About Us

Who We Are

Debra - Red JacketPractice & Liability Consultants are experienced practice management consultants with 25+ years of healthcare administration and consulting experience. Since 1985, we have worked with over 2000 practices of all sizes and specialties from solo to multi-specialty groups of over 100 physicians. The majority of clients are groups of under 10 physicians.

We have successfully met the credentialing criteria that includes physicians reference checks for the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians – Charter Member
  • American College of Physicians – Managed Care Resource Center
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • The IPA Association of America
  • National IPA Coalition

In addition, our firm is one of the few consulting and seminar firms allowed to teach seminars and receive referrals from The California Medical Association in addition to several local medical societies in California.
This is due to the:

  • Quality of the seminars we present
  • Effectiveness of our consulting services in achieving desired results
  • Ethics in business we adhere to for our physician clients

It is a testament to our experience that our consultants are nationally recognized speakers to the medical profession. Please review our seminar sponsor list. Our consultants are dynamic seminar instructors chosen for their ability to communicate knowledge with humor and intelligence, excellent communication and teaching skills and ability to offer practical solutions to practice problems.

Hospital Systems

We have offered physician recruitment support, consulting, and seminars for Hospital systems including:bout03

  • Dignity/Catholic Healthcare West
  • Sutter Health Systems
  • NorthBay Medical Center
  • St. Joseph of Orange
  • Queen of the Valley Hospital
  • Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital
  • Alameda Hospital
  • St. Helena Hospital

Why Hire Us

Our goal is for our consultation fee to pay for itself within one year after consultation. This has been achieved in the vast majority of client consultations. Additional benefits include: reduction of partner conflicts, increased staff morale, greater productivity of physicians and staff, increased gross and net income, greater patient and referral satisfaction and a more pleasant work environment. Fees are based on either a flat fee or hourly basis and where possible, a minimum and maximum fee is quoted. For local consultations, a complimentary meeting is arranged to discuss credentials and to acquaint the physicians with the consultant.

Professional References

Sponsors of our copyrighted seminar programs include:

  • State Medical Associations of California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin, as well as local California medical societies
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American College of OB-GYN
  • American College of Cardiology, California Chapter
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Gastroenterology Association, Division Chiefs of Medical Schools
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology and AAOE
  • American Association of Osteopathic Surgeons
  • Western Section, American Urological Association
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and AAOE
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery / ASOA
  • Association of Dermatology Administrators and Managers (ADAM)
  • California Orthopedic Association (C-BONES)
  • Association of Independent Doctors
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • California Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • South Eastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • International Medicine of Anti-Aging and Aesthetics Congress
  • University of Arkansas Medical School, OB-GYN
  • University of California; at San Francisco, San Diego, Davis and Berkeley
  • Harvard, Stanford, Tufts, UCLA, USC, Northwestern, Loma Linda
  • University of Texas, Washington, Georgetown Medical Schools
  • Witwatersrand University School of Medicine, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Private Medicine League, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Association of Otolaryngology Administrators
  • Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc., Skokie, Illinois
  • Federated Ambulatory Surgery Association
  • California Ophthalmology Association
  • California Anesthesiology Association
  • Radiology Business Managers Association, Western Section
  • Medical Group Management Association, Denver, Colorado
  • Professional Association of Health Care Office Management
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • IPAs: Brown & Toland, Marin IPA, Hill Physicians, Alta Bates Medical Group, Greater Valley-Cedars Sinai, IPA of the Redwoods, Muir Medical Group
  • Searle, Upjohn, Marion Merrill Dow, Pfizer and TAP Pharmaceutical companies
  • Becker’s Hospital Review Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management ASC
  • Multi-Specialty Foundation for Aesthetic Surgical Excellence – Vegas Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology
  • Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills and LA Family Practice & IM Residency Program
  • California Podiatric Association

Malpractice Insurance Companies

Several risk management programs developed by PRACTICE & LIABILITY CONSULTANTS have qualified for AMA Category I Continuing Education Credit. PRACTICE & LIABILITY CONSULTANTS is also an approved provider of CE credit for dentists, nurses and nursing home administrators in California.

  • Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Louisiana, Illinois, Michigan and Utah
  • Osteopathic Mutual Insurance Company
  • American Academy of Ophthalmologists – Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company
  • The Dentists Insurance Company in California
  • The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Mutual Insurance Company
  • Eastern Dentist Insurance Company, Massachusetts
  • Farmer’s Insurance Company – Unified Medical Group Association
  • CHAIS – The Doctors Insurance Company
  • Program Beta Risk Management Authority – District Hospitals