Time on your Hands?

It seems that for psychiatrists, the last two weeks of December are times of either feast or famine.  Some psychiatrists say it’s very busy in their offices. They attribute this to rising stress and waning sunlight; patients wreaking havoc on the appointment book for travel, shopping, entertaining, and having kids at home; student-patients home from college checking in; last minute prescription refill requests before holiday vacations, and so forth.  Complicating everything in the northern states is the weather, which starts to become problematic. If you are one of these psychiatrists, I wish you good luck. You don’t have time to read this blog.

Other psychiatrists say that, for some of the same reasons, the last two weeks of December are the slowest times of the year.  If your practice has slowed down, put the free time to good use by thinking about the Risk Management resolutions you made a year ago and how you’ve performed on your own expectations. For example:

– Did you complete your personalized My Risk Management Plan?
– Did you read the Rx for Risk newsletter each quarter?
– Did you take advantage of the Risk Management premium credit?
– Did you call the Risk Management Consultation Service about that situation that’s been in the back of your mind for several months now? (You remember – what to do with that non-adherent patient?  Or exactly when you’re required to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles about a patient with dementia? Or the question that every doctor has at some point – how long do I have to keep my records? )

If some of these bullet-points intrigued you, and you’re insured through The Psychiatrists’ Program, now’s the time to take care of these. Log into My Program to access the above resources or contact us and we’ll be happy to help you.