I have a working clinic structure and some financial backing, next stop legal and accounting advice. Not one, but two lawyers to sort through the madness. A business lawyer to help with start up: registering the business, trade marking things, making sure the plan is sound. A healthcare lawyer to run me through the complexity of medical laws, HIPPA/OSHA compliance, oh and explain all the extra things the government requires a doctor to do if they want to have a direct care practice.
For the financial side, a CPA is needed to help coordinate the tax side of things is compliant. Also, not being technologically savvy, I would need to find someone to help me create a website and social media. Even with all these extra people, at the end of the day, I’m a neurologist. Would I be able to continue to develop the clinic once my patient load increased? It dawned on me, I might need a director of operations.
The great thing about direct primary care practices is that many docs can do their thing with minimal or no staff, much reducing costs all around. However, in my circumstances, I’d be building a novel center in the hopes of improving headache and facial pain care across the board. It needs to be solid from the start but also able to adapt quickly, I need another brain. Yep, a director of operations.