By Melissa Lockwood, DPM

Thinking ahead…

It’s important to think ahead and remember this practice management tip while you are in residency.  We all realize this fact, yet so many of us do not take full advantage of the three years we are working through our programs.  Make sure to connect with your attending physicians OUTSIDE the operating room – if you are not already rotating with them in their private offices. Remember, over 80% of what you will do every day in podiatric medicine won’t happen in an OR!  Make sure you ask to visit and learn as much as you can about procedures, protocols, billing, coding, and so much more!  This a great time for you to see what the future holds!  Take full advantage!!