Wednesday, 09 June 2021
Hamilton CapTel Releases Whitepaper: Operating a Private Practice During a Worldwide Pandemic
Posted in ADA News
The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant, long-lasting impacts on private practice audiology. Business owners experienced trials and disruptions, not only from reduced hours and the need for elevated sanitary procedures, but to their own health and well-being as well. Yet, there was a silver lining—accelerated rollout of telehealth, increased cybersecurity, and creative patient care. By analyzing these effects, audiologists can reflect on the impact of this pandemic and be better prepared for the future.
In this whitepaper, Dr. Alicia Spoor relates her personal experience operating an audiology private practice during the COVID-19 pandemic, from the initial struggle to reopen, to the many lessons learned from this pandemic, which will assist audiologists in being better poised to manage similar events that may occur in the future.
Dr. Alicia Spoor is the Audiologist and President of Designer Audiology, LLC in Highland, MD. She earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from Gallaudet University in 2006. After being employed at the Mayo Clinic Arizona and two Maryland-based private practices, she opened her own practice in 2014. Dr. Spoor is currently the Immediate Past President for the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and Legislative Chair for the Maryland Academy of Audiology. Dr. Spoor was named the first recipient of the Craig W. Johnson Advocacy Award from the Academy of Doctors of Audiology in 2015.