Newsletter July 2013


Whether you are a new doctor starting your first job or a seasoned doctor changing practices, every physician employment contract should be reviewed by an attorney. At Karen McKeithen Schaede Attorney at Law, PLLC, we are fully versed in negotiating physician contracts.

We will walk you through each piece of your physician employment contract, interpreting legalese that may be confusing and explaining the risks and benefits of what is being offered. We will look at every aspect of the contract, including the non-compete, non-disclosure, signing bonus, scheduling requirements, benefits and perks, and conditions for termination.

The negotiation process can be delicate, and we will help guide you in salary negotiations, payment of licensures and association fees, and partnership track. Our attorneys know the red flags to watch for, and how to protect you from stipulations that may not be in your best interest. Often the contract may appear straightforward, but an experienced attorney will find any loopholes that you may not see.

Call us today to discuss how we can help you achieve the most favorable contract possible with your potential employer.


Karen McKeithen Schaede Attorney at Law, PLLC

Bullying at Work

Bullying in classrooms and playgrounds is a hot topic right now. People all over the country are discussing ways to stop it from happening and how to help the victims. While everyone is quick to discuss childhood bullying, there is another type of bullying affecting people all over the country that no one seems to want to talk about–workplace bullying.

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Accountable Care Organizations

Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the healthcare world has been inundated with new ideas, new laws, and a lot of change. One interesting part of the ACA that is not getting much attention is the formation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) nationwide. The objective of the formation of an ACO is to combine different areas of medical care into one functioning organization that allows providers to work together to treat patients in the most efficient and cost effective way and rewards the providers for their teamwork.

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