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Episode 027: No One is Too Good

August 03, 2018

A lifelong medical practice executive, Tom Stearns shares the wisdom he’s learned over the years as a manager and leader. With host Brian Fortenberry, they explore the role of a manager in a medical practice and how they should be standing behind their employees in a role of support, instead of cracking the whip.


The contents of this Podcast are intended for educational/informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Policyholders are urged to consult with their personal attorney for legal advice, as specific legal requirements may vary from state to state and/or change over time. All names have been changed to protect privacy.

About our Guest

Tom Stearns

Thomas H. Stearns, FACMPE is the VP-Medical Practice Services for State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company in Brentwood, Tennessee. After serving as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the US Army he entered Clinic Management in 1976. Over the next 20 years he managed two orthopaedic practices in Middle Tennessee. In 1996 he started the Medical Practice Services Department at SVMIC. Tom has served as Chair of the American College of Medical Practice Executives, President of Tennessee MGMA, President of Southern Section MGMA, MGMA Board of Directors, Finance/Audit Chair of MGMA, and Chair BONES (American Academy of Orthopaedic Executives).

About our Host

Brian Fortenberry is Assistant Vice President of Underwriting at SVMIC where he assists in evaluating risk for the company and assisting policyholders with underwriting issues. He has been involved with medical professional liability insurance since 2007. Prior to his work at SVMIC, Brian worked in the clinical side of medicine and in broadcast media.

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