Barry Taylor, CFP


How to Play the Market's Continued Success

Whether you stayed in the market when it dropped during the recession and have seen significant gains or you got out and have been sitting on your hands, here are some strategies to play the market's current success.

Mike Dolan


Further Upticks for Stock Indices

The S&P is probing a resistance in the 1052/1053 area which marks congestion and approximates a trendline off the September highs. Broad-based buying has lifted stocks to a strong start. Healthcare has joined the other major sectors in positive territory, but it continues to lag on a relative basis.

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Want to Organize Your Physician Expert "How-To" Book? Here Are 5 Tips for Success

Physicians who have long fancied the idea of writing a book are often overwhelmed by their goal. After, "Where do I start?" and "How do I make time for this?" their next big question is, "How do I organize my book?"

Jordan Fensterman


A Beginner's Guide to Physician Non-Compete Agreements

Three factors courts will consider to determine if a non-compete clause's restrictions should be enforced, plus important questions both employers and employees should consider.

Ashly Knapp & Jean Swenson


Insight for the Myopic

Financially speaking, Honda's new Insight is a success and breakthrough. Now, you can buy an import automakers’ hybrid for below $20,000.

Richard K. Newman, CPA/PFS, AEP, CAP


Curing Your Financial Ills

Physicians have traditionally relied upon their earning power to take care of their families, accumulate wealth and provide for their retirement, but lately their incomes have been decreasing. Here's a look at what life insurance can do to help.

Shomari Hearn


What to Do If Your Universal Life Insurance Policy is About to Crash

Universal life insurance policies were very popular in the 1980s and 90s and looked to be benefical for policy holders. However, things have changed and many of them are failing. What should you do if your policy is failing?

Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP


Taking a Closer Look at the Roles and Responsibilities of Orthopedic Surgical Group Managers

The average orthopedic surgical practice employs 5 surgeons and an additional 30 support personnel. In addition to the complexities of multiple surgeons working with each other and with local hospitals to meet the practice's mission, the practice needs to interface with regulators, insurers, and patients. The office manager is usually the person who coordinates all of these things, stays abreast of health care changes and informs practice partners on key business decisions. Because the manager's role is critical, surgeons need to understand the office manager's functions and responsibilities.

Setu Mazumdar, MD, CFP


Doubling Your Money: Fact vs. Fiction

If you’ve ever played blackjack, you know that at certain times you can double down on your original bet. Unlike the table games in Vegas where it could take seconds, doubling the value of your portfolio can take many years.

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Want to Organize Your Physician Expert "How-To" Book? Here Are 5 Tips for Success

Physicians who have long fancied the idea of writing a book are often overwhelmed by their goal. After, "Where do I start?" and "How do I make time for this?" their next big question is, "How do I organize my book?"

Justin Dove


The Best Place to Put Your Money to Work Today

A look back at the predictions for 2011 and how they panned out. Plus, what you can expect when

PMD Staff


What Are the Best Credit Cards for Medical Students?

Credit cards are like a fire – they can keep you toasty or get you burned. If you’re a student, you can get ahead while minimizing credit debt before it gets out of hand with these student credit cards.

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Healthcare Growth Trend: 3 Medical Stocks to Buy

Most of the stocks in the pharma and biotech space are expected to gain, but these 3 are expected to outperform the rest of the sector.

Ashley Jorgensen, Marketing Director


Healthcare Marketing: Boost Digital Marketing with Direct Mail

It's easy to consider direct mailing a relic of the past in today's digital age, but studies show that's not the case. A combination of direct mailing and email can prove to be very beneficial to your practice, here's how.

Swarup Gupta


3 Biosimilars Stock Picks

The global biosimilars space is expected to generate $24 billion in 2019. These three pharma companies worth investing in are present in the biosimilar arena or quickly increasing their presence.

Mary Ellen Hancock, CFP


How Beneficiaries Can Contradict and Supersede Your Will

A common estate planning mistake could mean your beneficiaries could contradict and even supersede certain instructions in your will.

Melissa J. Pitchford, CPA


How Much Is Your Medical Practice Worth?

Before determine the value of your medical practice, you have to know why you're valuing it and how best to approach the valuation process. Here's a look at what you need to know to find out how much your practice is worth in today's market.

TJ Valenzuela


Recognizing Disqualified Persons and Prohibited Transactions When Investing with a Self-Directed IRA

Prohibited transactions rules are intended to ensure that the assets of a plan are invested in a manner that benefits the SDIRA itself and not the SDIRA owner. Failing to understand these rules, or to find an advisor that does, may result in possible penalties.

Candyce H. Stapen @familyitrips


New Ships in 2017: Viking Ocean Cruises

With 26 new ships launching at just Viking Ocean Cruises alone, it looks like 2017 could be the year of cruises.

Tom Orecchio


Cash Flow

Cash flow management is about managing the income flowing into the household against the money flowing out of the household, and you can’t do that unless you have an effective method of measuring both areas.

Jason M.


Overcome Advanced Planning Gridlock in a Group Practice

The vast majority of group practices with more than three or four physicians suffer from "lowest common denominator" (or "LCD") planning.

Eric C. Jansen, ChFC


Blockchain and the Future of the Worldwide Web

You've heard of blockchain. But are you aware of how it could impact the way you access EHRs and interact with the internet?

Patti Perdue, CPA.CITP


Our Quote is In... Insurance Premiums are Up

At one company, the employer provided health insurance premiums are increasing as a result of the Affordable Care Act - their agent said so.

Eli Sprecher, MD, MPP


HIPAA-compliant Text Messaging App Makes Physicians' Pagers Obsolete

Along with stethoscopes and scrubs, pagers are one of those enduring signs of the medical provider. However, a HIPAA-compliant text messaging app could improve how providers communicate.

Benjamin Sullivan, EA, CFP


Is Beating the Market Possible?

Market timing doesn’t work, but actively managed funds in “inefficient” markets can outperform.

Scott Griest


The Right Funding for Your Practice

As many private practices found, health care is not recession proof. In addition to various factors causing their cash flow to decrease, it can be difficult to find bank loans, so some practices might need to look for alternative sources of funding.

Michael Doran


Stock Rally Follow-Through: Has it Failed?

My primary objective in the stock market is to lose the least amount of money when I am wrong and make the most amount of money when I am right. As Friday's big sell-off clearly demonstrates, that goal's not easy to achieve in a market this random. After this week's "follow-through day," all bets are off on this signal of a fledgling rally.

Peter H. Jones, MD, is associate professor, Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.


Lifestyle changes and prevention of coronary heart disease

Perhaps the most frequently cited, yet underachieved, recommendation for the prevention of cardiovascular disease is to implement healthy lifestyle habits.

William A. Rooney, CPA , MA


2011 Year-End Tax-Saving Moves for Physicians

A checklist of actions for medical practices and individual physicians to make based on current tax rules.

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