What’s happening at Anderson & Anderson, Anger Management?

The best news at Anderson & Anderson since we published our curriculum in Coaching for “disruptive physicians” is the addition of Leah Bowman to our staff. Leah, affectionately known as the “Bomber” in skating circles is now our “Person In Charge”.

Leah’s responsibilities are to make things work efficiently and quickly. Take a look at what’s in store for the near future:

  • When the Los Angeles County Certified Anger Management Provider List is completed next week, Leah will send copies to as many law firms as possible. We will focus on attorneys that provide Criminal Defense as well as those who business law relative to hostile work environment.
  • Jairo will personally delivery 10 copies of the list to all of the criminal courts in Los Angeles County.
  • We will send Press Releases of this list to major publications in Los Angeles County.
  • California State Parole Department, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Probation, Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services as well as the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office along with all other Police Departments in Los Angeles County will be sent copies of this list.
  • Finally, Leah will send copies of the list to be placed on The Anger Management Resource Directory as well as the American Association of Anger Management Providers.
  • If providers will simply do their part, this can be an incredible year for all providers. This is what each provider needs to do:
  1. Place the 2013 Los Angeles Provider List on your website.
  2. Post a blog entry on your website regarding this list.
  3. Send copies of this list to attorneys in your city.
  4. Send copies of this list to HR Managers in your city.
  5. Send a Press Release regarding your practice and this list.
  6. Personally take ten copies of this list to every court near your office.

Please help  us by promoting own practice.

George Anderson, CAMF

Resources Available For “Disruptive Physicians” Nationwide

Being labeled as a “disruptive physician” creates considerable anxiety and may even reduce clear thinking. Unfortunately, none of the medical associations currently provide help to physicians in selecting programs for doctors who are faced with choosing a credible program for “disruptive behavior”.

Useful information in selecting a legitimate program for assessment and intervention of “disruptive behavior”:

  • Decide if you prefer to be seen individually or in a group.  It is impossible to personalize any type of intervention that is designed for groups. It is also risky to share personal information in a group setting.
  • The two most recognized program for mandated services for physicians both offer groups of seven or eight on a quarterly basis in San Diego or Nashville.
  • Unless you exhibit symptoms suggesting psychiatric impairment, you not risk taking a psychiatric assessment. Such an assessment may permanently damage your career. No physician should undergo a psychiatric examination without justification. Anger/impulse control is not a DSM diagnosable disorder and therefore should not be mandated for “disruptive behavior”.
  • The programs at San Diego and Nashville were originally designed for “impaired physicians” and later substance abuse. If you are not suspected/accused for either of these disorders it is risky to casually submit to a subjective psychiatric examination.
  • If you asked to enroll in an inpatient program for an assessment, you will be give a series of psychological tests as well a psychiatric exam. This is totally unnecessary, expensive and risky to any physician’s reputation.
  • It is not necessary to travel to Nashville or San Diego or Mississippi in order to receive credible intervention for “disruptive behavior”. Instead, you can receive an On-line Emotional Intelligence assessment followed by On-site individual coaching in your own city or community. This coaching is provided over a two day twelve hour intensive without disrupting your surgery schedule. The two phases is followed by six months of phone coaching that is focused on skill enhancement in the skills in which the physician scored in the deficit range. After six months of phone coaching, a Post Emotional Intelligence Assessment is given to determine the level of success in the coaching.

A List of Nationwide Providers:

 Pinegrove Professional Enhancement Program

2255 Broadway Drive

Hattiesburg , MS 39402

Contact: Greg Phillips
(800) 301-6693



The Distressed Physician Program

1107 Oxford House Nashville, TN 37232 – 4300

Tel: 615-936-0678
E-mail: CPH@Vanderbilt.edu or william.swiggart@vanderbilt.edu

Web Site: www.mc.Vanderbilt.edu/cph



1899 McKee Street, Ste 126

San Diego, CA 92110

Email: ucpace@ucsd.edu


Anderson & Anderson® Executive Coaching/Anger Management Program

12301 Wilshire Blvd.

 Suite 418

Los Angeles, CA. 90025

Phone: 310-207-3591