Oct 25, 2021
Flu or COVID-19? Convergence of Two Viruses Creates Risk of Diagnostic Errors
Susan Shepard, MSN, CPHRM, Senior Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management Education, The Doctors Company
Understanding the differences between the flu and COVID-19 will help to prevent misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of either disease.

General Practitioners at Risk of Missing Cardiovascular Disease
When doctors miss a diagnosis of cardiovascular disease in an outpatient setting, the patient often has conventional risk factors for coronary artery disease, a groundbreaking study reveals. The research, published online today in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, was performed by CRICO Strategies and The Doctors Company.

May 24, 2018
Physician Learning Must Evolve to Keep Healthcare Workforce Prepared
Eric Barna, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine/Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital
Funded by a grant from The Doctors Company Foundation, Mt. Sinai is the first hospital in New York that has established a program designed specifically to assess and address some of the unique communication challenges facing hospitalists to improve patient care.

Jan 24, 2020
A New Generation of Physicians Matures into Patient Safety Leadership
Kerin Torpey Bashaw, MPH, RN, Senior Vice President, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company
Now in its tenth year, the Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety offers a multiday immersive patient safety learning experience for healthcare professionals—all of whom make a commitment to complete at least one project to improve patient safety in the field.

Our Story: Founded by Doctors for Doctors
Over 40 years ago, as California was gripped by a medical malpractice insurance crisis, leading physicians came together to pass historic legislation on behalf of doctors and tort reform. In the wake of this achievement, The Doctors Company emerged as an entirely new type of insurance carrier—a carrier founded and led by doctors.

Mar 01, 2022
Industry and Company News
Announcements in the first quarter of 2022 include our new report that predicts changes to U.S. healthcare during the next decade and the release of three closed claims studies.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Jul 21, 2020
How Capitation Can Improve Healthcare Value and Reduce Cost
Donald H. Crane, JD
Capitation is when a group of physicians is paid in advance to take care of a population of patients for a period of time. Groups accepting population-based payment are in the forefront of national healthcare reform and represent the care model and payment methodologies adopted by federal legislation for the entire nation.

Sep 05, 2019
Legislative Advocacy Update
James Willett, Senior Government Relations Specialist, and Elizabeth Y. Healy, Assistant Vice President, Government and Community Relations
Our government relations team is countering legislative attacks on medical liability reforms.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Dec 08, 2020
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.