Optometry Practice Owner Resources

Booked 4 Weeks Out?

Bethany Fishbein, OD Booked 4 Weeks Out? I sometimes feel like “how far you’re booked out” is regarded as a measure of enviable success in the optometric community. Doctors proudly boast, “I’m booked out 5 weeks” or “My next appointment’s not until February”  In the...

Is Consulting Worth The Money?

Bethany Fishbein, OD Is Consulting Worth The Money? I’m following a conversation on a popular social media site.  I’ve seen the conversation before in different iterations -- someone asks for a recommendation for a consultant.  Some people chime in with a...

Have You Ever Not Filled A Prescription?

Bethany Fishbein, OD Have You Ever Not Filled A Prescription? I was recently in an office that had a screen with patient education slides playing on a loop. I took note of one that said “Up to 30% of new prescriptions are never filled.” The slides were about general...

Live With It, End It, or Change It

Bethany Fishbein, OD   Live With It, End It, Change It At our client retreat, leadership executive Renee Brauns spoke about focusing your strengths on what you love. As part of her talk, she reviewed the “10 Commandments of Solving Issues” published by Gino Wickman in...

Reacting vs. Responding

Bethany Fishbein, OD   Reacting vs. Responding I was in a workshop on something totally unrelated to optometry (parenting!) and the speaker spent some time on the difference between reacting vs. responding. I hadn’t thought much about it before, but it jumped out at...

The Most Important Thing To Bring To Your Next Staff Meeting: A Bagel

Bethany Fishbein, OD   This was an accidental discovery for me. It was so long ago that I can’t even remember what exactly I was listening to, but it was about having more dynamic staff meetings.   It’s a common thing for a practice owner to tell us that they hate...

Lessons from Las Vegas

 Bethany Fishbein, OD I just spent a few days in Las Vegas with some members of the Power Practice Team, attending Vision Expo West. I wasn’t the one to pick the hotel and the restaurant - which means that I stayed at a place much nicer than I’d usually stay and ate...

3 Resume Green Flags that will ALWAYS get an interview in my office

 Bethany Fishbein, OD It’s been a while, but the day will come again where you can post a job and get a bunch of resumes.  And when that happens, how do you decide which candidates will get interviews? Here are 3 of my resume “green flags” you might be surprised by:...

Why Is This Consulting Company Different From All Other Consulting Companies?

Lots of reasons-- but one of the biggest is that when you sign on with The Power Practice, one of our consultants (an OD with their own private practice who knows how to make it work) comes to visit YOUR office and observe you and your team in action. This is a...

Quiet Quitting

There was a recent article in the Wall Street Journal about “Quiet Quitting.”  I have such mixed feelings about this! On one hand, I fully support work-life balance.  The employees in our office are exactly that… employees, and shouldn’t be sacrificing their physical...