© 2015

The Complete Business Guide for a Successful Medical Practice

  • Neil Baum
  • Roger G. Bonds
  • Thomas Crawford
  • Karl J. Kreder
  • Koushik Shaw
  • Thomas Stringer
  • Raju Thomas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Neil Baum, Raju Thomas
    Pages 1-9
  3. Koushik Shaw, Thomas F. Stringer, Roger G. Bonds
    Pages 11-27
  4. Roger G. Bonds, Neil Baum
    Pages 29-45
  5. Thomas Crawford, Neil Baum
    Pages 59-68
  6. Betsy Nicoletti
    Pages 69-88
  7. Karl J. Kreder
    Pages 89-95
  8. Karl J. Kreder
    Pages 97-106
  9. Michael T. Harris, David Kaplan
    Pages 107-119
  10. Michael Igel, Thomas Stringer
    Pages 121-126
  11. Michael Igel
    Pages 127-131
  12. Victoria J. Sharp, Karl J. Kreder
    Pages 133-148
  13. Victoria J. Sharp, Dan Gralnek
    Pages 149-165
  14. Neil Baum, Roger G. Bonds
    Pages 167-173
  15. Neil Baum, Roger G. Bonds
    Pages 175-183
  16. Raju Thomas
    Pages 185-198
  17. Elizabeth W. Woodcock, Neil Baum
    Pages 207-224
  18. Michael T. Harris, Neil Baum
    Pages 225-237

About this book


This text provides physicians with the basic business skills in order for them to become involved in the financial aspect of their practices. The text will help the physician decide what kind of practice they would like to join (i.e. private practice, small group practice, solo practice, hospital employment, large group practice, academic medicine, or institutional\government practice) as well as understand the basics of contracting, restrictive covenants, and how to navigate the road to partnership. Additional topics covered include, monthly balance sheets, productivity, overhead costs and profits, trend analysis and benchmarking. Finally, the book provides advice on advisors that doctors will need to help with the business of their professional and personal lives. These include accountants, bankers, lawyers, insurance agents, and other financial advisors.

The Complete Business Guide for a Successful Medical Practice provides a roadmap for physicians to be not only good clinical doctors but also good businessmen and businesswomen. It will help doctors make a difference in the lives of their patients as well as sound financial decisions for their practice.



Coding Basics Debt Reduction Practice Metrics RVU Stark Provisions

Editors and affiliations

  • Neil Baum
    • 1
  • Roger G. Bonds
    • 2
  • Thomas Crawford
    • 3
  • Karl J. Kreder
    • 4
  • Koushik Shaw
    • 5
  • Thomas Stringer
    • 6
  • Raju Thomas
    • 7
  1. 1.Department of UrologyTulane Medical SchoolNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.PhysicianCareerAdvisor.comAmerican Academy of Medical ManagementAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Prostate Disease CenterUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  4. 4.Department of UrologyUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  5. 5.Austin Urology InstituteAustinUSA
  6. 6.Department of UrologyUniversity of Florida Shands Health CenterGainesvilleUSA
  7. 7.Department of UrologyTulane Medical SchoolNew OrleansUSA

About the editors

Neil Baum, MD

Department of Urology, Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Roger G. Bonds, MBA, CMSR, FMSD

President & CEO,, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Founder, American Academy of Medical Management, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Thomas Crawford, PhD, MBA, FACHE

Faculty and Chief Operating Officer, University of Florida Prostate Disease Center, Gainesville, Florida, USA

Karl Kreder, MD, MBA

Professor and Department Executive Officer, Rubin H. Flocks Chair, Department of Urology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Koushik Shaw, MD

Austin Urology Institute, Austin, Texas, USA

Thomas Stringer, MD, FACS

Medical Director, Department of Urology, University of Florida/Shands Health Center, Gainesville, Florida, USA

Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, MHA

Department of Urology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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