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by oru.rd
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Suggestions for setting up 401K retirement plans for medical practice
Replies: 14
Views: 1586

Suggestions for setting up 401K retirement plans for medical practice

My partner and I would like to set up a 401K retirement plan for our medical practice. There are 2 physicians, 1 PA, and 9 other employees. I am hoping to get Bogleheads advice on the most efficient and cost effective way to set up a retirement plan for the practice. My partner is looking at a plan ...
by oru.rd
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Doctor bill question
Replies: 29
Views: 3179

Re: Doctor bill question

To Pajamas: I suspect that you're a nurse practitioner disgruntled with your MD counterparts. I'm not sure how the argument that a nurse practitioner that gets a nursing degree followed by an ONLINE NP degree (while working full time as a nurse) trumps an MD education. I think it's hard to argue th...
by oru.rd
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Doctor bill question
Replies: 29
Views: 3179

Re: Doctor bill question

Savvy physicians embrace working with NPs and PAs. For instance, the AMA insists in their official public statements that NPs should not practice independently but only as part of a team led by physicians. https://www.ama-assn.org/ama-statement-va-proposed-rule-advanced-practice-nurses However, the...
by oru.rd
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Doctor bill question
Replies: 29
Views: 3179

Re: Doctor bill question

I don't think any of the major journals (NEJM, Lancet, etc.) have reported that NPs achieve better outcomes. No, and it is highly unlikely that any major medical journals will accept research for publication in the near future that demonstrates it, because physicians have fought tooth and nail agai...
by oru.rd
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Doctor bill question
Replies: 29
Views: 3179

Re: Doctor bill question

Most scientific studies demonstrate that patients are more satisfied with the care provided by Nurse Practioners and also that NPs achieve better patient outcomes. NPs provide mostly primary care and tend to spend more time with their patients. There may be even more basic reasons for the differenc...