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Expert Sources for Doctor’s Digest® - Your Guide to Practice Management

Doctor’s Digest®

Bridging the gap…between the business of medicine and the practice of medicine.

Advisory & Expert Sources

Managing Your Practice’s Money

Author

Elizabeth Gardner
Elizabeth Gardner is a Chicago-based freelance writer specializing in healthcare, science, and technology. She began her journalism career at Modern Healthcare, covering information technology and quality measurement. She is a contributing editor for Health Data Management magazine and has also contributed to Inside Healthcare Computing, HealthLeaders, Health-IT World, Bio-IT World, Popular Science, New Scientist, and Internet World.

Editorial Board

Judy Capko
Capko & Company
501-I S. Reino Rd., #225
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Charles Cutler, MD, FACP
1411 Powell St
Norristown, PA 19401
Cynthia Lord, PA-C
Director of Physician Assistant Program
Quinnipiac University
Clinical Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
University of Connecticut
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518-1908
Jill Olmstead, MSN, NP-C
President-Elect American College of Nurse Practitioners
St. Jude Heritage Medical Group
Gastroenterology Department
1847 Sunnycrest Drive
Fullerton, CA 92835
David J. Zetter, PHR, CHCC, CHCO, CPC, CPC-H, PCS, FCS, CHBC
Zetter HealthCare
161 Old Schoolhouse Lane
Suite 3
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Contributors

  • Jackie Coult, CHBC, Healthcare Business Consultant, Valley Technology, LLC, P O Box 171004, Holladay, UT 84117-1004
  • Ann Davis, PA-C, Senior Director of State Advocacy and Outreach, American Academy of Physician Assistants, 2318 Mill Road, Suite 1300, Alexandria, VA 22314, www.aapa.org
  • Rob Freelove MD, Residency Director, Smokey Hill Family Medicine Residency, 651 E. Prescott, Salina KS 67401
  • Roland Goertz, M.D., FAAFP, President, AAFP Board of Directors, Heart of Texas Community Health Center, 1600 Providence Drive, Waco, Texas 76707
  • Thomas R. Graf, MD, Chair - Community Practice Service Line, Geisinger Medical Group, 100 N. Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822
  • Denise Henning, CNM, MSN, ARNP, Certified Nurse-Midwife, Clinical Director Women’s Health Services, Collier Health Services, Inc., 1454 Madison Avenue West, Immokalee, FL 34142-2200, Commissioner, Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, www.collier.org
  • David E. Hunt, CHBC, Principal, Doctors Management Services, Parrish Moody & Fikes, p.c., 7901 Woodway Drive, Waco, TX 76712, www.PMFWaco.com
  • James Laughlin MD, Southern Indiana Pediatrics, 350 S. Landmark Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47403
  • Kevin Lohenry, Program Director and Associate Professor of the Physician Assistant Program at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona, President, Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), Midwestern University, 19555 N. 59th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85308
  • Kathryn Moghadas, RN, CLRM, CHBC, CHCC, CPC, Principal of Associated Healthcare Advisors/TopCat, P.O. Box 196717, Winter Springs, FL 32719-6717, fax:407.831.7283, www.associatedhealthcare.org, www.topcat-inc.com
  • Steven Peltz, CHBC, Peltz Practice Management & Consulting Services, LLC, 39 Old Doansburg Road, Brewster, NY 10509, www.peltzpracticemanagement.com
  • Michael Powe, Vp Reimbursement and Professional Advocacy, American Academy of Physician Assistants, 2318 Mill Road, 1300, Alexandria VA 22314
  • Ellen Rathfon, Senior Director, Professional Advocacy, American Academy of Physician Assistants, 2318 Mill Road, 1300, Alexandria VA 22314, www.aapa.org
  • Karen Schechter, Director of Health Care Services, Stone Carlie CPAs, Business Consultants and Wealth Advisors, 101 South Hanley Road, Suite 800, Saint Louis, MO 63105-3437
  • Glen Stream, MD, President-elect, AAFP Board of Directors, Rockwood Valley Clinic, 14408 East Sprague Avenue, Spokane Valley, WA 99216
  • Joseph Stubbs, MD, Past president, ACP, 2402 Osler Court, Albany, GA, 31707

Managing Your Practice’s Money

Author

Janet Colwell
Janet Colwell is a Miami-based freelance writer specializing in healthcare and business. She began her journalism career as a daily newspaper reporter and has been a writer and editor for 20 years. Most recently, Janet was editor-in-chief for the American College of Physicians’s monthly publications, ACP Internist and ACP Hospitalist. She has also been a senior editor at the San Francisco Business Times and has written for other publications such as HealthLeaders, Healthday, and Oregon Business. She is a regular contributor to Doctor’s Digest.

Editorial Board

Michael La Penna
Principal, The La Penna Group Inc.
2110 Enterprise SE
Grand Rapids MI 49508-5313
Joseph Mambu, MD
Family Medicine, Geriatrics and Wellness
714 North Bethlehem Pike
Suite 101
Lower Gwynedd PA 19002
Jeff Milburn
1680 Old Stage Road
Colorado Springs CO 80906-5726
Todd Wolynn, MD
Kids Plus Pediatrics
4070 Beechwood Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Contributors

  • Jim Arend, MBA, Chief Financial Officer, TransforMed, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy, Suite 340, Leawood, KS 66211
  • Roy Axelson, St. Vincent Health, 10330 N. Meridian Street, Suite 201, Indianapolis, IN 46290
  • Keith C. Borglum, Certified Healthcare Business Consultant, Professional Management & Marketing, 3468 Piner Road, Santa Rosa CA 95401-3954
  • Michelle A. Eads, MD, P.O. Box 7275, Woodland Park, CO 80863
  • Bob Eidus, MD, Cranford Family Practice, 123 N. Union Ave., #204, Cranford, NJ 07016
  • Cynthia Ferrier, MD, Greenfield Health, 9427 SW Barnes Road, Suite 590, Portland, OR 97225
  • Anne Francis, MD, Elmwood Pediatric Group, 919 Westfall Road, Building A, Suite 105, Rochester, NY 14618
  • Roland A. Goertz, MD, President of the American Academy of Family Physicians, CEO, Heart of Texas Community Health Center, Family Health Center, 1600 Providence Drive, Waco, TX 76707
  • Terry McGeeney, MD, President/CEO, TransforMED, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy, Suite 340, Leawood, KS 66211
  • Debbie Milburn, Dublin Primary Care, 2685 Dublin Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918
  • Steven Rallison, Chief Operating Officer, Greenfield Health, 9427 SW Barnes Road, Suite 590, Portland, OR 97225
  • Trissa Torres, MD, Medical Director, Genesys HealthWorks, Genesys Health System, One Genesys Parkway, Grand Blanc, MI 48439
  • Margo Williams, ACP Practice Management Center, 25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-7401

Preparing for Healthcare Reform

Author

Deborah Gesensway
Deborah Gesensway is a Toronto-based freelance writer and editor specializing in the business and practice of healthcare and clinical issues affecting primary care and hospital medicine. She writes regularly for Today’s Hospitalist magazine, edits academic papers, and has worked as a staff writer for the American College of Physicians and several daily newspapers in New York state and Japan. She is a frequent contributor to Doctor’s Digest.

Editorial Board

Mark W. Browne, MD
Pershing Yoakley & Associates
One Cherokee Mills
2220 Sutherland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37919
William “Marty” Martin PsyD, MPH, MA, MS
Associate Professor, DePaul University, College of Commerce
1 E. Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604
S. Hughes Melton, MD
C-Health of Lebanon
495 East Main Street
PO Box 2377
Lebanon, VA 24266
Martie Ross, JD
Spencer Healthcare Strategists
1000 Walnut Street
Suite 1400
Kansas City, MO 64106-2140
John R. Thomas
President and CEO, MedSynergies
Two MacArthur Ridge
909 Hidden Ridge, Suite 300
Irving, Texas 75038

Contributors

  • Michael S. Barr MD, American College of Physicians Senior Vice President, Division of Medical, Practice, Professionalism & Quality, 25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-7401
  • Charles Cutler MD, Norristown Internal Medicine, 1411 Powell Street, Norristown, PA 19401
  • Richard M. Dupee, MD, Wellesley Medical Associates, 65 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
  • Jacqueline W. Fincher, MD, Managing Partner, McDuffie Medical Associates, 505 Mount Pleasant Rd, Thomson, GA 30824-8140
  • L. Michael Fleischman, GatesMoore, 3340 Peachtree Rd., NE, Tower Place 100, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30326
  • Anders M. Gilberg, Vice President, Public and Private Economic Affairs, Medical Group Management Association, 1717 Pennsylvania Ave NW #600, Washington, DC 20006
  • Roland A. Goertz, MD, President of the American Academy of Family Physicians, CEO, Heart of Texas Community Health Center, Family Health Center, 1600 Providence Drive, Waco, Texas 76707
  • Kenneth T. Hertz, MGMA Health Care Consulting Group, 104 Inverness Terrace East, Englewood, CO 80112-5306
  • Terry McGeeney, MD, President/CEO, TransforMED, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy, Suite 340, Leawood, KS 66211
  • Joyce McLaughlin, JD, Davis & Wilkerson, P.C., 1801 S. MoPac, Suite 300, Austin, TX 78746
  • Jonathan M. Niloff, MD, CEO, MedVentive Inc., 400 5th Ave # 200, Waltham, MA 02451-8706
  • Kevin Pho, MD, 173 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH 03060
  • Fred Ralston, Jr., MD, Fayetteville Medical Associates, 207 South Elk Avenue, Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
  • Barry R. Silbaugh, MD, CEO, American College of Physician Executives, 400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 400, Tampa, FL 33602
  • Cecil B. Wilson, MD, President, AMA, 1341 Orange Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
  • Thomas G. Zimmerman, DO, Director of Osteopathic Medical Education and Program Director, Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency, South Nassau Communities Hospital Oceanside, NY, 1 Healthy Way, Oceanside, NY 11572

The EHR: HITECH and Your Practice

Author

Elizabeth Gardner
Elizabeth Gardner is a Chicago-based freelance writer specializing in healthcare, science, and technology. She began her journalism career at Modern Healthcare, covering information technology and quality measurement. She is a contributing editor for Health Data Management and has also contributed to Inside Healthcare Computing, HealthLeaders, Health-IT World, Bio-IT World, Popular Science, New Scientist, and Internet World.

Advisory Board

Laura Adams
President and CEO
Rhode Island Quality Institute
235 Promenade Street, Suite 600
Providence, RI 02908
Cindy Dunn
Consultant
Medical Group Management Association
1493 S. Atlantic Avenue, # 31
Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931
Paul Kleeberg, MD
Clinical Director
Regional Extension Assistance Center for Health Information Technology
c/o Stratis Health
2901 Metro Drive, Suite 400
Bloomington, MN 55425-1525
Michael Zaroukian, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer
Michigan State University
College of Human Medicine Department of Medicine
B-325 Clinical Center
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1313

Expert Sources

  • Karen Bell, MD, President, Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, 200 S Wacker Dr, Suite 3100, Chicago, IL 60606
  • Douglas Biggs, Director of Strategic Planning, Infogard, 709 Fiero Lane, Suite 25, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Bernadette Broccolo, Attorney, McDermott Will & Emery, 227 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60606
  • Virginia Gibson, Director of Subsidiary Services, Michigan State Medical Society, 120 W. Saginaw Street, East Lansing, MI 48823
  • Kallanna Manjunath, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Whitney Young Jr.Health Center, 920 Lark Drive, Albany, NY 12207
  • Martha Mastroberti, Manager, Healthcare Informatics, Valley Medical Group, 329 Conway Street, Greenfield, MA 01301
  • Kyle Meadors, Principal, The Drummond Group, 13359 North Hwy 183, Ste B-406-238, Austin, TX 78750
  • Mitchell Morris, MD, National Health Information Technology Leader, Deloitte
  • Robert Schile, CPA, Principal, Health Care, LarsonAllen LLP, 220 South Sixth Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1436
  • David Steinberger, MD, Infinity Primary Care, 20276 Middlebelt Road Suite 7, Livonia, MI 48152
  • Robert Tennant, MD, Senior Policy Advisor, Medical Group Management Association, 1717 Pennsylvania Ave NW #600, Washington, DC 20006
  • Micky Tripathi, President and CEO, Massachusetts e-Health Collaborative, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451
  • David Troxel, MD, Medical Director, The Doctors’ Company, 185 Greenwood Road, Napa, CA 94558
  • Steven Waldren, MD, Director, Center for Health Information Technology, American Academy of Family Physicians, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Leawood, KS 66211

Quality Improvement and Your Practice

Author

Janet Colwell
Janet Colwell is a Miami-based freelance writer specializing in healthcare and business. She began her journalism career as a daily newspaper reporter and has been a writer and editor for 20 years. Most recently, Janet was editor-in-chief for the American College of Physicians’ monthly publications, ACP Internist and ACP Hospitalist. She has also been a senior editor at the San Francisco Business Times and has written for other publications such as HealthLeaders, Healthday, and Oregon Business. She is a regular contributor to Doctor’s Digest.

Advisory Board

Karen Boudreau, MD
Senior Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
20 University Road, 7th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Robert W. Brenner, MD
Summit Medical Group
Berkeley Heights Campus, Lawrence Pavilion
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Thomas Graf, MD
Geisinger Health System
100 N. Academy Ave.
Danville, PA 17822
James Lee, MD
Associate Medical Director,
Coordinated Care, Everett Clinic
The Everett Clinic—Strategic Health Services
3901 Hoyt Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
Kevin Warren
Senior VP of Operations, TMF Health Quality Institute
Bridgepoint 1, Suite 300
5918 West Courtyard Drive
Austin, TX 78730

Expert Sources

  • Bruce Bagley, MD, Medical director for QI, AAFP, American Academy of Family Physicians, P.O. Box 11210, Shawnee Mission, KS 66207-1210
  • Vivian Barron, Hill Physicians Medical Group, P.O. Box 5080, 2409 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583
  • F. Douglas Carr, MD, Medical Director, Education & System Initiatives, Billings Clinic, 2800 10th Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101
  • Yul Ejnes, MD, Chair-elect, ACP Board of Regents, 75 Sockanosset Crossroad, Suite 301, Cranston, RI 02920
  • Manoj Jain, MD MPH, 6027 Walnut Grove Suite 312, Memphis TN, 38120
  • Bernard Lenchitz, MD, Chief Medical Officer, The HealthCare Connection Inc., 1401 Steffen Ave., Cincinnati OH 45215
  • Bob Ligon, Director of HIT Services, TMF Health Quality Institute, Bridgepoint 1, Suite 300, 5918 West Courtyard Drive, Austin, TX 78730
  • Douglas A. Magenheim, MD, 9050 Montgomery Road, Suite B, Cincinnati, OH 45242
  • David Meyers, MD, Director, Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, Office of Communications and Knowledge Transfer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Suite 2000, Rockville, MD 20850
  • Robert J. Reid, MD, PhD, Associate Investigator, Group Health Research Institute, Group Health Cooperative, 1730 Minor Ave, Ste 1600, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Edward R. Sobel, DO, Family Practice Associates, 1100 S Broom St, Wilmington, DE19805

Your Office in 2015

Author

Vanessa Geneva Ahern
Vanessa Geneva Ahern is a freelance writer specializing in health, medicine, and business for consumer and trade magazines. Her writing has appeared in dozens of publications including Doctor’s Digest July/August 2007 issue on Emergency Planning, Fit Pregnancy, SELF, Specialty Retail Report, and Fodor’s Publishing. She is also the founder and editor of HudsonValleyGoodStuff.com. Vanessa is based in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Advisory Board

Jeffrey Bauer, PhD
636 W Schubert #A
Chicago IL 60614
Judy Capko
501 I S. Reino Rd #225
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Paul Martin, DO
77 E. Woodbury #110
Dayton, OH 45415
Fred Ralston MD, FACP
Fayetteville Medical Associates
207 South Elk Avenue
Fayetteville, TN 37334
Dr. Susan Wilder
LifeScape Medical Associates, PC
8757 East Bell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Expert Sources

  • John W. Bachman, MD, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street, SW, Rochester, MN 55905
  • Tom Boldt, The Boldt Company, PO Box 419, 2525 N. Roemer Road, Appleton, WI 54912-0419
  • Doug Campos-Outcalt, MD, MPA, Clinical Sciences Analyst, AAFP and Associate Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Dr. Pakhi Chaudhuri, Pediatric Associates of Durango, 1199 Main Avenue, Suite #205, Durango, CO 81301
  • Charles Cutler, MD, FACP, 512 Hamilton Road, Merion Station, PA 19066, Chair of the American College of Physicians Board of Governors and a practicing internist in Norristown, PA
  • Susan Davidson, DAS Architects, Inc., Suite 100, 8 Penn Center, 1628 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2125
  • Robert Doherty, Senior Vice President, Governmental Affairs and Public Policy, American College of Physicians, 25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001
  • Roland Goertz, MD, President, AAFP
  • Michael Gusmano , The Hastings Center, 21 Malcolm Gordon Road., Garrison, NY 10524
  • Ryan Hellman, Hellman & Associates, Inc., 11913 W I-70 Frontage Rd N, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033, www.ehscompliance.com
  • Patrick J. Hurd, Attorney at Law, LeClairRyan, 999 Waterside Drive, Suite 2525, Norfolk, VA 23510, http://www.leclairryan.com
  • Gary Kusnierz, Vice President, System Facilities-Performance Excellence, Affinity Health System-St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1506 S. Oneida Street, Appleton, WI 54915
  • Beverly Macy, Managing Partner, Y&M Partners, LLC, CEO Gravity Summit and Faculty, UCLA Extension, 468 N. Camden Dr., Suite 300, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
  • Dr. Susan Murphy, 104 Inverness Terrace East, Englewood, CO 80112
  • Kevin Pho, MD, 173 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH 03060
  • Kenneth Powers, The Joint Commission, One Renaissance Blvd., Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
  • David Schultz , DAS Architects, Inc., Suite 100, 8 Penn Center, 1628 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2125
  • Edward Shahady, MD, Medical Director Diabetes Master Clinician Program, Florida Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, 6720 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32211
  • Joseph Stubbs, MD, MACP, 2402 Osler Court, Albany, GA 31707
  • John R. Thomas, CEO, MedSynergies Headquarters, 1255 Corporate Drive, Third Floor, Irving, TX 75038
  • Cassie Walker, Three Elements Consulting, LLC and The Sustainable Office, 1527 9th Street #303, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Top-tier Communication

Author

Laura Gater
Laura Gater is a freelance writer specializing in healthcare. Based in Indiana, she has written for such publications as For the Record, Healthcare Traveler, Directions in Nursing, Podiatry Management, Bottom Line/Women’s Health, HealthMonitor, and Corrections Forum. This is her third book for Doctor’s Digest.

Advisory Board

Ellen J. Belzer, MPA
Gabor & Gabor
400 Garden City Plaza
Suite 406
Garden City, NY 11530
Ronald Epstein, MD
Rochester Center to Improve Communication and Health Care
University of Rochester Medical Center
1381 South Ave.
Rochester NY 14620
Steven I. Kern, Esq.
Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, P.C.
1120 Route 22 East
Bridgewater NJ 08807
Daniel Levy, MD
Fred Ralston Jr., MD
Fayetteville Medical Associates
207 South Elk Avenue
Fayetteville TN 37334
Craig M. Wax, DO
155 N. Main St.
Mullica Hill NJ 08062

Expert Sources

  • Robert Arnold, MD, UPMC Montefiore, 3459 Fifth Avenue, Suite 933 West, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • George Blackall, PsyD, MBA, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Health System, Penn State College of Medicine, 600 Centerview Drive, A140, Hershey PA 17033
  • Richard Carmona, MD
  • Dr. Arthur L. Caplan, Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania, 3401 Market Street, Suite 320, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3308
  • Mark Del Beccaro, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle WA 98105
  • Paul R. Ehrmann, DO, 2033 Crooks Road, Royal Oak MI 48073
  • Roland Goertz, MD, AAFP, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Leawood KS 66211-2680
  • Derek Kosiorek, CPEHR, CPHIT, 2071 Kings Rd., St. Paul MN 55122
  • Christoph U. Lehmann, MD, FAAP, c/o The Johns Hopkins University, 600 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore MD 21287-3200
  • Thomas Long, MD, San Ramon Valley Primary Care Group, 200 Porter St., Suite 300, San Ramon CA 94583
  • Richard F. Multack, DO, Advocate Medical Group, 4001 Vollmer Road, Olympia Fields IL 60461
  • Lisa Rankin, MD, PA, 2899 SE Italy St., Port St. Lucie FL 34952
  • Wayne Reynolds, DO, 1732 Tyndall Point Lane, Gloucester Point VA 23062
  • Debra Roter, MD, c/o The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health, Behavior and Society, 624 North Broadway, Hampton House, Room 750, Baltimore MD 21205
  • Kevin Ryan Much Shelist, Much Shelist Denenberg Ament and Rubenstein, P.C., 191 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1800, Chicago, IL 60606
  • Daniel Saylak, DO
  • Roy Schoenberg, MD, CEO
  • Joseph W. Stubbs, MD, President, American College of Physicians
  • Kelli Ward, DO, 3619 Desert Rose Lane, Lake Havasu City AZ 86404
  • Liz Boten, Media Relations, MGMA, 104 Inverness Terrace East, Englewood CO 80112-5306
  • Lisa Gyllstrom, Account Executive, Schwartz Communications, Inc., 230 Third Ave., Waltham MA 02451
  • Michael C. James, Marketing & Business Development Manager, Much Shelist, Much Shelist Denenberg Ament and Rubenstein, P.C., 191 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1800, Chicago, IL 60606
  • Debbie Linchesky, Media Relations Manager, American Academy of Pediatrics, 141 Northwest Point Blvd., Elk Grove Village IL 60007
  • Megan Manlove, Manager, Media Relations and Public Affairs, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Health System, Penn State College of Medicine, 600 Centerview Drive, A140, Hershey PA 17033
  • Vicki Martinka, Media Relations Specialist, American Osteopathic Assn., 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago IL 60611-2864
  • Kim Schwalje, American Board of Internal Medicine, 510 Walnut Street, Suite 1700, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3699

Human Resources

Author

Sophie Oberstein
Sophie Oberstein has been involved in Human Resources Management in the public and private sectors for more than fifteen years. She was adjunct professor of human resources in the graduate program at Drexel University (Penn.) and in the undergraduate program at Menlo College (Calif.). She is the author of Beyond Free Coffee & Donuts: Marketing Training & Development and 10 Steps to Successful Coaching as well as numerous articles. She lives in New York City.

