Becker's Healthcare December 8, 2023
Claire Wallace

Choosing to go into private practice or join a large system is one of the biggest decisions physicians have to face. From independence to better pay, there are pros and cons to each.

Here is what eight physicians have told Becker’s about why they have chosen either private practice or employed roles:

Frank DiMaio, MD. Director of Catholic Health Physician Partners (Garden City, N.Y.): Private practice. Practice management skills including patient throughput, visit workflow and billing are best learned this way.

Eric Esrailian, MD. Gastroenterologist and health sciences clinical professor of medicine at UCLA (Los Angeles): I have always envisioned being part of an academic institution because of the potential to have an impact on the community —...

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