#1) “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t” by Jim Collins
Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great?
#2) “48 Days to the Work You Love: Preparing for the New Normal” by Dan Miller
Step by step, this updated edition of 48 Days to the Work You Love reveals the process for creating a Life Plan and translating that plan into meaningful and fulfilling daily work.
#3) “The Doctor’s Guide to Concierge Medicine and Direct Primary Care”
Co-Authored by Michael Tetreault and Catherine Sykes
Whether you’re the owner of an existing medical practice or looking for guidance and advice to start your own concierge medicine or cash-based practice, The Doctor’s Guide To Concierge Medicine helps you discover an old-fashioned delivery model of medicine in a modern economy. It will help you follow important steps required for conducting business, set realistic expectations and grow your practice by following in the steps and advice relayed directly to us by physicians across the country over the past decade.
What You’ll Learn In This Book: Physician expertise shared by over two dozen successful industry leading Concierge Medicine doctors and Direct Primary Care physicians; Advice on choosing the right business model; Legal information to help you play by the rule; Guidance on business planning and launch; Hints for effective patient communication and proven strategies to acquire new patients; Marketplace research; latest policy updates and so much more!
NEW RELEASE | COMING SPRING 2017
#4) ALL NEW!!! The DocPreneur: 37 Qualities & Habits of Self-Made Doctors
(Paperback & Kindle Edition Avail.)
Scholars, Physicians, Business Experts and Healthcare Venture Capitalists all agree that there are several habits that make a “DocPreneur” truly successful. Today, it goes without saying that the majority of Physicians view their work as a penalty box which they begrudgingly enter every Monday morning. Worse yet, many younger medical school graduates view their future career path as one long bumpy road on the pathway to paying off debt and someday saying goodbye to Sally Mae.
Perhaps you need to find fulfilling ‘work’ again. But once you understand that you already have a natural lean in certain areas, you’ll discover the real meaning and purpose behind your work as a physician.
There is a reinvention of medical delivery taking place –an “Encore Career” occurring in the lives of thousands of America’s doctors that combines continued income, greater personal meaning, and social impact.
New Book Now Available For A LIMITED TIME … What Every Accountholder, Employer, and Benefits Consultant Needs to Know about Health Savings Accounts—and How to Use Them Strategically
| by Todd Berkley — Updated last Fall (’16) for the new 2016 limits and slight changes such as VA eligibilty and same sex marriage changes.
#5) The HSA Owner’s Manual (Paperback)
This book is the owner’s manual that did not come with your HSA. Health Savings Accounts are becoming a more common part of average Americans’ lives. Paired with HSA-qualified health plans, they cover a growing number of Americans’ health care costs. And the trends indicate that they’ll become an even more important part of more people’s health care in the future.
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So where do you turn for complete information on remaining compliant with HSA rules and regulations and maximizing the short-term and long-term tax advantages of your HSA? Right here, with this book. HSA Owner’s Manual is the most comprehensive guide to HSAs available anywhere.
“My projections for the 2017 HSA amounts.” ~Mr. HSA Guy
This book is the owner’s manual that did not come with your HSA. If you follow the advice in this book, you’ll keep your HSA in compliance with current HSA rules and regulations. You’ll also learn about sources of updated information as the IRS releases new rules and interpretations and as the Department of Health and Human Services issues health care reform regulations that impact HSAs. Your HSA trustee may offer similar information, but probably not in an easy-to-understand format and certainly not in a single volume.
#6) “The Business Side of Medicine: What Medical Schools Don’t Teach You” by Tom Harbin
Dr. Harbin wrote this book to fill the gap: to help doctors deal with the business aspects of medicine, help doctors in training learn how to evaluate opportunities for the future, and assist practicing doctors in dealing with the questions arising every day and when planning for the future.
Dr. O’Connell’s collection of stories and essays, written during thirty years of caring for homeless persons in Boston, gently illuminates the humanity and raw courage of those who struggle to survive and find meaning and hope while living on the streets.
#8) The Nordstrom Way to Customer Service Excellence:
The Handbook For Becoming the “Nordstrom” of Your Industry
Paperback – March 5, 2012 by Robert Spector (Author), Patrick D. McCarthy (Author)
The Nordstrom Way shows the direct link between empowering your employees and creating a long-term relationship with your customers. More businesses should follow Nordstrom’s example. —Howard Schultz, Chairman, Starbucks Coffee
Virtually every company wants to be the Nordstrom of their industry. Nordstrom is one of only five companies to make Fortune’s “best companies to work for” and “most admired” list every year the surveys have been taken. Despite its position in the hard-hit retail sector, Nordstrom, with 193 stores in 28 states, never experienced a quarterly loss during the recent economic downturn. The Nordstrom Way to Customer Service, Second Edition explains what every business can learn from the world’s most famous customer-service-driven company.
