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Unleashing the Potential of Small Clinics

conversations inspiration Sep 28, 2023

Small clinic owners are facing new challenges and opportunities. To gain insights into this dynamic environment, I had the privilege of speaking with Dr Karen DeSimone, the owner of a successful small clinic.

Karen shared her experiences, beliefs, and strategies for thriving in the healthcare industry while maintaining a patient-centered approach.

Embracing Change and Growth

One key takeaway from our conversation with Karen is the importance of embracing change and personal growth. She emphasised that in healthcare, you're either growing or stagnating. Remaining in your comfort zone may seem safe, but it can hinder your clinic's progress and impact on your community.

Karen stressed that personal development is a choice, and those who choose to grow become better versions of themselves.

Rewiring the Subconscious Mind

Karen highlighted the significance of the subconscious mind in shaping our beliefs and actions. She explained that most of what we do is subconscious, driven by ingrained habits and conditioning from childhood. To break free from limiting beliefs, Karen advised clinicians to become more conscious of their thoughts and to actively reject ideas that don't align with their goals.

By rewiring the subconscious mind, small clinic owners can make profound changes in their practices.

The Power of Belief and Visualisation

In her journey, Karen found that belief and visualization played a pivotal role. She encouraged clinic owners to have unwavering faith in their ability to succeed and to consistently visualise their desired outcomes.

This mindset shift can empower them to overcome challenges and attract the right opportunities.

Community and Connection

A significant aspect of Karen's approach is the sense of community and connection she fosters in her clinic. She described her clinic as a space where patients not only receive treatment but also support each other.

This sense of belonging and mutual encouragement has a profound impact on patient outcomes and fosters a positive environment.

Taking Control of Reimbursements

One of the critical decisions Karen made to secure her clinic's future was to shift from insurance-based contracts to a cash-based model. She recognised that depending on third-party reimbursements could compromise the quality of care provided.

By taking control of her clinic's pricing and services, she not only improved patient outcomes but also achieved financial stability and increased her clinic's revenue.

The Ripple Effect of Change

Karen emphasised that it's not just about financial gains; it's about becoming a better version of oneself. This transformation doesn't only benefit clinic owners but also ripples out to positively impact their patients, communities, and the healthcare industry as a whole.

Small clinics, with their patient-centered approaches, have the potential to shape the future of healthcare.


Clinic owners like Karen are setting examples of courage, innovation, and patient-centered care. By embracing change, rewiring their subconscious minds, and fostering a sense of community, they not only thrive but also inspire others to follow suit.

The power of belief, visualisation, and taking control of reimbursements can lead to both personal and professional growth.

As we conclude our conversation with Karen, we are reminded that the journey of personal and professional development is a continuous one. It's not just about the destination; it's about the transformative process along the way.

Small clinic owners have the opportunity to lead the change, and in doing so, they can unlock their full potential and positively impact the healthcare landscape.

The Health-prenuers Guide

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Now, this book is for you if you've ever had a brilliant idea or a vision for your own healthcare business or perhaps you want to revitalise your existing service, but you're stuck, not sure how to confirm if there's a market for your idea or how to bring your vision to life.

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