Unwavering Service to Our Members
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
—Sir Winston Churchill
Churchill spoke these words to the House of Commons in late 1942 after the Allies defeated Rommel’s army in Egypt. His words still resonate today in the midst of a different kind of struggle.
The care provided by doctors and hospitals during the pandemic has been delivered under conditions unimaginable in the United States—in many cases, more suited to the battlefield than medical offices. The performance of these heroes has been inspiring. This is mission-based medicine at its finest.
Many physicians are now returning to practice, resuming elective surgeries and procedures, and otherwise getting back to in-office interactions with patients. Some aspects will be familiar, other elements will undoubtedly be different. It is an iterative process. History is a limited guide to contemporary conditions.
It has become clear that the precise shape of the new normal is impossible to foresee, and we can be sure there will be no simple return to the old normal. The Doctors Company will do everything possible to continue providing expert resources and responding to your needs during every stage of the pandemic. Rest assured that you are protected by the industry’s best coverage.
We continue to advocate for broad liability protections on behalf of the medical profession—so those who provide care during the pandemic are free from worrying about the scourge of malpractice litigation. We are grateful for efforts by many of our members in advocating for themselves and their patients in such powerful and effective ways. Trial attorneys reflexly oppose the new provisions and continue to find opportunities to file lawsuits against those providing care. Our battle never ceases.
We are not yet at the end of the COVID-19 national emergency, but we have reached the end of the beginning. Our mission to advance, protect, and reward the practice of good medicine has never been more important. We are proud and grateful for the care you are providing.
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP
Chairman and CEO