The Business of Medicine

The Business of Medicine

Come Join Us for our 2018 Motown Midyear Medical Symposium

The Business of Medicine

September 8th - 9th, 2018, at the Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport


The two (2) day event begins at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 8th and ends at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 9th, 2018. Featuring topics on contracts and negotiations, legal concerns, malpractice threats, reputation management—what people say about them online—managing and dealing with staff and colleagues.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology. The ACGME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The ACGME designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This event has been approved by the AOACCOME and the AOBOO for 15 AOA 1-A CME Credits.  

Motown Get Down Dr. Dubin Dinner

Join us Saturday evening for the Motown Get Down Dr. Dubin Dinner and Live Music featuring the DETROIT SOUL REVUE. Spouses & Guests are welcome ($50 per spouse/guest).

3rd Annual Scientific Seminar

A chance to listen to or present to your peers with short structured presentations in Ophtho and ENT at a National Meeting. A great way to gain scholarly activity.  Note:  Participants for the scientific seminar must register in order to submit an abstract.

2nd Annual Scientific Paper Writing Course

Learn from experts how to create a publishable scientific paper and get it started with the help of the experts.



7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast Roundtable Discussion Kristin Reidy, DO & Dennis Kitsko, DO
8:00 am - 8:30 am How to Incorporate Social Media into your Practice Mackenzie Enriquez
8:30 am - 9:00 am Post Visit Survey Donna Schwendinger, MGMA, CMPE
9:00 am - 9:30 am How to Deal with a Negative Review Mackenzie Enriquez
9:30 am - 10:15 am Customer Service and Phone Etiquette Bob Teale, BBA, MMC
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:00 am How to Deal with Difficult Employees Donna Schwendinger, MGMA, CMPE
11:00 am - 11:45 am Maintaining Enthusiasm in Your Workplace and Career Bob Teale, BBA, MMC
11:45 am - 12:15 pm How to Create and Maintain a Good Referral Base Donna Schwendinger, MGMA, CMPE
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch and Roundtable Discussion Robert Peets, DO & Anthony D’Angelo Jr., DO
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Asset Protection Bob Kellogg, CIC
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm How to deal with a RAC Audit Donna Schwendinger, MGMA, CMPE
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm What to do if You Get Served Bob Kellogg, CIC
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm How to Deal with Claims Denials Donna Schwendinger, MGMA, CMPE
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Professional Medical Liability: AKA, Med Mal Bob Kellogg, CIC
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Break
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm How to Outsource Billing Donna Schwendinger, MGMA, CMPE
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Moc Deposition Bob Kellogg, CIC
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Paper Writing Course
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Scientific Seminar (Research Paper)
7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast and Roundtable Discussion Donald Morris, DO & Sirtaz Sibia, DO
8:00 am - 9:00 am Medical Ethics William Sullivan, DO, JD
9:00 am - 9:30 am HIPAA William Sullivan, DO, JD
9:30 am - 10:00 am Contracts William Sullivan, DO, JD
10:00 am - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 11:30 am How the New Tax Code Affects Medical Practice Jim Bowen, JD
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Physician Extenders William Sullivan, DO, JD
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Paper Writing Course


Our Speakers

Donna Schwendinger, MGMA, CMPE

Donna Schwendinger, MGMA, CMPE:

  • “Post Visit Survey”
  • ”How to Deal with Difficult Employees” 
  • ”How to Create and Maintain a Good Referral Base"
  • “How to Deal with A RAC Audit”
  • “How to Deal with Claims Denials”
  • “How to Outsource Your Billing”

Mackenzie Enriquez

Mackenzie Enriquez:

  • “How to Incorporate Social Media into Your Practice” -- How to make your practice SHINE using social media
  • “How to Deal with a Negative Review” -- What your patients are saying about you and how to respond

Bob Teale, BBA

Bob Teale, BBA, MMC:

  • “Customer Service/Phone Etiquette”
  • “Maintaining Enthusiasm in Your Workplace and Career”

Bob Kellogg, CIC

Bob Kellogg, CIC:

  • “Asset Protection”
  • “What to do if You Get Served”
  • “Professional Medical Liability: AKA, Med Mal”
  • “Moc Deposition” 

William Sullivan, DO, JD

William Sullivan, DO, JD:

  • “Medical Ethics” 
  • “HIPAA”
  • “Legal Contracts”
  • “Physician Extenders”

Jim Bowen, JD

Jim Bowen, JD:

  • “How the New Tax Code Affects Medical Practice” 


Our Host Hotel is the Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport

With its completely new renovation The Westin has so much to offer. Along with prestige ballrooms for your educational needs, it also has many amenities to enjoy during your stay. The Westin Reflections restaurant delights in their contemporary cuisine and fresh new atmosphere.


If you are in the mood for a cozy and sleek environment paired with a cocktail, head to The Westin Reflections Lounge. Feel like staying in? Accompany room service with one of their In-Room Spa services. A Workout Fitness Studio and indoor heated pool are also part of The Westin experience.

We look forward to seeing you.

Online Registration Ended Sep 7th, 2018. In person registration available at the door.

Sep 8th-9th, 2018

Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport Hotel

2501 Worldgateway Pl
Detroit MI, 48242

(734) 942-6500

CME Credits
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15 AOA 1-A CME Credits

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12 PRA Category 1 Credits


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