What our Clients Say...

We are proud and honored by the compliments that we receive from our clients. Here are a few of them... Please contact us if we can help you.

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  • "This has allowed me to sleep better and work more focused and with more joy that I have had in a long time."

    "The requirement for me to spend the time to REALLY evaluate my goals and get them down on paper and share and coordinate with my wife was the best part of Summit 2014.  This has allowed me to sleep better and work more focused and with more joy that I have had in a long time.  Thanks." Scott Shields, DPM Northwest Foot & Ankle Center

  • "I decided this year to spend the money and bring my marketer AND my head medical assistant to the Summit. This was the greatest move I could have ever done."

    "As you know lots has been happening and things moving forward in my practice as I desire.  In fact, we have been improving ever since joining Top Practices, but never at the rate we are now doing.  I decided this year to spend the money and bring my marketer AND my head medical assistant to the Summit.  This was the greatest move I could have ever done.    The monies spent on flight, hotel and summit were repaid in a matter of days after returning.   The energy level of my experienced and well-functioning marketer has improved signimficantly.  Her drive to improve and excitement about her job has been enormous.  Although she was a very high functioning marketer before, she has in a matter of weeks taken giant steps forward and is already doing things we only talked about before.  That is what I expected from the Top Practices Summit, but that wasn’t all.   The biggest difference came from bringing my head medical assistant that functions more like an office manager in many respects in my practice.  I had her participate heavily in the whole process.   She has become a key employee with insights and energy that are allowing me to reach for goals that many will say are impossible.  She understands more fully what I am trying to do, understands how to help us make it happen and has the excitement and joy in her job that will make it happen.   That from an employee that was hired only 3 months before the Summit and stepped in when another employee went back to school.   Because of her natural abilities, her desire to succeed, her drive to help the practice run according to my vision and her new better understanding of that vision from the Summit, we will be breaking records in the practice and accomplishing things that I have been working for.    Did the Summit cause this to happen?  No, but it was a key piece of the puzzle in helping train her to think more like I think and to be willing to work toward goals without a limitation mindset.   Thanks Rem, for a job well done."   Dr. Brandt Gibson Mountain West Foot and Ankle Institute

  • After finding him on Pinterest and discovering his passion for treating runners, one patient drove three hours to visit his practice.

      Tony Abbott, D.Ch., chiropodist in Ontario and one of our longstanding VMD Services members, recently had an awesome experience to share. After finding him on Pinterest and discovering his passion for treating runners, one patient drove three hours to visit his practice and will be fitted with a special brace to allow her to run with drop foot.    Tony's Pinterest Post

    Tony Abbott, D.ch.
  • 2013 Top Practices Summit attendees share what they love about the Top Practices Marketing and Management Summit

    “Talking to other docs! Love meeting everyone. Going home with so many great ideas.” Misty McNeill, DPM - Elmhurst, IL “Lots of great ideas. Jeff Olson’s book is a life-changer—thanks for recommending it! Peter Wishnie is an inspiration. Can’t wait to learn more from him. I love how positive the atmosphere is here!” Marilee Silvester ~ Darren Silvester, DPM - Pleasanton, TX “Excellent speakers. Rem—a good diversity of speakers. A large number of great ideas. Jay and Peter great ideas and protocols.” Joseph Taub, DPM - Stuart, FL “Learning new tips/tricks other offices are doing that work, which will help our office grow.” Rhonda Mellencamp ~ Walt Warren, DPM - Seymour, IN      

  • "After 3 years in practice I can see a pathway to finally obtain my goals and peace of mind!”

          “Hearing testimonials –hearing others that have achieved success gives me some hope and some courage to do more than just ‘dip my toes in the water.’ After 3 years in practice I can see a pathway to finally obtain my goals and peace of mind!”

    Thomas Silver, DPM - Golden Valley, MN
  • "Every year I gain most of my light bulb moments interacting with the other marketing directors."

