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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!


Apr 20, 2023

In this episode, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Erik Nuveen joins David to discuss his career path, his practice’s growth, what he has learned about the business of medicine in building a cosmetic surgery platform. Erik begins by explaining his dual trainings and degrees in dentistry and medicine and how his family background shaped both his medical/dental career and his entrepreneurial spirit.

David and Erik then focus on Erik’s practice – its organic growth over the years, how that growth left him with a dilemma, and his thought process on solving the dilemma by creating a larger cosmetic surgery platform.

Erik explains his process of bringing his entrepreneurial vision to reality, which became like a real-life MBA, as well as an enormous commitment of time and energy. Erik delves into a few lessons he learned from the process – from dealing only with firms that understand healthcare, to the value of “real pros” as your advisors.

Erik’s share the challenges he faced and lessons learned from operating a platform with varied offices around the country and recruiting or acquiring new practices. The episode concludes with Erik offering some high level advice for colleagues.

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