Advisory Board

David Gabor
Gabor & Gabor
400 Garden City Plaza
Suite 406
Garden City, NY 11530
Jeffrey W. Glassheim, DO, FAAAAI, FACAAI
494 Windingbrook Drive
Oshkosh, WI 54904-7884
Marc L. Jacuzzi
Simpson, Garrity, Innes and Jacuzzi, P.C.
601 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 950
South San Francisco, CA 94080-7415
Eric Tepper, MD, ABFM
5030 J Street, Suite 201
Sacramento, CA 95819
Mary Pat Whaley, FACMPE
PO Box 608
Gaston, NC 27832

Expert Sources

  • Richard Berning, MD, 35 E. Main St., #356, Avon, CT 06001
  • Judy Capko, Capko & Company, 501-I S. Reino Rd., #225, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
  • Ron Chapman, Jr., Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., 8117 Preston Road, Suite 700, Dallas, TX 75225
  • Denise Cline, Two Hannover Square, Suite 2800, 434 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh NC 27601
  • Lawrence Coskey, MD, 1322 Carlos Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010
  • Cynthia J. Davies, PhD, SPHR, 909 Harbour Ridge Lane, Downingtown, PA 19335
  • Marc Fournier, Human Resources Dept., Core Physicians, LLC, 7 Holland Way, Exeter NH 03833
  • Gary Houck, c/o Murray Woman’s Clinic, 305 South 8th St., Murray, KY 42071
  • Christine Johnson, PhD, PMP, Practice Enhancement Facilitator, TransforMED, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy, Suite 240, Leawood, KS 66211-2730
  • Bob Levoy, 11 Vanad Drive, Roslyn, NY 11576
  • Jill S. Liebman, DO, 1800 Sunset Harbor Drive, #110,7 Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Joseph Mambu, MD, STE 101, 714 North Bethlehem Pike, Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002
  • Roberta Chinsky Matuson, President, Human Resource Solutions, 88 Maple Ridge Road, Florence, MA 01062
  • Joseph Micucci, Director of Human Resources, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Methodist, 2301 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
  • John W. Ostrom, Human Resources Director, Intermountain Medical Group, 36 S. State Street, 21st Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
  • Fred Ralston, MD, FACP, Fayetteville Medical Associates, 207 South Elk Avenue, Fayetteville, TN 37334
  • Jeanne Stewart, SPHR, Director of HR Client Services, Employment Practices Advisors, 1019 Fort Salonga Road, Suite 10-333, Northport, NY 11768-2209
  • Joseph Stubbs, MD, General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, 2402 Osler Ct., Albany, Ga. 31707
  • Marcia Layton Turner, 6 Persimmon Dr., Penfield, NY 14526
  • B. Lynn Ware, President & CEO, Integral Talent Systems, Inc., 2600 El Camino Real, Suite 302, Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • Margo J. Williams, MHA, Center for Practice Improvement & Innovation, American College of Physicians, 25 Massachusetts Ave, NW, #700, Washington, DC 20001

Becoming a 5-Star Practice

Author

Deborah Gesensway
Deborah Gesensway is a freelance writer and editor specializing in the business and practice of healthcare and clinical issues affecting primary care and hospital medicine. She writes regularly for Today’s Hospitalist magazine, edits academic papers, and has worked as a staff writer for the American College of Physicians and several daily newspapers in New York state and Japan. She splits her time between Toronto, Canada, and New Jersey.

Advisory Board

Dr. Barbara Morris
Community Care Physicians
Latham, NY
James Muschler
President, ARSI Group
19W068 Granville Road
Itasca, IL 60143
Robert C Scroggins
Clayton L. Scroggins Associates, Inc
200 Northland Boulevard
Cincinnati, OH 45246-3670
Barry Silbaugh, MD, MS
CEO, ACPE
American College of Physician Executives
400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 400
Tampa, FL 33602
Dr. Grace Terrell MD
CEO, President Cornerstone Health
1701 Westchester Dr. Suite 850
High Point, NC 27262

Expert Sources

  • H. Lee Adkins DO, Fort Myers Family Medicine, 15661 San Carlos Blvd, Suite 2, Fort Myers, FL 33908
  • Richard Baron, MD, Greenhouse Internists, 345 E. Mt. Airy Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119
  • Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP, Divison of Governmental Affairs & Public Policy, American College of Physicians, 25 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001
  • Richard Boss MD, Medical Director , Pine Medical Group, Fremont Medical Center, 230 W. Oak Street, Fremont, MI 49412
  • Dr. Michelle Eads, 1040 S. 8th Street, Suite 102, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
  • Steve Feldman, MD, PhD, 807 Chester Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104-1707
  • Kristy Hart, MBA, MBA HealthGroup, 55 Community Drive, Suite 201, South Burlington, VT 05403
  • Dr. Lori Heim , President, AAFP, P.O. Box 11210 , Shawnee Mission, KS 66207-1210
  • Angie Hicks, Founder, Angie’s List, 1030 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • Eric Holmboe, MD, Chief Medical Officer and SVP, ABIM, American Board of Internal Medicine, 510 Walnut Street, Suite 1700, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3699
  • Alan S. Kaplan MD, Vice president/chief medical officer, Iowa Health System, 1200 Pleasant Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
  • David C. Kibbe, MD MBA, Principal, The Kibbe Group LLC, 406 Copperline Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
  • Brian Klepper, 1949 Brista de Mar Circle, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233-4525
  • A. Michael La Penna, The La Penna Group, Inc., 2110 Enterprise SE, Grand Rapids MI 49505-5325
  • Nancy Lecroy, Faculty, The Beryl Institute, The Beryl Companies, 3600 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021
  • Terry McGeeney, MD, MBA, President/CEO of TransforMED, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 240, Leawood, KS 66211
  • Ali A. Mohammad MD, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, Internal Medicine, 4444 E. 41st St., Tulsa, OK 74135-2527
  • Dr. L. Gordon Moore, 1501 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610
  • Ann S. O’Malley MD, MPH, Senior Researcher, Center for Studying Health System Change , 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 550, Washington DC 20024-2512
  • Susan Osborne, DO, The Barter Clinic, 602 E Main Street, PO Box 597, Floyd, VA 24091
  • Vincenza Snow MD, ACP Director of Clinical Programs , American College of Physicians, 190 North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572
  • Steven Waldren, MD, Director, AAFP Center for Health Information Technology, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Leawood, KS 66211
  • Kelli Ward, DO, North Country Health Care, 2090 N Smoketree Ave, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Health Information Technology—March/April 2010

Author

Janet Colwell
Janet Colwell is a Miami-based freelance writer specializing in healthcare and business. She began her journalism career as a daily newspaper reporter and has been a writer and editor for 20 years. Most recently, Janet was editor-in-chief for the American College of Physicians’s monthly publications, ACP Internist and ACP Hospitalist. She has also been a senior editor at the San Francisco Business Times and has written for other publications such as HealthLeaders, Healthday, and Oregon Business.

Advisory Board

Kenneth Adler, MD
Medical Director of Information Technology
Arizona Community Physicians
Desert Star Family Health
5300 E. Erickson Dr. Ste. 108
Tucson, AZ 85712
Michael Barr, MD, MBA, FACP
Vice President
Practice Advocacy and Improvemen
Division of Governmental Affairs & Public Policy
American College of Physicians
25 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20001-7401
Sam Bierstock, MD
Champions in Healthcare
6 Fisher Lane
Delray Beach, FL 33483
David C. Kibbe, MD
Senior Advisor to AAFP
AAFP
P.O. Box 11210
Shawnee Mission, KS 66207-1210
Alan L. Silver, MD, MPH
Medical Director, IPRO
1979 Marcus Ave.
ake Success, NY 11042

Expert Sources

  • Richard Baron, MD, FACP, Greenhouse Internists, 345 E. Mt. Airy Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119
  • Charles S. Burger, MD, 650 Evergreen Woods, Bangor, Me 04401
  • Joe Buse VP , LDM Group, 10845 Olive Boulevard Suite 308, St Louis, MO 63141
  • Cynthia (Cindy) L. Dunn, RN, FACMPE, Senior Consultant, MGMA Health Care Consulting Group, 1493 S. Atlantic Avenue, # 31, Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931
  • Jeffrey Foxx, MD, Family Practice Associates of Lexington, 1775 Alysheba Way, Suite 201, Lexington, Kentucky 40509
  • Robert Juhasz, DO, AOA Board-Certified Internist, Medical Director at Cleveland Clinic’s Willoughby Hills Family Health Center, Willoughby, Ohio
  • Karim Kashavjee, MD, InfoClin, 15 Atlantic Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M6K 3E7 CANADA
  • Vince Kuraitis, JD, MBA, Principal, Better Health Technologies, LLC, 2031 S. Springbrook Lane, Boise, ID 83706-6106
  • Mark Leavitt, MD PhD, Chair, Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology, 233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150, Chicago, IL 60601
  • Susan Miller, RN, Administrator, Family Practice Associates of Lexington, 1775 Alysheba Way, Suite 201, Lexington, Kentucky 40509
  • Phyllis Torda, Vice President for Strategy and the Quality Solutions Group, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), 1100 13th Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005
  • Steven E. Waldren, MD, Director, Center for Health Information Technology, American Academy of Family Physicians, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Leawood, KS 66211-2672
  • P. Jon White, MD, Health IT Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Rd, Rockville MD 20850
  • Andrew M. Wiesenthal, MD, Associate Executive Director, The Permanente Federation
  • Edward J. Zych, JD, Associate Chief Legal Officer, Geisenger Health System, 100 N. Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822

How to Error-proof Your Practice—January/February 2010

Author

Elizabeth Gardner
Elizabeth Gardner is a Chicago-based freelance writer specializing in healthcare, science, and technology. She began her journalism career at Modern Healthcare, covering information technology and quality measurement. She has also contributed to Inside Healthcare Computing, HealthLeaders, Health-IT World, Bio-IT World, Popular Science, New Scientist, and Internet World.

Advisory Board

Judy Aburmishan, MBA, CPA, CHBC
FGMK, LLC
2801 Lakeside Drive, 3rd Floor
Bannockburn, IL 60015
Yul D. Ejnes, MD, FACP
ACP Board of Regents
Coastal Medical, Crossroads Office
75 Sockanosset Crossroad
Suite 301
Cranston, RI 02920
Erica S. Friedman, MD
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education
Associate Professor of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
Box 1127
New York, NY 10029
John Hickner MD
Department Chair, Family Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Willoughby Hills
Mail Code A91
2570 SOM Center Road
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
Russell H. Jenkins, MD
Medical Director ISMP
200 Lakeside Drive, Suite 200
Horsham, PA 19044

Expert Sources

  • Bruce Bagley, MD, Medical Director for Quality Improvement, American Academy of Family Physicians, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Leawood, KS 66211-2672
  • Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP, Vice President, Practice Advocacy and Improvement, Division of Governmental Affairs & Public Policy, American College of Physicians
  • Andrew Baumel, MD, Framingham Pediatrics, 125 Newbury Street, Suite 300, Framingham, MA 01701
  • Nancy Berlinger, Deputy Director and Research Scholar, The Hastings Center, 21 Malcolm Gordon Road, Garrison NY 10524-4125
  • Jeff Brady MD, Patient Safety Portfolio Lead, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Mark Cohen, MD, Chief of Internal Medicine, Rochester Region, Chief of Healthcare Informatics, Lifetime Health Medical Group, 77 Sully’s Trail, Pittsford, NY 14534
  • Gerri Donohue, Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers, 1800 Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY 11576
  • Amanda Heidemann MD, FAAFP, Medical Director, EHR, BJC Medical Group, 670 Mason Ridge Center Drive, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63141
  • Kathryn Moghadas, RN, CLRM, CHBC, CHCC, CPC –Principal, Associated Healthcare Advisors, 6400 S. US Highway 17/92, Fern Park, FL 32730, website: www.associatedhealthcare.org
  • John F. Pagnotto, DO, Geisinger Medical Group-Lewistown, 21 Geisinger Lane, Lewistown, PA 17044
  • Christine Quinn, Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers, 1800 Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY 11576
  • Jacob Reider, MD, Chief Medical INformation Officer, Allscripts, 222 Merchandise Mart / 20th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Rosamond Rhodes, PhD, Professor, Medical Education, Director, Bioethics Education, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Box #1108, One Gustave Levy Place, New York, NY 10029
  • Karen S. Schechter, Director of Health Care Services, Stone Carlie & Company, L.L.C., 101 South Hanley Road, Suite 800, Saint Louis, MO 63105-3437
  • Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, Vice President, Primary Care, Eisenhower Medical Center, Lucy Curci Cancer Center, Rm 3111, 39000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-3221
  • Joseph Stubbs, MD, FACP, President, American College of Physicians
  • Marjorie Thomas, Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers, 1800 Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY 11576
  • Frederick E. Turton, MD, MBA, FACP, Chair, Board of Regents, American College of Physicians
  • Chris Zaenger, Z Management Group, Ltd., 1019 E Chicago Street, Suite 100, Elgin, IL 60120
  • David J. Zetter, PHR, CHCC, CHCO, CPC, CPC-H, PCS, FCS, CHBC, Health Care Professional Management Services, 601 East Simpson Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-3456, web: http://www.hcpms.com

Your Practice and the Recession—November/December 2009

Author

Laura Gater
Laura Gater is a freelance writer specializing in healthcare. Based in Indiana, she has written for such publications as For the Record, Healthcare Traveler, Directions in Nursing, Podiatry Management, Medscape, Bottom Line/Women’s Health, HealthMonitor, and Corrections Forum. She has also written about business for Credit Union Business, Agent’s Sales Journal, Courts Today, and other national publications.

Advisory Board

H. Lee Adkins, DO
Fort Myers Family Medicine
15661 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 2
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Bill Bristow
Partner, Doctors Management
10401 Kingston Pike
Knoxville TN 37922
Arvind Goyal, MD, MPH
3433 Kirchoff Rd
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Kenneth T. Hertz
Principal, MGMA Health Care Consulting Group
2585 Evergreen Lane
Pineville, Louisiana 71360
Michael La Penna
2110 Enterprise SE
Grand Rapids MI 49505-5325
Joseph Stubbs, MD
Albany Internal Medicine
2402 Osler Court
Albany, GA 31707

Expert Sources

  • Peter Anderson, MD, Family Team Care, 10852 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, Virginia 23601
  • Laura Baldwin, c/o American College of Physicians, 109 N. Independence Mall West, Philadelphia PA 10106-1572
  • Jeremy Behar, President and CEO, Cirrus Consulting Group, 2 Bloor St. E, Suite 1902, Toronto, ON M4W 1A8
  • Judy Capko, Capko & Company, 501-I S. Reino Rd., #225, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
  • Hobart Collins, Principal, MGMA Health Care Consulting Group, 10302 Woodknoll Road, Louisville KY 40223
  • Jeff Drake, Executive Vice President, Passport Health Communications, Inc., 720 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 200, Franklin, TN 37067
  • Ted Epperly, MD, Family Medical Residency of Idaho, 777 N. Raymond Street, Boise, ID 83704
  • Sue Hertlein, Manager, The Coker Group, 1000 Mansell Exchange West, Suite 310, Alpharetta GA 30022
  • Elizabeth Johnson, Sr Mgr of Media Relations & Public Affairs, MGMA, 104 Inverness Terrace East, Englewood, CO 80112
  • Karen Josephson, MD, 8000 E Bynum St., Long Beach, CA 90808
  • Grace Keenan, MD, CEO, Nova Medical and Urgent Care Center, Inc., 21785 Filigree Ct., Suite 100, Ashburn, VA 20147
  • Thomas W. LaGrelius, MD, FAAFP, Skypark Preferred Family Care, 23451 Madison Street, Suite 140, Torrance, CA 90505
  • Kevin Pho, MD, 173 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH 03060
  • Irene T. Pierce, MSN, Executive Director, Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center, 3010 Grand Avenue, Waukegan, Illinois 60085
  • James Rohack, MD, President, AMA, 515 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Ron Rosenberg, President, Practice Management Resource Group, 18440 Thompson Court, Ste 205, Tinley Park IL 60477
  • Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, CPHRM, Director, Patient Safety Education, The Doctors Company, 185 Greenwood RD, Napa, CA 94558
  • Christopher Stanley, MD, Senior Medical Director, UnitedHealthcare, 6465 S. Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Suite 300, Centennial, CO 80111
  • Robert M. Tennant, Senior Policy Advisor, MGMA, 1717 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006
  • Frederick Turton, MD, MBA, FACP, 4587 Camino Real, Sarasota FL 34231
  • Mark Williard, SVP Product Management & Marketing, Beryl, 3600 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021

Best Practices: Patient Safety—September/October 2009

Author

Peggy J. Noonan
Peggy J. Noonan is a Colorado-based writer specializing in medicine and healthcare. She also writes about biotechnology, computers, and jobs. Her work has appeared in popular magazines, hospital publications, newspapers, monographs, books, and on Websites. She also has edited health sections and columns for consumer magazines. Previously, she was medical news columnist and contributing editor for Women’s Health magazine.

Advisory Board

Bruce Bagley, MD
Medical Director for Quality Improvement
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
Leawood, Kansas 66211-2680
Bruce Bagley, MD
Medical Director for Quality Improvement
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
Leawood, Kansas 66211-2680
Barry R. Furrow, JD, AB
Professor of Law and Director, the Health Law Program
Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law
3320 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
http://www.drexel.edu/law/faculty/barry-furrow.asp
Diane Pinakiewicz, MBA
President
National Patient Safety Board
268 Summer Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA, FACP
Senior Medical Associate
Medical Education and Publishing Division
American College of Physicians
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Catherine Tantau, BSN, PA
President, Tantau & Associates
P.O. Box 179
Chicago Park, California 95712

Expert Sources

  • Gary Brazina, MD, FACS, Diagnostic & Intervention Spine and Sport Center (DISC), 13160 Mindanao Way, Ste 300, Marina Del Rey, CA 91292, http://www.discmdgroup.com/sports-care/doctor-bio.asp?ID=6, http://www.drbrazina.com
  • Allan Frankel, MD, Pascal Metrics Inc., 1025 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Suite 420 East, Washington, DC 20007
  • Matthew J. Lambert III, M.D., MBA, FACS, FACHE, Senior Vice President for Clinical Operations, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, 200 Berteau Avenue , Elmhurst, IL 60126
  • Lisa M. Letourneau MD, MPH, Executive Director, Quality Counts, PO Box 2074, Scarborough, ME 04070-2074
  • Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, CEO, The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), Pain Management Center of Paducah, 2831 Lone Oak Road , Paducah, KY 42003, Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Louisville (KY)
  • Alan Rosenstein, MD, MBA, Physician Wellness Services , 139 15th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 84118, http://www.physicianwellnessservices.com/, https://www.vha.com/portal/server.pt
  • Kenya Sekoni, MD, FAAFP, 230 Temple Street, Mason, MI 48854
  • Elaine Fantle Shimberg, Author of How to Get Out of The Hospital Alive (MacMillan, TK) , 611 West Bay Street, Tampa, FL 33606, www.ElainesBooks.com, www.TheCompleteSingleFather.com
  • Judith Shindul-Rothschild, PhD, RNC, DPNAP, Boston College, William F. Connell School of Nursing, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
  • Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH, Center for Health Care Quality, Department of Health Policy, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, 2121 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20037, Director of Aligning Forces for Quality, a national program office for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Research Professor in the Department of Health Policy at George Washington University in Washington, DC
  • Bruce Taffel, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Shared Health , 401 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
  • Jacob Wood, MD, Green Clinic, 1200 S. Farmerville Street, Ruston, La. 71270-5941
  • William E. Younkes, President and CEO, Medical Simulation Corporation, 4600 South Ulster Street, Suite 450, Denver, Colorado 80237

Marketing for the Primary Care Physician—July/August 2009

Author

Sandra Beckwith
Sandra Beckwith writes frequently about small business marketing and management. Her healthcare writing experience includes several years as a member of a communications team for a national initiative, funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to improve the quality of care near the end of life. She has written two books on small business topics and recently contributed to a book on global marketing. Before becoming a full-time writer she was an award-winning publicist. She lives near the Erie Canal in Fairport NY.

