The Doctor’s Advocate | Fourth Quarter 2013

New On-Demand CME Activity

Excessive or inappropriate use of opiates in the treatment of pain is a major national problem in the delivery of healthcare.

Our new on-demand continuing medical education (CME) activity, Risks and Complications of Opiates, will help you prevent adverse outcomes while you earn CME credit. For complete details on all of our education and CME programs, go to www.thedoctors.com/cme.


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

Fourth Quarter 2013

Director's Forum
An Analysis of Orthopedic Claims

An Ounce of Prevention
Defective Devices

Politically Speaking
Anti-MICRA Ballot Measure Filed; Oklahoma Special Session

New On-Demand CME Activity

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Industry and Company News

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