By Joanne Finnegan @ Fierce Healthcare

Doctors who are thinking about growing a larger practice should proceed slowly. Practices must be sure expansion makes financial sense before jumping in, says John B. Pinto, president of J. Pinto & Associates, an ophthalmology practice management and consulting firm. For instance, while it sounds counterintuitive, larger-scaled ophthalmic practices can translate into lower paychecks for eye surgeons, he writes in Ocular Surgery News.

Overall, one in four physician practices is now hospital-owned, with 38% of U.S. physicians now employed by hospitals and health systems.

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