Doctor Demographics
Doctor Demographics
I write about where to put a practice, the market conditions that are influencing the places where dentistry works best, and the trends that are helping or inhibiting practice.
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Predictions for Doctors on the Corona Virus Impact on Practices and People
No, no one knows anything for certain but there are five logical predictions that you might want to think about as a practice owner and professional.  We have actually seen this pattern before and we were proved right them.  But just because something is not certain does not mean that it isn't...  Read More
Predictions for When the Pandemic Ends
The pandemic/virus/regulation situation is going to end. You know it will.  I know it will.  So how are you going to use your time and opportunity to make necessary changes?  This little episode is a little warning and prediction.  You don't want to waste you time right now.   Read More
Demographics or PR: Crisis Planning
When panic creeps in the door and disaster is shouting its name, you don't have to stand idle and helpless.  Sure demographics can help but it is Public Relations that will get the results.   Read More
Generational Demographics Revisited: Is a private practice still a viable option?
It may surprise you but there is a multi-year news cycle that recurs which seems intent on making you worry.  As a professor of mass communications, I can share with you that these come around regularly.  This year, the perfect storm of a presidential election, 10-year national census, and other...  Read More
Population per Household: Important Factors in Site Selection
While the population per household may not be the best known demographic fact about a practice site, it can be among the most important in determining a location, particularly if it is used as a means to compare and contrast the site to other locations.   Read More
Aging in Place: Trends on Serving the Elderly
Finding a place that dentists can have a growing patient-base is an important goal for start-up practices is a major practice goal.  This session deals with an analysis of one of the largest and most important target markets: the Elderly.   Read More
Is There Room for One More: Competition Ratios for Dental Specialists
The question is often asked at Doctor Demographics, "How do you know if a location will support another specialty practice like ours?"  This little episode of our webinar series answers that questions.  I hope you find it useful.   Read More
The Process and Priorities for Dental Practice Site Selection
A demographic report is usually not enough to determine the viability of a practice for purchase or start-up. This is a quick review of the priorities you should be considering.   Read More
Big Drama in Dental Demographics World
There is big news in the demographics world. Some of it is great news for dentistry and practices.  Some of it is just plain sobering.  Take a look and your future.   Read More
Practicing in the Rustbelt
When doctors consider where to put a practice, it is a wise idea to look at a place that is close to where you live or work right now.  The Rust Belt has a few (10) cities that are showing promise.  We thought we would share what we have learned.  Read More
How-To's of Practice Site Selection Telephone Consultation.  What you should know.
This episode is a simple discussion of what matters when you are using demographics to find the best place to practice.   Read More
Practicing in Ohio (And World Wide Birthrate Resulting in Geriatric Immigration to U.S.
We continue with our series on important MSAs for dental practice purchases and start-ups.  This episode is about Ohio.  We also go into a new demographic trend that is the result of worldwide aging (due to the lack of births).  This is a first-glance at an important issue.   Read More
Practicing in Arizona and the Phoenix MSA
This is part of our review of the MSAs in the U.S. that are rising in dominance, development, and growth.  We offer this as a courtesy to dentists who are trying to determine the places in the U.S. that they might want to consider for practice purchase and start-up.  Arizona and the Phoenix MSA are...  Read More
The "Yeah, but . . ." Practice Site
Sometimes you have to compromise on where you consider the best place to practice.  This episode is about evaluating a site that might not be perfect but is pretty good.  We call this the "Yeah, but" office.    Read More
Practicing in Chicagoland
To practice in this municipal area (MSA), you need to get an overview of what is happening.  This episode is an overview of Greater Chicago.   Read More
Practicing in New York City
Purchasing or starting-up a dental practice in a major metropolitan city is a huge challenge no matter where one is contemplating.  But when it comes a a city as large and as complex and New York City, it takes special consideration.  This episode is a quick overview of the City and its parts.  It...  Read More
Five Reasons to Practice in Seattle
This episode investigates how to examine Municipal Statistical Areas (MSAs) when considering where to practice.  We use Seattle as our case study.   Read More
Dental Psychographics. 1 of 3
This session introduces the scientific explanation of what Dental Psychographics are and how they are used.   Read More
Practicing in Rocky Mountain States
This episode discusses the six Rocky Mountain States.  Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, and Idaho have something to offer in terms of practice acquisition and start-up.   Read More
Practicing in New England
In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of putting a practice in New England.  There are six states we discuss.  Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts.   Read More
Potential of Practicing in the Midwest
When it comes to finding a great place to purchase or to start-up a practice, few dentists think about the Midwest.  But that may be a mistake.  There are several factors that make this a good place to consider.   Read More
Key to Great Dental Sites: Single Family Dwelling Units
We are always looking for the characteristics that will indicate a promising place to put a practice.  True, wealth is great but the distribution and percentage of single-family dwelling units (SFDUs) is proving to be a great demographic factor in where to look.  Unfortunately, some places are...  Read More
Practice Doldrums
Every practice (and every business) goes through cycles of high production/collection as well as lows.  These cycles are sometimes bewildering and often frustrating.  Still, they can be understood.  By using the metaphor of "the Doldrums" we can understand these cycles and what to do to anticipate...  Read More
Practice Doldrums
There is a cyclical nature to practice.  Sometimes it is based upon time of year.  Sometimes it is based upon your geographic setting.  This session discusses how to read these trends and what to do about them.    Read More
Gentrification and Your Practice Site
Gentrification has become a hot topic in site selection, community development, city policies, and budgets.  It is both loved and hated.  This session of our podcast puts to bed the issue of whether it will help or hurt your office site.    Read More
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