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Every doctor has a story to tell about how they decided to go to med school. If you’re like me, then your story didn’t exactly include plans to ...

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By Gregory Hanson, MD, MPH on Dec 1, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Mergers and acquisitions have been all the rage in medicine for decades now. But when it comes to medicine, bigger is not always better, and no one ...

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By Gregory Hanson, MD, MPH on Nov 29, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Say what you will about their handwriting, but most doctors are pretty good at writing.

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So every time the holidays roll around, my family asks what’s on my wishlist. I tell them more sleep and a better EMR, and then they get me some ...

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If you’re looking for a physician side gig with great pay and some pizazz, say no more. I’m talking about becoming a medical expert witness. It’s one ...

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Becoming a physician has great financial potential, but we don’t exactly get off to a running start. People who learn skilled trades in high school ...

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“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” —Joseph P. Kennedy As a wife to a resident and mom to three little ones (two born during medical ...

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Physician Consulting for Venture Capital Firms

By Gregory Hanson, MD, MPH on Oct 28, 2021 6:00:00 AM

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By Gregory Hanson, MD, MPH on Oct 25, 2021 6:00:00 AM

As a doctor still in residency, I’m all about physician side gigs. Every doc has their own reasons for wanting to earn extra money, and mine are ...

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By Gregory Hanson, MD, MPH on Oct 21, 2021 6:00:00 AM

It’s no surprise that social media can help with career building in the business world in a major way. What you might not know is that effective use ...

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Prepping for a first meeting with a financial planner is a lot like prepping for a first appointment with a new doctor. Just as any new patient ...

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What is marriage? A partnership. A commitment. A demonstration of the love you share with your spouse. And also, an investment.

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By Josh West, SRS, RENE, ABR, RSPS, LHC, MRP, AHWD on Oct 14, 2021 6:00:00 AM

When a husband learns he has a metastasizing tumor, or a mom receives news that her toddler has a rare autoimmune disease, you would expect that ...

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By Gregory Hanson, MD, MPH on Oct 13, 2021 6:00:00 AM

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By Gregory Hanson, MD, MPH on Oct 11, 2021 6:00:00 AM

The average physician spends over a decade learning and training to become a doctor. And that’s just the beginning. Staying up to date on the latest ...

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Budgeting and Saving During Residency

By Gregory Hanson, MD, MPH on Oct 7, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Over half of all residents say they aren’t paid enough. And it's a fair point, given that we basically live at the hospital. On the other hand, ...

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Fueling the startup boom that's brought us household names like AirBnB, WhatsApp, and Netflix are a little something called angel investors. Today, ...

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Pros and Cons: Moonlighting During Residency

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Moonlighting is pretty much a rite of passage in residency. And extra hours of practice in your field plus the nice payday might seem like a no ...

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By Gregory Hanson, MD, MPH on Sep 29, 2021 6:00:00 AM

You finally made it. College, med school, residency, and fellowship, and now you have an offer for your first “real” doctor job. Besides the new ...

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Today, over half of adults in the United States live with a chronic disease. As I’m sure you know, some of the treatments for those diseases have ...

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By Gregory Hanson, MD, MPH on Sep 23, 2021 6:00:00 AM

If you’re like me, you probably remember the exact moment you got your first stethoscope. Whether you were a med student or an actual resident, it’s ...

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By Gregory Hanson, MD, MPH on Sep 20, 2021 6:00:00 AM

A med school diploma puts graduates in about $230,000 of debt on average. And that doesn’t even account for any debt left over from undergrad. ...

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Understanding Own-Occupation Insurance

By Gregory Hanson, MD, MPH on Sep 15, 2021 6:00:00 AM

It’s not fun to think about, but what would happen if you became disabled in a way that prevented you from practicing medicine? Could your family ...

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By Hannah Pye on Sep 13, 2021 8:00:00 AM

One midnight in December of 2016, my husband and I were huddled around our laptop, anxiously refreshing the Army match portal. Military residency ...

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By Gregory Hanson, MD, MPH on Sep 9, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Whether it's your first time doing consulting work outside your clinical day job or you are a seasoned pro, there are many different short- to ...

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flipMD for Healthcare Marketing Firms

By Gregory Hanson, MD, MPH on Sep 8, 2021 6:00:00 AM

When you’re a resident seeing 20 plus patients in a single shift, it’s easy to forget that healthcare is still a business that needs to be marketed. ...

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By Alison Yarp, MD, MPH on Sep 6, 2021 6:00:00 AM

I used to think social media was not a place for a physician to be. The thought of putting my professional self on the internet seemed like a way to ...

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By Gregory Hanson, MD, MPH on Sep 2, 2021 6:00:00 AM

After a successful first year, we’re excited to release the new and improved flipMD to our consultants and clients! We're taking a moment to share ...

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By Gregory Hanson, MD, MPH on Sep 1, 2021 6:00:00 AM

An aging population. Spikes in lifestyle disease. Longer waits to see a specialist, and—to top it all off—a pandemic that put millions of Americans’ ...

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NextStop: The Ultimate Resource for Relocating Physician Families

By Gregory Hanson, MD, MPH on Aug 31, 2021 6:00:00 AM

We’ve literally all been there, multiple times over, when medicine moves us to our next stop without much time to prepare, research, and get settled. ...

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Managing your money might not be as complicated as brain surgery, but the economy is doing some pretty wacky things right now amid the pandemic. ...

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College, then medical school, then residency—and maybe a fellowship to top it all off. Most doctors spend about 12 years in training before becoming ...

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By Gregory Hanson, MD, MPH on Aug 25, 2021 6:00:00 AM

So you’re browsing flipMD on a slow night at the hospital and you see a new job posting by a venture capital firm. You’re used to working with other ...

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As a doctor, you’re already familiar with the importance of estate planning. This is because most of the patients we see lack an advanced directive ...

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In your career as a physician, you will be seeing a fair share of contracts. Legally binding contracts can sometimes be a bit finicky and also ...

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“Dr. Jenkins, are you available today for an interview on the tuberculous outbreak in our county?” Exciting or terrifying? 

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How to Stand Out as a Consultant

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We built flipMD to bring the gig economy to currently practicing physicians. However, in doing so, we have built something that most physicians do ...

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We are very excited to have you join the first and only physician gig economy ever created. As many of you may or may not know, physicians work ...

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