“Disruptive Physician Behavior” Risks Patient Safety

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 relative to “disruptive physician” policy and should not be accepted.

The three legitimate providers of intervention for “disruptive physicians” are: thePACE Program at the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, the Distressed Physicians Program at Vanderbilt University and Anderson & Anderson Executive Coaching/Anger Management Program in Los Angeles. The Anderson & Anderson Coaching Program offers classes 7 days a week in Los Angeles or on-site to accommodate the busy and generally, hectic schedules of a physician’s practice and commitments.

http://www.paceprogram.ucsd.edu/anger.aspx

http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=cph&doc=4253

http://andersonservices.com/services/for-disruptive-physicians/

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.

http://andersonservices.com/resources/articles/

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 www.andersonservices.com or contact our offices at (310) 207-3591. Please take a look at some the media coverage of our coaching model.

http://andersonservices.com/media-press/

George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP

Diplomate, American Association of Anger Management Providers

Anderson & Anderson, The Trusted Name in Anger Management

http://www.andersonservices.com

http://www.aaamp.org

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