Advisory Board

Neil Baum, MD
Author of Marketing Your Clinical Practice
New Orleans, LA
Kenneth R. Bertka, MD
Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors
Toledo, OH
Patrick T. Buckley
President and CEO
PB Healthcare Business Solutions LLC
Author of Physician Entrepreneurs: Marketing Toolkit
Pewaukee, WI
Linda Pophal
CEO
Strategic Communications, LLC,
Chippewa Falls, WI
Marcia Layton Turner
Layton & Co.
Author of The Unofficial Guide to Marketing Your Small Business
Penfield, NY

Expert Sources

  • Julie Amor, Director of Marketing, The University of Kansas Hospital, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas 66160-7220
  • Jonathon K. Black, President and CEO, CheckMD, 170 South Interstate Plaza Drive, Lehi, UT 84043
  • Kate Borten, CEO, The Marblehead Group, 1 Martin Terrace, Marblehead, MA 01945
  • Agnes Huff, Agnes Huff Communications Group, LLC, Howard Hughes Center, Suite 100, 6601 Center Drive West, Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • Anna Jerden, Agnes Huff Communications Group, LLC, Howard Hughes Center, Suite 100, 6601 Center Drive West, Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • Jim Keany, MD, 27700 Medical Center Rd, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
  • David Konur, CEO, Cardiovascular Institute of the South, 225 Dunn St., Houma, LA 70360
  • David Miller, STOKE, 5816 24th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107
  • Liz Miller, Vice President, GlobalFluency, 4151 Middlefield Road, 2nd Floor, Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • Ryan Mull, IMAVEX, 9615 E 148th St., Suite 5, Noblesville, IN 46060
  • Russell W. Nelson, Nelson Spine Institute, 110 Jensen Ct., Suite 1-C, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-7406
  • Bill Paquin, Chief Executive Officer, Vertical Health, 408 Bloomfield Ave, Suite A, Montclair, NJ 07042, Cell: 201-970-8978
  • Kevin Pho, MD, 173 Daniel Webster Hwy., Nashua, NH 03060
  • Rebecca Roebuck, Webbed Marketing, 781 Northwest Blvd., Suite 103, Columbus, Ohio 43212
  • Linwood Watson, MD, 10903 Grove Ridge Rd. #305, Raleigh, NC 27614
  • Steven E. Weinberger, MD, American College of Physicians, 190 North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572
  • Pamela Wible, MD, Family & Community Medicine, 3575 Donald St. #220, Eugene, OR 97405, www.idealmedicalpractice.org
  • David Wong, DDS, PC, 4604 S Harvard Ave, Tulsa, OK 74135

Primary Care and the Medical Home—May/June 2009

Author

Elizabeth Gardner
Elizabeth Gardner is a Chicago-based freelance writer specializing in healthcare, science, and technology. She began her journalism career at Modern Healthcare, covering information technology and quality measurement. She has also contributed to Inside Healthcare Computing, HealthLeaders, Health-IT World, Bio-IT World, Popular Science, New Scientist, and Internet World.

Advisory Board

Melinda Abrams, M.S.
Assistant Vice President
Director, Patient-Centered Primary Care Program
The Commonwealth Fund
New York, NY
Sally Bleeks, RN
Managing Director, Office of Clinical Affairs
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
Chicago, IL
Paul Grundy, MD
Medical Director
IBM Corporation
Armonk, NY
President, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
Washington, DC
Terry McGeeney, MD
President and CEO
TransforMED
Leawood, KS

Expert Sources

  • Bruce Bagley, MD, Medical Director for Quality Improvement, American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, KS
  • Michael Bailit, Bailit Health Purchasing, Needham, MA
  • Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP, Vice President, Practice Advocacy and Improvement, Division of Governmental Affairs & Public Policy, American College of Physicians, Washington, DC
  • Julie Blehm, MD, Managing Physician Partner of Clinic Internal Medicine, MeritCare, Internal Medicine Resident Clinic, Fargo, ND
  • Diane Cardwell, ARNP, Practice Enhancement Facilitator, TransforMED, Leawood, KS
  • Denis Chagnon, MD, Latham, NY
  • Carl Cooley MD, Medical Director, Center for Medical Home Improvement, Concord, NH
  • François de Brantes, CEO, Bridges To Excellence, Newtown, CT
  • Mark Dente, MD, Chief Medical Officer, GE Healthcare, Seattle, WA
  • Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, Renaissance Health, Cambridge, MA
  • Elliott Fisher, MD, Director, Center for Health Policy Research, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon NH
  • Melissa Gerdes, MD, Trinity Clinic Whitehouse Whitehouse, TX
  • Richard Gilfillan, MD, CEO, Geisinger Health Plan, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA
  • Allan Goroll MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Marcia James, Process Manager in Physician Strategies, Humana Inc., Louisville, KY
  • Paul Keckley, Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Washington, DC
  • Joseph Mambu, MD, Family Medicine, Geriatrics and Wellness, Lower Gwynedd, PA
  • A.J. Melaragno, Assistant Vice President of Interactive Marketing, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL
  • Barbara Morris, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Community Care Physicians, Gansevoort, NY
  • Bruce Nash, MD, Medical Director, Capital District Physicians Health Plan, Albany, NY
  • Chris Nohrden, Executive Director, Center for e-Health Information and Adoption Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, Project Manager, Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative, IBM Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • William Rollow, MD, Consultant, Columbia, MD
  • Mike Romeo, MD, Romeo Medical Clinic, Turlock, CA
  • Lyle Schofield, Vice President of Product Management and Chief Compliance Officer, CodeRyte, Bethesda, MD
  • Xavier Sevilla MD, Whole Child Pediatrics, Lakewood Ranch, FL
  • Paul Tang, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Los Altos Center, Los Altos, CA
  • Glen Tullman, Allscripts, Chairman and CEO, Chicago, IL
  • Barbara Walters, MD, Senior Medical Director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, Bedford NH
  • Robert Zirkelbach , Director, Strategic Communications, America’s Health Insurance Plans, Washington, DC

Accurate Billing & Coding—March/April 2009

Author

Deborah Abrams Kaplan
Deborah Abrams Kaplan is a freelance journalist who writes for the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Continental, and other publications. Prior to freelancing, she investigated medical malpractice claims for a physician-owned insurance company, representing doctors from the initial phone call through the litigation process. Ms. Kaplan also worked as a project manager for Healthcare Technology Systems, where she wrote and edited scripts for telephone-based screening and monitoring systems used in clinical drug trials. She holds a certificate in Managed Care Administration, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please visit her website, www.kaplanink.com.

Advisory Board

Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, SSGB
Enterprise Director HIM Services
Erlanger Health System
President-Elect, AHIMA
975 East 3rd Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2163
Rita Bowen is the Enterprise Director HIM Services for Erlanger Health Systems, a five-hospital system with 800 beds and 15 associated outpatient clinics. She’s worked in a variety of roles at Erlanger, including as a privacy officer and as an operational consultant. Ms. Bowen is president-elect of AHIMA.
Marie Felger, CPC, CCS-P
51181 Kings Crossing
Granger, Indiana 46530
Marie Felger is a Certified Professional Coder and is a private consultant specializing in coding education and compliance. Ms. Felger serves on the Family Practice Management Coding & Documentation Review Panel. She has more than twenty years experience managing solo and group physician practices and teaching coding compliance to physicians and staff.
Jill Fugett
Owner, Integrated Health Care
15545 S 71st Ct, Suite 101
Orland Park, IL 60462
www.ihctech.com
Jill Fugett is owner of Integrated Health Care, a software reseller and consulting company. She offers software sales, training and support and maintains a billing services division. She also teaches billing and coding classes at the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. Prior to starting Integrated Health Care, Ms. Fugett worked in a variety of hospital roles, from insurance auditor to operations manager for billing services.
Nancy M. Enos, FACMPE, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-E/M
Consultant
58 Sevilla Avenue
Warwick, RI 02889
www.nancyenoscoding.com
Nancy Enos FACMPE, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-E/M has 30 years of operations experience in the ever-changing practice management field. Nancy joined Ingenix (formerly LighthouseMD) in 1995 and served as the Director of Physician Services until July 2008. Nancy is now an independent consultant and coding instructor.
Deborah Grider, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CCS-P, CCP
President, Deborah Grider and Associates
President, National Advisory Board, AAPC
8541 Dash Street, Suite 102
Indianapolis, Indiana 46250
http://medicalprofessionals-inc.com
Deborah has been involved in health care for 30 years and speaks nationally across the country about compliance, coding, and reimbursement. Deborah works nationally with physicians on coding, reimbursement, compliance and regulatory issues. Deborah specializes in medical chart audits, plus practice management and coding consulting. Deborah is the American Academy of Professional Coders National Advisory Board President. Deborah is certified by the American Academy of Professional Coders as well as the American Health Information Management Association.

Deborah is the author of many coding publications for the AMA, including Principles of ICD-9-CM Coding in its fourth edition, Coding with Modifiers in its third edition, and Medical Record Chart Auditor in its third edition. She is also the author of the ICD-10-CM Implementation Guide, which will be released in 2009. In addition to authoring books for the AMA, she is the author of the Certified Professional Coder-Hospital™ Study Guide, and the Professional Medical Coding Curriculum-Hospital for the American Academy of Professional Coders. She is a certified AAPC PMCC Curriculum instructor. She is working on curriculum development and training modules for ICD-10-CM for all specialties for the AAPC.

Expert Sources

  • Thomas A. Felger, MD FAAP, 51181 Kings Crossing, Granger, Indiana 46530
  • Patricia A Hubbard, CPC, CPC-OBGYN, 556 Route 199, Red Hook, NY 12571
  • Garry L. Huff, MD, CCS, DRG Review, Inc, 8431 Drury Lane, Germantown, TN 38139
  • Cindy Hughes, CPC, PCS, Coding and Compliance Specialist, American Academy of Family Physicians, 11400 Tomahawk Blvd., Leawood, KS 66211, www.aafp.org
  • Elizabeth Johnson, Senior Public Relations Manager, Medical Group Management Association, 104 Inverness Terrace East, Englewood, Colo. 80112, www.mgma.com
  • Gail Jones, MAOA, MICT, Manager for Practice Management, American Academy of Family Physicians, 11400 Tomahawk Blvd., Leawood, KS 66211, www.aafp.org
  • Deborah Walker Keegan, PhD, FACMPE, President, Medical Practice Dimensions, Inc., 44 Linkside Court, Arden, NC 28704, http://deborahwalkerkeegan.com
  • Gerald J. Russo, MD FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, Bloodhound Technologies, www.bloodhoundinc.com
  • Debbie Sword, CBCC, 358 Timber Oaks Drive, North Aurora, IL 60542
  • Mary Vander Leest, Ingenix, 12125 Technology Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55344
  • Anita Weis, Office Manager, 1648 E. Desert Garden Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718
  • Donna D. Wilson, RHIA, CCS, Compliance Concepts, Inc., Senior Director, 2932 Sugarbush Way, Charleston, SC 29414, www.complianceconcepts.com

Time Management—January/February 2009

Author

Karen Childress
Karen Childress specializes in writing about healthcare and personal development. Her articles have appeared in Physicians Practice, Physicians Money Digest, and Humana’s Your Practice. Before becoming a full-time freelance writer, she worked as a practice management consultant in clinics, hospitals, and as a certified life coach for healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs. She lives just outside Cortez, Colorado.

Advisory Board

Catherine M. Kimball, DO
180 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Suite 301
Waterville, ME 04901
Pam Vaccaro, MA, CSP
Designs on Time
3808 Bowen
St. Louis, MO 63116
Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC
Woodcock & Associates
428 Emory Drive
Atlanta, GA 30307
Richard A. Honaker, MD
Family Medicine Associates of Texas
4333 N. Josey Lane, Plaza II, Suite 302
Carollton, TX 75010
Helen M. Kollus, MD
MetroHealth West Park Medical Group
3838 West 150th Street
Cleveland, OH 44111

Expert Sources

  • David Allen, The David Allen Company, 407-F Bryant Circle, Ojai, CA 93023
  • Rhonda Holloway, Practice Administrator, Dermatology and Skin Surgery, 9007 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport, LA 71106
  • Robert C. Scroggins, JD, CPA, CHBC, Clayton L. Scroggins Associates, Inc., 200 Northland Boulevard, Cincinnati, OH 45246
  • Donna Genett, PhD, P.O. Box 763, Sanger, CA 93657
  • Matthew Edlund, MD, Center for Circadian Medicine, 1241 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239
  • Susan Sanders, MD, Sanders Skincare, 3649 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
  • Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD, President, Medical Quality Enhancement Corp., 807 Chester Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104
  • Joe Robinson, Work to Live, 3435 Ocean Park Boulevard, #107, Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • Scott Gaertner, MD, West Lake Family Practice, 5656 Bee Cave Road, Suite E-200, Austin, TX 78746
  • Patrick Lencioni, President, The Table Group, 3640 Mr. Diablo Blvd, Suite 202, Lafayette, CA 94549
  • David Bohl, Reflections Coaching, LLC, N77 W28559 Appaloosa Lane, Hartland, WI 53029

Ethics in Medicine—November/December 2008

Author

Bonnie Darves
Bonnie Darves is an independent writer based in Lake Oswego, Ore., who has covered healthcare business, research, and clinical care issues for more than a decade. She is a frequent contributor to more than a dozen national healthcare publications.

Advisory Board

Faith T. Fitzgerald, MD
Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean of Humanities and Bioethics
Bioethics Program
UC-Davis Health System
PSSB, 4150 V Street, Suite 2400
Sacramento, CA 95817
Eric Campbell, PhD
Associate Professor
Institute for Health Policy
50 Staniford Street, 9th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Lois Snyder, JD
Director, Center for Ethics & Professionalism
American College of Physicians,
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Mary Ann Baily, PhD
Associate for Ethics and Health Policy
The Hastings Center
21 Malcolm Gordon Road
Garrison, NY 10524
Ronald Epstein, MD
Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Oncology
Director, Rochester Center to Improve Communication in Health Care
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
1381 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Frederick Turton, MD
4587 Camino Real
Sarasota, FL 34231

Expert Sources

  • Keith Brownsberger, MD, 3036 Madison Way, Anchorage,AK 99508-4417
  • Frank F Davidoff, MD, 143 Garden St, Wethersfield,CT 06109
  • Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, Building 10-Magnuson CC, 1C133, Mail stop 1156, Bethesda MD 20892
  • Timothy Ferris, MD, MPhil, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital, Suite 900, 50 Staniford Street, Boston MA 02114
  • Fabrice Jotterand, PhD, UT-Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Department of Psychiatry, Program in Ethics in Science and Medicine Department of Clinical Sciences, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard,Dallas, TX 75390
  • Richard Neubauer MD, Chief of Service, Internal Medicine, Alaska Native Medical Center, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Washington Board of Regents, American College of Physicians (and ON ACP Ethics Committee chair), 4315 Diplomacy Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508
  • Fred Ralston, Jr., MD, Fayetteville Medical Associates, PC, 207 South Elk Avenue, Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
  • Susan Tolle, MD, Director, OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd., Mailcode: UHN-86, Portland, Oregon 97239-3098

Raise Your Scores: Improving Quality —September/October 2008

Author

Elizabeth Gardner
Elizabeth Gardner is a Chicago-based freelance writer specializing in healthcare, science, and technology. She began her journalism career at Modern Healthcare, covering information technology and quality measurement, and has also contributed to Inside Healthcare Computing, HealthLeaders, Health-IT World, Bio-IT World, Popular Science, New Scientist, and Internet World.

Advisory Board

Bruce Bagley, MD
Medical Director for Quality Improvement
American Academy of Family Physicians
François de Brantes
CEO
Bridges to Excellence
Newtown, CT
Barbra G. Rabson
Executive Director
Massachusetts Health Quality Partners
Watertown, MA
Marie W. Schall
Director
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Cambridge, MA
Kevin Sullivan
Principal
Sullivan/Luallin
San Diego, CA

Expert Sources

  • Margret Amatayakul, President, Margret A Consulting, LLC, Schaumburg, Ill Michael S. Barr, MD, Vice President, Practice Advocacy and Improvement, Division of Governmental Affairs & Public Policy, American College of Physicians
  • Cindy Bero, Chief information officer, Partners Community HealthCare, Inc., Boston, MA
  • Barry Bershow, MD, Medical Director, Quality & Informatics, Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis, MN
  • Frederick Bloom MD, Department Director - Quality and Performance Improvement, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA
  • Helen Burstin, MD, Senior Vice President, Performance Measures, National Quality Forum, Washington, DC
  • Jim Chase, Executive Director, Minnesota Community Measurement, Minneapolis, MN
  • Lisa Cone-Swartz, Vice president of medical practice and home health services, Press Ganey and Associates, South Bend, IN
  • Steve Fox, Vice President, Provider Network Management, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Kate Goonan, MD, Executive Director, Center for Performance Excellence, MGH Institute for Health Policy, Boston, MA
  • Cheryl Gregg Fahrenholz, President, Preferred Healthcare Solutions, LLC, Bellbrook, OH
  • Mina Harkins, Assistant vice president, recognition programs, NCQA, Washington, DC
  • Betsy Haworth, Director, Communications, Zagat Survey, LLC, New York, NY
  • Doug Hiza, MD, Medical Director Provider Relations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • George J. Isham, MD, MS, Medical Director and Chief Health Officer, HealthPartners, Bloomington, MN
  • Brent James, MD, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Joseph Kelly, MD, Riverbend Medical Group, Agawam, MA
  • James King, MD, President, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Michael Kulczycki, Executive director for the ambulatory accreditation program, The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
  • Peter Lee, Executive Director, national health policy, Pacific Business Group on Health, San Francisco,CA
  • Thomas H. Lee, MD, CEO, Partners Community HealthCare Inc., Boston, MA
  • Harry Miller, MD, Four Seasons Pediatrics, Clifton Park, NY
  • Michael L. O’Dell, MD, Chief Quality Officer and Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, MS
  • Gary Oftedahl, MD, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, Minneapolis, MN
  • Marc Overhage, MD, Indiana Health Information Exchange, Indianapolis, IA
  • Christopher Queram, President/CEO, Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality, Madison, WI
  • James Rohack, MD, President, American Medical Association
  • Brandon Savage, MD, Chief Medical Officer, GE Healthcare, Seattle, WA
  • John Schaeffer, MD, President and CEO, North Ohio Heart Center, Elyria, OH
  • Scott Shapiro, Senior vice president, marketing and corporate communications, HealthGrades, Golden, CO
  • Jamie Steck, Chief information officer, Central Utah Clinic, Provo, UT
  • Erica Swegler, MD, North Hills Family Medicine Center, Keller, TX
  • Micky Tripathi, President and CEO, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, Waltham, MA
  • Glen Tullman, Chairman and CEO, Allscripts, Chicago, IL
  • Steven E. Waldren, MD, Director, Center for Health-IT, American Academy of Family Physicians

Technology for Patient and Practice —July/August 2008

Author

Neil Versel
Neil Versel is a Chicago-based freelance healthcare journalist, specializing in health information technology, healthcare quality, practice management, and healthcare finance. He is a contributing editor of Digital HealthCare & Productivity and the primary writer for the Physician Office Technology Report supplement to Part B News. He won a 2006 APEX Award for Publication Excellence for a story that appeared in For The Record.

Advisory Board

Vinson Hudson
Jewson Enterprises
6425 South IH-35, Suite 105-177
Austin, TX 78744
Vinson J. Hudson, president of Jewson Enterprises and publisher of the POMIS Report (for Physician Office Management Information Systems), closely follows the physician practice management software market.
John J. Janas III, MD
President and CEO
Clinical Content Consultants
6 Fogg Street
Concord, NH 03301
John H. Janas III, MD, is president and CEO of Clinical Content Consultants, a Concord, N.H.-based developer of clinical decision support tools. He also is an assistant professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School.
Nancy Salyer
Billing Manager
Tri-Cities Gastroenterology
The Center for Digestive Wellness
10461 Wallace Alley Dr.
Kingsport TN 37663
Nancy Salyer is billing manager of Tri-Cities Gastroenterology in Kingsport, Tenn. The practice, which runs the Center for Digestive Wellness, is an early adopter of real-time claims adjudication.
Joseph Sofianek, MD
Medical Associates, PC
935 Highland Blvd # 2200
Bozeman, MT 59715
Joseph Sofianek, MD, is a family physician with Medical Associates PC in Bozeman, Mont. He is a former chief of staff at Deaconess Bozeman Hospital.
Allen Wenner, MD
Twelve Mile Creek Family Medicine
4711 Sunset Blvd (Highway 378)
Lexington, SC 29072
Allen Wenner, MD, is president of clinical applications design for Primetime Medical Software, producer of Instant Medical History software. He practices part-time at Twelve Mile Creek Family Medicine in Lexington, S.C.

