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Physician Employment

Our business and healthcare law firm regularly assists physicians and physician employers with critical credentialing and licensure issues, employment contracts, employment termination and compensation disputes, administrative matters, and many other legal matters that emanate from physician employment, ranging from routine to highly complex employment-related legal matters.  The employment of a highly trained, well-compensated physician who is highly regulated as a licensed healthcare professional is in every instance a significant legal transaction for the physician and employer. So, while the employment of a physician is usually a significant financial and professional opportunity for both parties, the esoteric nature of the healthcare regulations to which physicians and their healthcare provider employers are subject render the opportunity one with numerous and significant legal risks.  Many such legal issues and risks (e.g., credentialing disputes, NPDB reporting obligations, tail insurance requirements, self-referral law prohibitions on compensation arrangements) are unique to the healthcare industry and, where legal advice or representation is needed, warrant the expertise of a skilled and experienced healthcare lawyer.

Georgia Physician Employment Lawyers

In our healthcare law firm, from dealing with hundreds of physician-employment issues over a course of many years, we have experience dealing with all legal aspects and ramifications of physician employment, both from the physician’s standpoint and the employer’s standpoint. Our attorneys are highly experienced in this unique legal field.  Our lawyers are exclusively focused on the healthcare industry and devoted to helping our healthcare provider clients and businesses successfully and safely ply their trade of delivering health care. Whether you are a physician or a physician employer in need of representation or legal advice relating to physician employment, our AV-rated healthcare law firm is available to explore with you how our firm can assist you.

Tips to Negotiate Your Physician Employment Agreement

Hamil Little has offices in Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia and has represented physicians and physician employers throughout the United States in advisory, regulatory, transactional and dispute-based physician-employment legal matters.  Our law firm represents both physicians and physician employers with regard to all aspects of physician employment, including, for example, the following:

  • Negotiating, drafting, editing, reviewing and advising regarding physician employment agreements
  • Insurance credentialing disputes
  • Hospital credentialing and privileging disputes
  • Peer review and MEC hearings and appeals, at investigative, administrative and litigation levels
  • Disciplinary action and termination
  • NPDB reporting requirements and NPDB reporting disputes
  • Negotiating and drafting compensation and benefits plans and schemes
  • Compensation disputes
  • Fraud and abuse and regulatory compliance issues and disputes
  • Fraud and abuse defense
  • Negotiating and drafting physician ownership and buy-in/buy-out agreements
  • Physician ownership and buy-in/buy-out disputes
  • Non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants
  • HIPAA compliance issues

Speak With One Of Our Physician Employment Lawyers Today

Hamil Little selectively assists physicians and physician employers in important legal matters relating to the employment of a physician. We are happy to discuss with you your need for legal assistance with a physician employment matter and whether our services may be of benefit to you based on our experience with such matters.  You can reach us at or 404-685-1662 (Atlanta office) or 706-722-7886 (Augusta office) to schedule a consultation.

DISCLAIMER: Any result this law firm or any lawyer of this law firm may achieve on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.