The Doctor’s Advocate | First Quarter 2019
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What Doctors Are Saying About the Future of Healthcare

The Future of Healthcare, our national survey, uncovers a complex picture of physician attitudes toward important issues facing the healthcare industry. The report, compiled from the observations of more than 3,400 doctors nationwide, clearly shows that doctors are disheartened by changes to the practice of medicine. Find the full report at

Senior Vice President Named a Women to Watch Honoree

Business Insurance named Crystal R. Brown, senior vice president of underwriting, among honorees chosen for its 13th annual Women to Watch program. The award recognizes the achievements of outstanding female executives in the insurance and risk management sector. Ms. Brown leads The Doctors Company’s national underwriting operations.

The Doctor’s Advocate is published by The Doctors Company to advise and inform its members about loss prevention and insurance issues.

The guidelines suggested in this newsletter are not rules, do not constitute legal advice, and do not ensure a successful outcome. They attempt to define principles of practice for providing appropriate care. The principles are not inclusive of all proper methods of care nor exclusive of other methods reasonably directed at obtaining the same results.

The ultimate decision regarding the appropriateness of any treatment must be made by each healthcare provider considering the circumstances of the individual situation and in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the care is rendered.

The Doctor’s Advocate is published quarterly by Corporate Communications, The Doctors Company. Letters and articles, to be edited and published at the editor’s discretion, are welcome. The views expressed are those of the letter writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or official policy of The Doctors Company. Please sign your letters, and address them to the editor.

Choosing a malpractice insurer?
Here’s what to ask.

Selecting a medical malpractice insurer is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. It's a prime opportunity to ask: Is this the type of insurer I want protecting my reputation?