Malpractice Insurance for Internal Medicine Physicians
Medical Malpractice Insurance for Internal Medicine Physicians
Doctors of internal medicine focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. At least three of their seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training are dedicated to learning how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect adults. The physician extenders that they hire to enhance and improve their accessibility are also very well trained. And, this level of specialty training is difficult to replace. This is why internal medicine physicians must sign off on the charts of the Allied Health providers working with them. Internists are sometimes referred to as the "doctor's doctor," because they are often called upon to act as consultants to other physicians to help solve puzzling diagnostic problems.
The Doctors Insurance Agency understands that it takes dedicated training and customized medical malpractice insurance coverage for internal medicine practices. Often, due to the extended training and work in risk management, The Doctors Company will add additional discounts for these physicians.
The Doctors Company’s services help Internal Medicine physicians find affordable, quality medical malpractice insurance coverage without adding to your concerns as a medical professional and that have been tailored to the specific needs of your practice and location. The Doctors Insurance Agency can find medical malpractice coverage for your specific, unique needs.
Doctors of Internal Medicine, Doctors for Adults
Although internists may act as primary care physicians, they are not "family physicians," "family practitioners," or "general practitioners," whose training is not solely concentrated on adults and may include surgery, obstetrics and pediatrics. Internal Medicine physicians may also include some Eastern Lifestyle and wellness components to their practices.
Caring for the whole patient
Internists are equipped to deal with whatever problem a patient brings -- no matter how common or rare, or how simple or complex. They are specially trained to solve puzzling diagnostic problems and can handle severe chronic illnesses and situations where several different illnesses may strike at the same time. They also bring to patients an understanding of wellness (disease prevention and the promotion of health), women's health, substance abuse, mental health, as well as effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs.
In addition to providing discounts to members of the American College of Physicians (many of whom are Internal Medicine physicians), The Doctors Company can offer discounts to some of the subspecialties within Internal Medicine.
Internal Medicine Sub specialties
Internists can choose to focus their practice on general internal medicine, or may take additional training to "sub specialize" in one of 13 areas of internal medicine. Cardiologists, for example, are doctors of Internal Medicine who sub specialize in diseases of the heart. The training an internist receives to subspecialize in a particular medical area is both broad and deep. Sub specialty training (often called a "fellowship") usually requires an additional one to three years beyond the standard three year general Internal Medicine residency.
Internal Medicine Medical Malpractice Insurance for ACP members
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has exclusively sponsored The Doctors Company’s medical liability insurance program since 2001. We have earned the college’s sponsorship through our fierce commitment to relentlessly defend, protect, and reward our members.
As the nation’s largest insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability, The Doctors Company has unparalleled insight into the broad range of claims in Internal Medicine. The ACP Member Insurance Committee provides oversight of the program and helps identify the important professional liability insurance issues impacting ACP members and Internal Medicine overall. Our chairman and CEO, Richard E. Anderson, MD, is a Fellow of ACP.
Backed by the financial strength of $4 billion in assets and a membership of 76,000 physicians nationwide, The Doctors Company offers ACP members a unique combination of coverage features, aggressive claims defense, unrivaled protection, and tangible economic benefits.
For more information regarding internal medicine malpractice insurance, contact us or fill out the form to receive customized internal medicine malpractice insurance quote.