Drawing on the expertise of multi-degreed doctors, and multi-certified financial advisors, Comprehensive Financial Planning Strategies for Doctors and Advisors: Best Practices from Leading Consultants and Certified Medical Planners™ will shape the industry landscape for the next generation as the current ecosystem strives to keep pace.
Traditional generic products and sales-driven advice will yield to a new breed of deeply informed financial advisor or Certified Medical Planner™. The profession is set to be transformed by "cognitive-disruptors" that will significantly impact the $2.8 trillion healthcare marketplace for those financial consultants serving this challenging sector. There will be winners and losers.
The text, which contains 24 chapters and champions healthcare providers while informing financial advisors, is divided into four sections compete with glossary of terms, CMP™ curriculum content, and related information sources.
Using an engaging style, the book is filled with authoritative guidance and healthcare-centered discussions, providing the tools and techniques to create a personalized financial plan using professional advice. Comprehensive coverage includes topics likes behavioral finance, modern portfolio theory, the capital asset pricing model, and arbitrage pricing theory; as well as insider insights on commercial real estate; high frequency trading platforms and robo-advisors; the Patriot and Sarbanes–Oxley Acts; hospital endowment fund management, ethical wills, giving, and legacy planning; and divorce and other special situations.
The result is a codified "must-have" book, for all health industry participants, and those seeking advice from the growing cadre of financial consultants and Certified Medical Planners™ who seek to "do well by doing good," dispensing granular physician-centric financial advice: Omnia pro medicus-clientis.
RAISING THE BAR
The informed voice of a new generation of fiduciary advisors for healthcare
Written by doctors and healthcare professionals, this textbook should be mandatory reading for all medical school students—highly recommended for both young and veteran physicians—and an eliminating factor for any financial advisor who has not read it. The book uses jargon like 'innovative,' 'transformational,' and 'disruptive'—all rightly so! It is the type of definitive financial lifestyle planning book we often seek, but seldom find.
—LeRoy Howard MA CMPTM, Candidate and Financial Advisor, Fayetteville, North Carolina
I taught diagnostic radiology for over a decade. The physician-focused niche information, balanced perspectives, and insider industry transparency in this book may help save your financial life.
—Dr. William P. Scherer MS, Barry University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
This book was crafted in response to the frustration felt by doctors who dealt with top financial, brokerage, and accounting firms. These non-fiduciary behemoths often prescribed costly wholesale solutions that were applicable to all, but customized for few, despite ever-changing needs. It is a must-read to learn why brokerage sales pitches or Internet resources will never replace the knowledge and deep advice of a physician-focused financial advisor, medical consultant, or collegial Certified Medical Planner™ financial professional.
—Parin Khotari MBA,Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, New York
In today’s healthcare environment, in order for providers to survive, they need to understand their current and future market trends, finances, operations, and impact of federal and state regulations. As a healthcare consulting professional for over 30 years supporting both the private and public sector, I recommend that providers understand and utilize the wealth of knowledge that is being conveyed in these chapters. Without this guidance providers will have a hard time navigating the supporting system which may impact their future revenue stream. I strongly endorse the contents of this book.
—Carol S. Miller BSN MBA PMP,President, Miller Consulting Group, ACT IAC Executive Committee Vice-Chair at-Large, HIMSS NCA Board Member
This is an excellent book on financial planning for physicians and health professionals. It is all inclusive yet very easy to read with much valuable information. And, I have been expanding my business knowledge with all of Dr. Marcinko's prior books. I highly recommend this one, too. It is a fine educational tool for all doctors.
—Dr. David B. Lumsden MD MS MA,Orthopedic Surgeon, Baltimore, Maryland
There is no other comprehensive book like it to help doctors, nurses, and other medical providers accumulate and preserve the wealth that their years of education and hard work have earned them.
—Dr. Jason Dyken MD MBA,Dyken Wealth Strategies, Gulf Shores, Alabama
I plan to give a copy of this book written 'by doctors and for doctors' to all my prospects, physician, and nurse clients. It may be the definitive text on this important topic.
