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Digging Deep into Optometry

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Digging Deep into Optometry

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Digging Deep into Optometry

Rank #1: Dr. Brad Byergo - Private Equity, EBITDA and Frame Dream

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Dr. Brad Byergo received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri­Columbia in 1998. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri­ St. Louis School of Optometry in 2002, where he graduated with highest honors.
Dr. Byergo joined the Midwest Eye Associates team in 2002, and has been the medical director of the practice since 2004. He is a member of the St. Louis Optometric Society, the Missouri Optometric
Association, and the American Optometric Association. In 2012, Dr. Byergo and Midwest Eye Associates joined forces with Vision Source, the largest network of independent Optometrists in the country. Dr. Byergo currently serves as the administrator for Vision Source St. Louis. In 2013, he was the recipient of the Vision Source Outstanding Leadership Award.

Sep 23 2019

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Rank #2: Dr. John Doe - Selling to Private Equity

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Today I had a discussion with a doctor who discussed the experience of selling his practice to private equity (PE).  We spoke about his path as an associate, then a partner, then selling to PE and finally his decision to leave PE and go back to private practice.

Nov 25 2019

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Rank #3: Dr. Barbara Horn (AOA President) - Effective Communication With Our Patients And The Public

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Barbara L. Horn, O.D., was elected as a trustee to the American Optometric Association Board in June 2011 and elected President in June, 2019. 

Dr. Horn is a graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University and a past president of the Michigan Optometric Association (MOA). Dr. Horn is currently a member of the South Carolina Optometric Association and an associate member of the Michigan Optometric Association.   

In 2018 she received the South Carolina Optometric Physicians association OD of the year and in 2011 she was the MOA's Optometrist of the Year.  Dr. Horn also received the AOA's Young Optometrist of the Year award in 2006 and the MOA's Young Optometrist of the Year award in 2005.

Dr. Horn is in a group practice in South Carolina.

Dec 09 2019

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Rank #4: Dr. Christopher Wolfe - Dr. Ted McElroy interviews Chris!

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Dr. Christopher Wolfe is a graduate of Northeastern State  University Oklahoma College of Optometry.

During his education, Dr. Wolfe received extensive training in all aspects of primary eye care; including eye infections, cataracts, diabetic eye care, specialty contact lenses and pediatrics. He completed a rotation at BVA Advanced Eyecare in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he gained specialty training in minor surgical techniques, as well as therapeutic laser ocular surgery. Dr. Wolfe won the Golden Retinoscope Award, the Oklahoma College of Optometry’s highest distinction for clinical excellence. Dr. Wolfe also served as president of the American Optometric Student Association, where he represented over 6,000 members.  He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Nebraska Optometric Association.

In 2013 and 2015 he was awarded Young Optometrist of the Year for the Nebraska Optometric Association.  In 2016 he was awarded the Optometrist of the Year for the Nebraska Optometric Association and the Young Optometrist of the Year for the American Optometric Association.  In 2014 he was awarded Political Keyperson of the Year for the Nebraska Optometric Association and Alumni of the Year from Skutt Catholic High School.

Dr. Wolfe has a passion for education.  He is the founder of EyeCode Education, a company specializing in clinical and billing education. Dr. Wolfe is a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.  He also has special interests in therapeutic scleral contact lenses to correct visual distortions in patients with corneal diseases.  Dr. Wolfe is an avid runner and most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife Jaime, daughters Ryan, Paityn, Camryn, Logan, Maisyn and sons Lincoln, Deacon and Benton.

Sep 30 2019

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Rank #5: Dr. Shane Stephenson - Cholesterol, Gabapentin in Optometry and Family Medicine

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Growing up, Dr. Shane Stephenson always had a feeling he would have a future career in health care. As a teenager, he loved medical programs on television, and, in school, he excelled in science. His interest further grew after a major life event. During his high school years, his father became ill but refused to see a doctor out of fear of being given bad news. Dr. Stephenson’s father, unfortunately, passed away, but he left behind a spark that would ignite his son’s passion for health care. From that day, Dr. Stephenson vowed he would help people who were afraid of seeking medical help. He decided to follow the path to become a doctor.

