Assessing the Value of the Medical Practice (Practice Success Series)

September 30, 2008 | Comments Off on Assessing the Value of the Medical Practice (Practice Success Series)

This book is a study of the complete practice appraisal process. It includes an overview of the practice appraisal process, a review of the valuation process, a summary of valuation methods, valuation guidelines, regulatory issues, key points for maximization of practice value and a glossary of terms.

Customer Review: disappointed

I was looking for an easy, practical guide for evaluating my medical practice. This uses a lot of accounting/legal jargon. It has pages and pages of explanations and theory. I just wanted a simple formula. Not very useful.

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The Business of Medical Practice: Advanced Profit Maximization Techniques for Savvy Doctors, 2nd Edition

September 30, 2008 | Comments Off on The Business of Medical Practice: Advanced Profit Maximization Techniques for Savvy Doctors, 2nd Edition

An interdisciplinary team of experts teaches newcomers how to open, staff, and equip an insurance-friendly office for patients, and how to raise the capital necessary for it.

New coverage in the second edition includes:

  • How to write a medical office business plan
  • Compliance methods
  • Risk and programs
  • The insurance CPT coding issues
  • Six-sigma initiatives
  • Futuristic information technology to track clinical outcomes
  • Treatment results and medical care
  • Physician recruitment

Customer Review: Excellent

Editor Dr. David Edward Marcinko, MBA, CFP®, CMP(tm)
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0-8261-2375-9
Format: Hardcover 494 pp
Review Date: August 4, 2008

This book was written to assist doctors, advisors and professional administrators help
manage medical offices in these tumultuous times. The multi-authored text contains information
on a broad range of topics affecting the medical practice. If its goal was to help maximize
medical practice efficiency and profitability, then it was achieved.

The book itself encompasses many topics – from healthcare economics, ethics and
CRM – to business planning, cash flow analysis, revenue enhancement and concierge medical services.
In addition, it offers actionable information on specific topics like linear-regression cost accounting,
IT systems, insurance claims, health-law, compliance and CPT coding, etc.
And, it is organized into three parts for easy reference; Qualitative, Quantitative and Contemporary
medical practice.

I found the book interesting, informative, precise and well written. Dr. Marcinko, and his team,
drives a dagger into the heart of medical management – first dissecting it – and then resuscitating it
for modernity.

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ looking forward to improving my understanding of the
healthcare space, I found this book more comprehensive than its peers. This extensive knowledge
helped me understand what really affects a medical practice. It is a fine read for the physician
and administrative professional interested in improving the profitability of any medical practice specialty.

Dr. Marcinko’s other clinical publications are archived in the Library of Congress, the Library of Medicine
and the National Institute of Health. In addition, this book has been referenced by multiple magazines
and associations, such as investment Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and the
American Collage of Physicians Executive’s (ACPE).

Amaury Cifuentes
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(tm)
Certified Medical Planner(tm) candidate
3878 Sheridan Street
Hollywood Fl 33021
954-986-0633

Customer Review: Refer to this Book Frequently

This comprehensive multi-authored text contains over 450 pages of highly specific and well-documented information that will be interest to physicians in private practice, academics, and in medical management. The previous edition has been updated and significantly expanded.

The book is organized into three sections: Qualitative Aspects of Medical Practice, Quantitative Aspects of Medical Practice, and Contemporary Aspects of Medical Practice. Appendices include sample management service agreements, and information on medical unions and public perception of physician salaries. A particularly useful feature is a brief biosketch of each contributor, complete with contact information.

I read with particular interest the chapters entitled “Medical Office Business Plan”, “Insurance Coding Guidelines”, “The Case for Concierge Medicine”, and “Dissecting a Medical Malpractice Trial”. Like the rest of the book, these were readable, concise yet complete, and well developed.

I could have used a book like this in the past, I will certainly refer to it frequently now.

Reviewed by Carol EH Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA

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Meta-analysis in Medical Research: The handbook for the understanding and practice of meta-analysis

September 29, 2008 | Comments Off on Meta-analysis in Medical Research: The handbook for the understanding and practice of meta-analysis

This book is a joint package of a practical manual on how to undertake meta-analysis in medicine together with an accompanying CD-ROM. This provides individuals with access to meta-analysis software and the instructions and guidance on how to undertake them.

The software package contains a computer program ‘Metanalysis’ which performs statistical analyses for the meta-analysis. It has some unique features currently not available in other meta-analysis software packages:

  • ability to import graphics into Word, PowerPoint etc
  • Galbraith’s plots
  • cumulative meta-analysis
  • number needed to treat
  • publication bias assessment

The graphics generated by the software are in a format compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint.

Click here to view sample graphics.

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Evidence-Based Medical Ethics:: Cases for Practice-Based Learning

September 27, 2008 | Comments Off on Evidence-Based Medical Ethics:: Cases for Practice-Based Learning

In the modern practice of medicine, new challenges complicate the ethical care of patients. Today’s times require a contemporary take on the concept of medical ethics. Regrettably, there are few books and learning tools available to bring medical ethics education into the 21st Century. Existing texts are not practical or user-friendly.

