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Interviews

Private Practice for the Rural Surgeon

Patrick V. Bailey, MD, FACS, Medical Director, ACS Advocacy, interviews Michael Sarap, MD, FACS, Chair, ACS Advisory Council for Rural Surgery, on some of the specifics of his more than 30 years of experience as a private practice surgeon in Cambridge, OH, a small rural community in the southeastern part of the state. Topics include management models, recruitment, building relationships within the community, and more.



How to Assess Your Hospital's Financial Health

Patrick V. Bailey, MD, MLS, FACS, Medical Director, ACS Advocacy, interviews Julie Conyers, MD, MBA, FACS, a rural general surgeon in Ketchikan, AK, about assessing your hospital’s financial health. Dr. Conyers explains how the Affordable Care Act has affected whether health care is recession-proof; identifies indicators that your hospital might be struggling financially, especially in the difficult COVID-19 era; and speaks on related topics in this informative discussion.



The Biggest Financial Mistakes Surgeons Can Make and How to Correct Them

Patrick V. Bailey, MD, MLS, FACS, Medical Director, Advocacy, ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy, Washington, DC, interviews Mark Aeder, MD, FACS, associate professor, transplant and hepatobiliary surgery, University Hospitals, Cleveland Medical Center, Ohio, about the biggest financial mistakes that surgeons can make. Topics include the importance of dedicated savings; managing debt, both “good” and “bad”; setting a financial plan; having appropriate insurance to cover various stages of life and more.



Financial Planning for Surgeons Part 1

Patrick V. Bailey, MD, MLS, FACS, ACS Medical Director for Advocacy, interviews Mark Aeder, MD, FACS, associate professor of transplant and hepatobiliary surgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, about financial planning for surgeons.



Financial Planning for Surgeons Part 2

Patrick V. Bailey, MD, MLS, FACS, Medical Director, Advocacy, ACS DAHP, interviews Mark Aeder, MD, FACS, associate professor, transplant and hepatobiliary surgery, University Hospitals, Cleveland Medical Center, about financial planning for surgeons. In this second conversation in the series, Dr. Aeder goes into more detail about how to choose a financial advisor who is right for you.



Private Practitioner to Employed Surgeon

Patrick V. Bailey, MD, MLS, FACS, Medical Director, Advocacy, ACS DAHP, interviews Mark Savarise, MD, MBA, FACS, associate professor, department of surgery, University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City, who discusses his decision to go into private surgery practice, and then the converse decision of when he thought it best to leave private practice and work as an employed surgeon.