Business Aspects of Optometry E Book

Author: APME
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455728251
Release Date: 2004-02-19
Genre: Medical

Count on this complete guide to setting up and managing an optometric practice! Business Aspects of Optometry covers everything related to the business side of a practice — such as selecting a location and staff, equipping the office, office administration and personnel management, marketing, options for a specialty practice, controlling costs, billing and reimbursement, risk management, and financial planning. To succeed in practice, this is the one resource you need! Unique! Expert authors are practice management educators who teach the course in optometry schools. A logical organization makes it easy to find practical information on managing your own practice or purchasing your own practice. Coverage of different types of ownership includes self-employment, individual proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Coverage of cost control issues compares the selection and use of an optical laboratory versus an in-house finishing lab. Risk management and insurance coverage provides an overview of personal, life, liability, and disability insurance. Coverage of financial planning and tax reporting discusses topics including IRAs, retirement plans, estate planning, and personal and business tax issues. Bulleted lists, tables, figures, and boxes help you locate valuable information quickly. Checklists provide a logical progression in completing tasks. NEW chapters expand the book’s scope of coverage, and include these topics: Personal and professional goal setting Resumes and interviews Debt management Principles of practice transfer Ethics Quality assurance Specialty practice Vision rehabilitation Coding and billing Financial decision making Exit strategies

Business Aspects of Optometry

Author: John G. Classé
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
ISBN: 0750673850
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Medical

The definitive textbook on setting up and managing an optometric practice. This edition features new material on financial and legal aspects, binocular vision practice, low vision practice, third-party reimbursement and managed care, and merging practices.

Business Aspects of Optometry

Author: Association of Practice Management Educators
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 1437715869
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Genre: Medical

Count on this complete guide to setting up and managing an optometric practice! Business Aspects of Optometry covers everything related to the business side of a practice - such as selecting a location and staff, equipping the office, office administration and personnel management, marketing, options for a specialty practice, controlling costs, billing and reimbursement, risk management, and financial planning. To succeed in practice, this is the one resource you need! Unique! Expert authors are practice management educators who teach the course in optometry schools. A logical organization makes it easy to find practical information on managing your own practice or purchasing your own practice. Coverage of different types of ownership includes self-employment, individual proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Coverage of cost control issues compares the selection and use of an optical laboratory versus an in-house finishing lab. Risk management and insurance coverage provides an overview of personal, life, liability, and disability insurance. Coverage of financial planning and tax reporting discusses topics including IRAs, retirement plans, estate planning, and personal and business tax issues. Bulleted lists, tables, figures, and boxes help you locate valuable information quickly. Checklists provide a logical progression in completing tasks. NEW chapters expand the book's scope of coverage, and include these topics: Personal and professional goal setting Resumes and interviews Debt management Principles of practice transfer Ethics Quality assurance Specialty practice Vision rehabilitation Coding and billing Financial decision making Exit strategies

Optometric Practice Management

Author: Irving Bennett
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0750674288
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Medical

The face of optometric business has changed so very much that good business practices are more a need and more an asset than ever before. Managed care plans, discount programs, networking, over-the-counter and mail-order products: formidable challenges to a practitioner who wants success in independent practice. This book is written to help doctors of optometry regardless of their mode of practice, to become better practitioners - economically better and socially better.

Eyecare Business

Author: Gary L. Moss
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0750672382
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: Medical

This exciting new book is the first written especially for eyecare professionals to focus on a business management perspective. As never before, you will be able to take business concepts and apply them to your eyecare practice to increase revenue and enhance patient satisfaction. Eyecare Business: Marketing and Strategy will help you gain a competitive edge in the changing world of eyecare. Covers the basics of marketing, finance, strategy development, management, communication, and technology. Self-assessment exams serve as educational tools. Short teaching cases, clinical examples, and exercises help you adapt theory and concepts to your own practice. Action plans at the end of each chapter help jump-start the development of your own eyecare marketing program.

Two Hundred One Secrets of a High performance Optometric Practice

Author: Robert P. Levoy
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
ISBN: 0750673257
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Medical

35 ways to differentiate your practice in substantial and sustainable ways to give you an edge in today's highly-competitive and cost-conscious environment. 22 "do's and don'ts" of setting, raising, and discounting fees from practitioners who learned the hard way about the impact that changes in fees have on profitability. Proven methods to attract more private pay patients Hard learned lessons from leading practices throughout the country that reveal opportunities for revenue enhancement and tremendous practice growth A chapter on market research that illustrates how patients, staff members and referring physicians view a practice, its policies, procedures, and personnel to help identify "blind spots" that exist in every practice Tested tips for hiring, managing and retaining top-notch employees Low-cost, ways to achieve greater credibility and visibility in your community and much more

Business Awareness for Optometrists

Author: Nizar K. Hirji
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 075063961X
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Medical

This book will equip the student and all those starting out in the optometric field with the basic business insight necessary for setting up in practice and to begin understanding the commercial aspects of the optical industry. Covering issues from employing staff to marketing; practice layout and design to aspects of the law, this text is an indispensible practical handbook for student and practitioner optometrists and dispensing opticians.

Optometry Law

Author: Stephen H. Eap
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781432791544
Release Date: 2012-07-09
Genre: Law

Optometry students and optometrists will find this book very useful in serving as a quick reference of how optometry and law interrelate in an optometric practice; therefore, providing the optometry students and optometrists an essential knowledge in optometry law for protection against a malpractice lawsuit. Generally, it is easier to prevent a malpractice lawsuit than to defend it.

