Dr. Baum

Neil H. Baum, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Urology at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He 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, and is the author of numerous other publications on managing a urology practice. In this series, Dr. Baum presents quick tips on a variety of timely, relevant topics for the practicing urologist.

Dr. Baum - Inappropriate Patient Requests

Managing Inappropriate Patient Requests

GRU Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses how to tactfully manage inappropriate patient requests related to treatment, medication & other areas of service.

Dr. Baum - Barriers to Exit

Building Your Urologic Castle: Barriers to Exit (2 of 2)

GRU Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, gives suggestions on how urologists can keep patients returning to their practice and prevent their exit.

Dr. Baum - Barriers to Entry

Building Your Urologic Castle: Barriers to Entry (1 of 2)

GRU Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses barriers keeping patients out of a urologic practice and suggests how to make practices more accessible.

Dr. Baum - Financial Toxicity

Financial Toxicity

GRU Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses financial toxicity and how urologists can help patients navigate the stress associated with medical expenses.

Dr. Baum - At-Home Testing

The Future of Medicine: At Home Testing

GRU Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, examines the burgeoning field of at-home testing, outlining the pros and cons and the urologic application.

Dr. Baum - M

The Myth of Multitasking

GRU Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses the pitfalls of multitasking and its impact on productivity, and then offers solutions.

Dr. Baum - Advocating for Your Patient

Advocating for Your Patient

GRU Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses how to and why one should advocate for patients following a denial of coverage by an insurance company.

Dr. Baum - Locum Tenens

Finding a New Perspective with Locum Tenens

GRU Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, presents the advantages of locum tenens, through which a physician works temporarily in another practice.

Dr. Baum - Nitrous Oxide

Painless Urology Using Nitrous Oxide for Office-Based Procedures

GRU Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, recommends the use of nitrous oxide for office-based urology procedures due to patient comfort and lack of side effects.

Dr. Baum - Solving Problems

Solving Problems the ‘5 Whys’ Way

GRU Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses a solution for solving problems that he uses in his practice called “the 5 whys”.

Dr. Baum - Telephone Techniques

Telephone Techniques to Generate New Patients

GRU Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, offers advice on improving a clinic’s telephone techniques, which can in turn help generate new patients for a practice.

Dr. Baum - Prior Authorizations

Time Saving Tips #1: Getting a Handle on Prior Authorizations

GRU Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses how problematic prior authorizations can be and offers advice on how to make the process more efficient.

Dr. Baum - Science Behind Burnout

The Science Behind Burnout

GRU Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, explores the relationship between shortened telomeres and burnout.

Dr. Baum - Physician Referrals

Enhancing Referrals from Other Physicians and Non-Medical Referral Sources

Neil H. Baum, MD, shares how to build a specialty practice through enhancing referrals from other physicians and non-medical sources.

Dr. Baum - Top of Google Part 2

Getting Your Practice to the Top of Google – Part 2

Neil H. Baum, MD, explains how to get a urology practice onto the top of Google search, and why it’s important for attracting new patients.

Dr. Rossi - Top of Google

Getting Your Practice to the Top of Google – Part 1

Neil H. Baum, MD, notes the importance of practices hitting the top page of Google, and shares how he got his onto the first results page.

Dr. Baum - Staff Motivation

Staff Motivation for Urology Practices

Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses the importance of providing non-monetary motivation for staff in a urology practice.

Dr. Baum - Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Practice

Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses the importance of cybersecurity in protecting against online attacks that can put patients’ personal data at risk.

Dr. Baum - Jehovah’s Witness Patient

My Experience with a Jehovah’s Witness Patient

Neil H. Baum, MD, shares his experience treating a Jehovah’s Witness patient, the complicated ethical dilemma that ensued, and lessons learned.

Dr. Baum - Glad to be a Urologist

Ten Reasons to be Glad You Are a Urologist

Neil H. Baum, MD, shares ten reasons that you should be grateful to be a urologist or even why you should think about becoming one.

Dr. Baum - Disaster Planning Urology

Disaster Planning for Urology Practices

Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses his natural disaster during Hurricane Katrina and how it informed planning for them in his urology practice.

Dr. Baum - Urologic Best Practices

Seven Heavenly Virtues in the Urologic Practice

Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses seven best practices for a successful urologist, as well as tips for how to develop them.