Expert Sources

  • Dr. John Bachman, Sanders Professor of Primary Care, Mayo Clinic, Department of Family Medicine, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905
  • Dr. Karen Bell, Director of Health Information Technology Adoption, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Ave., SW, HHS Building, Ste. 517D, Washington, DC, 20201
  • Steven Bernstein, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery, 28 State Street, Boston, MA 02109-1775
  • Dr. Samuel Bierstock, Principal and Founder, Champions in Healthcare, 6 Fisher Lane, Delray Beach, FL 33483
  • Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, 2632 Federal Street, Camden, NJ 08105
  • Michael Burger, Director, Clinical Product Management, Sage Software Healthcare, 2202 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 300, Tampa FL 33607
  • Christine Chang, Analyst, Datamonitor, 245 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016
  • Dr. Steven Chang, 505 Cypress Point Drive #116, Mountain View, CA 94043
  • Dr. Sarah Corley, Chief Medical Officer, NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, 3715 Moss Drive, Annandale, VA 22003-1016
  • Malcolm Costello, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Relationships, Kryptiq, 3600 NW John Olsen Place, Suite 300, Hillsboro, OR 97124
  • Dr. Christopher Crow, Village Health Partners, 5425 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Suite 200, Plano, TX 75024
  • Francois de Brantes, CEO, Bridges to Excellence, 13 Sugar Street, Newtown, CT 06470-2046
  • Russ Eckles, Director, Lake Hospital System PHO, 10 E. Washington Street, Painesville, OH 44077-3460
  • Dr. Albert W. Fisk, Medical Director, The Everett Clinic, 3901 Hoyt Avenue, Everett, WA 98201
  • Terri Foose, Chief Financial Officer, MacGregor Medical Center, 9969 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78240
  • Dr. Edward Fotsch, CEO, Medem, 100 Pine Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111
  • Maggie Fox, Director of Corporate Systems Development, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, 801 Pine Street, 2P, Chattanooga, TN 37402
  • Kevin Hutchinson, President and CEO, Prematics, 7315 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 200W, Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Dr. David Kibbe, AAFP, Center for Health Information Technology, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Leawood, KS
  • Dr. Charles Kilo, CEO, GreenField Health, 9427 SW Barnes Road, Suite 590, Portland, OR 97225
  • Dr. Robert Kolodner, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Ave., SW, HHS Building, Ste. 517D, Washington, DC, 20201
  • Steven Krein, CEO, OrganizedWisdom.com, 2000 Broadway, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10023
  • Dr. Alex Krist, Fairfax Family Practice Center, Fair Oaks Professional Building, 3650 Joseph Siewick Dr. Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22033
  • Dr. Rifat Latifi, Director, Telemedicine for Trauma and Critical Care, The University of Arizona, University Medical Center, P.O. Box 245063, Tucson, AZ 85724-5063
  • Dr. Mark Leavitt, Chairman, Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150, Chicago, IL 60601-5800
  • Melissa Lukowski, Director of Payor Outreach, Athenahealth, 15 Keats Ct., Coto de Caza, CA 92679
  • Dr. Thomas McHorse, McHorse, Foster and Nutson, 1301 W 38th St Ste 402, Austin, TX 78705-1013
  • Bevey Miner, Allscripts, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 2024, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Michael Nissenbaum, President and CEO, iMedica, 3330 Keller Springs Road, Suite 201, Carrollton, TX 75006
  • Dr. Peter Nutson, McHorse, Foster and Nutson, 1301 W 38th St Ste 402, Austin, TX 78705-1013
  • Dr. Deborah Peel, Patient Privacy Rights Foundation, P.O. Box 248, Austin, TX 78767
  • Margie Pence, Mercy Home Care, 2740 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
  • Bruce Riegel, Multimedia Healthcare Solutions, 1201 Indian Canyon Cove, Austin, TX 78746
  • Janet Root, Assistant Executive Director, Utah Health Information Network, 151 E 5600 S., Suite 320, Murray, UT 84107
  • Dr. Afser Shariff, CEO, Physicians Angels, 5006 Valencia Drive, Toledo, OH 43623
  • Diane Signoracci, Partner, Bricker & Eckler, 100 South Third Street, Columbus OH 43215,
  • Mr. Kim Slocum, KDS Consulting, 407 Shropshire Drive, West Chester, PA 19382
  • Michelle Snyder, Vice President, Marketing, Epocrates, 1100 Park Place, Suite 300, San Mateo, CA 94403
  • Dr. Thomas E. Sullivan, Women’s Health Center Cardiology, One Hutchinson Drive, Danvers, MA 01923-3759
  • Dr. James P. Turley, Associate Professor of Health Information Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Health Information Sciences, 7000 Fannin Street, Suite 690, Houston, TX 77030
  • Victoria Waltemath, Office Manager, ABCD Pediatrics, 19238 Stonehue, San Antonio, TX 78258
  • Amanda Wood, Practice Manager, The Center for Women’s Health, 533 East County Line Rd., Suite 101, Greenwood, IN 46143

Small Practice Survival Guide—May/June 2008

Author

Laura Gater

Advisory Board

Randy Bauman
President, Delta Health Care
783 Old Hickory Blvd., Suite 260
Brentwood, TN 37027
www.deltahealthcare.com
Judy Capko
Capko & Company
501-I S. Reino Rd., No. 225
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
www.capko.com
Mark E. Huizenga
3841 Butterworth Dr. SW
Grand Rapids MI 49544
www.huizenga-consulting.com
Kalyan Sennerikuppam
President, Meritel Group Inc.
7942 North Lilley Road
Canton, MI 48187
www.meritelgroup.com
Gray Tuttle, CHBC
The Rehmann Group
4086 Legacy Parkway
Lansing, MI 48911
www.rehmann.com

Expert Sources

  • Judy Bee, Practice Performance Group, 8070 La Jolla Shores Drive #518, La Jolla CA 92037
  • Steve Blum, Strategic Wealth Planning, 14900 Landmark Blvd., Ste. 650, Dallas TX 75254
  • Janet Burch, Practice Administrator, Pikes Peak Nephrology Associates PC, 2002 Lelaray Street, Suite 100, Colorado Springs CO 80909-2804
  • Gabriela Cora, MD, MBA, 1930 NE 47th Street, Suite 201, Fort Lauderdale FL 33308
  • John Croce, Fairfield Consultants, LLC, 1 Old Farm Road, Oxford CT 06478
  • Tom Doerr, MD, CMO, Purkinje, 11477 Olde Cabin Road, Suite 400, St. Louis, MO 63141
  • David R. Donnersberger Jr MD, JD, FCLM, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine & Site Director, Internal Medicine Clerkship, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 530 Winnetka Avenue, Winnetka IL 60093
  • Anders Engen, Business Development, athenahealth, Inc., 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472
  • Traci Entel, Principal, Katzenbach Partners, 381 Park Avenue South-6th Floor, New York, NY 10016
  • Stephen Fischer, MD, Chairman and Chief Medical Officer, Spring Medical Systems, 14511 Falling Creek Drive, Suite 305, Houston, TX 77014
  • Barbara J. Grant, Principal, Gates, Moore & Company, 3340 Peachtree Road NE, Tower Place 100, Suite 600, Atlanta GA 30326
  • Sue Hertlein, Senior Consultant/Managing Coordinator - IT Division, The Coker Group, 1000 Mansell Exchange West, Suite 310, Alpharetta GA 30022
  • Jeffrey Hertzberg, MD, MS, Medformatics, 4915 Garfield Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55419
  • Russell Hicks, President, Martin, Fletcher, 909 Lake Carolyn Parkway, Suite 1300, Irving, TX 75039
  • Beth Hodges, MD, Hodges Family Practice, Inc., 208-A W. Salisbury St., Asheboro, NC 27203
  • Douglas E. Hough, PhD, Chair, The Business of Health, Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University, 10 N. Charles Street, 3rd Floor, Baltimore MD 21201
  • Michelle Jones, Product Manager, Practice Management Solutions, Misys Healthcare, 8529 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
  • Frederic Katz, CPA, MST, Braver, PC, 25 Christina Street, Newton, MA 02461
  • Masoud Khorsand, CEO, Argole Systems, Inc., One Research Court, Suite 450, Rockville, Maryland 20850
  • Gary Lewins, Manager, Wipfli LLP-Health Care Practice, 469 Security Boulevard, Green Bay, WI 54313
  • Barry Lycka, MD, First Edmonton Place, 10665 Jasper Ave., Suite 780, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 3S9 CANADA
  • L. Gordon Moore, MD, Ideal Micro Practice, 1501 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610
  • Jacob Reider, MD, Medical Director, Clinical Solutions, Misys, 8529 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27615
  • Charles Shaefer, MD, University Primary Care, Inc., 820 St. Sebastian Way, Suite 4C, Augusta, GA 30901
  • Scott L. Soelberg, JD, P.C., 837 East 1200 South, Orem UT 84097
  • Nick Ulmer, MD, Family Healthcare Center, 23013 Highway 76 E, Clinton, SC 29325
  • Patrick Umphrey, Hibbard Umphrey & Associates, 161 Ottawa Avenue NW, Suite 511, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Paul D. Weinberg, CPA, CA, President, The CPA Exchange, Inc., 250 Parkway Drive, Suite 150, Lincolnshire IL 60069, www.thecpaexchange.com
  • TC Yang, Misys Payerpath Product Manager, Revenue Cycle Management, Misys Healthcare, 9030 Stony Point Parkway, Suite 440, Richmond, VA 23220
  • Doris Young, Doris Young Associates, 320 Westover Ave., Norfolk VA 23507

Reducing Practice Risk—Mar/Apr 2008

Author

Deborah Abrams Kaplan
www.kaplanink.com or info@kaplanink.com
Deborah Abrams Kaplan is a freelance journalist whose credits include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Continental and other publications. Prior to freelancing, she investigated medical malpractice claims for a physician-owned insurance company, representing doctors from the initial phone call through the litigation process. She continues to review and chronologize medical records and depositions for attorneys. Ms. Kaplan also worked as a project manager for Healthcare Technology Systems, where she wrote and edited scripts for telephone-based screening and monitoring systems used in clinical drug trials. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Advisory Board

Debra Best, MD
Pediatrician
Medical Instructor
DukeChildren’s Primary Care
4020 North Roxboro Road
Durham, NC 27704
www.mc.duke.edu
Dr. Debra Best is a medical instructor at Duke University Medical Center’s Pediatrics department. She received her medical degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine and completed her pediatrics residency training at Duke University Medical Center. She began in private practice in the Raleigh area, and now is a medical instructor. At Duke Children’s Primary Care, she’s worked to develop a pediatric electronic medical record for use in the outpatient setting. Her main areas of interest include medical informatics, community pediatrics and medical student/resident education.
Vicki Bokar, RN, CPHRM
Director of Clinical Risk Management
Mail Code HS1-05
The Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44195
www.ccf.org
Vicki Bokar is the Director of Clinical Risk Management for Cleveland Clinic, a not-for-profit multi-specialty academic medical center located in Cleveland, Ohio. She directs the clinical risk management program for this 140 acre, main hospital campus and its 14 family health centers. Ms. Bokar has diverse risk management experience and has spent the past 19 years working in the professional liability claims and risk arena. She began her career as a registered nurse specializing in critical care. She held positions as a nurse paralegal for a prominent medical malpractice defense firm, and as a claims and risk manager for the Cleveland Clinic. She was a claims and litigation liaison for the claims department of a major professional liability insurance company. She also served as a risk manager for an academic and clinical practice group comprised of more than 800 multi-specialty physicians and practitioners. She became a certified professional in healthcare risk management in 2003 and is an active member of ASHRM.

Ms. Bokar has 20 years experience working in risk management. Starting as a registered nurse, she practiced critical care medicine, later working for attorneys at a medical malpractice defense law firm. She provided risk management services to the Cleveland Clinic, and later managed their malpractice claims for several years. Ms. Bokar started the Cleveland Clinic’s Clinical Risk Management department in 2003, and now oversees risk management activities for 11 health centers and a 1,200 bed hospital.
Donald J. Palmisano, MD, JD
Intrepid Resources®/The Medical Risk Manager Company
5000 West Esplanade Ave., #432
Metairie, Louisiana 70006 USA
www.intrepidresources.com
Dr. Palmisano is president of Intrepid Resources/The Medical Risk Manager Company and lectures extensively on patient safety, risk management, leadership, medical liability reform, emergency communications, and disaster preparedness. He graduated from Tulane Medical School and Loyola Law School, and served as the 2003-2004 president of the American Medical Association. He is a clinical professor of surgery, clinical professor of medical jurisprudence at Tulane University School of Medicine and adjunct professor in the Department of Health Systems Management of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Palmisano serves on the Board of Governors of the National Patient Safety Foundation, the Board of Governors of Tulane University Health Sciences Center, the editorial board of The Journal of Patient Safety and the Board of Governors of The Doctors Company.
Ann Narinian Sanders, BS Pharm
Senior Clinical Pharmacist
Tampa General Hospital
2 Columbia Drive
Tampa, FL 33606
www.thg.org
Ms. Sanders is a Senior Clinical Pharmacist with Tampa General Hospital, and a consultant pharmacist for the state of Florida. She received her B.S.Pharm from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, and is currently studying for her M.B.A. with dual concentrations in risk management and health care administration. As a pharmacist for 21 years, Ms. Sanders has worked at hospitals and long term care facilities in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Florida.
Lewis Sharps, MD, FACS
President, Positive Physician’s Insurance Exchange
1500 E. Lancaster Avenue, Suite 104
Paoli, PA 19301
www.positivephysicians.com/
Dr. Lewis. Sharps is an orthopedic surgeon, as well as founder and president of Positive Physicians Insurance Exchange. Headquartered in Paoli. Pennsylvania, PPIX is the first physician-driven medical liability company in Pennsylvania.

Expert Sources

  • Amy Abernethy, MD, director of the Duke Cancer Care Research Program, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, 25165 Morris Building, Box 3436, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710
  • Harriet Borofsky, MD, Mills-Peninsula Women’s Center,Director of Breast Imaging
  • Scott D.Buchholz, JD, CPHRM,Dummit Briegleb Boyce & Buchholz, 525 B Street, Suite 1400, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Waldene K. Drake, RN, MBA, Vice President of Risk Management & Patient Safety, Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc., 333 S. Hope St. 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071, www.cap-mpt.com
  • Gerald Hickson, MD, Director of Risk Prevention, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Assoc Dean for Clinical Affairs, Center for Patient & Professional Advocacy, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 405 Oxford House, Nashville, TN 37232-4220, www.mc.vanderbilt.edu
  • Gregory Makoul, PhD, Professor and Director, Center for Communication and Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, 750 N. Lake Shore Drive, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/ccm
  • Linda Oberstein, MD, 50 South San Mateo Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401, Internist
  • Steven Selbst, MD, Pediatrician, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19899, American Academy of Pediatrics, Member of AAP Committee on Emergency Medicine, Specializes in risk management
  • Steven E. Waldren, MD, MS, Director, Center for Health Information Technology, American Academy of Family Physicians, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Leawood, KS 66211-2672, http://www.centerforhit.org

Consumer-driven Healthcare—Jan/Feb 2008

Author

Toni L. Goldfarb
Old Tappan, NJ
www.tonigoldfarb.com
Toni L. Goldfarb is a New Jersey-based medical writer who started her career working in laboratory and clinical research. During over 25 years of writing about medical and scientific subjects, she has frequently collaborated with physicians in the preparation of research papers, monographs, continuing medical education programs, and patient education materials. Her work has also appeared in medical magazines, popular periodicals, and health newsletters. Previously she was the editor and publisher of Medical Abstracts Newsletter, which provided consumers with easy-to-understand summaries of new medical journal reports. She is also co-author of the American Lung Association’s popular smoking cessation book, 7 Steps to a Smoke-Free Life (Wiley, 1998).

Advisory Board

Lawrence D. Brown, PhD
Department of Health Policy and Management
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
600 W. 168th St., Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10032
www.mailman.hs.columbia.edu
Lawrence D. Brown, PhD, is a professor in the department health policy and management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York City. Among Dr. Brown’s professional interests are the political aspects of health policymaking and healthcare reform, including the intersecting roles of the Federal government, the private sector, and special interest groups. He has worked with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and helped to evaluate a foundation initiative encouraging communities to design innovative ways of providing coverage for the uninsured. Dr. Brown is the author of numerous academic journal articles, books, and book chapters, and is a former Brookings Institution senior fellow. He completed both his undergraduate and graduate studies at Harvard University.
Sara R. Collins, PhD
Assistant Vice President
The Commonwealth Fund
1 East 75th St.
New York, NY 10021
www.commonwealthfund.org
Sara R. Collins, PhD, is assistant vice president for the The Commonwealth Fund, where she directs the Program on the Future of Health Insurance. The program analyzes issues affecting the U.S. health insurance system such as cost, access, and quality. Dr. Collins is co-author of an annual report—issued jointly by The Commonwealth Fund and the Employee Benefit Research Institute—on the experiences of consumers using high-deductible health plans. An economist with a doctorate from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Dr. Collins’s professional experience has centered on health and science policy research with a focus on healthcare expenditures.
Roger Feldman, PhD
Professor, Health Policy and Management
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Mayo Mail Code 729, 420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0392
www.sph.umn.edu
Roger Feldman, PhD, is Blue Cross professor of health insurance and professor of economics at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. He is also interim head of the school’s division of health policy and management. Dr. Feldman focuses his research on health insurance, particularly its organization, financing, and delivery; he is currently evaluating several consumer-driven health plans. He has served as an advisor to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Department of Justice and was a senior staff member on President Ronald Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisors. Dr. Feldman received his doctorate in economics from the University of Rochester and is a former Marshall Scholar at the London School of Economics.
Grace-Marie Turner
President, Galen Institute
P.O. Box 19080
Alexandria, VA 22320-0080
www.galen.org
Grace-Marie Turner is president and founder of the Galen Institute, a non-profit research organization focusing on healthcare policy. Ms. Tuner has a background in politics and journalism. She lectures and publishes regularly on topics related to free market healthcare reform. Ms. Turner has served on Federal healthcare advisory committees, including the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Medicaid Commission. In the mid-1990s, she was executive director of the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform (also known as the Kemp Commission), a Congressional committee charged with investigating potential reforms to the U.S. tax code.

Expert Sources

  • M. Gregg Bloche, MD, JD, professor of law at Georgetown University and nonresident senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution, both in Washington, D.C.
  • Harold D. Brandt, MD, FACP, medical director and internist at The Baton Rouge Clinic, AMC, in Lousiana.
  • Lawrence D. Brown, PhD, professor in the department of health policy and management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York City.
  • Joel C. Cantor, ScD, director of the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
  • Sara R. Collins, PhD, assistant vice president for the Program on the Future of Health Insurance at The Commonwealth Fund in New York City.
  • Roger Feldman, PhD, Blue Cross professor of health insurance and professor of economics at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
  • Alan K. Felsen, MD, an internist based in Hackensack, N.J.
  • Angela Fish, director of benefits at trucking transportation company Schneider National, Inc., headquartered in Green Bay, Wisc.
  • Paul H. Grundy, MD, MPH, director of healthcare, technology, and strategic initiatives for IBM Global Wellbeing Services and Health Benefits, and chair of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative.
  • John F. Hunt, MD, pediatric pulmonologist, allergist, and immunologist at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital in Charlottesville.
  • Daniel H. Johnson, Jr., MD, FACR, a diagnostic radiologist at Clearview Medical Imaging in Metairie, La., and past president of the American Medical Association.
  • Ann Loudermilk, MD, emergency medicine specialist in Weymouth, Mass.
  • B. Dale Magee, MD, MS, obstetrician/gynecologist in Shrewsbury, Mass., and immediate past president of the Massachusetts Medical Society.
  • Patrick Martin, MD, FAAP, CPE, chief medical officer for the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis Ministry of Health.
  • Joseph Mondy, CIGNA HealthCare, 900 Cottage Grove Rd, Hartford, Ct.
  • William Monnig, MD, urologist at The Urology Group’s Edgewood, Ky., location.
  • Maryann Napoli, associate director of the Center for Medical Consumers in New York City.
  • Carol Pryor, senior policy analyst at The Access Project in Boston.
  • Roy Ramthun, president of HSA Consulting Services, LLC, in Silver Spring, Md.
  • Samantha Rosman, MD, a fellow in pediatric emergency medicine at Boston Medical Center and member of the American Medical Association’s Board of Trustees.
  • David S. Sobel, MD, MPH, director of patient education and health promotion for Kaiser Permanente Northern California.
  • Ken Tarkoff, vice president and general manager of consumer solutions at RelayHealth, McKesson Corporation’s health services connectivity business.
  • Grace-Marie Turner, president of the Galen Institute in Alexandria, Va.
  • Jennifer Vachon, executive director of marketing and business strategy for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Personal & Professional Growth—Nov/Dec 2007

Author

Karen Childress

Advisory Board

Eugene M. R. “Rich” Charlebois, DO
Three Rivers Family Practice
180 Kennedy Memorial Dr., Suite 301
Watervile, ME 04901
http://trfponline.com
Dr. Rich Charlebois is a physician at Three Rivers Family Practice in Waterville, Me. He received his degree in osteopathic medicine from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Pacific at the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif. After completing his residency at nearby Downey Regional Medical Center, Dr. Charlebois and his family moved to rural Maine. He joined the Three Rivers’ medical staff in 2000.
Mary Stacia Dearmin, MD
Hillcrest Hospital
6780 Mayfield Rd.
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
www.hillcresthospital.org
Medina General Hospital
1000 East Washington Street
Medina, OH 44256
www.medinahospital.org
Dr. Stacia Dearmin is an emergency pediatric physician in Ohio. Dr. Dearmin received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1995. She began her career in private practice, eventually cofounding a small, independent pediatric practice with a physician colleague. Dr. Dearmin left the practice about a year after it was established, opting for part-time work in emergency medicine. She currently works in the emergency departments of two Ohio hospitals—Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, and Medina General Hospital in Medina.
Allan Markus, MD, MS, MBA, FACP
Director, Campus Health Service
Arizona State University
PO Box 872104
Tempe, AZ 85287-2104
www.asu.edu
Dr. Allan Markus, MS, MBA, FACP, is Director of the Campus Health Service at Arizona State University in Tempe, where he oversees a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals who provide health care services to the school’s nearly 65,000 students. In addition to his medical training, Dr. Markus has earned a Master of Science in management and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College. He also volunteers with the Phoenx-based Los Amigos Chapter of The Flying Samaritans, a group that provides medical care to remote areas of Baja California, Mexico.
Timothy McNichols, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic
1001 E. Primrose
Springfield, MO 65807
www.ferrellduncan.com
Dr. Timothy McNichols is an internist at Ferrell-Duncan Clinic, a physician-owned practice in Springfield, Mo. Dr. McNichols received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He joined Ferrell-Duncan shortly after completing his residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California.
Peter S. Moskowitz, MD
Executive Director, Center for Professional and Personal Renewal
555 Bryant St., Suite 160
Palo Alto, CA 94301
www.cppr.com
Clinical Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
Department of Radiology
Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital
725 Welch Rd., Room 1635, MC 5654
Palo Alto, CA 94304
http://med.stanford.edu
Dr. Peter Moskowitz is a career and life coach for medical professionals and Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Professional and Personal Renewal in Palo Alto, Calif. He is also a practicing radiologist and clinical professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. As a trained and certified professional and organizational coach since 1996, Dr. Moskowitz has worked with hundreds of physicians on issues such as work-life balance, career transitions, and stress management. He has also delivered presentations, workshops, and seminars for hospitals and medical professional societies on career and life management. Dr. Moskowitz received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and he is board certified in diagnostic radiology.

