4 scary things doctors are doing wrong (Doors closing in 2 days!)

by | Oct 31, 2022 | Legal Clarity Course for Doctors & Licensed Medical Practitioners

Happy Halloween!

For the past 10 years, I’ve worked with countless doctors, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, massage therapists, pharmacists, the list goes on and on…

Hundreds actually.

I continually hear that they’re tired of their grueling schedules, carrying such a heavy patient load and doing it over and over again.

They want to break out of the rut and expand their practice. They want to do virtual telemedicine. They want to offer courses online. They want to make it all feel LIGHTER and EASIER…but they know there are legal restrictions around what they can and can’t do.

They just don’t know exactly what those restrictions are – but they know they could get in trouble if they slip up.

Here are 4 SCARY-AND-SPOOKY things licensed practitioners are doing wrong when they want to reach across state lines in the online space:

1. Listening to their colleagues say, “Just do it and don’t worry about the legal ramifications!”

If hearing this makes your palms sweat, it should. I always tell licensed practitioners that they need to get super-clear about what they are and aren’t allowed to do legally. Each persons’ situation varies as each license, state law, and business isn’t the same.

2. Spending a ton of time talking to their state board and walking away with no answers.

Practitioners tell me they’ve picked up the phone and called their state boards to ask for clarification and they get the run-around and don’t get a clear response.

Either that, or they’re told to talk with an attorney because the state board can’t give out “legal advice.” (The state board is actually right about that last point though – they can’t give out legal advice.)

3. Researching the law themselves, but they’re not really sure of all of the legal issues involved.

There’s no faster way to get frustrated and overwhelmed than trying to research the law yourself. You can search online for HOURS and read pages and pages of laws. Even though you’re a smart person, there’s a good chance you may not be interpreting them correctly.

It’s really no different than me as a lawyer trying to read medical research studies. I understand some of what the studies say, but not all of it as I’m not a medical practitioner. It wouldn’t be wise for me to rely on what I THINK it says. I should talk with a medical expert, right?

Same for you. If law is not your specialty, don’t try to figure out the law yourself.

4. Consulting a local attorney who tells you, “No, you can’t do anything at all outside of your state.”

Most attorneys don’t understand online businesses or functional medicine or health coaching. Even conventional health care attorneys don’t typically understand what an “online course” is with “modules” and “group calls”. It’s just not their language.

They know how to protect your license by giving you a firm “No” and saying “don’t even try to expand your practice online.”

But, most don’t understand the difference between medicine and coaching – or have even heard of the profession of health coaching.

I used to work with licensed practitioners when I worked at a big law firm so I understand the legal issues that licensed practitioners face… AND I’m also a life coach and health coach myself, so I know things work in the online space.

If you’ve been making these mistakes or you feel stuck or confused, you’re not alone. Give yourself grace. It’s not easy to find these answers everywhere.

What I want for you is to expand your practice SAFELY. I want you to understand the clear boundaries that exist in the law. (It’s not as “gray” or scary as you think!)

I want you to be able to reach more people and bring in more income without putting your license at risk.

To help you with these hurdles, I created a deep-dive legal course to give you the legal info you need to expand your reach online in a safe way.



And I’ve made it super-easy for you!

Just show up for a live workshop THIS Friday November 4. I’ll teach you what you need to know.

You’ll walk away with a profitable business plan so you can increase your income… without undue risk.

And you’ll be able to get all your individual questions answered in 2 (yes 2!) private 1-Hour Power Hours with me.

Learn more about the Legal Clarity Course specifically for Doctors and Licensed Medical Practitioners and enroll here.

(But hurry! Don’t be spooked! Doors close this Wednesday!)

If the “legal stuff” has felt scary or you haven’t felt “ready” yet…deep down, part of you knows that being exposed is holding you back.

I can assure you, when you take legal steps, you feel safe and secure – NOT scared and spooked! You shift your energy to feel confident in the online space.

Learn how to expand your business safely. Enroll here.

Here’s to getting legally covered – the smart way! Happy Halloween!