What’s Your Retirement Plan?

September 5, 2014
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What’s Your Retirement Plan?

It used to be that on a fairly regular basis I got a statement from Social Security showing what my monthly check would look like at age 65.  I don’t remember seeing one recently.  Do you know how much you’ll be collecting when you retire?  In a recent report from the Federal Reserve (trust...

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Who Are We Now?

July 11, 2014
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Who Are We Now?

We are now into Month 2 of the transition of the MPTF primary care health centers and ancillary services to UCLA Health and everything seems to be working well.  I hope everyone experienced a relatively seamless hand-off from MPTF to UCLA, which was the...

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MPTF and UCLA Partner to Take Care of Our Own

June 4, 2014
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MPTF and UCLA Partner to Take Care of Our Own

I first started managing people when I was 28. I was completely unprepared and impatient – a volatile mix – until finally a well-intended colleague sat me down and said: “You are not listening, so rather than jumping to a conclusion, try to learn,...

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A Look to MPTF’s Future

April 3, 2014
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A Look to MPTF’s Future

In my first blog of 2014, I looked back on our accomplishments from the previous year.  Now I want to focus on MPTF’s exciting future. In so many ways,...

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2013: An Amazing Year for MPTF

January 23, 2014
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2013: An Amazing Year for MPTF

As we roll into 2014, this is a good time to take a look back and tell you why we feel very good about how well MPTF served the...

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When You Find a Physician You Trust

December 19, 2013
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Do you remember the scene in Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi, when Luke Skywalker tells the Emperor, “your overconfidence is your weakness,” to which the Emperor quipped,...

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