Expert Sources

  • Patrick C. Alguire, MD, FACP, director of education and career development for the American College of Physicians.
  • Tom Bramswig, president of Pharmaceutical Careers, Inc., a healthcare industry recruitment firm based in Pleasantville, NY.
  • Eugene M. R. “Rich” Charlebois, DO, a physician at Three Rivers Family Practice in Waterville, Me.
  • Audrey P. Corson, MD, an internist at Bethesda Physicians, P.C., in Bethesda, Md.
  • Erin Dawson, MD, a family physician who does locum tenens work throughout the U. S.
  • Mary Stacia Dearmin, MD, an emergency pediatric physician at Hillcrest Hospital and Medina General Hospital, both in Ohio.
  • Daniel Duffy, MD, executive vice president of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
  • Paul Dvirnak, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Animas Surgical Hospital in Durango, Colo., a physician owned and managed facility.
  • Joseph Ewing, MD, a family practice physician in Las Cruces, N.M.
  • Joe Flower, healthcare futurist and founder and CEO of Imagine What If, Inc., in Ft. Bragg, Calif.
  • Michael Glowacki, CFP, CPA, MCT, a certified financial planner based in Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Jeff Goldsmith, health care trends analyst and president of Health Futures, Inc., in Charlottesville, Va.
  • David M. Gross, MD, a radiologist at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, part of the Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif.
  • James R. Higgins, FACHE, vice president of Applied Management Systems, Inc., a health care management consulting firm in Burlington, Mass.
  • Sheldon D. Horowitz, MD, special advisor to the president at the American Board of Medical Specialties.
  • Philippa Kennealy, MD, MPH, CPCC, PCC, president of The Entrepreneurial MD, a Los Angeles-based company that supports physicians in business development.
  • Chuck Krugh, CFP, president and CEO of Doctor Disability Insurance in Lake Forest, Calif.
  • Richard Leider, founder and chairman of The Inventure Group in Minneapolis, Minn., and a senior fellow at the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota.
  • Stephen Lemon, MD, a gastroenterologist at Santa Barbara Gastroenterology Consultants Medical Group in Santa Barbara, Calif.
  • Lorna Lindsey, director of academic affairs at CompHealth, a medical staffing firm for based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Allan Markus, MD, MS, MBA, FACP, director of the Campus Health Service at Arizona State University in Tempe.
  • Timothy McNichols, MD, an internist at Ferrell-Duncan Clinic, a physician-owned practice in Springfield, Mo.
  • Jeffrey I. Mechanick, MD, Clinical Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Bone Diseases at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, N.Y.
  • Faryal Brousseau Michaud, DO, a hospitalist in internal medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Glenn Y. Miya, MD, an internist and pediatrician at Chaparral Medical Group in Claremont, Calif., and a health commentator and medical news program producer for the San Bernardino public television and radio affiliate.
  • Peter S. Moskowitz, MD, founder and executive director of the Center for Professional and Personal Renewal in Palo Alto, Calif., and a practicing radiologist and clinical professor at Stanford University School of Medicine.
  • Richard Moss, MD, author and spiritual teacher based in Ojai, Calif.
  • Arlene Noodleman, MD, MPH, director of complementary medicine at Age Defy Dermatology and Wellness in Campbell, Calif.
  • Rick Noodleman, MD, a cosmetic dermatologist and medical director of Age Defy Dermatology and Wellness in Campbell, Calif.
  • Thomas F. Purdon, MD, Emeritus Professor at the University of Arizona and a community-based obstetrician/gynecologist in the Tucson area.
  • Kate Regnier, MA, MBA, deputy chief executive of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
  • Brian Sabowitz, MD, FACP, an internist in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
  • Alan R. Sheff, MD, an internist at Potomac Physician Associates, P.C., a membership-based medical practice in Bethesda, Md.
  • Bernard M. Sklar, MD, MS, a psychiatrist with the Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services in Oakland, Calif., and an expert in online continuing medical education.
  • Phyllis R. Stein, a career counselor based in Cambridge, Mass.
  • Jack Valancy, a healthcare consultant based in Cleveland Heights, Oh.
  • Edward Zuroweste, MD, chief medical officer of the Migrant Clinicians Network, an organization focused on improving healthcare for migrant and seasonal farm workers in the United States.

Health Policy Review—Sept/Oct 2007

Author

Joel B. Finkelstein

Advisory Board

Paul J. Barringer, III, JD
General Counsel, Common Good
1730 Rhode Island Ave.
Washington, DC 20036
http://cgood.org
Paul J. Barringer is head of a health court initiative at Common Good, an organization established to promote policy change in the legal system. With a professional law degree from the University of North Carolina, Mr. Barringer has worked in private law practice in both North Carolina and Washington, DC. Prior to joining Common Good in 2005, Mr. Barringer was a health care consultant with Accurium, a company that he co-founded with the aim of helping employers control health care costs through the use of consumer education programs.
Carol Pryor
Senior Policy Analyst, The Access Project
89 South St., Suite 404
Boston, MA
www.accessproject.org
Carol Pryor is the senior policy analyst at The Access Project, a Boston-based research and advocacy group focused on healthcare access. Ms. Pryor received Masters degrees in public health and education from Boston University. She has more than 20 years of publications experience. In her work with The Access Project, she has researched and written numerous reports on medical debt and other health policy issues for organizations such as The Commonwealth Fund and the Kaiser Family Foundation.
William M. Sage, MD, JD
Vice Provost for Health Affairs
University of Texas at Austin, School of Law
727 E. Dean Keeton St.
Austin, TX 78705
www.utexas.edu/law
Dr. William M. Sage is Vice Provost for Health Affairs and the James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. Dr. Sage received both his medical and law degrees from Stanford University in 1988. An Elected Fellow to the Hastings Center, Dr. Sage has been teaching health law and related topics since 1995. In 2002, he served on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Rapid Advance Demonstration Projects: Health Care Finance and Delivery Systems; in 2004, he participated in the JCAHO Tort Resolution and Injury Prevention Roundtable. Dr. Sage’s publications include numerous scholarly articles and book chapters on medical liability, tort reform, and other health law issues. He is currently on the editorial board of the journal Health Affairs.
Matt Salo
Director, Health and Human Services Committee
National Governors Association
Hall of the States
444 N. Capitol St., Suite 267
Washington, DC 20001
www.nga.org
Matt Salo is Director of the Health and Human Services Committee at the National Governors Association, a public policy organization representing U. S. governors. Mr. Salo’ss previous experience includes health policy work at the National Association of State Medicaid Directors. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

Expert Sources

  • Paul Cirel, JD, partner at Boston-based law firm Dwyer & Collora, LLP, and head of the firmís health law practice group.
  • Peter J. Cunningham, PhD, senior fellow at the Center for Studying Health System Change in Washington, DC.
  • Charles R. Ellington, MD, physician at Southern Illinois University Family Physicians of Decatur.
  • Judy Feder, PhD, professor and dean of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
  • Lila Feisee, Director for Intellectual Property at the Biotechnology Industry Organization in Washington, DC
  • Curt D. Furberg, MD, PhD, professor of public health sciences at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Paul Ginsburg, PhD, president of the Center for Studying Health System Change in Washington, DC.
  • Janelle Guirguis-Blake, MD, clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington Tacoma Family Medicine Residency Program
  • John R. Lumpkin, MD, MPH, senior vice president and director of the Health Care Group at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, N.J.
  • Michelle M. Mello, JD, PhD, MPhil, C. Boyden Gray Associate Professor of Health Policy and Law at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.
  • Marilyn Moon, PhD, vice president and director of the Health Program at the American Institutes for Research in Washington, DC.
  • Dave Moore, senior associate vice president of the Office of Governmental Relations at the American Association of Medical Colleges in Washington, DC
  • Leonard “Jack” Nelson, III, JD, professor at the Samford University Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Ala.
  • William G. Plested, III, MD, past president of the American Medical Association.
  • Carol Pryor, senior policy analyst at The Access Project in Boston.
  • William M. Sage, MD, JD, Vice Provost for Health Affairs and the James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
  • Matt Salo, Director of the Health and Human Services Committee at the National Governors Association in Washington, DC.
  • Kathleen D. Stoll, MA, JD, director of health policy at Families USA in Washington, DC.
  • Nora Super, a senior legislative representative for AARP.
  • W. Fred Whitson, JD, director of medical economics and managed care at the Florida Medical Association, based in Tallahassee.
  • Cecil B. Wilson, MD, past chair of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees.
  • Raymond Woosley, MD, PhD, president and CEO of The Critical Path (C-Path) Institute, an independent organization that supports implementation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administrationís Critical Path Initiative.
  • Janet Woodcock, MD, deputy commissioner and chief medical officer at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America in Alexandria, Va.

Emergency Planning—July/Aug 2007

Author

Vanessa Geneva Ahern
Vanessa Geneva Ahern is a freelance journalist who specializes in health and wellness topics. Her writing has appeared in Fit Pregnancy, Health, and SELF magazines. She is based in New York State’s Hudson Valley.

Advisory Board

Dr. Mark O. Asperilla, FACP
is an infectious disease specialist in Port Charlotte, Fla. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Asperilla has spent his career responding to communities in need. He founded ACCESS Care, Inc., a nonprofit organization that sends doctors to impoverished areas of Central and South America. In his home state of Florida, Dr. Asperilla established the Southwest Florida Disability Foundation to assist families of quadriplegics and paraplegics; the non-profit St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy; and free health clinics for uninsured patients with HIV and hepatitis C. In the wake of Hurricane Charley in 2004, Dr. Asperilla set up a mobile pharmacy and volunteer health clinic at a Federal Emergency Management Agency site in Punta Gorda. Dr. Asperilla has been granted several awards, including the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, a Point of Light Award, the AMA Foundation’s Pride in the Profession Award, and the American College of Physicians’ Charles Donegan Memorial Volunteerism Award.
Daniel J. Barnett, MD, MPH
Instructor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe St., Room E2148
Baltimore, MD 21205
www.jhsph.edu
Dr. Daniel J. Barnett, MPH, is an instructor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Md. Dr. Barnett received his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. At Johns Hopkins, he completed a residency in general preventive medicine and earned his Master’s in Public Health. Dr. Barnett’s research and professional interests focus on public health emergency preparedness, including the education and training of public health workers. Topics of his academic publications include terrorism-related public health threats, pandemic influenza, and the mental health aspects of emergency response.
Robin McFee, DO, MPH, FACPM
Toxicologist, Long Island Regional Poison and Drug Information Center
Winthrop-University Hospital
259 First St.
Mineola, NY 11501
www.lirpdic.org
Dr. Robin McFee, MPH, FACPM, is a toxicologist at Winthrop-University Hospital’s Long Island Regional Poison and Drug Information Center and a clinical assistant professor in the department of preventive medicine at the State University of New York, Stonybrook. Dr. McFee is alsomedical director of Threat Science™, an emergency preparedness consultancy. She has published and lectured widely on topics such as bioterrorism and weapons of mass destruction, emerging pathogens, and medical toxicology (particularly among adolescent and pediatric populations). A graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. McFee has pursued additional training in toxicology and preventive medicine and received a master’s in public health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She is board certified in preventive medicine.
Stephen S. Morse, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
722 W. 168th St., Room 1021
New York, NY 10031
www.mailman.hs.columbia.edu
Dr. Stephen S. Morse is associate professor of clinical epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He is also founding director and senior research scientist at the school’s Center for Public Health Preparedness. In addition to his work in academics, Dr. Morse spent four years in the public sector as program manager for biodefense at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, part of the U.S. Department of Defense. He has served the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine on committees convened to address issues such as emerging pathogens and biological warfare, and has authored numerous publications on these topics. Dr. Morse has also collaborated with international scientists on projects such as the development of early warning and response systems for infectious disease prevention. Dr. Morse received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin.
James W. Satterfield
President and Chief Operations Officer, Firestorm Solutions, LLC
1405 Old Alabama Rd.
Roswell, GA 30076
www.firestorm.com
Mr. James W. Satterfield is president, chief operations officer, and co-founder of Firestorm Solutions, LLC, a risk management consulting firm specializing in business continuity and disaster planning. Mr. Satterfield has held upper management positions in various public and private companies. His experience in identifying and managing risk extends to the insurance and reinsurance, technology, communications, and environmental fields. An author of books on disaster planning, Mr. Satterfield is currently focused on disaster preparedness in schools and universities.

Expert Sources

  • Mark O. Asperilla, MD, FACP, an infectious disease specialist in Port Charlotte, Fla.
  • W. Anderson Baker, III, CPCU, ARM, president of Gillis, Ellis & Baker, Inc., a Louisiana insurance agency headquartered in New Orleans.
  • M. Anita Barry, MD, MPH, director of communicable disease control for the Boston Public Health Commission.
  • Paul D. Biddinger, MD, director of operations for prehospital care and disaster medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • Bob Boyd, MBA, president and CEO of Agility Recovery Solutions, a disaster recovery and business continuity firm headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.
  • Cynthia D. Brown, public information officer at the Nassau County Department of Health in Mineola, N.Y.
  • Judith L. Comoletti, assistant vice president of public education at the Massachusetts-based non-profit National Fire Protection Association
  • Terence P. Connelly, MD, FACC, cardiologist at the Charlotte Heart & Vascular Institute in Port Charlotte, Fla.
  • Jennifer Cummings, public relations coordinator for Harris Interactive Inc., in Rochester, N.Y.
  • Paul D’Arcy, MBA, vice president of marketing at MessageOne, Inc., a crisis communications firm headquartered Austin, Tex.
  • Christophe Fremont, president of San Diego-based Bekaert Specialty Films, LLC (a business unit of Bekaert), worldwide provider of protective window coverings and coatings.
  • Luc Goemaere, head of strategic accounts at San Diego-based Bekaert Specialty Films, LLC, (a business unit of Bekaert), worldwide provider of protective window coverings and coatings.
  • Robyn R. Gershon, DrPH, professor of clinical sociomedical sciences (in nursing) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York City.
  • Michael R. Grey, MD, MPH, co-author of The Bioterrorism Sourcebook (McGraw-Hill, 2006) and professor at Tufts University School of Medicine.
  • Carden Johnston, MD, FAAP, FACEP, FRCP, Alabama pediatrician, past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and member of the Academy’s taskforce on terrorism.
  • Judith Kolberg, author and professional organizer based in Decatur, Ga., specializing in home disaster preparedness.
  • Daniel J. Kuhles, MD, MPH, assistant director of the division of disease control at the Nassau County Department of Health in Mineola, N.Y.
  • Suzanne Loughlin, Esq., executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Firestorm Solutions, LLC, a business continuity and disaster planning firm operating out of Golden, Colo., and Roswell, Ga.
  • David Markenson, MD, FAAP, EMT-P, chair of the American Red Cross Advisory Council on First Aid and Safety, and chief of pediatric emergency medicine at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y.
  • Elizabeth (Betsy) McCaughey, PhD, founder, CEO, and chairperson of Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths, a New York-based non-profit educational campaign aimed at reducing deaths from hospital-acquired infections.
  • Robin McFee, DO, MPH, FACPM, toxicologist at Winthrop-University Hospital’s Long Island Regional Poison and Drug Information Center, and clinical assistant professor in the department of preventive medicine at the State University of New York, Stonybrook.
  • Stephen S. Morse, PhD, associate professor of clinical epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and founding director and senior research scientist at the school’s Center for Public Health Preparedness.
  • Liz Olivera-Mustard, MBA, MT (ASCP), director of online learning for Total Compliance Solutions, Inc., a company in Wellesley, Mass., specializing in healthcare accreditation and compliance programs.
  • Rossanne M. Philen, MD, MS, medical director for the Epidemic Information Exchange (Epi-X) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Arleen Porcell-Pharr, public affairs specialist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Michael Rosenfelt, executive vice president of MessageOne, Inc., a crisis communications firm headquartered Austin, Tex.
  • James W. Satterfield, president, chief operations officer, and co-founder of Firestorm Solutions, LLC, a business continuity and disaster planning firm operating out of Golden, Colo., and Roswell, Ga.
  • Troy G. Scroggins Jr., MD, chair of the department of radiation oncology at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, La.
  • Linda Taylor, CPM, medical staff manager at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, Fla.
  • Robert B. Wolfe, CFP, vice president of the wealth management firm Capital Planning Group, LLC, a division of the Florida insurance agency, Seitlin.
  • Tener Goodwin Veenema PhD, MPH, MS, CPNP, associate professor of clinical nursing and instructor in the department of emergency medicine at the University of Rochester.

Financial Visioning—May/June 2007

Author

Donald Jay Korn
Donald is a New York-based financial writer with particular expertise in taxes, investments, real estate, financial planning, retirement planning, estate planning, life and health insurance. He has authored seven books on financial topics and is a regular contributor to Financial Planning, Black Enterprise, Tax Hotline and Bottom Line/Personal. He is a former Contributing Editor of Physicians Financial News.

