There are several considerations when deciding whether to add a new physiatrist.  First, are you ready financially to pay for a new doctor?  Has your practice or hospital census reached the point where adding someone is financially feasible?

Make sure that you have a sound reason for adding a new person.  What are your goals for the new position and how do they relate to your practice’s/hospital’s goals?  Without goals in mind, the hiring of a new associate may result in unintended consequences.

Hiring a new doctors takes alot of you and your staff’s time and energy.  Do you have the time and resources to guide a new physiatrist?  The new physiatrist will need to learn all the ropes from your office routine to the best business practices.