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Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Physicians and other healthcare providers are frustrated and need new skills, new information and plenty of energy. Being a healthcare provider is not like it use to be! How do you thrive in today's environment? Getting informed is the first step. Your host Barbara C Phillips, MN, GNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP is a entrepreneur, business and practice coach, speaker, blogger and strives to be a bit geeky. She and her guest discuss the non-clinical aspects of the business of being a healthcare provider (including starting and running your own practice), policy as it relates to how we operate as well as profession and personal growth strategies to keep you healthy and sane. In orther words, today's clinician needs to be a SAGE Clinician...Strategic Astute Gutsy. Enlightened. Show notes, links and further information are available at




Job Hunting Like a Professional-NPBS27

The majority of clinicians - nurse practitioners and physician assistants are not business owners, but employees. However, even though we focus on business here, all professionals are business and need to understand that. On this episode of the NPBusiness Show & Podcast, I speak with Renee Dahring, NP and current president of the Minnesota APRN Coalition. She is also the NP behind the career blog at Advance for NPs and PAs and is known as the NPCareer Coach. While we, of course, spoke...

Duration: 00:28:39

Billing Incident-To? Here are the Rules - NPBS26

Does the idea of Incident To billing leave you perplexed? Are you working with individuals who insist that all your visited be billed out as incident-to? Well, this is what we are going to talk about today on the NPBusiness Show podcast. Announcements: NPWeek Webinars continue. The 3rd one is this week, Sunday, Nov 15, 2015. More details here. Sponsored by: NPBO™ Incident-To Billing Incident-to billing can be confusing. Many NPs find their employers wanting to do a lot of incident-to...

Duration: 00:09:51

025 SAGEClinician is now The NPBusiness Show

Podcasting Again! SAGEClinician is now the NPBusiness Show! Welcome to the new NPBusiness Show and podcast. You might remember this show as the SAGEClinician podcast.In this episode you'll hear: Why I have not published in a while. Why I changed the name Some announcements: Shout out to Dr. Rachel Silva and The Nurse Practitioner Show - check out her podcast. Thanks Rachel for having me on your show! NPWeek2015 - check out more details here. Why business is important for all Nurse...

SCP24: Integrative Wellness with Johnetta Miner, PhD, NP

Dr. Miner is a women's healthcare provider and a holistic NP working in New York State. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Miner is broadcasting the "HEALth Practitioner Podcast" and publishes on her website,"". Having done previous solo podcasts on a variety of health topics, her current podcast the "HEALth Practitioner Podcast" focuses on different healing modalities accessible to clinicians and consumers alike.The HEALth in her podcast stands for HEAL:...

Duration: 00:33:44

SCP23: Nursing From Within with Elizabeth Scala

On this episode of SAGEClinician I have the pleasure of speaking with Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN. Elizabeth Scala, author, speaker, certified Reiki Master and nurse, describes herself as a spiritual practice nurse, on a mission to shift her profession of nursing from the inside out. Applicable to all healthcare professionals but directed toward nurses, her goal is to see you reconnect with the original passion and desire that led you to enter your profession to begin with. Healthcare...

Duration: 00:20:33

SCP22: Technology for Clinicians with Brittney Wilson, The Nerdy Nurse

Onthis Episode of SAGEClinician: Get ready for my guest Brittney Wilson, who has transformed “challenges” at work into real life resources to help other nurses. Find out how she has combined her clinical expertise with her love for technology to help countless nurses and their patients. Let her introduce you to a new social media platform designed with you, the healthcare provider, in mind. Brittney is known as the “Nerdy Nurse” and was able to acquire the rights to exclusively use that...

Duration: 00:20:48

SCP21: Burnout and Heart Cleansing with Samantha Alvarez, NP

About this Episode of SAGEClinician: On this episode of SAGEClinician Samantha and I talk about professional burnout and steps we can take to prevent and recover from it. We also talk about travel, self care. Samantha talks about her year of heart cleansing and what it means. She shares with us two exercises that can be done in just minutes per day to reduce your stress (and one of them you can do in the exam room with patients), and help you get back on track. In addition to mindfulness...

Duration: 00:27:08

Nurse Practitioners on SAGEClinician Podcast

About this Episode of SAGEClinician: On this episode of SAGEClinician, I talk about Nurse Practitioners, and share a few soundbites I recorded at the AANP Speciality and Leadership Conference held last month in Naples Florida. NP Background Nurse Practitioner shave been around for close to 50 years. All of us are nurses, most all of us have extensive experience as nurses before we return to school for additional education and training. Initially, we took certificate courses that may last a...

Duration: 00:11:24

SCP20: Reeger Cortell, FNP: Weight Loss Surgery Podcast

About this Episode of SAGEClinician: On this episode of SAGEClinician I have the privilege of speaking withReeger Cortell, FNP. She is likely one of the very first NPs to podcast. Her topic is also her area of clinical expertise...weight loss surgery. On the podcast, she not only talks about issues of weight loss, but also the transformation that takes place for all her patients. Indeed podcasting itself has plenty of life lessons. During the podcast, Reeger referenceda blog post she...

