Employment contracts for physicians in San Diego require extensive legal expertise. Laws regarding the “employment” of physicians are quite different here in California, and the relationship between a physician and a medical practice, or a hospital or healthcare provider can be complex. The nature of “good will” and the effect a doctor has upon their patients and the practice must be addressed. Physicians entering into an independent contract, a shareholders agreement or any other form of employment agreement must be cautious.
This is why it is important to work with the medical business attorneys at the Watkins Firm. We have served the healthcare industry in San Diego for decades and bring extensive experience and expertise to your service. We have helped to negotiate employment agreements, craft healthcare facility employment contracts and documentation, while helping our clients to understand unique opportunities as they relate to benefits and retirement contributions.
Physicians have several concerns outside of compensation and benefits. How will peer reviews be conducted, and what impact (if any) will these have upon the working relationship of the parties and the reputation of the medical professional? How will access to patient records be addressed, and how will these issues be managed after the parties have ended their business relationship? Are there non-compete or trade secret clauses? Is either party free to terminate the relationship, and what recourse does each have if they do not agree?
The medical practice attorneys at the Watkins Firm have helped hundreds of physicians and healthcare professionals throughout the years. Doctors appreciate our thoroughness, candor, and our ability to get to the core of an issue and resolve it. They value the experience and reputation of our firm, knowing that we have the competence and a track record of success representing physicians and medical professionals in negotiations and litigation.
If you are a physician or a medical or healthcare related business and require assistance with employment contracts for physicians we invite you to contact us for a complimentary and substantive consultation at 858-535-1511.