Practice Performance Group

Management Consulting and Continuing Education for Physicians

Curriculum Vitae

Jeffrey J. Denning
Medical Practice Management Consultant
Practice Performance Group
8070 La Jolla Shores Drive #518
La Jolla CA 92037
858/459-6144 Fax

Jeffrey J. Denning completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Management at San DiegoStateUniversity in 1971 and spent his first five years in clinic administration and accounting and tax practice in California and Texas. Mr. Denning served as controller and then CEO of Pacific Professional Management Corporation, a management services organization (MSO) for dental practices in the mid 1970s. He was also president and board chairman of Health Benefits Incorporated, a Knox-Keene Health Plan Act corporation (HMO) at that same time. Mr. Denning then entered the private practice of management consulting in 1976 working with independent professional practices in both the U.S. and Australia.

Since entering the field Mr. Denning has worked in a consulting capacity throughout the nation with hundreds practices all over the US and Australia. His client reference list numbers more than 850 physicians in 30 states of the US since 1978. He has presented more than 1,000 workshops, seminars and speaking engagements in the United States and Australia, sponsored by more than forty state, county and specialty medical and dental society organizations as well as the California CPA Foundation for Education and Research. Mr. Denning has written more than 400 articles on medical practice management as editor of UnCommon Sense®, a leading subscription newsletter of management strategy and tactics for physicians. He is a Contributing Editor to Managed Care Magazine.


Bachelor of Science, Management
San DiegoStateUniversity, January 1971
Post-Baccalaureate, courses in taxation and business law
Southern MethodistUniversity, Dallas, Texas 1972-1973


1971 - 1973
Staff Analyst, Accounting Department Supervisor and Assistant Director, Tax Department
Dental-Medical Economics, Inc.
Dallas, Texas

1973 - 1976
Controller and CEO
Pacific Professional Management Corporation
Santa Ana, California

1975 - 1976
Health Marketing Services, Inc
Executive Director
Health Benefits Incorporated
Santa Ana, California

1976 - 1978
Independent medical and dental practice management consulting, US and Australia

1978 - 1988
Medical Practice Management Consultant and General Manager
Conomikes Associates, Inc.
Los Angeles, California

1988 - present
Vice President and Management Consultant
Practice Performance Group
La Jolla, California

1992 - present
Practice Performance Publishing, Inc
Editor, UnCommon Sense®

TEACHING -- paid faculty

State Medical Societies

Arizona Medical Association
California Medical Association
Colorado Medical Association
Idaho Medical Association
Kentucky Medical Association
Louisiana Medical Association
Medical Society of the District of Columbia
Medical Society of the State of New York
MichiganState Medical Society
MissouriState Medical Association
OhioState Medical Association
OklahomaState Medical Association
Oregon Medical Association
Pennsylvania Medical Association
South Carolina Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
WashingtonState Medical Association

National and Regional Medical and Specialty Societies

AmericanAcademy of Dermatology
AmericanAcademy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
AmericanAcademy of Orthopedic Surgery
AmericanAnimalHospital Association
American Association of Ophthalmology
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
American Council of Otolaryngology
American Dental Association
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PennsylvaniaAcademy of Ophthalmology
California Foundation of CPAs
InternationalCollege of Surgeons
Western Orthopedic Association
Southern Medical Association

Hospital and Inservice Training Sponsors

CedarsSinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Hoag Presbyterian Hospital
House Ear Institute
Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
Medical Business of South Florida
O'Connor Hospital, San Jose, CA
Orthopedic Associates, Topeka, KS
Pacifica Hospital, Huntington Beach, CA
St Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
St Vincent Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
University of California, San Francisco
White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Whittier Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Family Practice Residency Program, Whittier, CA

Other Sponsors

PriMed Institute

Physicians Management Magazine Webinars


May, 1991
Duriseti v. Venkat
Dissolution of practice
Consultant to the Hon. Judith Ryan
Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service

January 16, 1997
Catanzarite v. Catanzarite
Dissolution of Marriage
LA CountySuperior Court

March, 1998
Provident v. Fallor
Disability Loss of Income

October, 1998
Sponzilli v. Regents
Malpractice, Loss of Potential Earnings

March - April 1999
Harris v. Hirsch

September - November 2005
Western Healthcare Administrative Management, LLC dbaEfficens v. Pacific Coast Hematology/Oncology Medical Group, Inc.

June 2009 - March 2010
Keller v. CHMB

January,- June 2011
Morrow v. Bend Memorial Clinic


Administrative Ophthalmology / Administrative Eyecare, Journal of the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators

Advances in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mosby Affiliates In Training, American College of Cardiology American Medical News-American Medical Association Australian Practice Management Magazine Bulletin, The, Humboldt-Del Norte County Medical Society California Physician, Journal of the California Medical Association Contemporary Urology Dermatology Times Eye World Geriatric Times Managed Care Magazine Medical Economics Magazine Medical Office Management, Journal of the Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers MedScape Today, division, WebMD New Ophthalmologist OBG Management Magazine Ophthalmology Management Ophthalmology Times Pediatric Management Magazine Phys Ed Journal of Sports Medicine (The) Physician's Management Magazine Podiatry Today Practice Manager, (The) Journal of the Australian Association of Practice Managers, Ltd.: Russian Eye World, (Russian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) San Bernardino County Medical Society Bulletin San Diego Physician



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