Clinical Medicine in Optometric Practice

Author: Bruce G. Muchnick
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323029612
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

This updated new edition is a practical guide to the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of systemic disorders as they relate to primary eye care. It incorporates a multidisciplinary approach, from the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms, to testing and diagnosis methods, to medical and surgical management. Clinical Medicine in Optometric Practice, 2nd Edition provides the reader with the information needed to make informed decisions about patient management, such as identifying symptoms and their related disorders, and knowing when to refer patients to a medical specialist. Shows how the wide range of medical conditions and their therapeutic strategies impact the delivery of eye care. Familiarizes the reader with the conditions that are encountered in practice, those that may present with ocular manifestations, and those that have significant importance to medicine in general. Organized in a practical, easily accessible format. Uses case presentations to demonstrate clinical test interpretation, differential diagnosis, treatment, and the development of a prognosis. Reflects the most current technologies in examination and testing. Features all-new illustrations in full color, illustrating systemic disorders, the physical exam, videotaping, dermatological conditions, and much more. Includes a new chapter on vascular disease, especially important since optometrists are sometimes the first to notice these types of changes. Contains new information on cardiovascular disease and carotid disease, including the effects that stroke may have on the patient.

Primary Care Optometry

Author: Theodore Grosvenor
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780750675758
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

An ideal resource for anyone involved in eye care - students, opticians, optometrists, and ophthalmologists - this resource provides comprehensive coverage of the diagnosis and management of common eye and vision problems. Key topics include procedures for myopia control or reduction, as well as the co-management of refractive surgery and ocular disease. This book is also an excellent guide to detecting systemic diseases that can have an effect on the visual system. Complete coverage of key optometric skills, including: how to take a comprehensive ocular and health history how to thoroughly investigate ocular health status how to perform a thorough refractive and binocular vision examination how to prescribe corrective lenses and/or vision therapy how to co-manage refractive surgery and ocular disease. Comprehensive discussions of the theory behind each optometric procedure. An emphasis on current non-surgical methods of myopia control and reduction, as well as methods of caring for patients with impaired vision. A logical organization, divided into three main parts: anomalies of refraction and binocular vision, optometric examination, and diagnosis and management. In-depth coverage of topics that include: objective refraction, subjective refraction, binocular vision examination, corneal topography measurement, ophthalmic lenses, geriatric optometry, vision impairment, control of myopia, and management of ocular diseases in a primary care optometric practice. An increased emphasis on changes in vision likely to occur in older patients, including age-related vision loss. Expanded coverage of hot topics in optometry, such as diabetes and macular degeneration. Four new chapters covering Hyperopia, Age-Related Vision Problems, Age-Related Vision Loss, and Care of the Vision-Impaired Patient. The user-friendly layout now features more tables, boxes, and illustrations to speed you to important information. A new full-color design offers a wealth of vivid illustrations that clearly depict important procedures, concepts, and techniques.

Optometry

Author: Keith H. Edwards
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0407003096
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Medical


How to Measure and Improve Staff Productivity in Private Practice Optometry

Author: Jerry Hayes
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1500824887
Release Date: 2014-08-13
Genre: Medical

This book is designed to help optometrists in any size practice, big or small, do an even better job of increasing staff productivity while improving the level of patient care provided by their team. The following topics are covered: What are your obstacles to growth? How big does your team need to be? When do you need an office manager? How much should you pay your staff? How to deal with salary creep. Do staff bonuses really work? How to give your team a sense of purpose. How often to have team meetings. How to hold employees accountable. Hiring top performers. What Other ODs Are Saying About Jerry's New Book "Jerry uses his down-to-earth writing style to share his vast knowledge and experience in staff management and team motivation. A must-read, this book will help you make more money." - Neil Gailmard, OD, MBA, FAAO; President, Prima Eye Group; CEO, Gailmard Eye Center "Just finished Jerry's book, it is a must read for every OD!" - Tom Stout, OD, FAAO "Jerry deserves to take a bow for producing a book on practice management that is chock-full of his vast experience and insight yet simple, practical and useful real-life examples... and a fun read as well!" - Alan Glazier, OD, FAAO - Founder, ODs on Facebook "Dr. Hayes exposes the road blocks to success that all Optometrists face in private practice." - Howard R. Day, OD - Gardendale, AL "I encourage all ODs who are trying to improve their practice to follow the recommendations and guidelines in this book. You will find your office runs much more efficiently and confidently." - David Miller, OD - Miller Vision Specialties, Greensboro, NC "This book combines a lifetime of business experience with meaningful data and is a "how to" that provides a successful way to move to the next level of optometric practice." - Billy Cochran, OD - Former President, Southern College of Optometry

Complete Optometric Assistant

Author: Sarah Morgan
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780750688888
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

THE COMPLETE OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT will be your valued guide through all of the above. Sarah Morgan draws on her experience as an optometrist teaching optometric assistants to take you step-by-step and with clarity and authority through each of these areas and more in one handy volume. Comprehensive and extremely practical, this book will be indispensable reading for all front-line practice staff, as well as being enormously useful to students and dispensing opticians.

The Three Rules

Author: Michael E. Raynor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781591846147
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

A data-driven assessment of what enables some companies to outperform over the long term in spite of comparable constraints analyzes the practices of thousands of high- and low-performing companies over a 45-year period to reveal unique thinking habits and counterintuitive strategies.