You have dedicated your professional life to medicine.
You have missed birthdays, anniversaries and ball games…. and too many meals with your family to count.
You are the doctor that patients will wait weeks to see and the one your colleagues seek out for the tough case.
And, then, you get a letter from your state medical board inquiring about the care provided for a patient from a couple of years ago. Maybe you’ve even been asked to meet with the board in person.
At first, you think ‘they’ve got the wrong physician’. It can’t be me. At first, you’re angry, then depressed, embarrassed and isolated. You feel all alone. Your confidence in who you are- both personally and professionally- is shaken to the core.
What’s next? Who do I talk to? Am I going to lose my license?
This all too real scenario is occurring with disturbingly increasing frequency each year. It is currently estimated that 1 of every 8 physicians is reported to his state medical board every year, and virtually every physician will either be sued or face a disciplinary medical board during his practice lifetime.
You know that you are a competent, caring physician, and you also know that your patients need you to be in the office taking care of them.
That’s where we come in.
We’ve served on the Iowa Board of Medicine in multiple executive and leadership roles. We have years of experience in healthcare management, finance and healthcare consulting.
We have presided over hundreds of medical board hearings for every medical and surgical specialty with inquiries ranging from medical/surgical decision-making, prescribing choices, medical outcomes, professional boundaries and more
We are dedicated, practicing physicians, who just like you, have missed ball games and birthdays.
And because we are also Medical Board members, we know how to talk, look and act in front of a board to optimize your outcome.
And if you need a little bit of help to get back on track- we can help with that, too.
Our promise to you is to get you back to seeing your patients as quickly as possible- its where you belong.
We’ll work on the forgotten anniversary later.