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Legal Counsel Services

We are pleased to announce that the New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons has selected the law firm of Garfunkel Wild, P.C. to serve as its General Counsel and be available to serve its members. 

GW’s attorneys can advise and represent you in matters including: OPMC; compliance issues; employment disputes; real estate leases and purchases; wills and estate planning; corporate transactions; litigation and arbitrations; audits and investigations; and payor disputes. 

With over 80 attorneys serving the health care industry, GW has, for over 35 years, focused its attention on the needs of individuals and entities that provide health care services, including thousands of physicians and physician practices. 

GW’s New York offices are located in Great Neck and Albany. Many of its attorneys have enjoyed prior careers as physicians, nurses, risk managers, prosecutors, and regulators and the firm’s Albany office includes three partners who served in high-level positions within DOH. 

GW is available for general legal questions. Should you retain their services, as a NYSSPS member you will receive a discount off GW’s applicable fees. 

Medical Malpractice Insurer

The NYSSPS Executive Council is pleased to announce that it has chosen The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer as the NYSSPS exclusively endorsed professional liability carrier. The Doctors Company (, has always been guided by a fundamental belief: That the practice of good medicine should be advanced, protected, and rewarded. 

Backed by the financial strength of over $6 billion in assets, The Doctors Company offers NYSSPS members expert guidance, resources, and coverage, including the TributeĀ® Plan, a groundbreaking financial benefit that rewards members for their loyalty and commitment to outstanding patient care. That’s malpractice insurance without the mal. 

The Doctors Company is part of the TDC Group of companies (TDC Group), the nation’s largest physician-owned provider of insurance, risk management, and healthcare practice improvement solutions. TDC Group ( serves the full continuum of care, from individual physicians to academic medical systems—over 100,000 healthcare professionals and organizations nationwide. 

We chose to endorse The Doctors Company because as an organization founded and led by physicians, they share our commitment to address challenges faced by our members and our focus on legislative advocacy. As the largest insurer of plastic surgeons in the nation, they also have an unparalleled understanding of liability claims against our specialty.

NYSSPS members are now eligible for a multitude of offerings from The Doctors Company, including aggressive defense; expert patient safety tools and programs; risk management courses to maintain Section 18 excess eligibility; premium credits; and a range of coverage options.

For more information on the membership privileges you will receive from The Doctors Company, call them at (800) 421-2368 or visit

Lobbying & Government Relations

Capital Health Consulting provides lobbying and government relations services to NYSSPS.

Capital Health Consulting (CHC) is a woman-owned, bipartisan government relations, lobbying and consulting firm located in Albany, New York. Founded by Lisa Wickens-Alteri in 2016, CHC represents health and human service clients, offering credible resources, technical expertise, and the ability to access critical decision and policy makers at the Federal and State level.

For more information email or visit

Disclaimer: This listing of relationship partners provided by the New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons has been prepared for the convenience of our members.  Some of these relationship partners may provide the Society with a fee.  This listing does not constitute a guaranty of the services and products provided by the relationship partners.  The Society has no control over the services and products of the relationship partners and it makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding any relationship partner.  The Society assumes no responsibility for any matters arising, directly or indirectly, between you and the relationship partner.  You are free to choose any third party vendor of your choice, including any not included on this list.  You are encouraged to perform your own independent evaluation and due diligence of the appropriateness of any relationship partners for your needs.

The New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc (NYSSPS) was founded in 2008 on the guiding principle that New York’s plastic surgeons need an entity focused directly on representing its member's interests at the state / federal legislative and regulatory levels.


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