December 2015



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Editors’ Message

The Vulgarity of Cancer

By Jonathan Prenner, MD, and Richard Kaiser, MD

VBS Meeting Notes

Focus on the Future

Retina doctors stay fresh on new techniques and technologies to anticipate the industry’s direction.

By Thomas Berenberg, MD; David R.P. Almeida, MD, MBA, PhD; and Ashkan Abbey, MD

Washington Medical Matters

2015 Government Policy Recap

It’s time for a recap of activity in Washington that affects retina practice.

By Nikolas J.S. London, MD

Journal Club Update

Journal Club Update

From the editors of New Retina MD

Clinical Trials

Recruiting for Clinical Trials

Your clinical trial could flounder without a sound strategy for patient recruitment.

By Aron Shapiro

The First 5 Years: Beyond the Clinical Hurdles

Of Clinicians and Cars: The Toyota Production System at Harbor-UCLA

How the expertise of efficiency experts at Toyota fixed a retina clinic.

By Allen Chiang, MD

Cover Stories

Having the Cancer Conversation

A systematic approach can help you and your office can properly manage patients hearing about their disease for the first time.

By G. Baker Hubbard, MD

Cover Stories

Sketching an Ocular Oncology Fellowship Program

Potential applicants need to know what to expect of ocular oncology fellowships—and what the fellowships expect of them.

By Carol L. Shields, MD

Practice Management

Applying SOAP to Address Practice Issues

The SOAP method can be used to address your practice’s shortcomings.

By Andrew T. Maller, MBA, COE

Business Feature

Q&A With Allergan President and CEO Brent Saunders

By Stephen Daily, Executive Editor, News, BMC

Finance Your Life

Dispelling the No. 1 Myth of Asset Protection

Why you can lose assets in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA; and Jason M. O’Dell, MS, CWM

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Senior Editor

Janet Burk

About New Retina MD

New Retina MD delivers cutting-edge content to retina specialists in their first 15 years of practice. Each issue provides fresh insight from younger physicians plus established mentors on clinical and nonclinical issues affecting ophthalmologists in the earlier stages of their careers. NRMD features surgical pearls, clinical research endeavors, practice management, medical reimbursement and policy, continuing educational requirements, financial planning, innovations, and more.