Advisory Board

Lew Altfest, MBA, PhD, CPA, CFA
President, L.J. Altfest & Co., Inc
New York, NY
Sophie Beckman, CPA, CFP
Financial Planning Specialist
Private Client Services
A.G. Edwards
St. Louis, MO
Marilyn Capelli Dimitrof, CFP
Capelli Financial Services
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Elfrena Foord, CFP, CPA
Principal, Foord Van Gruggen
Ebersole & Pajak
Sacramento, CA
Mal Makin, CFP
President, Professional Planning Group
Westerly, RI

Expert Sources

  • Alexander Mikhaylov, Financial Vision, 26026 Southfield Rd., Lathrup Village, MI 48076
  • Kathleen Cotton, 1298 Farragut Drive, Coupeville, WA 98239
  • Sherrill St. Germain, New Means Financial Planning, P. O. Box 666, Hollis, NH 03049
  • Jeremy Alexander, Beacon Research, 1434 Crain Street, Evanston, IL 60202
  • Mary McGrath, Cozad Asset Management, 2501 Galen Drive, P.O. Box 3669, Champaign, IL
  • Christopher Cordaro, RegentAtlantic Capital LLC, One Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928
  • Al Zdenek, 6 Minneakoning Road, Suite 1, Flemington, NJ 08822-2300
  • Lawrence Torella, Eisner LLP, Accountants and Advisors, 750 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017-2703
  • David G. Strege, Syverson Strege & Company, Regency West 7, 4400 Westown Parkway, Ste. 405, West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Saul Simon, Simon Financial Group, 399 Thornall St. 12th Floor, Edison, NJ 08837
  • Michael Lent, Progressive Asset Management, 90 Broad Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10004
  • Chris Moore, Moore, Reimbold & Anderson, 5750 Coventry Lane, Suite 110, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
  • Lee Slavutin, Stern Slavutin 2, Inc., 530 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10036
  • Ed Fulbright, Fulbright Financial Consulting, PA, 5302 NC Highway 55, Suite 104, Durham, NC 27713
  • Jane King, Fairfield Financial Advisors, 20 William St, Ste 260, Wellesley, MA 02481
  • Bert Whitehead, Cambridge Connection, Franklin Village Office Centre, 26111 W. 14 Mile Rd, Suite #LL6, Franklin, MI 48025
  • Sandy Soltis, Blackman Kallick Bartelstein, 10 South Riverside Plaza, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606
  • Bob Keebler, Virchow, Krause & Company, 1400 Lombardi Avenue, Suite 200, Green Bay, WI 54304
  • Tom Ochsenschlager, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 1455 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004
  • Ed Slott, CPA, 100 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Optimize Your Practice—Mar/Apr 2007

Author

Gwen Moran

Advisory Board

Ryan Losi
Piascik & Associates
Innsbrook Corporate Center
4470 Cox Road, Suite 250
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060
Yvonne Martin
BMG NOW
1041 Via Sorrento
Newbury Park, CA 91320
230 McDill Dr.
Port Charlotte, FL 33953
Kathryn I. Moghadas
6400 South US HWY 17/92
Fern Park, Florida 32730
Drs. Les and Vicki Wilson
Wilson Family Medicine
2009 Miccosukee Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Expert Sources

  • Russell Foulk, Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine, 645 Sierra Rose Drive, Suite 205, Reno, NV 89511
  • David C. Watts, MD, FACS, 1051 West Sherman Avenue, Vineland, New Jersey 08361
  • Edward Gulko, Englewood Orthopedic Associates, 401 South Van Brunt St., Englewood, NJ 07631
  • James Ehlen, MD, Halleland Consulting, 600 U.S. Bank Plaza South, 220 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-4501
  • Nancy Elliott, Montclair Breast Center, 37 North Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey 07042
  • John Phillips, PivotHealth, 5211 Maryland Way, Suite 2020A, Brentwood, TN 37027-5011
  • Scott Lorenz, Westwind Communications, 1310 Maple Street, Plymouth, MI 48170
  • Ron Rosenberg, PA, MPH, Practice Management Resource Group, Inc., 4100 Redwood Road #283, Oakland, CA 94619-2363
  • Adan Rios, Oncol Therapeudics, 1200 Binz St # 1490, Houston, TX 77004
  • Barry Lycka, First Edmonton Place, 10665 Jasper Avenue, Suite 780, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3S9
  • Joe White, LarsonAllen, 220 South Sixth Street - Suite 300, (US Bank Plaza - South Tower), Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-1436
  • Tab Bingamon, Kanaly Trust Company, Kanaly Trust Building, 4550 Post Oak Place Drive, Houston, Texas 77027
  • Janet Ruth, CPA, Kerber, Eck & Braeckel, One Memorial Drive, Suite 950, St. Louis, MO 63102
  • Dan Kushner, CPA, Gerson, Preston, Robinson & Co, 666 Seventy-First Street, Miami Beach, Florida 33141
  • Judy Capko, Capko & Company, 501-I S. Reino Rd., #225, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
  • Gregory L. Reed, Smith, Frank & Partners, LLC, One Lincoln Centre, 5400 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1250, Dallas,TX 75240
  • Paul D. Weinberg, CPA, Partner, DeMarco, Kinnaman, Lewis & Co., 300 Knightsbridge Parkway, Suite 350, Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069 USA
  • Barbara Gates, Gates, Moore and Company, Tower Place 100, Suite 600, 3340 Peachtree Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30326
  • Suzanne Rey, Rey Edwards Group, 842 Brockton Street, El Cajone, CA 92020

Evidence-Based Medicine—Jan/Feb 2007

Author

Peggy J. Noonan

Advisory Board

Mary Jo Gorman, MD, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Advanced ICU Care
999 Executive Parkway, Suite 320
St. Louis, MO 63141
Scott Luria, MD
Associate Professor
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Fletcher Allen Health Care
1 So. Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/NPP, FAAN, FNAP
Dean and Distinguished Foundation Professor in Nursing
Center for the Advancement of Evidence-Based Practice
Arizona State University
500 N 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004-0698
Patricia E. Powers, MPPA
President and CEO
Center for Health Improvement
1330 21st Street, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95814
Charles Young, MRCP
BMJ Clinical Evidence
BMJ Publishing Group
BMA House
Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9JR UK

Expert Sources

  • Max Anderson, DDS, 872 Three Crabs Road, Sequim, WA 92382
  • Gwyn Barley, PhD, Director, Center for Advancing Professional Excellence, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine P. O. Box 6508, Mail Stop F495, Aurora, CO 80045
  • Joseph Britto, MD, Isabel Healthcare, PO BOX 8393, Reston, VA 20195
  • Gregory A. Brown, MD, Director, Division of Clinical Informatics, 3455 S. 344th Way, Suite 210, Federal Way, WA 98001
  • William Caplan, MD, Director of Clinical Strategy, Kaiser Permanente, Care Management Institute, One Kaiser Plaza, 16th Floor Bayside, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Paul Chrisp, PhD Editor-in-Chief, Core Evidence, Mere House, Brook Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8GP, UK
  • Ronán Conroy, Epidemiology Department, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 120 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland www.flickr.com/photos/ronanconroy
  • Clifford Dacso, MD, 6560 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77030
  • Kay Dickersin, PhD, Professor, Director, Center for Clinical Trials, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Mail Room 5010, Baltimore, MD 21205 USA
  • D. Robert Dufour, MD, 50 Irving Street NW, Pathology Lab Routing #113, Washington, DC 20422
  • Lynne M. Kirk, MD, FACP, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390-9005
  • Barnett Kramer, MD, MPH, Associate Director for Disease Prevention, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Blvd., Rooms 2B03, Rockville, MD 20892
  • Gar LaSalle, MD, Chief Medical Officer, TeamHealth, c/o Theresa Stahnke, 3455 S. 344th Way, Suite 210, Federal Way, WA 98001
  • Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, President and CEO, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Route 1 and College Road East, Princeton, New Jersey 08543
  • Diana Mason, RN, PhD Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Nursing, 333 Seventh Avenue - 20th floor, New York, NY 10001
  • Jim Pack, CEO, AdvancedMD Software, 11781 South Lone Peak Parkway, Suite 110, Draper, UT 84020
  • Lane Peterson, Vice President of Marketing, AdvancedMD Software, 11781 South Lone Peak Parkway, Suite 110, Draper, UT 84020
  • Sara Rosenbaum, JD, Chair of the Department of Health Policy, 2021 K Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006
  • Thomas Simmer, MD Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan, 600 East Lafayette Blvd, MC 2121, Detroit, MI 48226
  • Steve Singer, PhD, Director of Educational Services, PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, 620 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201
  • R. Lawrence Van Horn, PhD, MPH, MBA, Associate Professor of Management, Faculty Director, Health Care, The Owen Graduate School of Business, Vanderbilt University, 401 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203

Guide to Well-Being—Nov/Dec 2006

Author

Carol Patton
Carol is a freelance journalist based in Las Vegas. More than 700 of her articles have appeared on Websites and in consumer magazines, newspapers and trade publications. She covers healthcare trends, medical practice management, human resources, business, technology and education. She is the author of Resolving Practice Dilemmas (Doctor’s Digest, July/August 2005).

Advisory Board

Dr. William Blanchard, MD
Medical Director
Division of Cardiology
Nemours Children’s Clinic
3248 Bayou Lane
Pensacola, FL 32503
Stephen Hodes, MD
Gastro Consultants
205 May Street
Edison, NJ 08837
Ron Knaus, DO
1520 Gulf Blvd., Suite 1602
Clearwater, FL 33767
Michael Ozner, MD
Medical Co-Director of Wellness and Prevention
Baptist Hospital of Miami
13920 Southwest 92nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33176
Richard Shames, MD
The Preventive Medicine Center
25 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 8 San Rafael, CA 94903

Expert Sources

  • Debbie Mandel, MA, is a stress management specialist and author of: Changing Habits: the Caregiver’s Total Workout, 340 Pond Crossing, Florence, NY 11559, www.turnonyourinnerlight.com
  • Mark Klion, MD, of Manhattan Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group, 1065 Park Ave., NY, NY 10128
  • Craig Phelps, DO, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Provost at AT Still University, Primary care doctor for the Phoenix Suns and WNBA—Phoenix Mercury, 5850 E. Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206
  • Mary Jane Minkin, MD, is an obstetrician gynecologist at Obstetrics Gynecology and Menopause Physicians PC, 135 Goose Lane, Guilford, CT 06437
  • Michael D. Ozner, MD, Medical Director, Wellness and Prevention Baptist Health, South Florida, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in Cardiology, University Miami School of Medicine, Author of: The Miami Mediterranean Diet, 13920 Southwest 92nd Ave., Miami, FL 33176, www.drozner.com
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician specializing in nutritional medicine, 4 Walter Foran Blvd, Suite 409, Flemington, NJ 08822
  • Molly Morgan, RD, CDN, owner, Creative Nutrition Solutions (nutrition consulting firm), POB 913, Vestal, NY 13851, www.creativenutritionsolutions.com
  • Andrea Pennington, MD, Founder, The Pennington Empowerment Group and she’s a Lifestyle Coach, 2000 Spencer Road, Silver Spring, Md. 20910, www.penningtonempowerment.com
  • Susie Supper, is assistant manager and education director at NETA, 5955 Golden Valley Road, Suite 240, Minneapolis, Minn 55422
  • Miriam Belov, MAT, RMT, wellness expert and founder of The Wellness Agenda/Creative Concentration , 124 S. Wyoming Ave., South Orange, NJ 07079, http://www.wellnessagenda.com
  • Doreen Orion, MD, psychiatrist
  • Dennis Goodman, MD, cardiologist, Clinical Associate Professor at , the University of California—San Diego, Scripps Integrated Medicine, 8854 Caminito Primavera, La Jolla, CA 92037, www.scrippsintegratedmedicine.com
  • Jay Winner, MD, family practitioner, 1526 Fan Miguel Ave., Santa Barabra, CA 93109, www.stressremedy.com
  • Ron Knaus, DO, Board certified in psychiatry and sports medicine, 1520 Gulf Blvd., Suite 1602, Clearwater, FL 33767, www.peakenergyinstitute.com
  • Susan Shumsky, DD (doctor of divinity), stress management consultant and spiritual meditation teacher, 818 SW Third Ave., #1505, Portland, Ore. 97204, www.scientificprayer.com
  • Susan Neri-Friedwald, CHT (certified hypnotherpaist), cognitive behavioral modification specialist and hypnotist, Founder, The New Behavior Institute, 145 E. 27th St., Suite 11K, NY, NY 10016
  • Peter Lambrou, PhD, Clincial psychologist, 9834 Genesee Ave., Suite 321, La Jolla, CA 92037
  • Toby Haslam-Hopwood, PsyD (doctor of psychology) staff psychologist, Director of Professional Assessment Services, Professionals in Crisis, Menninger Clinic, 2801 Geffner, POB 809045, Houston, TX 77280
  • Bill Dueease, president and cofounder of The Coach Connection, 15861 Dorth Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908, www.findyourcoach.com
  • Bob Murray, PhD, clinical psychologist at The Uplift Program, Fortinberry Murray Consulting, 5190 Neil Road, Suite 430, Reno, NV
  • Jone Geimer-Flanders, DO, Hill Country Cardiology, 5000 Baptist Health Drive, Schertz, Texas 78154
  • Richard Shames, MD, The Preventive Medicine Center, 25 Mitchell Blvd., # 8, San Rafael, CA 94903, www.feelingfff.com
  • Jane Straus, lifecoach and author of: Enough is Enough!: Stop Enduring and Start Living Your Extraordinary Life, POB 472, Mill Valley, CA 94942
  • Stephen Rosen, PhD, chairman, Premium Career Management for Physicians, 1776 Broadway, Suite 1806, NY, NY 10019, www.non-clinical-career-doctors.org
  • Steven Hodes, MD, 205 May Street, Edison, NJ 08837
  • Shane Sheibani, MD, MBA, New Me Institute, 6200 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1208, Los Angeles, CA, 90048
  • Aurora Estevez, MD, gynecologist, 9291 Glades Road, #203, Boca Raton, FL 33434
  • Samuel H. Steinberg, PhD, Deputy Chair of medicine, Temple University, 642 Addison, Philadelphia, PA 19147
  • Mindi McKenna, 12203 Wyandotte Court, Kansas City, MO 64145, www.rockhurst.edu/hcl
  • Akram Boutros, MD, Exec VP, South Nassau Hospital, One Healthy Way, Oceanside, NY 11572
  • Edward Hindin, Hindin Healthcare Advisors, 1100 Clinton Street, Suite 302, Hoboken, NJ 07030
  • William Gamel, MD, CEO, Bridgepoint One, Suite 300, 5918 West Courtyard Drive, Austin, Texas 78730-5036
  • Howard Forman, MD, MBA, Professor, diagnostic radiologist and public health, Yale New Haven Hospital, 265 College St., Apt. 11Q, New Haven, Conn. 06510, www.thehowie.com
  • Randolph Barker, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Management, School of Business, Virginia Commonwealth University, Box 844000, Richmond, VA 23284-4000
  • Francis LaMorte, MD, Chairman of the board, EMA & Affiliates (Emergency Medical Associates & Affiliates), 651 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039
  • Curtis Rimmerman, MD, MBA, cardiologist, Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic Westlake, 2635 Som Center Road, Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022
  • Karen LeLand, Sterling Consulting Group, 180 Harbour Drive, Suite 208, Sausalito, Calif 94965, www.scgtraining.com
  • Douglas Wood, DO, PhD, Dean of College of Osteopathic medicine, A.T. Still University, 5850 East Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206
  • Wally Adamchik, president, Firestarter Speaking and Consulting, 10212 Swanhaven Court, Raleigh, NC 27617
  • Mark J. Zucker, MD, JD, practices cardiology, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 201 Lyons Ave., Newark, NJ 07112, Also: Director, Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Associate Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Jason Willett, Director of Communications, VolunteerMatch, 385 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • David Weissberg, MD, orthopedic surgeon, 175 E. Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
  • Marcus DeGraw, MD, pediatrician and fellowship trained child abuse expert, St. John Hospital Children’s Center, 2201 Moross, Suite 270, Detroit, Mich. 48236
  • Jack Kenny, MD, retired neonatalogist, St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, 1217 Seminole Highway, Madison, WI 53711
  • Samuel Weinstein, MD, pediatric cardio-thoracic surgeon, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center, 3400 Bain Bridge Ave. Suite 5B, Bronx, NY 10467
  • Gena Carter, MD, diagnostic radiologist, InMed Diagnostic Women’s Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Nedham, MA), 263 Bridge Street, Dedham, MA 02026
  • William Blanchard, MD, pediatric cardiologist, 3248 Bayou Lane, Pensacola, Fl 32503
  • Anthony Griffin, MD, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgery institute, 8641 Wilshire, #305, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
  • Greg Buford, MD, plastic surgeon, Body By Buford, 125 Inverness Drive east, Suite 200 Englewood, Colo 80012
  • Stefanie Rubin, director, IVPA (international volunteer programs association), 925 Main Street, Apt. 2, Hackensack, NJ 07601, www.volunteerinternational.org
  • Joseph Haddad, Jr., MD, Director of pediatric ENT and runs a private practice at Columbia East Side New York Presbyterian Hospital, 3959 Broadway, NY, NY 10032
  • Edward O’Neil, Jr., MD, practices emergency medicine at Caritas St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Boston, 382 Lexington St., Auburndale, Mass. 02466
  • Adan Rios, MD, an internist and oncologist with expertise in AIDS, HIV-disease and related disorders, OnCol Therapeutic, 1200 Binz, Suite 1490, Houston, TX 77004
  • Evaleen Jones, MD, family physician and Founder of Child Family Health Int’l, Assistant Clinical Professor, Stanford University, School of Medicine, 951 College Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025, www.cfhi.org
  • Billy Vaughn, Chief Learning Office, Diversity Training University, 346 First St. Suite 106, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • David Reynolds, MD, Wayne Memorial Hospital, 601 Park St., Honesdale, PA 18431
  • Stephen Beeson, MD, Rocks-DeHart Public Relations, 1375 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd. SE, Ste 207, Hickory NC 28602

Surviving the Malpractice Crisis—Sept/Oct 2006

Author

Joan Szabo
Joan has written about business and health issues for the past 25 years. Before becoming a full-time freelance writer in 1995, she was senior editor for Nation’s Business, published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She has written for a number of healthcare publications, including Physicians Financial News, Medical Laboratory Observer, Physicians Practice and the Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety newsletter. She is the author of Maximizing Practice Profits (Doctor’s Digest, Mar./Apr. 2005).

Advisory Board

Donald L. DeMuth
Partner, Donald L. DeMuth Professional Management Consultants
Mechanicsburg, PA
Kevin Quinley
Senior Vice President, Medmarc Insurance
Fairfax, VA
James W. Saxton, Esq.
Shareholder, Stevens & Lee
Lancaster, PA
Dr. Catherine J. Wheeler
Ob/Gyn, President, Utah Medical Society
Salt Lake City, UT
Edward Zurad, MD
Family Physician
Tunkhannock, PA

Expert Sources

  • Eric Anderson, Physicians Insurers Association of America
  • Larry E. Smarr, President, Physicians Insurers Association of America
  • Bruce Bagley, MD, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • David Troxel, MD, Medical Director, The Doctor’s Company, Napa, Calif.
  • Elliot Menkowitz, MD, orthopedic surgeon and co-founder of Doctor’s Advocate www.doctorsadvocate.org
  • Robert B. Surrick, Esq., Retired trial lawyer and co-founder of Doctor’s Advocate www.doctorsadvocate.org

Patient-Physician Communication—July/Aug 2006

Author

Emily Paulsen

Advisory Board

Kristin Baird, RN
Healthcare Consultant
Baird Consulting, Inc.
Fort Atkinson, WI
J. Gregory Carroll, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Institute for Healthcare Communication, Inc.
New Haven, CT
Richard Frankel, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
David Hatem, MD
President
American Academy of Communications in Healthcare
Internist
University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MS

Expert Sources

  • William Smith, Executive Vice President, Academy for Educational Development, 1825 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
  • Mary Dondiego, Director of Corporate Communications, VitalSmarts™, 282 W River Bend Ln, Suite 100, Provo, Utah 84604 USA
  • Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ, Senior Vice President, Patient Services
  • Cathy McCray, MD, Fulton, MO
  • Carlye Fallon, Media Relations Specialist, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Allen Wenner, MD, Family physician, Lexington, SC, Primetime Medical Software, 4840 South Forest Drive, Suite 349, Columbia, SC 29206
  • Joseph Kvedar, MD, dermatologist with Partners Healthcare in Boston, Mass.
  • Tom Lund, Director of Business Development for HealthCommunities.com
  • John Wingate, spokesperson for CaringBridge Communications
  • C. Richard Guiton, MD, internist at Woodwinds Hospital in St. Paul, MN
  • Paul Alexander Clark, MPA, CHE, Senior Knowledge Manager, Press Ganey Associates, Inc., 404 Columbia Place, South Bend, IN 46601, www.pressganey.com
  • Bradford W. Hesse, PhD, Chief, Health Comm & Informatics Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Executive Plaza North, Room 4068, 6130 Executive Blvd., MSC 7365, Bethesda, MD 20892-7365
  • Neeraj K. Arora, PhD, Social Scientist, Health Outcomes & Communication Research, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Executive Plaza North, Room 4005, 6130 Executive Blvd., MSC 7344, Bethesda, MD 20892-7365
  • Chris Pallozola, Executive Director, American Academy on Physician and Patient, 16020 Swingley Ridge Road, Suite 300, Chesterfield, MO 63017

Managing Your Practice—May/June 2006

Author

Carol Patton
Carol is a freelance journalist based in Las Vegas. More than 700 of her articles have appeared on Websites and in consumer magazines, newspapers and trade publications. She covers healthcare trends, medical practice management, human resources, business, technology and education. She is the author of Resolving Practice Dilemmas (Doctor’s Digest, July/August 2005).

Advisory Board

Dr. Michael Cahn
Internist
Hamilton Medical Group
San Jose, CA
Adrianne Court
Vice President of Human Resources
Oasis Outsourcing
West Palm Beach, FL
Mike Fleischman
Principal
Gates, Moore & Co.
Atlanta GA
Martin Moll
Director
Aldrich Kilbride & Tatone
Lake Oswego, OR
Steven Palmisano
Chief Executive Officer
Emdat, Inc.
Covington, LA

Expert Sources

  • Experts: List currently being updated

Financial Planning—Mar/Apr 2006

Author

Donald Jay Korn
Donald is a New York-based financial writer with particular expertise in taxes, investments, real estate, financial planning, retirement planning, estate planning, life and health insurance. He has authored seven books on financial topics and is a regular contributor to Financial Planning, Black Enterprise, Tax Hotline and Bottom Line/Personal. He is a former Contributing Editor of Physicians Financial News.

