For any number of reasons longtime (and sometimes not-so-longtime) medical practice partners may decide that they can no practice together.  Diverging practice styles and patterns, unexpected health problems, and mounting economic and administrative burdens are only a few examples of issues that can drive a wedge between practice colleagues.  Unfortunately, as with many small businesses, dissolving a medical practice can be fraught with emotion — in addition to a host of legal and ethical considerations.  The following article from Physician’s News Digest discusses some the issues likely to arise in a medical practice split-up and offers suggestions for addressing them.