072 – A Cash Pay Practice That Helps Clients With Life Transitions With Debora Davidson

Debora Davidson

Debora Davidson

Occupational Therapist

I was excited to get Dr. Debora Davidson, Occupational Therapist, on the podcast. Her cash pay private practice, Bright Futures, is not your typical therapy practice.She is helping adults transition through life’s difficulties. You have come across people who have difficulty making that jump from high school to college or transition from education to the work environment. She helps with these circumstances and more.

Her website says that “Engaging in positive and meaningful activities helps promote healthy development and personal transformation, and ultimately results in positive change.”  Debora is helping clients grow by encouraging that positive change through transitional support, guidance, and coaching.

Debora is helping other OT’s start a practice like hers. Be sure to check out her AuthenticOT website and definitely join her AuthenticOT Facebook Group.

Therapy Business Summit Conference with Scott Harmon, Aaron Labauer, Greg Todd, Bert De Vera.

 

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071 – Telemedicine Telepractice & Teletherapy for Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy

Telepractice

Telepractice

Teletherapy

Telepractice, Telemedicine, TeleTherapy, whatever you call it Brandon Seigel and I talk about the rules, tools and “how to” of providing remote therapy.

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070 – The Therapists’ Corner – Keys To Setting Up Your Practice

The Therapists' Corner

The Therapists' Corner

Speech Therapy

What happens when three Speech Therapists who each have their own private practice clinics come together and write a “How To” book? You get a really useful tool. The authors share some really great insights about private practice in this episode.

The book is called Putting Your Dreams To Work. Keys To Setting Up Your Therapy Practice. The authors are Adrienne Fuller, Pamela Rowe, and Natasha Carby-Joseph.

 

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This book doesn’t take anything for granted. It explains the most basic set up tasks and goes into marketing and even provides forms that each of the therapists uses in their clinics. Be sure to check out their website TheTherapistsCorner.com and join their Facebook Group

 

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069 – Insurance: How To Sign Up and Be In Network

The world of insurance is made confusing on purpose. If it were easy to navigate everyone would participate. This podcast doesn’t go into why you should or should not be an in network provider for insurance. That is more of a business philosophy question.

This podcast covers how to sign up to be in network with an insurance provider. Don’t bother writing down the steps. I have created a checklist with the links I mention to the websites and tools I have for you, along with the steps to be in network.

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068 How To Start A Therapy Business – Checklist Included

Start-Up 101

Start-Up 101

FREE Checklist

What does it take to start a therapy practice? What do you need in place to treat your first client?

This episode is Start-Up 101

 

Be sure to download the FREE Start-up Checklist below.

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LINKS 

 

 EIN Application  

 

Go Card Connect – Payment Processing Tool That Scott Uses 

 

CLIPS App for iPhone 

 

Book: The Ultimate Marketing Plan 

 

Book: The E-Myth 

 

Book: Profit First 

 

 

EMR Options

 

Intake-Q – A Simple EMR With Great Intake Tools 

 

Scott’s Progress Note

 

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067 – Your Therapy Practice Website

Website Tips

Website Tips

I recently attended a 1 day class called “Marketing on a Dime” at my Alma Mater business school.  Part of the focus was on your business website which I would argue is your best marketing tool.

In this podcast I cover what to have on your private practice website and the tools to use to make your website great.

I also cover how to get your website to rank better with Google and other search engines. I cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time so…

 

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066 Overseas Speech Therapy With Menie Pagomenakis

Menie Pagomenakis

Menie Pagomenakis

Speech Therapist

Menie Pagomenakis is from Greece and spent her high school and college years in New York. She now owns an overseas Speech Therapy private practice in Dubai. Listen to learn how she started her clinic in the United Arab Emirates.

After Menie and I corresponded through email a few times about her private practice I had to get her on the podcast when I learned she was in Dubai. If you have a sense of adventure, Menie shares with us how to find a therapy job in Dubai.

Comment below if you have done any overseas therapy

Menie obtained her Speech Communication Disorders degree from Brooklyn College in New York. She also has a degree from Teacher’s College, Columbia University in bilingual education development which allows her to practice as a Greek-English Bilingual Speech Therapist.