    “I really enjoyed the Sunday break-out sessions. Every year I gain most of my light bulb moments interacting with the other marketing directors. Close second was the Marketer of the Year presentations. I really enjoyed the Sunday break-out sessions. Every year I gain most of my light bulb moments interacting with the other marketing directors. Close second was the Marketer of the Year presentations.”

    Erica Hough ~ Misty McNeill, DPM – Elmhurst, IL
  • "It is great to meet other podiatrists in my situation that are doing well."

      "Encouragement to keep going on my chosen path. It is great to meet other podiatrists in my situation that [are] doing well. I learned to ask the question at the end of each meeting, ‘Who is doing What by When.’ This is killer!”

    Scott Shields, DPM – Enid, OK
  • "The Top Practices Summit gave me all the tools I need."

    “The Top Practices Summit gave me all the tools I need to successfully merge with one practice and acquire another within the next year. Getting a handle on my social media will help me reach patients effectively and make the new practice number one in my market. I am looking forward to becoming a member and getting my plan started!”

    Nicole Baylinson ~ Robert Warkala, DPM – Sewell, NJ
  • Willingness to be Coached Led to Success

    I often get asked if ALL my Top Practices Marketing Mastermind Members are big successful multi-million dollar practices. Sometimes doctors hear what we are doing at Top Practices and think that the practices in the group are way out of their league. Nothing could be further from the truth. My answer to the question "Are all the members in your group big multi-million dollar practices??" is, "Not yet…but they are all on the way." In fact, we have solo practices, small practices, new practices, practices that are recovering from a major crisis or illness-caused setback as well as big successful practices. One of my favorite member stories is Dr. Misty McNeill, our Top Practices Mastermind Group Member of the month.   Misty is a podiatrist who practices in Elmhurst, IL. She has been a member of the Top Practices Mastermind Group for over a year now. She opened her own practice and started with no patients. Over time she built her practice while caring for her young children. She was able to focus on her family and still practice podiatry mostly on her terms.   Then everything changed. An opportunity came her way to buy an existing practice and she decided to do it. She made the investment, and began to put all the pieces in place to be successful in both offices. That's when she went from part time to full full full time. Her dedication to her family hadn't changed, but in order to still be a great Mom and a great doctor, she threw her sanity pretty much out the window.   We've all been in this spot at times in our careers. Some of the people reading this are right there, right now.   All of the problems that come with taking over a new practice appeared for Misty and very few of the systems that support this new level of practice were in place. So she rolled up her sleeves and went to work. She brought on an associate; she wrote down her goals for the first time and reviewed them regularly. She made the right staffing decisions and she really took time to think through her systems.   She kept working on solving her problems and building an exceptional practice, now in two locations. She started to really commit to the kinds of behaviors that  winners all exhibit: She associated with people with great attitudes and great ideas. People who could show her how they did it and people who have the right to tell her what they think. (Everybody can tell you what you should do - very few have actually earned the right to do it). She found this group of peers in her Mastermind Group. She was willing to be coached. This is a KEY to success. Most doctors like Misty are brilliant accomplished people (in some areas) and most need help to succeed in other areas. Misty really started to see the benefit of listening to the very smart people in her life, like her husband ( a Senior Executive at a Major Company) and her marketing and mindset coach (that would be me) and others. Ideas were presented to her and she took the information and just made changes. She adjusted when she needed to and she began to take control of her practice, her personal life, and her future.   Here's how she describes it:   "Rem, First let me tell you a little success I had....I went on vacation for 8 FABULOUS days to the middle of nowhere in the Caribbean!  No cell phone, no email, no contact.  I came back to find that everything had run smoothly...all emergencies taken care of...even my mail box wasn't that full! Since I opened my practice in 2005,  I have never taken more than 4 days in a row and always scheduled so I could work the first or second half of the work week.  AND This was the first time in 7 years that I went away and did NOT turn on my cell phone or email!  It truly was an oasis I never could have done it without getting into the mastermind mindset...So Thank You...it truly has been worth every penny!" She just launched her first patient newsletter campaign. Now I know that most of the people reading this say "Newsletters! Boring, expensive and ineffective!"  Well, after seeing how other members of the group use their newsletters and how they produce them and hearing what the response is, she thought she would give it a try. She mailed out 500. As she was doing this she told me that she thought "This is going to cost me about $500 -why am I doing this?"  Well she did it , and when 5 patients came back in and one needed orthotics and one surgery, she thought "Now I get it"  If I spend $500 on communicating to my list and the result it well over 10 times return, then why wouldn't I spend $1000?"    Here's another great story:   "Rem, After hearing MaryBeth Crane talk on the Mastermind call and being a runner myself, I was excited at the prospect that shoe stores might want to collaborate on services... So we called them.... GUESS WHAT...they are having me on their monthly fun run in March and I will be the speaker...they usually get 50 people! And while talking to her we realized that our kids go to the same school...so the school has a running club and we are sponsoring that too with warm up sweats for the spring.  Combining my two loves...PEDS and RUNNERS! Yeah...I feel like I am on a 12 step program...it works if you work it!"   It works if you work it   That's the beauty of good marketing. You never have to ask how much you are spending if it works. You only want to ask how much more can I do? As I always say there simply is no place that you can invest that will bring you a better return that your own practice. If you do it right. Misty is now ramping up her marketing machine and getting prepared to enter the ranks of the big successful multimillion dollar practices.   Misty, has always been a great doctor, wife, mother, friend, and daughter, Now she is a great business owner, and a role model for other doctors to learn from too.   Congratulation to Dr. Misty McNeill, The Top Practices Marketing Mastermind Group Member of the Month.  