—Alexander Naruska CPA,Orlando, Florida
Health professionals are small business owners who need to apply their self-discipline tactics in establishing and operating successful practices. Talented trainees are leaving the medical profession because they fail to balance the cost of attendance against a realistic business and financial plan. Principles like budgeting, saving, and living below one’s means, in order to make future investments for future growth, asset protection, and retirement possible are often lacking. This textbook guides the medical professional in his/her financial planning life journey from start to finish. It ranks a place in all medical school libraries and on each of our bookshelves.
—Dr. Thomas M. DeLauro DPM,Professor and Chairman - Division of Medical Sciences, New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Physicians are notoriously excellent at diagnosing and treating medical conditions. However, they are also notoriously deficient in managing the business aspects of their medical practices. Most will earn $20-30 million in their medical lifetime, but few know how to create wealth for themselves and their families. This book will help fill the void in physicians’ financial education. I have two recommendations: 1) every physician, young and old, should read this book; and 2) read it a second time!
—Dr. Neil Baum MD,Clinical Associate Professor of Urology, Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, Louisiana
I worked with a Certified Medical Planner™ on several occasions in the past, and will do so again in the future. This book codified the vast body of knowledge that helped in all facets of my financial life and professional medical practice.
—Dr. James E. Williams DABPS, Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Conyers, Georgia
This is a constantly changing field for rules, regulations, taxes, insurance, compliance, and investments. This book assists readers, and their financial advisors, in keeping up with what’s going on in the healthcare field that all doctors need to know.
—Patricia Raskob CFP® EA ATA, Raskob Kambourian Financial Advisors, Tucson, Arizona
I particularly enjoyed reading the specific examples in this book which pointed out the perils of risk … something with which I am too familiar and have learned (the hard way) to avoid like the Black Death. It is a pleasure to come across this kind of wisdom, in print, that other colleagues may learn before it’s too late— many, many years down the road.
—Dr. Robert S. Park MD, Robert Park and Associates Insurance, Seattle, Washington
Although this book targets physicians, I was pleased to see that it also addressed the financial planning and employment benefit needs of nurses; physical, respiratory, and occupational therapists; CRNAs, hospitalists, and other members of the health care team….highly readable, practical, and understandable.
—Nurse Cecelia T. Perez RN, Hospital Operating Room Manager, Ellicott City, Maryland
Personal financial success in the PP-ACA era will be more difficult to achieve than ever before. It requires the next generation of doctors to rethink frugality, delay gratification, and redefine the very definition of success and work–life balance. And, they will surely need the subject matter medical specificity and new-wave professional guidance offered in this book. This book is a 'must-read' for all health care professionals, and their financial advisors, who wish to take an active role in creating a new subset of informed and pioneering professionals known as Certified Medical Planners™.
—Dr. Mark D. Dollard FACFAS, Private Practice, Tyson Corner, Virginia
As healthcare professionals, it is our Hippocratic duty to avoid preventable harm by paying attention. On the other hand, some of us are guilty of being reckless with our own financial health—delaying serious consideration of investments, taxation, retirement income, estate planning, and inheritances until the worry keeps one awake at night. So, if you have avoided planning for the future for far too long, perhaps it is time to take that first step toward preparedness. This in-depth textbook is an excellent starting point—not only because of its readability, but because of his team’s expertise and thoroughness in addressing the intricacies of modern investments—and from the point of view of not only gifted financial experts, but as healthcare providers, as well … a rare combination.
—Dr. Darrell K. Pruitt DDS, Private Practice Dentist, Fort Worth, Texas
This text should be on the bookshelf of all contemporary physicians. The book is physician-focused with unique topics applicable to all medical professionals. But, it also offers helpful insights into the new tax and estate laws, fiduciary accountability for advisors and insurance agents, with investing, asset protection and risk management, and retirement planning strategies with updates for the brave new world of global payments of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Starting out by encouraging readers to examine their personal 'money blueprint' beliefs and habits, the book is divided into four sections offering holistic life cycle financial information and economic education directed to new, mid-career, and mature physicians.
