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About Our Practice Notes Bloggers


Information on each of our Practice Notes bloggers, including contact information and a link to their blogs.

Ericka L. Adler is a partner at the firm of Kamensky Rubinstein Hochman & Delott, LLP. Her primary practice focus is in the areas of regulatory and transactional healthcare law. Adler advises physicians and other providers regarding day-to-day practice management, physician contract matters, compliance and other business issues. E-mail her here.

Read Adler's blog here.

Jeffrey D. Brunken, CPCU, RPLU, is president and chairman of the board of The MGIS Companies, a leading national provider of physician insurance products. With nearly 30 of experience, Brunken is an expert on physician protection. E-mail him here.

Read Brunken's blog here.

Melissa Byington is president of the locum tenens division of CompHealth, a national provider of temporary and permanent physician staffing, as well as a leading provider of temporary and permanent allied health staffing. Melissa’s career in physician recruiting spans nearly two decades. Her industry influence through the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO) includes serving as a board member and government committee chair. E-mail her here.

Read Byington's blog here.

P.J. Cloud-Moulds runs Turnaround Medical AR Recovery, a consulting firm focused on helping physicians realize the potential of their private practice. She has nearly nine years experience identifying and implementing tested technique to turn around a company's bottom line. E-mail her here.

Read Cloud-Moulds' blog here.

George Conomikes is CEO of Conomikes Associates, nationally-recognized practice management consultants. He has spearheaded assignments to improve the performance and profitability of over 1,200 medical practices, including searches for practice managers and administrators. E-mail him here.

Read Conomikes' blog here.

Ike Devji, JD helps protect a national client base of over 3,000 clients with nearly $6 billion in personal assets, including thousands of physicians of all types. The attorney speaks and writes on wealth preservation and asset protection nationally. E-mail him here.

Read Devji's blog here.

James Doulgeris manages the healthcare consultancy division at HCP Associates, a national research, strategy, and marketing firm based in Tampa Bay, Fla. HCP Health Care works with providers to grow, position, and prepare them to prosper under today’s and upcoming regulatory and reimbursement changes. E-mail him here.

Read Doulgeris' blog here.

Daniel Essin, MA, MD, FAAP, FCCP, has been a programmer since 1967 and earned his MD in 1974. He has worked at the Los Angeles County and USC Medical Center. His main research interests include electronic medical records and inferential methods of achieving security and confidentiality in healthcare systems.

Read Essin's blog here.

Russell Faust, PhD, MD, is the chief medical officer for Anicca Media, a digital media agency helping physicians and hospitals connect with their online patient communities, and pharmaceutical and medical device firms connect with physicians. He is also an advisor for several tech- and biotech-startups and a Pediatric ENT surgical specialist. E-mail him here.

Read Faust's blog here.

Rebecca Fox, MD is the co-owner of a pediatric practice in Northern Virginia. She completed undergraduate and medical education at the University of Kansas and did her pediatric residency at Cornel Medical College.  Fox is interested in yoga, German Shepherd dogs, and is a fiber artist (weaving, knitting and handspinning) who regularly publishes in various weaving magazines.  E-mail her here.

Read Fox's blog here.

Jennifer Frank, MD, FAAFP, is a family physician in private practice in northeastern Wisconsin, and in perpetual search of the elusive work-life balance that she's heard so much about. She is a mother of four, whose husband, also a physician, is a stay-at-home dad.

Read Frank's blog here.

Jeff Gatewood is a principal in BeneMedical, LLC, which creates digital solutions to assist physicians in the quest for profitable medical practices. He is also co-creator of AWVSolution.com, a website providing electronic data capture and care plan creation for Medicare Annual Wellness Visits. E-mail him here.

Read Gatewood's blog here.

Stephen H. Hanson, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA, is a 30-year PA currently practicing in Bakersfield, Calif., in plastic and reconstructive surgery with the Grossman Burn Centers. Hanson has served in many specialties during the span of his career including public health, OB/GYN, occupational injury, urgent care and emergency medicine. E-mail him here.

Read Hanson's blog here.

C. Noel Henley, MD is an orthopedic surgeon and founder of ReachPatients.com. Physicians nationwide subscribe to his free e-mail newsletter where he delivers actionable marketing and practice promotion guidance for success-minded doctors who value their services and their patients. E-mail him here.

Read Henley's blog here.

Sue Irwin, MCS-P, is the president of NCEB – Practice Management Solutions which has been helping medical practices ‘sail through’ transitions since 1992. She has been in the health insurance reimbursement and practice management world since the “golden days” of 100 percent insurance reimbursement. E-mail her here.

Read Irwin's blog here.

Marion K. Jenkins, PhD, FHIMSS, heads up a graduate healthcare IT program at the University of Denver. He is also founder/CEO of QSE Technologies, which provides IT systems integration for healthcare entities, focusing on infrastructure as well as HIPAA Security. E-mail him here.

Read Jenkins' blog here.

Craig Koniver, MD runs a busy integrative medical practice, Primary Plus Organic Medicine, LLC, in Charleston, S.C. as well as consults with physicians around the country about how to increase revenue, boost patient trust and improve job satisfaction. E-mail him here.

Read Koniver's blog here.

Daniel M. Lindenberg is a member of the healthcare group of the law firm, Halloran & Sage LLP, where he advises a wide range of private physician practices and other providers with mergers, fraud and abuse, and Medicare, Medicaid and HIPAA compliance.  He also works closely with physicians and nurses on ethics committees and institutional review boards of local hospitals. E-mail him here.

Read Lindenberg's blog here.

Wayne Lipton has more than 35 years of experience in healthcare and business, including the past seven years as founder and managing partner of Concierge Choice Physicians LLC. He has conducted hundreds of seminars on full-model and hybrid concierge practices. E-mail him here.

