John Hayes, Jr., MD

It’s No Secret

It’s no secret. I’m a play junkie. If I don’t go outside and play, regularly, I get cranky, stale. Daily work becomes harder, stiffer, less fluid. You probably are the same. But maybe it’s been far too long since you let yourself find out. We’ll here’s a whole new reason to go play. People love…

Your Next “New” Patient

If you have been in practice even a few short years your next “New” Patient is someone you have treated before. This simple truth is missed by so many. People are much more likely to see you again, if you did a good job initially. Indeed, it then becomes possible to have a closed practice.…

What Do You Stand For?

It has been said, that “If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything”. To be truly independent, on this great day of American Independence you need to know where you stand on the major cornerstones of your life (Personal, Spiritual, Material, Fitness and Financial). A strong personal philosophy on each of these…

What Defines Personal Power?

Now you might ask, what defines personal power? I define it as really living the life of one’s dreams. Despite fear. Despite the economy. Despite sometimes insurmountable odds. And with every powerful person I’ve had the pleasure of working with along the way, they all have experienced what I call  “The Critical Event”. And that Critical Event is simply the decision point out…

Times are Never Good or Bad

Sage advice from a master, spoken many years ago. I am not sure exactly who, or I would give due credit. And you know what? It’s very Darwinian, especially in private practice today. Only the fit will make it. And come out so much better. I know this as I speak with practitioners all over the USA. This is a great…

Sorting Fact From Fiction For Our Patients

If we’ve learned anything these last two months it is the importance of having steady and accurate streams of information especially regarding COVID-19 risk factors, treatments, and very importantly stay at home and self-help strategies. You don’t have to look too far to realize what social media has become. There is so much misinformation out…

Back-Up Systems, Sea Tow & Practice

I hope you had a great weekend doing at least some time with whatever it makes you feel great. One day not that long ago for me though was all about back-up systems, just like we need right now in practice!  It is just so important to be mentally rested to be on top of…