The Business Side of Medicine

Author: MD Mba Harbin
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 1938223675
Format: PDF, ePub
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A guide to help doctors deal with the business aspects of medicine, help those in training evaluate opportunities, and help practicing doctors deal with the questions that arise on a day-to-day basis and while planning for the future.

Start Your Own Medical Practice

Author: Marlene M. Coleman
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 157248795X
Format: PDF, ePub
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After years of school and maybe even after some years of practice, you are ready to do it on your own. Running a profitable business takes more than just being a great doctor. Start Your Own Medical Practice provides you with the knowledge to be both a great doctor and a successful business owner. Whether you are looking to open a single practice office or wanting to go into partnership with other colleagues, picking the right location, hiring the right support staff and taking care of all the finances are not easy tasks. With help from Start Your Own Medical Practice, you can be sure you are making the best decisions for success. Don't let a wrong choice slow down your progress. Find advice to: --Create a Business Plan --Manage the Office --Raise Capital --Bill Your Patients --Market Your Practice --Build a Patient Base --Prevent Malpractice Suits --Keep an Eye on the Goal With checklists, sample letters and doctor's office forms, Start Your Own Medical Practice teaches you all the things they didn't in medical school and gives you the confidence to go out and do it on your own.

White Coat Black Hat

Author: Carl Elliott
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807061433
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Over the last twenty-five years, medicine and consumerism have been on an unchecked collision course, but, until now, the fallout from their impact has yet to be fully uncovered. A writer for The New Yorker and The Atlantic Monthly, Carl Elliott ventures into the uncharted dark side of medicine, shining a light on the series of social and legislative changes that have sacrificed old-style doctoring to the values of consumer capitalism. Along the way, he introduces us to the often shifty characters who work the production line in Big Pharma: from the professional guinea pigs who test-pilot new drugs and the ghostwriters who pen “scientific” articles for drug manufacturers to the PR specialists who manufacture “news” bulletins. We meet the drug reps who will do practically anything to make quota in an ever-expanding arms race of pharmaceutical gift-giving; the “thought leaders” who travel the world to enlighten the medical community about the wonders of the latest release; even, finally, the ethicists who oversee all that commercialized medicine has to offer from their pharma-funded perches. Taking the pulse of the medical community today, Elliott discovers the culture of deception that has become so institutionalized many people do not even see it as a problem. Head-turning stories and a rogue’s gallery of colorful characters become his springboard for exploring larger ethical issues surrounding money. Are there certain things that should not be bought and sold? In what ways do the ethics of business clash with the ethics of medical care? And what is wrong with medical consumerism anyway? Elliott asks all these questions and more as he examines the underbelly of medicine.

The Business Side of Veterinary Medicine

Author: M. Duffy Jones
Publisher: Mill City Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781545601365
Format: PDF, Docs
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So you're a practicing veterinarian, with a mind filled with the science of veterinary medicine. But there's a business side to veterinary medicine you were not taught in school, and it is relevant at every stage of your career. Just starting out? This book is essential to transitioning from your training to "the real world." It offers practical advice on crossing that bridge, including key ways to establish good citizenship in your new environment and guidance for building your own practice. Do you know how to manage and plan your finances and think about the future? Have you chosen the right practice model for you and your family? This book will help you answer these and other questions and establish good habits that will benefit your entire career. But this is by no means a "newbie manual." It gives a masters-level education on the business side of things that affect every practicing vet, new blood and veteran alike: accounting and corporate finance, business law, operations management, business communication, organizational behavior, strategy, and much more. Not to mention guidance on career longevity, planning for retirement, and increasing your net worth. This book truly is a business manual for your entire career in veterinary medicine.

Back to Balance

Author: Halee Fischer-Wright
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781633310148
Format: PDF, Mobi
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USA TODAY and Los Angeles Times Bestseller A prescription to fix health care for everyone. In this highly engaging, thoroughly persuasive book, Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright presents a unique prescription for fixing America's health care woes, based on her thirty years of experience as a physician and industry leader. The problem, Fischer-Wright asserts, is that we have lost our focus on strengthening the one thing that has always been at the heart of effective health care: namely, strong relationships between patients and physicians, informed by smart science and enabled by good business, that create the trust necessary to achieve the outcomes we all want. Drawing from personal stories and examples from popular culture, supported by scientific studies and rock-solid logic, Back to Balance shows how the business and science of medicine are combining to strangle the creative, compassionate, human side of medicinewhat Dr. Fischer-Wright calls the art of medicine. She then details the three questions necessary to guide us toward true solutions and the five paradigm shifts crucial to bring the art, science, and business of medicine back to balance... before it's too late. Irreverent and funny, steeped in storytelling but allergic to policy-speak, this is a wholly new brand of health care bookone that makes common sense transformational and that will appeal to anyone who has experienced the tribulations and indignities of American health care.

