The ophthalmologist's office: planning and practice. Patient traffic flow and use of paramedical personnel

Int Ophthalmol Clin. 1975 Summer;15(2):133-9. doi: 10.1097/00004397-197501520-00017.


In order for the ophthalmologist to achieve the greatest earning power and personal satisfaction, he or she must devise traffic flow techniques that efficiently allow for maximum utilization of all examining areas and paramedical personnel in the office without dehumanizing patients. By delegating as much responsibility as possible to staff, the ophthalmologist will have the opportunity of performing his or her specialized skills to the fullest extent, and therefore will achieve optimal personal gratification. This emotional reward indemnifies the future of private practice, because it can exist only in the presence of a close patient-physician relationship, which is the cornerstone of the private practice of ophthalmology.

MeSH terms

  • Ophthalmic Assistants*
  • Patients*
  • Physician Assistants*
  • Practice Management, Medical*
  • United States