The Path to Owning It

How to Realize Your Healthcare Practice Ownership Dreams by Provide

Where established and aspiring healthcare practice owners can gain the tools they need from dental, veterinary, and other industry leaders to take their practice ownership dreams into their own hands.

FEATURED: Episode 29

Define your practice roadmap and reach the destination you envision                                                                                                                                    

With Dr. Richard Low

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Episode 28

Practice, profits, and purpose: The 3 Ps of practice ownership                                                                                                                                     

With Stephen Trutter

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Episode 27

Get top dollar for your practice when it's time to sell                                                                                                                                          

With Thad Miller

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About the host

Corey Brown is a marketing leader at Provide and is responsible for the strategy and execution of marketing efforts related to our partners and vendors.

Brown graduated from The Ohio State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science and received his real estate license in 2010. Embracing his love for sales and management, Corey became the first outside sales team member – and eventually call center leader – for a large local dentist. Led by Corey, his team focused on appointment conversion, efficiency, and quality and patient recruitment through marketing collaboration efforts and community events. Corey also developed internal and external campaigns to drive company goals and objectives, in addition to consulting on acquiring a second practice, dental software, pricing structures, hiring, equipment purchases, office updates, and more.

Realizing his passion for healthcare practice marketing, Corey joined Provide’s Marketing team in January 2022.

About Provide

Founded in 2013, Provide is a fast-growing national fintech company headquartered in San Francisco, California, with an office in Columbus, Ohio, and experts nationwide.

Provide financially empowers healthcare providers to achieve their practice ownership dreams through a streamlined, completely online finance experience and personalized customer service. Their integrated suite of financial products makes opening, running, and expanding a healthcare practice easier, giving providers back their time and energy to focus on what matters most: their patients.

In August 2021, Provide became a wholly owned subsidiary of Fifth Third Bank, operating as an independent business line. Learn more at, and join the conversation on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and TikTok.

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1. Why now is a great time to buy your dream healthcare practice, with Matthew Christie

Provide's regional director of finance lays out key factors to consider before buying a dental or veterinary practice. 

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2. Should you remodel your healthcare practice? With Casey Lear and Jason Schneller

From both a construction and financing perspective, there's tons of upside to remodeling your dental or veterinary practice.

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3. How digital technology can elevate your dental practice, with Jess Webb

From "smart mirrors" to automated appointment booking, new technology can increase efficiency and convenience.

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4. How a dental buyer advocate can help you buy the right practice, with Brian Hanks

The owner of tells us what a buyer advocate can do for prospective practice owners.

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5. What's causing the veterinarian shortage in the U.S. – and how to navigate it, with David Soto

While pet ownership is on the rise, the U.S. is experiencing a shortage of veterinarians. Hear how this reality is actually full of opportunity for aspiring animal hospital owners.

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6. Marketing efforts to convert and increase your patient volume, with Mike Shoun

If you’re looking to grow your practice by increasing your patient base, marketing is an essential step in the process. Learn how to create the practice you’ve always dreamed of by utilizing these tried-and-true tools from one of the best in the business.

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7. Entrepreneurship and how to turn a dream into a business, with Andrew Bennett

Do you have aspirations of leading a team and building a business you’re proud of, but aren’t sure how to turn those dreams into a successful company? Learn how to do just that, along with the origin story of Provide – the lender changing healthcare practice finance – from the man who was there beside the company’s co-founders from the beginning.

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8. How to maximize insurance reimbursement rates and increase revenue for your dental practice, with Ben Tuinei

Dealing with insurance carriers can be a daunting task – but it doesn’t have to be. We sat down with an expert in dental insurance fee negotiations, Ben Tuinei, to learn how to successfully negotiate reimbursements and implement simple practices to boost your revenue.

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9. Should I own the commercial real estate for my healthcare practice? With Mike Jorgenson

Join us as Mike Jorgenson, regional director at CARR Healthcare Realty, walks us through the pros and cons of owning versus leasing the commercial real estate for your healthcare practice to determine the best option for you.

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10. Does your dental equipment need an upgrade? Why now's the time to purchase, with Ileana Cruz

Listen as Ileana Cruz with Patterson Dental shares her insights when it comes to purchasing dental equipment for your practice and why you should make the investment before year's end.

