Physician Partner Dispute Resolution
In the often high-pressured environment of modern group medical practice, the myriad stresses placed on physicians can, without open communication and firm governance protocols, lead to a toxic practice environment. Ownership cohesion can further sour under pressure from constantly changing laws, the often predatory behaviors of hospital systems and managed care plans, and increased competition. These soured relations and smoldering disputes can significantly impact the efficient operation of a practice, and at worst, can cause the practice to break apart to the financial detriment of the physician owners. Our decades of experience in the governance and finance of group medical practice have allowed us to develop a unique, effective, and even-handed method for addressing these complex operational challenges. Having performed this service for both small and large groups, we proceed by immediately stabilizing the short-term operational issues, equitably resolving the substantive issues in dispute, and most importantly, constructing the necessary governance and communication protocols to avoid future escalations of similar disputes. If the amicable and profitable continuation of an existing group practice is unattainable after exhausting all reasonable attempts at reconciliation, our senior consultants can negotiate the separation of any number of physicians from the group, or structure its equitable dissolution and ease the transition of the former physician owners.