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September 2016

September 2016

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SCMA NEWS

Seeking business development strategies for your practice?

SCMA is pleased to launch a collaborative network designed to provide professional development opportunities and solutions to challenges that come with managing an independent practice. The NEW Practice Managers Forum offers a wide array of activities and access to information covering issues and areas of common interest. See flier to learn more.


Save the date!

Mark your calendar for SCMA's 32nd annual Awards Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Details to follow.

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Mayo Clinic

November ballot measures webinar

Don't miss CMA's Sept. 28 webinar "How Your Vote Can Increase Access to Care." Scheduled for 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., this important webinar will present an overview of the 2016 ballot initiative campaigns in which CMA is involved, with a focus on their impact on patient access to care and the state of health care in California. The event will be hosted by Janus Norman, CMA's senior VP for government relations and political operations, who will also briefly review other initiatives CMA has taken a position on. Click here to register.


MBC seeking expert physician reviewers

The Medical Board of California is seeking physicians to serve as expert reviewers to assist the board by providing reviews and opinions on cases, and conducting professional competency exams, physical exams, and psychiatric exams. Reviewers are needed in the following specialties: Addiction Medicine (with additional certification in Family, Internal Medicine, or Psychiatry), Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dermatology, Family Medicine, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Ob/Gyn, and Pathology.

Interested physicians can find more information regarding the Expert Reviewer Program online or by calling MBC at 818-551-2129.

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NORCAL

SCMA applicants

Welcome, new SCMA/CMA members!

Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency - 3569 Round Barn Circle, Santa Rosa
Tierney Allen, MD, Family Medicine, Eastern Virginia Med Sch 2016
Elisabeth Bedolla, MD, Family Medicine, Univ Washington 2016
Brandon Cortez, MD, Family Medicine, UC San Diego 2016
William Elder Jr., MD, Family Medicine, Wright State Univ 2016
Martin Escandon, MD, Family Medicine, UC San Francisco 2016
Rhianon Liu, MD, Family Medicine, Johns Hopkins Univ 2016
Dorothy Marshall, MD, Family Medicine, Univ Miami 2016
Brendan Payne, MD, Family Medicine, Univ North Carolina 2016
Courtney Stewart, MD, Family Medicine, Univ Rochester 2016
Joe Stewart, MD, Family Medicine, Univ Rochester 2016
Eric Wilson, MD, Family Medicine, Univ Iowa 2016
Danielle Wisniewski, MD, Family Medicine, Tulane Univ 2016

TPMG - 401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa
Damian Bello, MD, Family Medicine*, Tufts Univ 1996
Erwin Jinho Choi, MD, Family Medicine*, New York Coll Osteo Med 2010
Anisa Durand, MD, Pediatrics*, UC Davis 2012
Shyam Goverdhana, MD, Family Medicine*, St. George's Univ 2009
Christopher George, MD, Occupational Medicine, Temple Univ 2011
Stephen Gregorius, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery*, Loma Linda Univ 2006
Shazneen Hushmendy, DO, Obstetrics & Gynecology, New York Coll Osteo Med 2012
Lisa Montgomery, MD, Family Medicine*, Texas Tech Univ 2013
Shawn Quinlan, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, UC Los Angeles 2012
Mehul Raval, MD, Internal Medicine*, Sri Siddhartha Med Coll 1996
Sang Shin, MD, Psychiatry*, Seoul Nat'l Univ 1997

* board certified

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Sutter Medical Group

PEOPLE

The California Medical Association Foundation has selected Peter Bretan, MD, to receive its 2016 Adarsh S. Mahal, MD Access to Health Care and Disparities Award. This award honors a physician who has shown extraordinary interest and demonstrated efforts leading to a significant contribution toward improving access to health care or reducing disparities in health care in California, consistent with the mission of the CMA Foundation. The award will be presented on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the CMAF President's Awards Gala at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento.

