2019 CME Beach Retreat Speaker

Dr. Jim Dever


“How to improve your bottom line through smart business practices”.

This topic has come to mind as our physicians are basically subject to third party price controls by concerns such as insurance companies and the government basically controlling the levels of income a doctor or an office can receive in remuneration for services rendered.  It is imperative that doctor’s offices begin utilizing more progressive, aggressive, and advanced methods of increasing their bottom line through smart business practices.  It is a fact that price controls for certain goods or services are government-authorized pricing levels, implemented to control the affordability of goods. History has shown that price controls are only effective for a short period of time, yet in medicine they continue.  Our capitalist economy has the ability to control pricing through supply and demand but until that occurs, you must take your own steps to improve your net profits through well thought out and executed ideas and methods.

Jim’s Bio

Dr. Jim Dever is an entrepreneur having owned and operated many successful businesses during his 20-year entrepreneurial career. Dr. Dever obtained his bachelor’s degree in 2003 and his MBA in 2004, at Florida State University and in July of 2009, he completed the requirements for his Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. In 2005, he was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholars Award. He is now a full-time instructor in the College of Business at FSU in Tallahassee, FL