Telemedicine Thursday—The Anatomy of a Telemedicine Offer

Welcome to Telemedicine Thursday


Every Thursday, I’ll be exploring new topics to make you the most successful telemedicine clinician ever.


The Institute for Telemedicine Mastery will be opening soon—and you’ll be able to find everything you need to create and run a highly successful telemedicine practice. One that will suit any need.


Just got off the phone from a recruiter with an offer of a full-time telemedicine position—let’s dissect it as I would when you’ve retained me as your own personal mentor.



“Full-time” 90% audio, 10% video—800 visits a month minimum, two 6p-MN shifts and two full weekend days per month, one major holiday per year required.


How much:

Approx 125K base with per encounter bonuses—about $221k if you take the 9600 minimum calls per year. Plus medical, dental,$1m/$3m occurrence malpractice insurance and other standard benefits. Four weeks “vacation” meaning that you wouldn’t have to do the minimums for that week.


What do you think?

800 calls a month is an AWFUL LOT. There’s no guarantee of volume so without some protection, you could be sitting on your computer for 18 hours a day in July and August waiting for a call, I’d demand a minimum time commitment before I’d consider—the provider’s reassurances of volume “not being a problem” are worthless.  Shift schedule is a lot better than some I’ve seen, as are the benefits.


Bottom line:

You’d be working a whole bunch and you’d be making about the same if you had your own practice—including benefits—with a lot less flexibility.  If you’re not ready to make the leap to your own practice, this offer is something to consider.  If you’re ready to strike out on your own—hard pass, it would require a 25% decrease in minimum or a 25% increase in salary to consider this opportunity seriously.


This is what I offer. Simple, insightful, high-value analysis.


And this is what I provide for free—think of what I can do for you as your own dedicated mentor–-contact me.


You can learn more about this specific opportunity that we just discussed by contacting me—I do not accept referral fees from recruiters so you know my only interest is in you.