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11. The great debate: To start or acquire a practice? With Rich Andrus, Mark Haslip, and David Haynes

Do you have dreams of owning a practice but aren’t sure which route to ownership you should take? Learn the pros and cons of both starting a new and acquiring an established practice from industry experts.

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12: How dental practices recovered from COVID-19, and the bright future ahead, with Charles Loretto

Listen as Charles Loretto, partner at Cain Watters & Associates, shares how practices are performing post-pandemic and what aspiring practice owners can expect on their path to ownership.

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13: How a dental-specific CPA can take your practice to the next level, with David Goodman, CPA, MST

From helping dentists prepare taxes, to determining and advising on the financial health of your practice, having a CPA with dental-specific expertise on your team is a must for both aspiring and established owners.

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14: What you need to know about the legal side of dental practice ownership, with Rob Montgomery

Listen as Rob Montgomery, founder of, clues us in on why it's crucial to have an industry-specific attorney on your team.

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15: The Employee Retention Credit: what it means for you and your healthcare practice, with Justin Elanjian

Passed as part of the CARES Act, the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) can offer big tax advantages for those who qualify. Listen as Aprio's Justin Elanjian, an expert in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and the ERC, guides us through the ins and outs of the tax credit that will begin to sunset on July 31, 2023.

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16: How new dentists can achieve personal and professional balance, with Amrita Patel, DDS

As a new dentist, it can be difficult to find harmony between your personal and professional lives. Dr. Amrita Patel, an award winning dentist who's early on in her career, shares her story and what she has found to be the key to balance and success.

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17: What it takes to create and maintain a financially healthy veterinary hospital, with Jason Castner

From improving profitability to the impact that has on a veterinary hospital's value, Jason shares his top tips for veterinarians to achieve the hospital of their dreams.

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18: Proven ways to increase your hygiene department's profitability, with Ayla Narayan

Looking to increase your hygiene department's profitability, but don't know where to start? Listen as Ayla Narayan, executive coach with Fortune Management, tells us how a few simple changes can significantly impact your bottom line.

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19: How establishing relationships with your industry partners can help grow your animal hospital, with Jon Butz

Veterinary medicine has evolved over the years. Stay ahead of the curve by aligning with trusted industry experts to grow into the hospital owner you've always dreamed of being.

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20: From vision to reality: what it takes to start your own (successful) orthodontic practice, with Jill Allen

How to start your own orthodontic practice doesn't have to be a mystery. We caught up with Jill Allen, who specializes in consulting with orthodontic startups, to talk through the entire process step by step.

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21: How to brand and promote your healthcare practice to reflect your vision, with Ali Patton

Marketing, branding, and building a social media presence – it all starts with having a vision for your practice.

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22: How to avoid paying too much for your first healthcare practice, with Tom Whalen

A generational shift in practice ownership is coming, and young buyers are primed to take advantage of it. 

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23: How to negotiate your commercial real estate lease like a pro, with Joseph Rossi

It's one of the most important legal documents you'll ever sign as a practice owner.

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24: What to know before you own a healthcare practice, with Michael Dinsio

In today's competitive marketplace, independent practices need to be better-than-average in order to compete. 

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25: Is a remote workforce the answer to your staffing woes? With Christine Sison

In this unprecedented labor market, there are groundbreaking new solutions to your potential workforce needs. 

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26: A buyer's and seller's guide to navigating practice transition day, with Dr. Lee Maddox

Transitioning a practice from buyer to seller can be intimidating for both sides, but expert legal advice will make the difference.

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27: Get top dollar for your practice when it's time to sell, with Thad Miller

For sellers who have spent decades building their practices, the last months of ownership are critical to a return on investment. 

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28: Practice, profits, and purpose: The 3 Ps of practice ownership, with Stephen Trutter

Dream of having a healthcare practice that’s more than four walls and a balance sheet? Be part of your local community. 

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29: Define your practice roadmap and reach the destination you envision, with Dr. Richard Low

Which best describes you: clinician first and entrepreneur second, or vice versa?

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