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Episode 014: Get Down to Business

May 04, 2018

When practicing medicine, a doctor can be employed by a hospital system or large group, or they can run their own private practice. In this week's episode, Board-certified orthopedic physician, John Lytle chats with Brian about the particulars that come with running a private practice vs. being in a large hospital group.


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. John Lytle

John O. Lytle is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company. As an active committee member of SVMIC for the past 15 years and a director for 12, he was voted Vice Chair of the Board in May 2015. An Orthopaedic Surgeon, John founded the South Arkansas Orthopaedic Center and practiced in Pine Bluff, AR since 1988. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and his treatment specialties include arthroscopic surgery, Joint Replacement, sports medicine, trauma and fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum. John received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Science in 1982. John has traveled extensively, including a Fellowship at Centre Medico-Chirugical de la Porte de Choisy in Paris, and is bilingual. He greatly enjoys baseball, hunting, fishing, flying and farming. He and his wife, Kim, have been married for 28 years and have a daughter, 22, and a son, 20. They live in Pine Bluff, Arkansas when not seeking world-wide adventure.

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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