August 2019

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August 2019 Issue

Features

  • STARTING WITH A QUESTION

    By JIM THOMAS, EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

    Q: How do you answer the burning practice questions?

  • SUPPORT THE CONTACT LENS BUSINESS

    By JASON R. MILLER, O.D., M.B.A., POWELL, OHIO

    Q: How can I counter “disruptors,” make dispensing profitable, and why is it important to present new technology to patients?

  • TREAT DED IN CATARACT PATIENTS

    By JOSH JOHNSTON, O.D., ATLANTA

    Q: How can I help a post-cataract surgery patient who is not happy with a premium IOL?

  • ENTER, INTEGRATE DED MANAGEMENT

    By WHITNEY HAUSER, O.D., MEMPHIS, TENN.

    Q: How can I enter into dry eye disease management, and how can I integrate it into the office flow?

  • UNDERSTAND AMD INTERVENTION

    By SHERROL A. REYNOLDS, O.D., F.A.A.O., FT LAUDERDALE, FLA.

    Q: What does the nutritional supplement research related to AMD tell us, and how can I become pro-active in treatment?

  • GLAUCOMA TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT

    By AUSTIN R. LIFFERTH, O.D., F.A.A.O., WARSAW, IND.

    Q: How can I integrate new diagnostic technology, and when should I move a patient to a different drug?

  • DEMONSTRATE VALUE IN THE OPTICAL

    By DAVE ZIEGLER, O.D., MILWAUKEE, WI.

    Q: How do you talk to patients about purchasing glasses online; educate and market for high-end options and manage frame boards effectively?

  • MANAGE BURNOUT, NEGATIVE REVIEWS

    By GARY GERBER, O.D., SAN DIEGO, CAL.

    Q: How do I prevent burnout, and how should I manage negative online patient reviews?

  • HOW TO DELEGATE

    By GINA M. WESLEY, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O., MEDINA, MINN.

    Q: What tasks do I pass to staff members, and how do I know whether it’s effective?

  • ECONOMICS OF VISION PLANS

    By ALAN CLEINMAN, ONEONTA, NY

    Q: How do I evaluate the profitability of managed vision care plans in my practice?

  • EXPLAINING BENEFITS

    By GILAN COCKRELL, O.D., F.A.A.O.

    Q: How can I explain benefits to patients; for example, the difference between vision and medical insurance?

  • DETERMINING TECHNOLOGY

    By STEPHEN M. MONTAQUILA, O.D., WARWICK, R.I.

    Q: What data do I need to decide the type of technology to get for my practice?

  • EHR: BEST PRACTICES

    By MASOUD NAFEY, O.D., F.A.A.O., AUSTIN, TEXAS

    Q: What are the best practices in using EHR?

  • MEDICARE PAYMENT SYSTEM

    By CAREY A. PATRICK, O.D., ALLEN, TEXAS

    Q: How can I tell whether I should participate in MACRA’s MIPS program?

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