Getting Started in the Computerized Medical Office: Fundamentals and Practice (Getting Started in)

August 31, 2008 | Comments Off on Getting Started in the Computerized Medical Office: Fundamentals and Practice (Getting Started in)

Getting Started in the Computerized Medical Office: Fundamentals and Practice appeals to those programs needing a more elementary software and approach for students who may not be as adept as others with technology. This reference provides basic hands-on computer skills in a modular unit so instructors can choose to omit it in their class or user it as a review. It allows total flexibility for teaching billing and office management separately and addressing the needs of students to learn medical software and basic computer skills.

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Start Your Own Medical Practice (Open for Business)

August 31, 2008 | Comments Off on Start Your Own Medical Practice (Open for Business)

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.

Customer Review: Great!!

This book is great. It leads you step by step in a very organized fashion. It gives you lots of really important information that would otherwise be very hard to find and/or difficult to digest, yet it makes it simple and straight forward.
I would recommend it to everyone I know who’s opening a practice…


Customer Review: Excellent book for the price

AAFP sells a book called ‘On your Own: Starting a Medical Practice from the Ground Up’ for much more than this book. Get this one instead. It has more info and you cannot beat the price. This should be your first book to read in case you want to start on your own. It is not going to give you all the answers, but it is a good start. Happy reading!

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Magic in Practice – Introducing Medical NLP: the Art and Science of Language in Healing and Health – Special Offer $39.99 – Usually $49.99

August 29, 2008 | Comments Off on Magic in Practice – Introducing Medical NLP: the Art and Science of Language in Healing and Health – Special Offer $39.99 – Usually $49.99

Between a third and half of all patients seeking help from the medical profession are suffering from medically unexplained symptoms, and we are facing an epidemic of complex chronic conditions that have no easily discernible pathology or cause. Pressure for a model of ‘whole-person’ health care has been growing over the past 25 years, but, no practical, costeffective, integrative model has been suggested, until now.

Medical NLP – developed out of the work of Dr Richard Bandler and the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming – offers for the first time a practical methodology and explicit interventions to help tackle this debilitating array of problems. Supported by new research and extensive clinical experience, Medical NLP offers the only internationally recognised and licensed health practitioner training that seamlessly integrates psychosocial therapeutic approaches with the existing biomechanical principles and time constraints of the consultation process.

Written in an accessible style for doctors, nurses, therapists and all other allied health professionals, this is a book about solutions, rather than problems. Featuring real-life case studies it shows how Medical NLP can be used to achieve more positive outcomes for both patients and the professionals from whom they seek help.

Uniquely, an interactive website has been set up to answer questions, host discussions and provide support for readers who wish to explore further the practical application of the skill sets provided in the book.

‘This book shows us the structure of those times when we’ve watched a colleague with a patient and thought, ‘What a great doctor!’ We know Medical NLP is effective, and, here, the reasons why it works are explained in terms of contemporary neuroscience. Applying what can be learned from this book will transform the way we interact with our patients, and make those interactions more exciting, stimulating and rewarding.’
Dr Jonathan Bannister
Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia
Winner: Medical Futures Innovation & Enterprise Award 2007

‘I can honestly say I’ve been waiting for something like this since the very beginning of my medical career’
Dr Ayan Panja,
General Practitioner and author

‘Be aware that Medical NLP is very powerful. It can and will change your life and the lives of your patients, for the better. Garner Thomson has all the skills to help you take you and your patients’ lives forward. How do I know? Well he did it for me – but don’t take my word for it. See for yourself in his book.’
Mr John Wood FRCS
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

‘This book can help the counsellor to expand the art of the possible in therapy. It spells out the mechanics of carrying hope and just how significant this is in achieving the goals of a therapeutic relationship’
Carol Ervine
Psychologist and counsellor

Customer Review: Practical Magic in Magic in Practice!!!

The book speaks for itself. And Richard Bandler gives a glowing endorsement to boot! That being written… Use this book. Carry it with you. Read and read again, stat! It combines the best of the best and makes it easy to access immediately. Good show gentleman and thank you.

After you have read this review and ordered Magic In Practice, please go to: Richard Bandler’s Guide to Personal Change: Neuro-linguistic Programming for Everybody and Richard BandlerÆs Guide to Trance-formations: Hypnosis for Everybody and pre-order these books. And be on the lookout for new Personal Enhancement CD’s!!!

