An Open Letter to Physician Well-Being Committee Chairs, Hospital H.R. Managers/Administrators

As the Nation’s largest provider of Executive Coaching/Anger Management for Physicians, Anderson & Anderson is committed to advocating best practices in providing mandated or volunteer services for “disruptive physicians”. With this goal in mind, we would like to bring to your attention an evasive tactic currently being used by some physicians to avoid enrollment in Coaching Programs designed exclusively for “disruptive physicians”.

Some physicians are enrolling in on-line or home study anger management classes, which are presented in a self-help format for criminal court referrals unrelated to medical professionals or health care organizations. These classes are in no way consistent with JCAHO standards and should not be accepted.

The three legitimate providers of intervention for “disruptive physicians” are: the PACE Program at the University of San Diego School of Medicine, the Distressed Physicians Program at Vanderbilt University and Anderson & Anderson Executive Coaching/Anger Management Program, which unlike the others, offers classes 7 days a week to accommodate the busy and generally, hectic schedules of a physician’s practice and commitments.

The Anderson & Anderson Program is available at our Brentwood/Los Angeles office or on-site anywhere in the United States. This program is consistent with the new Joint Commission requirements for “disruptive physicians”. The Anderson & Anderson Anger Management/Executive Coaching program is listed in the Directory of Physician Assessment And Remedial Education Programs, Federation of State Medical Boards. Currently, it is the industry leader in intervention for disruptive physicians.

Your hospital’s reputation is too valuable to risk the consequences that may arise from the abusive behavior of a “disruptive physician”. There are numerous cases recently cited where physicians have acted in a disruptive manner that may cost their respective institutions unnecessary dollars in litigation and other related costs. The average cost of litigation for these types of cases averages $720,000 per case.

For more information, visit our website at http://www.andersonservices.com or contact our offices at (310) 207-3591. Please see are partial list of clients who you may recognize as leaders in their field.

George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP
Diplomat, American Association of Anger Management Providers
Anderson & Anderson, The Trusted Name in Anger Management
http://www.andersonservices.com
http://www.aaamp.org
http://www.linkedin.com/in/geoanderson
http://www.anger-management-resources.org

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