Episode #285

20/20 Money Episode #285 – Hiring, empowering, and leading your practice manager in a win-win relationship with Dr. Bethany Fishbein, OD

April 22, 2024

Welcome to this episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Bethany Fishbein, OD. 

Bethany joins me on the show live from Vision Expo East to talk about one of the most important relationships in an optometric practice: the relationship between the practice manager and the owner/OD. In this conversation, she talks about the evolution of the managerial role in the practice as the practice matures and grows, the characteristics of a valuable practice manager, the mistakes that both she and others have made when filling the practice manager role in the office, and the importance of the practice owner’s vision for how they want the practice to function. She also shares how to think about creating a job description (and why you should use a templated job description as a starting point for creating your customized version) and how you can use an honest conversation with your practice manager to align expectations in your office…ultimately using that conversation as the launch point for future performance and goal reviews.   

As a reminder, you can get all the information discussed in today’s conversation by visiting our website at integratedpwm.com and clicking on the Learning Center. While there, be sure to subscribe to our monthly “planning life on purpose” newsletter that’s filled with tips and ideas to help you plan your best life, on purpose. You can also set up a Triage conversation to learn a little bit more about how we serve in the capacity of a personal and professional CFO: helping OD practice owners around the country reduce their tax bill, proactively manage cash flow, and make prudent investment decisions both in and out of their practice to ultimately help them live their best life on purpose. You can also check out any number of additional free resources like our eBooks, blog posts, and on-demand webinars. Lastly, if you’re interested in learning more about the upcoming launch of the 20/20 Money Membership, please check out the link in the Resources to learn more about what we have in store for you! 

And with that introduction, I hope you enjoy my conversation with 

Resources: 

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www.leadersofvision.com 

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