Dr. Stephenson went on to complete medical school at the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He later completed his residency training at Mercy Medical Center. Today, he is a family medicine doctor at Methodist Physicians Clinic.

To provide exceptional care, Dr. Stephenson believes it is crucial to build a relationship based on honest and open communication. Every person has fears about his or her health, and his mission is to address every concern in order to form an accurate diagnosis. Listening also allows him to learn about the person’s job, habits and personal issues, further allowing him to find the root cause of a problem.

Having gone through a difficult time in his youth, he recognizes that an ill person's loved ones also experience stress. He is dedicated to guiding entire families through tough medical problems and ensures they know he will be there for them every step of the way.

Feb 17 2020

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Rank #6: Dr. Amir Khoshnevis - Vision Source, Private Equity, Essilor, and The Future of Optometry

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Dr. Amir Khoshnevis received his Doctor of Optometry at Pennsylvania College of Optometry and his B.S. in Biology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Khoshnevis has held appointments and positions with numerous national health care entities. He is the recipient of several awards including 2011 Philanthropist of the Year by Optometry Giving Sight.

Dr. Khoshnevis is the founder of Vision Source Studio 20/20 with two locations in Charlotte, NC.

Amir has been a Vision Source Administrator since 2003 and has served as an Advisory Board member and Senior Advisor to the company. Recently, Dr. Khoshnevis joined the Vision Source leadership team as Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer where he works to ensure that the voice and vision of the private practice optometrist continue to guide the network.

Aug 19 2019

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Rank #7: Dr. Harvey Hanlen - Medicare, Private Equity, Meso-zeaxanthin

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Harvey P. Hanlen, OD, FAAO has been in private Optometric practice for over 40 years. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Maryland and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1974. He was the President of the Mid-Counties Optometric Society in 1978, served as the President of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association in 1982 and served as the 78th President of the American Optometric Association, completing his term in June, 2000. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, now Salus University, for 6 years.

Feb 10 2020

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Rank #8: Candid COVID Conversation - Drs. Drew Bateman, Cheryl Chapman, Kyle Klute and Chris Wolfe

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In today's show, my trusted friends and colleagues discuss the current state of the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on our patients, profession and practices.

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Mar 23 2020

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Rank #10: Dr. Travis Zigler - Building an Internet Business, Whole Body Approach to Dry Eye Management

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Links for the podcast

  1. Eye Love Cares Foundation:https://eyelovecares.org/

  2. Free Rethinking Dry Eye eBook: www.dryeyebook.com or https://eyelovethesun.com/pages/free-dry-eye-book

  3. Facebook Group, Dry Eye Syndrome Support Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dryeyesupport/

  4. YouTube Channel, The Dry Eye Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY1e42WesWrB5ib6gEXpEYw

  5. The Dry Eye Show Blog: https://thedryeyeshow.com/ 

Feb 24 2020

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Rank #11: Drs. Roya Habibi and James Deom - Try Not to Blink

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By day, Dr. Roya Habibi is a fellowship trained optometrist practicing in Seattle, WA, but by night (and all other times) she is a dog lover, foodie and adventure enthusiast. Spanning across her workplace and hobbies, she is a problem solver and someone who appreciates finishing the last check on a to-do list. Roya has extra interests in solving the problem of dry eye disease and utilizing scleral contact lenses, particularly when prescribed outside-the-box.

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Dr. James Deom, AKA Jimmy to most, is a father, husband, beekeeper, chicken farmer, and passionate eye doc. He is an owner of a large two location multidisciplinary practice in the middle of no-where Pa (Northeastern Pa – think Scranton and “The Office”).

