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A Retrospective Analysis of a Consolidation of Urology Practices, and the Resulting Physician Productivity in the Provision of Urologic Care

A Retrospective Analysis of a Consolidation of Urology Practices, and the Resulting Physician Productivity in the Provision of Urologic Care


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Max J. Roehmholdt, MS, MD(C)
 
In recent decades, the number of small medical practices has decreased, allowing for larger conglomerates to form. Although the literature includes several studies looking at physician productivity in small practices as opposed to larger groups, almost none have been performed in recent years. This study looks at a consolidated urology practice that has combined many physicians from many smaller groups, and how it is performing in terms of physician productivity. Productivity measures from each physician’s initial years in the larger practice were analyzed, demonstrating that the physicians in the larger practice become significantly more productive during their time in the practice. This productivity can be attributed to a variety of factors, including strong physician leadership, a superior management team, a steadfast support staff, and well-equipped facilities.