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Congressman Michael C. Burgess M.D.

 

After spending nearly three decades practicing medicine in North Texas, Congressman Michael Burgess has served the constituents of the 26th District of Texas since 2003 in the United States House of Representatives.

He currently serves on the prestigious House Energy and Commerce Committee and sits on the Health and the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittees. He founded, and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional Health Caucus. Congressman Burgess will be sharing his insights and providing valuable information, including SGR Reform, during his Congressional Update on the Future of Healthcare lecture. Bio

Physicians, healthcare professionals, and healthcare advocates and experts are invited to attend and participate in…

 

The Physician’s Summit 2015

 

PRIVATE PRACTICE MODELS

& PRACTICE BUSINESS

This year’s Physicians Summit 2015 is about Private Practice business models, practice management efficiencies, cutting edge office procedures and technology, plus ancillary practice model opportunities. It’s also about Practice Business, and seeing the practice as a discrete asset, understanding asset protection, and implementing diversification of personal and financial risk.

 

 

Why You Should Attend

Physicians’ conferences are becoming frequent and important venues for helping physicians stay current in an increasingly demanding environment.

All private practice physicians are burdened, beyond practicing medicine, with staying current with political and regulatory realities, ever advancing technology, innovative practice models, effective business structures, best practice business processes, and complex financial matters, as well as ancillary services opportunities.

Today’s private practice physician’s world may be more fluid than ever. Paying party options, cascading regulations, the latest best practices, shifting patient demographics, plus best technology advancements that now evolve at an unprecedented pace – all constituting increasing time and money constraints – and opportunities.

However, the doctor-patient relationship is a timeless, sacred standard, around which all other considerations pivot.

Physicians Summit 2015 is organized to address these and other important topics that the physician can focus on and assess in light of informed knowledge, with on-hand expertise, and even some entrepreneurial ideas and opinions.

The Summit is organized to arm physicians with current, relevant knowledge and insights, plus access to expertise for answering questions and initiating action.

Staying Entrepreneurial means staying informed, staying excited, always learning, recognizing opportunity, innovating where possible, living well by doing good…fulfilling one’s chosen mission and objectives.

That’s what Physicians Summit 2015 is all about.

 

Register before February 9th for the

Early, Early Bird price of $475!

Private Practice Models

Doctors are freeing themselves from over-regulated, stifling government and insurance oversight… while offering their patients the same services at a mere fraction of the cost. Our faculty practitioners will share with you their real-world practice model strategies and successes. They’ll also explain the challenges and reveal new opportunities that may be just right for you.

Staying current with: practice model alternatives, complementary revenue services opportunities, office and payment management technology and systems; plus, staying in touch with evolving patient demographics, and maintaining your profile within the community, are all part of today’s challenges in maintaining an entrepreneurial practice.

 

Practice Business

Today, an environment of changing and unpredictable laws and policies is adversely impacting financial and investment markets, thus predictable savings. In particular, this impacts physicians, whose time and attention is consumed by the demands of their practices. Traditional ways of saving for the future – stocks, bonds, mutual funds – may not guarantee that you achieve your financial objectives. And risk factors are becoming increasingly complex.

 

Properly structured trusts and important insurance coverage considerations will be thoroughly reviewed in light of today’s new regulatory environments.

 

In addition, for those interested, internationally-recognized experts will provide independent reviews of tangible assets, including precious metals, property, and collectibles – ownership without counterparty risk. Their mission is to provide education about real-world asset classes that are a part of many prudently balanced portfolios.

Additional Breakout Topics & Opportunities

  • Ancillary Revenue Opportunities

  • Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC)

  • Freestanding Emergency Centers

  • Toxicology Labs

  • Compounding Pharmacies

  • Set Up A Group Practice Without Walls

  • Set Up A Medical Home

  • Develop and Manage Your Own Ambulatory Surgery Center, Hospital, and/or Freestanding Emergency Center

  • Legally-Sound Ownership Models

  • Steerage of Patients Via Self-Insured Employer Direct Contracting

  • Set Up Or Take Back Your Practice

Take the first step toward Staying Entrepreneurial!

Register today and don’t miss three important and stimulating days that could dramatically change or improve your practice model, lifestyle and your financial security.

Note that CME Credits are available for this event. Learn More

Registration: $675   Early Bird: $575 ends March 9, 2015

Early, Early Bird: $475! ends February 9, 2015

Visit this website regularly to keep up with our unfolding agenda and announcements. Discounted ​hotel ​reservations ​can ​be ​made ​by ​clicking HERE.