He enjoys seeing all kinds of patients but does have particular interests in scleral contact lenses, advanced dry eye treatment, brain injury and vision rehabilitation. Jimmy is known as “the_live_eye” on Instagram because one of his favorite things to do is live video for his practice as well as “try not to blink.” Catch him on the podcast or on one of his many live videos!

Apr 13 2020

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Rank #12: Dr. Ashley McFerron - Women in Optometry, Wage Gap, and Practice Management

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Dr. McFerron received her Bachelor of Science from The University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2003. Her Doctorate of Optometry was received in 2008 at the Oklahoma College of Optometry at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. In July 2008, Dr. McFerron moved from Oklahoma to Oregon where she practiced in Woodburn for 3 years. In October 2011 Dr. McFerron bought Canby Eyecare from Dr. Don Chase after 37 years of ownership.

During her education, Dr. McFerron was trained in ocular disease, specialty contact lenses, and pediatrics, as well as all forms of primary care optometry. She is certified to use therapeutic pharmaceutical agents to treat glaucoma, iritis, “red eye” and other anterior eye diseases. Dr. McFerron’s main interests in optometry include contact lenses, ocular disease, and pediatrics.

Dr. McFerron is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the Portland Metropolitan Optometric Society (PMOS), and the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA). She also a past President of OOPA.

In 2013 Dr. McFerron was named the Oregon Young Optometrist of the Year.

In her spare time Dr. McFerron enjoys exercising, reading, cycling, cooking, and traveling to see her family and friends that are spread all across the US.

Aug 12 2019

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Rank #13: Dr. Matt Lunning - Oncology Perspectives

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Matt Lunning, DO and I had a conversation about patient interactions, training, overcoming obstacles.  Please enjoy our conversation.

Jan 20 2020

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Rank #14: Dr. John Rumpakis - Point of Care Testing, Total Patient Care, Dry Eye

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Dr. Rumpakis is currently President & CEO of Practice Resource Management, Inc., a firm that specializes in providing a full array of consulting, appraisal, and management services for healthcare professionals and industry partners. He has developed some of the leading Internet‐based software applications for the medical/eye care field such as ReimbursementPLUS.com®, the industry-leading cloud‐based CPT CodeData and Information Service and WhatsMyPracticeWorth.com®, a dynamic online practice appraisal tool. He is also the founder of Opt‐ED® Professional Continuing Education (www.Opt‐ED.com) which creates and delivers top tier continuing education around the country as well as Opt‐IN® which provides optometric marketing and promotional services. Named the Chief Medical Coding Editor for Review of Optometry & Optometric Management, he has been extensively published on the topics of third party coding & billing, strategy development and execution, practice management, team building, maximizing effectiveness and profitability, including the textbook “Business Aspects of Optometry”. Dr. Rumpakis is a popular lecturer both nationally and internationally. In addition to having had a successful solo practice, Dr. Rumpakis developed the practice management curriculum at Pacific University College of Optometry and taught optometric & medical economics there for over a decade. A 1984 graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry, he most recently served on the AOA’s Third Party Center Executive Committee. He has also served as Vice‐Chair of AOA’s Optometry’s Meeting® Executive Committee, was the primary architect of the AOA Advantage program for student debt relief, and has served as chair for the Student Debt Special Project Team, the Gold Disk Project Team, the Practice Perpetuation Project Team and Practice Transition Team.

