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Physicians Report Summary

SIC Codes: 8011
NAICS Codes: 621111 621112

Chapters Include

  • Industry Overview
  • Quarterly Industry Update
  • Business Challenges
  • Trends and Opportunities
  • Call Preparation Questions
  • Financial Information
  • Industry Forecast
  • Website and Media Links
  • Glossary of Acronyms
 

Physicians Industry Overview

Excerpt from Physicians Report

Offices in this industry provide general or specialized medical care. No major companies dominate.

Competitive Landscape

Demand for physician services is driven by population growth and demographics. The profitability of individual practices depends on the reputation and expertise of the physician and staff. Large practices have advantages in leveraging administrative processes and expensive diagnostic equipment. Small practices compete effectively by providing specialized skills and good customer service. Physicians generally have several direct competitors in the immediate geographic area.

Products, Operations & Technology

Operations of physician offices revolve around patient care, appointment scheduling, records management, and insurance processing. Typically, a patient makes an appointment several days or weeks before being seen, a medical record file is retrieved, the patient sees the doctor for less than 20 minutes, the doctor orders tests or prescribes treatment, the doctor's consultation and any test results or treatments are entered into the medical records, and the cost of the visit is billed to an insurance plan.

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