Tag Archives: ophthalmology

Tips4EyeDocs- 12/30/2011 No. 13 – A View From Atop at VSP – A Chat with Dr. Tim Jankowski

FROM THE EDITOR In the large venue of health care, vision care from plans like VSP, EyeMed, DavisVision and others are but support players. Although the stakes for the employee or the employer are not high, they are important to … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily No. 12 for 12/29/2011 – Haste Makes Waste

FROM THE EDITOR A few days ago, I had received a post surgical report from an area surgeon about a patient of mine who had undergone cataract extraction. If you are like me, I like to jump quickly to the … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily No. 11 for 12/28/2011 – How is Optometry Like Sears?

FROM THE EDITOR “Sears losing the retail battle & to close 100+ stores nationwide. http://yhoo.it/rIcXMm” The headlines describe the recent Sears decision to close over 100 stores across the country in order to retain working capital.  Sears has experienced a downward … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily No. 10 for 12/27/2011 – What will you do for me today?

FROM THE EDITOR The end of the year holidays are upon us. We may even be aglow from our good fortune. How about our patients? Unlike our brethren, patients not only feel their own good fortune, but also must decide … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 12/23/2011 – No 9 – Continuing your education

FROM THE EDITOR The wisdom of years of practice brings a precious chance to introspect. Over the years of active practice, I had managed hundreds of glaucoma patients of every conceivable color or shape. Yet I still wasn’t legislatively recognized … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily -22 Dec2011 – No 8 – An Open Letter to Dr. Jankowski

Dear Dr. Jankowski, As the Chairman , VSP Global Board of Directors (“VSP”), I thank you for your outreach to the optometric community who make up panel doctors from around the country. You have been tireless in this regard. With the … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 12/21/2011 – No 7 – Clinical Decision Making + more

FROM THE EDITOR Last night, while I was driving home, I noticed a fork in the freeway. I, like other drivers, wondered which fork to take on this freeway. From afar, it appeared that both dorks had slow traffic. I … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 12/20/2011 – No 6 – The Power of a Smile + more

FROM THE EDITOR It was cold in Sacramento. The wind was whistled ever so gently and small whirlwinds gently stirred the loose leaves beneath me. I got to wonder what the average person does on a cold day like this. … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily for 12/16/2011 – VSP’s Business Model + Grand Rounds Brain Teaser

FROM THE EDITOR The Business Model of VSP and its competitors Private practice optometry is inherently inefficient and costly. To fuel this inefficiency, reimbursements and extra charges must be sufficiently flexible enough to reward panel doctors. However, this is untenable … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily for 15 Dec 2011; No. 3- How did VSP Do in their Town Hall Meeting

FROM THE EDITOR This time last evening, I peeked into VSP’s tactical plan to respond to panel doctors concern about its direction. Today, I reflect on my own thoughts and those of others: Rob Lynch as the chief presenter is … Continue reading

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