About MoDocs

Our Journey

In 2003 MoDocs was a concept.  That concept consisted of a series of ideas that included providing Missouri doctors with a superior policy and vigorous expert legal defense at affordable rates.  It is with pleasure that today I can state the concept has evolved to reality for the benefit of all doctors practicing in our State.
 
Looking back, the insurance crisis facing Missouri doctors was one of the worst in the history of the State.  Rates were out of sight and doctors were being victimized by insurance carriers driven purely by profit.  As a result, physicians began leaving Missouri seeking affordable insurance coverage.  The 383 charted companies reemerged and offered rate relief, but in many cases it was at the expense of inferior policy provisions.
 
The MoDocs concept was to bring rate relief without forcing doctors to give up critical legal rights and, by doing so, give Missouri doctors “the best of both worlds” so to speak.  Today, MoDocs has become the gold standard in medical liability coverage offering the very best protection combined with an aggressive and vigorous legal defense.  Bringing this combination to our doctors at reasonable, affordable rates has resulted in our concept evolving to reality.
 
Our presence in the marketplace has brought competition and important changes that benefit all Missouri doctors.  Our unwillingness to compromise standards has forced other Missouri carriers to rise to compete with the superior coverage of our policy.  Others may tout that they are the biggest.  We are simply the best.
 
We look to the future with much optimism and pride as we continue to work together with our family of members to provide the best in protection.  As a Missouri doctor, you deserve nothing less.
 
Martin M. Bauman
President, MoDocs

Our Philosophy & Our Pledge

The mere accusation of medical malpractice is an attack on your professional integrity and an unnecessary strain on your life.  Fortunately, less than 50% of MoDocs Members have ever experienced a claim and we hope that percentage continues to decline.  Hundreds of Missouri Doctors have helped us change the face of medical malpractice insurance in the state of Missouri for the better.

The mission of MoDocs is to protect and defend the integrity of Missouri Doctors as well as provide cost effective solutions to their Medical Liability Insurance needs.

If MoDocs settles any claim on your behalf and you are dissatisfied with the handling of that claim by Modocs or its attorneys for any reason, MoDocs will refund 100% of your annual Premium paid.

 

MoDocs Leadership

Robert O. Schaaf, MD

Secretary and Treasurer, MoDocs

Dr. Rob Schaaf is the medical director of the Western Reception Diagnostic Correctional Center in St. Joseph, MO. He is a family physician and former Missouri State Senator and served 16 years in the Missouri Legislature. He is also one of MoDocs’ founding board members

James F. Conant, MD

Chairman of the Board, MoDocs

Dr. Conant has been in the private practice of family medicine since 1976. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia and Missouri Western State University, Followed by additional training at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Former president and chairman of the board for Health Choice (Northwest Missouri’s 1st PPO). Dr. Conant is a former delegate to the AMA, representing Missouri, Former Chief of Staff at Jefferson Memorial Hospital and Distinguished Alumnus of Missouri Western State University