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Christopher Yerington, MD, Anesthesiology, Columbus, OH


Anesthesiology Columbus, OH

Retired/Disabled from Anesthesiology - Financial Representative for Medical Professionals at Northwestern Mutual

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  • My passion is sharing my story as a disabled anesthesiologist with physicians, dentists and medical professionals around the nation. Disability Insurance is a significant decision with serious consequences to a physician to protect their most valuable asset; themselves. Getting the absolute best advice on the best disability insurance policy should be on every physician's financial life must-do checklist. However, being on disability is unlike anything else in life; especially for the intelligent, hard-working and ethical personalities found in modern medicine and for that, one needs the best advocate they can have for themselves and their family. I truly enjoy teaching my colleagues in medicine and dentistry about how to best ways to protect their incomes. I also continue to voluntarily assist businesses through pro-bono consulting with local entrepreneurs in Ohio, to help start-up businesses grow and flourish. I have been happy to share my experiences in Medicine, Law and Business with my friends, family and community. Assisting friends develop their futures & businesses and to imagine and create jobs help me with the loss of my own medical career.
  • My Patient Died. The Family Still Said 'Thank You'

    I enjoyed an extraordinary career in medicine and would give a lot to have just one more day, even this one. ~Chris

    Closing a Chapter with What's Most Important in Life

    When we humans tell stories, to explain, to teach, to enlighten or to frighten, it is almost always because we desire a piece of us to transcend our own lives.

    Physician Autonomy 101: Time, Energy and Resources

    The American Healthcare Landscape and Rules are changing... not all for the better when it comes to Doctors. Maintaining as much Autonomy as possible Helps!

    The Darkest Nights make for the Most Splendid Dawns on Earth

    Doctors need to focus a little more on making sure their 'oxygen' is flowing before over-exerting themselves chronically in their employment.

    The Lily Pad Life - 21st Century American Medical Training

    Too many doctors I speak with are in 'survival mode' soon after graduating residency or fellowship. One young female doctor got me contemplating this...

    Disability Insurance: The Fading Unisex World of 2019

    This brief article is for all my female colleagues and the professional women entering the medical and dental work force.

    Happy New Year: 2019 - The Resolution Year

    Having never made a New Year's Resolution in my life, last night was curious. I made my first one.

    Why Are Physicians Regretting Their Careers? - Christopher Yerington - Medium

    This may be one of the biggest social problems that is quietly evolving in an American background of physician secrecy, burnout and stress.

    A Letter Every Graduating Resident Physician Should Desire

    Young Physicians, Resident Physicians and Medical Students: Learn from an Experienced Physician who has personally been through Disability.

    PGY-1 and Done: Onto Residency and What's to Come - Christopher Yerington - Medi

    It's September! The Interns are finally taking overnight call... Residency returns to normal. Time to take care of yourself.

    A Doctor's Time and Life: Reading The Fine Print

    While I write on physician income protection regularly, rarely does my personal world and that of teaching disability insurance to doctors collide.

    The Under-Insured Doctor: A Completely Avoidable Disability Tragedy

    This article is written for graduating medical students and resident physicians. Once a month I hear of a physician becoming disabled who is underinsured.

    Protect Yourself From Your Group Disability Insurance Policy

    Doctors and Dentists, often wrongly, believe their hospital, group or practice should provide good group disability insurance.

    What Every Graduating Resident Physician Should Know Before Purchasing Disabilit

    Gee, wouldn’t be nice if someone just came out and gave you the tips for purchasing disability insurance as a resident physician or dentist.

    We Remember and Honor Those Who Protect Our Way of Life

    Physicians & Dentists, honor your sacrifices by protecting your financial lives properly.

    Income Protection is a Procedure, too!

    As a 3rd Year Medical student I remember clearly my first week 'in the ORs.' I was so excited to be there! I was a little nervous...

    Group Disability Insurance Nightmare Coming to an End

    You have the power as a young physician or resident in medicine or dentistry to completely prevent what follows. This is a part of my story.

    Understand Why You Need Great Disability Insurance

    We protect that which we love.

    How Do Your Disability Insurance Policies Stack Up?

    If it has been more than three to five years, you may want to get an independent review of your policy(s). Over 50% of us never review them...

    Time, Resources & Talent: Your Gifts to This World, Even When Disabled

    There are really only three things that anyone offers this world, the people and things they encounter; Time, Resources and Talent.

    Mental/Nervous Coverage in your Disability Insurance: Depressing but Important

    As a disability insurance educator and advocate, speaking to resident physicians or dentists or during private consultations, I make a point to go over Mental/N

    Disability Insurance: A Unisex World in 2018? Maybe no longer...

    This brief article is for all my female colleagues and the females entering the medical and dental work force as residents. This information will only be helpfu

    What you need to know: Disability Insurance for Physicians

    Nine years ago, my two-year-old was convinced he could wield a knife and carve that pumpkin! Eight years ago, I was convinced everything would be alright if I l

    Learn from a physician how to protect your physician's income

    My passion is sharing my story as a disabled anesthesiologist. To educate, advise and advocate for all medical professionals.

Education & Training

  • Capital Law School
    Capital Law SchoolNone, 2008 - 2010
  • Fisher School of Business
    Fisher School of BusinessNone, 2003 - 2004
  • Ohio State University Hospital
    Ohio State University HospitalResidency, Anesthesiology, 1998 - 2002
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineClass of 1998
  • Case Western Reserve University
    Case Western Reserve UniversityBS, English, 1990 - 1994
  • Mount Carmel Health System
    Mount Carmel Health SystemInternship, Internal Medicine

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 1999 - 2012
  • Ohio State Medical AssociationDisability Insurance Advisor
  • State of Ohio Department of InsuranceMajor Lines; Accident, Health, Life

Publications & Presentations

Authored Content

  • My Patient Died. The Family Still Said 'Thank You'August 2019
  • My Patient Died. The Family Still Said 'Thank You'August 2019
  • Happy New Year: 2019 - The Resolution YearJanuary 2019
  • How to Avoid the Group Disability Insurance NightmareMay 2018
  • How to Avoid the Group Disability Insurance NightmareMay 2018
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Press Mentions

  • Insurance Struggles with My Career Ending Disability
    Insurance Struggles with My Career Ending DisabilitySeptember 27th, 2018

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