Leadership: Realize values, execute vision

February 1, 2005

If physicians want to give their patients the best possible care and make their practices successful, they must provide leadership. The idea may seem simplistic, but James G. Marks, Jr., M.D., chair of dermatology, Penn State University's Hershey Medical Center, says a doctor can have the best intentions in the world, but if those plans aren't implemented, a lack of leadership will keep the practice from being all it can be.