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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!


Jan 26, 2023

In this episode, retina specialist Dr. Charlie Eifrig joins David to discuss his career path, private practice, private investments, financial decisions and more.

Charlie begins with his background, including what got him interested in medicine and ophthalmology in particular and his exposure to and interest in financial topics, both in college and during medical training. He explains why he took his first job out of training in North Carolina as part of a small growing practice and why he moved across the country to join a practice in Orange County, CA.

Charlie then shares the lessons he learned from an investment he made with other local physicians that went south, involved mismanagement and caused multiple physicians to file for bankruptcy. 

Charlie outlines what he sees as key factors in growing a successful and rewarding medical practice, including how to hire the right incoming physicians. Next, Charlie and David cover Charlie’s experience with investing in private companies and using professional advisors, and what he has learned so far.

Charlie concludes with his one piece of advice for fellow physicians.

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