Predicting the Fate of Solo, Small Practices

Will they survive? Can they thrive?

Nicholas V. Colyvas, MD, and Howard Sanders, BS

As solo and small orthopaedic practices face an increasing number of challenges, many physicians are being forced to reevaluate their careers. According to a recent survey, young physicians are more than 30 times likely to choose hospital employment over solo practice. Only 1 percent of medical residents in their final year say they want their own solo practices.

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