Mar 16 2020

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Rank #15: Dr. David Nelson - Private Equity, Optos and Genetic Testing

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Dr. Nelson served in 2001-02 as 80th President of the American Optometric Association (AOA), a 33,000 member organization of optometrists, following his eight years of service on the Board of Trustees.  The Board of Trustees of AOA, in concert with the AOA Executive Director, oversee the headquarter offices in St. Louis, Missouri and Washington, D.C. with approximately one hundred employees and a nationwide group of volunteer colleagues.  Dr. Nelson’s involvement while on the Board of Trustees included resolving a nationwide, eight-year, anti-trust defense against the association leveled by the state's attorney generals, increasing the association assets nearly forty-fold while defending the lawsuit, initiating the AOA Ophthalmic Council for industry partners and increasing the annual meeting attendance more than threefold.  He served as liaison to each of the organizational centers of the AOA; Federal and State Government Relations, Communication, Membership, Clinical Care, and Administrative Centers.  Dr. Nelson participated in two Executive Director Search Committees.  He served on the personnel, building, finance, and pension fund committees in addition to his year as Secretary-Treasurer of the organization.  Dr. Nelson served as the United States representative to the World Council of Optometry in 2000 and 2001, an organization for optometrists from more than 40 countries, attending meetings in South Africa and Finland.  In addition, Dr. Nelson attended meetings in Japan for the Ophthalmic Council in 2001.  For five years following his term as President of the AOA, Dr. Nelson served on the Judicial Council of the organization. 

Jan 27 2020

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Rank #16: Dr. Lindsey Behrendt - Myopia Control and Outreach to Underserved Communities

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Dr. Lindsey Behrendt completed her Doctorate of Optometry at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee.  Her clinical externship training included an ocular disease focused rotation at the Robert Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas and a contact lens and primary care rotation at a private practice in the Kansas City, Missouri area.  During her time at SCO, she was an active member of Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) and took part in mission trips to Mexico and Belize. Dr. Behrendt has continued her involvement in this organization as the president of VOSH-Nebraska.

She was born and raised in Oakley, Kansas and attended Kansas State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences with minors in Biology and Gerontology.

Dr. Behrendt practices primary eye care for patients of all ages.  She has specific interest in specialty contact lenses, family vision, pediatrics, and myopia control.  She holds membership in the American Optometric Association, Nebraska Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry where she received her Fellowship in 2018, Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control, and the Omaha Sunrise Lions Club.  Personally, Dr. Behrendt enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her husband, John, cheering on the Kansas State Wildcats, and traveling.

Nov 18 2019

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Rank #17: Isn't Eye Disease Enough? Chronic ocular diseases/disorders are more prevalent as cavities!

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This week I discuss my thoughts about the article in The Atlantic and distractions from our forward movement as a profession.

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Dec 02 2019

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Rank #18: Dr. Andrea Knouff - Practice Growth, Dry Eye, and Incorporating Ocular Disease Care into a Primary Care Practice

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Dr. Knouff received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Elon University in 2003.  She graduated with clinical honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2007.

She underwent extensive training at the renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida before completing a residency in ocular disease in 2008 at Omni Eye Services in Atlanta.

Dr. Knouff has been featured in Northside Women Magazine, Around Town Magazine, and Review of Optometry.  She lectures at national meetings, educating doctors on various vision-related topics. She specializes in pre and postoperative surgical care, eye disease, and contact lenses.

Dr. Knouff decided to start her own practice in December 2013. She provides superior quality eye care for patients of all ages.  She and her husband have a daughter and live on the Westside of Atlanta.  She enjoys music, traveling, and being involved in her local church.

Mar 02 2020

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Rank #19: Dr. Terri Gossard - AOA Board of Trustees, Children's Vision in Underserved Communities

