COVID-19 Useful Resources and Links for Physicians

By John Torosian | April 2, 2020

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 Accelerated and Advance Payments Program for Providers and Suppliers During Covid-19 EMERGENCY COVID-19 Federal Stimulus Summary from California Medical Association …

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Message From Presidio Insurance Regarding COVID19

By John Torosian | March 26, 2020

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 resource available to our clients during this …

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

By John Torosian | March 3, 2020

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 important because if there is a claim submitted after …

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

By John Torosian | February 13, 2020

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 specialty, with all dollar amounts being adjusted to 2014 dollars. …

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What is Informed Consent?

By John Torosian | January 7, 2020

            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 medicine is the process by which a physician fully explains a medical treatment or procedure to a …

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Benefits of Working with an Independent Insurance Broker

By John Torosian | November 26, 2019

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 that a captive agent works FOR an insurance company while an independent broker works WITH many …

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Common Medical Malpractice Terms and What They Mean

By John Torosian | November 6, 2019

Medical malpractice insurance can be confusing. There are many commonly used terms and phrases used in malpractice insurance that most people are unfamiliar with. If you have found yourself wondering what your medical malpractice insurance broker is talking about or just want to learn a little more about what goes in to a policy, hopefully …

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Common Malpractice Issues for Pediatricians

By John Torosian | October 1, 2019

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 children. Common Malpractice Issues The most common …

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How Should Pediatricians Handle Anti-Vax Parents?

By John Torosian | August 8, 2019

               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 has unfortunately led to the return of viruses that were previously thought to have …

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Presidio Profile: Shirin Shakeri

By John Torosian | July 11, 2019

Do you have any hobbies that occupy your time outside of work? When I am not in the office, I am usually spending my time with my pup, Harley! I also love doing DIY projects around my new house. Slowly but surely, I am turning a real fixer upper into my dream home. I love …

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