Medicine isn’t just about the patients we treat, it also has a huge business component that heavily influences how we work.
The business side of this industry often feels like a minefield and because we have very little control over it, physicians can suffer heavily.
There are a million things you can do incorrectly and traps we can fall into based on the way healthcare is structured today.
Many well-intentioned doctors have found themselves on the wrong side of the business of medicine - unfairly kicked out, facing lawsuits and even federal indictments filed against them.
What are the traps we need to be aware of?
How do we protect ourselves on the front end so we’re not cleaning up messes on the backend?
In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Steven Cyr, the author of “Cutthroat: A Surgeon’s Fight against Big Government, Corrupt Businessmen, and a Broken Healthcare System”.
He shares all the ways the business of healthcare can go wrong for us, and how to protect ourselves.
Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode
Steven J. Cyr, MD, is the chief medical officer for SASpine and CYRxMD Cosmetic Surgery, and the author of “Cutthroat: A Surgeon’s Fight against Big Government, Corrupt Businessmen, and a Broken Healthcare System”. He is a Mayo Clinic–trained, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon and has been named a Top Spine and Orthopedic Surgeon by numerous organizations.
He has also been rated as the top doctor in San Antonio by RateMDs and recognized nationwide with Patients’ Choice and Compassionate Doctor Awards. Dr. Cyr was born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and served fourteen years in the U.S. Air Force, during which time he was the chief of spine surgery for the Air Force and spine surgery consultant to the surgeon general of the Air Force and the Pentagon. While in the military, he served two tours of duty in Iraq as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
He also served as professor of orthopedic surgery and assistant professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences. A two-year fellowship in cosmetic surgery made him the world’s first fellowship-trained orthopedic and cosmetic surgeon. He has been married to his wife, LeAnn Cyr, for twenty-two years. They have four children.
Get the book Cutthroat: A Surgeon’s Fight against Big Government, Corrupt Businessmen, and a Broken Healthcare System at www.CutthroatBook.com or on Amazon.