Whether you’re deciding to strike out on your own or simply wondering if you can remain successful as a solo medical practitioner in today’s seemingly daunting landscape, the comforting news is that it can be done. Take the case of Illinois-based neurologist, Dr. Michael Sergeant and his wife, Beth, who sought the best EHR for solo practice and ventured into independence after 26 years of co-owning a private neurology practice. For Beth Sergeant, who spent most of her adult life pursuing art — not a career in medical billing — building a small medical practice with her husband from the ground up proved to be no small task. She soon discovered that finding the best EMR for solo practice was key to surviving and thriving in a state where very few independent neurologists remained. “We’ve found ways to really make the system work for our practice. We could never have gotten by without it and compared to other systems, MediTouch has proved to be much better,” says Sergeant.
Beyond the economics and logistics of starting one’s own business, there’s also the fact to consider that being a solo practice means thinking about the office every day, no matter where you are. “We’re not always in the office and MediTouch allows me to work from anywhere. We don’t have an answering service — we are the answering service — and having access to records 24 hours a day as well as the ability to fax, wherever we are, has been so helpful.”
“I would definitely recommend MediTouch to other small practices,” Sergeant says. “From set-up, it was never lacking. I look at people now still using paper, and I think, ‘How do you do it?'”