Shareef Mahdavi helps doctors be smarter when it comes to their practice.  His blog covers financial, customer and technology topics.

BLOG: Seven questions to ask when considering private equity

November 13, 2019

I’m heading East to participate in the Healio event “Open Your Eyes to Private Equity” as a panelist tomorrow afternoon just ahead of the OSN New York…

BLOG: What I learned at AAO — the good stuff and my concerns

October 22, 2019

If my math is correct, this was my 33rd American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. Each annual meeting brings more perspective to this incredible medical specialty many…

BLOG: One simple formula on change

October 3, 2019

Back in my college days at Michigan — Go Blue! — I had the fortune to be a Dannemiller intern, part of a small group of students who were mentored by Kathie…

BLOG: Disrupting your surgical referrals

August 20, 2019

One concern shared with me by eye surgeons is what would happen to surgical volume if referral sources are pulled away. That threat may still be far off in the distance…

BLOG: Encourage patients to complain

August 13, 2019

Compared with business leaders, doctors are in a difficult spot when it comes to how success is measured. In business, making the right decision at least part of the…

BLOG: The half-life of a complaint

July 22, 2019

Let’s recap: In recent blogs, I’ve touched on different elements that impact the value of the medical practice, with a tilt toward the items that are more…

BLOG: Big money enters eye care

June 24, 2019

The announcement several weeks ago of Goldman Sachs’ purchase of Capital Vision Services (MyEyeDr) marks a significant milestone in private equity’s…

BLOG: Your fees and the value of your practice

May 30, 2019

Given the frenzy over private equity that’s emerged over the past several years, many practices are at least considering a sale. One of the first questions asked…

BLOG: How good are you really?

May 22, 2019

Most of us think we are better than we really are. Sad but true. It shows up all across society, and psychologists even have a term for it: illusory superiority, aka the…

BLOG: What defines a well-run practice?

May 16, 2019

Most doctors tell me their practices are well run and firmly believe it based on growth in revenue, tenure of staff and patients who seem to be pleased with the services…