Business is The Best Medicine

Personal Finance Blog for Medical Professionals

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Multifaceted Career: PA in Medicine, Entrepreneurship, and Motherhood

In today’s fast-paced world, many healthcare professionals wear multiple hats. As a full-time urgent care PA, part-time ER and spa worker, real estate investor, blog writer, and mom, my life is a whirlwind of changing responsibilities. This article provides a glimpse into my typical day, highlighting the delicate balance and offering insights on juggling various roles.

Welcome to Business is the Best Medicine

At Business is the Best Medicine, we want to empower Medical Professionals with personal finance and business knowledge.

We believe:

  1. Every healthcare professional should treat their career as a small business.  
  2. Every healthcare professional can achieve financial independence.  
  3. Our healthcare system will benefit from us achieving these first two goals.

We hope you enjoy our content!

 

Latest Posts

Journey to Striving for Personal Growth Over Perfectionism

Journey to Striving for Personal Growth Over Perfectionism

In this deeply personal narrative, Heather takes readers on her journey from perfectionism to progress, navigating the complexities of competitive sports, entrepreneurship, and marriage. With candid introspection, she reveals the pitfalls of her relentless pursuit of flawlessness, offering valuable insights into embracing imperfections, fostering personal growth, and finding balance in the chaos of life. Join Heather as she shares her quest for happiness, leadership excellence, and entrepreneurial success, promising an authentic and relatable account of her ongoing pursuit of fulfillment.

Acknowledgment That I Did Not Get Here Alone

Acknowledgment That I Did Not Get Here Alone

In Dr. Slater’s reflective piece, he candidly explores the pitfalls of success and the importance of acknowledging the role of luck and privilege in his achievements. From his mother’s guidance to the fortunate timing of career opportunities and investments, Slater’s narrative urges readers to embrace humility in the face of personal and professional triumphs.

FINCON For Beginners: Tips for Navigating Your First Conference

FINCON For Beginners: Tips for Navigating Your First Conference

Have you ever started a new venture and found an unexpected community that propelled your success? Heather recounts her journey into blogging and how attending FINCON, a premier conference for personal finance content creators, provided invaluable insights and connections. Discover how this vibrant community transformed her approach to digital marketing and content creation.

Au Pair: French For Inexpensive Childcare?

Au Pair: French For Inexpensive Childcare?

As an E.R. physician with a demanding schedule, Dr. Slater understands the challenges of finding flexible and affordable childcare. In this insightful article, he explores the benefits and considerations of hosting an au pair through the U.S. au pair program, drawing from personal experience to offer a compelling alternative to traditional childcare options. If you’re struggling with irregular work hours and seeking a cost-effective, culturally enriching childcare solution, this article is a must-read.

Why Is Disability Insurance Important for Medical Professionals?

Why Is Disability Insurance Important for Medical Professionals?

Disability insurance is the cornerstone of financial security for new medical professionals, safeguarding your ability to earn and sustain your future. This article underscores why it’s essential to obtain coverage early in your career, sharing real-life stories of how unexpected disabilities impacted two healthcare providers and emphasizing the crucial details of different insurance policies. Discover how to protect your greatest asset—your ability to work and earn—before it’s too late.

The Corporate Practice of Medicine Takeover

The Corporate Practice of Medicine Takeover

In the battle between healthcare and corporate interests, the corporate practice of medicine (CPOM) is reshaping the landscape of patient care. This eye-opening article exposes how private equity firms are influencing medical practice, raising critical questions about the future of physician autonomy and patient well-being. Join us as we delve into the impact of CPOM and explore strategies for reclaiming control in the face of corporate dominance.

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What is the Financial Break-even Point Between an MD and a PA? Part 1

What is the Financial Break-even Point Between an MD and a PA? Part 1

Explore the fascinating financial journey of twins John and Jane Doe as they navigate the intricacies of medical careers. From divergent paths as a Physician Assistant (PA) and a physician to the challenges of rising student loan debt, their story offers valuable insights into the evolving landscape of healthcare professions and the pursuit of financial stability. Discover how strategic decisions and meticulous planning shape their professional trajectories in this captivating narrative.

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10 Non-Fiction Business Books I Want to Read in 2024

10 Non-Fiction Business Books I Want to Read in 2024

Explore the exciting world of business books with our carefully curated list of top reads for 2024. From achieving financial freedom to mastering negotiation skills, each book offers valuable insights and practical advice to help you thrive in today’s fast-paced business landscape. Let these engaging stories and expert tips guide you on your journey to success in the ever-evolving world of entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Exploring Lucrative Side Hustles for Physician Assistants

Exploring Lucrative Side Hustles for Physician Assistants

Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit! Discover a myriad of side hustles beyond the traditional medical career path, from telemedicine consultations to real estate investing. Whether you’re seeking financial freedom or a creative outlet, these ventures offer flexible earning opportunities to ignite your passion and take control of your future.

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Charity Auctions:  Generosity or Ego?

Charity Auctions:  Generosity or Ego?

Dr. Slater dons his seldom-used tuxedo for a charity gala, sparking an unexpected exploration into the economics of philanthropy through auction bidding. As he navigates the allure of luxurious trips and auction fervor, his journey delves into the true costs and impacts of charitable giving, offering personalized insights that challenge conventional approaches to making a difference.

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Journey to Striving for Personal Growth Over Perfectionism

Journey to Striving for Personal Growth Over Perfectionism

In this deeply personal narrative, Heather takes readers on her journey from perfectionism to progress, navigating the complexities of competitive sports, entrepreneurship, and marriage. With candid introspection, she reveals the pitfalls of her relentless pursuit of flawlessness, offering valuable insights into embracing imperfections, fostering personal growth, and finding balance in the chaos of life. Join Heather as she shares her quest for happiness, leadership excellence, and entrepreneurial success, promising an authentic and relatable account of her ongoing pursuit of fulfillment.

read more
Acknowledgment That I Did Not Get Here Alone

Acknowledgment That I Did Not Get Here Alone

In Dr. Slater’s reflective piece, he candidly explores the pitfalls of success and the importance of acknowledging the role of luck and privilege in his achievements. From his mother’s guidance to the fortunate timing of career opportunities and investments, Slater’s narrative urges readers to embrace humility in the face of personal and professional triumphs.

read more
FINCON For Beginners: Tips for Navigating Your First Conference

FINCON For Beginners: Tips for Navigating Your First Conference

Have you ever started a new venture and found an unexpected community that propelled your success? Heather recounts her journey into blogging and how attending FINCON, a premier conference for personal finance content creators, provided invaluable insights and connections. Discover how this vibrant community transformed her approach to digital marketing and content creation.

read more
Neill Slater MD, MBA

Neill Slater MD, MBA

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Heather Zamarron PA-C

Heather Zamarron PA-C

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