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How To Deal With Harassment As A Healthcare Provider

How to deal with harassment as a healthcare provider | Symbiosis Health Care Clinic Medical Coworking Space Operations Management

It’s no secret that we live in a rapidly changing world. Issues largely considered to be settled have flared up once again in favor of culture war battles, at best a distraction from the major issues we face as a species.

Entities with deep pockets and deeper ideological commitments push these culture war topics, radicalizing people into choosing sides in a battle they do not comprehend, completely missing the reality that they’re being manipulated.

As a healthcare provider, sadly, you may face the brunt of this.

Vaccines, LGBGTQ2IA+ healthcare, contraception access, and even women’s healthcare and pediatrics in general are all under greater scrutiny than ever before, with groups ready to attack at any given moment, with far more access to ideologically driven funding than they do knowledge about the topics they fight against.

And often, their targets aren’t even ideologically consistent.

As a healthcare provider in a corporate job, you might feel ultimately unsatisfied, daydreaming of starting your own private practice. However, your corporate job provides you with a certain layer of security against these types. This goes double for if you’re in one of the above mentioned fields, having suddenly found yourself in the midst of a culture war battle in which you have no interest.

You know your craft. You understand the Hippocratic oath, even if your particular field doesn’t require taking it. You recognize the healthcare you provide is a net benefit for your patients and for society at large. You should not have to fear backlash from an ignorant few who politicize everything at the expense of the rest of us.

Here at Symbiosis, we founded our medical coworking space model on the idea that licensed, qualified healthcare providers should be free to practice medicine in the way they see fit, within the guidelines set out by their governing bodies of course.

With Symbiosis, it’s easier than ever to start, run, and grow your own private practice. We work to take all the headaches out of running a private healthcare practice, so you can focus on what you do best – providing healthcare.

But if you’re concerned about facing backlash from the ignorant few, you might feel reluctant to start a private practice. After all, who wants to run the gauntlet of the ignorant and furious, dodging their placards and jeers? Dealing with healthcare burnout is a big enough issue as it is – why add more to your plate?

Why indeed.

Here at Symbiosis, we’ll work to shield you as much as possible from such backlash. We’ve done it before, and we’re happy to continue doing so. You deserve to feel safe as you practice healthcare, and we’re here to help.

Here’s how Symbiosis works to protect our partner practices from harassment.

Protection From Abusive Behavior

You deserve to be safe from harassment, but so too do your patients. After all, it’s never a good experience to be shouted down by paid protesters with criminal backgrounds when you’re just trying to get treatment for a health issue.

Here at Symbiosis, we have measures in place to ensure only people who are supposed to see you can enter the clinic.

But what happens if the abusive behavior comes from one of your patients? Perhaps you delivered some medical news they weren’t happy about. The support staff here at Symbiosis are trained in de-escalation tactics, increasing in scale and severity only when absolutely necessary. When a patient is in crisis, it’s important to maintain an even handed approach, even as they subject you to behavior you don’t deserve.

Through de-escalation strategies, Symbiosis staff can help you remain secure in your private practice.

Community Support

When you face a trying situation in your private practice, it can be difficult to find compassion and support. Your family and friends may do their best to support you, but they can’t fully understand.

But here at Symbiosis, you’re not just part of a healthcare clinic, you’re part of a community. A network of healthcare providers, each of whom has faced their own struggles and difficulties in their practice.

Seeking support from other healthcare providers can help ease your stress, build camaraderie, and can even pave the way toward getting more referrals in your practice.

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Additional Tactics

Symbiosis employs a number of other tactics geared toward protecting you from harassment and bullying. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital marketing tactics to help reduce online bullying
  • Managed building and clinic security
  • Confronting and defusing complicated situations on your behalf
  • Working with law enforcement, where necessary
  • Pursuing legal action, where necessary

Contact Symbiosis To Start Your Own Private Practice Today

It’s not enjoyable to think about, but abuse and harassment of healthcare providers is an unfortunate reality of the world we live in.

But that shouldn’t hold you back from starting your own private practice.

Here at Symbiosis, we’re committed to providing a positive experience for both you, a healthcare provider, and your patients.

If you’ve been thinking about starting your own private practice, there’s never been a better time.

Contact Symbiosis today, and take your first step toward starting your own private practice.

1331 H St NW Ste 200,
Washington, DC 20005

(202) 794-6820

Our Practice In A Box solutions take all the headaches out of opening and scaling your own private practice. We provide the clinic medical coworking space, operations, management, and more. Do what you do best – practice medicine – and leave the rest to us. From start to finish, we make sure your business is ready and thriving. This is what makes Symbiosis the smarter choice.