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- "A doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient." Something like that in personal financial affairs works too.
- Financial affairs have become increasingly complicated and many doctors know to turn to a specialist who has the knowledge and experience in an area that they do not.
- Everything we do in life depends somewhat upon a prediction that is often made unconsciously. Most financial affairs, however, should be conscious decisions, based upon experience and what knowledge we can gather
- If you take care of the small things, the big things tend to take care of themselves. But, for some of us, if you become focused upon details to the exclusion of awareness of the overall picture, you may end up missing the point.
- Mark Twain said that there are "Lies, damn lies and then there are statistics." But sometimes careful ferreting can produce numbers that are surprising, interesting and even useful.
- We sometimes end up spending our hard-earned managed care dollars inappropriately, excessively and all too often without thoughtful planning.
- Everyone should have two financial bucket lists: one that covers all the basic necessities and a second the covers discretionary spending.
- One of the (many) areas that I had to confront the hard way was the sometimes sudden realization that all patients are not nice, compliant, honest, or even able to be helped. What do you do?
- Everything from gold's climbing price to websites helpful websites.
- The issue of VIP treatment gets sticky when doctors consciously, or unconsciously, change their manner and behavior when confronted with such a personality. Because fair or not, a VIP's opinion matter more and can impact a doctor's reputation.
Jeff Brown, MD, is a Board Certified Family Practitioner, currently doing geriatrics as a Medical Director, and is also a consultant for the California Medical Board. Dr. Brown can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff Brown, MD, is a Board Certified Family Practitioner, currently specializing in geriatrics as a Medical Director, and is also a consultant for the California Medical Board .