New material in this revised edition includes:
- “How To Become The Nordstrom Of Your Industry”
- Tools for creating a customer-driven culture
- Chapters on Nordstrom’s online customer service and the innovative social commerce features of its website
- Breakthroughs on Nordstrom’s multi-channel approach to customer service
Nordstrom follows a set of principles that has made it a leader in its industry. Discover what endears Nordstrom to its customers, and learn how to apply those same standards to your company.
#9) Direct Primary Care Consumer Guide: 3rd Edi. (Latest Edition)
Learn the basics about this emerging healthcare delivery model in healthcare and revolutionizing the primary care physician office and forever changing the doctor-patient relationships.
Direct Primary Care (DPC) doctors/offices usually offer monthly care fees which are not reimbursable by any health insurance company, and may not be applied to any insurance plan deductible. Your insurance plan may be billed by others for services such as emergency, hospital, specialty care, laboratory tests, diagnostic imaging, prescription drugs or other goods and services that are ordered by your DPC doctor/office health care provider but are not performed or provided in their offices.
Look inside, find your doctor, find our checklist of 50 Questions you should ask your DPC Doctor, FAQs and Answers and learn so much more with this introduction to DPC!
#10) “Ordering Your Private World” by Gordon MacDonald
We have schedule planners, computerized calendars,and self-stick notes to help us organize our business and social lives everyday. But what about organizing the other side of our lives―the spiritual side? One of the great battlegrounds of the new century is within the private world of the individual.The values of our Western culture incline us to believe that the busy, publicly active person in ministry is also the most spiritual. Tempted to give imbalanced attention to the public world at the expense of the private, we become involved in more programs, more meetings. Our massive responsibilities at home, work, and church have resulted in a lot of good people on the verge of collapse. In this timely update of his classic Ordering Your Private World, Gordon MacDonald equips a new generation to live life from the inside out, cultivating the inner victory necessary for public effectiveness.
NEW RELEASE | AVAIL. SPRING 2017
11) The Specialist’s Guide To Concierge Medicine
(C) Winter 2016/2017 | Essential Startup Steps For Specialists And Ancillary Healthcare Practitioners Considering A Career Transition. Co-Authored by Mr. Michael Tetreault, Authored by Ms. J. Catherine Sykes
- List Price: $118.95
- 6.69″ x 9.61″ (16.993 x 24.409 cm)
- Black & White on White paper
- 326 pages
- ISBN-13: 978-1535277723
- ISBN-10: 1535277726
- BISAC: Medical / Osteopathy / Cardiology / Nephrology / Oncology / Specialty Medicine
- AVAILABLE SPRING 2017
Specialist’s in Cardiology, Dentistry, Neurology and Even Nurses, PA’s , FNP’s & Others Are Considering Starting A Subscription Program Geared Towards Price Transparency & Membership(s)
To understand if your particular Specialty will be able to succeed as a Concierge Medicine or Subscription-based healthcare service, two qualifying questions must be asked first. Once you answer these questions for yourself they will serve as early predictors of success as you move ahead with your business planning. From here, you can unpack more of the other complex questions in the days and weeks ahead before you announce your new business model or program.
Learn What Is It Going to Take Before You Can Move Forward …
#12) “Concierge Medicine: A New System to Get the Best Healthcare” by Steven D. Knope, M.D.
Concierge doctors customize a nutrition and exercise program unique to the needs of each individual. Yet there are detractors who argue Concierge Medicine is unfair, because it allows just those who can afford it unlimited access to a doctor. Knope confronts that question of medical ethics also. This book will doubtless stimulate not only ideas and action, but wide discussion and debate.
Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jon Acuff reveals the steps to getting unstuck and back onto the path of being awesome. There are only two paths in life: average and awesome. The average path is easy because all you have to do is nothing. The awesome path is more challenging, because things like fear only bother you when you do work that matters. The good news is Start gives readers practical, actionable insights to be more awesome, more often.
