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Becker’s Healthcare Explores Georgia Urology’s ‘Secret Sauce’ to Physician Hiring and Success

Becker’s Healthcare, the go-to source for healthcare decision makers and one of the fastest growing media platforms in the industry, recently covered Georgia Urology physicians appearing on Atlanta magazine’s Top Doctors list and accounting for nearly 40 percent of the doctors in the urology category.

Additionally, the article explores the fact Georgia Urology is physician owned and operated, and chooses to operate without hospital ownership or academic oversight. The story explains how this attributes to Georgia Urology’s physician hiring and success.

“The secret sauce is about opportunity,” Hal Scherz, MD, president and managing director of Georgia Urology told Becker’s. “We recruit doctors and present to them what their lives may look like if they are willing to bet on themselves. Graduating residents or fellows are told that they have four choices — three of which will mean that they work for someone else who ultimately is their boss and to whom they are answerable — a university, a hospital or a group that is owned and run by a New York or Chicago-based private equity group. We on the other hand give young doctors an opportunity to build a practice and if successful, and they almost always are, to be an equal partner to everyone.”

Dr. Carl Capelouto told Becker’s he focuses on five key principles when hiring new physicians in an effort to ensure candidates fit within Georgia Urology’s culture. These principles are personality, team players, destiny control, and reach and mentorship.

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