The History of the Residency Program at the VA with Dr. Ken Myers [#R010]

Dr. Ken Myers, the man who (nearly) single-handedly created the optometric residency program at the Veterans Administration talks about how he developed the program, and the necessity for residency programs in modern optometry.

He also discusses the latest controversies in board certification & gives his prediction on whether it will survive in its current form.

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Disability Insurance for ODs – Protecting Yourself [#R009]

Episode 9: Disability Insurance for ODs – Protecting Yourself

Ken Rudzinski, CFP, talks with us all about how and why ODs should obtain disability insurance.

We discuss how to evaluate plans, how much coverage is enough, and we take an in-depth look at the disability insurance plan currently offered by the AOA.

If you rely on your income as an ECP to provide for your family, then you don’t want to miss this show!

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Building a High-End Eye Care Practice [#R008]

Episode 8: Building a High-End Eye Care Practice

Dr. Steve Silberberg describes his experience of building a high-end private practice from scratch.

Learn how Steve did it & how you can start cultivating a high-end image from day 1.

Topics include picking a location, staffing the practice, and marketing tips.

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The Nuts and Bolts of Medical Billing [#R007]

Episode 7: The Nuts and Bolts of Medical Billing

Return guest Dr. Steven Nelson picks up where he left off in a previous interview, discussing the actual nuts-and-bolts of how clinicians can start billing medical visits in their own practices.

Steven has practiced in a wide variety of settings and has been able to dramatically boost both his gross and net through these medical billing techniques.

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Negotiating Managed Care Contracts, Part 1 [#R005] Radio

In this episode, Paul and Adam have a chat with noted consultant Gil Weber, MBA.

Gil takes us through the important points to be aware of when negotiating managed care contracts with insurance companies.

Whether you are just getting started, or have been accepting plans for years, Gil’s advice can help you maximize your reimbursements and ensure that you don’t get locked into a contract that makes no sense for you or your practice.

In part 1, we also review seven key points you don’t want to miss when negotiating.

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Exiting Commercial Optometric Practice, Part 2 [#R003] Radio

At some point during their careers, many docs working commerical look to change their mode of practice. But how does one actually do it successfully?

In this two-part episode, we interview a number of clinicians who have made the switch.

In Part 2, we speak with:

“Dr. X”  — an Member who went from commercial to private practice


Dr. Steven Nelson, who went from commercial to a nursing home practice.
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