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Private Practice Consulting Firm

A medical or legal degree doesn't always equal business acumen. That's where private practice consulting comes in.

This story appears in the December 2000 issue of

Does the medical or legal field fascinate you? As a private practice consultant, you can become a well-paid and trusted confidante of the professionals you admire, while helping them run their businesses. Chances are you've never heard of private practice consultants; there aren't a lot of them, but they've been around for some time, having had their own professional association since 1968.

While private practice consultants can and do serve many professions-including law and accounting firms-about 75 percent of their clients are physicians, dentists and other health-care professionals, such as chiropractors, physical therapists, psychologists, radiation therapists and veterinarians.

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