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The Doctors Company Names Megan Mahoney, MD, MBA, to Board of Governors
The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Megan Mahoney, MD, MBA, to its Board of Governors. Dr. Mahoney is Chief of Staff for Stanford Health Care and Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dec 15, 2021
Telephone Communication for Healthcare Providers: Safety Strategies
Nicole Franklin, MS, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, The Doctors Company
When casually or carelessly conducted, telephone communications can lead to diagnostic errors and misunderstandings that can culminate in professional malpractice claims

Jun 05, 2023
Cultural Diversity in Healthcare: Strategies for Culturally Appropriate Patient Care
Sue Boisvert, BSN, MHSA, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company
A practitioner’s ability to understand and interact effectively with people from other cultures is critically important to helping to achieve health equity for all patients.

Dec 21, 2023
Suicide Prevention: Primary Care Is a Crucial Setting for Identifying Risk
Debra Davidson, MJ, CPPS, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company
At any given time, some of your patients are having thoughts of suicide. Effective suicide prevention requires a comprehensive approach.

Jun 09, 2021
Telehealth Tune-Up: Preparing for Care After COVID-19
Sue Boisvert, BSN, MHSA, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, The Doctors Company
The pandemic prompted many practices to add telehealth services overnight. If your practice did, now is a good time to review the components of that implementation with these strategies for evaluating five key elements.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Jul 09, 2021
Requests to Amend a Medical or Dental Record
Carol Murray, RHIA, CPHRM, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, and Richard Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, The Doctors Company
Patients have the right to request amendments to their medical or dental records, but providers have the right to determine if the changes will be made. Following the guidelines presented here can help ensure clear communication and documentation.

Jun 05, 2023
Building a Culture of Safety in Healthcare, Part Four: Just Culture
David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, Chief Medical Officer, The Doctors Company and TDC Group; Senior Vice President, Healthcare Risk Advisors
In the final installment of his series on safety culture, Dr. David Feldman describes how a just culture promotes both patient safety and professional satisfaction.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Feb 03, 2023
Pediatrics: Lessons in Preventing Button Battery Injuries
Patti L. Ellis, RN, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, The Doctors Company
It is critical for clinicians to minimize misdiagnosis and delays in care and treatment of pediatric button battery ingestions, exposures, and insertions.