John Tedeschi Profiled in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Founder of Advocare, LLC and Continuum Health Alliance was featured in the Leadership Agenda section

PHILADELPHIA (January 6, 2013)- John Tedeschi, Founder of Advocare LLC and Continuum Health Alliance LLC, was profiled today in the Philadelphia Inquirer for its weekly business executive profile, The Leadership Agenda.  Tedeschi, a former pediatrician turned healthcare executive, was asked about ways in which his companies are responding to a fast-changing environment in the wake of the passage of the Affordable Care Act and his personal inspiration behind founding a healthcare company.  Here is an excerpt from the interview:

Q: You loved doctoring, yet you haven’t seen a patient in five years. How has that been?

A: It was the biggest adjustment of my life. I absolutely loved my career. I loved being part of families. I’m a baby freak, so I love hugging them and kissing them. It got a little trickier as time went on, because parents said, “Oh my God.” But I can’t help it.

Q: Why did you start these management businesses?

A: It made me unhappy that doctors were so unhappy being doctors. [They] can’t stand the business of medicine.

Q: What do you mean?

A: The collection process, malpractice – all the business aspects of running an office. Doctors are extraordinarily overwhelmed. They just want to be good doctors and they want all this stuff removed from their lives.

Q: Can doctors have a work-life balance?

A: Forget the business and do what’s right medically. You are home when you’ve done the job. Young doctors . . . want a home life, but the profession has certain demands and you owe that to the people you are caring for.

The full interview and a companion piece from the Inquirer “Jobbing” blog can be found via the following links:

The Philadelphia Inquirer Leadership Agenda: John Tedeschi

Jobbing Blog Companion: Data drives passion in the second half of a career