An internet television program that explores the intersection of medicine and the law.

Dr. Richard Anderson, CEO of TDC: Is further Tort Reform Necessary?

By Richard E. Anderson MD, CEO and Chairman of The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer to Defensive Medicine

The State of Defensive Medicine Our guest on Healthcare Matters is Richard E. Anderson MD, CEO and Chairman of The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. In part 6 of our State of Defensive Medicine series, we ask Dr. Anderson if further tort reform is necessary, given that the medical malpractice insurance industry is experiencing a drop in claims and medical malpractice insurance rates continue to fall, creating what is essentially the longest softest market in history. See More

Dr. Richard E. Anderson of TDC: What are MICRA’s most Effective Provisions?

By Richard E. Anderson MD, CEO and Chairman of The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer to Defensive Medicine

The State of Defensive Medicine Our guest on Healthcare Matters is Richard E. Anderson MD, CEO and Chairman of The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. In part 5 of our State of Defensive Medicine series, we discuss with Dr. Anderson the most effective provisions of the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), and how MICRA has shaped the medical malpractice insurance climate in California since 1975. See More

Medical Malpractice Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems: Can they work?

By Richard E. Anderson MD, CEO and Chairman of The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer to Defensive Medicine

The State of Defensive Medicine Our guest on Healthcare Matters is Richard E. Anderson MD, CEO and Chairman of The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. In part 4 of our State of Defensive Medicine series, we ask Dr. Anderson to share his impressions of alternative dispute resolution systems, ranging from mediation and arbitration, to specialized health courts staffed by independent panels of medical experts, to “safe harbor” systems, in which physicians who showed they followed best practices would be immune from litigation. See More

BMJ Study: Physician spending and subsequent risk of malpractice claims: observational study

By Richard E. Anderson MD, CEO and Chairman of The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer to Defensive Medicine

The State of Defensive Medicine Our guest on Healthcare Matters is Richard E. Anderson MD, CEO and Chairman of The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. In part 3 of our State of Defensive Medicine series, we ask Dr. Anderson about the 2015 BMJ study: Physician spending and subsequent risk of malpractice claims: observational study. See More

How should physicians handle patients requesting unnecessary tests?

By Richard E. Anderson MD, CEO and Chairman of The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer to Defensive Medicine

The State of Defensive Medicine Our guest on Healthcare Matters is Richard E. Anderson MD, CEO and Chairman of The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. In part 2 of our State of Defensive Medicine series, we asked Dr. Anderson how physicians should deal with patients requesting unnecessary medical tests. See More

Defining “Defensive Medicine” and why it’s a violation of the doctor/patient relationship.

By Richard E. Anderson MD, CEO and Chairman of The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer to Defensive Medicine

The State of Defensive Medicine Our guest on Healthcare Matters is Richard E. Anderson MD, CEO and Chairman of The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. In part 1 of our State of Defensive Medicine series, we asked Dr. Anderson to define the term "Defensive Medicine" and tell us why he thinks it's a clear violation of the doctor/patient relationship. See More