Entries by Ken DeRouchie

What Goes in a Job Description

I can’t stress enough the importance of implementing proper, well written job descriptions and office policies into your practices. As few doctors are trained in practice management or management and executive skills while in professional school, most doctors have to fly by the seat of their pants when it comes to running the business side […]

From the Editor

Hello and thanks for taking the time to stop by The Practice Solution Magazine. My name is Ken DeRouchie and I am the newly appointed editor of the magazine and this is my first From The Editor article. Ten years ago, in 2002, I helped launch this magazine and bring it from concept to fully […]

Hiring Interview Questions

In some of our articles in this and past Practice Solution issues we’ve discussed handling different types of difficult employees. The best solution to a problem employee, though, is to not hire them in the first place. The right hiring interview questions can help you determine that from the get go. Easy to say, but […]

Generating New Patients by Using Surveys

How do you market for new patients in a cost efficient and effective manner? Internal marketing is always the best avenue to begin with as it produces the most cost effective return, which is of utmost importance in managing a practice. Surveys are one method of internal marketing. But how do you go about generating […]

The Benefits of Regular Practice Newsletters

Marketing is a vital part of the management of any business, whether a health care practice or any business in general. Implementing successful marketing actions that help increase the number of new patients/clients as well as help facilitate the retention of existing clients and patients is important to the success of any practice. Are you […]

Bioluminescence Imaging Used for Eye Cancer Detection

Newswise —At the moment, doctors rely on biopsy analysis to determine the progression of eye cancer. However, researchers now believe that a new technology, bioluminescence imaging (BLI), will allow doctors to detect tumors earlier and quickly choose a method of treatment that doesn’t necessarily involve eye surgery. BLI is a new technology that uses the making […]

Identifying Patients at Risk for Fatal Cardiovascular Event

A new study indicates dentists can play a potentially life-saving role in health care by identifying patients at risk of fatal heart attacks and referring them to physicians for further evaluation. Published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association, the study followed 200 patients (101 women and 99 men) in […]