Monday, December 18, 2017

Personal Political Power - Physicians And Medical Practice Managers

Click on the cover to get a big, readable image.

Book is available in hardcover $24.95 includes mailing.

Bulk sales with significant discount.

The book makes a great gift for board and committee members.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Video Interview Personal Political Power

This interview is a good capsule statement for what Personal Political Power is all about.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Good analysis of medical association clout in SacBee:

Photo of CMA staff from SacBee by Randal Benton

In the past five years, California Medical Association spent about $11.1 million on candidates and causes. Sen. Joel Anderson, R-Alpine, said the CMA is skilled at cultivating candidates at the early stages, dispatching local physicians to spend time with them before elections to discuss their issues. “It’s not just a faceless group that comes in when they need things,” Anderson said, adding that they often make the best case for both sides of an issue.
“As a result, when their opponent comes in to lobby you, (the CMA) has really kind of stolen the thunder because there is rarely anything new,” he said. “They are not presenting these things in a vacuum. That builds trust.”
Dustin Corcoran CEO
“I don’t want people to ever be apologetic about working on behalf of doctors, or for CMA. I want them to be full of pride,” said Dustin Corcoran, CMA CEO. “It is rare for people in the political world to be able to represent a really noble cause and a noble profession and at the same time have a lot of influence.”
This paragraph is key to activating and motivating physicians and staff to lobby... they have to feel good about politics, politicians, money and lobbying... all issues on education...

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Helping Indiana Physicians Increase clout

Had a great experience in Indianapolis working with ISMA earlier this September.

We talked about one former member of the U.S. House - now running for Senate - who reported he once had a lunch with a trial lawyer who was very persuasive but he had never - ever - heard from a physician...

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Challenge For Medical Association Lobbyists

Now CEO of California Medical Association Dustin Corcoran was interviewed when he was lobbyist for the association. He demonstrates how important physicians are to influence politicians and policy.


Sunday, August 06, 2017

Pathologist explains how easy it is to have an impact

Dr. Paula Szypko has become an active and effective advocate for the College of American Pathologists and medicine in general. In this interview she explains how she got started and what has happened since.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Medical practice manager becomes a political junkie

Ben Regalado was one of the activists I met speaking to the Anesthesiology section of Medical Group Managers Association. He describes how anesthesiologists in particular and physicians in general can increase their political clout.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Lobbyist For Medical Association Gets The Book

Neely Carlton of Mississippi State Medical Association got books for her leadership:

"Before coming to the medical association, I had worked with constituents and campaigns, served two terms in the state senate, and represented our Governor for five sessions. Reading Personal Political Power was confirmation of over 15 years of legislative experience. Whether you’ve been working a grassroots plan for years or creating a new strategy, this book will guide you to political success!”