Book Review

The E-Myth Physician: Why Most Medical Practices Don't Work and What To Do About It

Michael E. Gerber
Harper Business, A Division of HarperCollinsPublishers,

The E-Myth Physician is written for medical practices, but the lessons can easily be applied to pharmacy practices. The beauty of this book is that it takes the principles of The E-Myth Revisited and makes them accessible to healthcare providers by providing highly relevant business guidance that every practitioner, big or small, can use. It explores topics such as money, people, management, patients and growth. Both books are extremely insightful, and I recommend reading both. The outlines are very similar; however, The E-Myth Physician is more concise and focuses specifically on medical practices, while The E-Myth Revisited focuses on entrepreneurs and expands in much more detail with numerous examples that can be applied to all professions. Which one should you read first? You could make a case for both options. If you just want to know what the E-Myth is all about and you are a healthcare professional, start with The E-Myth Physician and then read The E-Myth Revisited for more detail and ideas. If you want to get the background information beforehand and then focus on fine detail, read The E-Myth Revisited first. It’s up to you, but they are both motivational and insightful. For information about other E-Myth Worldwide tools, products, seminars and services for small-business owners, check out its web site online at

Reviewed By:  Dana Reed-Kane, PharmD, FIACP, FACA, FCP, NFPPhC
In:  Jan/Feb 2004