Head off problematic physician behavior at the pass
Abstract: Of the issues and problems that can arise in a medical practice, disruptive behavior on the part of a physician is one of the most difficult to address. This type of behavior can jeopardize a practice — hurting its reputation and even potentially leading to lawsuits and possible legal charges, depending on the nature and severity of the behavior. This article offers some strategies to help address these issues, including following through with a written performance improvement plan. A sidebar lists some tips for dealing with disruptive staff.