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Robert E. White Jr. Named Chief Operating Officer of TDC Group
The TDC Group of companies (TDC Group), the nation’s largest physician-owned provider of insurance, risk management, and healthcare practice improvement solutions, announced today that Robert E. White Jr. has been promoted to chief operating officer (COO), reporting to Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO.

Jun 23, 2023
The Malpractice Experience of Orthopedic Surgeons 2011 to 2021: Patient Selection and Communication May Mitigate Risk of Claims
Jacqueline Ross, RN, PhD, Coding Director, and Eric E. Cleckler, MSN, RN, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company, Part of TDC Group
This study analyzed 1559 closed medical malpractice claims and suits (814 ambulatory, 745 inpatient) from the loss years of 2011 to 2021 in which orthopedic surgeons were the major responsible service.

Jul 01, 1996
An “Epidemic” of Medical Malpractice? A Commentary on the Harvard Medical Practice Study
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, is chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company.
Both supporters and opponents of malpractice legal reform can agree that the Harvard study provides us with a wealth of valuable data on questions of medical negligence. More than with most studies, however, the Harvard group’s results are subject to sharply different interpretations and depend heavily on definitions and assumptions with which many will differ.

Professional Education
Alzheimer's 3: Addressing and Managing Behavioral and Environmental Symptoms of Dementia
This activity includes eight video lectures and is the third in a series of four courses that seek to educate clinicians on standardized screening, evaluation, and disease management of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. This third course focuses on using the DICE method to assess behavioral symptoms of dementia and create and evaluation treatment plans. This course also covers the careful use of medication during disease management as wells as common behavioral issues with dementia patients including tools for management of these behaviors.

Professional Education
The Need for Close Monitoring in Hyponatremia: Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome
In reviewing closed malpractice claims, The Doctors Company identified mismanagement of sodium levels during correction of severe hyponatremia as a serious problem that can result in catastrophic permanent neurological injury due to osmotic demyelination syndrome (also known as central pontine myelinolysis). This article highlights the importance of close monitoring of sodium levels during correction of severe hyponatremia, with a slow and controlled pace of sodium correction. Contributing factors discussed include clinical judgment with regard to rate of rise of sodium levels, patient monitoring, choice of practice setting, and communication between providers, especially at points of transition in care.

April 02, 2021, KevinMD
Malpractice Claims From the COVID-19 Pandemic: More Questions Than Answers
Robert E. White Jr., chief operating officer of The Doctors Company and leader of the TDC Group of companies, explains whether we will see an increase in malpractice claims as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 02, 2021, Medscape
Liability Insurance Premiums Spike Across the US: AMA Report
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and chief executive officer of The Doctors Company and leader of the TDC Group of companies, is among experts quoted in this article on the rise of medical liability insurance premiums.

New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons Selects The Doctors Company as Exclusive Partner
The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYRSPS) has chosen The Doctors Company, part of TDC Group, as the exclusively endorsed medical malpractice insurer for its members.

Video Jun 25, 2021

The Importance of Telehealth Documentation
Sue Boisvert, Patient Safety Risk Manager for The Doctors Company, discusses the importance of telehealth documentation, location, and informed consent.

Aug 01, 2023
Advanced Practice Clinicians: A Preventive Action and Loss Reduction Guide
Depending on the state, an APC may be permitted to practice autonomously, as part of a collaborative agreement, or under the supervision of a physician. Regardless of an APC’s practice status or employment arrangement, however, all individuals can be held liable for their own acts of negligence. Our preventive action and loss reduction guide can help APCs in every practice environment.