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Here is what we cover:

  • How she found a job in Dubai

  • How she transitioned from employee in Dubai to private practice

  • How Menie did her market analysis

  • Cultural differences in Dubai

  • Her start up costs

  • Who is paying for therapy in Dubai

  • What does her competition look like

  • How she is marketing now

  • Long term goals for her clinic

  • Business resources she recommends

 

Links:

Email Menie:   menieslt at gmail.com (no spaces – use @)

E-Myth, Michael Gerber

Getting Better at Private Practice, Chris E. Stout

Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny, Susan Orman

Million Dollar Practice, David Steele

New Sales Speak, Terri Sjodin

The Secret, Ronda Byrne

Think and Grow Rich, Napolean Hill

Mini Habits, Stephen Guise

Podcasts Menie likes:

Start a Therapy Practice

The Thriving Entrepreneurs

Practice of the Practice

The Enoughness Revolution

Wellness Force Radio

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065 How Government Policy Is Changing Therapy with Daneen Groomes

Daneen Groomes

Daneen Groomes

Daneen Grooms, MHSA, is ASHA’s director of health reform analysis and advocacy. Her focus is on advocating for the inclusion of audiologists and speech-language pathologists in health reform initiatives, including alternative payment models.

She is liaison to the Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

This episode is not just for Speech Therapists. Daneen visits with Scott about how current and future healthcare changes are affecting not only therapy but private practice.

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 Links Mentioned:

ASHA.org

Email Daneen:  dgrooms @ asha.org (no spaces)

ASHA Advocacy Page – Be informed

ASHA State Advocacy Page – Be informed about your state

Patient Centered Medical Homes – Explained by US Department of Health

ASHA Explains Patient Centered Medical Homes and the impact on Therapy

AOTA Explains Patient Centered Medical Homes

APTA Explains Patient Centered Medical Homes and the impact on Physical Therapy

Here is some of what we cover:

  • What type of alternative payment models are happening right now?

  • What do these payment models mean for therapy and private practice?

  • What about 3rd party evaluations? Who is doing them and what is it?

  • Who controls the money in the “Episodes of Care Payment Model?”

  • What’s the best way for a practice owner to access the money?

  • How can we be informed and what can we do?

  • How do therapists prove our quality outcomes?

  • And More…

 

 

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FREE Ebook - What 150 Practice Owners Know - Get the Ebook by taking the survey - MUST have a private practice to take the survey

 

 

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064 Huntington University OT Students Interview Scott

Huntington University

Huntington University

Indiana Campus

A group of OT students at Huntington University in Fort Wayne, IN contacted me to ask for an interview for a class project they were working on. I really enjoy talking to therapy students and was glad to help out.

The group of students wanted to ask me about my entrepreneurial ventures. I love talking shop and I really enjoyed talking to this great group of students. The future is going to be very bright if there are more like these students in the pipeline.

 

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Here is some of what we cover:

  • How has my education as an OT helped develop my entrepreneur skills

  • How did I get started in private practice

  • How did I grow my practice

  • Why did you start this website and podcast

  • What advice do you have for a new entrepreneur Here is who was on the call from Huntington University:

  • Meadow Deason, OTDS

  • Madison Deloney, OTDS

  • Carter Maples, OTDS

  • Jane Marshall, OTDS

  • Mary Anderson, OTDS

  

 

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063 Holistic Physical Therapy Practice With Nate Kloosterman

Nate Kloosterman

Nate Kloosterman

Physical Therapist

Nate Kloosterman was the second therapist to buy my ebook How to Start and Run a Therapy Practice. I was flattered when he contacted me in the early stages of starting his therapy practice to bounce some ideas off of me.

Have a listen and see how Nate has created a brick and mortar PT practice that is holistic in its approach and personal in its service. I really like what he is doing.

Nate is offering a health coaching system as part of his wellness program at his clinic and he is willing to help other therapists implement a turnkey Health Coaching program similar to his. Just email him at  physiopointtherapy@gmail.com.

Nate is a family man with great faith and is just an all-around great guy.

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Links:

Physio Point Therapy – Nate’s practice

OT Potential – Fieldwork Manual and check out the cool T-shirts

ASHA On-line conference: Growing a Thriving Private Practice – Scott is a sponsor

Here is what we cover:

  • His initial expectations of private practice. What he got right and wrong

  • How he transitioned from working for someone else full time to private practice

  • How he markets now to find new patients

  • What’s his competition like

  • What EMR he uses

  • His holistic approach to therapy

  • His other treatment techniques

  

 

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Free Forms that Scott uses in his Clinics

 

 

Free Client Tracking Spreadsheet - How Scott keeps up with due dates, client information and more

 

 

FREE Ebook - What 150 Practice Owners Know - Get the Ebook by taking the survey - MUST have a private practice to take the survey

 

 

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