Customer Review: Not Just for Medical Professionals

I recommend people buy this and give it to their doctor!
This book is great! It’s not just for medical professionals, but a great primer for using NLP!

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Medical Transcription: Fundamentals and Practice (3rd Edition)

August 28, 2008 | Comments Off on Medical Transcription: Fundamentals and Practice (3rd Edition)

Teaching users how to transcribe actual medical dictation so that they can develop the selective hearing skills and experience necessary to gain competency as a medical transcriptionist, this guide offers a unique combination of authentic physician dictation by body systems, coordinated readings and exercises by medical specialty, and supplementary information vital to every medical transcriptionist. Supports text with six hours of authentic physical dictation–not synthetic studio recording; all dictations are carefully selected for subject matter, professionally edited to delete confidential identifying information, and then sequenced in a way to promote comprehension and encourage learning. Groups tapes by medical specialty (i.e., dermatology, urology, gastroenterology, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, endocrinology, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, otorhinolaryngology, and radiology), with each dictation report offering the best example of its type for vocabulary density, technical content, and other instructional criteria; each report includes chart notes, letters, initial office valuations, consultations, history and physical examinations, discharge summaries, operative reports, emergency department reports, procedure notes, and diagnostic studies from each medical specialty. For anyone in the medical profession who wants to learn basic medical transcription, including medical assistants and legal transcription/court reporters.

Customer Review: Excellent book and it includes the CD ROM!

The previous review refers to the 2nd edition. I ordered and received the 3rd edition which DOES INCLUDE the CD ROM.

Excellent book! Excellent software!

Customer Review: Great book but missing one very important thing?!?!?!?

This is a great learning tool for the beginning transcriptionist. It is easy to read and flows well. I am very excited about the learning opportunity it provides. There is only one very large problem. You need the CD-ROM that should come with the book. This version does not include the CR-ROM. The ISBN # for the same book with the CD included is 0 13 018735 6 and you will have to special order it from Amazon. If you don’t you will have to order the CD seperately. That is if you can find it (I tried with no luck) and it is not cheap. The book with the CD included is much more cost effective. I hope this information helps.

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The E-Myth Physician: Why Most Medical Practices Don’t Work and What to Do About It

August 28, 2008 | Comments Off on The E-Myth Physician: Why Most Medical Practices Don’t Work and What to Do About It

Michael E. Gerber, bestselling author of The E-Myth Revisited shares his powerful insights to lead independent physicians to successful practices and enriched lives.

Michael Gerber has dedicated much of his professional life to the study of entrepreneurship and business dynamics. His E-Myth Academy is renown in the entrepreneurial world for its business insight and guidance as well as its inspirational advice.

In the E-Myth Physician, bestselling author Gerber returns to his roots in order to provide indispensable advice to doctors who own and run their own practices. Gerber provides excellent business insights into topics such as streamlining systems, effective small-business management practices, healthy patient relations and managing cash flow, all with the goal of freeing physicians from the daily grind of running a business and leading them to a happier and more productive life while doing the job they love – practising medicine.

Customer Review: Must read for new doctors

As an OD ready to start a new practice, this advice was invaluable. Many of us spend years perfecting our patient care, but never learn how to run a business. Easy read with some good advice.

Customer Review: B-Myth = any doctor can manage her own billing

Gerber’s E-Myth theory works well in small healthcare practice: most offices fail because doctors are “technicians” with little knowledge about how to manage successful business.

Billing is an especially difficult aspect of managing the doctor’s office, because it must succeed in an increasingly adversarial environment, where billing complexity creates opportunities for providers to commit fraud and for payers–to benefit at the expense of the providers. An in-house billing operation and a naive outsourced billing office owner are both helpless against insurance companies armed with significant resources devoted to denying reimbursement and including professionally managed processes and leading-edge technology.

Read Gerber’s book before deciding to manage your billing inhouse or to outsource it to professionals.

Yuval Lirov, Practicing Profitability – Billing Network Effect for Revenue Cycle Control in Healthcare Clinics and Chiropractic Offices: Collections, Audit Risk, SOAP Notes, Scheduling, Care Plans, and Coding

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Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature: Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice (Jama & Archives Journals)

August 27, 2008 | Comments Off on Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature: Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice (Jama & Archives Journals)

The “essential” companion to the landmark Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature – completely revised and updated!

