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Concierge Medicine Today Releases 2019 Reading List — Top 57 Books Concierge Doctors Are Reading

“These are not just books about healthcare,” notes Tetreault. “These are books Physicians in this field are reading and recommend to others that they do the same if they practice in this field of healthcare.”



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ATLANTA, GA | Updated: June 1, 2019 – Original: JANUARY 8, 2019 – Today, the national trade publication, Concierge Medicine Today (CMT), announced The Top 50 Peer-Recommended Book Titles for Concierge Medicine Physicians of 2019.

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On the heels of new statistics specific to Concierge Medicine and subscription-based clinics and another national Concierge Medicine FORUM annual conference in Atlanta, GA in late October, which they released earlier this week on their website, CMT found 63% of physician respondents said … “I Read/Listen to About 1-2 Books Per Month.” Additionally, 32% said … “I Read/Listen to About 2-6 Books Per Month.” Subsequently, many of the same physicians reporting they read [or listen to audio books] to 2-6 books each month specific to learning more about running a business also said … “I have a full patient panel and a vibrant medical practice.”

Editor-In-Chief, Michael Tetreault
Editor-In-Chief, Michael Tetreault

“Longtime [CMT] readers will note that this is not the first time we’ve put a list like this together,” said Michael Tetreault, Editor-in-Chief of CMT. “The list of critical resources for entrepreneurial physicians is simply growing because so many more physicians want to lean-in to their entrepreneurial gifts.”

“A Grand Success …!” said one attending Physician at The 2018 Concierge Medicine Forum in Atlanta. Learn More and plan to attend in 2019!

CMT has spent the past several years specifically asking successful physicians: what they read?; what they do on a weekly basis to succeed?; and its staff have become students and story tellers about the unique environments physicians have created in their communities to help people for more than a decade now.


docpreneur business of bookworm medicine2The following list is devoted to books that offer business guidance, provoke creativity and provide the strongest provocation about what it is like to be creative in your business and serve others in unique ways.

  1. Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall
  2. The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
  3. American Moonshot: John Kennedy and the Great Space Race by Douglas Brinkley
  4. Love What you Do by Dana Spinola
  5. The Nordstrom Way to Customer Service Excellence
  6. The DocPreneur: 37 Habits and Qualities of the Entrepreneurial Physician Today
  7. Well Designed Life: 10 Lessons in Brain Science & Design Thinking for a Mindful, Healthy, & Purposeful Life
  8. Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport
  9. The Doctor’s Guide to Concierge Medicine and Direct Primary Care
  10. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
  11. The Business Side of Medicine: What Medical Schools Don’t Teach You
  12. Deep Work by Cal Newport
  13. Burchard
  14. Your Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt
  15. Didn’t See it Coming by Carey Nieuwhof
  16. Stories From the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor
  17. The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
  18. Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
  19. All Marketers are Stories: The Underground Classic That Explains How Marketing Really Works–and Why Authenticity Is the Best Marketing of All
  20. Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers into Friends and Friends into Customers
  21. The HSA Owner’s Manual
  22. Now, Discover Your Strengths
  23. Ordering Your Private World
  24. Concierge Medicine: A New System to Get the Best Healthcare
  25. Precision Medicine: A Guide to Genomics in Clinical Practice (Softcover)
  26. Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters
  27. How to Hug a Porcupine: Easy Ways to Love the Difficult People in Your Life
  28. books special 2018_2Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t
  29. 48 Days to the Work You Love: Preparing for the New Normal
  30. Modern Clinic Design: Strategies for an Era of Change
  31. Pricing Strategies Inside Subscription-Based Healthcare Delivery Offices
  32. Direct Primary Care by Dr. Paul Thomas
  33. The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands
  34. The Lean CEO: Leading the Way to World-Class Excellence
  35. The Medical Entrepreneur
  36. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
  37. Quitter
  38. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  39. Visioneering
  40. Staffing Guide: Insight Into Retainer-Based Medicine Staffing Practices & Challenges
  41. Direct Primary Care Consumer Guide: 3rd Ed.
  42. The Power of Who
  43. The Start-Up of You
  44. Unaccountable
  45. Leadershift by Dr. John C. Maxwell
  46. The Bravest You by Adam Kirk Smith
  47. Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference
  48. It’s the Manager: Gallup finds the quality of managers and team leaders is the single biggest factor in your organization’s long-term success.
  49. Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing by Victoria Sweet

Slide2“At a time when physician frustration with medical careers, bosses and ones environment could not be greater, free market healthcare delivery models and subscription-based practices [like those seen in Concierge Medicine, Micro Clinics environments and Direct Primary Care], are rescuing the careers and family lives of physicians,” adds Tetreault. “The surveys, polling trends, interviews and events we follow on a daily basis keep moving more and more physicians towards what we call DocPreneurship. It is our hope that other physicians and creative healthcare providers will find these books as inspiring as their colleagues and counterparts do across the country.”

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