    Misty McNeill, DPM
  • “I enjoyed everything about the Summit, but my favorite part was hearing the personal stories and accomplishments that the top practices have accomplished.”

    "Specific suggestions of things I can now [use] to increase profitability and patient retention. I am excited to get a ‘handle’ on my practice and use goals and benchmarks.” Darren Silvester, DPM - Pleasanton, TX “I enjoyed everything about the Summit, but my favorite part was hearing the personal stories and accomplishments that the top practices have accomplished.” Justine Cervantes ~ Peyman Elison, DPM - Surprise, AZ “The openness and frankness of the speakers, along with their expertise being shared with all of us.” Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM - Chicago, IL “Bringing staff, letting them hear for themselves. Them getting motivated themselves. Letting them tell us what the practices needs more attention on. The immense amount of talent and experience to draw upon.” Carolyn Shields ~ Scott Shields, DPM - Enid, OK

  • "Top Practices Summit brought so much information to the table."

    “Top Practices Summit brought so much information to the table. The testimonies relate to our practice. Rem should change the mantra from achieving professional growth to achieving professional and personal growth. What a positive mindset to make the changes we need in today’s medical practice.”

    Carole Pattison ~ Scott Pattison, DPM – Georgetown, TX
  • “Made me realize how far we have come since I joined and how far we are from where we want to go."

        “Made me realize how far we have come since I joined and how far we are from where we want to go. I have clear direction on what we need to do to reach our top goals.”

    Peyman Elison, DPM - Surprise, AZ
  • Top Practices Summit Attendees Leave with Inspiration and Ideas

    “Great content. Liked breakout sessions—we had one person for each of the three sessions. Excellent keynote speaker. No B.S. A Good mix of speakers.” Chris Milkie, DPM - Wauwatosa, WI "Showed me what success can look like." Peter Tsang, DPM - Geneva, IL “The keynote speech by Jim Palmer and the Marketer of the Year competition. As always, the most motivational meeting of the year for us. An excellent forum for sharing and acquiring new ideas for marketing and practice management.” Tina Boucher, DPM - Meriden, CT “I enjoyed the talks on how to communicate with your patients. Explain the reason for the need for OTC or other doctor recommendations.” Tammy Ament ~ Matthew Neuhaus, DPM - Smyrna, TN

  • "I have already seen the benefit in that patients appreciate the information that is provided."

