How Clinician Business Institute Can Help You Advance As A Clinician...

Your professional success today not only hinges on your clinical skills but also on your ability to maneuver “The Business Of Healthcare”. This is true regardless if you are running your own practice or if you are employed.


Our Vision and Mission…

We believe every clinician is a business and will benefit from understanding the business of healthcare. Every clinician has the right to use that knowledge to further their career may it be as an employee, a practice owner or the owner of a non-clinical business.

This is why we continue to create business training and services that give you the tools to succeed as a clinician today.
Our vision is… #NoNPLeftBehind & #NoClinicianLeftBehind!


How it all started...

Clinician Business Institute started as NPBO™ in 2006, when founder Barbara C Phillips started her own primary care nurse practitioner owned practice in the state of Washington.

While she had been studying business, she knew little about starting and running a medical practice. Reaching out to her colleagues, she found more questions coming her way than answers. Over time, she started sharing what she learned on her blog at NPBusiness.ORG.

The emails, phone calls and requests for help continued to come. Soon NPBO™ was born to meet the increasing demand for business education from her colleagues.

Since that time more and more Advanced Practice Clinicians and other healthcare providers have started clinical and non-clinical businesses. And more continue to reach out seeking education, resources and support related to the business of being a healthcare provider.

Today, ClinicianBusinessInstitute.com is home to all digital and live products and services offered by NPBO™. Currently our products and services include a private community, numerous business courses, consultation, coaching, and speaking services.


About Barbara...

Barbara C. Phillips is the Founder and CEO of Nurse Practitioner Business Owner (NPBO™). A nurse practitioner since 1988 (UW/Seattle), she is ANCC certified both as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Over the years, Barbara developed a special interest in business and entrepreneurship.

In 2012 she was named the AANP – WA State NP Advocate of the Year and in 2013 was inducted as a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP).

Barbara has presented at various hospital and university educational activities as well as national, regional and states conferences and workshops including:

  • The American Association of Nurse Practitioners,
  • The American College of Nurse Practitioners,
  • The Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurse Association,
  • The Nurse Practitioners of Oregon,
  • The Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners & Nurse Midwives
  • NPACE

She has presented on a variety of topics including

  • Entrepreneurial opportunities for Advance Practice Clinicians
  • Starting and growing a practice
  • Legal issues for APNs
  • Professional social media use
  • Marketing for professionals
  • Professional reputation
  • Contracts, negotiations,
  • Basic business skills for the non-entrepreneur

Ms Phillips has coached hundreds of Nurse Practitioners and other clinicians on various business topics. Her work has been published in professional journals, blogs, textbooks and she has been interviewed by different media channels, including ReachMD.

Ms. Phillips provides monthly webinar presentations for clinicians on various business topics and continues to blog at www.NPBusiness.ORG. Her e-newsletter, ProgressNotes: Business Tips for Entrepreneurial Clinicians, is published twice a month and reaches thousands of subscribers.

We invite you to invest in your success today! Join our family of clinicians and stay up to date with the “Business of Healthcare”.

It’s free to join, just click this link NPBusiness.org!


About Johanna...

Johanna Hofmann is a small business owner veteran. She has been running her own business and practice for over 20 years, both as a soloprenuer and as an employer. She has spent 15 years as an alternative health care provider, practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine - specifically Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.

She holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and has taught Practice Management courses at the university level for many years, most recently at Bastyr University in the Seattle, WA area.