Remember, creating a referral process and patient base as a new gastroenterologist doesn’t have to be daunting. If you follow these tips, you’ll be on your way to establishing yourself within the community. No doubt you will have the same success as many physicians in my group and in the groups of my colleagues in the Digestive Health Physicians Association. And once you’re established, it will be your turn to help the next generation of physicians who want to enter private practice and thrive – so that independent community GI care remains strong well into the future.
Dr. Alaparthi is the director of committee operations at the Gastroenterology Center of Connecticut and serves as chair of the communications committee for the Digestive Health Physicians Association.