The Doctor’s Advocate

Our flagship publication, The Doctors Advocate, is a quarterly newsletter that contains timely information on patient safety topics, legislative updates, and the latest industry and company news.

Third Quarter 2018

From the Chairman
Advocates for the Medical Profession in a Time of Upheaval

An Ounce of Prevention
Medical Office Assessments Uncover Hidden Liability Risks

Government Relations Report
New Limits on Doctor-Patient Confidentiality

New CME Courses Address Distracted Practice Concerns

Innovations in Patient Safety
Influencing Patient Behaviors in Orthopedic Practice

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Tribute Plan Insert: Third Quarter 2018

Second Quarter 2018

Director's Forum
Physician Burnout: Defining the Problems, Revealing the Solutions

An Ounce of Prevention
Team Synergy: A Critical Core Competency for Safe Care

Government Relations Report
Judicial Review of Medical Liability Legislation

New CME/CE Courses Added Every Month

Innovations in Patient Safety
Improving Documentation of Patient Communication

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Tribute Plan Insert: Second Quarter 2018

First Quarter 2018

Director's Forum
Nurse Practitioner Closed Claims Study

An Ounce of Prevention
Nurse Practitioner Closed Claims: Risk Mitigation Strategies

Government Relations Report
Damage Limits Protect Access to Healthcare

Training for Practice Managers and Other Staff

Foundation News
Foundation Grant Improves Hospitalist Communication

Innovations in Patient Safety
Leveraging Cardiology Data to Improve Care

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Tribute Plan Insert: First Quarter 2018

Fourth Quarter 2017

Director's Forum
Electronic Health Record Closed Claims Study

An Ounce of Prevention
Teamwork Saves Lives in Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Shooting

Government Relations Report
Social Inflation Increases Pressure on Medical Liability Limits

Foundation News
Foundation Gets Involved at Patient Safety Camp

New CME Series on Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Hospitalist Insights

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Tribute Plan Insert: Fourth Quarter 2017

Third Quarter 2017

Director's Forum
The Search for Mary Smith

An Ounce of Prevention
Obstetrical Closed Claims: What Can We Learn?

Government Relations Report
Advocacy Update

Foundation News
Foundation Reaches Milestone

Groundbreaking Research Funded by the Foundation

New MACRA Practice Resource

Innovations in Patient Safety
Internal Medicine and Diagnosis Errors

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Tribute Plan Insert: Third Quarter 2017

Second Quarter 2017

From the Chairman
2017 Member Dividend Announced

Director's Forum
Prescribing Opioids Safely

An Ounce of Prevention
The Doctors Company Introduces a New CME Series

Government Relations Report
Federal Medical Liability Reform: A Historical Perspective

Foundation News
The Doctors Company Foundation Changes Leadership

Innovations in Patient Safety
Data-Driven Insights: Fear to Act in Obstetrics

Tribute Plan 10-Year Anniversary

First Quarter 2017

Special Issue: Prescription Opioid Abuse Epidemic

San Diego Death Diaries

Prescription Opioid Abuse Epidemic
Analysis of Medication-Related Claims from The Doctors Company

Prescription Opioid Abuse Epidemic
Legislating the Opioid Epidemic

Case Studies
What to Expect from Litigation: Dr. Del Zotto’s Perspective

New Complimentary CME Course: Prescribing Opioids Safely

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Tribute Plan Insert: First Quarter 2017

Fourth Quarter 2016

The Doctor’s Advocate: One Way We’re Taking the Mal Out of Malpractice Insurance

From the Chairman
Perspectives on the Future of Medicine

Director's Forum
The Doctor’s Dilemma

An Ounce of Prevention
Plastic Surgery Closed Claims: What Can We Learn?

Government Relations Report
California Supreme Court Takes a Step to the Left

Foundation News
Foundation Supports Telluride Camp for Health Science Students

Case Studies
What to Expect from Litigation: Dr. Nye’s Perspective

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Tribute Plan Insert: Fourth Quarter 2016

Third Quarter 2016

Director's Forum
The Perils of Printing an Electronic Health Record

An Ounce of Prevention
Internal Medicine Closed Claims: What Can We Learn?

Judicial Review of Medical Liability Legislation

Ransomware Attacks: HIPAA Burden Falls to the Hospital or Medical Practice

Foundation News
2016 Young Physicians Patient Safety Awards Announced

Case Studies
What to Expect from Litigation: Dr. Gupta’s Perspective

Wall Street Journal Reports on Malpractice Closed Claims Studies

New Partnership Helps Doctors Thrive in a Digital Environment

New Options for Earning Continuing Education Credits

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Tribute Plan Insert: Third Quarter 2016

Second Quarter 2016

Director's Forum
Obesity: A Common Comorbidity in Malpractice Claims

An Ounce of Prevention
Specialty Advisory Boards: Bringing Together Expertise

Government Relations Report
Every Aspect of the Litigation Process Is Subject to Legislative Action

Case Studies
What to Expect from Litigation: Dr. Wuest’s Perspective

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

Tribute Plan Insert: Second Quarter 2016

First Quarter 2016

Director's Forum
Analysis of Closed Hospitalist Claims

An Ounce of Prevention
Are Decisions Shared?

