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Why the independent clinic model isn’t disappearing…yet

With private-equity backed centers and large fertility networks dominating the fertility world today, is there still space for the independent clinic?

On this episode of the Inside Reproductive Health Podcast, I talked to Dr. John Nichols of Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group in Greenville, South Carolina. Dr. Nichols began his career in academic medicine, but left after six years to start his own independent group. We talk about his journey to owning his own practice and growing it to four offices with five physicians and why he made the switch, despite the benefits of a larger network.

We take a look at:

  • Advantages of independent practice
  • Supporting employees and building buy-in
  • Setting expectations with partners for the passing of the torch

Want to hear more? Listen here!

Next week, get one professional’s thoughts on the status of mentorship in the lab today.