Ophthalmic Leadership: A Practical Guide for Physicians, Administrators, and Teams, Second Edition

John B. Pinto
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Ophthalmic practices have many types of leaders, functioning at all levels of the organization.  Ophthalmic Leadership: A Practical Guide for Physicians, Administrators, and Teams, Second Edition can provide each of these leaders with the tools to be more decisive, motivating, and effective.
John B. Pinto, America’s most published author on the business of ophthalmology, has firsthand experience with the best and worst practice leadership habits from his decades of experience as an ophthalmic practice consultant. He has coached countless physician and lay leaders to the next level of their careers. Together with his team of more than 20 expert contributors, Pinto covers every aspect of leadership in ophthalmology, no matter the size of the practice or the current experience of the team.

Chapters include:
•    What Do You Believe in? Developing a List of Core Values for Your Practice
•    Grooming and Moving Line Staff Up to Middle Management
•    Contingency Planning in a Less-Certain Environment
•    Leading Your Team Past the Inevitable Conflicts of Practice Life

Everyone in ophthalmology can benefit from the lessons inside Ophthalmic Leadership: A Practical Guide for Physicians, Administrators, and Teams, Second Edition—from the rising ophthalmic technician or department manager, to the managing partner, and even the most seasoned practice administrator.

“The book you now hold is a wonderful opportunity to rededicate yourself to your professional development as a leader and to the success of your organization.” 

From the Foreword by Richard L. Lindstrom, MD

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Contributing Authors
Foreword by Richard L. Lindstrom, MD

Section I Leadership Perspectives

Chapter 1 Managing Your Effectiveness: Accountability 101
Keith Casebolt

Chapter 2 The Leadership Dyad: Building Core Strength in Ophthalmology Group Practices 
Craig N. Piso, PhD and John B. Pinto

Chapter 3 “Me-ness” Versus “We-ness”: Th e Selfless Leader
Amir Arbisser, MD

Chapter 4 What Do You Believe In? Developing a List of Core Values for Your Practice 
John B. Pinto

Chapter 5 The Thermodynamics of Practice Leadership
John B. Pinto

Chapter 6 Should We Downsize, Stay on the Current Plateau, or Grow Larger? 
John B. Pinto

Chapter 7 Avoiding Building or Joining a Practice Larger Than You Can Personally Thrive in, and One Day Lead 
John B. Pinto

Chapter 8 Business Pathology: Applying Health Care’s Disease Management Model to the Management of Your Practice
John B. Pinto

Chapter 9 How Well Will You Adapt to the Future Eye Care Business Environment?
John B. Pinto

Section II Awakening Leadership Skills in Yourself and Others

Chapter 10 Character and Leadership: Creating a Positive Work Environment for a Highly Successful Practice 
Jaci M. Lindstrom

Chapter 11 The Eight Roots of Healthy Power in Effective Medical Leadership 
Craig N. Piso, PhD

Chapter 12 Grooming and Moving Line Staff Up to Middle Management 
Corinne Z. Wohl, MHSA, COE

Chapter 13 Best-of-Class Administrators: The Triumph of the Tortoise Over the Hare
John B. Pinto

Chapter 14 Feedback: The Fine Art of Boosting Staff Performance
John B. Pinto

Chapter 15 Getting Things Done: Keys to Prioritization and Implementation 
John B. Pinto

Chapter 16 My 25-Year Development as a Leader: From One Employee (Me!) to 75
Linda Cook

Chapter 17 Coaching and Motivating Office Staff
John B. Pinto

Chapter 18 Assembling a Practice and Personal Advisory Team
John B. Pinto

Chapter 19 Keeping Yourself in 24/7 Turnaround Mode
John B. Pinto

Chapter 20 Helping Your Managers Manage: The Hallmarks of Superior Supervision
John B. Pinto

Chapter 21 Are You an Entrepreneur? Take This Simple Test 
John B. Pinto

Chapter 22 How to Recruit and Integrate a New Doctor 
Lauren Simon and Amelia Rogoff

Chapter 23 Leadership Leaps for Women in Ophthalmology
Marsha Link, PhD

Chapter 24 Top Issues That Administrators Have With Their Doctors
John B. Pinto; Craig N. Piso, PhD; and Candace (Candy) S. Simerson, COE, CAHCM

Chapter 25 Curing the Blahs: Has Your Practice Lost Its “Organizational Vigor”? 
John B. Pinto

Chapter 26 Is It Time to Replace or Tune Up Your Office Manager or Administrator? 
John B. Pinto

Chapter 27 “Can’t I Just Manage My Own Practice?” Alternatives to Employing a Practice Manager or Administrator
John B. Pinto

Chapter 28 Questions to Ask Before Accepting Your Next Job as Practice Administrator
John B. Pinto

Chapter 29 From Bench to Boardroom: The Path From Scientist to CEO 
Adrienne Graves, PhD

Section III Leadership’s Nuts, Bolts, and Basic Training

Chapter 30 The Mission: How the Physician-Leader Can Help Keep Staff Focused
Paul N. Arnold, MD

Chapter 31 Effective Practice Leadership: Balancing Authority, Power, and Responsibility 
Craig N. Piso, PhD and John B. Pinto

Chapter 32 How Our Practice Works: An Open Letter for Lay Staff From Eye Clinic Leaders
John B. Pinto

Chapter 33 Administrative Basics: Writing Your Manager’s Position Description
John B. Pinto

Chapter 34 Compliance: Setting an Example and Sending a Message 
Alan E. Reider, JD and Allison Weber Shuren, Esq