Duration: 00:37:35

SCP18: Dino Soriano, FNP_ClinicalMatchMe

I need a preceptor...what now? On a daily basis, I hear from nurse practitioner students on social media, in email and private messages who are desperate for apreceptor. Often they have been turned down multiple times and are at their wits end. The hardest part of all this is that NP students are unable to complete their requirements and will often have to delay graduation or even drop out of their programs. In healthcare today, we need more providers, not less. Fortunately someone has...

Duration: 00:29:29

SCP17: Barb Dehn, RN, MS, NP

On this episode of SAGEClinician I am talking with Nurse Practitioner Barb Dehn. We talk about writing, publishing and just letting the world know about the expertise we all have. And we get to talk about her new bookThe Hot Guide to a Cool Sexy Menopause. She gives us three tips on writing, suggests ways to get motivated and how to improve our writing. Get motivated to start sharing your knowledge and expertise today. WHO is Barb Dehn, RN, MS, NP, FAANP? Barbara Dehn is a practicing...

Duration: 00:30:23

SCP16: Debbie Karas, DNP, APN-BC, Multiple Revenue Streams for your Busines

On this episode of SAGEClinician I talk with fellow NP and business owner. Debbie starter her professional business, not as a nurse practitioner, but as an RN. Listen in as she talks about what she did and why. You'll also hear her talk about: Her current practice and business Multiple sources of revenue Payer and Revenue Mix Tools she uses Tips for anyone thinking about starting a business And so much more.

Duration: 00:34:33

SCP15: Dr._Renee_Thompson_on_Bullying

On this episode of SAGEClinician I talk with Renee Thompson who is an expert on nurse bullying. Listen in as we discuss: Why did she become an expert on bullying. What is bullying? What is a bully? How can you tell if someone is a bully or just having a bad day? WHY does it continue in nursing? What can clinicians do about bullying? Negative and positive competition. The difference between being aggressive and being assertive.

Duration: 00:39:52

SCP14: Troy Heidesch, NP - Telemedicine for Clinicians

Have you ever wondered how to add tele-med to your practice? Listen in as I talk with Troy Heidesch, NP and the founder and CEO of a HIPAA compliant solution for Tele-Health. We talked about: Requirements for tele-med Payers that reimburse for this service Where services can be performed and some of the limitation imposed by payers Visit codes Reimbursement for service (and the codes to use!) Various applications of tele health services Mobile applications And of...

Duration: 00:22:53

SCP13: Brett Snodgrass - Tennessee Nurse Practitioners, Blogging, Pain and

About this Episode of SAGEClinician: On this episode of the SAGEClinician podcast, Brett and I talk about: TheTennessee Practice Act for APRNs Networking and NPs Blogging The NPMom and how it can be used as a teaching resource for clinicians Getting involved! This episode was recorded prior to the June 2014 AANP Conference which we refer to as a future event, so don't get too confused by that! WHO is Brett Badgley Snodgrass, MSN, APRN, FNP-C? Brett Badgley Snodgrass is a practicing Family...

Duration: 00:26:40

SCP12: Cynthia Howard, RN, CNC, PhD Resilience Expert

On this episode of SAGEClinician I talk with Dr. Cynthia Howard about resilience, emotional intelligence, and the problems of stress, burnout and compassion fatigue. And we talk about some simple solutions that all clinicians can take to improve our wellbeing - thus improving our patient care. Cynthia shares with us her skills for success and an exercise we can do right now in order to improve our own wellbeing and increase ourresilience - in live, business and practice.

Duration: 00:19:20

SCP11: Nancy Dirubbo, FNP-C, FAANP

On this episode of SAGEClinician, Nancy and I talk about small practices and their future, why primary care needs travel health education and how to start a travel health practice – including three very direct and excellent tips that Nancy gives clinicians who are starting a business. Pay attention to this successful business owner!

Duration: 00:33:39

SCP10: Kay Todd, American Nurse Practitioner Foundation

Kay talks about the mission and programs of the American Nurse Practitioner Foundation (ANPF) such as research, grants, scholarships and the Toolbox (which sounds really great for practicing clinicians!) available to all nurse practitioners. Not only will these resources benefit the NP, but they will have an impact on your clinical practice and your patients. There are so many ways NPs can get involved from sharing stories, volunteering, writing, humanitarian projects and more.

Duration: 00:32:04


In this episode, I talk with Dr. Deb Kiley about how clinicians can participate in self care, mindfulness, and she gives us some very specific yet simple exercises that we can do to move us further along in our quest for well being. Now, let’s get started. WHO is Deb Kiley: Dr. Deb Kiley is a nurse practitioner, mentor, leader and integrative health coach. She is the founder of Fearless Wellness, a coaching practice that explores and embraces the possibilities. A coach for clinicians, she...

Duration: 00:40:59

SCP08: Rebecca Morehead, CPCC, CHSE

On this episode of the SAGEClinician podcast Rebecca and Barbara talk about several issues that are important for practice owners. Recorded prior to the extension of the implementation of ICD-10, Rebecca shares some strategies that practices can implement in order to be ready for ICD-10. Additionally, we talk about: HEDIS reporting Alternative revenue generation Cash practices HIPAA Security and what she calls the SRA Lots of good information and it's likely you'll want to listen to this...

Duration: 00:31:49

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