Norton Healthcare has developed a real track record for working with physicians. I spoke to a lot of physicians working with Norton prior to joining and their positive feedback helped make my decision easier. After becoming an employed physician, I found the key benefits tend to be fewer management concerns and general peace of mind. As a result, I'm able to concentrate on taking care of patients.
There are a number of benefits to being an employed physician, not the least of which is the ability to concentrate on patient interaction instead of the constant distractions of office administration. From replacing lost employees to handling malpractice insurance to negotiating reimbursement rates, Norton handles all of the logistics, which allows me to do what I enjoy doing most - practice medicine. From a personal standpoint, I also enjoy the excellent health care benefits and retirement contributions.
I feel my input is important in Norton's decision-making processes that relate to my practice even though I don't have to make day-to-day decisions.The lack of responsibility for administration has freed up more of my time to be with family and friends and has allowed more time to pursue interests outside the office.