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The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Inc., Sponsors The Doctors Company Professional Liability Insurance Program

Napa, California—February 24, 2003—The Doctors Company has been named the sponsored medical liability company of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. (AAO-HNS).

The Doctors Company, the leading national physician-owned professional liability insurer, provides professional liability protection for nearly 30,000 physicians. Founded by doctors for doctors, The Doctors Company has earned consecutive "A" (Excellent) ratings from insurance ratings agency A.M. Best since 1985 for its solid financial strength, security, and performance.

"We are proud that the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has chosen The Doctors Company as its sponsored carrier," said Richard E. Anderson, M.D., F.A.C.P., chairman of The Doctors Company's Board of Governors. "Both organizations have a proud history of service to the medical profession and a commitment to physician advocacy."

With more than 10,000 members, the Academy is the world's largest organization representing specialists who diagnose and treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy's foundation is dedicated to advancing the art and science of otolaryngology through state-of-the-art education, research, and learning.

"The Academy is very aware of the numerous challenges physicians face in the day-to-day practice of medicine," said Jonas T. Johnson, M.D., AAO-HNS president. "Our members can be assured that The Doctors Company, which is owned and governed by physicians and supported by insurance and legal expertise, is well qualified to protect its members' professional liability interests."

For more information, please contact the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Inc., at To get a premium indication or download an application, please visit The Doctors Company Web site at



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