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The Journal of Medical Practice Management
Posted on: 18 Mar 05

Phoenix, MD -- Following a national search, Greenbranch Publishing, LLC announced today the appointment of Kent Bottles, M.D. as Editor-in-Chief for The Journal of Medical Practice Management. Dr. Bottles is President and CEO of the Grand Rapids Medical Education & Research Center for Health Professionals, Professor of Health Professions and Vice Provost for Health at Grand Valley State University, and Professor and Assistant Dean, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Bottles is an accomplished author, healthcare futurist, keynote speaker, and healthcare consultant who has held leadership positions in academic medicine and in biotechnology.

Bottles is perhaps best known for his provocative keynote speeches and articles on a variety of topics including disruptive technologies, the future of medicine, leadership tactics for uncertain environments, and how chaos theory can inform managers.

The Journal of Medical Practice Management has a 20 year track record of providing the information that physicians and administrators need to help their practices thrive,” said Greenbranch President Nancy Collins. "Dr. Kent Bottles succeeds Dr. Marcel Frenkel, MD, MBA, on July 1, 2005. Dr. Frenkel founded the MPM journal in 1984 and has been the Editor ever since. Under Dr. Frenkel's direction, the MPM Journal has become one of the most widely recognized, independent and authoritative voices in the industry – a fact recently affirmed by The National Library of Medicine, which has selected the Journal for inclusion in its prestigious Index Medicus and MEDLINE."

"Published six times a year, plus an annual Buyer's Guide, the subscription-based The Journal of Medical Practice Management ( focuses on delivering “how-to” advice for delivering high quality care, increasing patients' satisfaction and improving medical practices’ profitability. With an emphasis on working smarter and more efficiently, each issue features a host of proven strategies for dealing with fiscal management, marketing, information technology, benefits and compensation, legal and tax issues, office operations, coding, and human resources that practice administrators, practice managers and physicians face on a daily basis. Authoritative articles are presented in a format that is appealing to readers and advertisers alike."

"We are enthusiastic about Dr. Bottles leading our editorial team. He has a commitment to excellence in medicine, he has a vision of medicine in the 21st century and he is a talented writer and editor," said Collins. "Together with Dr. Kent Bottles and the same editorial team familiar to our subscribers, we look forward to continuing to bring our readers the same timely, credible and valuable information they have come to expect from the MPM Journal."

"The Institute of Medicine and others have stated we need to move toward a transdisciplinary team-based system that is patient-centered, systems-oriented, evidence-based, culturally competent, information technology sophisticated, and more readily accessible. An important voice that seems to be missing from the debate is the voice of the private practitioner and his office staff who are manning the front lines of medicine," said Kent Bottles, MD. "I'm looking forward to The Journal providing a forum for provocative points of view that merit consideration. I'm very pleased to be able to succeed Dr. Frenkel and his tradition of editorial excellence."

"I am also pleased that this appointment, in a way, is a national acknowledgment of the growth and excellence of private practice medicine in West Michigan. Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Spectrum Health, and Saint Mary's Healthcare and their physicians and healthcare workers are emerging as national leaders in innovative ways to deliver excellent medical care," continued Dr. Bottles.

Dr. Bottles can be reached at Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center for Health Professions, 1000 Monroe, NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 or by email at

About Greenbranch Publishing, LLC
Greenbranch Publishing, LLC, with headquarters in Phoenix, Maryland, is a privately held firm founded in 1998. The company is a leading publisher of medical practice management titles, electronic media, audio conferences, for physicians, practice administrators and medical practice managers.

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Nancy Collins
Greenbranch Publishing

Last updated on: 27/08/2010

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