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Denise Altman, RN, IBCLC/RLC

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Lactation 2015, Advanced Clinical & Business Skills for Private Practice 2016
  • Country: USA

Denise Altman is a private practice lactation consultant and owner of All The Best in Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to that, she has worked in a variety of roles in the healthcare system from staff nurse to clinical educator, with experience in Maternal/Child Health since 1992. She has authored numerous articles for parents and healthcare professionals in print, as well as two medical textbooks, and has served on the Editorial Review Board for the Clinical Lactation journal since the first issue in 2010. She has established herself as a business mentor and enjoys coaching other small and microbusiness owners about methods for success. Her website is On a personal note, Denise is the mother of three children, and has been married since 1994.

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The IBCLC as a Business
Healthcare is undergoing waves of rapid change, from a local to global standpoint. Many IBCLC's are finding themselves in challenging work environments, or maybe without work at all. If the numbers present on social media groups such as Face book or Linked in are an indicator, more and more IBCLC's considering or starting their own private practice are growing each year. However, many don't have a business background, and aren't sure where to begin. In addition, it's very easy to spend a lot of money without planning properly; leading to a tremendous debt load before the business has a chance to stabilize. This session will cover the basics needed for starting and sustaining the PPLC.
Presentations: 27  |  Hours / CE Credits: 24  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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Growing Your Practice
A private practice IBCLC must be able to apply both business and clinical skills to all of her efforts. However, to keep a business viable, there must be more than one revenue stream. Learn how to seek out and evaluate opportunities to both maintain and grow your PP.
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks