The Doctor’s Advocate | Third Quarter 2017

Groundbreaking Research Funded by the Foundation

A study funded by a grant from The Doctors Company Foundation was recently honored by a national otolaryngology society.

Joseph Zenga, MD, resident with the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, received the Lawrence Boies MD Resident Research Award from the Triological Society at its meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, for his podium presentation “Incidents and Complications of Postoperative Hemorrhage After Transoral Robotic Surgery.”

“We are immensely pleased to enhance patient safety and support the practice of good medicine by providing the $10,000 grant that made this study possible,” said David B. Troxel, MD, board chairman of The Doctors Company Foundation and medical director of The Doctors Company. “By supporting this research on the risks of postoperative bleeding from transoral robotic surgery, we are shining a light on the risks and trends that others don’t see.”

Read the full press release at thedoctors.com/newsandinsights.


The Doctor’s Advocate is published by The Doctors Company to advise and inform its members about loss prevention and insurance issues.

The guidelines suggested in this newsletter are not rules, do not constitute legal advice, and do not ensure a successful outcome. They attempt to define principles of practice for providing appropriate care. The principles are not inclusive of all proper methods of care nor exclusive of other methods reasonably directed at obtaining the same results.

The ultimate decision regarding the appropriateness of any treatment must be made by each healthcare provider in light of all circumstances prevailing in the individual situation and in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the care is rendered.

The Doctor’s Advocate is published quarterly by Corporate Communications, The Doctors Company. Letters and articles, to be edited and published at the editor’s discretion, are welcome. The views expressed are those of the letter writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or official policy of The Doctors Company. Please sign your letters, and address them to the editor.

The Doctor’s Advocate

Third Quarter 2017

Director's Forum
The Search for Mary Smith

An Ounce of Prevention
Obstetrical Closed Claims: What Can We Learn?

Government Relations Report
Advocacy Update

Foundation News
Foundation Reaches Milestone

Groundbreaking Research Funded by the Foundation

New MACRA Practice Resource

Innovations in Patient Safety
Internal Medicine and Diagnosis Errors

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Tribute Plan Insert: Third Quarter 2017

See More Issues:

Selecting Your Insurer?
Ask 7 Critical Questions.

Choosing the right medical malpractice insurer is one of the most important decisions you’ll make.
Request our new guide to assist in your research of prospective providers.

Sign up to Receive The Doctor’s Advocate

The Doctor’s Advocate, our quarterly publication, contains timely information on patient safety topics, legislative updates, and the latest industry and company news.

Follow us: Follow The Doctors Company on Twitter Watch The Doctors Company on YouTube The Doctors Company on LinkedIn Like The Doctors Company on Facebook Follow The Doctors Company on Google+

© 2017 The Doctors Company. All rights reserved. Legal Notices and Privacy Policy | Glossary of Insurance Terms