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PRACTICE: IMPOSSIBLE™

Coach JPMD reveals his business and personal approaches to Medicare Advantage practices and strategies on how to decrease stress and generate a great income. As Baby Boomers turn 65, patients are turning to Medicare Advantage plans as health plans of choice. Discover how medical practice pitfalls can hinder your growth as a physician so that you can meaningfully care for patients and develop great relationships with your colleagues. Coach JPMD will interview thought leaders, fellow colleagues, and industry experts who will share inspiring stories on how to live healthy, balanced lives while caring for patients. Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and healthcare administrators will understand how to manage profitable managed care practices by implementing specific marketing plans, hiring the best team members, and using the right technology. Physicians who learn and apply basic principles of population management will increase their chances of differentiating themselves from other colleagues so that they can decrease the chances of burnout and help their populations live long. You are not going to want to miss out on the mix of interviews and solo shows from Coach JPMD. Hit subscribe and get ready to transform your practice, live powerfully and practice impossible.

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040 - 5 Reasons to Embrace Medicare Advantage Today
In this episode, Coach JPMD acknowledges September 17th - the day designated as Physician Suicide Awareness Day.  The only way for physicians to help their patients powerfully is to take great care of themselves.  Coach JPMD also discusses the 5 reasons you should embrace Medicare Advantage plans today!. Pat Flynn, a prolific podcaster and entrepreneur has said many times - there are riches in niches (or something like that).  Considering the vast number of seniors that will become Medicare eligible in the upcoming years, it is important you consider the opportunities and value in embracing these insurance programs. My mission is to help populations live long by increasing physician awareness of spiritual, mental and physical health globally.Show Notes
10:21 09/22/2022
039 - Can You Hear Me Better?
In this Money Tree Series Episode #10, you'll learn about 3 ways that durable medical equipment (DME) expenses affect your managed care practice. A DME is any equipment used in the home as an aid to improve quality of life and most insurance companies will have funds set aside for patients who may need them. I’d also invite you to hear the sound quality of my new home production studio! Download the money tree diagram here to visualize the role DMEs play.Don’t forget that Coach JPMD helps physicians go from overwhelmed to confident while increasing their income in 90 days or less. Book a call using this link to learn how you can decrease your stress and earn more. My goal is to help you to understand the business of medicine so you can Practice Impossible.Show Notes
05:08 09/08/2022
038 - 7 Things You Should NOT Do as a PCP - Money Tree Series #9
PCPs play a pivotal role in managing Medicare Advantage panels.  Creating healthy personal and business habits that surround your practice can be the difference between retiring early with financial freedom or working until you can’t physically and emotionally work anymore.  Don’t let the stress of your medical practice tear you down.  Learn how to squash old habits now so you can create a prosperous and stress free practice.  Download the money tree diagram here to visualize the role PCPs play.Don’t forget that Coach JPMD helps physicians go from overwhelmed to confident while increasing their income in 90 days or less. Book a call using this link to learn how you can decrease your stress and earn more. My goal is to help you to understand the business of medicine so you can Practice Impossible.Show Notes
16:07 08/25/2022
037 - Have You Taken Your Vacation?
