The Physician’s Guide to Investing

A Practical Approach to Building Wealth

  • Robert M. Doroghazi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. On Track With Your Financial Goals

  3. Avoid Being Diverted From Your Financial Goals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Pages 19-21
  4. Principles for Achieving Your Financial Goals

  5. Attaining Specific Goals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Pages 61-62
    3. Pages 63-71
    4. Pages 83-91
    5. Pages 93-102
  6. Pitfalls in the Quest For Your Financial Goals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Pages 105-108
    3. Pages 109-116
    4. Pages 125-126
    5. Pages 137-138
    6. Pages 139-141
  7. Investing in Specific Assets

    1. Pages 155-157
    2. Pages 159-163
    3. Pages 165-174
    4. Pages 175-183
  8. More Tips for Realizing Your Financial Goals

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 219-228

About this book


Although physicians are extremely intelligent, hard working, and superbly trained in medicine, they are often poorly trained in how to invest the hard-earned fruits of their labor. In The Physician's Guide to Investing: A Practical Approach to Building Wealth, a successful physician/investor and a professor of finance join forces to present an easy-to-read, commonsense guide to investing, especially tailored to the needs of medical students and physicians of all ages and disciplines. Giving simple, practical advice on how health professionals can manage and invest their money, the book covers all general aspects of investing and financial planning, with the ultimate long-term goal of attaining financial security. Here, physicians will quickly discover what is a reasonable rate of return on an investment, when the return on an investment should immediately cause alarm, and how to recognize when a real opportunity does arise. They will also find profitable suggestions about paying off their mortgage early, the power of thrift, when to buy and when to sell an asset, and whether to invest in stocks, bonds, real estate, collectibles, or art. In addition, the author offers sound advice on setting financial goals, drawing up appropriate documents, saving for retirement and a child's education, purchasing insurance, and minimizing fees. Dr. Doroghazi's advice is based on many years of personal financial management and investing that have allowed him to pay his own way through college and medical school, to own his own home and a vacation condominium free of debt, to fund his children's education, and to have accumulated sufficient assets to achieve financial security at an early age.
Easy-to-read and highly instructive, The Physician's Guide to Investing: A Practical Approach to Building Wealth offers busy clinicians and health care professionals simple proven principles for managing their personal finances and investing their money to attain a lifetime of financial security.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Robert M. Doroghazi
    • 1
  1. 1.Missouri Cardiovascular SpecialistsColombia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-723-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-953-0
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
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