This structure permits one to dip into the book based on personal need to find relief, rather than to overwhelm. Given the complexity of modern domestic healthcare, and the daunting challenges faced by physicians who try to stay abreast of clinical medicine and the ever-evolving laws of personal finance, this textbook could not have come at a better time.
—Dr. Philippa Kennealy MD MPH, The Entrepreneurial MD, Los Angeles, California
Physicians have economic concerns unmatched by any other profession, arriving ten years late to the start of their earning years. This textbook goes to the core of how to level the playing field quickly, and efficaciously, by a new breed of dedicated Certified Medical Planners™. With physician-focused financial advice, each chapter is a building block to your financial fortress.
—Thomas McKeon, MBA, Pharmaceutical Representative, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
An excellent resource … this textbook is written in a manner that provides physician practice owners with a comprehensive guide to financial planning and related topics for their professional practice in a way that is easily comprehended. The style in which it breaks down the intricacies of the current physician practice landscape makes it a 'must-read' for those physicians (and their advisors) practicing in the volatile era of healthcare reform.
—Robert James Cimasi, MHA ASA FRICS MCBA CVA CM&AA CMP™, CEO-Health Capital Consultants, LLC, St. Louis, Missouri
Rarely can one find a full compendium of information within a single source or text, but this book communicates the new financial realities we are forced to confront; it is full of opportunities for minimizing tax liability and maximizing income potential. We're recommending it to all our medical practice management clients across the entire healthcare spectrum.
—Alan Guinn, The Guinn Consultancy Group, Inc., Cookeville, Tennessee
Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA CMP™ and his team take a seemingly endless stream of disparate concepts and integrate them into a simple, straightforward, and understandable path to success. And, he codifies them all into a step-by-step algorithm to more efficient investing, risk management, taxation, and enhanced retirement planning for doctors and nurses. His text is a vital read—and must execute—book for all healthcare professionals and physician-focused financial advisors.
—Dr. O. Kent Mercado, JD, Private Practitioner and Attorney, Naperville, Illinois
Kudos. The editors and contributing authors have compiled the most comprehensive reference book for the medical community that has ever been attempted. As you review the chapters of interest and hone in on the most important concerns you may have, realize that the best minds have been harvested for you to plan well… Live well.
—Martha J. Schilling; AAMS® CRPC® ETSC CSA, Shilling Group Advisors, LLC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I recommend this book to any physician or medical professional that desires an honest no-sales approach to understanding the financial planning and investing world. It is worthwhile to any financial advisor interested in this space, as well.
—David K. Luke, MIM MS-PFP CMP™, Net Worth Advisory Group, Sandy, Utah
Although not a substitute for a formal business education, this book will help physicians navigate effectively through the hurdles of day-to-day financial decisions with the help of an accountant, financial and legal advisor. I highly recommend it and commend Dr. Marcinko and the Institute of Medical Business Advisors, Inc. on a job well done.
—Ken Yeung MBA CMP™, Tseung Kwan O Hospital, Hong Kong
I’ve seen many ghost-written handbooks, paperbacks, and vanity-published manuals on this topic throughout my career in mental healthcare. Most were poorly written, opinionated, and cheaply produced self-aggrandizing marketing drivel for those agents selling commission-based financial products and expensive advisory services. So, I was pleasantly surprised with this comprehensive peer-reviewed academic textbook, complete with citations, case examples, and real-life integrated strategies by and for medical professionals. Although a bit late for my career, I recommend it highly to all my younger colleagues … It’s credibility and specificity stand alone.
—Dr. Clarice Montgomery PhD MA,Retired Clinical Psychologist
In an industry known for one-size-fits-all templates and massively customized books, products, advice, and services, the extreme healthcare specificity of this text is both refreshing and comprehensive.
—Dr. James Joseph Bartley, Columbus, Georgia
My brother was my office administrator and accountant. We both feel this is the most comprehensive textbook available on financial planning for healthcare providers.
