The Doctors Company Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Napa, California—January 23, 2017—The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Fleming as chief operating officer. He will report directly to the chairman and chief executive officer, Richard E. Anderson, MD.

Fleming replaces Rob Francis, who is leaving the company. He has served The Doctors Company and its members extremely well over the past 12 years and was a significant contributor to the company’s success. The Doctors Company expects he will continue to be an important leader in the healthcare industry.

Fleming is a 24-year veteran of The Doctors Company and had been senior vice president and regional operating officer for the Northeast. Previously, he served in a number of capacities, including claims, underwriting, product development, and as integration leader for AP Capital, Advocate MD, and Intermed as they joined The Doctors Company.

“In his long tenure here, Bill has been a strong champion of our mission to advance, protect, and reward the practice of good medicine,” Dr. Anderson said. “He is ideally suited for this role. We are confident he will be a proactive, trusted, and visionary leader for our nearly 80,000 members and for the many healthcare systems, hospitals, and managed care organizations that we serve.”

“I am excited and honored to take on this new role at The Doctors Company,” Fleming said. “I look forward to partnering with my colleagues and our agents and brokers nationwide to deliver on our mission. Our healthcare system has entered a period of profound change. We believe that providing a sustainable, national platform for advocacy on behalf of the medical profession and the pursuit of our mission are more important than ever.”

Fleming holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and both the RPLU and AIS designations. He is active in numerous trade groups, including the PIAA and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society and he sits on the Advisory Board for the Actuarial Science program at Michigan State University.

About The Doctors Company
Founded and led by physicians, The Doctors Company ( is relentlessly committed to advancing, protecting, and rewarding the practice of good medicine. The Doctors Company partners with practices of all sizes to help them manage the complexities of today’s healthcare environment by providing expert guidance, resources, and coverage. The Doctors Company has over $4 billion in assets and is rated A by A.M. Best Company and Fitch Ratings. To learn more about data-driven insights and to stay up to date on industry trends, follow and subscribe to The Doctors Company on Twitter (@doctorscompany), YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+.

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