Rick Redalen, M.D.
Founder of Quest Global Benefits
By Rick Redalen, M.D.
A CEO from Wolverine Software recently asked me how many of the tests physicians order are done primarily to prevent medical malpractice suits. The following is how I answered this question. I don’t know if physicians ever order tests to prevent lawsuits. I think they are ordered mostly to pad pocketbooks of physicians and hospitals.
After all, a physician can hardly say he orders tests to pad his bill. It sounds so much better to say, “I order many tests and x-rays to prevent lawsuits.” As an expert medical witness for many years I do not recall a single malpractice case being brought only on the basis of lack of lab results and x-rays. More
A humble humanitarian with a servant’s heart, Dr. Rick Redalen has helped people all over the world for decades. A man with a deep enduring sense of compassion has lived out his life’s work caring for others.
Quest Global Benefits was founded to offer employer’s a solution to our challenging economic conditions. It delivers healthcare cost containment with resources such as “Concierge Medical Triages” which provide direction to proper level of care, education programs that create transparency in medical delivery costs, compliance support for employers, drug discount cards for employees, and closed loop measurable results reporting. More