—Dr. Anthony Robert Naruska DC,Winter Park, Florida
FOR ALL PRACTITIONERS
Unifying the Physiologic and Psychologic Financial Planning Divide: Holistic Life Planning, Behavioral Economics, Trading Addiction, and the Art of Money; Bradley Klontz, Ted Klontz, Eugene Schmuckler, Kenneth Shubin-Stein, and David Edward Marcinko
Physician Recruitment and Reimbursement Models of the Future: Migrating from Quantity of Care … to Outcomes from Care; Hope Rachel Hetico and Brian J. Knabe
Debt and Salary Review for Medical Professionals: Considerations for the Next Generation of Providers; Hope Rachel Hetico and Brian J. Knabe
Hospital Fringe Benefits Plans and Stock Options: Understanding Employer and Employee Perspectives; David Edward Marcinko and Perry D’Alessio
Basic Concepts of Personal Financial Planning: Revising Economic Principles for the New Normal; David Edward Marcinko and Hope Rachel Hetico
Rudimentary Financial Accounting Statement Analysis: Understanding Cash Flow Management and Financial Ratio Analysis; Gary L. Bode and David Edward Marcinko
FOR NEW PRACTITIONERS
Establishing a Solid Foundation of Insurance Planning: The Bedrock of Life and Medical Practice; Thomas A. Muldowney, Gary A. Cook, and David Edward Marcinko
Modern Risk-Management Issues for Physicians: It’s Not Just about Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance Anymore!; Charles F. Fenton III and David Edward Marcinko
Personal Financial Accounting and Income Taxation: The Ethical Pursuit of Tax Reduction and Avoidance ; Perry D’Alessio
Basic Medical Office Tax Reduction Strategies: Executing Innovative Techniques; Perry D’Alessio
Introduction to Major Investment Vehicles and Concepts: A Primer on Securities with Risk and Return Analysis; Timothy J. McIntosh, Jeffrey S. Coons, and David Edward Marcinko
Asset Protection and Planning Principles: What is at Risk—How to Protect It; J. Christopher Miller
FOR MID-CAREER PRACTITIONERS
Investment Banking, Securities Markets, and Margin Accounts: Fundamental Trading and Operational Principles; David Edward Marcinko and Timothy J. McIntosh
Hedge Funds: Wall Street Personified; Michael J. Burry
Market Neutral Funds: Demystifying the Strategy; Dimitri A. Sogoloff
Real Estate Investing: Diversification beyond Paper Assets; Dennis Bethel
Medical Practice as a New Asset Class?: Valuing the Quintessential Alternative Financial Investment; David Edward Marcinko
Retirement Planning Practices: Transitioning to the End of Your Medical Career; Shikha Mittra and Alexander M. Kimura
FOR MATURE PRACTITIONERS
Professional Portfolio Construction: Investing Assets and Their Management; Timothy J. McIntosh, Jeffrey S. Coons, and David Edward Marcinko
Investment Policy Statement Construction: The Essential Document for Physician Investors and Healthcare Organizations; David Edward Marcinko
Special Situations Planning: Nontraditional Financial Planning Topics; Anju D. Jessani and David Edward Marcinko
Sales Contracting for Medical Practice Succession Planning: Reviewing Terms, Conditions, and Selling Agreements; Charles F. Fenton III
Techniques of Estate Planning: Avoiding End-of-Life Government Confiscation; Lawrence E. Howes and Stephen P. Weatherby
Selecting a Health Care Focused Financial Advisory Team: Providing Physician Centric—Not Advisor Centric—Holistic Financial Planning; David Edward Marcinko and Hope Rachel Hetico
Certified Medical Planner™ Chartered Professional Designation and Certification Program Descriptor and Curriculum: Enter the Informed Voice of a New Generation of Fiduciary Advisors for Health Care
Sample Transformational Physician Financial Life Style Plans: Did They Stand the Test of Time Since Creation in 2000?—You Decide
Financial Investing and Economics Terminology: Glossary of Important Definitions
Sources of Medical Practice Management and Health Care Financial Planning and Consulting Information: Granular Data with Deep Subject Matter Statistics Required