Physician leadership, patient flow and the BID Team Huddle

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physician leadership, patient flow and the critical importance of the 3 minute team huddle

How often do you find yourself putting out fires and running late in your office day? If it is more than just an occasional inconvenience … you need this simple and powerful patient flow and physician leadership tool.

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Tags: dike drummond, the happy md, physician coach, physician leadership, patient flow, physicians as leaders, team huddle, optimize patient flow, physician leadership training, physician leadership coach

Physician Leadership Skills – 3 Reasons Doctors Make Poor Leaders and What You Can Do About It

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physician Leadership Skills – Why Doctors Make Poor Leaders and What YOU Can Do About It

[related: Physician Leadership Dirty Little Secrets]

One of the big practice challenges most of us face is a frustrating gap in our physician leadership skills. We step out of residency and are instantly installed as the leader of a multidisciplinary team charged with delivering the highest quality care to our patients.

This new physician leadership role can be daunting. We are prepared to diagnose and treat … but what about all the other questions about patient flow and personnel issues that come our way?  At times It can feel like you don’t “have what it takes” when, in fact, this physician leadership vacuum is a natural consequence of our medical training and medicine’s unique business model.

And if you take on a leadership role in your organization - say, a medical director or CMO - your inability to navigate a complex bureaucracy and intricate matrix of relationships will become immediately apparent. How can you be an effective physician leader, when all you were taught to do is see patients?

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Here are three challenges to acquiring physician leadership skills that are hard wired into our training process – with suggestions on how to bypass them for a better day at the office for you, your staff and your patients. Without these skills you are doing all the heavy lifting for your team and working WAY too hard.

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Tags: dike drummond md, Physician burnout, physician coach, physician leadership, physician leadership training, physician leadership skills, physician leadership styles


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