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Elite Physicians Insurance Company

Where Professionals
Protect Professionals

about us

20+ years of expert underwriting
& medical malpractice defense

Unsatisfied by the mediocre options that physicians have for their protection, our impetus was to bring something better. Coming from a background of medical malpractice underwriting, leadership in insurance commissioning, and a proven track record for defending physicians and practices—we’ve brought our extensive “been there done that” to form the backbone of a physician’s association that offers you best-in-class insurance service, plus so much more.

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(727) 210-5278

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Years Experiance

A physician’s ally
that keeps your interests at heart

that keeps your interests at heart
Our Association’s Mission Statement

A physician’s ally
that keeps your interests at heart

We convene distinguished physicians nationwide to stay up-to-date with practices, be advocated for, and access benefits to continue excelling in their field.


To Help You Be The Most Informed

Bringing together best-in-class practices and the latest trends, our focus on education lets physicians stay at the forefront of medical risk management, safety standards, and patient care.


To Ensure You’re Fully Protected

By securing the most favorable terms for physicians to protect both their professional and personal assets/reputation, we’re proactive advocates that


To Enable You To Thrive As Leader In The Medical Field

Connecting the myriad of pieces that help physicians thrive, we seek to constantly raise the bar on the conditions and the deserved credit of their profession—and ultimately the quality of public health.

Meet our executive team embedded in the medical community

Robert J. Rosen, M.D. — Executive Director

As a practicing anesthesiologist for more than 30 years, Robert has a depth and breadth of experience in his field that has put him in positions of medical leadership and trust.

While currently appointed as the Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and Co-Chairman to the Surgical Executive Committee at Morton Plant Hospital Clearwater—he is also a Malpractice Expert Witness Legal Consultant, an occupation he’s specialized in since 2017.

The characters that have made Robert a great doctor—his patience, empathy, and responsiveness—bring to the association a medical leader who keeps physicians’ interests at heart.

Chairman, Department

Chairman Department of Anesthesiology 2022 to Present, Morton Plant Hospital Clearwater

Executive Committee

Executive Committee 2014 to Present, Anesthesia Associates of Pinellas County Clearwater

Co-Chairman, Perioperative

Co-Chairman of Perioperative Steering Committee 2021 to 2023, BayCare Florida

Resident Physician, Anesthesiology

Residency in Anesthesiology 1989 to 1992, The New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center New York)


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Have questions or need help? We’re here for you! Reach out to us by phone number or email address. You can also contact us through our social media channels.

Mike Pickens —
Executive Director of Legal Affairs

As one of the most accomplished leaders in the world of insurance, Mike brings an unrivaled breadth of knowledge alongside a proven track record of steering insurance companies to great success.

To mention a little of his experience: he’s been the former Arkansas Insurance Commissioner, president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), a board member for successful med-mal insurance companies, and an insurance law judge in Arkansas. 

Serving the association as head of legal, his guidance harnesses his wealth of experience across business, regulations, and litigation coverage for the benefit of all.

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Current Role

Administrative Law Judge, 2017 to Present, Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission

Board Service

Board of Directors Member, 2009 to Present, American Financial Security Life Insurance Company

Legal Practice

President and Attorney/Insurance Regulatory, 2009 to Present, Mike Pickens Law Firm

Government Service

State Insurance Commissioner, 1997 to 2005, Arkansas Insurance Department


Juris Doctorate, Law, 1986-1989, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Have questions or need help? We’re here for you! Reach out to us by phone number or email address. You can also contact us through our social media channels.

Mitchell R. Herrema, D.O.
Executive Director

As a leader in the medical field, Mitchell’s depth of experience has been serving patients across a myriad of treatments as companies continually seek him to contribute to their innovations in implants.

With a background in excelling in football—earning the title of “Student Athlete of the Month” at Michigan State University—he is currently Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Morton Plant Hospital where he continues to lift the quality of patient care, in addition to serving on a design team to actualize a total knee replacement implant.

Bringing his diverse perspectives to the association, Mitchell represents and advocates for a broader body of physicians—uniting to enhance their profession and livelihood.

Hospital Leadership

Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Morton Plant Hospital

Industry Collaboration

Member of Design Team, Orthopedic Implant Company

Government Service

State Insurance Commissioner, 1997 to 2005, Arkansas Insurance Department (you can keep this if it applies)

Surgical Expertise

Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Total Joint Arthroplasty, Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida


Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University


Join us as a member today

As an association made for physicians, we’re always looking forward to being joined by distinguished others. To find out more and get started, call us at (727) 210-5278 or send us a message via our contact form.