“Everything from buying gauze to buying warfarin … we can do cheaper because we have the contracting power and capacity,” he added. “And we can subdivide out our process to make them more efficient. It’s about an efficient system. And society and the world demands more efficiency out of its healthcare because of the spiraling costs.”
—Daniel Alam, MD
Working Well with Others
Byron Norris, MD, is a fourth-year resident in the department of otolaryngology and communicative sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., but his brief career experience has already taught him one thing: Physician extenders can be a very good idea for an outpatient otolaryngology practice.