The Eye Care Institute is proud to announce that Kristin Chapman, MD, has joined the practice. Dr. Chapman graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 2011. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City and glaucoma specialty fellowship at Moran Eye Center in Salt Lake City. She is currently accepting new patients for comprehensive eye care and glaucoma consultation, and has applied for SCMA-CMA membership.


PRACTICE RESOURCES & CME

Nov. 10, Latino Health Forum in Santa Rosa
The 24th annual conference will focus on "Racism & Discrimination: Impacts on Health." CME units are offered to registered nurses and social workers; students and interns are invited to apply for registration scholarships. Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are still available for local organizations. Early Bird tickets available in late September! For more information, contact Liseth Magana at latinohealthforum@gmail.com or see www.latinohealthforum.org.

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CMA Practice Management Tip of the Month
"Make the most of appeals by knowing your rights" is the September topic. Click here to see the tip sheet. This monthly publication is a great reminder for practice managers and physicians about CMA benefits and services.


CLASSIFIEDS

PA for Santa Rosa ortho surgeon
Single Orthopaedic Surgeon looking for Physician Assistant. Busy practice, no ER call or hospital rounding. PA is responsible for surgery assisting and patient care. Experienced and new grads with ortho rotations preferred. Please send CV with cover letter to Denise at shoulderdoc@ericschmidtmd.com.

Northern California, Napa
Independent Medical Group is seeking qualified candidates to staff its minor emergency department. Candidates include: near retirement Emergency Physicians, Family Practice Physicians, Urgent Care Physicians or Emergency Department Nurse Practitioners. If interested, forward CV to Tony Mottalei, MD, at mottalei@gmail.com.

Medical weight loss practice / fall in love with practicing medicine again
Proven, highly recognized and profitable, established weight loss practice in beautiful Marin County. Current multiple 6 figures, room for expansion. Work-life balance, time freedom, financial security, relationship-driven practice.

I am 100% committed to assisting the new owner with all the support necessary to ensure a smooth transition. Please contact me for more information or to schedule a visit. Gail Altschuler, MD, 415-309-6258 or drgail@marinweightloss.com.

Free classifieds for SCMA members!
SCMA members can place free classified ads in News Briefs or Sonoma Medicine. Cost for nonmember physicians and the general public is $1 per word. To place a classified ad, contact Susan Gumucio at susan@scma.org or 707-525-0102


ABOUT SCMA

The Sonoma County Medical Association, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association, supports local physicians and their efforts to enhance the health of the community. Founded in 1858, SCMA is affiliated with the California Medical Association and the American Medical Association.

© 2016 SCMA, 2312 Bethards Dr. #6, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

August 2016

August 2016

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SCMA NEWS

Tobacco tax initiative on November ballot as Prop 56

The California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 has officially qualified for the November ballot as Proposition 56. Supported by a broad alliance of physicians, health care advocates, educators and others, Prop 56 would raise California's tobacco tax, which is currently among the lowest in the country, to $2.87 a pack. The majority of the money from the initiative's user fee on cigarettes and other tobacco products (including e-cigarettes containing nicotine), will be used for existing health programs and research into cures for cancer and other illnesses caused by smoking and tobacco products. For more information, go to www.yeson56.org.

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Updated mandatory reporting of communicable diseases

The California Department of Public Health has updated the Title 17 Section 2500 regulations regarding mandatory reporting of certain communicable diseases. See letter from the CDPH outlining changes and click here for Sonoma County instructions and forms.


Nominations needed for SCMA awards by Aug. 31

SCMA is seeking nominations for its Outstanding Contribution and Achievement awards, to be presented at the annual awards dinner Dec. 6. Nominations are needed by Aug. 31 for all four awards listed below:

  • Outstanding Contribution to the Community. Presented to an SCMA member whose work has benefited the community.
  • Outstanding Contribution to Local Medicine. Presented to an SCMA member who has improved local medical care.
  • Outstanding Contribution to SCMA. Presented to an SCMA member who has served the medical association beyond the call of duty.
  • Recognition of Achievement. Presented to an organization or nonphysician who has helped advance local medicine.

