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The Medical Entrepreneur by Steven M. Hacker MD is a Medical Practice Management Book for Medical Students, Residents, and Physicians.The Medical Entrepreneur by Steven M. Hacker MD is a Medical Practice Management Book for Medical Students, Residents, and Physicians.

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Book Foreword by Daniel M Siegel, MD MS (Management and Policy)
Book Contributions by:
Jeff Cohen, Board Certified Health Care Attorney,
John Igoe, Corporate Attorney,
Howard Gitten, Intellectual Property Attorney.
Kenneth Edelman, Estate Attorney.
Book Published by Nano 2.0 Business Press December 2010.
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Pearls, Pitfalls, and Practical Business Advice for Doctors

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Book Reviews by Leading Physicians

The Medical Entrepreneur: How a Serial Entrepreneur / Dermatologist Made a Boatload of $$$
Alex Ding, Medical Student
Medical School Success

“We do not do enough to prepare our trainees for the business of practice. Likewise, so many creative physicians have commercializable ideas, but find out the hard way how a good idea does not a successful business make. Hacker’s book is a gem in that it speaks to both of these challenges in an engaging way. It is chock-full of wisdom, easily read, and very enjoyable reading. I’ll be recommending it to all of our trainees.”
Joseph C. Kvedar, MD
Director, Center for Connected Health
Partners HealthCare System, Inc.
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School

“Part I allows the reader to envision the necessary activities for opening his or her own practice in the voice of the author, while Part II is a guide for budding entrepreneurs. Part II covers victories and defeats in clear, concise tones that anyone can appreciate and empathize with. Hemingwayesque, concise, and practical, this book would be an ideal gift from department chairs to their senior residents at the start of their last year of training, or a personal purchase around the same time if the chairperson is too cheap to buy it for you. If you are reading this, turn the page and take the roller-coaster ride. Enjoy!”
Daniel Mark Siegel MD, MS (Management and Policy)
Clinical Professor of Dermatology, SUNY Downstate
Director, Procedural Dermatology Fellowship
American Academy of Dermatology President 2012

“Dr. Hacker’s book effectively dispels the notion that ‘doctors aren’t good business people.’ His personal example proves otherwise, and now his book can help other doctors break through that mold, too. Written with clear examples drawn from his experience, the book lays out - step by step - the tools and mind-set needed to create, launch, and profitably run a business. Kudos to the author.”
Jeff Zbar
Author, Speaker, and Business

“After reading this book, I am now more certain than ever that my impressions of Dr. Hacker nearly twenty years ago were correct. His book is an honest, open, forthright attempt to share with his colleagues those precious details he has learned about establishing a medical practice and becoming an entrepreneur. I thought this book was fun to read, informative, concise, and blatantly honest. As I told Dr. Hacker after reading his book, ‘I think you have taught an old dog some new tricks.’ ”
Franklin P. Flowers, MD
Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery

Book Reviews from

5.0 out of 5 stars - The Health Care Business Person, January 16, 2011
By Very Interesting.
“This book is 246 pages packed full of critically important information for doctors, medical students, helathcare administrators and healthcare entrepreneurs. The author has made it easy to read, with lists of step by step guides on what should be done when opening a practice or starting a new entrepreneurial venture. The value of this book at it’s current price point is such that my “Return on invesment” is several thousand percent. I highly recommend reading this book or gifting it to doctor relative.”

5.0 out of 5 stars - Good advice for future med students, June 19, 2011
By LW.
“It’s never too early for med students to think about what they are going to do after med school. Hacker provides much useful insight into applying one’s medical training in a startup environment, especially in setting up one’s own practice. He clearly explains the decision-making process and identifies many pitfalls. I know students have alot to read already, but this one should be on the list. It is well worth the investment.”

5.0 out of 5 stars - Well written, engaging, concise, June 8, 2011
By drmac05.
“Great book. Part I gives a great overview of how to start your own medical practice based on Hacker’s experience as an entrepreneur. Should be noted, though, that Hacker does not discuss anything about creating a cash practice. Part II of the book discusses how to start and run your own business outside of medical practice. I purchased the book because of Part I, but Part II was a great read as well. To summarize, I think this book should be required reading in medical school to educate American physicians on how to be successful in running a practice. I’m content working where I’m at now, but should I ever decide to change locations, I’ll refer to this book to guide my future practice. Thank you Dr. Hacker for taking the time to write this book!”

5.0 out of 5 stars - Everything a doctor always wanted to know about running a business, but was afraid to ask!, January 4, 2011
By Bruce Konners.
“Steven Hacker, a successful entrepreneur and an excellent Doctor, combines the world of business and medicine in a way that has not been done before to help give doctors and health professionals a practical understanding of business. Filled with lots of good information, The Medical Entrepreneur is an easy read filled with real world business sense. The book covers everything from the basic decision about whether to go into private practice or not, to how to run a private practice, to creating and running a business that might be related or even unrelated to your medical practice. What makes this book special is that Dr. Hacker has done all of the above, so you get the benefit of all he has learned.”

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The Medical Entrepreneur
by Steven M. Hacker MD

The Medical Entrepreneur by Steven M. Hacker MD is a Medical Practice Management Book for Medical Students, Residents, and Physicians.
ISBN-13: 978-0615407135, Softcover Book.

This new Second Edition book is written for medical students, medical residents, and physicians in private practice, academia and research. The book is an excellent review of everything a doctor needs to know about the business of medicine from the moment he or she graduates medical school.
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El Empresario Medico by Steven M. Hacker MD is a Medical Practice Management Book for Latino Medical Students, Residents, and Physicians.
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