Coach JPMD takes a moment to express his gratitude and takes a pause for this week’s episode following a recent vacation.YouTube video from Sweden https://youtu.be/slAdaQBtTEgShow Notes
02:11 08/11/2022
036 - How You Can Lead Your Team to Financial Independence with Michelle Lynch, MA
In this episode, Coach JPMD talks with his medical assistant and soon to be LPN, Michelle Lynch. Michelle has twenty years of experience working in healthcare for general practitioners and internal medicine physicians. She has been working diligently to obtain her LPN license after waiting years so she could ensure her family was cared for first. Coach JPMD highlights a story of inspiration and awareness that transformed Michelle’s financial life and wellbeing. Not only have these lessons transformed her original way of thinking but has helped to transform her family's. Tune in to hear more about Michelle’s transformation and how YOU can transform your life.Show Notes
17:04 07/28/2022
035 - Easy Ways to Ground and Improve Your Life - Part 2 with Clint Ober
In this episode, Coach JPMD kicks back off with grounding pioneer, Clint Ober. Tune in to learn more about the health benefits of grounding, some easy ways you can begin, and how YOU can use it to transform your life!In 1998, after a successful career grounding systems in the cable television industry, Earthing Pioneer Clint Ober began investigating the potential to improve human health with grounding. Today, he is the founder of earth FX Inc., a grounding research and development company based in California through which he helped to develop, and patent, the first indoor Earthing products. Show Notes
24:40 07/14/2022
034 - Grounding Your Way to Better Physical and Mental Health with Clint Ober - Part 1
Coach JPMD remains passionate about bringing you guests, ideas, stories, and discussions about the business of medicine. In this episode, Coach JPMD interviews a grounding pioneer, Clint Ober.In 1998, after a successful career grounding systems in the cable television industry, Earthing Pioneer Clint Ober began investigating the potential to improve human health with grounding. Today, he is the founder of earth FX Inc., a grounding research and development company based in California through which he helped to develop, and patent, the first indoor Earthing products.Show Notes
32:13 06/30/2022
033 - Money Tree Series #8 - Hospital Expenses - 5 Things You Can Do to Increase Your Revenue
In this Money Tree Series Episode #8, Coach JPMD talks about the role played by hospitals and their influence on the Money Tree. He discusses how they impact the flow of money from insurance companies and care providers. The Money Tree Series episodes are geared to helping physicians and other healthcare providers learn the ins and outs of running a successful Medicare Advantage practice.  You can download the money tree diagram at www.coachjpmd.com/moneytree.Don’t forget that Coach JPMD helps physicians go from overwhelmed to confident while increasing their income in 90 days or less. Book a call using this link to learn how you can decrease your stress and earn more. Our goal is to help you understand the business of medicine and Practice Impossible.Show Notes
08:30 06/16/2022
032 - How Are You Embracing Hardship? - Habits of R A R E Leaders
Coach JPMD is happy to celebrate one year of podcasting with discussion on how to endure and embrace through hardships. He has enjoyed sharing his stories and the stories of others on his journey to improve the lives of healthcare providers by helping to decrease stress. He discusses his top three personal hardships and reveals R.A.R.E. leadership skills to help increase trust, joy, and engagement. He shares how these valuable skills can help you and your team to practice impossible.Show Notes
07:44 06/02/2022
031 - My Practice Gamer Changer - What a Virtual Scribe Can Do for You with Ashwin George, COO of VP Scribe
In this episode, Coach JPMD continues his quest to find the most impactful guests to help you decrease your stress and teach you the ins and outs of the business of medicine. Coach JPMD interviews Ashwin George, COO of Virtual Physician Scribes. Ashwin’s vision is to simplify healthcare by creating innovative virtual solutions for healthcare organizations. He builds business partnerships with physicians and healthcare professionals to help them enjoy what they do by creating a tailored virtual medical solution for them. He initially founded Virtual Physician Scribes in 2017 to provide live virtual scribing and transcription solutions for healthcare practices. Since then, his company has expanded and is now offering more virtual solutions for clinics such as virtual medical assistant services and chronic care management coordinated services. Tune in to learn more about the possibilities for your practice and how scribe services can help YOU practice impossible.Don’t forget to leave a review and share with your friends.Show Notes 
24:24 05/19/2022
030 - Learn How Retiring Early is Possible for You - Wisdom from Jolene Loos, CPA
In this episode, Coach JPMD continues his quest to find the most impactful guests to help you decrease your stress and teach you the ins and outs of the business of medicine.  Jolene Loos has been helping physicians with tax preparation and business planning for over three decades.  She brings a unique set of experience after having counseled hundreds of physicians during their careers.  As Coach JPMD’s accountant,  Jolene often gave him advice that he sometimes did not take.  Listen and learn from Jolene and her words of wisdom.  Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review.  Click on the show notes below to learn more about Jolene Loos and schedule a free consultation call with her.Visit www.coachjpmd.com/retireearly see how much you need to save to retire early.Show Notes
33:11 05/05/2022
029 - Money Tree Series #7 - Laboratories
In this Money Tree Series Episode #7, Coach JPMD talks about the role played by laboratories and their influence on the Money Tree. He discusses how they impact the flow of money from insurance companies and care providers. The Money Tree Series episodes are geared to helping physicians and other healthcare providers learn the ins and outs of running a successful Medicare Advantage practice.  You can download the money tree diagram at www.coachjpmd.com/moneytree.Don’t forget that Coach JPMD helps physicians go from overwhelmed to confident while increasing their income in 90 days or less. Book a call using this link to learn how you can decrease your stress and earn more.  Our goal is to help you understand the business of medicine and practice impossible.