Evidence-based medicine involves the careful interpretation of medical studies and its clinical application. And no resource helps you do it better-and faster-than Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature: Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice.

This streamlined reference distills the most clinically-relevant coverage from the parent Users’ Guide into one highly-focused, portable resource. Praised for its clear explanations of detailed statistical and mathematical principles, The Essentials concisely covers all the basic concepts of evidence-based medicine–everything you need to deliver optimal patient care.

It’s a perfect at-a-glance source for busy clinicians and students, helping you distinguish between solid medical evidence and poor medical evidence, tailor evidence-based medicine for each patient, and much more. Now in its second edition, this carry-along quick reference is more clinically relevant-and more essential-than ever!


  • Completely revised and updated with all new coverage of the basic issues in evidence-based medicine in patient care
  • Abundant real-world examples drawn from the medical literature are woven throughout, and include important related principles and pitfalls in using clinical research in patient care decisions
  • Edited by over 60 internationally recognized editors and contributors from around the globe
  • Also look for, a new interactive database for the best practice of evidence based medicine.

Customer Review: A must to have book

Excellent start to understand EBM, well organised. Has alot of excellent examples. You will always go back to this book when you have a question. For all levels.

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Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice (Jama & Archives Journals)

August 25, 2008 | Comments Off on Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice (Jama & Archives Journals)

The #1 guide to the principles and clinical applications of evidence-based medicine has just gotten better!

No other resource helps you to put key evidence-based medicine protocols into daily clinical practice better than Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature.

An instant classic in its first edition, this detailed, yet highly readable reference demystifies the statistical, analytical, and clinical principles of evidence-based medicine, giving you a hands-on, practical resource that no other text can match.

Here, you’ll learn how to distinguish solid medical evidence from poor medical evidence, devise the best search strategies for each clinical question, critically appraise the medical literature, and optimally tailor evidence-based medicine for each patient. The new second edition of this landmark resource is now completely revised and refreshed throughout, with expanded coverage of both basic and advanced issues in using evidence-based medicine in clinical practice.


  • Completely revised and updated to reflect the enormous expansion in medical research and evidence-based resources since the first edition
  • Innovative organization guides you from the fundamentals of using the medical literature to the more advanced strategies and skills for use in every day patient care situations
  • Abundant and current real-world examples drawn from the medical literature are woven throughout, and include important related principles and pitfalls in using medical literature in patient care decisions
  • Practical focus on the key issues in evidence-based practice: What are the results? Are the results valid? How to I apply to results to the care of my patients?
  • Edited by over 60 internationally recognized editors and contributors from the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, and Asia-the best of the best in the discipline
  • NEW, Current, authoritative content covering how to: Avoid being misled by biased presentations of research findings; Interpret the significance of clinical trials that are discontinued early; Influence clinician behavior to improve patient care; Apply key strategies for teaching evidence-based medicine; And more
  • Also look for, a new interactive database for the best practice of evidence based medicine.

    Customer Review: ¡Cómprelo!

    Puedo recomendar este libro para quienes deben leer literatura médica, para quienes necesitan comprender y manejar las herramientas que proporciona la Medicina basada en evidencias. Es un libro didáctico, balanceado, claro y escrito magistralmente. Abarca todos los tópicos principales de su especialidad y está matizado con ejemplos muy ilustrativos. Sus autores son garantía de excelencia. A no dudar, es un libro que uno debe tener y leer .

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    Medical Herbalism: The Science Principles and Practices Of Herbal Medicine

    August 25, 2008 | Comments Off on Medical Herbalism: The Science Principles and Practices Of Herbal Medicine

    A foundational textbook on the scientific principles of therapeutic herbalism and their application in medicine

    • A complete handbook for the medical practitioner

    • Includes the most up-to-date information on preparations, dosage, and contraindications

    • By the author of The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal

    Medical Herbalism contains comprehensive information concerning the identification and use of medicinal plants by chemical structure and physiological effect, the art and science of making herbal medicine, the limitations and potential of viewing herbs chemically, and the challenge to current research paradigms posed by complex plant medicines. It also includes information on toxicology and contraindications, the issues involved in determining dosage and formulation types for an individual, guides to the different measurement systems and conversion tables, and the pros and cons of both industrial and traditional techniques.

