Welcome Advocacy Ambassadors! #MYF2018 Follow me @DrRobMelendez

Ambassadors, Welcome to the AAO’s Mid Year Forum (MYF) 2018! I look forward to meeting a lot of you very soon. I was part of the inaugural Advocacy Ambassador class in 2004. Fifteen years  later, I am still actively involved with advocating for my patients and our profession. The MYF is where ophthalmology leaders meet. […]

Transformational Leadership starts with transforming yourself…Be more than a manager, be a Leader.

Check back and learn more about leadership.   Managers count value Leaders create value by…   “I’ll handle A and you handle B.” A Leader. Empower others to succeed on their own.  

What is wrong with Volume to Value based care? Focus on Hypervalue

What is wrong with Volume to Value based care? Focus on Hypervalue Rob Melendez, MD, MBA  @DrRobMelendez The phrase “volume to value” is a misnomer. It implies that we are not currently providing any value to our patients and that we are providers who are simply focused on RVUs and FFS. I am appalled by […]

What is groupthink?

Groupthink Rob Melendez, MD, MBA   This term was coined by a social psychologist Irving Janis (1972). Groupthink occurs when a group makes faulty decisions because group pressures lead to a deterioration of “mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgement.” Consider avoiding groupthink in your practice and while serving on committees.   When a practice experiences groupthink they can […]

Cataract Tips for Young Surgeons. Academy Cafe Sat. 130-300 pm. #aao2015

Ophthalmology Business is focused on business topics relevant to the entrepreneurial ophthalmologist. It offers editorial, opinion, and practical tips for physicians running an ophthalmic practice. It is a companion publication of EyeWorld. Source: Ophthalmology Business – APR 2010

Preparing for Premium IOLs: Getting Started with Limbal-Relaxing Incisions to Correct for Astigmatism – American Academy of Ophthalmology #aao2015 Academy Cafe, Saturday 1:30-3:00 pm

Why do you need to learn how to perform limbal-relaxing incisions? Limbal-relaxing incisions (LRIs) are used alone and in combination with implantation of toric Source: Preparing for Premium IOLs: Getting Started with Limbal-Relaxing Incisions to Correct for Astigmatism – American Academy of Ophthalmology

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