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Episode 065: With Great Power Comes Professional Responsibility

June 14, 2019

Dr. Scott Fowler and Brian Fortenberry examine the personal topic of professionalism in the medical industry, and a doctor’s covenant with society. Dr. Fowler explains how the practice of medicine is not a business but a calling.


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

Dr. Scott Fowler

Scott Fowler, JD, MD, FACOG, is president and chief executive officer of Holston Medical Group (HMG). He is also a nationally recognized expert and speaker on the role of physician leaders in creating value in healthcare, the importance of a common medical record to patient engagement and quality of care, healthcare innovation, and more. Under Dr. Fowler’s leadership, HMG has grown to employ a team of more than 650 team members, with 110 physicians and 50 mid-level providers who represent 19 specialties. Dr. Fowler has led investment in community health information exchange integration technology, which HMG offers to every provider in its community; advancement of a nationally recognized clinical research department; development of an outpatient clinic that helps patients with complex care needs avoid a trip to the emergency department and a potential inpatient stay; and a partnership with Mayo Clinic and the National Institutes of Health to test ways to apply precision medicine in clinical settings. In addition, Dr. Fowler has served as president and CEO of an Accountable Care Organization comprising more than 600 independent physicians across various health systems in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Dr. Fowler is the CEO of OnePartner, a technology company providing data center services, healthcare transformation consulting and services, and an interoperable platform for physicians and patients nationally. Dr. Fowler received his undergraduate degree in philosophy and politics from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, a juris doctorate from University of Georgia Athens, and his FACOG from Louisiana State University in New Orleans.

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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