Read Lipton's blog here.

J. Scott Litton, Jr., MD, FAAFP, graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 2000 and completed his Family Medicine residency at Spartanburg Regional Health System in Spartanburg, S.C. in 2003. He is board certified and currently practices at Litton Family Medicine in his hometown of Pennington Gap, Va.

Read Litton's blog here.

Keith L. Martin is managing editor at Physicians Practice, where he writes and edits for the journal and covers news for the blog. He has covered the insurance industry and criminal justice, and worked as a newspaper reporter. He’s also a devoted Red Sox fan. E-mail him here.


Audrey “Christie” McLaughlin empowers physicians to grow their practices and better the lives of the patients they serve. Audrey is the CEO of McLaughlin Sales Group LLC, creator of the series Customer Service from the HEART, and creator of Physicians Practice Expert, a sales and consulting firm that specializes in the business of medicine. Audrey has more than 12 years of experience in helping physicians and hospitals provide the best medical care while growing revenue and keeping costs down. She is an expert, entrepreneur, author, speaker, and is active volunteer in her community. E-mail her here.

Read McLaughlin's blog here.

Martin Merritt is a Dallas-based attorney, representing physicians, practices, and others in cases involving Stark Law, state and federal regulations, Medicare fraud and abuse compliance, as well as transactions and contracts. E-mail him here.

Read Merritt's blog here.

Greg Mertz, MBA, FACMPE, has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare management and currently serves as managing director for Physician Strategies Group, LLC. His professional practice focuses on hospital/physician alignment strategies and evolving service delivery and reimbursement trends, including accountable care organizations, clinical integration, and hospital/physician organizations. He is the co-author of a book on accountable care, is a frequent contributor to trade journals, and a frequent speaker for physician organizations and hospital associations.E-mail him here.

Read Mertz's blog here.

Hector C. Ramos, MD is a hepatobiliary surgeon, practicing in Los Angeles. He is trained in transplant and hepatobiliary surgery and board certified in surgery and surgical critical care. His interests include bioethics, particularly the physician-patient relationship. E-mail him here.

Read Ramos' blog here.

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, is a Houston-based attorney advising on federal and state compliance and areas of liability associated with a variety of healthcare legal and regulatory issues including: HIPAA, the HITECH Act, the False Claims Act, Medicare issues, women’s health, as well as corporate and security regulations. She can be reached here.

Read Rose's blog here.

Averel B. Snyder, MD, is co-founder and chief medical officer of Senior Wellness Solutions, which provides innovative technology-based solutions to identify symptoms of early chronic disease and streamline patient care. A board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, Snyder also has an AMA certification in age management, an ISSA certification in fitness and nutrition, and a USFA certification in senior citizen fitness. E-mail him here.

Read Snyder's blog here.

Marsha Sosebee is a certified healthcare collections specialist with over 20 years of experience in the day-to-day operations of various medical practices, including pediatrics, orthopedics, primary care, and plastic surgery. She currently manages the billing/collections department for a plastic surgery practice and surgery center in Dalton, Ga. E-mail her here.

Read Sossebee's blog here.

Gregory Steinberg, MD, is a cardiologist and internist, an associate clinical professor of Medicine at Columbia University, and a senior attending emeritus at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center (SLRHC) in New York City. He currently serves as CEO and president of ActiveHealth Management. E-mail him here.

Read Steinberg's blog here.

Carol Stryker is a principal at Symbiotic Solutions. She helps medical practices increase profits, improve patient satisfaction, and mitigate risk by focusing on how work gets done. More than 20 years of responsibility for aggressive operational improvements has produced a strong preference for effective solutions, implemented quickly. E-mail her here.

Read Stryker's blog here.

Robert Tucker, MD, MBA, is an accredited investment fiduciary with Plancorp, a St. Louis-based financial planning and management firm. Tucker practiced orthopedics for more than 25 years while overseeing operations, strategic planning, and retirement plans. E-mail him here.

Read Tucker's blog here.

Chastity Werner, CMPE, RHIT, is a member of the healthcare service team at St. Louis-based consulting firm Anders Minkler & Dielhl LLP (AMD). She has worked with hospitals, physicians' practices, and payers with a current focus on physician revenue cycle improvement and has firsthand knowledge of EHR / practice management software implementation. E-mail her here.

Read Werner's blog here.

Aubrey Westgate is an associate editor at Physicians Practice, where she writes and edits for the journal and covers news for the blog. Aubrey has worked in television news, public relations, and newspaper reporting and freelancing. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her family. E-mail her here.

Sarah Q. Wirskye is a partner with Dallas-based law firm Meadows, Collier, et. al. Her practice concentrates on healthcare, tax, and securities fraud. Ms. Wirskye is also a certified public accountant. E-mail her here.

Read Wirskye's blog here.

Randall Wong, MD, is a retinal specialist practicing in Fairfax, Va. He has a passion for the Internet and social media, and writes regularly on how to use these tools to improve website performance, build your practice and improve healthcare. E-mail him here.

Read Wong's blog here.

Michael Woo-Ming, MD MPH, is a family physician / entrepreneur, and founder of RepMD.com, a medical marketing consultancy firm helping physicians and clinics improve their ROI and increase their practice revenue, by attracting new patients via the Internet. E-mail him here.

Read Woo-Ming's blog here.

Melissa Young, MD, FACE, FACP, is an endocrinologist in private practice, an assistant clinical professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and a working suburban mother of two in Freehold, N.J.

Read Young's blog here.

Michael Zhuang is the founder and principal of MZ Capital Management, a Washington, D.C.-based investment advisor firm, offering financial planning, investment advisory, and wealth management services. E-mail him here.

Read Zhuang's blog here.


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