Dr. Baum - Dead Sins

Seven Deadly Sins in the Urologic Practice

Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses seven deadly “sins” (bad habits) that can negatively impact a urology practice.

Dr. Baum - Urologist Practice Changes

The Butterfly Effect for Urologists

Neil H. Baum, MD, suggests small changes that can have a big impact on urology practices.

Dr. Baum - Medication Compliance Part 2

Medication Compliance for Urologists (Part 2 of 2)

In the second of a two-part series, Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses how urologists can use technology to improve medication compliance now and in the future.

Dr. Baum - Medication Compliance

Medication Compliance for Urologists (Part 1 of 2)

In the first of a two-part series, Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses the importance of medication compliance and what urologists need to do to improve patient safety.

Dr. Baum - Urology Practice Management

Ten “Never-Evers” in a Urology Practice (Part 2)

Neil H. Baum, MD, Clinical Professor of Urology at Tulane Medical School, offers five more suggestions of things to never do in a urology practice.

Dr. Baum - Terminating Doctor-Patient Relationship

Ten “Never-Evers” in a Urology Practice (Part 1)

Neil H. Baum, MD, Clinical Professor of Urology at Tulane Medical School, offers five suggestions on things to avoid in a urology practice.

Dr. Baum - Terminating Doctor-Patient Relationship

Terminating the Doctor-Patient Relationship

It may not happen frequently, but at least 90% of doctors have had to end a doctor-patient relationship at least once and it can be a sensitive situation that is important to get right. GRU Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses how to go about terminating a doctor-patient relationship.

Dr. Baum - Firing Nonclinical Staff

Firing Nonclinical Staff

GRU Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, details the current employment situation for many nonclinical workers, and highlights three main reasons why a physician may need to fire non-clinical staff: integrity violations, economic downturns, and nonperformance.

Dr. Baum - Hiring nonclinical staff

Hiring Nonclinical Staff

GRU Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses the importance of hiring good nonclinical staff, and how they can help avoid expensive mistakes and high turnover.

Dr. Baum - Urology metrics

Numbers to Know

GRU Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses the business of medicine and some important metrics physicians should be aware of for creating a profitable, sustainable practice.

Dr. Baum - Urology practice efficiency

Home for Dinner (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 2 of his presentation on efficiency in the urologic practice, Neil H. Baum, MD, Clinical Professor of Urology at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana, offers five more ideas about how urologists can be more productive.

Dr. Baum - Urology practice efficiency

Home for Dinner (Part 1 of 2)

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.

Dr. Baum - Personal Professional Balance Physicians

Creating Balance in Your Personal and Professional Life (Part 2/2)

Neil H. Baum, MD, continues his discussion of why urologists have trouble creating balance in their personal and professional lives and offers five new suggestions for a happy, fulfilled work and personal life.

Dr. Baum - Personal Professional Balance

Creating Balance in Your Personal and Professional Life (Part 1/2)

Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses why urologists have trouble creating balance in their personal and professional lives and offers five suggestions to address this.

Dr. Baum - Telemedicine Vendor

Vetting Your Telemedicine Vendor

Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses how to choose the best telemedicine vendor for your practice.

Dr. Baum - Tele-Huddle

Tele-Huddle: The Best Two Minutes You Can Spend With Your Staff

Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses a management strategy – the tele-huddle – for getting your practice’s staff on the same page.

Dr. Baum - Managing Negative Reviews

Online Reputation Management: Managing Negative Reviews

Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses how physicians can respond to negative reviews and encourage positive ones to manage their online reputation.

Dr. Baum - Protecting Your Online Reputation

Protecting Your Online Reputation

Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses how a successful practice is linked to a physician’s online reputation and offers tips for improving public-facing feedback.

Dr. Baum - Ergonomic Solutions for Urologists

Ergonomic Solutions for Urologists

Neil H. Baum, MD, highlights eight solutions to alleviate ergonomic injuries that put urologic surgeons at risk for neck pain, back pain, and eye fatigue.

Dr. Baum - Telemedicine for Seniors

Telemedicine for Seniors

Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses how to make telemedicine work for seniors as virtual visits will continue to be important, even after COVID-19 dissipates.

Dr. Baum - Telemedicine Etiquette

Telemedicine Etiquette for Urologists

Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses the importance of telemedicine etiquette as more and more urologists move to virtual visits to manage patient care.