Who is Dr. Hendricks?

“I quit when medicine was placed under State control some years ago,” said Dr. Hendricks. “Do you know what it takes to perform a brain operation? Do you know the kind of skill it demands, and the years of passionate, merciless, excruciating devotion that go to acquire that skill? That was what I could not place at the disposal of men whose sole qualification to rule me was their capacity to spout the fraudulent generalities that got them elected to the privilege of enforcing their wishes at the point of a gun. I would not let them dictate the purpose for which my years of study had been spent, or the conditions of my work, or my choice of patients, or the amount of my reward. I observed that in all the discussions that preceded the enslavement of medicine, men discussed everything—except the desires of the doctors. Men considered only the ‘welfare’ of the patients, with no thought for those who were to provide it. That a doctor should have any right, desire or choice in the matter, was regarded as irrelevant selfishness; his is not to choose, they said, but ‘to serve.’ That a man who's willing to work under compulsion is too dangerous a brute to entrust with a job in the stockyards—never occurred to those who proposed to help the sick by making life impossible for the healthy. I have often wondered at the smugness at which people assert their right to enslave me, to control my work, to force my will, to violate my conscience, to stifle my mind—yet what is it they expect to depend on, when they lie on an operating table under my hands? Their moral code has taught them to believe that it is safe to rely on the virtue of their victims. Well, that is the virtue I have withdrawn. Let them discover the kind of doctors that their system will now produce. Let them discover, in the operating rooms and hospital wards, that it is not safe to place their lives in the hands of a man they have throttled. It is not safe, if he is the sort of man who resents it—and still less safe, if he is the sort who doesn’t.”
-- Ayn Rand, from Atlas Shrugged, published in 1957

March Professionals Helping Professionals Semaniar was Fantastic!

Thanks to everyone who attended this morning's PHP seminar at UDI Winter Park office. What a great turnout! Thanks again to Brianna for getting things together.

Drs. Ingrando and Connelly were awesome speaking about nervous system physiology and whiplash injury. One of the best I've heard on the subject. Richard Hale, Esquire did a great job discussing PIP statues including some very interesting case law.

Jennifer Taggart was fantastic discussing Small business management. Karlye Martonelli and Stephan finished the seminar with a wonderful and informative talk on the subject of internet marketing.

What a great networking opportunity for all! The turnout was great and the coffee was hot. What could be a better way to start off the weekend. While Orlando sleeps, we are learning and networking!!

Don't miss the next seminar on April 17 from 8 to 10:30 am at UDI Winter Park office. So far the list of speakers include Dr. Marc Ott, Michael Mills, Esq., and David Stahl from SunTrust. RSVP to Brianna Entler at bentler@udiwp.com.

Anyone interested in presenting at future seminars can also contact Brianna.

Please check out the lecture materials posted on this website from past talks.

February PHP Seminar was AWESOME!!!!!

Happy to announce a great turnout at today's Professionals Helping Professionals seminar. Thank you to all the speakers- wow!!! It was a great networking opportunity for all the doctors, attorneys, financial folks and all the rest. Next seminar is March 20th again at UDI at 8 am.

Rick Martinadle and Ana Lopez gave great talks on insurance and PIP issues. They were fantastic.

Brent Jordan spoke about financial planning strategies and was great.

The humble Dr. Stanley lectured about intracranial trauma imaging and tailored MRI techniques.

Special thanks to Brianna Entler for organizing this event. As usual she did a great job! She is a true pro. YOU ARE AWESOME!!!

Professionals Helping Professionals (Round 2)

Don't forget! This weekend is Professionals Helping Professionals, a seminar series and networking event hosted by Dr. Stanley. This month's seminar will feature

  • Rick Martidale, The Martindale Law Group
  • Brent Jordan, Merill Lynch
  • George Stanley, Diagnostic Imaging Consultants of Central Florida

Last month we had a great turnout and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Please RSVP by Friday to Brianna at bentler@udiwp.com or 407.937.9245. Make sure you bring plenty of business cards!

We hope to see you there!

University Diagnostic Institute of Winter Park

111 N Lakemont Ave

Winter Park Fl 32792

8.00-10.30 am

Twitter and Facebook and Blogs... Oh, my! (Part II)

I often joke around that I am a Professional Facebooker. My friends just call me a stalker. Others say I am a social medial marketer. No matter what you call me the endgame is the same: I love Facebook. It's genius! No, seriously. It is. Why? Oh, I'm so glad you asked!