If you would like to participate as a Speaker, Sponsor, or Affiliate, call Pete at 469-394-1464, or Shelly at 804-357-6893

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2013 Testimonials

Very good conference – exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed the small group workshops which were very helpful and interactive.







2013 CME Survey Results

The 2013 Physicians Summit was relevant to my work.

Strongly Agree 69%
Agree 28%
Don't Know 3%

Was the mode of education effective for learning?

Yes 97%
No 3%

Do you believe this forum was appropriate for the scope of your professional activities?

Yes 97%
No 0%
N/A 3%

My professional competence will increase because I have acquired new strategies to use in my practice.

Strongly Agree 39%
Agree 56%
Don't Know 6%
Disagree 3%

Content matched stated objectives.

Strongly Agree 58%
Agree 31%
Don't Know 3%
Disagree 8%
Strongly Disagree 0%

Speakers

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Agenda (Under Construction)

Thursday – March 26
10:00 – 4:00 Register – Setup
6:00 – 7:30 VIP Reception
Friday General Sessions
9:00 – 09:10 Opening Remarks
Woodrow Moore – Moderator
A independent developer and operator of physician-ventured services, Woodrow (Woody) M. Moore, “The Physician’s Advocate” will serve as Moderator at this year’s Physicians Summit.
9:10 – 10:00 Opening Address – Congressional Update on the Future of Healthcare
Congressman Michael C. Burgess M.D.
Details coming soon…
10:00 – 10:40 Comparative Practices
Tom Blue
Tom Blue is a veteran and pioneer in the field private (“concierge”) medicine. As a builder of private physician practices since 2002, he has a unique perspective on the history and evolution of the industry and the ingredients for success at the practice level. This session is intended to inform and encourage participants to explore alternative business models as they shape the future of their practices. In this session, you will learn: (a) The key market dynamics driving demand for lifestyle medicine in your community (b) Opportunities to apply business models adapted from the field of “concierge” medicine to your practice (c) The foundational principles of designing and implementing a financially sustainable lifestyle medicine practice.
10:40 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:40 Concierge Model
Dr. James Pinckney II
Dr. James Pinckney II envisioned a better way to deliver healthcare during his surgical residency in 2008. Frustrated by inefficacies offered by our current system, he developed a scalable healthcare model offering the highest level of customer service at an affordable price. Dr. James aims to transform healthcare delivery in America with the Diamond Physicians brand and is launching a national franchise initiative in 2015. Monthly memberships, full urgent care facility functionality, creative revenue drivers, and national media attention have taken Diamond from a concept to the solution for the largest healthcare crisis in history.
11:40 – 12:20 Direct Primary Care
Dr. Doug Nunamaker and Dr. Michael Palomino
Dr. Doug Nunamaker and Dr. Michael Palomino are part of AtlasMD, a primary care concierge family medicine clinic in Wichita, KS. AtlasMD was established in 2010 with the knowledge that healthcare can be delivered in a manner that improves patient care and satisfaction, reduces cost and provides physicians with more fulfillment and contentment. Through a membership model, AtlasMD provides 24/7 access, unlimited visits, home visits, discounted labs, discounted imaging studies, and discounted prescriptions dispensed from the clinic, all for an affordable price. The success of the clinic has garnered national media interest and through this AtlasMD has been able to assist other physicians in opening multiple clinics throughout the country. Seeing a significant need for DPC technology, AtlasMD has also developed an EMR and practice management suite for the purpose of delivering healthcare in this model. The AtlasMD software is currently being used by multiple physicians and clinics around the country to assist and promote the direct primary care movement.
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch Event
Physician-Ventured Ancillary Service Models
Emerging and Mature Physician-ventured ancillary service models such as Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Freestanding Emergency Centers, Compounding Pharmacies and Toxicology Labs, along with legal and regulatory updates will be presented by leading executives for each sector.
2:00 – 2:30 Practice Technology
TBA
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2:30 – 3:00 Group Practices Without Walls
Dorma Kohler
Dorma Kohler, President of AlteraMed Group, knows all too well the challenges private practices are faced with today. As a seasoned practice executive, having led large and small groups and working with private practices daily, she can identify the factors that are encroaching in on physician practices and their abilities to be competitive, remain financially viable, and to manage the bureaucratic demands tied to the business of healthcare. Once thought to be an elitist solution, a Group Practice Without Walls option now presents a solid alternative to providers seeking to retain their autonomy, but yet share in the benefits of better cost management and improved financial viability. Ms. Kohler will discuss the design options, the benefits, the risks and the critical factors involved in creating a Group Practice Without Walls. She will share her insights from her own experience with these types of practice models, the steps involved to create such an entity, along with the financial advantages this model can afford doctors.
3:00 – 6:00 Breakout Sessions
Saturday General Sessions
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast Event
Details coming soon…
9:00 – 09:40 Transitioning the Practice
Tom Blue
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09:40 – 10:20 Cash Only Model
TBA
Details coming soon…
10:20 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30 The Practice Asset
Lou Petrossi
Louis Petrossi, founder and CEO of the Wealth Research Institute, is also a top rated financial speaker on Fox Business, numerous radio shows, and at global investment conferences.Mr. Petrossi will discuss traditional and contrarian views of asset management and growth in simple and straight-forward language. He will discuss the private practice business in terms of a portfolio asset, plus things you should know about and look for in portfolio management.
11:30 – 12:10 Managing Assets
Knut Anderson
As General Manager of Swissmetal, Inc., a global dealer in rare strategic metal, Knut Andersen is uniquely qualified to understand and interpret the critical importance of the metals markets, plus the broader class of assets that comprise a balanced portfolio. Topics he will cover include:

