Disruptive Physician Programs in California

Hospitals nationwide seek services to help with physicians who have violated either hospital or University policy by behaving badly.  There are numerous programs to send physicians to around the country and a select few in California.  Our agency, AJ Novick Group, Inc. has been providing coaching services for over 10 years.  We have targeted and customized programs aimed at working exclusively with physicians who have been identified as having disruptive behavior.

A recent case example was a physician who was referred to our agency for using crude language while performing surgery.  While he viewed the incident as nothing more than joking, his use of foul and inappropriate language created an environment where other employees felt intimidated and uncomfortable.  The nurse who complained said she felt so distracted that it took away from her ability to do an effect job and thus jeopardized patient safety.

Disruptive behavior by physicians becomes a liability for hospitals, surgery centers and major Universities due to increased lawsuits and malpractice cases.  Physicians who are trained in communication skills, increasing empathy and improving coping skills for stress management do much better in the long run because they have good interpersonal skills.

Our disruptive physician training programs can be tailored around the schedule of the doctor and can be provided at our office in Laguna Beach, CA or off site at any location in the United States.  Our program is also listed in the Directory of Physician Assessment and Remedial Education Programs

Please feel free to contact our office for more information.  We can provide administrative and physician references upon request.  Our office number is 949-715-2694


AJ Novick Group Disruptive Physician Program Quoted in Medscape.com

Image 1Hospitals, well being committees, universities and doctors have few resources when it comes to getting help for disruptive behavior.  This is mostly due to the fact that some of the largest programs in the county, (Pace and Vanderbilt) are over populated and take most doctors away from their work for several days at a time.

The AJ Novick Group provides training for doctors identified with disruptive behavior and has several training options, including on and off site training, individualized programs, and tele-health programs that can be completed via Skype.   Medscape magazine online featured our company and highlighted the importance of referring doctors vs. incurring the potential liability of a lawsuit or sacrifice patient care.

For more information, please contact our office at 949-715-2694

Dr. Ari Novick Talks About Disruptive Physician Behavior on Medscape

‘Disruptive’ Physicians Can Receive Treatment

Marcia Frellick
Slamming a portable X-ray machine into a wall in front of a patient. Screaming at a nurse. Throwing instruments. Death threats.

All of these infractions are reasons physicians have been referred by hospitals, medical boards, and even their own attorneys to programs that assess their behavior and work with them to correct it.

Read more about disruptive physician behavior and programs in this interesting article.