“What’s your favorite part of owning this practice?” I got this question today from an employee. I think it’s a great question!
Here’s my response and I thought I’d just share:
It’s OUR plastic surgical practice.
First, I don’t really feel that I “own” the practice alone. I hope the employees can see that they own a piece of this too through their hard work.
I feel that this is all of ours together. I would love to share the successes of the practice. But I would take all the blame.
I work for the “employees” of the practice.
There is so much that I love about this practice so one favorite is hard to pin down.
I like the FREEDOM to do what I think is BEST for our patients
I love what we do for our patients. I like having our own practice so that we can go beyond the “standard of care.” Others might strive to achieve the standards of care. For us – the standards are the minimum level. I like being able to go the extra mile and not have someone tell me that I’m wasting time.
And I love to be generous with my time with the patients when possible.
I like being able to make my own decisions that would result in outcomes which would be the very best for our patients.
I like to GIVE BACK to those who believe in us.
And for the employees and our representatives who believe in us, I are very grateful for having them put their trust in us, and spending time with us. I hope to give back. I personally take a lot of pride in watching our team grow. And sometimes I do take pride in watching our team move on. Although sometimes sad for me on one level, but happy for me on another. I do want to prepare the team to be able to move on beyond what we do if they choose to do so – like become a nurse or doctor or work at another office. It is important for me to be able to give back to those who choose to believe in what we do.
Surgical Artistry is a reflection of WHO I AM.
I also have a lot of growing to do, and as I improve, I like watching the practice improve as well.