The Aging Physician


What to do with valued, even beloved older physicians?

Medical professionals experience the physical and cognitive decline that affects all humans and sometimes will practice longer than they should. Existing peer review processes may be inadequate, and mandatory retirement ages are unfair and unscientific. But policies mandating practical screening at a specific age are legal—and they strike a fair balance of patient safety, organizational liability, and provider dignity.


Donald Lefkowits, MD, FACEP

Donald Lefkowits, MD, FACEP, is Medical Director at MDReview, offering external, physician peer review to hospitals throughout the United States to help them ...

Sharon Beckwith

Ms. Beckwith brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to MDReview. She works with hospital clients to understand and meet their medical staff, ...