Congratulations on receiving your medical degree. And congratulations if you have made the important decision to go into private practice as a specialist medical practitioner. In order to carry out your duties successfully, you of course know that your inventory needs to be well-stocked at all times. But this is you. You are setting up practice for the first time. And even within the medical professions, it is a highly competitive world.
In order to contain costs but not necessarily penny-pinching, you may have had to adopt a cautious approach in the way you handle your financial resources. Rather than approach the bank for a business loan, and place yourself further in debt (bearing in mind that many of you may still be financing student loans and also working on a mortgage) you are seeking out cheaper alternatives. The logistics of this can be quite nightmarish if you do not have your ducks in the proverbial row.
In a difficult neighborhood perhaps where leasing of premises is considerably cheaper than in the opulently appointed medical village in the heart of town, you need to consider your rights as a tenant. You need to guard your property right and then there are also concerns for your patients’ wellbeing, to and from your surgery. At least that is one monkey off of your back. You have technical and professional expertise alongside of the resourcefulness of a good retail or wholesale practice.
Knowledge and expertise on the side of the source supplier certainly helps the medical client when he is required to equip his new surgery with affordable surgical tables, surgical instruments, infrastructural layouts and staff sourcing. By the way, congratulations once more on setting off on this noble path. Good luck with your practice.