#14) “How to Hug a Porcupine: Easy Ways to Love the Difficult People in Your Life”
Most of us know someone who, for whatever reason, always seems to cause problems, irritate others, or incite conflict. Often, these people are a part of our daily lives. The truth is that these trouble makers haven’t necessarily asked to be this way. Sometimes we need to learn new approaches to deal with people who are harder to get along with or love. How to Hug a Porcupine: Easy Ways to Love Difficult People in Your Life, explains that making peace with others isn’t as tough or terrible as we think it is–especially when you can use an adorable animal analogy and apply it to real-life problems. Among other tips, How to Hug a Porcupine includes: Three easy ways to end an argument; How to spot the porcupine in others; and How to spot the porcupine in ourselves.
#15) Modern Clinic Design: Strategies for an Era of Change 1st Edition | Written by Christine Guzzo Vickery (Editor), Gary Nyberg (Editor), Douglas Whiteaker (Editor)
Designers not only need to know the different requirements for each of these spaces, but also understand how certain design strategies affect the patient’s experience in the space. This book explores all aspects of clinic design, and describes how aesthetics and functionality can merge to provide a positive experience for patients, staff, and healthcare providers. * Understand how recent industry developments impact facility design * Learn how design strategies can help create a positive patient experience * Examine emerging clinic models that are becoming increasingly prevalent * Analyze the impact of technology on clinic design A well-designed clinic is essential for the well-being of the patients and health care providers that occupy the space every day. The healthcare industry is shifting, and the healthcare design industry must shift with it to continue producing spaces that are relevant to ever-evolving patient and worker needs. For complete guidance toward the role of design, Modern Clinic Design is a thorough, practical reference.
Written by a team of veteran healthcare interior designers, architects, and engineers, this book addresses the impacts of evolving legislation, changing technologies, and emerging nontraditional clinic models on clinic design, and illustrates effective design strategies for any type of clinic. Readers will find innovative ideas about lean design, design for flexibility, and the use of mock-ups to prototype space plans within a clinic setting, and diagrammed examples including waiting rooms, registration desks, and exam rooms that demonstrate how these ideas are applied to real-world projects. Spurred on by recent healthcare legislation and new technological developments, clinics can now offer a greater variety of services in a greater variety of locations.
#16) “The Patient’s Guide to Concierge Medicine: 2017 EDITION”
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Concierge Medicine 101: Did you know that over 62% of concierge medicine fees cost less than $135/mo.? Nearly 80% of concierge doctors accept insurance. This information and more will help you uncover the benefits, value, services, cost and more about this old-fashioned form of healthcare available in our modern economy. It will even help you connect with a concierge medicine physician or fee-only doctor near you.
“Learning a lot from this book. Concierge medicine sounds like a great way to go. Highly suggest this book for those confused about insurance.” ~Michele
This introductory guide to concierge medicine and direct primary care introduces you to the world of concierge medicine and direct primary care. It is the perfect starting point for anyone looking for a doctor who doesn’t have to actually look at a medical chart to know your name.
#17) “Now, Discover Your Strengths” by Marcus Buckingham
Unfortunately, most of us have little sense of our talents and strengths, much less the ability to build our lives around them. Instead, guided by our parents, by our teachers, by our managers, and by psychology’s fascination with pathology, we become experts in our weaknesses and spend our lives trying to repair these flaws, while our strengths lie dormant and neglected.
#18) “Quitter” by Jon Acuff
Have you ever felt caught between the tension of a day job and a dream job? That gap between what you have to do and what you’d love to do? It’s time to close the gap. It’s time to be a Quitter.
#19) “Visioneering” by Andy Stanley
Everybody ends up somewhere in life. You can end up somewhere on purpose! Visioneering is the engineering of a vision. It’s the process one follows to develop and maintain vision. “Vision,” writes Andy Stanley , “is a clear mental picture of what could be, fueled by the conviction that it should be.”
#20) “The Lean CEO: Leading the Way to World-Class Excellence” by Jacob Stoller (Author)
As organizations strive to do more with less, many are turning to Lean methodology, which is based on the same techniques that propelled the legendary turnaround of Japan’s industrial sector after World War II. Few leaders, however, understand that the real secret behind Lean is a comprehensive approach to management that differs significantly from what is taught in business school. Lean initiatives, consequently, are rarely led by senior management, and seldom lead to significant change.
#21) “The Medical Entrepreneur” by Steven M. Hacker MD
The book provides tips, steps, pearls, and pitfalls written in a concise manner. Busy doctors with little time can quickly access critical cost saving information when joining or starting a private practice.
