Shareef Mahdavi helps doctors be smarter when it comes to their practice.  His blog covers financial, customer and technology topics.

BLOG: Disrupting your surgical referrals

August 20, 2019

One concern shared with me by eye surgeons is what would happen to surgical volume if referral sources are pulled away. That threat may still be far off in the distance…

BLOG: Encourage patients to complain

August 13, 2019

Compared with business leaders, doctors are in a difficult spot when it comes to how success is measured. In business, making the right decision at least part of the…

BLOG: The half-life of a complaint

July 22, 2019

Let’s recap: In recent blogs, I’ve touched on different elements that impact the value of the medical practice, with a tilt toward the items that are more…

BLOG: Big money enters eye care

June 24, 2019

The announcement several weeks ago of Goldman Sachs’ purchase of Capital Vision Services (MyEyeDr) marks a significant milestone in private equity’s…

BLOG: Your fees and the value of your practice

May 30, 2019

Given the frenzy over private equity that’s emerged over the past several years, many practices are at least considering a sale. One of the first questions asked…

BLOG: How good are you really?

May 22, 2019

Most of us think we are better than we really are. Sad but true. It shows up all across society, and psychologists even have a term for it: illusory superiority, aka the…

BLOG: What defines a well-run practice?

May 16, 2019

Most doctors tell me their practices are well run and firmly believe it based on growth in revenue, tenure of staff and patients who seem to be pleased with the services…

BLOG: Why private equity matters

April 10, 2019

Just about every doctor I speak with wants to know more about private equity, and larger practices seem to be inundated with inquiries from prospective buyers. Why the…