Physician Involvement with Legislation Is Sign of Leadership

Former President of American Medical Association Advises Physicians to Speak Out on New Health Care Models

Napa, California—March 26, 2013—The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest medical malpractice insurer, announced today its latest video, “Physician Involvement with Legislation,” featuring Donald J. Palmisano, MD, JD, FACS, member of The Doctors Company’s Board of Governors and former president of the American Medical Association.

In the video, Dr. Palmisano states that physicians have the opportunity to take leadership roles in new health care models being enacted by federal and state legislators. He encourages physicians to speak out in support of laws that are in patients’ best interests and to speak out against burdensome regulations. He further advises physicians to work with their medical societies when taking positions on legislation. Dr. Palmisano has testified before Congress on health care legislation and teaches a course, Leadership in Medicine, at Tulane University. More of his leadership advice can be found in his books, The Little Red Book of Leadership Lessons and On Leadership.

“The Doctors Company is a leader in advocating for patient safety and tort reform,” said Stacy Schultz, vice president of marketing for The Doctors Company. “We partner with the nation’s most prestigious medical organizations—representing over 300,000 doctors—in addressing legislation nationwide that affects physicians and patients.”

To view the video and to subscribe to The Doctors Company YouTube channel, go to

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