Letter from the Chairman and CEO: Anchored in Purpose and Driven to Serve
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, Chairman and CEO, The Doctors Company and TDC Group
We continue to witness a dramatic acceleration in the evolution of healthcare. The COVID-19 pandemic has only intensified the rapid pace of transformation. Before the pandemic, we were seeing the confluence of shortages of primary care physicians, increasing scope of practice for allied health professionals, widespread availability of telemedicine, expansion of retail medicine, and a generational shift in the demographics of the medical profession. The swift development of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine highlighted the potential of contemporary medical science to deliver dramatic clinical breakthroughs. Now, as we adjust to the post-pandemic normal, the practice of good medicine is taking on a new shape.
We were proud to provide guidance and expertise to help members stay ahead of change during all stages of the pandemic. Our mission to advance, protect, and reward the practice of good medicine shone more brightly than ever, as we responded to the needs of a medical profession dealing with conditions better suited to a battlefield. Serving those who provide care is at the core of who we are, and TDC Group resolves healthcare’s challenges with flexibility and innovation. We are defined by our depth of experience, commitment to service, unparalleled product offerings, and broad distribution capabilities.
We are dedicated to serving the full spectrum of healthcare, including physicians, medical groups of all sizes, hospitals, medical facilities, large health systems, and the life sciences industry.
We are driven by our vision to protect those who provide superior care, reduce operational and financial risk in the provision of healthcare services, and simplify the delivery of high-quality healthcare.
Alongside industry-leading service to large healthcare organizations, we remain fully committed to the enduring institution of the independent physician. This is evidenced by the Tribute® Plan—tangible proof of our devotion to rewarding a career spent practicing good medicine. This year, we paid out the highest award to date to a single retiring member of The Doctors Company: $264,808. Our total Tribute awards to date surpass $120 million.
Now, more than ever, it is clear that this rapid pace of change demands an organization solely devoted to serving those who provide care.
I am proud to say that TDC Group, anchored in purpose and driven to serve, is built to meet the needs of healthcare now and forever.