By Trevor Eisenman on April 7, 2021
For decades, Ronald E. Kaldor has been listening and listening with intent. An intent to discover where the difficulty is for the client that’s doing the talking. Often, clients aren’t sure where they went off the rails. A rapidly changing healthcare business landscape has buried old ways, and new ways are sprouting up too fast to comprehend timely with much less incorporation.
Ronald Kaldor is listening to doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. The landscape is healthcare. A father of two, both of whom have successfully launched their own careers and specialties, Ron has been practicing business law since 1980, in LA, Oakland, and Sacramento. While he arrived in Sacramento from Marin County for a job in the legislature, he stayed for the quality of life. After meeting his future wife in the chambers of the CA Assembly, they settled down to raise a family.
“My law practice possesses what we like to call the K.A.L.D.O.R. Solution,” he explained, “Knowledge, Assessment, Legal Defense, Organization, and Reputation.”
“I have the Knowledge, and with the client’s help, an Assessment is accomplished. A Legal Defense is prepared while at the same time, recommendations are made to correct the Organization and prevent similar issues from occurring again. The end result is a preserved (or salvaged) Reputation,” he wrapped with a slight flourish, “The K.A.L.D.O.R. Edge.”
Ron is what we like to call a Local Biz Hero, a self-made entrepreneur who brings true value to his community. High standards of professionalism and the strong work ethics of small business owners like Ron are the infrastructures of the Sacramento economy. For 30 years, he refereed local youth soccer games, retiring his referee jersey just last year. Spare moments are filled with finding vintage Lincoln head pennies and unique kaleidoscopes for his personal collections.
We sat down with Ronald for a quick interview:
Q: Why do you do what you do?
A: “Many fine doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals with successful practices are at a disadvantage today because the work culture has changed so much over the past couple of decades. Rapidly changing rules, regulations and laws have put healthcare professionals at risk legally, but often the accused doctor doesn’t even know where they went wrong. I’m here to help them keep their license, their job, and their entire livelihood.”
“I want them to know they are not alone, there is someone with a deep understanding of the big picture, someone who will listen and guide them.” He noted further, “I understand the world their business is in, I get it.”
Q: How did you get into this profession?
A: “My background initially was in government, working with the CA legislature. I was also the Lead Attorney for Blue Cross of California, so I ended up with a multi-faceted understanding of political, corporate, and marketing issues circling the healthcare arena.”
“The result was a macro understanding of the aspects at play, when a healthcare professional gets into trouble with the Medical Board, while also being able to micro-focus on specialized problems. While I am an expert, I also know what I don’t know, which is just as important in winning a satisfactory resolution for my clients.”
Q: Your legal career has covered a variety of areas. What was the most significant event or legal issue to come across your desk?
A: “When I was the Lead Attorney of Blue Cross, I participated in developing new healthcare contract approaches, I worked on a Gubernatorial campaign, and I was appointed a Deputy Director in the state health department. Often I answered questions for legislators at hearings and had some staff experience as a legislator’s assistant. Someone would be angry about something we did or didn’t do, and I learned that a lot of the dramatic hysterics were really just legislative Kabuki. I learned to deal with it.”
“With that backdrop, the then-new issue of liver transplants being covered by Medi-cal was being discussed, and a child’s life hung in the balance. The government approval process was very bureaucratic, and I was in a position to get it approved because of my role at the time. Many eyes were on me, and my decision mattered. I approved it, and it was a humbling experience.”
Q: If you could share one tip with the readers for choosing a lawyer, what would it be?
A: “When you talk to an attorney, you will have to tell them things you won’t tell anyone, and it’s risky because it may be embarrassing. I recommend noting but how you feel when first talking to an attorney and whether or not you’re comfortable with how they listen. If you don’t feel comfortable, move on to someone else.”
Healthcare professionals confronting the Medical Board need a defense that will hold up under any scrutiny. With your license on the line, make sure the law office of Ronald E. Kaldor is in your corner. Call Ronald at 916-442-5100, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org – Get the K.A.L.D.O.R. Solution!
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