The Medical Entrepreneur Second Edition

Author: Steven M. Hacker
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1623098742
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is the new second edition of the most popular business and practice managment book for physicians, students and residents. Second edition contains new material for the same low price. The second edition includes a new part III section and includes pearls and proceedings from the 2012 Medical Entrepreneur Symposium. Tip for Doctors & Medical students: You should read this book before signing any contract, joining a medical practice, starting in a medical practice or an unrelated entrepreneurial venture. This book is written to help doctors, medical residents, medical students, and physicians in private practice and academia avoid costly business mistakes in their post medical school career. It is uniquely written from the perspective of a successful physician entrepreneur. The book provides tips, steps, pearls, and pitfalls written in a concise manner. Busy doctors with little time can quickly access critical cost saving information when joining or starting a private practice. Topics include everything from how to set up a practice, sign a contract with another group, hire another doctor, contract with insurance companies, understand health regulations including the HITECH stimulus act, how to qualify to receive stimulus funds, billing in the office, hiring and firing personnel, picking a location, obtaining hospital privileges, applying for the required licenses, electronic health records, practice management software, health technology in the office, how to protect your estate, liability issues,marketing and public relations, design of the medical office and more. Also written for the physician entrepreneur, the book explains how to raise capital, term sheets, understanding venture capital, board of directors, incorporation election issues, how to understand financials, balance sheets, negotiations, hiring the management team, how to take an idea and turn it into an operating business, how to protect your intellectual property, copyrights, trademarks, patents, customer acquisition and how to deal with a business when things go wrong. The book covers much more and includes expert "stat consults" or opinions from corporate attorneys, intellectual property attorneys, board certified health care attorneys and estate attorneys. Read Reviews by leading physicians: “We do not do enough to prepare our trainees for the business of practice. Likewise, so many creative physicians have commercializable ideas, but find out the hard way how a good idea does not a successful business make. Hacker’s book is a gem in that it speaks to both of these challenges in an engaging way. It is chock-full of wisdom, easily read, and very enjoyable reading. I’ll be recommending it to all of our trainees.” Joseph C. Kvedar, MD Director, Center for Connected Health Partners HealthCare System, Inc. Associate Professor of Dermatology Harvard Medical School “Part I allows the reader to envision the necessary activities for opening his or her own practice in the voice of the author, while Part II is a guide for budding entrepreneurs. Part II covers victories and defeats in clear, concise tones that anyone can appreciate and empathize with. Hemingwayesque, concise, and practical, this book would be an ideal gift from department chairs to their senior residents at the start of their last year of training, or a personal purchase around the same time if the chairperson is too cheap to buy it for you. If you are reading this, turn the page and take the roller-coaster ride. Enjoy!” Daniel Mark Siegel MD, MS (Management and Policy) Clinical Professor of Dermatology, SUNY Downstate Director, Procedural Dermatology Fellowship American Academy of Dermatology President 2011 “After reading this book, I am now more certain than ever that my impressions of Dr. Hacker nearly twenty years ago were correct. His book is an honest, open, forthright attempt to share with his colleagues those precious details he has learned about establishing a medical practice and becoming an entrepreneur. I thought this book was fun to read, informative, concise, and blatantly honest. As I told Dr. Hacker after reading his book, ‘I think you have taught an old dog some new tricks.’ “ Franklin P. Flowers, MD Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery

Starting a Medical Practice

Author: Jeffery P. Daigrepont
Publisher: American Medical Association Press
ISBN: 9781579472962
Format: PDF, ePub
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This complete guide offers all the information physicians need to plan a successful medical practice start-up. Learn about tax and licensing requirements, general accounting principles, personnel management, medical record keeping, billing and collections, risk management and marketing strategies.

The Doctor s Handbook Understanding the NHS

Author: Tony White
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1846194598
Format: PDF, Docs
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Many doctors do not receive training early in their careers on the broad range of non-clinical aspects of their work, and confront day-to-day issues for which initial medical education has failed to prepare them. Experienced doctors and consultants can also experience a similar lack of accessible reference material on these aspects of their role and for the non-clinical training of their juniors. This book and its companion volume The Doctor's Handbook Part 1: managing your role beyond clinical medicine, have been written to address these and other needs. Previously published as The Specialist Registrar and New Consultant Handbook, these completely revised and reconfigured volumes reflect the changing everyday work of specialist trainees, registrars and consultants. Topics covered in Volume 2 include: * Understanding the NHS * Clinical governance and quality * The future * Funding and the NHS * Acts, Circulars, Reports and Inquiries * Glossary of NHS Terminology Part 1 covers aspects such as training, assessment, communication and research. The two volumes of The Doctors Handbook are an essential reference for all doctors, from specialist trainees to consultants.

This side of doctoring

Author: Eliza Lo Chin
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN:
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This Side of Doctoring: Reflections for Women in Medicine offers up an intimate collection of stories, poems, essays, and quotations that captures the joy and heartbreak of being women and being a physician. Editor Eliza Lo Chin (MD, Harvard Medical School) has gathered more than 100 voices that speak to the trials, rewards, and surprises of practicing medicine. Beginning with the writings of early medical pioneers, the anthology weaves a rich patchwork of experiences. Raw and honest, This Side of Doctoring acquaints us with worlds we could otherwise only imagine. Throughout these pages you'll find the expressions of courage, doubt, fatigue, perseverance, frustration, and triumph that make up the lives of women physicians. These are the stories of choosing a life in medicine and the many roadmaps that women follow in living that life.