Listen to our episode on Entrepreneurship, Online Reputation, and an Intro into Private Practice as Dr. Franko gives us an excellent overview! 

Dr. Orrin Franko, MD practices Orthopedic Hand Surgery in San Leandro, CA where he specializes in complicated hand and upper extremity surgery. He treats many types of bone and joint problems, including arthritis, fractures, dislocations, ligament injuries, sprains, and strains. His upper extremity specialist emphasis includes the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, thumb/hand/wrist arthritis, and accidents such as fractures, nerve, tendon, and nail injuries. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego, where he majored in animal physiology and neuroscience and graduated with honors. Dr. Franko then finished his medical education at Harvard Medical School, where he graduated with honors. Following graduation, he went on to finish his residency program in Orthopedic Surgery in San Diego and his fellowship at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Also, he is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). 

Goal of episode: To develop a baseline knowledge on Entrepreneurship, Online Reputation, and an Intro into Private Practice.

We cover:

  • How Dr. Franko started Surgi Survey
  • Entrepreneurship in residency
  • Online reputation
  • Tips on getting a job
  • Tips for new attendings starting a practice
  • Different types of private practice models
  • Intro to how overhead expenses work
  • How to make 1 million $ a year in private practice 

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