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Kathy Dean-Bradley

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Is Owning Practice Real Estate a Good Idea?

Physician practices often find themselves in the real estate business by purchasing the building used by the practice. There are several benefits to owning real estate, but also some pitfalls.


Steve Reitmeister

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The Natural Gravity of the Stock Market

Interestingly, most investors don't really understand the natural gravity of stocks. In fact, they find every way possible to confuse matters.


Robert G. Peelman, CFP

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9 Reasons Physicians Underperform without an Advisor

These traits are common behavioral characteristics that work against your investment returns, usually because you are too emotionally involved in the decision-making process.


Philippa Keneally, MD, MPH, CPCC, PCC

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Physician Business Owner Lessons I Learned from My Horse

After visiting a Colorado dude ranch recently, I couldn't help acknowledging the several business lessons I gained from my equestrian experience. And it was a very fun metaphor to work with!


Michael Lewellen, CFP

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An Asset-Protection Plan for Young Doctors

Before young doctors can begin building wealth, they need to protect a precious asset they already have -- the future value of their income. Here are two important tools you can use to get you started on the road to financial security.


Mark Lavercombe

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Email Management Best Practices for Busy Physicians

The email flood is becoming harder to manage. Apply these best practices to take control of your inbox.


Joseph M. Lassiter, CPA

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Rev Up Retirement Contributions with a Cash Balance Pension

Cash balance pension plans for medical groups present the opportunity to rev up retirement plan contributions, which caused a huge amount of interest in them starting 10 years ago.


Jason O’Dell MS, CWM

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The Wrong Advisor Can Cost a Physician Millions

Working with the wrong financial planner, CPA or attorney can really cost a physician, and yet it's one of the most common mistakes.


Chris Cole

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The Changing Rheumatology Practice

This session focused on the challenges that mandate change in the healthcare system, looked at high-priority improvement opportunities, discussed the use of continuous quality improvement methods to manage change, and emphasized the importance "thinking in systems."


Daniel S. Levine

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Drug Ads Often Misleading

A study shows that television commercials are rife with opinion and lifestyle associations but more often than not they also make misleading or false claims.


Keli Rising

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10 Worst States to Retire in 2012

After considering cost of living, property taxes, income taxes, climate, and fiscal health, TopRetirements.com released its list outlining the 10 worst states for retirees to live in 2012.


Michelle Clark

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How Physicians Can Help Improve Financial Wellness for Practice Team Members

The saying goes "a rising tide lifts all boats", so if you find a way to help your overall financial health you may also help your practice team members as well. Here are 3 ways to improve your practice's financial health.


Steven Abernathy

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Want to Avoid a Malpractice Lawsuit? Think Like an Attorney

Physicians who'll thrive best in the future will be those most prepared for vexing, unwarranted, and time-consuming malpractice suits. To join their ranks, use these safe, inexpensive, proven malpractice defense strategies.


Joel B. Charkatz, CPA, CVA, CFE

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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.


Laurie Kane Burkhardt, CFP

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Planning for Retirement? Here's Your 10-Year Timeline

The earlier one starts planning for retirement, the more prepared one should be not only financially, but also emotionally.


Mike C. Manoloff, PC

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The Beginning of the ACA Mandates

A look at the penalties and options available when the individual and employer mandates of the Affordable Care Act become effective in 2014 and 2015.


James S. Lacy, JD

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The High Cost of Undercoding

Fear of chart audits can lead billing departments to undercode -- and that may be costing you revenue. Benchmarking and analytical tools can help identify undercoding in your practice, to ensure you don't leave money on the table.


Pooja Jaeel

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Using Google Glass in Hospitals

Famous for its action-packed promo videos, Google Glass is now entering the hospital environment to help strengthen communication and collaboration between providers in a hospital.


Jason O'Dell, MS, CWM

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What Do You REALLY Know About Your Investment Advisor?

Over the last few years, many physicians have re-examined not only their investment assumptions, but also their relationships with investment advisory professionals after high-profile scams and mismanagement.


Geoffrey M. Tomes

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I'm Getting a Paycheck! Now What?!

Physicians emerge from medical school with high earning potential but also high student debt. This guide offers a practical look at how physicians should balance paying off that debt with saving for long-term expenses.


Emma Thomasson

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Novartis Seeks to Buy Rest of Alcon for $39 Billion

Novartis, which was widely tipped to snap up Nestle's stake as soon as its option allowed, also aims to buy out the 23 percent held by minority shareholders for $11.2 billion, ending uncertainty over whether or not it would seek full control.


John Blood, MBA, MS

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What No One on Wall Street Will Tell You About Investing

While Wall Street is often viewed as the center of the investment universe, a far less exciting – but potentially more powerful – environment exists in the halls of academia. In this environment, professors at schools like Wharton, Yale, MIT, Stanford and the University of Chicago examine decades of financial data in search of patterns and explanatory variables.


Andrew Holloway, Wealth Advisor to Physician Households

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Why Doctors Need Own-Occupation Disability Insurance

When it comes to disability insurance for doctors, not all plans are going to cover you equally.


Vinay Singh

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Vivus Launches U.S. Sales of Obesity Drug

Vivus hopes to gain early traction with doctors before rival Arena Pharmaceuticals launches its weight-loss pill in early 2013.


Roger Fontes, MD

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Negotiating Contracts with Insurance Companies

A collective sense exists among providers and practice managers that negotiating with insurance companies is frustrating, mystifying and, often, unproductive.


Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News

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HHS, Research Community Debate Informed Consent Policy

The federal government has regulated informed consent for decades. But some advocacy organizations are warning that proposed federal guidelines-which could be finalized in the upcoming year-could have a chilling effect on innovation, while fundamentally altering which studies get done.


Marie Daghlain

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Upstart Biotechs Rake in the Cash as Sector Rally Continues

Small public and private drug developers are experiencing a wave of aggressive financing, while biotech stocks of all sizes extended their rally into a fourth week.


Alecia Powell

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For Patient Satisfaction, Communication is Critical

When it comes to providing care and increasing patient satisfaction, time is not on anyone's side. As appointment times shrink, quality communication falls by the wayside, leading to loss of information and a fraying of the doctor-patient relationship.


Laura Joszt

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Johns Hopkins working paper says COVID-19 lockdowns not worth it, sparks fierce debate

Three economists concluded in a Johns Hopkins working paper that lockdowns in response to the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic did not have a significant effect on mortality rates, but the paper's findings have been criticized.


Joel Greenwald, MD, CFP

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Annuities as a Retirement Income Planning Tool

As physicians near retirement, they often wonder how they can turn the nest eggs they've accumulated into income for the rest of their lives. For some, annuities may be the answer.