Advisory Board

Clark M. Blackman II, CPA/PFS, CFA
Investec Advisory Group, L.P.
1001 West Loop South, Suite 800
Houston, TX 77027
www.investec.us/pages/index.htm
Mr. Blackman is the Executive Vice President, Managing Director and CIO of Investec Advisory Group in Houston. Prior to joining Investec, he was a regional and national director for Deloitte & Touche Investment Advisors. He has been on Worth magazine’s list of top advisers in America for the last nine years. A Contributing Editor to the American Association of Individual Investors Journal from 1990 until 2003, he has authored or co-authored over 50 published articles on investment and financial planning topics. Mr. Blackman has been in the financial consulting business for 23 years and is a CPA/Personal Financial Specialist, a Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Investment Management Analyst, Accredited Asset Management Specialist and Certified Financial Planner.
Denise Friday, CLU
Senior Vice President, AMA Insurance Agency
200 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60601
www.amainsure.com
Denise S. Friday is a vice president with AMA Insurance Agency, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Medical Association that offers insurance and related products to the physician community. She has been with AMA Insurance Agency since its inception in 1988. During her tenure, Ms. Friday has managed the development and introduction of more than 20 new products/services and continues to direct the design and launch of new products for physicians and their families. Ms. Friday is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and holds licensure in all 50 jurisdictions for life, health and property and casualty insurance.
Diahann W. Lassus, CFP, CPA
President, Lassus Wherley
1 Academy Street
New Providence, NJ 07974
www.lassuswherley.com
Diahann W. Lassus is president and co-founder of Lassus Wherley, a wealth management firm with offices in New Providence, N.J. and Naples, Fla. Lassus Wherley is a fee-only firm with expertise in financial planning, investment management, tax preparation, and other financial capabilities. Ms. Lassus was named one of Worth magazine’s top financial advisers six times, beginning in 1994 with the top-60 list and most recently the 2004 Most Exclusive 100. She was named among the 120 Best Financial Advisers for Doctors by Medical Economics magazine. She has been profiled in the Dow Jones Investment Advisor Magazine, CPA Wealth Provider, the Journal of Financial Planning and Financial Advisor Magazine. She is an accomplished author and lecturer with articles appearing in newspaper financial columns and other financial-interest publications. She speaks on financial topics at universities and business seminars on a regular basis.
Marc Singer, MBA, CFP
Founding Partner and Adviser, Singer Xenos Wealth Management
800 Douglas Road, Suite 750
Coral Gables, FL 33134
www.singerxenos.com
Marc Singer is a founding partner and adviser of Singer Xenos Wealth Management in Coral Gables, FL. In 2004 Mr. Singer was named one of the nation’s 100 most exclusive advisers by Worth Magazine. He is also listed in Medical Economics Magazine as one of the nation’s 150 leading advisers. In addition to serving as a financial adviser, Mr. Singer is a member of the Singer Xenos investment committee, ensuring the implementation of sound investment strategies for the firm’s clients. He has developed innovative investment strategies that help physicians protect their personal assets from liability claims. He is actively involved in the current tort reform efforts and has lectured extensively on the topics of financial and investment planning and creditor protection for physicians. Mr. Singer holds a Masters of Business Administration degree and is a Certified Financial Planner with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Kathy Stepp, President
Stepp & Rothwell
7300 College Boulevard, Suite 150
Overland Park, KS 66210
www.steppandrothwell.com
Kathy Stepp is a principal and founder of Stepp & Rothwell, a fee-only financial planning and investment advisory firm in Overland Park, Kansas. Ms. Stepp holds the designations of Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and Personal Financial Specialist (PFS). She is a former national board member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the largest professional organization of fee-only financial planners, having served as a NAPFA national conference chair. She also is a former board member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), Kansas City Chapter. She has been named among the top financial advisers in the country by Worth, Medical Economics and Mutual Funds magazines.

Expert Sources

  • Marty Abo, a CPA in Voorhees, NJ
  • Christine Ambrose, a Vice President at First Horizon MSaver, a Chicago-based company that markets health savings accounts (HSA) and HSA-qualified high-deductible health insurance plans.
  • Louis Barajas, a financial planner in Santa Fe Springs, CA.
  • Marilyn Bergen, a Co-president of CMC Advisers, a financial planning firm in Portland, OR
  • Clark Blackman, CIO of Investec Advisory Group in Houston.
  • Sidney Blum, Director of financial advisory services at Leonetti & Associates in Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Michael Booker, founding principal at Financial Synergies Asset Management in Houston.
  • Bill Brennan, Principal of Capital Management Group in Washington, D.C.
  • Brent Brodeski, Managing Director of Savant Capital Management in Rockford, IL
  • Herb Daroff, Director of Estate and Business Planning for Baystate Financial Planning in Boston.
  • Peg Downey, a partner at Money Plans in Silver Spring, MD
  • Marilee Driscoll, a long-term care insurance consultant in Plymouth, MA
  • Dave Foster of Foster & Motley, a wealth management firm in Cincinnati.
  • Denise S. Friday, Vice President of AMA Insurance Agency, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Medical Association.
  • Edward Fulbright, a CPA and financial planner in Durham, NC
  • Genevia Gee Fulbright, a CPA and business adviser in Durham, NC
  • Alan Gotthardt, President of Brightworth, a private wealth management firm based in Norcross, GA
  • Karin Grablin, a financial planner with Dictor & Martin in Sarasota, FL
  • Melissa Hammel, Managing partner at Hammel Financial Advisory Group in Brentwood, TN
  • Joe Hurley, a CPA in Pittsford, NY, and founder and CEO of savingforcollege.com.
  • Mark Kaizerman, a financial planner in Natick, MA
  • Diahann Lassus, President of Lassus Wherley & Associates, a wealth-management firm in New Providence, NJ
  • Rick Leonard, President of Long-Term Care Resources, Bridgeville, PA
  • Roger Lusby, Tax partner in the accounting firm Frazier & Deeter, Atlanta.
  • Tom Lydon, President of Global Trends Investments in Newport Beach, CA.
  • David John Marotta, President of Marotta Asset Management in Charlottesville, VA
  • Tom Ochsenschlager, Vice president of taxation for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, based in Washington, D.C.
  • Joe Outlaw, President of PenTrust Financial Services in San Diego.
  • Erika Safran, a financial planner in New York.
  • Matthew Shaklee, Vice president at Medical Risk Management Insurance Services, an agency in Los Angeles.
  • Marty Shenkman, an attorney in Teaneck, NJ
  • Femi Shote, Managing Director of Asset Harvest Group, a financial planning and investment advisory firm in McLean, VA
  • Marc Singer of Singer Xenos Wealth Management in Coral Gables, FL
  • Ed Slott, a CPA in Rockville Centre, NY
  • Karen Spero of Spero-Smith Investment Advisers in Vail, CO
  • Kathy Stepp, Principal of Stepp & Rothwell, a financial planning and investment advisory firm in Overland Park, KS
  • Karin Maloney Stifler who heads True Wealth Advisors in Hudson, OH
  • Eleanor Szymanski, head of EKS Associates, a financial planning firm in Princeton, NJ
  • Charles Taylor of Taylor & Padgett Financial Group in Prescott, AZ
  • Jerry Wade, a financial planner in Minneapolis.
  • Stewart Welch III, a planner in Birmingham, AL
  • Mark Wilson, a financial planner with Tarbox Group, in Newport Beach, CA.

Technology in Practice—Jan/Feb 2006

Author

Neil Versel
Neil is a Chicago-based freelance healthcare journalist, specializing in health information technology, healthcare quality, physician practice management and healthcare finance. He is a contributing editor of Health-IT World News and has written for numerous other healthcare publications, including Hospitals & Health Networks, Health Executive, Managed Care, Canadian Healthcare Technology and E-Health Insider. Mr. Versel also writes a Weblog on health information technology, at http://clinicalit.blogspot.com. Mr. Versel was a staff reporter at Modern Physician magazine, where he won two Crain Communications Editorial Excellence Awards.

Advisory Board

Jeffery Daigrepont
Principal, The Coker Group
1000 Mansell Exchange West, Suite 310
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Jeffery Daigrepont is a principal of The Coker Group, a national healthcare consulting firm based in Alpharetta, Ga.. He is head of the Coker Technology Division and specializes in practice start-ups, strategic planning, operations, and deployment of fully integrated information systems for the medical practice. He writes and lectures frequently about medical practice technology.
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Practice Nantucket
57 Prospect St.
Nantucket, MA 02554
Dr. Greg Hinson is a family physician who operates a fully automated solo private practice on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts. His Website is www.ackdoc.com.
Dr. Jonathan A. Leviss
Medical Director, Sentillion, Inc.
300 Brickstone Sq.
Andover, MA 01810-1492
Dr. Jonathan Leviss serves as Medical Director, Healthcare Strategies for Sentillion, an Andover, Mass.-based provider of identity and access management solutions to the healthcare industry. Dr. Leviss also practices internal medicine at a community health center in West Warwick, R.I. Dr. Leviss has held faculty positions at the New York University School of Medicine and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, has co-authored papers in several peer-reviewed academic medical journals, and frequently presents at academic and industry conferences and forums.
Rosemarie Nelson
Principal
MGMA Health Care Consulting Group
Syracuse, NY
Rosemarie Nelson is a Syracuse, N.Y.-based consultant for the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) in Englewood, Colo. She has experience as a medical office manager, in information technology, and as a consultant to physicians and practice professionals. Ms. Nelson conducts educational seminars and provides keynote speeches on a variety of healthcare technology and operational topics. She has authored numerous articles on practice management issues.

Expert Sources

  • Scott Wallace, President and CEO, National Alliance for Health Information Technology
  • Dr. David J. Brailer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
  • Deryl Metze, Vice President, EDI Companion Technologies
  • Samantha Allison, General Manager HPSC
  • Dr. Paul C. Tang, Chief Medical Information Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto Medical Clinic
  • Dr. Eric Liederman, Director of Medical Informatics, Kaiser Permanente Health Connect
  • Dr. David C. Kibbe, Director, AAFP Center for Health Information Technology
  • Girish Kumar, VP, sales and Marketing, eClinicalWorks
  • Jonathan Bush, CEO, Athenahealth
  • Jeffery Daigrepont, Principal, The Coker Group
  • Dr. Greg Hinson, Family Practice Nantucket
  • Robert Seliger, President and CEO, Sentillion
  • Dr. Jonathan Leviss, MD, Medical Director, Sentillion
  • Laurence A. Kinzler, Practice Administrator, Virginia Adult & Pediatric Allergy & Asthma, P.C.
  • Mark Ecker, Director, Product Management, Skyscape
  • Susan Miller, Practice Administrator, Family Practice Associates of Lexington
  • Dr. W. Jeffrey Foxx, Family Practice Associates of Lexington
  • Dr. Jason Butler, TouchChart Medical Officer, Clinical Solutions Group, Allscripts
  • Dr. Samuel Bierstock, IBM
  • Dr. Peter Kaufman, Chief Medical Officer, DrFirst
  • Robert Tennant, Government Affairs Manager, Medical Group Management Association, Washington, DC
  • Rosemarie Nelson, Senior Consultant, Medical Group Management Association
  • David Kates, Vice President, Clinical Product Management, Emdeon
  • Vinson J. Hudson, President, Jewson Enterprises
  • Mark R. Anderson, AC Group

Finding Work-Life Balance—Nov/Dec 2005

Author

Carol Patton
Carol is a freelance journalist based in Las Vegas. More than 700 of her articles have appeared on Websites and in consumer magazines, newspapers and trade publications. She covers healthcare trends, medical practice management, human resources, business, technology and education. She is the author of Resolving Practice Dilemmas (Doctor’s Digest, July/August 2005).

Advisory Board

Dr. Stephan Baker
4425 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 200
Coral Gables, FL 33146
www.drbaker.com
Dr. Stephan Baker is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Coral Gables, Fla., who specializes in reconstructive plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures.
Randy Bauman
President, Delta Health Care
783 Old Hickory Blvd., Suite 260
Brentwood, TN 37027
www.deltahealthcare.com
Randy Bauman is president of Delta Health Care, a Brentwood, Tenn.-based healthcare consulting firm that serves its physician clients with practice assessments, strategic planning, mergers, partner-level arrangements and other services. Mr. Bauman has over 18 years experience in the healthcare industry, specializing in all aspects of physician issues including strategic planning, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and group formations. He is a frequent speaker and writer on healthcare issues.
Jim Bird
President, WORKLIFEBALANCE.com
7742 Spalding Drive, #356
Norcross, GA 30092
Jim Bird is the founder and CEO of WorkLifeBalance.com, a Norcross, GA-based firm that offers management training and support programs with a special emphasis on relationship building, stress and change management and work-life balance. Mr. Bird is frequently quoted, published or appears in traditional and online media including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Knight Ridder Newspapers, Monster News and CNN International.
Dr. Lee Fischer
Palm Beach Family Physicians
2669 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Dr. Lee Fischer practices family medicine in West Palm Beach, Fla. In addition, he reviews malpractice complaints for the Florida Board of Medicine.
Richard Sheff, MD, Chairman and Executive Director
The Greeley Company, The Division of HCPro, Inc.
59 Lockeland Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476
Dr. Richard A. Sheff serves as chairman and executive director for the Greeley Company, an Arlington, Mass.-based healthcare consulting and training company. Dr. Sheff, who practiced family medicine for 13 years, is a leading faculty member for Greeley’s national seminars and provides educational and consulting services in a wide range of areas including governance, hospital and medical staff performance improvement, managing poor quality and disruptive physicians, patient safety and error reduction, credentialing, medical staff effectiveness and redesign, medical staff leadership development, strategic planning, and regulatory compliance. He has also authored numerous books on healthcare related topics, is a popular national speaker and serves on the faculty of the American College of Physician Executives and The Governance Institute.

Expert Sources

  • Dr. Melinda Allen, Internal Medicine Associates of Ponca City, Ponca City, OK.
  • Dr. Stephan Baker, plastic surgeon, Coral Gables, FL.
  • Dr. David Baron, chairman of psychiatry and behavioral medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia.
  • Dr. Neil Baum, urologist, New Orleans.
  • Randy Bauman, president, Delta Health Care, Brentwood, TN.
  • Dr. Zack Bechtol, family physician, Northeast Oklahoma Family Practice and Obstetrics, Grove, OK.
  • Jim Bird, president, WorkLifeBalance.com, Norcross, GA
  • Keith Borglum, practice management consultant, Professional Management & Marketing, Santa Rosa, CA.
  • Rick Carter, senior managing director, Phase2 Consulting, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Dr. Eliza Chin, internal medicine, Piedmont, CA.
  • Dr. Isaac Eliaz, physician and licensed acupuncturist, Sebastopol, CA.
  • Tom Erney, Ph.D., licensed marriage and family therapist, Alternatives Counseling & Consultation Center, Gainesville, FL.
  • Dr. Steve Fallek, plastic surgeon, Englewood, NJ.
  • Dr. Lee Fischer, Palm Beach Family Physicians, West Palm Beach, FL.
  • Dr. Tel Franklin, family physician, Ryan Ranch Medical Group, Monterey, CA.
  • Dr. Bernard Godley, ophthalmologist, Retina Specialists, DeSoto, TX.
  • Mark Gorkin, licensed clinical social worker, Kensington, MD
  • Dr. Mark Goulston, psychiatrist, Santa Monica, CA.
  • Pamela A. Granda, senior associate director, Committee for Physician Health, Medical Society of the State of New York, Albany.
  • Bill Gruchow, Ph.D., professor, public health education, University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
  • Kathleen Hall, Ph.D., founder, The Stress Institute, Clarkesville, GA.
  • Jan Jasper, productivity expert based in Plainfield, NJ, author of Take Back Your Time: How to Regain Control of Work, Information & Technology (St. Martin’s Press, 1999).
  • Dr. Bradley S. Johnson, chief medical officer, Aspen Medical Group in Twin Cities, Woodbury, MN.
  • Dr. Ben Lee, plastic surgeon, Englewood,CO.
  • Kathie Lingle, director, Alliance for Work-Life Progress, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Mike Martin, president, Practice Support Resources, Inc., Independence, MO.
  • Dr. Jack McIntyre, psychiatrist, Unity Health System, Rochester, NY.
  • Laurel Mellin, associate clinical professor of family and community medicine and pediatrics, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine.
  • Dr. Edward Nace, psychiatrist, Dallas, TX.
  • Dr. Stanley Platman, psychiatrist at EHP Behavioral Services in Baltimore, MD, and chair of the Physician Health Committee of the Maryland Physician Health Program.
  • Dr. Michael G. Rayel, psychiatrist, Clarenville, NL (Newfoundland and Labrador) Canada
  • Dr. Mike Ritze, family physician, Broken Arrow, OK.
  • Dr. Tracy Roth, Gulf Coast OB/GYN, Pascagoula, MS.
  • Dr. Bernard Rubin, rheumatologist and faculty member at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Ft. Worth.
  • Dr. David P. Rudman, orthopedic surgeon, Ridgewood, NJ.
  • Len Schwartz, healthcare consultant, Ivyland, PA.
  • Vijai Sharma, Ph.D., yoga instructor and clinical psychologist, Cleveland, TN.
  • Dr. Richard Sheff, chairman and executive director of The Greeley Company, a division of HCPro, a national healthcare consulting and educational firm in Marblehead, MA.
  • Dr. David Shlim, Jackson Hole Travel and Tropical Medicine, Jackson Hole, WY.
  • Dr. Rivka Stein, Kindercare Pediatrics, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Russ Still, executive vice president, Medical Management Associates, Atlanta.
  • Dr. Albert Thomas, OB/GYN, Mt. Sinai Faculty Practice, NY.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Youngs, anesthesiologist, Oakland, CA.
  • Dr. Albert Yurvati, cardiovascular thoracic surgeon, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Ft. Worth, TX.

Physician’s Legal Handbook—Sept/Oct 2005

Author

Joan Szabo
Joan has written about business and health issues for the past 25 years. Before becoming a full-time freelance writer in 1995, she was senior editor for Nation’s Business, published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She has written for a number of healthcare publications, including Physicians Financial News, Medical Laboratory Observer, Physicians Practice and the Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety newsletter. She is the author of Maximizing Practice Profits (Doctor’s Digest, Mar./Apr. 2005).

Advisory Board

Neil B. Caesar, Esq.
President, The Health Law Center
200 Woodruff Rd., A-3
Greenville, SC 29607
www.healthlawcenter.com
Neil Caesar, president of the Health Law Center in Greenville, SC, has served the consulting and legal needs of medical practices, home health agencies, hospitals, healthcare networks and alliances, and other health providers nationally for over 25 years. Mr. Caesar is an active speaker and author on privacy issues; compliance issues; physician relationships and arrangements; fraud and abuse; reimbursement issues; networks and alliances; managed-care negotiations; hospital-physician relations; and numerous other topics. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of a number of healthcare industry publications and has written for such publications as Medical Economics, Home Health Care Dealer, Medicare Compliance Alert, and Hospital Network Insider.
Paul J. Cherner
Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson
222 N. LaSalle Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60601
www.hinshawlaw.com
Paul J. Cherner, is a partner in the Chicago law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson, a national law firm with more than 425 lawyers in 27 offices coast-to-coast. Mr. Cherner has more than 30 years experience in advising businesses on compliance with labor and employment laws. He serves as outside labor and employment counsel to corporations within various manufacturing and service industries. Mr. Cherner has spoken at numerous seminars on labor and employment law subjects for clients, trade associations, professional associations and continuing professional education seminar organizations.
Mark Langdon, Esq.
Member, Arent Fox
1050 Conn. Ave. NW, D.C. 20036
Mark Langdon counsels on a wide variety of healthcare regulatory and reimbursement matters, with a particular focus on fraud and abuse investigations and corporate compliance. Mr. Langdon has represented a diverse array of industry clients, including hospitals and health systems, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, managed-care companies, healthcare industry associations, long-term care providers, hospices, durable medical equipment companies, physicians and physician practices, management companies, telemedicine and ehealth providers, and ambulatory surgical centers. He has particular expertise on the Medicare/Medicaid Anti-Kickback Act, the Federal Physician “Stark” Law, and the False Claims Act.
Max Reiboldt
Managing Partner, The Coker Group
1000 Mansell Exchange West, Suite 310
Alpharetta, GA 30222
J. Max Reiboldt, CPA, is managing partner and chief executive officer of The Coker Group, a national healthcare consulting firm based in Alpharetta, Ga. Mr. Reiboldt oversees Coker’s services and coordinates and supervises most projects. He personally engages in consulting projects with physicians and health systems nationwide. His expertise covers physician employment and compensation, physician network development, business and strategic planning, disengagements of practices and network unwinds, practice operational assessments, hospital-physician services, medical staff development, practice appraisals, and negotiations for acquisitions and sales. Mr. Reiboldt also performs financial analyses for health care entities as well as equity planning arrangements for medical practices.
Karen Zupko
President, Karen Zupko & Associates, Inc.
625 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 702
Chicago, IL 60611
ww.karenzupko.com
Karen Zupko is president of Karen Zupko & Associates, a Chicago-based practice management consulting and training firm with clients nationwide. Ms. Zupko built her firm from a "solo practice" to a team of 17. Consultants and advisers at Karen Zupko & Associates have specific skills in management, reimbursement, marketing, Internet services, financial management, and contracting. Clients include physician practices, medical societies, academic medical centers, Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and medical associations. Ms. Zupko is on the board of editorial consultants of Medical Economics magazine, and is a member of the American Marketing Association, the Health Care Strategy Forum and Women in Communications, and has served on the board of trustees of Chicago’s Grant Hospital.

Expert Sources

  • Dr. Martin MacNeill, D.O., J.D., medical director of the Utah State Developmental Center.
  • Dr. Richard E. Anderson, chairman of the Board of Governors of The Doctors Company, a physician-owned medical malpractice insurance provider based in Napa, CA.
  • Mark Langdon, an attorney with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Arent Fox.
  • Robert J. Mintz, an attorney with the Asset Protection Law Center, in Oceanside, CA.
  • Stephen Trosty, senior risk-management consultant for American Physicians Assurance Corporation (APAC), an East Lansing, Mich.-based malpractice insurance carrier.
  • Richard Vento, president of Medical Risk Management Services, a malpractice insurance brokerage and consulting firm in Jamison, PA,
  • Andrew Wood, chief operating officer for Insurance Noodle, a brokerage agency that works with the American Medical Association Insurance Agency
  • Jennifer Jones, a CPA in Fairfax, VA,
  • Karen Zupko, president of the Chicago-based practice management consulting and training firm, Karen Zupko & Associates, Inc.
  • Paul J. Cherner, a partner in the law firm Hinshaw & Culbertson in Chicago.
  • Neil B. Caesar, Esq., president of the Health Law Center, a national health law firm headquartered in Greenville, S.C.
  • Dr. David C. Kibbe, director of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Center for Health Information Technology.
  • Max Reiboldt, managing partner with the Alpharetta, GA-based Coker Group, a national healthcare consulting firm.
  • Richard D. Harroch, an attorney and author of Business Contracts Kits for Dummies (For Dummies, 2000).

