Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc.
A Voice for Private Physicians Since 1943
Omnia pro aegroto
1601 N. Tucson Blvd. Suite 9
Tucson, AZ 85716-3450
Phone: (800) 635-1196

Thrive - Not JUST Survive:
Building a Healthy, Independent Practice

You can break out of the
Third-Party Payment Strait Jacket!

Before healthcare "reform" puts you to work for big insurance or the govt!
Up to 4 hours Category I CME Credit *

Move now before "reform" goes into effect.

DATE: Friday, January 21, 2011

WHEN: 12:50pm to 5:30pm - workshop
6pm to 8:30pm -
Reception, Briefing & Dinner

LOCATION: Embassy Suites DFW Airport South
4650 West Airport Freeway
Irving, Texas 75062
CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION ONLINE or call 1-800-934-7972 and ask for the Group Discount for AAPS of $99/night.

COST: $  99 AAPS member
$149 non-member,
$  29 Office staff w/ Doctor
Residents, Medical Students FREE

INCLUDES: Includes post-workshop reception, dinner & briefing on "Federal Healthcare Reform" featuring Merrill Matthews, Ph.D. and update on Texas Medical Board Reform



Note: If you can only attend the evening reception
or if you have any questions,
email [email protected] or call 800-635-1196.

Join AAPS at the special rate of $199
& attend the workshop for free

Jumpstart your practice
with the workshop developed by
physicians, not - consultants.

If you've been thinking about moving your practice
away from third-party contracts or eliminating them
altogether, this workshop is designed for you.


  • Physicians, residents, & staff who want to:
  • Reduce exposure to prosecution/audits/licensing actions
  • Convert to, or set up a cash-only practice
  • Reduce or eliminate government & third-party contracts
  • Incorporate consumer-driven healthcare into your practice



12:30: Registration begins

12:50 1:00
Welcome & Introductions

1:00 1:20
Legal Wellness: How a cash-based practice model can reduce legal exposure

Andrew Schlafly, Esq
General Counsel, AAPS

1:20 1:50
Sham Peer Review - Disaster Preparedness and Defense

Lawrence Huntoon, M.D., PhD
Editor, Journal of American Physicians & Surgeon
[email protected]

1:50 2:20
Sun Tzu's rules applied to Peer Review

John D. Dunn, M.D., J.D.

2:20 -3:05
Asset Protection and other Tools for Physicians Looking to Reduce Third Party Interference in Their Practice

Ralph Weber

3:05 3:20 BREAK

3:20 5:05
Specific Steps to Setting up or Converting Your Practice

Case Studies in Third Party Free Practices:

Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.
Founder, HER Place: Health Enhancement and Renewal for Women, Inc.
President, International Health Strategies, LTD.
Dallas, TX and Tucson, AZ

Juliette Madrigal-Dersch M.D.
Internal Medicine / Pediatrics
Marble Falls TX

Marcy Zwelling-Aamot, M.D.
Internal Medicine
Los Alamitos, CA

G. Keith Smith, M.D.
Surgery Center of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK

William Summers, M.D.
Albuquerque, NM

5:05 Roundtable with Panel & Audience Q & A

5:30 Adjourn

6:00pm - 8:30pm Post Workshop Reception, Briefing & Dinner
featuring Merrill Matthews, Ph.D. and update on Texas Medical Board Reform

*This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Wright State University and AAPS. This educational activity is awarded a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Each physician should only claim credit for time that he/she spent in the activity.

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