BONUS TITLE: “The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles” by Steven Pressfield
A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul. hat keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself. Whether an artist, writer or business person, this simple, personal, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life.
BONUS TITLE: “The Marketing MD”
Authored by Michael Tetreault
We all search for shortcuts. We all secretly hope there is a backdoor strategy to acquire new patients.Print Length: 180 pages – We all search for shortcuts. We all secretly hope there is a backdoor strategy to acquire new patients.
The difference between good and great is subtle. But what exactly are all of the great medical offices doing? Where are they doing it? In what order? If you’ve studied the operational and marketing habits of both good and great medical practices, you’ll find the differences are minuscule. However, they’re a stop light on the road to treatment for most patients nowadays. Many believe, the battle of marketing against your competition will always come down to one thing, who can spend the most to acquire a new patient? The doctor’s office with the biggest wallet is NOT the practice who is going to win this battle. The practice who understands its patients’ and executes a written plan [even those with limited/no budget] to reach them will always win.
BONUS TITLE: WHITE PAPER: Pricing Strategies Inside Direct Primary Care (DPC) Offices | $7.95 — PDF Download (UPDATED for 2017!)
With almost half (approx.. 41%) of all membership medicine and cash-only physician practices reporting a decrease in annual salary in 2013, how should you set fees or prices for your medical service(s) in your practice? Often the most terrifying question facing physicians entering and surviving in this marketplace is, “What do I charge my patients?” Such a simple question, but for the new “Doc-Preneur” it’s often complicated and intimidating challenge.
As a medical service provider, pricing is often particularly subjective. You’re not selling a widget that can be easily bench-marked. You’re selling your training, expertise and time — a market value that isn’t necessarily easily defined. It takes quite a bit of time to figure out this “pricing conundrum” – but after countless discussions with physicians, hours of examination and a little investigation, here are five key things to consider.
BONUS TITLE: 2015 ANNUAL REPORT Released By The DPC Journal … Includes 2+ Year Industry Analysis of Direct Primary Care, PLUS, 18 Infographic(s) Shows Trends, Demographics, DPC National Hot Zones and more.
Eighty percent (80%) of Direct Primary Care (DPC) physicians operate in a solo practice setting versus a group practice and consumers of DPC are trending younger, according to a national analysis and industry data summaries released by The Direct Primary Care Journal (The DPC Journal, www.DirectPrimaryCare.com). The DPC Journal is the independent trade journal and news reporting publication observing and reporting on the DPC industry, uncovering unique aspects about the operations and activities of these growing healthcare delivery models. Data released by The DPC Journal collected and examined data from December 2012 through June 2015. They conducted surveys, online polls, interviews with numerous DPC physicians and the summary of nationwide findings includes:
- The Four Basic, Defining Characteristics of Direct Primary Care (DPC): Low-Monthly Fees; Does Not Accept Insurance; Target Audience Primarily Millennials and Generation X; Popular Among Employers.*
- Solo or Group Setting: Less than 20% of DPC doctors practice in a ‘Group’ Setting vs. a nearly 81% operate a ‘Solo’ practice, making most DPC clinics 1-3 employee operators.
- DPC Patient Panel Size: 60% of DPC physicians reported that the size of their patient panels were less than 300. Many physicians told The DPC Journal that this amount of patients was less than desirable.
- Fees: 68% of fees inside most DPC practices cost between $25 to $85 a month, on average according to The DPC Journal.
- DPC Patient Income: In two separate but related polls in 2014 and 2015, it was found in both polling groups that the majority of patients that participate in a DPC practice, approximately 59%, earn a combined annual household income of less than $95,000.
BONUS TITLE | WHITE PAPER:
The History of Concierge Medicine
Last Updated: November 2016
BONUS TITLE | NATIONAL: 10+ Year Analysis of Concierge Medicine Malpractice Cases Show That Physicians Can Receive Steep Discounts From Liability Carriers Across U.S. (PLUS, INFOGRAPHIC)
- The HHS’ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) published the results of three investigations from 2003-2013 related to the overcharging of Medicare patients.
- In a fourth case, according to several news reports in early 2015, a Florida jury awarded an $7 million judgement against a Florida doctor in a case that may have hinged on marketing practices as much as it did on medical malpractice.
- Details of the cases and a high-level comparison can be found in a educational Infographic provided by The Collective at www.AskTheCollective.org or www.ConciergeMedicineToday.com.