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Terri Gossard, O.D., M.S., was elected to the American Optometric Association (AOA) Board of Trustees at the 122nd Annual AOA Congress & 49th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry's Meeting® in June 2019.Dr. Gossard is the board liaison to the Ethics and Values Committee, Evidence-Based Optometry Committee, Paraoptometric Resource Center Committee, and the Optometric Extension Program. Her board liaison assignments include affiliate associations in Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, University of California Berkeley School of Optometry, Pacific University College of Optometry, Southern California College of Optometry, and Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry. Dr. Gossard previously chaired the AOA Multidisciplinary Practice Committee and most recently served on the AOA Third Party Executive Committee and the AOA Professional Relations and Health Center Committees.Dr. Gossard is a past president of the Ohio Optometric Association, also serving on the OOA Board and chaired the OOA's Children's Vision Task Force and Legislative Committee. She serves on the executive project team for the OneSight Vision Center at Oyler School. She volunteers for the RealEyes Save Our Sight classroom initiative and serves on the selection committee for the Young Investigator Student Fellowship Awards for Female Scholars in Vision Research as well as Healthy Eyes, Healthy Children. Dr. Gossard was awarded the OOA's Optometrist of the Year in 2017.She is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Optometry with both her doctorate of optometry and master's degree in physiological optics in 1996. She practiced for 17 years in Cincinnati, Ohio in a multidisciplinary practice and consulted for the Eye Care Provider Network, Primary Eyecare Network, and the Northmark Integrated Eyecare Network.Dr. Gossard lives in Cincinnati with her husband Ted and children Maggie and Will.  She enjoys snow skiing and rooting for her hometown Buckeyes, Bengals, and Reds.

Oct 28 2019

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Rank #20: Bibin Cherian - Optometry Students, Student Loan Debt, AOSA

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Bibin Cherian is a 4th-year student at Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry and the President of the American Optometric Student Association.

Oct 21 2019

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Dr. John Rumpakis - Practice Valuations

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Oct 26 2020

48mins

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Bonus #34: Time - 2021 E&M Update

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Oct 23 2020

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Chad Cannon

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Chad Cannon is the Chief Sales Officer for Michael Hyatt & Co. He was formerly the founder and CEO of Chadwick Cannon Agency, a full-service digital marketing firm dedicated to amplifying brands and ideas. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Marketing for Thomas Nelson Publishers, now a division of HarperCollins. In his five years there, he led more than 225 book marketing campaigns, with 16 titles reaching the New York Times Bestseller List. Chad lives in Nashville with his wife Julie, a talented photographer and writer. He’s an enormous fan of the Chicago Cubs, Apple products, dogs, traveling, golf and darn good food.
https://businessaccelerator.com/

Oct 19 2020

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Bonus #33: 2021 E&M Code Updates

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Oct 16 2020

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Andrea Jordan - Personal Assistance

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Oct 12 2020

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Bonus #32: FTCFix

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To conact your legislator: Text the word "FTCFix" to phone number 855-465-5124. You'll instantly get a link.  Put in your address and then you will get pre-formed letters to your Senators based on where you live.  Then hit send.  Super easy!

Oct 09 2020

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Dr. Shane Foster - From Associate to Multiple Practice Owner

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Oct 05 2020

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Dr. Justin Kwan, Dr. Michelle Andrews and Richard Ruth - Myopia Control and MiSight

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Myopia Management with MiSight

Sep 28 2020

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Bonus #30: 99072 CPT Code for PPE

Sep 25 2020

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Drs.Essence Johnson and Jacobi Cleaver - Impact HCBU

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Sep 21 2020

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Bonus #29: 24 Modifier

Sep 18 2020

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Dr. Adam Ramsey - Race in Eyecare

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Sep 14 2020

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Bonus #28: Relative Value Units

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Sep 04 2020

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Nick Sideris: Social Media Marketing

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Aug 31 2020

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Bonus # 27: VA Laser Procedures

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Aug 28 2020

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Jessica Charlsen - Job. Share. Connect.

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Aug 24 2020

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Bonus #26: Myopia Risk Factors

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Aug 21 2020

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Dr. Mick Kling - Impact OD Part 2

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Today I had an amazing conversation with Dr. Mick Kling.  Mick has a business finance consulting company called Impact OD and we discussed his roots with LeadershipOD, Business Finance, Profit First and fiscally sound ideas for cash flow and business management.

Please enjoy our conversation, and as always, if you want to get the most current episodes, be sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a 5-star review! 

Aug 17 2020

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Bonus #25: CT Scans

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Aug 14 2020

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