John Hayes, Jr., MD

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…

When Something in Practice Isn’t Working

Like everyone, physicians can really stress, and too often for us, it’s when something in practice is not working as we anticipated. Unfortunately, it frequently turns out that finances and basic business systems are simply not working. Too often, it’s because they are never implemented. Very few of us had the opportunity to study with…

The Most Dangerous Number – ONE!

One of the biggest issues observed this past week especially has been the ignoring “The Most Dangerous Number” – ONE! One way to help a condition… One way to manage a team… One way for patients to pay… One way to approach a pandemic… And the most dangerous? Having just ONE way to practice, [like…

Steve Jobs and You

When Steve Jobs left earth, perhaps the greatest technological visionary of our times, maybe even in modern history passed. His impact has been profound. But why? Simply, he created his own realities, and thus has shaped yours too! Steve Jobs relentlessly pursued Star Trek like visions, and then actually executed the development, construction and ultimately…