06:55 04/21/2022
028 - Breathing Through Life Powerfully with Dr. MeiLan Han, MD
In this episode, Coach JPMD interviews one of America’s most prominent Pulmonologists, Dr. MeiLan Han, MD on the importance of pulmonary health, interpersonal awareness, while she promotes her new book “Breathing Lessons: A Doctor’s Guide to Lung Health”. Dr MeiLan Han, MD MS, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of Michigan. Originally from Idaho, Dr. Han received her medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan. She is the co-chair of the University of Michigan COPD Quality Improvement Committee and co-authored the University of Michigan COPD Guidelines. You will not want to miss this episode as we discover more about Dr. Han and her passion and gift for simplifying complex systems as she practices impossible!Show Notes
27:58 04/07/2022
027 - Money Tree Series #6 - Why Using Surgery Centers are Better for You and Your Patients
In this Money Tree Series Episode #6, Coach JPMD talks about the role played by Ambulatory Surgery Centers and their influence on the Money Tree. He discusses how they impact the flow of funding within the insurance and within the IPA. He talks about the relationship between surgery centers and various providers of care. The Money Tree Series Podcast episodes are geared toward helping physicians and other healthcare providers with the ins and outs of running a successful Medicare Advantage practice.  You can download the money tree diagram at www.coachjpmd.com/moneytree.Don’t forget that Coach JPMD helps physicians go from overwhelmed to confident while increasing their income and their time in 90 days or less. Book a call using this link to learn how you can decrease your stress and earn more.
07:38 03/24/2022
026 - Keeping It Real in Tough Hiring Times
Coach JPMD takes a pause by keeping it real and briefly describing what you can do to help your practice in these tough hiring times.PRACTICE: IMPOSSIBLE™ Episodes
04:56 03/10/2022
025 - Blue Zones Demystified - Will You Be a Centenarian?
In this episode, join Coach JPMD as he provides an overview of the research done by Dan Beuttner and The Blue Zones.  Blue Zones are the areas described by Mr Beuttner as having the highest concentration of centenarians in the world.  You will learn how you can implement “Power Nine” features into your own life and community. This book also includes recipes made with ingredients linked to longevity in Blue Zones around the world.  Don’t forget to leave a review and tell me what you think about this episode.Show Notes
20:23 02/24/2022
024 - Money Tree #5 - Diagnostic Centers and How You Can Save Money
In this Money Tree Series Episode #5, Coach JPMD talks about the role played by Diagnostic Centers and their influence on the Money Tree. He discusses how they impact the flow of funding within the insurance and within the IPA. He talks about the relationship between radiology centers and various providers of care. The Money Tree Series Podcast episodes are geared toward helping physicians and other healthcare providers with the ins and outs of running a successful Medicare Advantage practice.  You can download the money tree diagram at www.coachjpmd.com/moneytree.Don’t forget that Coach JPMD helps physicians go from overwhelmed to confident while increasing their income and their time in 90 days or less. Book a call using this link to learn how you can decrease your stress and earn more.Show Notes 
10:09 02/10/2022
023 - Covid-19 Got Me!
Coach JPMD takes a pause due to Covid-19.