This book aims to address what has been missing in existing text books and ethics courses to date: clear-cut ethical and legal guidelines essential to the everyday practice of medicine, modernization of the teaching material to include common dilemmas seen in medicine today, connection between ethical practice and current evidence-based medicine, correlation of ethics teaching with education in cultural competence, and a user-friendly, innovative, and interesting format. Together, the authors have already collaborated for the last few years to collect numerous “typical” examples of ethically complex cases. Similar real-life scenarios are seen at all medical institutions across the country, and practitioners need a teaching tool to help them approach such cases.

In this textbook, the reader will find: (1) Twenty-five “typical” patient scenarios are presented and supplemented with questions for consideration by the reader or class, (2) Evidence-based medicine, legal precedent, and ethical theory applying to each patient scenario is discussed, (3) Ethical dilemmas are enlivened with age, gender, and culture issues, (4) A patient-centered approach to ethical dilemmas is presented, (5) Emphasis is made on the six “core clinical competencies” of medical education in the ‘Formulation’ section of each individual case (patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal skills and communication, professionalism, and systems-based practice), (6) The text includes a “medical boards”-style comprehensive exam to further challenge the reader and to assess their gained skills and knowledge.

This book is written with several audiences in mind: medical students and residents, nursing students, pharmacy students, undergraduate and graduate students in medical ethics courses, and physicians desiring further training in medical ethics, cultural competency, communication skills, and medical board preparation.


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MLT Exam Flashcard Secrets: MLT Test Practice Questions & Review for the Medical Laboratory Technician Examination

September 27, 2008 | Comments Off on MLT Exam Flashcard Secrets: MLT Test Practice Questions & Review for the Medical Laboratory Technician Examination

MLT Exam Flashcard Secrets study system uses repetitive methods of study to teach you how to break apart and quickly solve difficult test questions on the Medical Laboratory Technician Examination. Study after study has shown that spaced repetition is the most effective form of learning, and nothing beats flashcards when it comes to making repetitive learning fun and fast. Our flashcards enable you to study small, digestible bits of information that are easy to learn and give you exposure to the different question types and concepts. MLT Exam Flashcard Secrets covers: Blood Bank, Autologous Donation, Delayed Hemolytic Transfusion Reactions, Kleihauer-Betke Acid Elution Test, Human Leukocyte Antigens, Indirect Antiglobulin Test (IAT), Yersinia Enterocolitica, Transfusions, Donath-Landsteiner Test, Duffy blood Group System, ABO blood System, Urinalysis and Body Fluids, Creatinine Clearance, Methods of Urine Collection, Cerebrospinal Fluid, Addis count Procedure, Phenylketonuria (PKU), Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP), Crigler-Najjar Syndrome, Jendrassik-Grof, Evelyn-Malloy, Western blot Test, ELISA Technique, Gas Chromatography, The Biuret Procedure, Enzyme Reaction, Toxic Overdose, Cushing Syndrome, Lactose Tolerance Test, Hematology, Types of Franulocytes, Granulocyte, Bone Marrow, Atypical Lymphocytes, T lymphocytes and B lymphocytes, Leukemia and Lymphoma, Hemoglobin, Thalassemia, Porphyria, Aplastic Anemia, Bernard-Soulier Syndrome, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Osmotic Fragility Test, Immunology, Dlasses of Antibodies, T Lymphocytes and B Lymphocytes, HLA System, Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD), Recurrent Bacterial Infection, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disease, Polyclonal Hypergammaglobulinemia, Transplant immunology, Agglutination Reactions, The Gram’s Test, Microbiology, Group A Streptococcus, Family Enterobacteriaceae, Kinds of Enterobacteriaceae Bacteria, Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) Test, Tricophyton, Identification of Parasites, and much more…

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Mastering Patient Flow: Using Lean Thinking to Improve Your Practice Operations (Medical Practice Management Core Learning)

September 26, 2008 | Comments Off on Mastering Patient Flow: Using Lean Thinking to Improve Your Practice Operations (Medical Practice Management Core Learning)


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EMT Paramedic Exam Flashcard Secrets: EMT-P Test Practice Questions & Review for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic Exam

September 25, 2008 | Comments Off on EMT Paramedic Exam Flashcard Secrets: EMT-P Test Practice Questions & Review for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic Exam