Government Relations Report
The 2016 Election Is in Full Swing

Foundation News
Grants Awarded in 2015

The Back Page
Industry and Company News: First Quarter 2016

Tribute Plan Insert: First Quarter 2016

Fourth Quarter 2015

Director's Forum
New Early Warning Criteria Could Reduce Maternal Mortality

An Ounce of Prevention
Heed Those EHR Alerts

Government Relations Report
Damage Caps and Equal Protection: Two States, Two Views

Foundation News
Seeking Entries for the 2016 Young Physicians Patient Safety Award

How Doctors Can Harness Social Media

Study Reveals Orthopedists Can Partner with Patients to Reduce Risks

New IOM Study Focuses on Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare

Case Studies
What to Expect from Litigation: Dr. Go’s Perspective

The Back Page
Industry and Company News: Fourth Quarter 2015

Tribute Plan Insert: Fourth Quarter 2015

Third Quarter 2015

Director's Forum
Minimizing Surgical Errors

An Ounce of Prevention
Teamwork in the OR

Government Relations Report
Why Handling Medical Malpractice Like Workers’ Comp Won’t End Lawsuits

Foundation News
Young Physicians Patient Safety Awards Announced

Sign Up for a Complimentary Webinar

What to Expect from Litigation: Dr. Michelin’s Perspective

Fraud Alert on Physician Compensation Arrangements

The Back Page
Industry and Company News: Third Quarter 2015

Tribute Plan Insert: Third Quarter 2015

Second Quarter 2015

Director's Forum
A Claim Involving Childhood Vaccination

An Ounce of Prevention
MAC/Sedation Fires Increasing

Government Relations Report
SGR Fix Includes Standard of Care Language

New Resources at www.thedoctors.com

Trending CME Topics

Studies Reveal Malpractice Claim Trends in Emergency Medicine and Obstetrics

Case Studies
What to Expect from Litigation

Meet Your CME Needs with Our Monthly Webinars

The Back Page
Industry and Company News: Second Quarter 2015

Tribute Plan Insert: Second Quarter 2015

First Quarter 2015

Director's Forum
Analysis of EHR Contributing Factors in Medical Professional Liability Claims

An Ounce of Prevention
Analyzing Bowel Perforation Claims

Government Relations Report
2014: Difficult Election Choices and Notable Legislation

2014 Member Experience Survey

The Back Page
Industry and Company News: First Quarter 2015

Fourth Quarter 2014

Director's Forum
Editorial Comment on Maintenance of Certification

An Ounce of Prevention
Telemedicine: Emerging Risks

Politically Speaking
Looking Ahead to 2015: Interstate Licensing

Foundation News
2015 Young Physicians Patient Safety Award

California Voters Reject Proposition 46

The Back Page
Industry and Company News: Fourth Quarter 2014

Third Quarter 2014

Director's Forum
Diagnostic Error in Medical Practice by Specialty

An Ounce of Prevention
A Team Approach to Reducing Risk

Politically Speaking
Latest News on Challenges to Caps on Noneconomic Damages

Patient Safety Alert: ACOG Releases Special Report

Foundation News
Young Physicians Patient Safety Awards Announced

The Back Page
Industry and Company News: Third Quarter 2014

Second Quarter 2014

Director's Forum
SAFER Guides for Electronic Health Record Implementation and Use

An Ounce of Prevention
Why Accuracy Matters

Politically Speaking
MICRA Update

Sign Up for Complimentary CME

The Back Page
Industry and Company News: Second Quarter 2014

First Quarter 2014

Integrated Delivery Systems: A Crucial Outgrowth of Healthcare Reform

Director's Forum
An EMR-Related Claim

An Ounce of Prevention
Globalization and Counterfeit Drugs

Politically Speaking
Federal Legislation

Earn Free CME Credits

The Back Page
Industry and Company News: First Quarter 2014

Fourth Quarter 2013

Director's Forum
An Analysis of Orthopedic Claims

An Ounce of Prevention
Defective Devices

Anti-MICRA Ballot Measure Filed; Oklahoma Special Session

New On-Demand CME Activity

The Back Page
Industry and Company News: Fourth Quarter 2013

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