Private Practice - Season 1
The first season of Private Practice, an American television series created by Shonda Rhimes, consisted of nine episodes that ran from September 26 to December 5, 2007. A spin-off of Grey's Anatomy, the series tells the story of Addison Montgomery, a world-class neonatal surgeon, as she adjusts to her move from Seattle to Los Angeles and a new job at Oceanside Wellness Group, a private medical practice. The episodes also focus on the interpersonal relationships among Addison's co-workers, Naomi Bennett, Sam Bennett, Cooper Freedman, Dell Parker, Violet Turner and Pete Wilder, as well as St. Ambrose Hospital chief of staff Charlotte King.
Private Practice - Season 1
The show was officially announced as part of ABC's 2007 fall television schedule on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The season was produced by ABC Studios, the Mark Gordon Company, and ShondaLand. The executive producers were Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Marti Noxon, Mark Gordon, and Mark Tinker; Rhimes also served as the show's cinematographer. Production began on July 18, 2007, in Los Angeles. The series' theme and score were composed by Chad Fischer and Tim Bright.
The first season features a cast of eight actors who receive star billing. Kate Walsh stars as Dr. Addison Montgomery, a neonatologist who moved to Santa Monica in order to reinvent herself. Audra McDonald and Taye Diggs play the respective characters of fertility specialist Dr. Naomi Bennett and health guru Dr. Sam Bennett, Addison's divorcee college friends. The role of Naomi was originally played by Merrin Dungey in the backdoor pilot. According to a writer from Variety, network executives replaced her with McDonald due to concerns over the lack of chemistry between Dungey and Diggs. The recasting did not result in reshooting any of the pilot's previous scenes. Amy Brenneman is Dr. Violet Turner, a therapist who constantly doubts herself. Paul Adelstein portrays pediatrician Dr. Cooper Freedman, who is a sex addict. Tim Daly plays the seductive alternative medicine specialist, Dr. Pete Wilder, and Chris Lowell is the receptionist Dell Parker, who frequently appears shirtless in the office.
KaDee Strickland portrays Dr. Charlotte King, who also works as a hospital administrator. Strickland's character was introduced in the first season and did not make an appearance in the backdoor pilot. Her addition to the main cast was announced on July 11, 2007, prior to the commencement of the first season. Strickland did not have to audition for the role, but was cast after a meeting with Rhimes.
Numerous supporting characters have been given expansive and recurring appearances in the progressive storylines. David Sutcliffe plays police officer Kevin Nelson, who was introduced as a love interest of Addison. Sutcliffe later appeared in 11 episodes in the second season. Geffri Maya Hightower plays Naomi and Sam's daughter, Maya Bennett. Hightower would return for future seasons, and was included in 30 episodes over the course of the series. James Pickens Jr. portrays Dr. Richard Webber, as a special guest star, appearing in the teaser sequence for the first episode.
Private Practice received generally negative critical reviews when it was first broadcast. On the review aggregator website Metacritic, the first season scored 45 out of 100, based on 25 reviews, indicating "mixed to average" responses. The series was called "shallow and smirky" by The Washington Post's Tom Shales, who felt the dialogue and storylines relied too much on sexual humor; he thought the first season would not appeal to Grey's Anatomy fans. David Hinckley of the New York Daily News was critical of the pilot's opening sequences, finding they represented the show too much as a sitcom, but felt that it found its footing as the episode progressed and more emphasis was placed on "the more nuanced personal and professional sides of its characters". David Zurawik of The Baltimore Sun praised Brenneman and McDonald's performances, but was disappointed in the series premiere.
Season 1 (Private Practice)The promo picture of the season 1 main cast.Season InformationNo. of episodes9Original runSeptember 26, 2007 - December 5, 2007DVD ReleasesRegion 1September 16, 2008Region 2March 16, 2009Region 4December 3, 2008Season GuidePreviousNextN/ASeason 2
Private Practice, renewed for a sixth season, has had a mixed run in its new home on Tuesday. The Kate Walsh drama lost 19 percent of its viewership in its first week in the new slot, but rebounded afterward -- with Rhimes using spoilers in an active Twitter campaign to raise awareness for the show's new night in its fifth season.
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This is the first in a series of two webinars on creating a private practice. It looks at ideas for expanding your practice into a private practice, and issues to consider, such as a potential area of practice, reimbursement or payment, trends in society or societal needs, and needs assessments.
Context: Quality care for patients with cancer is a national priority-for those with noncurable cancer, the stakes are even higher. Strategies to promote integration of palliative care into oncology practice may enhance quality. We have developed a model in which palliative care services are integrated into the private, office-based oncology practice setting. We have evaluated the feasibility and assessed outcomes for both the oncologists and the patients they serve. To our knowledge, an embedded clinic in an outpatient, private practice oncology clinic has not been described previously.
Objective: The primary outcomes assessed were 1) quality care outcomes through assessment of symptom burden and relief achieved through palliative care consultation, 2) provider satisfaction, 3) volume determined by number of palliative care consultations over time, and 4) time saved for the oncologist as a surrogate for the bottom line of the cancer practice.
Results: Palliative care consultation was associated with a reduction in symptom burden by 21%, evidenced by decrease in average total ESAS score from 49.3 to 39. Median provider satisfaction scores rating components of palliative care ranged from 8.5 to 9/10, with an overall provider satisfaction of 9/10. Over the study period, the "embedded" oncology group consultation requests increased 87% (67-120), with each individual oncology provider nearly doubled. The total time saved for the oncology practice in Year 2 was just over four weeks (9720 minutes; 162 hours).
Conclusion: An embedded palliative care clinic integrated into an office-based oncology practice is feasible and may improve the quality of care. Formal study of this service delivery model is warranted.
The GPs were asked how their current practice was organized and remunerated, and how they would like their practice to be organized and remunerated if they were free to choose. For other purposes (not reported here) we asked to what extent the GPs found certain job tasks of general practice meaningful, and about decisions on statin therapy for a hypothetical patient with an unfavourable cardiovascular risk profile. We also asked the GPs to choose between hypothetical practices in which they would have to make tradeoffs between different job characteristics. These hypothetical choices raised some discussion and criticism in an internet forum for Norwegian GPs.
Among the respondents 75% currently were in private practice, 18% in private practice which was partly hired from the municipality, 4% had a fixed salary with a bonus arrangement, whereas 3% had a fixed salary only. Corresponding figures for the preferred option were 52%, 26%, 16%, and 6%, respectively. The proportion with a preference for private practice was higher among men, specialists in general practice, GPs with long patient lists, and GPs working in large municipalities (Table II). The proportion preferring private practice was lowest in the low and high age groups and peaked among GPs in their fifties. In multivariate logistic regression analysis specialty attainment, number of patients listed and working in a large municipality were positively associated with preference for private practice (Table II).
As a small business owner, most of your business-related expenses are tax-deductible. Which means, rather than pay taxes on your private practice revenue, you first subtract a majority of your expenses and pay your taxes from that amount of money instead.
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