EMT Paramedic Exam Flashcard Secrets study system uses repetitive methods of study to teach you how to break apart and quickly solve difficult test questions on the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic Exam. Study after study has shown that spaced repetition is the most effective form of learning, and nothing beats flashcards when it comes to making repetitive learning fun and fast. Our flashcards enable you to study small, digestible bits of information that are easy to learn and give you exposure to the different question types and concepts. EMT Paramedic Exam Flashcard Secrets covers: Anatomy/ Physiology, CPR/Emergencies, Medical Testing/ Miscellaneous, Pediatrics, Control of Respiration, Heimlich Maneuver, Level of Consciousness, Hypoglycemia, Larynx, Risk factors of Stroke, Mental Exam, Seizures, Preload, Scene Size-Up, Reflexes, ‘CUPS’, Smooth Muscle, Compression to Ventilations, Ground State, Response to Pain, Kidney, Assessment Pediatric procedure, Coma, Sickle Cell Anemia, Cardiac Control Center, Subcutaneous Injection, Anxiety Disorders, Sexual Assault, Visceral muscle, Basic Care Principles, Phases of Grief, Shock, Action Potential, Orthostatic Blood Pressure Measurement, Delirium, Toddlers’ Needs, Right vs. Left Lung, Rate of Compression, Standard Oxygen, Asthma, Effects of Enzyme Inhibitors, Infant one-rescuer CPR, Schizophrenia, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Liver Function, Automated Defibrillation, Depression, APGAR Scale, and much more…

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Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice: A Guide to Professional Resilience and Personal Well-Being

September 23, 2008 | Comments Off on Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice: A Guide to Professional Resilience and Personal Well-Being

Physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals working in today’s health care settings must be prepared to offer support in dangerous times despite staffing shortages, financial pressures, and complex legal requirements. Overcoming Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice: A Guide to Professional Resilience and Personal Well-Being is a concise guide for all medical professionals who face these demands. This book: DT Provides critical information about the dangers of compassion fatigue/burnout and vicarious post-traumatic stress disorder in health care settings DT Introduces a newly-developed “Medical-Nursing Professional Secondary Stress Self-Awareness Questionnaire” that can be profitably self-administered at each phase of one’s career and reflected upon in private, with one’s mentor, or in a small group setting DT Includes a unique section on strengthening one’s inner life through the use of three core spiritual wisdom approaches drawn from a world religion perspective DT Provides a description of four types of “voices” one needs to have in one’s circle of friends to ensure that balance, perspective, growth, and challenge are fostered in one’s personal and professional life DT Describes how physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals can formulate a personally-designed self-care protocol for themselves Lastly, this book offers an extensive and up-to date bibliography of recent research, clinical papers, and books on medical-nursing practice and secondary stress. Overcoming Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice is an indispensable resource for medical and nursing professionals, students, and the counselors and therapists who work with them.

Customer Review: Stress Relief Suggestions for Health Professionals

Robert Wicks’ suggestions regarding strategies for avoiding or relieving secondary stress are very useful for all medical professionals. As a hospital chaplain I can attest to the fact that such stress is ever present in hospitals. Having suggestions on how to avoid or aleviate it has proven valuable, especially is spiritual areas.

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EMT Basic Exam Flashcard Secrets: EMT-B Test Practice Questions & Review for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Basic Exam

September 22, 2008 | Comments Off on EMT Basic Exam Flashcard Secrets: EMT-B Test Practice Questions & Review for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Basic Exam

EMT Basic Exam Flashcard Secrets study system uses repetitive methods of study to teach you how to break apart and quickly solve difficult test questions on the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Basic Exam. Study after study has shown that spaced repetition is the most effective form of learning, and nothing beats flashcards when it comes to making repetitive learning fun and fast. Our flashcards enable you to study small, digestible bits of information that are easy to learn and give you exposure to the different question types and concepts. EMT Basic Exam Flashcard Secrets covers: Anatomy/ Physiology, CPR/Emergencies, Medical Testing/ Miscellaneous, Pediatrics, Control of Respiration, Heimlich Maneuver, Level of Consciousness, Hypoglycemia, Larynx, Risk factors of Stroke, Mental Exam, Seizures, Preload, Scene Size-Up, Reflexes, ‘CUPS’, Smooth Muscle, Compression to Ventilations, Ground State, Response to Pain, Kidney, Assessment Pediatric procedure, Coma, Sickle Cell Anemia, Cardiac Control Center, Subcutaneous Injection, Anxiety Disorders, Sexual Assault, Visceral muscle, Basic Care Principles, Phases of Grief, Shock, Action Potential, Orthostatic Blood Pressure Measurement, Delirium, Toddlers’ Needs, Right vs. Left Lung, Rate of Compression, Standard Oxygen, Asthma, Effects of Enzyme Inhibitors, Infant one-rescuer CPR, Schizophrenia, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Liver Function, Automated Defibrillation, Depression, APGAR Scale, and much more…

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Marketing Chiropractic to Medical Practices

September 22, 2008 | Comments Off on Marketing Chiropractic to Medical Practices

The first book of its kind, Marketing Chiropractic to Medical Practices targets chiropractors and leads them through a comprehensive sales model to demonstrate how they can educate the medical profession on how to utilize chiropractic services for their patients. By implementing a gradual approach from the first office contact to presenting an effective and educational sales call, this text informs the chiropractor how to confidently access their greatest untapped new patient source. Marketing Chiropractic to Medical Practices offers a step-by-step approach to secure medical referrals and develop ongoing professional relationships between the chiropractic and medical worlds.

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