To nominate one of your colleagues, send his or her name with a brief description of accomplishments to Cynthia Melody at cynthia@scma.org or via fax to 707-525-4328. Click here for a historical summary of past awards.

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Free Lunch & Learn! How To Get Past "NO" With a Payor

When submitting a request to open a contract renegotiation discussion, best practice is to present a "business case" for why the payor wants to keep your practice in their network. Join us for complimentary lunch from Chloe's Café and to learn how to prevent the "auto-reply" and to create and submit a thoughtful renegotiation request. Free to SCMA members and their practice managers, the seminar will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vista Family Health Center. See flier for details and to reserve your place.


SCMA applicants

Welcome, new SCMA/CMA members!

Stephen Lee, MD, Nephrology, 435 Doyle Park Dr., Santa Rosa, Boston Univ 2011

TPMG - 401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa
Douglas Green, MD, Vascular Surgery*, Harvard Med Sch 1997
Christopher Styles, MD, Emergency Medicine, St. Louis Univ 2013
Patrick Wuthrich, DO, Emergency Medicine, Touro Univ 2012

*board certified


PRACTICE RESOURCES & CME

The new provider directory accuracy law took effect July 1
Make sure your practice isn't penalized! The new law not only requires payors to maintain accurate and current directories, but it also requires physicians to do their part in keeping the information up-to-date. Failure to comply with the new requirements may result in payment delays, removal from directories and even contract termination. For more information on physicians' obligations under the new law, visit cal.md/directory-accuracy.

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Understanding MACRA: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act
To help physicians understand the MACRA payment reforms and what they can do now to start preparing for the transition, CMA has published a MACRA resource center available at www.cmanet.org/macra. The resource center includes an overview of MACRA and a comprehensive list of tools, resources and information from CMA, AMA and CMS.

Updated Payor Profiles
CMA's Center for Economic Services has published updated profiles on each of the major payors in California including Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, CIGNA, Health Net, United Healthcare, Medicare/Noridian and Medi-Cal. Each profile includes key information on health plan market penetration; a description of the plan's dispute resolution process; and the name and contact numbers for medical directors, provider relations, and other key contacts. Members can download CMA's Payor Profiles free of charge in the CMA Resource Library.

Practice Management Tip of the Month: August
Make sure your billing staff are aware of prohibitions on balance billing Medi-Medi patients. Click here to access CMA's Tip of the Month.


CLASSIFIEDS

Northern California, Napa
Independent Medical Group is seeking qualified candidates to staff its minor emergency department. Candidates include: near retirement Emergency Physicians, Family Practice Physicians, Urgent Care Physicians or Emergency Department Nurse Practitioners. If interested, forward CV to Tony Mottalei, MD, at mottalei@gmail.com.

Medical weight loss practice / retirement sale
Proven, highly recognized and profitable, established weight loss practice in beautiful Marin County. Current multiple 6 figures, room for expansion. Work-life balance, time freedom, financial security, relationship-driven practice.

I am 100% committed to assisting the new owner with all the support necessary to ensure a smooth transition. Please contact me for more information or to schedule a visit. Gail Altschuler, MD, 415-309-6258 or drgail@marinweightloss.com.

Free classifieds for SCMA members!
SCMA members can place free classified ads in News Briefs or Sonoma Medicine. Cost for nonmember physicians and the general public is $1 per word. To place a classified ad, contact Susan Gumucio at susan@scma.org or 707-525-0102.


About SCMA

The Sonoma County Medical Association, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association, supports local physicians and their efforts to enhance the health of the community. Founded in 1858, SCMA is affiliated with the California Medical Association and the American Medical Association.