  • Connections. Say you go to a networking event. We'll use Professionals Helping Professionals (Feb 20th. RSVP to bentler@udiwp.com.) At PHP you meet Dr. X, a new chiropractor in the area. You guys really hit it off and realize you have the same business goals and that there is an opportunity for business expansion. You excahnge business cards but, because you are so busy, you misplace the card. Simply jump on Facebook and "friend" Dr. X (He knows, like you, that social media is really important for businesses). You can now follow up with your orignal meeting and get started on that expansion.
  • Business Promotion. Fan Pages are key! Create one for your business/event/book etc. and keep all of your fans up to date. The important thing to remember in business promotion is to create a fan page... not a group. Fan page updates are published directly to news feeds. You update. People read.

There are so many other uses for Facebook... What is your favorite part about Facebook? Need help getting started? Contact DICCF and let us help out.

Use the economy to your advantage

Check out the new issue of Florida Doctor! Dr. Stanley's article gives tips for maximizing your practices profitablity by maximizing inbound logistics.

To read the article click here and skip down to page 22.

Twitter and Facebook and Blogs, Oh My! (Part 1)

First things first. One does not twitter. One tweets. And, no, I'm not talking about the sound birds make. I'm talking about Twitter.

I'm not going to lie. At first, I thought Twitter was creepy. Why do I want the entire world to know what I ordered at PF Chang's for lunch? Or that my Mac computer is on the fritz? Or how the driver in front of me should not be allowed on the roads? Creeps McGee. Well, I've jumped on the bandwagon. Twitter is an invaluable tool for companies.

But, I'm getting a bit ahead of myself. For those of you who don't know about Twitter say hello to the light that's been blocked by the huge rock you've been under... Twitter is a micro-blog that allows its users to post entries of 140 characters or less. Stuck in a traffic jam? Tweet it. Running late to a meeting? Tweet it. But Twitter is no longer just for the average Joe. (Taken directly from their website:)

"Business and organizations of all shapes and sizes are now able to stay connected to their customers. It can be used to quickly share information with people interested in your company, gather real-time market intelligence and feedback, and build relationships with customers, partners and other people who care about your business. Customers can use Twitter to tell a company (or anyone else) that they've had a great--or disappointing-- experience with your business, offer product ideas, and learn about great offers they've selected to be notified of."

The condensed version? You can connect with your customers very easily and find out what they think about your company. A man didn't like the service he received? *bam* He tweets about it and you receive his feedback immediately. You can address his complaint and solve the problem. Chances are, your fast response time and acknowledgement will impress the customer and keep him coming back to your company.

Twitter has a section of their website geared specifically towards business solutions. I really recommend you check it out. One company, for example, lets customers Tweet their coffee order. Pretty cool right? I don't know about you but any company that makes my life easier is a company I will keep returning to... Especially if I can do it in 140 characters.

New Link to Nomenclature and Classification of Lumbar Disc Pathology

We have added a link to the February 2003 Update on the Nomenclature and Classification of Lumbar Disc Pathology. This may be helpful to our physicians and attorneys that deal with these issues. As always, if you have any questions you can include them in the comments section or email them to Dr. Stanley.

Professionals Helping Professionals Seminar was a Success!

Thanks everyone for attending the inaugural Professionals Helping Professionals seminar on Saturday morning January 23 at the UDI in beautiful Winter Park. The speakers were interesting and informative. Dr. George Stanley spoke about the rational behind PHP and then delivered a lecture on the nomenclature of disc disease based on the February 2003 update. Rich Millar then spoke on asset allocation with emphasis on minimizing downside risk in a portfolio.

Karyle Martonelli spoke about emarketing and strategies to get your company on the first page of Google searches. Rick Martindale, Esquire gave an informative talk about insurance law. Todd Long, Esquire spoke about his run for US Congress in the 2010 election.

Special thanks to Brianna Entler for organizing this fabulous event.

We had a full room of professionals for our first event and hope to build upon this success for the next meeting. PHP is interested in bringing together quality professionals that our members are proud to recommend to members of their network.

The next meeting of PHP will be held at University Diagnostic Imaging Winter Park located at 111 N. Lakemont Ave. in Winter Park, FL 32792 at 8 am on Saturday February 20, 2010. Please RSVP to Brianna Entler at bentler@udiwp.com.


Happy New Year, everyone!

The new year brings new beginnings and new ventures. For DICCF this means a new website. Check it out at DICOCF.com.

Don't forget about the upcoming Professionals Helping Professionals seminar on Saturday, January 23. RSVP your spot today!