The days of a traditional timeline for retirement seem to be fading. More and more surgeons are choosing to work well into retirement age. Oftentimes, there are multiple factors that drive this decision. One of the top reasons for delaying retirement is because experienced surgeons feel they still have more to give to their careers. However, if they desire a better work/life balance, there are few options out there. NexGen offers a way to improve that work/life balance by eliminating the administrative duties that come with running a practice and reducing your clinical hours. When making a transition from working in a busy practice to a NexGen model, there are a few things to consider.
Leaving or pulling back from a bustling practice can sometimes be complicated. Surgeons who desire a slower pace and lighter workload may consider bringing in a locum to take over part of their workload, allowing them more time away from practice. Additional options would be transferring patients to fellow physicians within the practice and hiring support staff to oversee the administrative aspect of the practice. With NexGen, there are no decisions you have to make about transferring patients or requiring additional staff. Our schedules offer plenty of time away from practice and completely eliminate administrative duties for our surgeons.
Consider Your Lifestyle Goals
Lifestyle goals are important to consider when planning for retirement. Do you plan to travel? What activities do you enjoy? These are questions to ask yourself when planning for retirement. Another aspect you might consider is the needs of your spouse and family. All these factors can have an impact on your retirement plan. You may ask yourself if you are financially positioned for retirement or does your life have enough balance to meet the needs of your family. NexGen answers both of these questions by building ample time off into your schedules with no call during your time off, as well as earning competitive compensation.
How Much Do You Want To Work?
A desire to continue working beyond a full-time practice is common among surgeons. They’re often unwilling to give up the sense of identity and satisfaction they gain from caring for patients, even when they no longer wish to carry a normal workload. These physicians find they spend a great deal of time thinking about whether they want to leave that part of their life. Fortunately, NexGen can offer options between the extremes of a busy practice and complete retirement.
The NexGen Model
The NexGen model provides experienced surgeons with multiple incentives for working in rural hospital settings. We build these opportunities around your individual desires and requirements with competitive compensation. For example, surgeons who work with NexGen only work two weeks out of the month with no call during their time off. This flexible schedule allows our surgeons to live anywhere they choose, reducing the need to move your entire family.
Provide Services in a Rural Community
You may also provide vital services that are currently lacking in rural communities. Surgeons who practice in rural communities are appreciated and respected. In addition, NexGen handles back-office tasks like billing, enrollment, negotiations and payroll, which allows you to focus on patient care.
Find Continued Support with NexGen Surgical
Members of the NexGen surgical team have direct access to our leadership team. At NexGen, we consider our surgeons to be our greatest asset and strive to meet their individual goals.
NexGen Can Help You Slow Down
A common thread among surgeons nearing retirement age is an interest in reducing their workload rather than entering into complete retirement. Our model caters to those interested in a gradual transition to full retirement. This approach allows for time to explore what retirement feels like without completely diving in. Contact us online or call 844-592-0802 to learn more about your retirement options.