The Doctor’s Advocate | Third Quarter 2016

New Options for Earning Continuing Education Credits

We offer a wide variety of on-demand courses to help you improve clinical decisions and processes in your practice while you earn complimentary continuing education credits.

Our latest offerings include courses that focus on telemedicine services, managing advanced practice providers, and risk mitigation strategies from our recent Hospitalist Closed Claims Study. You can find state-specific courses, such as Prevention of Medical Errors for Florida practices and Medical Board Investigations: What You Need to Know for Texas doctors. We also offer a new course to help oral and maxillofacial surgeons navigate the complexities of the informed consent process.

Many of our on-demand courses are available as local and regional in-person seminars. If you are interested in a topic or seminar but don’t see it listed, let your patient safety risk manager know, or contact us at (800) 421-2368 or by email.

Visit to find a list of all upcoming seminars and webinars and to see the catalog of on-demand courses.

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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.

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