Sep 01, 2023
Dental Case Studies
The case studies presented here provide insights into closed claim scenarios that can help dental professionals enhance their practices as they mitigate risks.

Professional Education
Safe Opioid Prescribing for Physicians and Dentists – Florida Edition
This enduring program meets current Florida-specific controlled substance requirements. Opioids play an important role in pain management—both in the acute and the chronic setting, but a variety of causes have contributed to an opioid-related epidemic leading to addiction and death. There has also been substantial misuse of opioids by prescription and by diversion. With the spotlight on the epidemic guidelines, regulations, studies, and solutions are emerging, including recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that can address the epidemic and allow for effective and appropriate use of these drugs.

Jun 22, 2022
Patient Safety in Dentistry Series
The articles in this three-part series provide strategies to help dental professionals enhance communication and documentation skills and manage adverse events in a practice setting.

Jul 28, 2022
Defensible Medical and Dental Records
Richard F. Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, The Doctors Company
Patient records, which serve a critical function in healthcare delivery and routine clinical operations, can provide key evidence in the event of a professional liability action.

Nov 27, 2023
Foundation Announces 2023 Grant Recipients
The Doctors Company Foundation has awarded grants to new projects that include suicide prevention, diagnostic excellence, and pediatric emergency care access.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Dec 02, 2020
The Role of Pretest Probability in the Evaluation of Suspected Venous Thromboembolism
Howard Marcus, MD, FACP
The presenting signs and symptoms of venous thromboembolism are often vague and nonspecific, and early diagnosis—often crucial to the patient’s outcome—may be challenging.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Nov 03, 2023
Patient Experience Surveys
Use our patient experience surveys to measure satisfaction and uncover areas of concern in your practice.

Mar 03, 2021
Flexibility and Communication Save Lives in NYC: Incorporating Lessons Learned Through Waves of COVID-19
Andrew D. Racine, MD, PhD, Systems Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Montefiore Health System, and Executive Director of the Montefiore Medical Group
Guest author Dr. Andrew Racine shares valuable insights gleaned from treating patients during the first surge of the COVID-19 pandemic.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Sep 01, 2023
Process Failures Lead to Patient Harm in Dentistry
We outline important strategies for documenting the clinical justification for any alternative treatment plan, obtaining informed consent, and providing follow-up care.

Dec 12, 2019
Office of National Drug Control Strategy Promotes Building an Addiction Medicine Workforce
Roneet Lev, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Office of National Drug Control Policy
Dr. Lev recaps a White House event that focused on the field of addiction medicine.
From The Doctor’s Advocate