Business Aspects of Optometry

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: 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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Author: Mark Rosenfield
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780750687782
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

From the fundamental science of vision to clinical techniques and the management of common ocular conditions, this book encompasses the essence of contemporary optometric practice. Now in full colour and featuring over 400 new illustrations, it has been revised significantly.

Geometric Physical and Visual Optics

Author: Michael P. Keating
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781483289465
Release Date: 1988-06-06
Genre: Medical

A basic optics textbook that integrates relevant visual and ophthalmic optics material with basic geometric and physical optics. Dr. Keating's book uses the vergence approach to optics as well as the wavefront approach to vergence as an aid to developing optics intuition.

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.

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.