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The Gotham Collaborative Newsletter November 22, 2016

Midtown East, Manhattan
The Gotham Collaborative Newsletter, Manhattan, New York
The Gotham Collaborative

Hello Everyone, 

Thank you all for our last high spirited dinner.   As we move into the holiday season and the end of 2016, let us enjoy and learn from each other, as health care continues to require our careful attention.  Please RSVP and arrive when you are able.  We usually begin to order and begin a group conversation at 7pm.  

Plan to introduce your practice strategies, methods, innovations and challenges. Plan 5 minutes from your mind and heart. Expect questions. Ask questions of others. Remember, there are often questions after details on how specific issues are addressed.    

Possible additional agenda items: 

  1. Create highly functional collaborations between complementary practices and everyone who participates as well as with seemingly unrelated health care groups.
  2. Referrals with a transference of good will, information and understanding using Facebook, Linkedin.com, Instagram, links to profiles, biz cards, brochures.
  3. Who do we best support? Our cardiologist and ob/gyn have taken a leave of absence. What other disciplines? Who would our community benefit? Who would you like to see?
  4. Lecture series for the public at a library? An evening series of talks for the public with one presenter per 20 minutes in a public and local space.
  5. Sharing of offices, locations, staff, teams, marketing and other resources, etc.
  6. Referrals to our other groups, encourage referrals from those groups and build your relationships with those clinicians.
  7. Use our brand and badge, available on your site, linking your commitment to Interdisciplinary Collaboration.
  8. Sharing with social media, in emails, on calls, etc really support trust and relationship. Often, it is simple for colleagues aligned or complementary with you to just see each others offices and/or have lunch and learns. It is not easy to understand what exactly each other does and how exactly to refer. In NYC, many have had open houses.
  9. Optimize and collaborate with The Functional Forum nationally and locally for education, community and networking. This is a fantastic group that also offers local meet-ups. perhaps we could co-create meet-ups collaboratively. We attended a wonderful program Monday evening in Alexandria.
  10. Find work/life balance, wellness and additional ways to support personal health on all levels and in all ways through productive and positive practices.
  11. Should we let the public know about our interdisciplinary discussions with a separate web site or something else?
  12. Consider Co-leading or leading a retreats with our infrastructure and marketing support at our near ideal facility. We have several members scheduling and will keep everyone updated on upcoming retreats.

Thank you for your commitment. Few dispute that our health care is in need of an interdisciplinary approach. Our collaborations work, on a referral basis as well on for education and community. In NY, DC, NJ, VA & MD we see successes even from diverse disciplines. Your feedback, input is always welcome.




We continue to learn how to relax and rejuvenate as the everything seems to be in flux. So, you want/need constructive R & R for the winter season and beyond. Our program is open and flexible for individualized adaptation.

The January retreat is outlined on the site:


PERFECTING POSITIVE PRACTICES, A Winter RetreatJanuary 8 --- January 15, 2017

We host our attendees at our highly rated retreat center: Villaserena.com in the Dominican Republic:

Perfecting Positive Practices is a unique blend of discussion and guided practices for health care professionals and those wanting to deepen systematic practices and personal growth. Exercises, Interdisciplinary collaboration, life/work balance, practice expansion, professional clarity, reinvention and rejuvenation. Core conversations with essential solutions on health and health care.

We will also support clinicians and retreat leaders (you)  to lead or co-lead programs with infrastructure, global marketing, teaching assistance; etc. We have upcoming programs in April and June 2017.




When asked, "what are Interdisciplinary Collaborative Dinners?"

I send a version of this template with adjustments appropriate:

see: http://www.metrocollaborative.com/#clinical-communities

We bring together small groups of innovative DDSs, MDs, DCs, DOs, Ph.Ds, mental, elder care, finance and alternative health professionals to create community, understanding and referrals. Sharing what we do and don't do. 
Each group is diverse, dynamic, committed to learning from each other. 
This innovative environment fosters the growth of high-quality practices and good times.   

-----   Our website, as part of the Metro Collaborative group, with your own bio page, which is optimized for web search engines.

  • Inclusion in cross-Metro Collaborative group events, such as colleague's informal get togethers, practice open houses, parties, updates from the functionalforum.com
  • Invitations & discounts to our Caribbean retreats on practice management, health care, self-care, integrative medicine, leadership and transitions.
  • Access consulting, web design, marketing, specialty groups.
  • Our regular update/newsletter, polls and announcements.
  • Access to meetings in MD, DC, Tysons Corners, VA as well as greater NYC, including White Plains and sometimes, Greenwich, CT.
  • Our retreats, light programs geared for relaxation and rejuvenation as well as some discussion on the private practice. We will bask in nature, enjoy community, practice healthy habits; etc. See: http://www.metrocollaborative.com/collaborative-retreat-menu/
  • Give a short presentation at each meeting on your work, specialty and practice and listen to others do the same, giving an expanded knowledge of the practices and approaches of your Metro Collaborative peers, this is also your opportunity (if you so choose) to teach the Collaborative about what you do.
  • Practical strategic partnership discussions; balancing quality care and your practice needs.
  • A living community of support, discussing topics and sharing experiences on how to best handle every day and bigger picture issues in your practice: difficult patients, how to balance quality care to scaling your business, motivating and training staff, social media management, website strategies, and insurance coordination, to name a few.
  • Quality clinician connections, allowing you to effectively have a multi-disciplinary approach to health care and the care of your patients, collaboration and trustworthy referrals become the norm as you communicate what you do with your colleagues regularly.

Highest Regards,

Bill Dennis
Metro Collaborative
Practice Success

(609) 876-9163

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