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 - Enhancing Your Productivity Using Disposable Cystoscopes

Enhancing Your Productivity Using Disposable Cystoscopes

Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses the use of disposable cystoscopes to improve physician productivity.
Dr. Baum - Managing Chronically Late PatientsManaging Chronically Late Patients

Managing Chronically Late Patients

Neil H. Baum, MD, offers advice on managing chronically late patients to improve scheduling, staff efficiency, and office productivity.
Dr. Baum - Ernest Shackleton and Urologic Practices

Ernest Shackleton and Urologic Practices

Neil H. Baum, MD, offers advice to urologists on leading during uncertain times while maintaining excellent patient care.
Dr. Baum - Generating Patient Referrals

Generating Patient Referrals

Neil H. Baum, MD, provides thoughtful advice for generating patient referrals from physicians and non-physicians.
Dr. Baum - Distractions and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Distractions and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Neil H. Baum, MD, presents on the impact distractions have on the doctor-patient relationship, using car crashes as an analogy.
Dr. Baum - Enhancing Physician Communication

Enhancing Communication with Physician Colleagues

Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses effective communication with physician colleagues through patient referral letters.
Dr. Baum - Chronically Late Patients

Managing the Chronically Late Patient

Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses techniques for managing chronically late patients to improve productivity in a medical practice.
Dr. Baum - Patients Second

Patients Come Second

Neil H. Baum, MD, argues that the best way to make a medical practice more successful is to focus on improving the experience of employees.
Dr. Baum - Practice Evaluation

Practice Evaluation

Neil H. Baum, MD, goes over 4 steps to conduct a medical practice evaluation to help improve a practice’s efficiency or prepare it for sale.
Dr. Baum - LEGO

Lessons from LEGO Blocks

Neil H. Baum, MD, considers five lessons medical practices can learn from the successes of the LEGO toy company.
Dr. Baum - Marketing

The Future of Medical Marketing

Neil H. Baum, MD, provides 8 suggestions for marketing and promoting a medical practice in 2022 and beyond.
Dr. Baum - LBJ

Lyndon Johnson and His Kidney Stone

Neil H. Baum, MD, reflects on how US history & healthcare could have changed had Lyndon Johnson’s kidney stone not been successfully removed.
Dr. Baum - EOBs

Bottom Line Shrinking? Check Your EOBs

Neil H. Baum, MD, discusses the importance of reviewing explanations of benefits (EOBs) in a medical practice to ensure appropriate compensation.
Dr. Baum - Elephant

The Elephant and Chains: Adding New Technology

Neil H. Baum, MD, argues doctors are artificially constrained by old practices, like an elephant conditioned to be held by weak chains.
Dr. Baum - Hand Size

‘Hand Size’ and Healthcare

Neil H. Baum, MD, considers how common healthcare metrics can be faulty, much like the idea that larger hands signify a better quarterback.