by Gilbert Meadows, MD, and Neil Baum, MD
Doctors’ incomes are decreasing. There is a decrease in reimbursements and an increase in overhead costs. Increasing numbers of doctors are becoming hospital employees. As a result, doctors are looking for alternative sources of income. One area that is currently available for most physicians is to become expert witnesses on behalf of plaintiffs or defendants in lawsuits. This article will review what is involved in serving as an expert witness and how to market yourself to attorneys who are in need of expert witnesses.