BLOG: Merging a new associate into your practice: Part 2

The best on-site orientation starts with an empty patient appointment schedule. This is not only smart but also humane for the new doctor wanting to make excellent first impressions with each patient and the practice staff.Assign a doctor as a primary mentor for the first 6 months. As the new associate initially follows a couple of doctors during clinic hours, expectations about patient flow, customer service, staff support and billing practices will be developed.

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