Purtzki, Johansen + Associates


Unlike any other professional sector we encounter, medical practices present a unique challenge in providing accounting, tax and consulting services.

As a result of continuing political changes in the health-care field, physicians are under constant pressure to increase revenues and control costs at the same time. Due of this pressure, physicians require an advisor who will deliver both traditional and specialized accounting, creative tax solutions, and consulting services. This is where we excel.

Over the years, we have tracked changes and forecast trends to ensure we meet the unique challenges of managing medical practices.

For more information about medical practice resources, visit: Just for Doctors


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