John Harelson


Searching for a New Bank

There aren't many good news stories about banks these days so if you're looking for a new bank you may be facing the quagmire of what to look for and who to turn to when searching for a new bank. The answer may rest upon what your personal and or business banking needs are.

Donna Weinstock


Where Professionalism Begins and Ends

Several weeks ago, I was sitting at a dinner meeting when a new acquaintance asked me what I did for a living. I mentioned that I was a healthcare consultant who worked with physician practices to improve processes, patient satisfaction, and efficiency.

Alan Berkenwald, MD


A Doctor's Struggle to Answer the Question: "Why Do I Like Drugs?"

The most difficult question I am asked by my patients is, "Why?" Why did I become an addict? Why do I still have cravings? Why do I slip up and use, even thought I know it's wrong and I feel stupid and horrible doing it? Despite all my knowledge, education and experience, my answer essentially is, "Because."

Jason M. Broderick


Updated Cabozantinib Data Includes 6 Patient Deaths

Cabozantinib (XL184), a novel tyrosine kinase inhibitor, caused the deaths of 6 patients in a phase II clinical trial, according to data presented at ASCO's annual meeting. The fatalities had not been reported with the cabozantinib data at the May 18 pre-ASCO press briefing. Shares of the drug's manufacturer, Exelixis, fell 20% as investors reacted to the news.

Mary Walton


10 Medical Student Resume Writing Tips You Need to Know

Whether you're just starting your journey of academia or are a recent medical school graduate, like all job-hunting processes, it starts with writing the perfect resume.

Todd Bunton


Three Ultra Safe Stocks ... Just in Case

A U.S. default still seems unthinkable, but it is not impossible. Investors looking for some safety without fleeing the stock market altogether should consider these three ultra safe stocks... just in case.

Catherine Kolonko


Tracking Physicians' Prescribing Habits Reduces Antibiotic Overuse

Study results presented at IDWeek 2012 show that education and prescription monitoring can cut inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for respiratory infections in half.

John Daley, Colorado Public Radio


Single-Payer Healthcare on Colorado Ballot In 2016

Some in Colorado say the Affordable Care Act doesn't go far enough to provide universal access to healthcare. They're pushing for a single-payer system in the state.

John Ellison, DO


Physician Adoption of EHR Systems

Interview with David Kibbe MD, on EHRs and physician adoption of Electronic heath record systems.

Roy Musgrove, MBA, Hub International


Increasing the Value of Your Medical Group When Looking to Buy or Sell

In today’s volatile healthcare market, smaller physician groups are looking to be acquired, while larger ones may want to expand their reach by making an acquisition. Best practices for both include increasing risk management practices and enlisting a competent insurance broker to help maximize the medical practice’s valuation.

April Dembosky, KQED, via Kaiser Health News


Rural Doctor Launches Startup to Ease Pain of Dying Patients

A palliative care doctor in rural California launched a startup firm to help him care for patients in remote locations. The key challenge is financing his big idea.

H. William Wolfson, DC, FICC, MS


Your Financial Health May Need a Second Opinion

The necessity of knowing what financial products to purchase and when to sell is usually an enigma, and most individuals have no rhyme or reason for what they choose to do with their investments.

Lee R. Phillips, Counselor United States Supreme Court


No LLC Operating Agreement - No Asset Protection

Your LLC operating agreement is the rule book that you have to comply with as your LLC wanders down the business road ahead. You'll want to make sure the agreement is written properly to protect you.

Gale Scott


AMA Wins Pain-Management Rule Change

At the urging of the American Medical Association, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced it is eliminating a rule that some physicians feel has contributed to the US opioid addiction epidemic. Starting in 2017, patients at outpatient facilities will no longer be asked whether they got sufficient pain management. CMS announced other changes as well.

David B. Mandell JD, MBA, Jason M. O’Dell, CWM


Recession-Proof Investment Alternatives

In this uncertain market, a balance of equities, bonds, real estate, commodities, and other alternative investments would prove much less risky than holding the majority of your investments in stocks and real estate -- which is what most physicians do.



7 Must-See Sights in Hong Kong

When foreigners picture Hong Kong, it's often the neon lights, staggering skyscrapers, and hoards of people. This all may be true, but this city is home to just as much old as new.

Jason Wainscott


Convert to a Roth IRA Before 2013 Tax Changes?

If you have considered converting a traditional IRA to Roth IRA, now may be the perfect time considering the tax increases you're likely to face in 2013.

Richard M. Braverman, CFP, RFC


Picturing Yourself in Retirement

Visualizing retirement can help physicians plan effectively now.

Brian Bolan


Distressed Investing

There is an old saying that "when there is blood in the streets, buy." For the investors who do this on a regular basis, it can be a profitable trade.

Steven Chan


A Psychiatrist in Your Pocket: Could Mental Health Apps Be the Next Big Thing?

Much of mobile health technology's big splashes have involved creating gadgets that track fitness more effectively or make miniaturized versions of heavy hospital and ICU equipment: electrocardiograms, telemedicine video cameras, thermometers, and pulse oximeters.

Brittany Lovely


Study Finds Healthcare Organizations Not Utilizing Social Media

A study in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery evaluating the use of social media among residency programs shows lack of adoption.

Terry Allman, CPC, CRPC


Invested in the Presidential Election

Despite the fact that the market has bounced back from lows, people don't feel like the market is any better off. So what, if any, effect will this have on how people vote in this year's presidential election?

Douglas R. York


Most Critical Financial Step in Physician Divorce: Evaluating the Practice

It's essential that he/she choose an attorney with substantial experience in the process who knows how to challenge the other party’s financial expert.

Michael D. Gibney, CFP®, AIF®, Modera Wealth Management, LLC


Empathy for the Conservative Investor

In the past, the conservative investor’s needs were met with a portfolio of bonds. These investors did not have to worry about the volatility of stocks because their portfolios were immune to the inherent, and sometimes severe, gyrations of the stock market. In today's economic environment, things are quite different.

Brian Edwards


Improving Medication Adherence with Care4Today Mobile Platform

Patients neglecting to take medications as prescribed costs an estimated $290 billion in avoidable medical spending every year. But messages through cell phones are an effective way to change that.

Kim Renners, MBA


Recession-Proof Investment Alternatives

In this uncertain market, a balance of equities, bonds, real estate, commodities, and other alternative investments would prove much less risky than holding the majority of your investments in stocks and real estate -- which is what most physicians do.

Rick Jaye


Insurance Freedom

Captive insurance companies can reduce insurance costs, save taxes, protect assets, and transfer business value and family wealth to future generations. Legal changes in the last five years may make this one of the most advantageous times to form one.

Jill taylor


Thinking Outside the Box to Improve Practice Management

Younger physicians are driving the search for innovative practice management tools that provide greater flexibility and support for new business models.

Will Bonesso


UnitedHealth Group Bridges the Gap between Insurance Companies and Physicians

UnitedHealth Group will acquire the operations of a major California physician group to bridge the gap between insurance companies and health care providers.

Robert Leahy


10 Simple Keys to Unlock Financial Security

Smart financial moves are actually much more basic than most people think. Here's a list of financial keys to live and thrive by.