Network of Florida Otolaryngologists


Network of Florida Otolaryngologists Malpractice Insurance ProgramAs the largest Risk Purchasing Group in the nation for otolaryngologists, the Network of Florida Otolaryngologists (NFO) Malpractice Insurance Program has helped hundreds of your peers with their med mal coverage since its inception in 1997.  The program insurer, Medical Protective, is the oldest and highest-rated medical malpractice carrier in the nation. We invite you to apply to become part of the program that was created just for Florida Otolaryngologists by Florida Otolaryngologists.

We Have More Influence – For almost two decades, we have had the number one insurance program in the state for Otolaryngologists! With our “bulk purchasing” power, we are able to get significantly better premiums than anyone.

We Have the Only Claims Review Committee – Only one program in Florida (and in fact the nation) offers Otolaryngologists a dedicated claims review committee made up of some of the foremost Otolaryngologists in the state to offer claims advice on every outstanding case against any of the program’s insureds.

We are the Network of Florida Otolaryngologists –  Our very reason for existence is to support and protect the private practice of otolaryngology in the state of Florida. Please ask about the unique programs and support structure that you get as part of the Risk Purchasing Group of the NFO!

For more information on the NFO, contact the experts at Danna-Gracey at 800.966.2120.

Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)


Dr. Tom HerendeenMedical Protective was founded by doctors in 1899. For over a century, doctors have been involved in every key aspect of MedPro’s organization: claims, underwriting, risk management and patient safety/protection. Their involvement has improved the healthcare delivery of more than a million healthcare providers throughout the years; however, given today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment, we are not satisfied to rest on our laurels. Accordingly, MedPro has recently established 16 specialty boards comprised exclusively of established doctors who are experts in their specialties.

Risk Reduction Strategies

 ENT Risk Strategies:

  • Ensure privileges match training, credentials and competency.
  • Enhance technical surgical skills via ongoing performance improvement program: mentoring, proctoring and CME.
  • Participate actively in a surgical team time out prior to incision.
  • Adhere to SCIP and other evidence-based guidelines.
  • Document a complete, concise and accurate operative report the day of the procedure.
Additional Risk Reduction Strategies:
  • Patient assessment: including complete patient history and physical as well as screening for risk factors, atypical presentations and associated symptoms
  • Test tracking: including appropriate medical clearances and timely ordering of tests and consults to prevent failure/delay to rule out or note abnormal findings
  • Communication with patients: including appropriate informed consent, patient education, and participation in their plan of care
  • Selection and management of therapy: including patient selection for procedure, medication reconciliation, and utilization of evidence-based guidelines

Risk management resources


Medical Protective insures thousands of specialty physicians across the country and is committed to providing top-notch risk management products and services, including:
  • Dedicated risk management consultants who provide timely and meaningful support and guidance.
  • A series of at-a-glance FAQ documents that offer succinct and concise information, strategies and resources.
  • A convenient online risk management library that includes both broad and specialty-specific publications and resources.
  • Closed claims analyses of ENT cases, which provide risk-reduction strategies specific to this practice setting.
  • ACCME-accredited educational opportunities, including in-person customized presentations that meet the needs of individual groups.
  • Online risk courses offered through MedPro’s vendor relationship with Medical Risk Management, Inc.
  • On-site clinical risk assessments coordinated with a risk management consultant. Following assessments, insureds receive a written report that includes specific, evidence-based, risk-reduction strategies and recommendations based on both industry standards and guidance from MedPro’s ENT Advisory Board.
  • Risk-reduction products and services at discounted prices through MedPro’s strategic vendor relationships. Products include:
    • Interpreter and translator services
    • Informed consent templates
    • Test tracking and follow-up monitoring

Key Stats

Medical Protective

ENTs across the country and has been protecting physicians like you since 1899.

Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)


Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) Claims


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“The best part is that my name has been cleared…the trial was decided in my favor and unanimously clearing me of all the charges. Medical Protective saw to it that justice was served.”

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“I want to personally thank you and all who were involved in the handling of my claim last year. I could not have asked for a more compassionate and professional manner in which everything was handled.”

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“I would like to express my appreciation regarding the defense provided to me by MedPro. My defense team was excellent throughout the entire stressful process of deposition, case preparation, and especially, the trial. They were thorough, well prepared and, most importantly, a constantly calming influence. Their calm demeanor masks what I can only describe as a chessmaster’s tactical skill. I will be forever grateful for the efforts and skills used in my defense.”

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