Florida Medical Malpractice Insurance
The Doctors Company is the leading insurer for Florida doctors—and the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer—offering comprehensive and affordable policies to practices of all sizes.

May 23, 2020
Providing Dental Services in the Hospital Setting
Amy Wasdin, RN, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management
Because of the infrequency of providing dental care in the hospital setting, many dentists are unfamiliar with hospital and medical staff requirements that apply to the providers who examine and treat inpatients.

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.

Professional Education
Prevention of Medical Errors Florida (2023–2025 Edition)
This activity is specific to Florida statutes and reflects regulations effective February 2022. Few medical errors are attributed to faulty medical judgment. More commonly, they are attributed to system failures inherent in healthcare delivery. By drawing on our professional liability closed claims data, we have identified common performance and diagnostic errors that reflect on the most common issues identified by Florida: wrong site surgery, surgery complications, cancer, gastroenterology conditions, cardiology issues, neurological issues, and adverse drug events, which will serve as the focal point of this patient safety and risk management course. We analyzed loss prevention measures in tandem with the elements necessary to conduct a credible and thorough root cause analysis to reduce system failures, respond to sentinel events, prevent medical errors, and improve patient safety. The purpose of this educational activity is to provide physicians with the most current information regarding the prevention of common performance and diagnostic errors.

Sep 01, 2023
Poor Response to Patient Concerns Contributes to Dental Claim
We offer actionable strategies that can help dental professionals enhance communication and documentation skills.

Apr 29, 2020
Patient Safety in Anesthesia Care
Julie Brightwell, JD, RN, Director, Healthcare System Patient Safety, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management
Anesthesiologists can reduce potential liability by taking risk management steps, such as obtaining separate informed consent for anesthesia care.

Mar 07, 2023
Education: Preventing Diagnostic Error in Primary Care
Our complimentary on-demand course outlines best practices for the diagnostic process and offers prevention strategies related to the primary care setting.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Sep 01, 2023
Inappropriate Dental Care and Delegation During Use of Conscious Sedation Lead to Patient Death
Our discussion of a tragic case includes strategies to help dental professionals avoid patient injury when performing a treatment or procedure involving sedation or anesthesia.

February 20, 2023, KevinMD
From Toys to Tragedy: The Threat of Button Batteries to Children’s Health
This article by Patti L. Ellis, RN, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, The Doctors Company, discusses important lessons learned and risk prevention strategies for button battery ingestion in children.

Professional Education
Prevention and Control of High Blood Pressure
10/25/2023, Mission Hills, CA
The American Heart Association has identified the management of hypertension as a major medical issue in the United States. Rising healthcare costs, an aging population, and increased prevalence among certain races and ethnicities are important incentives to focus attention on reducing disparities in hypertension control to improve patient outcomes. This session will present important strategies to manage resistant hypertension and selection of antihypertensive medication. Additionally, population-based approaches to hypertension control in the Black and Latino communities will be discussed. Attend this important program to learn strategies for your treatment of patients with hypertension.