A private doctor, also known as a private practitioner or private physician, is a medical professional providing healthcare services outside the public healthcare system. They typically operate in private clinics or hospitals and offer personalised medical consultations, diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing care to patients who pay directly for their services.

This independent career path can be rewarding but also challenging, and for those considering this journey, understanding on how to start up and grow a successful private practice can be an invaluable asset. It provides the knowledge and tools necessary to manage the business aspects of the practice while focusing on patient care.


Ellie is WriteUpp’s in-house Content Creator. Her research and writing for private practitioners focuses on marketing, business growth, data security, and more. She also hosts WriteUpp’s podcast The Healthy Practice; the show that guides practitioners in the early stages of their careers through every aspect of practice management. Outside of work Ellie writes a mental health blog, studies mindfulness and is a keen nature photographer.