Speaker: Brian Gallagher PT, President & Founder of MEG Business Management
In 1997, Brian founded one of Maryland’s largest therapy staffing companies, while at the same time launching a multi-site private practice which resulted in a sale in 2006. Brian reacquired the practice in 2008, thus doubling it, before winning “Practice of the Year” in 2011. MEG Business Management began in 2006 as an educational coaching company training owners and their key employees on innovative practice management strategies. MEG has taken a major leap forward by developing a virtual training platform where practice owners now have the tools and training resources to professionally enhance, track and manage employee performance and compliance. MEG also provides leading Billing Solutions, Credentialing Services and website design & development. When Brian is not coaching or working on the training platform, he can be found giving lectures at APTA, PPS and CSM Annual Conferences, as well as APTA State Chapters and DPT schools across the country.
For me, getting accepted into Physical Therapy school was one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. I recall the rush of being in the lecture halls, labs, and later affiliations. It was so new and exciting, until after graduation, when I was suddenly on my own to figure out which career path I wanted to take. Not to mention all my questions, such as what skills would I need as an employee, as a staff therapist, and as a clinical manager someday?
At the same time I was working on getting married, buying a house, and becoming a dad. Time suddenly became a scarce commodity. Work-life balance was quickly becoming harder to manage. For my sanity, I needed to get off that busy life train and invest in the training I needed to acquire the executive abilities that I hadn’t learned in PT school. After all, it’s often what you don’t know that holds you back in private practice. In this session, we will discuss the operational skills and leadership mindset that happy, successful PT professionals had to learn the hard way. With the proper training (versus “teachings”) you’ll understand how to bridge the gap from PT student, to successful PT private practice owner.