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A Guide to Physicians' Employment Agreements

September 21, 2021

This Guide has been organized to provide an overview of the anatomy of a typical physician employment agreement, each section listing the common provisions in and a summary of the purpose of the section. Before signing an employment agreement, it is important to understand your

  • Obligations;
  • Compensation;
  • Value of your benefits package; and,
  • Other risks.

Use this guide to understand and think about different provisions of an employment agreement. A vast body of law governs employer and employee relationships, and it is important to seek advise of a competent attorney knowledgeable about physician employment agreements.

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Reza Ghafoorian, MD, JD

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Reza Ghafoorian, MD, JD

G2Z Law Group, PLLC

Dr. Ghafoorian provides legal advice to clients on businesses law, health law and health care regulations, such as, contracts and employment matters,  fraud and abuse statutes, privacy and security, and telemedicine/telehealth. Dr. Ghafoorian also represents clients in obtaining state Certificate of Needs, peer-review/hospital privilege proceedings related to medical staff privileges, and health care professional disciplinary hearings.

A Guide to Physicians' Employment Agreements

This Guide has been organized to follow the typical format of a physician employment contract.

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