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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"My group switched to TDC in 2002 after a long history with another insurer. Because of the nature of our practice, our group had some very unique insurance needs. The Doctor's Insurance Agency tailored a group policy that fit our requirements in the most cost effective way possible. Our agent patiently explained our policy, and the various options available to cover part time, full time, locums, and retiring physicians. Their continuing service has been outstanding. My calls are promptly returned and my questions are always fully addressed. On many occasions, they have gone to TDC on our behalf to modify our policy when our needs changed. I feel Doctors Agency and my agent in particular are part of my office team and are genuinely interested in the success of my practice. I would recommend Doctors Insurance Agency with out reservation. They are a pleasure to work with.”
- Samuel Cipoletti, M.D. from San Jose, CA
Just recently The Doctors Company significantly lowered premiums for internal medicine physicians in Kern, Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties by 20%. You could pay as little as $8,275 annually (and less with claims free discounting).
"I was referred to the TDC by a friend who has a small practice. I have been very impressed by the personal attention The Doctors' Insurance Agency have shown to my unique practice needs and for taking the time needed to explain the many nuances around Medical Malpractice Insurance. This is the first time I've acquired insurance on my own and you and your team made the process as straight forward as possible, which I really appreciated."
- Mark Berman, M.D. from San Francisco, CA
"I have been with The Doctors' Insurance Agency since its inception. They are the best: readily available, helpful, accurate, and competitively priced. I feel as protected as possible and know they are there if I need them."
- Joan Saxton, M.D. from San Francisco, CA
"I've been with the Doctors Company since it was formed, having worked at Brookside Hospital with your former President, Dr. Joseph Sabella, who was our pathologist at the time. I've always been completely satisfied with The Doctor's Insurance Agency and the fine service which you always give to your clients"
- Ronald H. Berman, M.D. from San Pablo, CA