© 2016 SCMA, 2312 Bethards Dr. #6, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

July 2016

July 2016

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SCMA NEWS

Zika virus testing: a message from our health officers

Many aspects of our understanding and response to Zika virus disease are evolving, including testing for Zika virus infections. The tests used to diagnose Zika virus infection have expanded (e.g., RT-PCR, IgM serology, plaque reduction neutralization test) as have the specimens for testing (e.g., serum, urine) and the windows for testing. Also, commercial labs like LabCorps and Quest are pursuing Zika virus testing capabilities that may soon be available to providers in California.

To understand the limitations of the currently available tests, when to use the tests, interpretation of the tests and appropriate next steps, click here for the recently developed CDPH Zika Virus Testing FAQs for Healthcare Providers. For information from the Sonoma County Department of Health Services about Zika virus infection and guidance for clinicians, click here.

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Ensure your payor physician directory information is accurate

A new law (SB 137) went into effect July 1 requiring plans to ensure that their physician directories are accurate and up-to-date. To help physicians understand their obligations under this new law, CMA has published On-Call document #7163, "Provider Directories." CMA On-Call documents are available free to members in CMA's online health law library at www.cmanet.org/cma-on-call Nonmembers can purchase On-Call documents for $2 per page.


Lunch & Learn seminar launches new Practice Managers Forum

SCMA is proud to offer a Practice Managers Forum designed to enhance the health care environment with professional development opportunities, while providing solutions to some of the challenges that come from managing a practice. The forum's launch features a series of free Lunch & Learn seminars beginning with Contract Negotiations: How To Get Past "NO" With a Payor on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. See flier for more information.


Nominations needed for SCMA awards

SCMA is seeking nominations for its Outstanding Contribution and Achievement Awards, to be presented at the annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 6. Nominations are needed by Aug. 31 for all four awards listed below:

Outstanding Contribution to the Community. Presented to an SCMA member whose work has benefited the community.
Outstanding Contribution to Local Medicine. Presented to an SCMA member who has improved local medical care.
Outstanding Contribution to SCMA. Presented to an SCMA member who has served the medical association beyond the call of duty.
Recognition of Achievement. Presented to a nonphysician who has helped advance local medicine.

To nominate one of your colleagues, please send his or her name and a brief description of accomplishments to Cynthia Melody at cynthia@scma.org or via fax to 707-525-4328. Click here for a historical summary of past awards.

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Dr. Regina Sullivan begins term as SCMA president

Regina Sullivan, MD, an ob-gyn at Kaiser Santa Rosa, began her one-year term as president of SCMA on July 1. Born in Africa, and spending much of her youth in Zurich, Switzerland, she received her MD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Medical School, in 1994. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology in 1998 at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She was in private practice in the Lehigh Valley, served as president of the Warren County Medical Society, and earned her MBA from the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is a CPE (certified physician executive) from the American Association for Physician Leadership. Dr. Sullivan joined Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center in 2008.

A wide-ranging interview with Dr. Sullivan appears in the summer issue of Sonoma Medicine magazine, now available in print and online.


Summer issue of Sonoma Medicine focuses on opioids

Feature articles highlight concerns and local efforts in response to the opioid epidemic. Topics range from a detailed report by the Sonoma County Department of Health Services; managing pain safely; and strategies for reducing opioid use to substance abuse in pregnancy; and an open letter regarding the possible negative consequences of reducing opioid medications.

Departments include the president's interview, Hidden Talents art showcase, legal help for disabled veterans, mystery case, book review of Lab Girl, and SCMA's 2016-19 Strategic Plan.


SCMA applicants

Welcome, new SCMA/CMA members!
David Southwick, MD,
Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Care, 2832 Bardy Rd., Santa Rosa, Univ Health Sci Coll Osteo Med 1981

TPMG - 401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa
Eiman Jahangir, MD, Cardiovascular Disease*, Univ Tennessee 2005

*Board certified
Italics = medical interest


PEOPLE

Dr. Brad Drexler and his son Nicolas, an acupuncturist in Dr. Drexler's Healdsburg and Santa Rosa offices, won the 4-mile men's double kayak division in the Great Russian River Race on June 4. Again. This was their fourth time racing and winning together following 2011, 2012 and 2014 victories. In 2015, Dr. Drexler won 4th place in the singles division.

