Interview with Dr. Phil Boucher

Today’s guest is the guy you call when you're dealing with challenging private practice matters.

Dr. Phil Boucher is a husband, a father of five, and a pediatrician in private practice in Lincoln, Nebraska.  He is very prolific, treating patients, educating parents, and helping his colleagues enjoy their clinical work.

He has created an online presence for parents that includes a podcast and YouTube channel, all under the title “Raising Good Parents.”

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Phil also teaches time management and marketing strategies for private practice physicians. On his podcast called “Private Practice Matters,” he discusses business, marketing, and time management strategies “they forgot to teach us in medical school.” 


Phil graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He also completed his pediatric residency at UNMC working at the Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha. He then joined Lincoln Pediatrics Group and is now a partner.

Believing That Private Practice Matters

He loves practicing medicine. And he enjoys sharing solutions for problems he’s overcome. So he became a part-time coach and consultant to other physicians to address important private practice matters.

In whatever you're doing, do what only you can do. Meaning, when you're a physician, do only what you as a physician can do… and if you do those things, and if you're able to live those vocations, you will enjoy them so much more and have so many less distractions. – Dr. Phil Boucher

And he solves another problem that is important to physicians: time management. During our interview, he explains what he believes are two of the top ways to improve personal productivity. 

He has even created a course that teaches his student physicians how to optimize these factors in their practices. OnTime MD is an online course for physicians who want to learn to focus on what matters most.

And Phil is a Mentor on the Clinicians Career Cooperative, so I was doubly happy to welcome him to the show. 


Phil convinced me that there are steps to take to address unhappiness in your practice. You can begin by focusing on doing the work in your practice that only physicians can do, and delegating the rest.

Phil’s course will help you to figure that out. Check it out at and use the Coupon Code JURICA to receive a 15% discount on the course (this is an affiliate link).

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Music Note: Today I decided to make good on my promise to record and use my own Intro and Outro music (at least for a few episodes). This is a short recording of Whisky Before Breakfast (public domain tune). It is played with a “flatpick” on my D28 Martin Acoustic Guitar about as fast as I can play it without missing too many notes. It was recorded directly into GarageBand on my MacPro using a Blue Yeti microphone. I recorded the rhythm on the second track using the same set-up once the first track was laid down. Other than trimming the beginning and end of the audio file, I did not edit or manipulate the recording in any way and ran it at normal speed.

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