            "My book campaign is in the early stages, but I have already seen the benefit in that patients appreciate the information that is provided. Also, many of them are quite impressed that I have my own book."

    Gregg Neibauer, DPM - Missoula, MT
  • "VMD transformed my web presence and social media"

          VMD transformed my web presence and social media from minimal dabbling and cluelessness to a multi-platform, integrated presence that one absolutely needs in this day and age. In doing so, the VMD staff educated my staff and I and never once made us feel ignorant (which we were!).

    Gregg Neibauer, DPM - Missoula, MT
  • "Attending the Top Practices Summit is crucial to regain 'the force.'"

            Attending the Top Practices Summit is crucial to regain "the force." The Summit is the shot of energy that I need and crave to continue to move my practice forward. The real world depletes energy, but the Summit restores my energy and faith by hanging out with Rem and like-minded colleagues.

    Gregg Neibauer, DPM - Missoula, MT
  • "Before Top Practices, I was a rudderless boat."

    Top Practices has transformed my life, and thus my practice. Before Top Practices, I was a rudderless boat. I was going somewhere, but had no control. Top Practices has given me the tools so I now control my own destiny: a positive mindset, goals, and a compass to chart my own course. Rem always has a pertinent solution or answer for any problem or question. Even better, the solution/answer is crafted in a positive light, making the problem a thing of the past. One of the most important concepts that Rem has advocated is being the CEO of your practice: this is profound. Most doctors fail miserably running the business side of their practice; Rem's recommendation and approach to be the CEO of your practice is spot on and has helped me immensely.

    Gregg Neibauer, DPM - Missoula, MT
  • "Everyone wants to change and grow their practice, but not everyone takes the actions needed to make it happen and happen fast."

    Member of the Month Dr. Brandt Gibson, American Fork, Utah Top Practices is delighted to name Dr. Brandt Gibson as our member of the month. Brandt has practiced for 4 years in American Fork, Utah. Brandt met Rem at an AAPPM meeting and became intrigued with the kind of marketing that Rem teaches. He waited, however for about six months before he saw Rem at another AAPPM meeting and as they passed in the hallway he told Rem that he'd been thinking about it long enough and it was time to get started. And get started he did! Brandt jumped right in with both feet and had Top Practices produce his book, he got his database set up and he used Rem's 18 step campaign to convert his prospective patients into actual patients. He's our member of the month for the following reasons: Not only did he get his marketing rolling quickly, he also wrote a practice growth plan that covered all aspects of his practice and he started executing a 90 day plan to get as much done as he could in that time -so he changed things fast. He began to promote his practice in several different ways and generated a lot of activity immediately. He established a very high quality relationship with a local shoe store focused on his book offer (the store is handing out flyers for his book to everyone who buys shoes, it promotes his book on it's website, and it's delighted to have such a public relationship with a doctor who specializes in foot and ankle health. He is converting his leads into patients at a high percentage. Everyone wants to change and grow their practice, but not everyone takes the actions needed to make it happen and happen fast. Congratulations to Dr. Brandt Gibson Top Practices' first Member of the Month.

    Brandt Gibson, DPM
  • "The Summit changed my life. Period."

            "The Summit changed my life. Period. I got my roadmap to success and I'm not looking back!"      

    Melissa Lockwood, DPM, Bloomington, IL
  • "My mindset is clear and I am purposely working toward my goals, both personal and professional."

    "My life has changed dramatically since my first Top Practices Summit in Fall 2012.  My mindset is clear and I am purposely working toward my goals, both personal and professional. We participate in the Marketing Director’s Exchange calls and Lori always has great tips for my marketer! What I like most about having Rem Jackson as a coach for my practice is accountability.  I am encouraged every time I speak with Rem - he always has insights or information that is useful in helping me focus and it's great to have another set of eyes looking at our practice's metrics - it keeps us honest with ourselves!"

    Melissa Lockwood, DPM, Bloomington, IL