Journalism

I have spent most of my career honing the art of the clear, concise how-to or informative article for various professionals, mostly in the healthcare industry.


I published my first article in Medical Economics in July 2013.

The assignment--a special report profiling physicians who treated victims on the scene at the Boston Marathon bombings--stands as the most inspiring and humbling of my career so far.



Since June 2010, I have served as the lead editor of FiercePracticeManagement, a weekly e-newsletter and website that delivers breaking news, analysis, trends and commentary aimed at helping busy physician practice managers make informed business decisions and stay ahead of the competition.

Within this role, I have also authored several original special reports and custom whitepapers for physician office, hospital, and health plan audiences:
Reducing hospital readmissions with enhanced patient education
Executive summary: Health plan communication channels with members
On your side: How outsourced billing can strengthen your practice
Patient collections: 7 Fierce strategies for getting paid
Five ways to engage patients with Facebook pages

I have also been a regular contributor to Fierce's flagship publication, FierceHealthcare, a daily dose of must-read healthcare news written for hospital CEOs and other executives.



In Sept. 2011, I became a regular feature writer for Vital Signs, the official newsletter of the Massachusetts Medical Society. For these articles, I interview several physicians and key players in the commonwealth's healthcare industry. Through this assignment and living in a state that has in many ways pioneered health reform, I have a unique insight into similar changes taking place throughout the country.



In March 2011, I became a regular contributor to Summit Medical Group's recruiting site, GreatMDJobs.com.

These pieces are written for residents and other early career physicians:
What type of medical practice is right for you?
Inpatient, outpatient, or both? Today's primary care physicians have the option to stay out of the hospital or immerse themselves in it completely



From 2003-2010, I served as editor-in-chief of several practice-management publications published by HCPro/HealthLeaders Media:
The Doctor's Office
Private Practice Success
Group Practice Solutions