Brevard County Medical Society Hosts ‘Private Practice A to Z’ Symposium
By Cyndi Byars // September 1, 2015
voice of the independent physician
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Medical Society hosted the informative “Private Practice A to Z” symposium recently at the Melbourne Rialto Hilton.
The itinerary, which was designed to assist independent physicians navigate the challenges of private practice, included expert speakers, networking lunch, expo and panel discussions.
“We designed the private practice symposium so new physicians coming out won’t have to be scared to open a practice,” saids Dr. Devin Datta, President of the Brevard County Medical Society.
“We want to set up good tools and quick connections to get them up and running as private practitioners.”
Dr. Datta moderated a discussion on start-up documents needing for building a medical practice. The discussion covered legal, banking and accounting issues.
Attendees also learned about relevant real estate topics and insurance during Dr. Kyle Moyles’ discussion entitled “Infrastructure, Part 1.”
Kris Jones, Vice President of Medical Operations at First Choice Medical Group and The B.A.C.K. Center, led the discussion covering marketing and growing a private practice.
“We discussed advertising, marketing and ancillary services topics relevant to those in private practice,” said Jones.
“First Choice Medical Group and The B.A.C.K. Center are pleased to sponsor Private Practice A to Z and support the Brevard County Medical Society.”
Part II of the Infrastructure discussion was led by Dr. Piyush Joshi, Vice President of the Brevard County Medical Society. Dr. Joshi discussed the process of choosing an EHR, billing, collection topics, and technology.
Dr. Richard Schoor, the author of Suddenly Solo: A physician’s guide to surviving & thriving in your own medical practice, was featured as the keynote speaker. Dr. Schoor is a practicing urologist from Smithtown, New York.
“Whether you planned your exit from group practice in advance or simply found yourself on your own unexpectedly, transitioning to your own medical practice can be frightening. It does not need to be,” said Dr. Schoor.
Former Brevard County Medical Society President Dr. Gobi Balaji led an afternoon seminar on compliance, as he discussed ICD-10 coding and regulations that affect medical practitioners.
Event sponsors included The B.A.C.K. Center, First Choice Medical Group, Hospice of St. Francis, Lightle-Beckner-Robison and Medtronic. Additional sponsors included DR Medical, Florida Business Bank, GrayRobinson and Providence Medical Technology.
The program was CEU certified and approved.
The Brevard County Medical Society has been serving Brevard County for more than 100 years and is the voice of the independent physician on the Space Coast.
“Sponsoring Brevard County Medical Society meetings and activities will give your business or organization access to the physicians of Brevard County and those physicians access to your products,” said Dr. Datta.
“More importantly it allows us to be a constant advocate for the doctor-patient relationship.”
For more information about the Brevard County Medical Society, e-mail Exec@BrevardCMS.org or call call 321-684-2021.
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