Avoiding the ‘Disruptive Physician’ Label

By |2024-03-14T10:00:27-04:00June 1, 2018|Health Care Industry, The Health Law Firm Blog|

Physicians are often unfairly labeled as “disruptive physicians” by hospitals, health care institutions, employers or economic competitors of theirs in a health care setting.  This label can be assigned to the most skilled, compassionate and innocent physician.  Unless immediate action is taken by the physician to counter this false labeling, it may result in extremely serious repercussions, loss of income and tremendous expense.

There has been a concerted effort among hospitals to identify and take action against “disruptive physicians.”  This has been encouraged by the Joint Commission.  Often a complaint will be made to the state licensing board or regulatory authority and investigated as an alleged violation of the medical practice act or as other grounds for discipline.  […]