Neil H. Baum, MD, presented “Home for Dinner (Part 1 of 2)” for the Grand Rounds in Urology audience in June, 2020.

How to cite: Baum, Neil H. Home for Dinner (Part 1 of 2)” June, 2020. Accessed Jul 2024.

Home for Dinner (Part 1 of 2) – Summary:

Neil H. Baum, MD, clinical professor of urology at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana, discusses the importance of efficiency and how urologists can improve their practice’s efficiency. He highlights why there is a lack of efficiency in most urologic practices which translates into most urologists working so hard that they will miss dinners with their families. Dr. Baum offers five easy to implement solutions for how urologists can improve the efficiency of their practice that will mean they get home for dinner. His solutions include: prioritizing punctuality, utilizing video technology and checklists, improving patient education and finally managing time with pharmaceutical reps.

For more commentary from Dr. Baum, visit his Improving Your Urology Practice page.


Neil H. Baum, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Urology at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is also a retired urologic surgeon. Additionally, Dr. Baum serves as the Medical Advisor to Vanguard Communications Group. Dr. Baum is the author of Marketing Your Clinical Practice - Ethically, Effectively, and Economically, which is in its 4th edition, has sold over 175,000 copies, and has been translated into Spanish. He also wrote The Complete Business Guide to a Successful Medical Practice, which was published in 2015. Dr. Baum was the columnist for American Medical News for more than 25 years. Dr. Baum also wrote the popular column, “The Bottom Line,” for Urology Times for more than 20 years. He is a requested speaker each year to the Practice Management Seminar for the American Urological Association (AUA), where he discusses techniques for making urology practices more efficient and more productive. He has written more than 9 books on practice management and over 250 peer-reviewed articles on various urologic topics. Dr. Baum is also the medical advisor to Vanguard Communications Group.