MATT LASTINGER, Medical Management Specialist
Mr. Lastinger works in the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center’s Medical Practice Management Program leading its medical consulting and education activities. He consults with numerous practices around the state each year on topics such as finance and accounting, marketing, leadership, and practice startup. “Business of Medicine” education is also a large part of Mr. Lastinger’s duties. Classes covering entrepreneurial topics are offered at SBDC offices around the state targeting independent medical practice owners and managers. Additionally, the SBDC works with residency programs around Georgia to train the next generation of medical providers in entrepreneurship. Mr. Lastinger’s, and the SBDC’s goal is to help medical practices in the State of Georgia maintain their independence.
Mr. Lastinger also consults with independent pharmacies in Georgia and serves as a preceptor for the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy’s Entrepreneurship Rotation. Additionally, he assists in MP2’s veterinary student education efforts. Mr. Lastinger began his career working with Deere and Company in sales and operations management. Mr. Lastinger holds an MBA degree in Finance from the University of Georgia.
About UGA Small Business Development Center’s MP2:
The Medical Practice Management Program (MP2) at the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center provides specialized one-on-one consulting at no cost for medical practices, veterinary practices and independent pharmacies. In addition, it offers continuing education programs to medical professionals and teaches business topics to medical students and residents in Georgia.