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.

Best Imaginable Service for Our Members
Providing superior service is more than a best practice for us, it’s at the core of who we are. And according to the exceptional rankings we’ve received across multiple categories of support in our 2021 Member Experience Survey, our members agree.

Oct 18, 2022
Moderate or Conscious Sedation in the Office Setting
Julie Brightwell, JD, RN, Director, Healthcare System Patient Safety, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management
Prevent patient injury when providing moderate sedation in the office by incorporating these patient safety and practice improvement strategies.

Sep 06, 2023
Flu, RSV, or COVID-19? Convergence of Three Viruses Creates Risk of Diagnostic Errors
Debra Kane Hill, MBA, RN, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company
Understanding the differences between the flu, RSV, and COVID-19 will help prevent misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis when patients present with respiratory symptoms.

Jan 30, 2020
Doctors: How to Talk to Patients About Nutrition and Diet
Kerin Torpey Bashaw, MPH, RN, Senior Vice President, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company
No more powerful an approach exists to preventing or even reversing heart disease than improving lifestyle, especially nutrition and diet. The challenge for physicians is finding an effective way to talk about nutrition with their patients, because the usual admonitions to eat better and exercise often do not work.

April 01, 2023, Chicago Medicine
Lessons in Preventing Button Battery Injuries
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.

Patient Communication Insight
The Patient Communication INSIGHT (PCI) program is a voluntary, structured, hands-on initiative that focuses on improving communication and engagement between providers, patients, and their families in ambulatory care settings.

Mar 29, 2021
Medical Practice Changes Made During COVID-19 Pandemic Are Here to Stay
David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, Chief Medical Officer, The Doctors Company, and for the TDC Group of Companies
In sharing their views on what the practice of medicine will look like post-pandemic, a majority of doctors say they will increase their use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and their use of telehealth technology.

Jun 17, 2022
RCA2: Panel Report on Improving Root Cause Analyses and Actions to Prevent Harm
James P. Bagian, MD, PE, member of The Doctors Company Board of Governors, co-chaired a panel with the National Patient Safety Foundation to improve how we can learn from adverse events and unsafe conditions and take action to prevent their occurrence in the future.