Anesthesia Applauded; CA Insurance Rates Fall

Mark Gomey, M.D.

To the Editor

As a practicing surgeon and medical director, as well as board member of The Doctors’ Company, I write to commend your specialty leadership for your superlative ongoing effort on behalf of anesthesia claims prevention. Our company, the largest independent doctor-owned liability carrier, insures the largest block of anesthesiologists in California and a growing number in six other states.

We look to anesthesia as a shining example of what can be done if a group of high risk specialists makes a concerted assault on claim frequency and severity. In our company, anesthesia premium levels have dropped two whole classes in the past few years because of the remarkable track record achieved by your group. The “bottom line” is that if you can do it, so can others. Keep up the good work.

Mark Gomey, M.D., Medical Director, The Doctors’ Management Company, Santa Monica, CA