The Doctors Company Is ‘Taking the Mal Out of Malpractice’

Insurance Company with History of Industry Transformation Is Poised to Lead Another Movement

Napa, California—January 4, 2017—The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, has announced a new movement—“Taking the Mal Out of Malpractice.” This movement shifts the conversation around malpractice insurance from a negative to a positive. Reflecting changes in the healthcare industry, the company is reinforcing its focus on being a proactive partner to support physicians and practices as they manage the business of medicine.

Digital health innovation, industry consolidation, and increasing use of new technology have impacted the way physicians and practice managers handle the delivery of services to patients. These shifts, coupled with greater demands on practice managers and doctors themselves, escalate the need for tools and perspectives that help better manage and anticipate patient risks.

Against this backdrop, the company is leveraging its 40-year history of transforming the industry to lead this movement. The company was founded in response to California’s medical malpractice insurance crisis, became the first national physician-owned insurer, and continued to change the industry by forming the first patient safety department in its space.

“‘Taking the Mal Out of Malpractice’ resonates with doctors and practice managers because it reflects the kind of insurance leader and partner they want,” said Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company. “We spoke to physicians and practice managers nationwide, and they told us they desire an insurance company that is a proactive partner both inside and outside the courtroom.

“This initiative reinforces that The Doctors Company works hand-in-hand with our members to help them navigate an increasingly complex healthcare, technology, legal, and business landscape,” Dr. Anderson added. “From our data-driven claims studies to our recent guide, Cybersecurity and Data Breaches, we offer expert guidance to help protect healthcare organizations and physician practices from current and emerging areas of risk.”

The company provides resources tailored both by specialty and geography for doctors and practices. Among these are local and specialty-specific physician advisory boards, regional experts, and a nationwide network of patient safety risk managers who work with physicians and practices to help them spot trends early.

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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 is the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, with 78,000 members and 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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