ThinkMed Consulting is unique in that we employ experts in just about every aspect of healthcare consulting and practice management. Access to so many resources enables us to help clients increase profits, improve patient and employee satisfaction, and reduce stress for the provider(s) and staff. Our clients include medical and dental practices, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, urgent care clinics, hospitals, and large healthcare systems throughout the United States.
The Process Begins With an Assessment of Your Practice
Our first step with you as a new medical or dental consulting client is to perform a comprehensive review of your medical practice. To put the concept in medical terms, it is the equivalent of a complete history and physical on your practice. From this review, we develop a strategic plan, or we will review the one you already have in place. Whether you think you are in wonderful shape or whether you are in significant financial or operational pain, our medical and health care practice management consultants will examine every aspect of your practice and report their findings.
Once we have identified the areas of priority within your medical practice, we affect changes through the ThinkMed Consulting Easy Management System (EMS). This is our treatment for the most common ailment among physicians – the struggle between being successful in medical office practice life and enjoying a personal life. The words “easy” and “management” usually are not used in the same sentence when part of your life is spent in medical practice. The Easy Management System, for dental or medical office management, helps smooth the peaks and the valleys in your stressful professional environment and helps you enjoy both your practice and your personal life.
You Are Always in Control of Your Practice
Please keep in mind that ThinkMed Consulting does not own medical practices; we provide management services for your medical office. We always work for the physicians; they never work for us. You are always in complete control of your medical practice. We are the consultants who help you decide what needs to be done AND the dental and medical office practice management team that helps you accomplish your goals. You look to us to “make it happen.” We constantly bring new and better ideas to you in order to constantly move your physician or dental practice forward to the proverbial “next level.”
We work very closely with the practice manager. The practice manager may be our employee or yours – it’s your choice. Often you have a very capable manager in place, but he or she is simply overwhelmed with everything required of medical practice managers today. We surround the manager with our team of medical practice specialists coordinated by one of our Senior Management Consultants. Some medical practices have either lost a manager or think that their current manager has reached a level of management beyond their capability. In those cases, we help find the right person who has the dental or medical practice management experience and who, again, will be employed by either ThinkMed Consulting or the practice – your call.
Ongoing Support and Coaching to Keep Your Practice Growing and Compliant
EMS involves periodic on-site visits to the medical practice by most of the DM management team and constant communication via phone, e-mail and video conferencing. Help for the manager is just a phone call away. At monthly business meetings with the physicians, the consultant team leader and the manager will set priorities for the short, intermediate and long-term goals. Physicians look to ThinkMed Consulting to plan and execute the game plan for achieving your medical or dental practice management goals. You can focus on practicing medicine and leave the problems of medical office practice management to us.