Pros & Cons of Physician-Owned Clinics?

  1. I'm just curious what the pros and cons would be of working at a physician-owned clinic (not affiliated with any hospital system). They have multiple clinics in the area. Is it any different than working at any other private family practice?
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  3. by   traumaRUs
    At least in my case...YES! I am going back to the private practice ASAP. Benefits are much better at the private practice I'm going back to.
  4. by   Jules A
    I prefer a physician owned practice provided they treat NPs like a colleague and not a glorified nurse or their assistant. The biggest perk I have found is they have ancillary services set up to allow us to do our job efficiently. No physician I know does the nursing tasks that so many NPs are wiling to do which renders us less efficient. Having staff to do the tasks that don't involve diagnosing and prescribing is important to me.