?