Insights from the recent Deloitte Survey of U.S. Physicians included the top factors affecting physicians’ satisfaction with practicing medicine.
Physicians are most satisfied due to “patient relationships” and “protecting and promoting the health of individuals.” Owning and performing procedures in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) can help strengthen patient relationships as well as protect and promote your patients’ health by providing them with the quality, convenience and efficiencies of your own ASC. AMSURG surgery centers produce consistently high patient satisfaction scores, which are a testament to their patient-pleasing properties and quality care.
The major factors impacting physicians’ dissatisfaction in the survey are:
- “dealing with Medicare/Medicaid/government regulations”
- “less time with each patient” and
- “long hours/work weeks”
Partnering with AMSURG in the ownership and management of your surgery center can help mitigate these negative factors, at least as far as your ASC business is concerned. As your ASC partner, AMSURG manages the surgery center rules, regulations and requirements so that you can focus on providing your patients with the highest quality medical care. We focus on providing you (as well as your patients) with the most efficient and convenient surgery scheduling with the goal of optimizing your work schedule – allowing you to spend more time at the practice with patients and less time traveling to multiple surgery sites or waiting for available O.R.s.
We also regularly survey our physician partners and have found that the majority are consistently satisfied with AMSURG as their surgery center partner. Contact us to learn more about how partnering with AMSURG can increase your career satisfaction.