    With additional sections devoted to the principles of green medicine, the history of Western Herbalism, the variety of other medical modalities using medicinal plants, an extensive resource directory, and a discussion of treatments organized by body system, Medical Herbalism is the comprehensive textbook all students and practitioners of clinical herbalism need to develop their healing practices.

    Customer Review: The must book in phytotherapy

    Medical Herbalism is a must to have book if you are interested to learn or already work with phytotherapy. I suggest it 100%.

    Customer Review: Great Book!

    I am so enthralled with this book. I’m using it as a text book…taking notes, etc. I got into medicine because I don’t only want to know “what” but, also “why”. This book brings phytotherapy and mainstream American medicine together and makes herbalism make sense to a practitioner of pharmaceuticals… I love this book!!

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    Current Practice Guidelines in Primary Care 2008 (Lange Medical Book)

    August 24, 2008 | Comments Off on Current Practice Guidelines in Primary Care 2008 (Lange Medical Book)

    Customer Review: Snore

    Nothing at all exciting in this one. Nothing. It is boring material, and things you practicing primary care physicians probably already know. I would get Conn’s 2008 for a better current text.

    Customer Review: a must for internal medicine and primary care rotation

    this is an easy to carry pocketsize guide to current guidelines in the treatment, screening and prevention of different diseases. this has helped me in structuring my management during my clinical rotation. it is easy to read, and very organized.

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    Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for Medical-Surgical Nursing

    August 23, 2008 | Comments Off on Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for Medical-Surgical Nursing

    This must-have workbook helps students learn the prioritization and delegation skills needed to survive nursing school, pass the NCLEX-RN® examination, and make the transition to practice in today’s healthcare environment. Consisting of three parts plus an answer key, this resource provides numerous opportunities for students to review cases and answer questions similar to those they will see on the NCLEX-RN examination – including questions in alternate-item formats . Part 1, written by delegation expert Ruth Hansten, is an introduction that provides a practical review of clinical delegation skills and serves as a framework for the exercises that follow. Part 2 consists cases of patients who have relatively straightforward health problems followed by NCLEX examination-style questions focusing on prioritization, delegation, and assignment. Part 3 consists of complex, unfolding cases involving patients who have multiple health conditions, as well as complex patient assignments.

    • An introduction by prioritization and delegation expert Ruth Hansten explains the importance of developing sound clinical skills and judgment in the areas of prioritization, delegation, and assignment.
    • NCLEX-style questions help students develop fundamental skills in prioritization, delegation, and assignment and become familiar with the NCLEX examination format.
    • Questions in Parts 2 and 3 are organized by body system and by complexity, respectively, to allow for easy use with any medical-surgical nursing text.
    • Both sections of exercises give students essential hands-on practice in prioritizing (deciding what to do first), delegating (giving specific tasks to assistive personnel and supervising satisfactory completion of those tasks), and assignment (giving responsibility for the overall care of particular patients to appropriate personnel).
    • The questions in Part 3 are more complex than those in Part 2, allowing students to master core concepts using unambiguous cases before applying this knowledge to patients with more complicated, multidimensional case presentations.
    • Flexible organization allows the workbook to be used with any Elsevier medical-surgical nursing text.
    • The answer key provides rationales for correct as well as incorrect answers, reinforcing the concepts presented in each unit.
    • Questions follow NCLEX style, and about 10% represent the new alternate-item question format.
    • The workbook is three-hole punched and perforated for convenience.

    Customer Review: VERY HELPFUL RESOURCE! A terrific buy!!!!!!!

    I really liked this purchase specially with the unbeatable price by amazon. It helped me understand helpful strategies about test-taking and assumptions I previously had about the NCLEX was corrected. The Practice questions are very realistic and helpful. I have read different books that had different formats and I usually get intimidated by them. This is a book that is so user-friendly and i love it! I was never intimidated by it and it’s easy to understand and analyze. A terrific buy!

    Customer Review: This book helped me study for the NClex

    I took a Kaplan course to help prepare for the NCLEX. It was basically about how much prioritization was going to be on the NCLEX. So I chose to purchase this book. It is full of review exercises about delegation and prioritization and it is very user friendly. It also contains CASE STUDIES that are about one patient that is helpful it getting “the big picture” when caring for a patient.

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