I am closing Slainte Physical Therapy. It is one of those happy/sad/scary/exciting decisions. The catalyst for all of this change has been the need to spend more time with my family, all the way on the other side of the country. There has been a lot of upheaval during this process - and I have a lot of people to thank for their support.
Francie (my office manager, confidante, friend, and best reality check) has been very supportive - at least after the initial shock in which I was afraid I was losing my best friend along with my business.
My patients. Especially those that have dealt with the moving process while my office is torn down and scattered into boxes and the constant interruptions of people showing up in the middle of sessions to haul away equipment. Of course the factor of me wandering around looking for things that are vital for treatment has increased 1000%.
My family - I keep telling my husband and daughter that I will be a normal person in July - I really don't think they believe me.
Friends, Neighbors, & Colleagues. Pretty much everyone that has listened to the rambling, convoluted story after the innocent: "how's business?"
Anyway - on to OPEN doors. I have found a very small room for rent in a renovated bungalow close to my home. I share waiting room and restroom space with a massage therapist, a school psychologist, a mental health counselor and a MD/Acupuncturist. The business is changing; I am no longer billing insurance, but I will provide documentation for people to submit their own. It's just me! So. . . the phone ringer will be off, and I will return calls at the end of the day. (813) 237-0777. I am trying to go completely paperless (we'll see how that goes), and I will only be in the office part time (Mon/Wed/Fri mornings and Tue/Thu afternoons). I am keeping the same email and web site, so www.SlaintePT.com will live on in cyperspace. In fact, by next week, my husband should have all of the "new patient forms" available for down load on the site. (YAY - go Mike)
This scenario will give me more balance in my life, so I can really stay centered on things that need my focus: My patients & My family