02:51 01/27/2022
022 - The Smart Way To Plan And Build Your Wealth - Tips From My Financial Advisors
In this episode, President of SFG Wealth Advisors, B. Don Snyder, and advisor Ryan Johns, MBA discuss what it means to build your financial future, the importance of creating margin to meet your financial goals, and the benefits of generosity. They share their personal financial plans, how they make money as advisors, and who their ideal clients truly are. They discuss how to get the most out of their expertise and how to apply that to a foundation that will remove the stress and uncertainty of the unknown as it pertains to retirement and financial freedom.Physicians can only Practice: Impossible if they have their financial lives in order and we hope that this episode helps you start your transformative journey.Show Notes
37:56 01/13/2022
021 - Clips From the Most Impactful Episodes of 2021
Wondering what you missed on the Practice Impossible Podcast in 2021? Here are Coach JPMD’s top picks for the most impactful podcast episodes in order to decrease stress and increase profits.Click below to find more information on the top rated episodes of 2021!Massage and Self-Care with Elena - Click HereRoadmap to Financial Freedom with Sonja - Click HerePreventing Burnout with Gabriella - Click Here Is Medicare Advantage Right for You? - Click HereCommercial Real estate with Dr. Singh - Click Here Religion and Longevity with Zach - Click Here Overcoming Shame with Dr. Shaw - Click Here Podiatry in Managed Care with Dr. Jude F Pierre - Click Here 
31:24 12/30/2021
020 - Money Tree Series #4 - The Specialists
In this Money Tree Series Episode #4, Coach JPMD talks about the role of the Specialist and their influence on the Money Tree. He discusses how they impact the flow of funding within the insurance and within the IPA. He talks about the relationship between local Specialists and Primary care physicians. He discusses the importance of communicating regularly with the specialists in order to deliver the best patient care. The Money Tree Series Podcast episodes are geared toward helping physicians and other healthcare providers with the ins and outs of running a successful Medicare Advantage practice.  You can download the money tree diagram at www.coachjpmd.com/moneytree.Don’t forget that Coach JPMD helps physicians go from overwhelmed to confident while increasing their income and their time in 90 days or less. Book a call using this link to learn how you can decrease your stress and earn more.Sign up for your free course on Medicare Advantage for healthcare providers here.Show Notes 
11:19 12/16/2021
019 - How Two Judes Make it Right - Lessons From Jude-Farley Pierre, DPM
Not too many people in this world can say that they are good friends with someone with the same name.  In this week’s episode Coach JPMD has a great conversation with Jude-Farley Pierre, DPM.  They discuss how they met and how Dr. Pierre combined forces to provide terrific care for their patients.  Dr. JF Pierre will help you understand the differences in podiatry training and how it has evolved over the years.  Podiatry can be considered a surgical subspeciality and Dr. JF Pierre describes the intricate relationships that podiatrists can have with negotiating groups such as Independent Practice Association (IPA).  You will not want to miss this fun episode.  Coach JPMD helps physicians go from feeling overwhelmed to confident while increasing their income and freeing up time in 90 days or less. Check out the show notes for more information or click here to schedule an introductory call.Show Notes
37:01 12/02/2021
018 - Know All Your Exits - Will and Estate Planning with Joshua Keleske, JD, MBA
Planning or thinking about end-of-life decision-making can be daunting. In this episode, Coach JPMD has the honor of interviewing Joshua Keleske, JD, MBA on the importance of Estate Planning and Living Wills. Joshua, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, committed himself to provide exceptionally skilled legal counsel. Born in Racine, Wisconsin, Joshua is a member of The Florida Bar and The State Bar of Wisconsin. He is certified in Wills, Trusts, and Estates by the Florida Bar. Joshua helps us to define what we often tell our patients to do. Coach JPMD uses real-life scenarios to dissect a difficult subject for many. If you’re a physician or healthcare provider without an estate plan, you will not want to miss this episode.  Planning your exit is just as important as building a successful medical practice and will help you to Practice Impossible.Schedule your FREE consultation with Joshua to get your plan started by following this link here https://trustedcounselors.com/Show Notes
35:35 11/18/2021
017 - The Time is Now - Coaching a Better You with "My Sherpa" Jay Puppo
In this episode, Coach JPMD has the honor of interviewing his own business coach, Jay Puppo.  Most professional athletes and highly successful business executives have coaches that help them achieve things that they may not have done on their own.  Physicians and other healthcare providers perform job duties that require a high level of competence and expertise. Unfortunately, medical school and residency training programs do not train physicians on the business of medicine.  After seeking wise counsel from several coaches and mentors, Coach JPMD was able to accelerate his own growth with the help of Jay. Join the conversation in this episode and learn why the time is now for you to be a better you.  Check out the resources in the show notes.Don’t forget to leave us a review here. Show Notes
23:01 11/04/2021
016 - Money Tree Series #3 - Understanding the Negotiating Organizations - What Do IPAs Do?
