Safely Re-Opening a Medical Practice Amid COVID-19 Concerns

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many non-essential healthcare businesses to shut down or modify their operations for the last few months. As restrictions are being lifted and many businesses are beginning to re-open, it is important for healthcare businesses to understand the necessary steps to … [Read more...]

What Steps Should Doctors Who Perform Elective Surgeries be Taking NOW

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many medical professionals and their businesses have been prevented from working and have been forced to shut their doors. This has been especially problematic for plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons, medspas and others that primarily perform elective or non-emergent … [Read more...]

COVID-19 Useful Resources and Links for Physicians

NORCAL COVID-19 patient safety resources  Medical Protective COVID19 Resources TDC Telehealth Resources Resources for Plastic Surgery: Collected resources from American Society of Plastic Surgeons Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services: Fact Sheet: Expansion of the … [Read more...]

Message From Presidio Insurance Regarding COVID19

Dear Valued Clients, We are on week two of telecommuting and adjusting to the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are going to great lengths to maintain a high level of service and adhere to our client experience commitments.  Our mission is to provide our clients with every … [Read more...]

Tail Coverage: Who Needs It and What Is It For?

What is Tail Coverage? To understand tail coverage, you must first understand how a claims-made insurance policy works. A claims-made policy responds to claims based on when the claim is made against an insured, regardless of when the incident the claim is regarding occurred. This is … [Read more...]

Which Physician Specialties are at the Highest Risk for Malpractice Claims?

In 2017, JAMA Network published their findings on the physician specialties who paid the most in malpractice claims from 1992 to 2014. Their analysis was based on data from the National Practitioner Data Bank and includes almost 20 million physician-years of data, characterized by physician … [Read more...]

What is Informed Consent?

            Most medical procedures involve a degree of risk for patients, for that reason it is important that doctors inform patients about the risks and potential side effects that can arise from a medical procedure. Informed consent in … [Read more...]

Benefits of Working with an Independent Insurance Broker

Captive and Independent Brokers      When looking for medical malpractice insurance, there are two types of brokers or agents a medical professional can work with: a captive insurance agent or an independent insurance broker. The difference between these two is … [Read more...]

Common Malpractice Issues for Pediatricians

Diagnosis in pediatrics can be difficult when treating infants and young children who are unable to cooperate. Therefore, it is not a surprise that Pediatrics is one of the most high risk for claims in comparison to other medical specialties, as most parents are very protective of their … [Read more...]

How Should Pediatricians Handle Anti-Vax Parents?

               Misinformation Regarding Vaccines Misinformation regarding the science behind vaccines has spread like wildfire over the past few years, causing many parents to question if they should have their children vaccinated. The number of children going unvaccinated in the United States … [Read more...]