Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Are there any hidden fees in the Physician Prosperity Program® when I invest in my personal physician contract lawyer?

No, there are no hidden fees in the Physician Prosperity Program® when you hire your personal physician contract lawyer. Each package describes exactly what you get. You always have unlimited consultations with your personal physician contract lawyer until the original physician contract review letter is ready to be submitted to your employer. If you choose the negotiation package, you receive unlimited consultations, and your personal physician contract lawyer will take whatever time is necessary to achieve the best contract obtainable, no matter how many iterations it takes with the employer’s counsel.

Who will I be dealing with if I invest in one of the Physician Prosperity Program® physician contract review packages?

If you invest in one of the Physician Prosperity Program® physician contract review packages, you will have an experienced physician contract lawyer who will be your exclusive contact. Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience in physician contract review.

Can I upgrade my Physician Prosperity Program® physician contract review package if I decide to continue collaborating with my personal physician contract lawyer?

Yes, you can upgrade at any time, at the same incremental cost as if you had originally invested in the upgraded physician contract review package.

I have received several offers. How do you recommend that I proceed?

We recommend that you choose the offer that your “gut” tells the is the one you want, and only invest in the physician contract review package for that offer. Physicians frequently are reluctant to pursue the offer that is most attractive to them, especially if another offer has higher compensation.

In fact, there is no such thing as a “free lunch.” A position that offers higher compensation will likely require more patient contact hours, call coverage, etc. We recommend focusing on only one offer. You can usually delay responding to the other offers, informing them that you have retained a physician contract lawyer and the lawyer cannot respond for two or three weeks. This should give you time to evaluate the response from your chosen employer to our physician contract review letter.

How long will it take to receive the initial contract review letter after I invest in one of the Physician Prosperity Program® physician contract review packages?

Your personal physician contract lawyer will deliver the initial contract review letter 3 business days after you have invested in one of the Physician Prosperity Program® physician contract review packages. 

I have a deadline of less than 3 business days to respond to the offer I have received. Can you still help me?

Your physician contract lawyer can deliver the contract review letter in 3 business days. However, we have found that if you tell the employer that your physician contract lawyer can’t review the letter for two weeks, most employers will give you an extension. Two weeks allows time for you and your personal physician contract lawyer to massage the contract review letter to your liking, and still deliver it to the employer before you promised it.

The employer told me that this is their standard physician employment agreement, and it can’t be changed. Should I still have the offer reviewed?

Almost all health systems and private practices will make changes to your agreement, no matter what the recruiter tells you. In the 30 years that we have served as physician contract lawyers, we have only had one employer consistently refuse to make changes and one other employer who refused to make changes for one physician. In the rare instances where the employer refuses to make contractual changes, you can often increase the salary or benefits by pointing out discrepancies between the offer and MGMA benchmarks.

I need to speak to someone inmediately. Is there a number I can call?

Yes, please call Alejandra at (717) 216-0986, and she will be happy to answer any urgent questions you may have. (Alejandra is not a lawyer, so please don´t ask her legal questions). 

If I have several documents for one position (letter of intent, recruitment agreement, employment agreement, promissory note, etc.) will the fixed fee cover review of all the documents?

Yes, the fixed fee for all our contract review packages includes review of every agreement related to that position. 

Physician Prosperity Program


How It Works

After purchasing the physician contract review, you will receive an email asking you to transmit the agreement and any concerns you have to me. Many physicians do this by email, but I will be available by phone, too. In three business days from the time you purchase the Physician Prosperity Program® and transmit the draft physician employment agreement along with any concerns you have about the agreement and the information I will need to perform the MGMA analysis, you will receive a detailed physician contract review letter from me.

After you receive my physician contract review letter, you will have the opportunity to discuss it with me, to make sure all of your concerns were met, and to correct any factual inaccuracies, or to point out things that were verbally promised but didn’t make it into the physician employment agreement. These discussions, and revisions of the letter following these discussions, are included in the initial fixed fee.

Once you are completely comfortable with the physician contract review letter, you transmit the letter to your potential employer.