Dr. Buckley is a solo pediatrician. She has been using Office Practicum since 2001.
“My practice is unique in that, [when I first started] I was making house calls, I had no staff, and I was out of network for all insurance. Now, I rarely make house calls, I have four staff, and I continue to be out of network for all insurance. I have increased tremendously the number of specialized patients I see with Autism. Through all this growth and all the changes, the program has remained easy to use and has tailored itself fabulously to my unique needs.”
“I was beginning a new practice, which was going to involve making house calls and I knew I would have no staff for some time. The office space I was considering was too small to house a bunch of paper even if I had staff to file it. An EHR was the only viable option as far as I was concerned, and it needed to be portable. I shopped for about six months and compared lots of products. The portability [of Office Practicum] and the fact that it is written for pediatrics specifically [means] it is really tailored to the care of children. It was self-sufficient and a compact program.”
Adapting to Office Practicum:
“I was starting a new practice, so I didn’t experience [a change from paper to electronic], but I know that I love having my records absolutely current. In over three years of using Office Practicum, having followed all the instructions I’ve been given, I’ve had only one nearly serious problem when my database began to overgrow my computer, and it was corrected instantly. I’ve enjoyed immensely the responsiveness to questions and to ‘wish lists’ for things I’d like a program to do. I know I continue to be a more unique client and the program has never failed my needs.”
Using Office Practicum:
“Office Practicum allowed me to run my office without staff for nearly two years. The addition of staff frightened me, but even folks who aren’t computer lovers have used the program easily and it has been seamless. One nurse who has used other programs now loves mine. It’s extremely fairly priced, it’s an excellent program, and the people behind the program actually have names and are truly supportive, though you’ll rarely need them. You do not have to be a computer geek to use this program and understand how it works.”
“Fabulous. Just fabulous! Being able to prepare a comprehensive note in moments, complete billing in a couple of clicks, and scan in records while a patient is in the office. I also love being able to remotely access charts if I need to and being able to take a current set of charts for my patients with me when I go somewhere so that I can think about details when I’m at a medical conference.”