In this episode, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Benjamin Domb joins David to discuss his career path, running a large subspecialty practice and the award he and the practice recently won.
Listen in as Ben explains how he always wanted to be a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon, even though he comes from a family of professional musicians. Ben and David then discuss the financial challenges of physicians during training, Ben’s decision-making process in choosing his first job, and the importance of a “privademic” environment to him.
Next David and Ben discuss Ben’s decision to move his Foundation from the original practice and form a new hip-only clinical practice alongside it. They discuss Ben’s role in his practice, his hiring of a CEO, and the importance of being “mission-focused.”
David then asks Ben about the circumstances around his winning the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2021 Midwest Award. Finally, David and Ben discuss the One Thing he would tell younger physicians.
What You’ll Learn:
- Why Ben has a Yogi Berra quote at the bottom of his email signature
- What prompted Ben to go into orthopaedics, coming from a family of professional musicians
- Ben’s thoughts about finance during training and the stress it causes many doctors at that stage of career
- Why Ben chose his initial job out of training and the importance of a “privadenic” environment
- What prompted Ben to break out into a “hip only” sub-specialty practice and move the hip research foundation along with it
- Lessons Ben learned from an entrepreneurial perspective while running a successful sub-speciality practice
- The importance of hiring good people, from the physicians to the CEO, and all other team members
- What Ben sees as the Mission for his mission-driven practice
- The genesis of Ben’s winning the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2021 Midwest Award and what he learned from that experience
- Ben’s One Thing for younger physicians to know