MoDocs Elects James F. Conant, M.D. as Chairman of the Board

MoDocs elects James F. Conant, M.D. as Chairman of the Board Saint Joseph, MO – May 1, 2017.  James F. Conant, M.D. has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of MoDocs, a leading medical malpractice insurance company with offices in Saint Joseph and Chesterfield.  MoDocs is doctor owned and serves over 600 physicians statewide. During the Annual Meeting of its members, Dr. Conant was re-elected to his board position. Subsequently, during the Board Meeting, Dr. Conant was elected to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dr. Conant’s distinguished career spans over three decades of service, including many leadership roles in local and state medical organizations and hospitals. Dr. Conant is a Fellow of the AAFP. Currently he is a member of the MSMA, the AAFP and is a delegate from the State of Missouri to the AMA. He was the President and Chief of Staff of Jefferson Memorial Hospital in 1982-1983.  He formerly served as the MSMA Hospital/Medical Staff Section Representative from Heartland Health. He also served as the Vice-Councilor of Organized Medical Staff Section for the MSMA from 2001-2010. Dr. Conant served as President of Health Choice of Northwest Missouri. As a supporter of continuing medical education, he has served as Associate Councilor from Missouri to the SMA for many years and as Councilor for Missouri from 2011-2015. He served as President of the Buchanan County Medical Society in 1995 and served on the Physicians’ Advisory Committee for the Missouri Department of Social Services Division of Aging. He also served in the US Army in Korea. Dr. Conant received a Bachelor’s degree in...

MoDocs’ General Counsel Wins Prairie Spirit 100 Mile Ultra Race

Paul Schoenlaub, MoDocs’ General Counsel, is an ultra runner; he regularly visits Colorado and Arkansas to run 50-100 mile races, also known as Ultra races. Paul also helps manage an Ultra race right here in Missouri called the Ozark Trail 100. On April 2nd, 2016, Paul ran in the Prairie Spirit 100 mile Ultra race in Ottawa, Kansas. He finished first overall, with a total time of 18 hours, 16 minutes, and 33 seconds. His average time per mile was 10 minutes, 58 seconds. This was Paul’s first career first-place-overall finish in an Ultra race. You can see the complete list of results here. Congratulations on your win,...

MoDocs’ Legal Team: Hitting a Grand Slam in 2015

For the fourth time in 2015, MoDocs’ legal defense team has gone to bat defending doctors in jury trials. On each occasion, their hard work and brilliant defense strategies have resulted in victories for our members. The grand finale came on October 22nd with a unanimous verdict from a Pike County jury. The plaintiffs in this case put on an extensive presentation, bringing in expert witnesses from all over the country and taking almost two weeks to present their case. Plaintiff’s counsel, Brown & Crouppen, who claim to be “the winningest law firm in Missouri,” demanded the jury award 5.9 million dollars in damages. The MoDocs defense team, headed up by Randy Bauman of the Bauman Law Firm in Chesterfield, presented the doctor’s case to the jury in a surgically crafted defense that shredded the plaintiffs claim, proving not only that our doctor did not fall below the standard of care but indeed provided good medical care. The result? It took the jury only 40 minutes to return a unanimous verdict in favor of our doctor. This case makes it a grand slam of four wins and no losses in 2015! Winning is nothing new to MoDocs’ defense team. With a success rate at trial well in excess of 90%, MoDocs insureds know they are in good hands with a legal team that is second to none. Obviously, all of us know that litigation is expensive. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent on individual cases in order to bring to MoDocs’ members the highest quality legal defense and the best possible experts. More importantly, MoDocs recognizes that few...

Physicians wait for ACA’s Malpractice Impact

Doctors are waiting to see what the impact of the Affordable Care Act will be on malpractice rates. MoDocs was recently mentioned in the Medical Economics Magazine as continuing to be an affordable option for physicians: Weaver obtains his malpractice coverage through the nonprofit Missouri Doctors Mutual Insurance Company. “If I tried to get insurance through one of the bigger commercial groups the rates would be three to four times that. I know family docs paying $25,000 to $30,000 a year, without doing obstetrics,” he says. Read the full article in the Medical Economics Magazine here. Contact us at 800.264.5959 for a quote today!...
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