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SPOTLIGHT: David Darrigan, MD - Managing Partner, TruePartners Emergency Physicians

Posted by Jillian Roberson, Recruitment & Marketing Specialist

10/20/15 11:00 AM

SPOTLIGHT: David Darrigan, MD - Managing Partner, TruePartners Emergency Physicians

Will you be attending ACEP15 in Boston? If so, make time to come by Booth #715 and meet Dr. David Darrigan, of True Partners Emergency Physicians. He will be available to speak with you face-to-face and discuss the emergency physician openings within TruePartners, including the emergency department at Texoma Medical Center. 

Don't Wait! Schedule your time today by emailing a copy of your CV to

David Darrigan, MD

david darrigan md texoma emergency physicians true partnersMedical School: UNT-HSC TCOM
Residency: UTSW Parkland Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Residency Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Current Position: Managing Partner, True Partners Emergency Physicians; Assistant Medical Director, Texoma Emergency Physicians

What is you favorite pastime outside of the emergency department?
I am very big into fitness. My favorite pastime is going to the gym and living an active and healthy lifestyle.  I also love researching new workout methods and nutrition programs. 

Who gave you your best career advice? What was it?
My best career advice was by a colleague Dr. Haynes.  When I finished residency, he told me to practice in such a way that I do not get a lawsuit or medical board complaint in my first two years out of residency. Obviously no one ever wants a lawsuit or complaint, but he noted that having on so early in ones career can drastically changed your practice going forward.  

What's the most exciting thing on the horizon? Personal or Professional.
I look forward to building True Partners and obtaining more contracts. I really feel like we set the standard in emergency department groups and can't wait to grow. 

If you were just starting your residency now, what would you do differently?
I would look for a residency that doesn't have a lot of other residencies in the hospital. Bigger is not always better. There are many programs where emergency medicine is the primary residency in the hospital. These residents get a higher exposure to procedures and specialty cases. 

How will things change in emergency medicine during the next decade?
I think physician shortage will get worse and APP usage will increase. We need to be proactive in training the APPs that work with us. 

Most awkward encounter with a patient.
Having the late night stripper that comes in for a GU complaint and then hit on me is always pretty awkward.

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