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  1. Write for the ME-P

    As our band of loyal followers grows rapidly each day, so too does our search for quality healthcare business, economics and financial planning practitioners and journalists who target the medical area and financial advisory space with their cognitive knowledge and new-wave contemporary articles [posts].

    Protean Skills

    If you think you have the timeless wit of Shakespeare, combined with the medical business know-how of Dr. Gregory House or the financial advisory acumen of Louis Richard “Lou” Rukeyser; you could be the writer for us.

    Contact: MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com


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    Have a new job? Won an award? Published a book? Merged practices? We want to know what ME-P members are up to.

    Please share your news with your colleagues by sending it to me. Reader news items are posted on the ME-P.

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  3. To iMBA Inc offices

    I would love to contribute. I am a fee-only financial planner and investment advisor with a strong focus on the medical community, especially the practicing physician. I started my career as a Consultant in the healthcare practice of Deloitte.

    Scott Neal CFP CPA


  4. Scott Neal CFP CPA

    My name is Ann Miller and I am the managing editor for this Medical Executive Post, published by iMBA Inc Physician Services. I am pleased that you would be interested in contributing an article for the website. We have been up and running for almost a decade.

    I haven’t got a particular topic in mind, but we do have more than 50 channels. Rather, I prefer to ask your ideas for relevant topics related to medical practice management, health economics, accounting and taxation, financial planning and health care administration and Health 2.0. We’d be pleased to have a conversation with you regarding any ideas you may have.

    If I can convince you to author an article for us (and I hope I can), please know that deadlines are running, flexible and can be set to your convenience. As well, the article need not be long (500-1500 words is an ideal length). We prefer to focus on “how to” type articles, that give practical advice to physicians and other health care professionals to improve the performance of their medical practices, OR financial advisory, investing and financial planning life.

    I appreciate your consideration and look forward to your response.

    Many thanks,

    Executive Director


  5. Ann,

    I’ve attached an article about one of the firms I work with relating to Medical Malpractice solutions. Let me know if this works, I can submit others as needed.

    Thanks for your interest.

    William Clay Tucker, CAP, CMFC, CRPS
    The Woodville Group, LLC
    Ph: 770-778-5242
    Fax: 770-735-4055
    E-mail: wctucker@thewoodvillegroupllc.com


  6. Hi Ann,

    I recently received your email.

    I have a couple small 1-2 page pieces on asset protection for physicians (dangers of LLC gifting, asset protection using post-nuptial agreements) that you might be interested in … I will try to dig those out.

    Edwin P. Morrow III, J.D., LL.M., MBA, CFP®, RFC®
    [Wealth Specialist]
    Manager, Wealth Strategies Communications
    Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law
    Key Private Bank
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    10 W. Second St., 27th Floor
    Dayton, OH 45402


  7. TO: William Clay Tucker, CAP, CMFC, CRPS
    The Woodville Group, LLC

    Your ME-P


    Thanks again.

    Hope Rachel Hetico RN MHA
    [Managing Editor]


  8. Dear Ann,

    Sorry, it’s been a busy week. Yes, I may be interested in contributing.

    It would likely either be on the general subject of long-term macroeconomic effects on invested assets or sometimes, on tax-savings vehicles in advanced planning for individuals or medium-sized companies desiring to shelter income.

    Is there any editing help?

    Robert S. Park MD
    Permanent Participating Life Insurance
    Seattle, Washington
    Preserving your Savings in Safety


  9. Hi Ann,

    I post three articles per month on my newsletter posted on my website. I’d be glad to have you guys post them on your site too if this is the type of information you are looking for.

    All the articles are written originally by me or another contributor, and are never ghost written or provided by some other third party source.

    Andrew Schwartz CPA


  10. Feeling the pain

    The average debt burden for a physician graduating from a medical school in 2011 was roughly $161,000.

    Source: Association of American Medical Colleges, 2011

    N.E. Wealth Advisors
    Donald M. Roy, CFP®, CFS
    N.E. Wealth Advisors
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    Merrimack, NH 03054


  11. Medical Student Debt Burden and Loan Defaults

    Today, medical student debt burdens (averaging $100,000-$250,000) must now be factor into physician compensation models and may be economically devastating.

    Since inception, for example, the federal Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) program has squeezed significant repayment settlements from its top deadbeat doctor debtors, and excluded more than a thousand practitioners from Medicare and other federal/state programs.

    Historically, student loans have even been difficult to discharge through bankruptcy. Alterations to the Bankruptcy Code in late 1998 made student loans non dischargeable, unless the borrower can establish substantial hardship. Changes in 2005 made even private student loans non dischargeable; subject to modification in 2011.

    And, http://www.StudentLoanJustice.org, a website propelled by the current credit squeeze and abrupt economic downturn was launched by Alan Collinge of University Place WA, who runs the site.

    Brian J. Knabe MD CFP® CMP™
    via Ann Miller RN MHA


  12. Ann,

    I would be glad to do a short article. Touch base next week when I have less on my plate.

    Martha J. Schilling AAMS CRP ETSC CSA


  13. How to Cite Blogs in Formal Academic Medical Papers

    Unexpectedly, the National Library of Medicine / National Institutes of Health, in the second edition of their Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, included a section on citing blogs and other material on the internet.


    Hope Rachel Hetico RN MHA
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