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  • Writer's pictureJason A. Duprat MBA, MSA, APRN, CRNA

5 Must Read Books for Starting a Ketamine Clinic: Essential Tips for Success

Updated: Oct 3, 2023

Top 5 Essential Reads for Launching Your Ketamine Clinic

Hey there, Healthcare Bosses! We know how exciting and daunting the journey of entrepreneurship can be, especially when you're setting up a ketamine clinic. That's why we've got your back. We've compiled a list of five essential reads that will not only help you build a thriving business but also keep your sanity intact. Let's dive in!

1. 'Start With Why' by Simon Sinek

The first question you need to answer before you embark on your ketamine therapy journey is "Why?" Why are you starting a ketamine infusion clinic? This is crucial for two reasons:

  1. Personal Motivation - You're going to face a myriad of challenges as you venture out on your own. Your "why" will be the fuel that keeps you going.

  2. Branding - Your authentic reason for starting your clinic will resonate with your future patients and make your services more appealing.

Simon Sinek's 'Start With Why' is a powerful guide that will help you explore and define your "why".

2. 'Rich Dad Poor Dad' by Robert Kiyosaki

This book is a game-changer. It shifts your mindset from trading time for money to creating value. As a healthcare professional, you're used to thinking about the value you can provide per hour or per patient. But Kiyosaki's book will make you see that being your own boss is less risky and more rewarding. Remember, money is an idea, and value can be created by using your brain.

3. 'How to Win Friends and Influence People' by Dale Carnegie

This classic book is a perfect blend of business and psychology. Understanding how people respond and how to connect with them is key in forging not only business relationships but also relationships with patients. The first three principles are timeless: Don't criticize, condemn, or complain; Give honest and sincere appreciation; Arouse in the other person an eager want.

4. 'Never Split the Difference' by Chris Voss

Starting your own IV ketamine therapy clinic requires you to negotiate with a variety of business people. This book, written by a former FBI hostage negotiator, will fill the negotiation skills gap left by your medical training. Whether it's negotiating a better rental agreement or better pay in your current clinical practice, this book has got you covered.

5. 'The 4-Hour Workweek' by Timothy Ferriss

It may seem counterintuitive to talk about taking time off when you're juggling your current clinical practice and starting your own ketamine clinic. But trust us, not taking time off can hurt your personal and business growth. This book emphasizes the importance of "doing nothing" and gives you permission to have fun while building your ketamine clinic and ketamine course business.

Hot Take

Starting a ketamine clinic as a physician requires a unique blend of medical expertise, business acumen, and psychological understanding. These books will provide you with the knowledge and insights you need to navigate this exciting journey. So, grab a cup of coffee and start reading!

Remember, Healthcare Bosses, knowledge is power, and these books are your secret weapon for success in the world of ketamine treatment. Happy reading!


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