Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course, participants will have a better understanding of:

  1. The pros and cons of different practice and compensation models.
  2. Various ancillary revenue streams and how to incorporate them into practice.
  3. Common errors made in running a bariatric practice and how to avoid them.

Session I: Lessons and Models
8:00am Welcome
Paul Kemmeter, MD
8:05am My First 5 Years in Practice
Marel R. Ver, MD
8:20am Lessons from Two Decades in Practice
8:35am Evolving Practice Models: Private Practice vs. Employed – Making the Right Decision
Tammy Fouse, MD
8:50am Compensation Models
Randal Baker, MD
9:05am Management Service Organizations and exit opportunities for Bariatric Surgeons
Shawn Garber, MD FACS
9:20am Panel Discussion
9:30am Break
10:00am Welcome Back
Tammy Fouse, MD
10:05am Plastic Surgery for the Bariatric Surgeon
Carl Pesta, MD FASMBS
10:20am Growing your Practice with Social Media
Matthew Weiner, MD
10:35am Ancillary Revenue Streams
Ashutosh Kaul, MD
10:50am From My First Contract to My Best Contract
Rami Lutfi, MD FACS
11:05am Professional Service Agreements: Work Smarter, Not Harder
Paul Kemmeter, MD
11:20am My Decision to Become Certified by American Board of Obesity Medicine
Eric Marcotte, MD FASMBS
11:35am Panel Discussion
12:00pm Adjourn