A supporter of the American Red Cross and the American Diabetes Association, Dr. Lamont Tyler has served as medical director with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center's PromptCare clinics for over 10 years. Also a member of the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine, Dr. Lamont Tyler understands the importance of physician leadership in high-stress situations.
Physician leadership is vital for both the patient’s health and the well being of the physician’s staff. More than delegating tasks, effective leadership creates fellowship among the staff and harmony in the whole office environment.
- Set the standard. The best leaders lead by example. Take on an extra task when asking staff to do the same, and follow through. Staff members are more likely to commit to a project if they see management in a similar situation.
- Acknowledge the team. Rather than assuming he or she is an expert on all subjects and aspects of the office, the physician should draw on the knowledge of all staff members, as they work in the systems every day.
- Communicate. Clarity and consistency allow the physician to be understood and give staff members a set of achievable goals. At the same time, listen to the staff to address problems and foster a sense of cooperation.
As Medical Director of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center’s PromptCare, Dr. Lamont Tyler takes pride in the diverse array of services offered to all individuals on a walk-in basis.