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Join attorney, wealth manager, and well-known author David Mandell, JD, MBA for Wealth Planning for the Modern Physician, a podcast dedicated to improving a physician’s financial bottom line. The podcast focuses on the wealth planning concerns faced by today’s doctor, with the goal of helping physicians make better financial decisions.

David talks with doctors from every specialty and stage of career about their real-world lessons in financial matters, and interviews industry experts in all areas of wealth management. Look for new episodes every other Thursday. Subscribe and listen today!


May 4, 2023

Listen in as host David Mandell chats with entrepreneur, former practice CEO and consultant David Valaer. David V. shares details about his former career as a naval Top Gun aviator including lessons from his training that he imparts to practices today. 

He explains why his experience as a 100% owner of a company that went through an M&A transaction some years ago impacts his entire approach to working with medical practice owners. David V. explains what he likes to see with a practice as they begin a transaction approach process, including the importance of preparation. He gives some examples of practices he has worked with and gaps in preparation or issues they uncovered when doing the prep work.

David V. then covers the importance of the key staff, including employed physicians, extenders, and others, and explores the essential role they can play in getting the deal done – or stalled. The episode concludes with David V’s final thoughts for physicians considering a transaction.

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