Adrien Paczosa knows that being an entrepreneur isn’t always second nature for a clinician. In addition to helping other dietitians establish their practices, Adrien treats eating disorders, addiction, mental health, and developmental disorders from the non-diet, health at every size approach. With SimplePractice, Adrien has the tools at her disposal to help create better access to dietitians.
On life before SimplePractice:
I always tell people that before finding SimplePractice, my practice was held together with band-aids and dental floss. I was of the mindset of “how can I do this for super cheap?” I wish somebody would have told me not to do that because it’s not worth it. I spent more time and even more money that way. I had, probably, five different systems going all at once. One for billing, one for scheduling, one for reminders, one for bookkeeping, one for—it would make my head spin. It was so horrible. It was awful. It was a total hot mess that took up a lot of time. As far as the price, it didn’t look like much money because the trials were free, and I only used those free aspects. If I look at how much it cost of my time—holy hell, that was a lot of money.
For about eight or nine years, I was using all of these different systems and driving myself bonkers. It was one of those “I hate having all of these systems” moments, and it was time for the group practice to come together properly.
There were a couple of things I needed in my EHR and client management software. In trying to find and evaluate platforms, I’d ask my friends what they were using? What had they tried? What did they like? What did they not like? I’d use Google reviews to identify products and then sign up for a free trial.
I researched many different platforms and decided to go with SimplePractice.