Dr. Cuyler Goodwin, MPH, a recent graduate from UCSF psychiatry residency program, opened a new psychiatry practice in Santa Rosa. Sequoia Mind Health treats adult clients and offers Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for depression. For more information visit sequoiamindhealth.com or call 707-529-9573.

Dr. Vishal Patel has been named Director of the Vein Clinic at Northern California Medical Associates, which provides treatment without hospitalization or surgery. Dr. Patel is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and endovascular medicine.


LOCAL NEWS

Sonoma West Medical Foundation Research Institute is now a registered dementia specialist site in the $100 million Imaging Dementia Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study (Ideas-Study.org). Dr. Bernstein is enrolling eligible Medicare patients in the trial to determine the clinical usefulness of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of brain amyloid deposits in the diagnosis of patients who are being evaluated for Alzheimer's disease and dementia.


PRACTICE RESOURCES & CME

Practice Management Tip of the Month: July
The new provider directory accuracy law took effect July 1. Make sure your practice isn't penalized! Click here to access CMA's Tip of the Month.

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July 22 seminar: Improve oral health care for pregnant women and infants
Sonoma County medical and dental professionals are invited to attend a no-cost educational seminar and workshop focused on oral health care for pregnant women and infants from 8:30 a.m. to Noon on July 22. Emcee: Dr. Jayanth Kumar, DDS, MPH, California State Dental Director. Click here for seminar details.


CLASSIFIEDS

Northern California, Napa
Independent Medical Group is seeking qualified candidates to staff its minor emergency department. Candidates include: near retirement Emergency Physicians, Family Practice Physicians, Urgent Care Physicians or Emergency Department Nurse Practitioners. If interested, forward CV to Tony Mottalei, MD. mottalei@gmail.com

Medical weight loss practice / retirement sale
Proven, highly recognized and profitable, established weight loss practice in beautiful Marin County. Current multiple 6 figures, room for expansion. Work-life balance, time freedom, financial security, relationship-driven practice.

I am 100% committed to assisting the new owner with all the support necessary to ensure a smooth transition. Please contact me for more information or to schedule a visit. Gail Altschuler, MD, 415-309-6258 or drgail@marinweightloss.com.

Free classifieds for SCMA members!
SCMA members can place free classified ads in News Briefs or Sonoma Medicine. Cost for nonmember physicians and the general public is $1 per word. To place a classified ad, contact Susan Gumucio at susan@scma.org or 707-525-0102.


ABOUT SCMA

The Sonoma County Medical Association, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association, supports local physicians and their efforts to enhance the health of the community. Founded in 1858, SCMA is affiliated with the California Medical Association and the American Medical Association.

© 2016 SCMA, 2312 Bethards Dr. #6, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

June 2016

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SCMA NEWS

Reminder: Deadline to register for CURES is July 1, 2016

Under California law, all individuals practicing in California who possess both a state regulatory board license authorized to prescribe, dispense, furnish or order controlled substances and a Drug Enforcement Administration Controlled Substance Registration Certificate (DEA Certificate) must submit an application to register for the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) by July 1, 2016.

Dr. Peter Sybert is new SCMA president-elect

The SCMA election results are in, and Dr. Peter Sybert, a Santa Rosa anesthesiologist, has been confirmed as 2016-17 SCMA president-elect. He will become president in July 2017. The current president-elect, Dr. Regina Sullivan, will serve as president from July 2016 through June 2017.

Others elected to the SCMA board of directors include Drs. Brad Drexler (treasurer), Patricia May (secretary), Richard Powers (West County district), Peter Sybert and Jan Sonander (Santa Rosa district), James Pyskaty (TPMG), the CMA delegation: Drs. Rob Nied, Richard Powers and Jeff Sugarman (delegates) and Regina Sullivan and Stephen Steady (alternates). A complete list of new SCMA officers and board members will be posted at www.scma.org in July. 

