Let the drafts begin! So how do you start a clinic? Sure there is the clinic structure, but there is also the financial reality of starting something out of nothing. Well, negative nothing as most doctors start their careers roughly 10 years behind their college classmates and in considerable debt.
On the business side, I had to come up with a name and a strategy, which basically included taking out a loan – so more debt. What do you need for a clinic to be successful? Interestingly, quality service and hard work alone will not get you there. As you also need family support (a spouse or someone who also believes in your plan), and a willingness to stick it out for at least 18 months. Ummmm, Yeah - that’s like 2 pregnancies back to back.