The hardest part of the job is that it is very production focused, so that incentives for increased compensation are based on how many patients one see. Thus, the more patients a provider treats, the more cash bonus one receives. However, most providers are dedicated to the patients and community that they serve. The community in turn are very protective of the providers. It benefits everyone. It is a decentralized system in that each clinic function on its own, but ran by the corporate office, administration located in the head office at Merced, CA. Great way to learn if one is in the big clinics, however, independence is important in the outlying clinics where you may be the only provider to see all patients. There is team work in the bigger clinics and co-workers seems to all get along.
the yearly educational allowance is quite generous.
too many patient, too little providers that are willing to work the extra hours.