Having a hobby can keep you sane. It is very important to have something fun to do outside your profession. My latest video tip addresses this need.
Advantages of owning your practice Recent trends in the practice of medicine have been shifting from a predominantly private practice model toward an employment model. Many factors are driving this. The popular emphasis on work-life balance has promoted the impression that it’s better as an employee, which is not necessarily true. Skyrocketing debt from training … Read more
Today I launch a series of video tips for doctors. They will be Tuesday’s tips. Each will be about 2-4 min long and will be found on my YouTube channel. Today’s video covers the timing of buying a house. Hope you find it helpful.
The healthcare industry has a never-ending supply of people who want your time. You can literally work 24/7 if you don’t set some boundaries. Most jobs have a fixed start and stop time, but not yours. You must set the start and stop time. Every day, several people will call the office and ask to … Read more
Even a busy doctor needs exercise. One of the early items sacrificed by the time-crunched doctor is exercise. You must purposely put this in your schedule or it will not happen. You are forever suggesting your patients get more exercise, but do you do it yourself? Practice what you preach. Exercise is an important part … Read more
How much life insurance do you need? (From my book The Doctors Guide to Starting Your Practice Right) The purpose of life insurance is to support the people who are dependent on your income if you die and aren’t there to provide for them anymore. This is usually your spouse and children. If you … Read more
Happy Father’s Day Today is Father’s Day, a time to remember those great times you had with your father. My father, Jim Fawcett, was always there to watch my games when I was playing school sports. There would be forty kids playing in a junior high football game and maybe only 8 fathers would be … Read more
Is it better to pay off your student debt or save for retirement? The answer is variable and depends mostly on what your budget looks like. If you are drowning in debt then forget about investing and put all you effort into paying off enough debt to make some breathing room in your budget. Without … Read more
Today I had a nice talk with the students at Western University of Health Sciences COMP Northwest. They heard my lecture on “Living the Good Life.” It was a fun time talking with the Osteopathic students. During the lecture, everyone who signed up for any of my social media sites, Facebook (Dr. Cory S. Fawcett), … Read more
What is your dream job? It’s the one you would do every day even if no one paid you. When you find it, you never really go to work each day, you go and play. If that is the kind of joy received from working, then burnout will likely be a long way out of … Read more