Chapter 35 Leading Toward the Electronic Practice
Jeff Grant

Chapter 36 Leading and Managing Clinical Support Staff
Jane T. Shuman, MSM, COT, COE, OCS, OSC

Chapter 37 Questions That Can Improve Your Bottom Line
John B. Pinto

Chapter 38 Contingency Planning in a Less-Certain Environment 
John B. Pinto

Chapter 39 Collaboration: The Key to Better Management Decisions 
John B. Pinto

Chapter 40 Ophthalmic Practice Motivation: A New Inventory Tool for Staff and Providers
John B. Pinto and Craig N. Piso, PhD

Chapter 41 How to Find and Reform or Eliminate the Weakest Members of Your Practice Team
John B. Pinto

Chapter 42 Leadership Decisions Inspired by Behavioral Economics
Erik F. Kruger, MD

Chapter 43 Ten Simple Steps for a Successful Practice
John B. Pinto

Section IV Leading Through Change and Transition

Chapter 44 Confessions of a Reluctant Managing Partner
Paul S. Imperia, MD

Chapter 45 Strengths and Limitations of the “MD-as-Administrator” Model  
John Campbell, MD

Chapter 46 Congratulations! (I Think): Preparing to Become the Next Managing Partner of Our Practice 
John C. Shin, MD

Chapter 47 Through the Eyes of a Lay CEO Who Has Evolved From Employee to Owner 
John Swencki, MBA

Chapter 48 Transition Times Two: A New Administrator’s Efforts to Reposition and Update a Second-Generation Practice
Hayley Boling, MBA, COE

Chapter 49 Leadership at a Time of Crisis
William Shields, MD

Chapter 50 Critical Care: Health Care Leaders and Political Issues
Priscilla Arnold, MD

Chapter 51 Ten Signs That It May Be Time to Change Administrators
John B. Pinto

Section V Doctors Leading Doctors

Chapter 52 Managing Partner: The Dirtiest Job in Eye Care Today
John B. Pinto

Chapter 53 How to Be a Better Physician Supervisor and Break in Your Practice’s New Doctor
John B. Pinto

Chapter 54 What Does Your Associate Doctor Really Want?
John B. Pinto

Chapter 55 Deciding If Your Associate Provider Is Ready for Ownership
John B. Pinto

Chapter 56 What Is a Partnership, Really? What Kind Do You Have?
John B. Pinto

Chapter 57 Eight Rules for Getting Along With Your Practice Partner
John B. Pinto

Chapter 58 Twenty Rules for Group Practice Harmony
John B. Pinto

Chapter 59 Tips for Running a More Effective Practice Retreat
John B. Pinto

Chapter 60 From Chaos to Order: Improving Practice Board Meetings 
John B. Pinto

Chapter 61 Th e Neanderthal Doctor: Habits to Lose on Your Way to a Better Practice 
John B. Pinto

Chapter 62 Leading Your Team Past the Inevitable Conflicts of Practice Life
John B. Pinto

Appendix A Administrator/Practice Manager Score Card
Appendix B Physician Leadership Score Card 
Appendix C Measuring Your Practice’s Level of Teamwork
Appendix D Does Your Practice Have “Supervisory Deficit Syndrome”?
Financial Disclosures

About the Editors

John B. Pinto is the most-published author in America on ophthalmology practice management topics. He founded J. Pinto & Associates, Inc., an ophthalmic practice management consulting firm, in 1979. Since then he has provided strategic planning, operations, and marketing advice to pharmaceutical companies, basic science centers, hospitals, multispecialty clinics, and single-specialty facilities. 

For nearly 40 years, a majority of the firm’s service has been to ophthalmic practices ranging from small solo practices to high-volume market leaders, teaching centers, and ophthalmic product companies. He has been active as a practice consultant in North America and Europe, and has worked and lectured in South America and the Far East. 

Pinto is best known as a strategic planning and economic advisor to practices large and small. In addition to covering most dimensions of modern practice operations management, he is a career advisor—providing individual coaching and contract negotiation services to new graduates and midcareer ophthalmologists. His professional life today is rounded out with succession planning, practice valuations, partner dispute mediation, merger/acquisition counsel, and leadership development for administrators and physicians. 

A prolific writer, Pinto is the author of several books beyond the text you now hold: 
•    John Pinto’s Little Green Book of Ophthalmology
•    Turnaround: Twenty-One Weeks to Ophthalmic Practice Survival and Permanent Improvement
•    Ten Eyecare Practices: Benchmarks for Success
•    Cash Flow: The Practical Art of Earning More From Your Ophthalmology Practice, written with Anne Rose
•    The Efficient Ophthalmologist
•    Legal Issues in Ophthalmology: A Review for Surgeons and Administrators, written with Alan Reider and Allison Shuren
•    The Women of Ophthalmology, written with Elizabeth Davis, MD
•    Simple: The Inner Game of Ophthalmic Practice Success, which is a companion text to John Pinto’s Little Green Book of Ophthalmology
•    UP: Taking Ophthalmic Administrators and Their Management Teams to the Next Level of Skill, Performance, and Career Satisfaction, co-authored with Corinne Z. Wohl
•    Marketing Your Ophthalmic Practice  

Many of these titles are now published by SLACK Books and can be ordered by going to www.slackbooks.com. 

John is a member of the editorial board of Ocular Surgery News and a regular contributor to other eye care publications. He is available for individual physician and practice consulting services to supplement this book. Please contact him at:
J. Pinto & Associates, Inc.
2926 Kellogg Street 
Suite B18
San Diego, CA 92106