The Doctors Agency of Michigan is a captive insurance agency of The Doctors Company, specializing in the medical professional liability insurance needs of Michigan physicians. The team at The Doctors Agency of Michigan is dedicated to providing customized advice and meeting the unique insurance needs of each physician. We are committed to excellent service, working directly with physician clients and groups to ensure appropriate insurance coverage for their practice and risk profile.

President of the agency, Michael “Mike” Tungate, through 30+ years in medical malpractice insurance, has extensive claims experience, and a keen understanding of the litigation process. We have worked closely with physicians and defense attorneys in conducting investigations, interviewing physicians and experts, and attending trials, mediations, and settlement conferences. Our team is acutely aware of the emotional impact of litigation on the physician, and understand the importance of maintaining the physician’s professional reputation.

Prior to starting his agency, Mike acquired twenty-three years of experience in medical malpractice claims with American Physician Assurance Corporation, now known as The Doctors Company. The Doctors Company, owned by the physician policyholder members, is now a leading physician insurer nationally.

Mike received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University, with a major in Finance. He holds several insurance designations including the prestigious Charter Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). He is a licensed Michigan agent in Property and Casualty, as well as Excess and Surplus lines and licensed as a Michigan insurance adjuster.

Mike began his career in insurance with Transamerica Insurance Company in 1979. He started managing medical malpractice Claims as a Representative for Michigan Physicians (later known as The Doctors Company). Mike advanced to Regional Manager, with the responsibility for managing claims operations across Michigan, Florida, and New Mexico. After 20+ years Mike became an agency founder to leverage his specialized knowledge in medical malpractice insurance.

The Tungate Insurance team is available for on-site individual review and discussion of medical malpractice needs. We will assist with inquiries regarding insurance policies and provisions that include: definition of a claim, insurance agreement, policy exclusions, consent to settle, and policy conditions. We will evaluate physician needs and will coordinate with underwriting to provide a meaningful analysis of claims history, to obtain the most favorable insurance coverage and premium rate for our customers.

The Doctors Agency of Michigan
PO Box 4008
East Lansing, MI 48826

Grant Tungate