Minding bottom line takes aggressive approach

January 1, 2006

National report — Experts tell Dermatology Times that in addition to learning to do more with less, dermatologists face financial challenges unique to their specialty.

National report - Experts tell Dermatology Times that in addition to learning to do more with less, dermatologists face financial challenges unique to their specialty.

"By and large, the expectations from a service perspective are higher among dermatology patients," says Elizabeth W. Woodcock, M.B.A., F.A.C.M.P.E., C.P.C, principal of Woodcock & Associates, an Atlanta-based medical practice management company, and a Dermatology Times contributor.

"For some reason in the market, people seem to think that even if they're going in for a (covered) office visit, dermatologists' offices are supposed to be a little nicer and sweeter," she says.

Dr. Ablon is the author of Travel Guide to a Successful Medical Practice, scheduled for publication in January 2006.

For more information: Collections fact sheet http://www.elizabethwoodcock.com/