Minnesota physician links business success to focus on women?s health
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Clinic Sofia, which has roughly 20 employees, was recently named best OBGYN clinic by readers of two suburban publications. Dr. Donna Block herself made the Minneapolis/St. Paul-magazine’s 2011 list of Minnesota’s top doctors, an honor she has received on nine other occasions.
She wanted to create a safe, relaxed environment where women could be “women instead of (being part of ) this big, industrial environment where you come in and you get this and this and this done, and then you get shipped off the conveyor belt,” Block said in a recent interview.
That led to the genesis of Clinic Sofia in 2004. But being a good physician and running a business required distinct skills and Block ended up getting an MBA from the University of St. Thomas to make sure she “kept the lights on” at the clinic.
“That really helped me,” Block said, crediting the MBA for the fiscal discipline followed at Clinic Sofia that has resulted in profitability.
Originally published: 04/21/2011, MedCity News