Episode 12

Private Practice – experience with liability – tail coverage

by OBGYN Business Institute | January 19, 2023

Our guest, Dr. Deepjot Singh, shares her experience as a 20-year solo private practice owner and moving into an administration role in a large healthcare setting at the same time; she also discusses the ins and outs of having medical malpractice insurance and what to expect.

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Key highlights

  • 00:01:00 – Introduction to Dr. DJ Singh & Benefits of proactive transitions
  • 00:02:59 – Transition from resident physician to a practice owner
  • 00:05:12 – Work-life balance during the MBA program
  • 00:07:25 – From medicine to administration, what motivated Dr. DJ. Singh
  • 00:12:05 – Administration role of the private practice
  • 00:15:50 – Tail coverage: What you need to know
  • 00:18:56 – Advice for young physicians

Background of Dr. DJ Singh  

Dr. Deepjot (DJ) Singh is a Board Certified Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology at UCLA and completed her Doctor of Medicine at Chicago Medical School. After medical school she served her residency at USC/LA County Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Most recently she completed her executive master’s business degree at the USC Marshall School of Business and is the current Chair of the Medical Staff Performance Improvement (MSPI) Committee at Torrance Memorial and was instrumental in onboarding the first clinical study at the hospital for pregnant patients.

Dr. Singh is passionate about patient safety, health equity and delivering quality care to all patients and is an active leader with multiple local and national organizations in addressing these issues. She continues to spearhead hospital- wide efforts to improve communication and provide educational tools to enhance patient safety and care.

She and her husband have three children and have enjoyed being South Bay residents for over 20 years. She enjoys learning about new topics, reading, movies, traveling, laughing and absolutely loves when the whole family is together.

Connect with Dr. DJ Singh

Website: www.torrancememorial.org/find-a-doctor/profile/deepjot-singh/ 

Email: djs1103@yahoo.com 

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/deepjotsinghmd-mmm/ 

Dr. Mikio Nihira

Host Dr. Mikio Nihira

Dr. Mikio Nihira is the Medical Director of SevenStar OB/GYN and a former Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California at Riverside.

Dr. Nihira is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Surgeons. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a subspecialist in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, the American Urogynecologic Society, and the National Association for Continence.

He has authored numerous scientific journal articles and textbook chapters in gynecology and urogynecology. He is a nationally recognized expert in female pelvic floor disorders and has been quoted in such publications as the Chicago Sun-Times, Dallas Morning News and Shape magazine.

He is passionate about improving patient care experiences through efforts such as Enhanced-Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) pathways. Critical to this effort is training physicians on how to minimize opioids to manage pain and identify and address substance abuse in patients.

Dr. Nihira is a highly respected and experienced physician, having been in practice for over two decades. His medical career began in 1994 when he graduated with a medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center. To further specialize in the field, he finished an urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery fellowship at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center and the University of Maryland. A Southern California native, Dr. Nihira is dual-boarded in obstetrics/gynecology and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Additionally, he serves on several national boards for his specialty and chairs UC Riverside’s institutional review board for research projects.

Dr. Nihira is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Surgeons. He is a Professor of OB/GYN in the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at UC Riverside. He currently serves as an examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a subspecialty examiner for Urogynecologic surgeons.


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