In this Money Tree Series Episode #3, Coach JPMD describes what Independent Practice Associations (IPAs) do for healthcare entities and Medicare Advantage practices.  IPAs are particularly helpful in bringing large multi-specialty groups together to help negotiate better contract rates.  The Money Tree Series Podcast episodes are geared to helping physicians and other healthcare providers the ins and outs of running a successful Medicare Advantage practice.  You can download the money tree diagram at www.coachjpmd.com/moneytree.Don’t forget that Coach JPMD helps physicians go from overwhelmed to confident while increasing their income and their time in 90 days or less. Book a call using this link to learn how you can decrease your stress and earn more.Show Notes
07:56 10/28/2021
015 - All About the Holistic You - A Conversation with Dr Maria Scunziano-Singh, MD
In this episode, Dr. Maria Scunziano-Singh, also known as Dr. Maria, guides us through her integrative approach to medicine using both traditional practices and naturopathic medicine. Originally from New York, and practicing in Hernando County, FL for the last 25 years, she discusses the development of her practice, Access Healthcare, alongside her husband, Dr. P Singh, and the lessons that Managed Care has taught them in regard to quality patient care. Brilliant as she is, Dr. Maria’s a teacher and a consultant at the WellCome OM Integral Healing and Education Center located in Spring Hill, Florida, that she founded in 2019. In addition to receiving a Telly Award and several Florida’s Top Doctors nominations, Dr. Scunziano-Singh is active in several professional and academic organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the Florida Medical Association and the College for the Advancement of Medicine. She is proud to serve her community, and looks forward to providing a broad range of supportive and integrative health care services for years to come. You will not want to miss this episode, as I explore with Dr. Maria Scunziano-Singh, the various holistic treatment methods and how we as physicians can stay educated. Show Notes
29:16 10/20/2021
014 - Money Tree Series #2 - Medicare Advantage Plans - How THEY Make Money
In this Money Tree Series Episode #2, Coach JPMD discusses 3 things healthcare providers should know about Medicare Advantage payments from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  Private companies contract with CMS to provide medical services for patients enrolled in Medicare. These companies are entrusted with hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars and healthcare providers have the opportunity to care for patients and generate a good revenue stream in this practice niche. Coach JPMD uses information gathered from MedPAC and has created a free link to the resource document.  Enjoying the podcast?  Please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes.  It only takes a minute, and ratings and reviews are extremely helpful in getting the word out about the show and are greatly appreciated by me! Keep Practicing Impossible!Show Notes
14:18 10/19/2021
013 - The Money Tree #1 - Series on How Healthcare Providers Get Paid
In this episode, Coach JPMD discusses how physicians can better understand how revenue is generated. He discusses the inspiration for his new Money Tree Series and how this understanding might better prepare you as physicians to ultimately increase profits and to accelerate growth. At the root of it all, he details three things that providers should know about Center of Medicare Services (CMS) and how revenue to providers of care is generated, how its monies are distributed to the insurance companies, and what can drive an increase in CMS funding. You will not want to miss the beginning of this financial mind blow!Don’t forget to subscribe to the Practice: Impossible Podcast on your favorite app.Show Notes
12:28 10/07/2021
012 - Brotherly Advice - How to Improve Your Patient's Experience with Laurent Pierre, Jr
In this episode Coach JPMD interviews his younger brother Laurent Pierre, Jr.  The conversation focuses on what healthcare providers can do to encourage the best patient experience.  Having empathy towards your patient’s concerns can help create a meaningful experience and boost your practice’s ratings.  Laurent talks about how his team helps solve customer problems and the engagements that are necessary to keep his clients coming back and purchasing more services.  This episode was a fun one for Coach JPMD and we hope that this episode will teach you things that will help improve your patients’ experience in your practice.  You can follow or message Laurent on LinkedIn here.  Don’t forget to share this episode with a doctor friend or colleague.Show Notes
23:52 09/23/2021
011 - Gracefully Overcoming Shame with Dr. Richard Shaw
Originally from “Small Town” Nebraska, in honor of National Suicide Prevention Month, I invite Dr. Richard Shaw to discuss the challenges of overcoming Shame and helping people to speak their truth through Grace to be able to make significant changes in their most meaningful relationships. Dr. Richard Shaw discusses his new book, Shame No More - A Framework For Healing With A Message of Grace.Dr. Richard Shaw is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Oregon. He has provided Professional Counseling Services for more than 25 years. In addition, he is an ordained minister in the Foursquare Church and an Associate Professor of over 25 years in the Graduate School of Counseling at George Fox University. He has been married for over 30 years and has two adult children. As shocking as this may sound, it is estimated that physicians end their lives 1.8x more than the general population. It is close to our missions and dear to our hearts that we discuss the definition of Shame and how we might ask for help in order to care for others. You will not want to miss this episode, as I explore with Dr. Richard Shaw, the ONE thing that we can do as physicians to overcome Shame in order to Practice Impossible.Show Notes
28:26 09/09/2021