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Learn from an experienced physician and run a successful and audit-proof medical practice in Canada! This manual, which will be constantly updated, offers new family physicians and specialists proven procedures and techniques, covering all aspects of medical practice management, that will make any practice more efficient and safe and, most importantly, enjoyable and profitable. It will also help those who are about to undergo, or have undergone and failed, a peer review. Revalidation is becoming more thorough and more prevalent and hence unavoidable in Canada and throughout the world.
Dr. Chris Pengilly presents tried and true solutions to the difficult decisions faced by those graduating or coming out of residency who plan a new practice or to take over a rundown one. Topics addressed in detail include choosing a practice type, designing, outfitting, staffing and running your office, avoiding the most common deficiencies and identifying the most useful forms and websites. He suggests many productivity improvements, such as using voice recognition technology to create medical records, and breaks down the specific procedures, equipment and items necessary for key issues like purchasing office drugs and supplies, examining patients and cleanliness and infection control.
Though much of the advice in this book is technical, throughout Dr. Pengilly bears in mind that physicians are human beings with emotions, families and a life outside medicine. He has tempered his advice with a good balance of safety, pragmatism and feasibility.
Being a physician is a special privilege which carries a huge burden of responsibility. You will never be as financially rich as your dental or lawyer peers; you knew this when entering the world of publically-funded medicine. You will, however, have an exceptionally rewarding occupation - a unique career. It is in Dr. Pengilly’s experience that the physicians who do it right are among the happiest and most contented that he meets in his assessments.
So read on and build or renovate a practice of which you will be proud and fulfilled.
Dr Chris Pengilly was born in the UK and obtained his medical degree from the University of Leeds in 1969. He immigrated to Manitoba in 1975 and moved to his current family practice in Victoria, British Columbia in 1978. He continues in full-time medical practice. Since the mid 1980s he has developed an interest in an independent self-regulated peer assessment programme.
He is on the teaching faculty of the Island Medical Programme of the University or British Columbia. He has been an examiner for the Medical Council of Canada, and is a regular examiner for the Clinical Competence Programme of the University of British Columbia.

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