  • Metals are the Secret Ingredient of Almost Everything and in 80% of all Products Worldwide
  • Benefits of Physical Ownership of Tangible Assets Instead of Paper or Digital Assets
  • Advantages of Holding Assets in Private
  • The Supply/Demand Situation Driving Up the Values of Strategic Metals
  • Protecting Your Vulnerable, Devaluing IRA with an IRS Compliant Onshore or Offshore LLC for Holding Valuable Rare Metals
12:10 – 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 – 1:40 Marketing the Practice
Dr. Ralph Williams
Search Initiatives serves over 1 million customers. Search is the most valuable segment of online marketing and local search is the fastest growing sector and grew to over $22 billion in 2013. A massive shift has been underway for several years in the way consumers conduct local business. The relevance of yellow pages and newspaper advertising has declined rapidly while consumers turn to search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing to locate products and services in their neighborhoods. This rapid change has been accelerated by the explosive growth of smart phones and mobile devices of all kinds. Local businesses have realized that they need to develop a strategy to get found in search engine results. Dr. Williams will show how Search Initiatives is helping give the edge in local marketing to physicians and healthcare professionals.
1:40 – 2:20 Insurance & Trusts
TBA
Details coming soon…
2:20 – 3:00 Practice Finance
TBA
Details coming soon…
3:00 – 6:00 Breakout Sessions
7:00 – 9:00 Dinner Event
Sunday General Sessions
10:00 – 11:30 Healthcare Coalition Session
Details coming soon…

Venue


The Intercontinental Hotel - Dallas, Texas

Contemporary Dallas Hotel

Combining upscale accommodations with premium amenities like courtesy shuttle service and the city’s premier event space, InterContinental® Dallas is an excellent choice for business or leisure travelers. Throughout your stay, you will bask in our warm Texas hospitality. Boasting natural textures inspired by the Texas landscape and works by local artists, our recently redesigned lobby and restaurant are the perfect place to unwind before or after an exciting day in Dallas. Discounted ​hotel ​reservations ​can ​be ​made ​by ​clicking HERE.

Deluxe Dallas Hotel Amenities

From the moment you walk into our newly designed lobby with a welcoming and contemporary feel, our staff will treat you with warm Texas hospitality. From state-of-the-art business and fitness centers to premier meeting facilities, our upscale Dallas hotel has everything you need. Relax with a dip in the outdoor pool or unwind with a gourmet meal at Q de Cheval, our award-winning restaurant. Guests also have easy access to local attractions like Galleria Mall with complimentary shuttle service. Discounted ​hotel ​reservations ​can ​be ​made ​by ​clicking HERE.

Excellent Location

Located in the Addison, Texas business district, our upscale accommodations are close to companies like Mary Kay World Headquarters, Bank of America, USAA, Wells Fargo, Fannie Mae and top Dallas dining destinations. With easy access to multiple highways in the area, top attractions like Six Flags Over Texas and sports venues like AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys are just a short drive away. InterContinental® Dallas is also one of the top hotels near Galleria Dallas, and our courtesy shuttle service makes it easy to enjoy a memorable shopping outing. Discounted ​hotel ​reservations ​can ​be ​made ​by ​clicking HERE.

Travel

For travel arrangements call Mickey or Michael at Opportunity Travel at 800-926-6575 or 561-243-6276, or send them an email. They’ll be happy to assist you with your air travel and hotel stay. Discounted ​hotel ​reservations ​can ​be ​made ​by ​clicking HERE.

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