One way to find out more about a practice is from the receptionist or any staff member.  They will often provide honest information invaluable to assessing the true nature of the practice culture on a day-to-day basis.  Just a basic question like how long have you worked here can tell you alot.  If the front desk person hasn’t been there awhile, it could be a key to a bigger picture about the rest of the staff and their turnover.  And, it could be an indication that the practice doesn’t have good patient-office relations which could lead to less patients than other practices attract.  Other basic questions are:  What do you like best about working here?  What are your hours?  (If the answer is longer than the posted hours, it can indicate the hours you might work.)  What do you think of the patient charting system?