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Episode 005: Things to Consider Before You Commit: Joining a Group Practice

March 02, 2018

When joining a group practice, there is more to consider than salary and location. In this episode, Dr. Matt Perkins and host, Brian Fortenberry chat about what to think through before you partner up.


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. Matt Perkins

Matthew Perkins became certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics to enable him to keep the whole person and whole family in perspective when meeting the healthcare needs of his patients. In 2000, Dr. Perkins founded Tennessee Medicine & Pediatrics, in Smyrna with the goal of providing comprehensive healthcare across all age groups. Dr. Perkins earned his undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University and his medical degree from the University of Louisville. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Perkins is an active member of the medical staff at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, StoneCrest Medical Center, and the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. He enjoys his appointment to the Vanderbilt School of Medicine’s volunteer clinical faculty, as well as election to the boards of the Stones River Regional Independent Practice Association and the State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company.

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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