Resolving Practice Dilemmas—July/Aug 2005

Author

Carol Patton
Carol is a freelance journalist based in Las Vegas. More than 700 of her articles have appeared on Websites and in consumer magazines, newspapers and trade publications. She covers healthcare trends, medical practice management, human resources, business, technology and education. She is the author of Resolving Practice Dilemmas (Doctor’s Digest, July/August 2005).

Advisory Board

Dr. Philip Bonanni
Associate Chair, Department of Medicine—Unity Health System
1551 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626
Dr. Philip P. Bonanni is associate chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Medicine at Unity Health System in Rochester, N.Y. He is professor of medicine, nursing, and medical humanities at the University of Rochester and served as associate chair of primary care in the Department of Medicine since 1996. He has practiced Internal Medicine in Rochester since 1974.
Robert James Cimasi
Health Capital Consultants
9666 Olive Blvd., #375
St. Louis, MO 63132
Robert James Cimasi, president of Health Capital Consultants, focuses on the financial and economic aspects of healthcare service sector entities including: valuation consulting; litigation support; business intermediary and financing services; certificate-of-need consulting; and, healthcare transactions including sales, mergers, and acquisitions. He is a nationally known speaker on healthcare industry topics. He is the author of several books on healthcare consulting and medical practice valuation and is often quoted by healthcare industry trade publications and the general media.
Ann Mills
Assistant Professor, Center for Biomedical Ethics—University of Virginia
POB 800758
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Ann Mills, M.sc. (Econ), MBA, is an assistant professor in Medical Education and member of the core faculty at the Center for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Virginia. Ms. Mills is director of outreach programs and co-director of the Program in Ethics and Policy in Healthcare Systems. Ms. Mills has written on the healthcare delivery system and is co-author of two books on healthcare organization ethics. In addition, she is the editor of a recently published book which explores the ACGME competencies on professionalism and system-based practice.
Andrea Nierenberg
Principal, Nierenberg Group
420 East 51st St.
New York, NY 10022
Andrea Nierenberg heads The Nierenberg Group, a business consulting firm based in New York, which specializes in customized training, workshops and keynote addresses for business executives. She is author of Nonstop Networking: How To Improve Your Life, Luck and Career and Million Dollar Networking: The Sure Way to Find, Grow and Keep Your Business; both books are published by Capital Books. Ms. Nierenberg has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, Chicago Tribune and Entrepreneur.
Susan M. Tellem
President, CEO, Tellem Worldwide
11835 West Olympic Blvd, Suite 925 East
Los Angeles, CA 90064
www.tellem.com
Susan M. Tellem, APR, is president and chief executive officer of Tellem Worldwide, a Los Angeles-based publicity and public relations agency. Her specialties include healthcare, beauty and fitness, animal products and services, as well as the Internet arena. Ms. Tellem is a 22-year member of Public Relations Society of America and serves on the board of the Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Association. An accomplished public speaker and frequent lecturer, she has won dozens of awards in public relations and marketing.

Expert Sources

  • Nancy Adams, executive director of the Monroe County Medical Society in Rochester, NY.
  • Dr. Dennis Agliano at Tampa Bay ENT and Cosmetic Surgery in Tampa, FL.
  • Dr. Stephan Baker, plastic surgeon in Coral Gables, FL.
  • Dr. Susan Bane, an obstetrician/gynecologist at Physicians East/Greenville OB/GYN in Greenville, NC.
  • Stephanie Barnard, a communication consultant and co-author of Writing, Speaking, and Communication Skills for Health Professionals (2001, Yale University Press).
  • Dr. Neil Baum, urologist in New Orleans and author of Marketing Your Clinical Practice Ethically, Effectively and Economically (2004, Jones & Bartlett Publishers).
  • Judy Bee, practice management consultant at Practice Performance Group in La Jolla, CA.
  • Karen Berg, chief executive officer at CommCore Strategies, a communications coaching firm in White Plains, NY.
  • Jonathan Bernstein, president at Bernstein Crisis Management in Monrovia, CA.
  • Dr. Garrison Bliss, internist at Seattle Medical Associates in Seattle, WA.
  • Dr. Philip Bonanni, associate chairman of the department of medicine at Unity Health System in Rochester, NY.
  • Dr. Gary D. Carr, medical director at the Mississippi Professionals Health Program in Hattiesburg, MS.
  • Dr. Jim Chlovechok, president and medical director of the Ohio Sports Medicine Institute in Cambridge, OH.
  • Robert James Cimasi, president of Health Capital Consultants, a healthcare consulting firm in St. Louis.
  • Dr. Edward T. Creagan, a cancer specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. and author of How Not to Be My Patient: A Physician’s Secrets for Staying Healthy and Surviving Any Diagnosis (HCI, 2003).
  • Dr. Jack D’Angelo, psychiatrist at the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Staten Island, NY.
  • Dr. Paul Dobransky, psychiatrist in Chicago.
  • Georgianna Donadio, Ph.D., director of the National Institute of Whole Health in Wellesley, MA.
  • Kristine Eckis, president at Bottom Line Medical Administrative Consultants, in Lake Wales, FL.
  • Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, chair and director of emergency medicine Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Michael Fleischman, vice president of Gates, Moore & Co., a practice management consulting firm in Atlanta.
  • Dr. Mark L Friedman, emergency room physician at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, IL and University of Illinois in Chicago and author of Everyday Crisis Management: How to Think Like an Emergency Physician (Archer-Ellison Publishing; 2002)
  • Dr. John Garofalo, family physician, Newport Family Practice in Newport, Maine
  • Dr. Walter Gaman, family practitioner and senior managing partner at Healthcare Associates of Irving in Irving, TX.
  • Linda Greenwald, editor of risk management publications at ProMutualGroup in Boston.
  • Dr. Donald Hofreuter, chief executive officer of Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, WV, and its affiliate, Belmont Community Hospital in Bellaire, OH
  • Gail Houck, president of Select, Assess & Train, a business and management consulting firm in Alexandria, VA.
  • David Javitch at Javitch Associates, a consulting firm in Newton, MA.
  • Dr. John William Kinsinger, obstetric anesthesiologist in Oklahoma City.
  • Dr. Forrest Lang, professor and vice chairman of family medicine at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN.
  • Dr. Edie Lepgold, medical director at the Center for Women’s Well Being in Milwaukee, WI.
  • Susan R. Levy, a researcher and fellow at the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois in Chicago.
  • Laurence McCullough, Ph.D., professor of medicine and medical ethics and associate director for education in the Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
  • Ruth McNamara, R.N., director of clinical safety and quality and nurse manager for interventional procedures at the Midwest Spine Institute in Stillwater, MN.
  • Andra Medea, author of Conflict Unraveled: Fixing Problems at Work and in Families (PivotPoint Press, 2004).
  • Ann Mills, assistant professor at the Center for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA.
  • Christine Mingst, director of patient care at Sharp Mission Park Medical Group in Oceanside, CA.
  • Rosemary Nelson, a consultant at the Medical Group Management Association.
  • Andrea Nierenberg, principal at the Nierenberg Group, a management and business consulting firm in NY.
  • Nancy Radcliff, R.N., director of customer service for the Bronson Customer Service Institute at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI.
  • Dr. Maurice Ramirez, emergency medicine physician at South Bay Hospital in Sun City Center, FL.
  • Susyn Reeve, an organizational development consultant in San Francisco who specializes in healthcare.
  • Heather Roebuck, operations manager at Physicians East in Greenville, NC.
  • Bruce Rubin, public relations counselor at RBB Public Relations in Coral Gables, FL.
  • Dr. Edward Ryter, internist at Hampten County Physician Associates in Ludlow, MA.
  • Dr. Shawn Christopher Shea, psychiatrist, director and founder at the Training Institute for Suicide Assessment and Clinical Interviewing in Stoddard, NH.
  • Dr. William Schumacher, emergency medicine specialist and founder of The Schumacher Group in Lafayette, LA.
  • Dr. Jeff Segal, chief executive officer and founder of Medical Justice Services in Greensboro, NC.
  • Dr. Dana Simpler, internist in Baltimore, MD.
  • Dr. William Smits, an allergist and pulmonary medicine specialist in Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Richard Southard, an attorney who practices civil and criminal litigation in New York.
  • Brian Steller, partner at Health Care Law Practice, Connell Foley LLP, in Roseland, NJ.
  • Dr. Kochy Tang, a family practitioner at Seven Hills Family Practice in Henderson, NV.
  • Susan M. Tellem, president of Tellem Worldwide, a Los Angeles public relations and crisis management firm.
  • Dr. Troy Tippett, a neurosurgeon at the Neurosurgical Group in Pensacola, FL.
  • Dr. Kevin Vrablik, occupation medicine specialist, Belle Vernon, PA.

Retirement Planning—May/June 2005

Author

Donald Jay Korn
Donald is a New York-based financial writer with particular expertise in taxes, investments, real estate, financial planning, retirement planning, estate planning, life and health insurance. He has authored seven books on financial topics and is a regular contributor to Financial Planning, Black Enterprise, Tax Hotline and Bottom Line/Personal. He is a former Contributing Editor of Physicians Financial News.

Advisory Board

Joel Blau, CFP
President, MEDIQUS Asset Advisors
200 North LaSalle, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60601
Joel Blau, CFP, president of MEDIQUS Asset Advisors, a leading financial adviser to the medical community, is a frequent public speaker and has given financial seminars for the American Medical Association as well as other professional medical associations, hospitals, and clinics. Mr. Blau is a member of the Institute of Certified Financial Planner licensees and holds various securities and insurance licenses. Mr. Blau has co-authored Medical Practice Divorce: Successfully Managing a Medical Business Breakup (published by AMA Press) and most recently The Prescription for Financial Health: An Authoritative Guide for Physicians (published by Greenbranch Publishing).
David Foster, CPA
Foster & Motley, Inc.
6725 Miami Ave. Suite 200
Cincinnati, OH 45243
David Foster, CPA, CFP, is a co-founder of Foster & Motley, a Cincinnati based fee-only financial planning and investment management firm providing comprehensive financial advisory and investment management services to individuals and families. He is an expert in retirement plan distributions and the income- and estate-tax implications of large IRA and retirement plan balances. He has been recognized by WORTH Magazine as one of America’s “Best Financial Advisors” for four consecutive years. Mr. Foster has been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, USA Today, Morningstar Investor, Kiplinger Retirement Newsletter, as well as a number of books on financial planning.
Seymour Goldberg, JD, CPA
Goldberg & Goldberg
One Huntington Quadrangle, Suite 3S09
Melville, NY 11747
Seymour Goldberg, JD, CPA, is a former IRS agent who is specializes in advising clients on IRAs and qualified retirement plans. He lectures widely and has authored several books on retirement distributions and estate taxes. Mr. Goldberg has been quoted in The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Money, U.S. News & World Report, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal and the Tax Hotline. He has also been interviewed on CNN, CNBC and WCBS.
Cheryl R. Holland, CFP
President, Abacus Planning Group, Inc
3200 Devine Street Suite 101
Columbia, SC 29205
Cheryl R. Holland, CFP, is a fee-only financial planner who’s been named among the top financial advisers by Worth magazine and Medical Economics. Bloomberg Wealth Manager twice included her in its annual survey of the top wealth managers in the nation. In addition, she has been widely quoted in Forbes, Money, Worth, Financial Planning, Journal of Financial Planning, Medical Economics, Investment Advisor, Kiplinger’s, Bloomberg Wealth Management, and other national financial publications.
Edward A. Slott, CPA
E. Slott & Company
100 Merrick Road, Suite 200 East
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
http://www.irahelp.com
Ed Slott, CPA, is a nationally recognized IRA distribution expert and a professional speaker. He is the author of Parlay Your IRA into a Family Fortune (Viking; 2005), The Retirement Savings Time Bomb and How to Defuse It (Viking; 2003) and Ed Slott’s IRA Advisor, a monthly IRA newsletter and he is a personal finance columnist for numerous financial publications. Mr. Slott is often quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Time, Newsweek, Money Magazine, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, Medical Economics, Investor’s Business Daily, Smart Money and a host of additional national magazines and financial publications.

Expert Sources

  • Joel Blau, president of MEDIQUS Asset Advisors in Chicago.
  • Sid Blum, a financial planner in Buffalo Grove, IL.
  • Rick Carey, managing director of research at Finetre Corporation in Roswell, GA.
  • Craig Carnick, a financial planner and president of Carnick & Company in Colorado Springs.
  • Chris Cordaro, a financial planner and chief investment officer at RegentAtlantic Capital in Chatham, NJ.
  • Dave Foster, a CPA and financial planner with Foster & Motley in Cincinnati.
  • Marjorie Fox, a financial planner in Falls Church, VA.
  • Genevia Gee Fulbright, a CPA in Research Triangle Park, NC.
  • Joseph Gallagher, vice president and assistant secretary of Health Care Law Associates in Plymouth Meeting, PA.
  • Seymour Goldberg, CPA, JD, senior partner at Goldberg & Goldberg P.C., in Melville, NY.
  • Paul Gydosh, a financial planner in Columbus, OH
  • Michael Hatlee, director of retirement services at Chemung Canal Trust Company in Elmira, NY.
  • Cheryl Holland, CFP, president of Abacus Planning Group in Columbia, SC.
  • Martin James, CPA, who heads an accounting firm in Mooresville, IN.
  • Bob Keebler, partner in the accounting firm Virchow, Krause & Co. in Green Bay, WI.
  • Roger Lusby, tax partner in the accounting firm Frazier & Deeter in Atlanta.
  • Nick Misenti, an attorney of counsel to C.W. Briggs & Associates, a law firm in Glastonbury, Connecticut., and author of Safe Harbors: The Asset Protection Guide for Small Business Owners (CCH, 2003).
  • Richard Newman, CPA, director at Newman + Cohen Financial Management in Boca Raton, FL.
  • Chad Parks, president and CEO of Decimal, Inc., a 401(k) plan provider in San Francisco.
  • Ronald Paprocki, CEO of MEDIQUS Asset Advisors in Chicago.
  • Barry Picker, a CPA and financial planner in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Scott Revare, CEO of Smart401k in Overland Park, KS.
  • Jeff Sansweet, shareholder and officer in Kalogredis, Sansweet, Dearden and Burke, a law firm in Wayne, PA.
  • Karen Schechter, consultant with Stone Carlie Wealth Advisors, an accounting and management consulting firm in St. Louis.
  • Sandy Soltis, partner in the tax department of Blackman Kallick Bartelstein, an accounting and consulting firm in Chicago.
  • Ed Slott, a CPA in Rockville Centre, New York, who publishes Ed Slott’s IRA Advisor newsletter.
  • Bill Stecker, a CPA who heads the Marble Group, a retirement planning firm in Conifer, CO.

Maximizing Practice Profits—Mar/Apr 2005

Author

Joan Szabo
Joan has written about business and health issues for the past 25 years. Before becoming a full-time freelance writer in 1995, she was senior editor for Nation’s Business, published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She has written for a number of healthcare publications, including Physicians Financial News, Medical Laboratory Observer, Physicians Practice and the Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety newsletter. She is the author of Maximizing Practice Profits (Doctor’s Digest, Mar./Apr. 2005).

Advisory Board

Geoffrey T. Anders
President, The Health Care Group
Plymouth Meeting, PA
The Health Care Group
140 W. Germantown Pike, Suite 200
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
www.healthcaregroup.com
Mr. Anders is a practice management consultant and attorney with more than 20 years of experience. He has helped medical practices plan and reorganize for success under managed care. He specializes in strategic planning, practice development, and inter-doctor arrangements.
Jayme Matchinski
Partner, Harris Kessler & Goldstein LLC
640 North LaSalle Street, Suite 590
Chicago, IL 60610
Jayme Matchinski, an attorney with the Chicago firm of Harris Kessler & Goldstein, works with healthcare providers on regulatory compliance, reimbursement, licensure and certification issues, healthcare transactions, and the purchase, sale, and formation of healthcare entities. She has also successfully represented health care providers in reimbursement claims against insurance carriers and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Trevor J. Stone, MHSA
Private Sector Advocacy Manager, American Academy of Family Physicians
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
Leawood, KS 66211-2672
Trevor J. Stone, private sector advocacy manager with the American Academy of Family Physicians, assists AAFP members with health plan interaction issues, such as reimbursement problems, profiling letters, contracting and credentialing.
Jack Valancy
Jack Valancy Consulting Management for Health Care
12434 Cedar Road, Suite 2
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
Jack Valancy, an independent practice consultant in Cleveland, has been advising physicians on all types of business management issues since 1979.

Expert Sources

  • Geoffrey Anders, president of The Health Care Group, a practice management consulting firm in Plymouth Meeting, PA.
  • Nancy Babbitt, practice administrator for the Roswell Pediatric Center in Alpharetta, GA.
  • Daniel Bernick, an attorney with The Health Care Group, a practice management firm in Plymouth Meeting, PA.
  • Keith Borglum, a practice management consultant in Santa Rosa, CA.
  • Dr. Stephen Brodsky, a practice management consultant and chief medical director for the data storage company Kardex in Paoli, PA, and founder and CEO of Med Solutions.
  • David N. Gans, director of practice management resources for the Medical Group Management Association.
  • Steven M. Harris, a partner with the Chicago law firm of Harris Kessler & Goldstein.
  • Dr. William F. Jessee, president of the Medical Group Management Association.
  • Bruce A. Johnson, J.D., a consultant for the Medical Group Management Association and a healthcare attorney with the Denver office of Faegre & Benson, LLP.
  • Jayme Matchinksi, a healthcare attorney with the law firm of Harrris Kessler & Goldstein in Chicago.
  • Trevor J. Stone, private sector advocacy manager for the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
  • Jack Valancy, a practice management consultant in Cleveland Heights, OH.

Error Proofing Your Practice—Jan/Feb 2005

Author

Lynn Wagner
Lynn is a healthcare writer based in Shepherdstown, W.Va. She has covered healthcare policy, business and research for over 20 years. She is the former Editor of Provider Magazine, published by the American Health Care Association. She also served as Washington Bureau Chief for Modern Healthcare and as Staff Reporter and Contributing Editor of Physicians Financial News.

Expert Sources

  • Dr. Jon Allen, an internist and associate professor of medicine at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in Grand Forks.
  • Dr. Susan Andrews, family practitioner in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, participant in the Practice Partner Research Group.
  • Dr. Anne Marie Audet, assistant vice president for quality improvement at the New York-based Commonwealth Fund.
  • Dr. Peter Basch, medical director for the eHealth initiative and co-chair of Physicians Electronic Health Record Coalition.
  • Donald Berwick, president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Boston.
  • Dr. Michael Fleming, chairman of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Dr. Thomas Gallagher, an internist and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle.
  • Suzanne Graham, patient safety practice leader for Kaiser Permanente’s California regions.
  • Dr. Lee Hilborne, director of University of California Los Angeles’s Center for Patient Safety and Quality.
  • Dr. William Jessee, president and chief executive officer of the Medical Group Management Association.
  • Dr. David Kibbe, director of the AAFP’s Center for Health Information Technology and co-chair of Physicians Electronic Health Record Coalition.
  • Dr. Lucian Leape, adjunct professor of health policy at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and a member of the Institute of Medicine panel that produced “To Err Is Human” in 1999.
  • Dr. John Lumpkin, chairman of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics.
  • Kathleen Mazor, Ed.D., assistant professor at the Meyers Primary Care Institute at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
  • Kathy McCauley, R.N., Ph.D., president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).
  • Julie Morath, chief operating officer of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, and a board member of the National Patient Safety Foundation in McLean, Virginia. She is author of The Quality Advantage: A Strategic Guide for Health Care Leaders (Jossey-Bass, 1998).
  • Christel Mottur-Pilson, Ph.D., director of scientific policy for the Philadelphia-based American College of Physicians (ACP).
  • Dr. Robert Phillips, director of the Robert Graham Center: Policy Studies in Family Practice and Primary Care, a Washington, D.C.-based research center sponsored by AAFP. He also serves on the faculty of Georgetown University’s family medicine department and practices in Fairfax, Virginia.
  • Dr. Maher Roman, primary-care team leader at the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, and assistant professor of medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.
  • Dr. Ranjit Singh, associate director of the Patient Safety Research Center at the State University of New York, Buffalo.
  • Dr. Stephen Spann, professor and chairman of family and community medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
  • Dr. Jonathan Teich, chief medical officer for Healthvision and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
  • Dr. Robert Wachter, chief of the medical service at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and author of Internal Bleeding: The Truth Behind America’s Terrifying Epidemic of Medical Mistakes (Rugged Land, 2004).
  • Dr. Albert Wu, a patient safety researcher at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.
  • Dr. Scott Young, director of health IT at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
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