Robert A. Dowling, MD
Dr. Dowling is president of Dowling Medical Director Services, a private health care consulting firm specializing in quality improvement, clinical informatics, and health care policy affecting specialty care. He is the former medical director of a large, metropolitan single-specialty urology group in Fort Worth, TX.
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A urology practice Web site that shines: 'DIY' or outsource?
When it comes to making a good first impression on patients, one area that should not be overlooked is your practice's Web site.
A physician is leaving the practice; are you prepared?
No matter the size of your practice, unless each physician is the same age and plans to retire at the same time, you should consider developing a transition plan for the senior doctors in your practice.
The physician in transition: A three-phase plan
When a physician decides to make a change in the way they practice, regardless of whether that change is reduced hours or retirement, the ramifications need to be considered by the rest of the practice.
A physician is leaving the practice; are you prepared?
No matter the size of your practice, unless each physician is the same age and plans to retire at the same time, you should consider developing a transition plan for the senior doctors in your practice.
The smartphone: Here's how it enhances patient care for urologists
The latest generation of mobile phones relagates the "talking" function to the background and offers users a wide array of activities once available only on desktop computers.
How to give your Web video a professional look
In part one of this series, Drs. Neil H. Baum and Robert A. Dowling discuss the basics of shooting a patient education video.
How to give your patient education Web video a professional look
Most do-it-yourself videos require a minimum of tweaking and editing before they're ready to be uploaded to the Internet.
How to create and upload your own online video
Adding physician videos to a Web site is a unique and easy way to not only make your practice stand out, but also provide another avenue for patient education.
Is your practice protected against embezzlement?
Studies show that employee theft robs small business owners, which includes physicians, of $20 to $40 billion annually.
You've decided to switch to a new electronic medical record: What's next?
In an earlier article, we examined the reasons why an early EMR adopter might need to migrate to an entirely new clinical information system and some of the important issues that need to be addressed in managing that migration. In this article, we show how one practice overcame these challenges.

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