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Derick George, MD Joins PPM Board of Directors

October 16, 2018

PPM policyholder appointed new board member.

Overland Park, Kansas - October 16, 2018 - Preferred Physicians Medical (PPM), industry-leading provider of professional liability insurance for anesthesia practices, announced today that PPM policyholder Derick T. George, MD has been appointed to PPM's Board of Directors.

Dr. George is a Founding Member of Long Island Anesthesia Physicians, LLP. He is the Chairman of Anesthesia and Perioperative Services at St. Charles Hospital, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital and Peconic Bay Medical Center/Northwell Health. Dr. George has been recognized by both St. Charles, May 2016 and Mather Memorial Hospital, October 2017 as “Physician of the Year” with the Theodore Roosevelt Award. Dr. George holds an MBA in Management from Adelphia University.

Dr. George is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, the Suffolk County Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, and the Medical Society of New York State.

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