SCMA applicants

SCMA applicants
Welcome, new SCMA/CMA members!

Anish Shah, MD, Psychiatry, 1260 N. Dutton Ave. #275, Santa Rosa, Sarda Patel Med Coll 1996

AMG
Michael Rosedale, DO,
Family Medicine*, 500 Doyle Park Dr. #G04, Santa Rosa, Western Univ 2008

TPMG – 401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa
Alejandro Casillas, MD, Emergency Medicine, Univ Southern California 2008
Mark McManigle, DO, Family Medicine*, Coll Osteo Med Pacific 1998

* Board certified


LOCAL NEWS

Perfection! Having finally gotten it right after over 30 years of practice, Dr. David V. Lightfoot is retiring from the profession of Ophthalmology on July 30. His brother, Dr. Dan Lightfoot will continue to practice and see patients. For a copy of their medical record or to have it forwarded to another physician, patients are asked to stop by the office at 720 4th Street, Santa Rosa, to sign a release form, or to call 707-575-3800.

Dr. Cuyler Goodwin, MPH, is opening a new full-service concierge psychiatry practice in Santa Rosa on July 1. Sequoia Mind Health treats adult clients and offers Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for depression; medication management for ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, derealization/depersonalization disorder, psychotic disorders, PTSD, substance and alcohol use disorders; as well as psychoanalytic psychotherapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and more. For more information, call 707-529-9573.

RCHC receives $10,000 grant to accelerate work on prescription painkiller epidemic
Redwood Community Health Coalition (RCHC) has received a California HealthCare Foundation grant to accelerate work addressing the misuse of prescription painkillers. RCHC and the Sonoma County Department of Health Services will collaborate with stakeholders, including SCMA, to discuss lowering prescription painkiller overuse and overdose deaths in Marin, Napa, Sonoma and Yolo counties.

The Coalition's goals are to increase opioid safety by: 1) Supporting safe prescribing practices through the development and implementation of common opioid prescribing guidelines among primary care provider and hospital emergency departments; 2) Expanding access to buprenorphine treatment for health center patients; and 3) Developing policies, procedures and funding options to ensure access to naloxone for opioid overdose prevention for Partnership Health Plan's high-risk Medi-Cal patients.

For more information, contact:
Mary Maddux-González, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer, Redwood Community Health Coalition
707-285-2970 / mmgonzalez@rchc.net
Karen Milman, MD, MPH
Health Officer, Department of Health Services, Sonoma County
707-565-6625

Operation Access presented All-Star Award
A team of 200 Operation Access (OA) volunteers won the Make a Difference Day All-Star Award, which was presented May 12 in Washington, DC by Gannett and TEGNA Foundations. OA, a San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit organization, coordinates donated specialty medical care for uninsured adults.

Annually, one nonprofit organization in the United States is honored with the All-Star Award for its achievements on Make a Difference Day (MDDay) last October. In 2015, OA provided 78 procedures to 73 uninsured people, a record-breaking day of service for the organization with doctors, nurses, interpreters, and other medical professionals providing services in six medical specialties. Two hundred volunteers, four hospitals, and a surgery center participated in OA's initiative on Make A Difference Day.

The success of Make a Difference Day is attributable to a collaboration between Dr. Gary Barth and OA Program Manager Daniel Rabkin, who built on their achievements with previous MDDay events to catalyze the efforts of a large community for the record-breaking, multi-county event in 2015. Dr. Barth, who leads a team of OA volunteers at the 4th Street Laser & Surgery Center in Santa Rosa, accepted the award on behalf of Operation Access at the ceremony.

Click here to see photos of the award ceremony and here to read the USA Today article.

Center for Well-Being and Sutter residency champions
The Center for Well-Being has partnered with the Sutter Residency Program to designate a champion physician whose role is to 1) develop skills around chronic disease prevention; 2) increase utilization of the Center's chronic disease prevention classes by Vista Clinic patients; and 3) serve as a guest speaker for the Center's diabetes wellness series (among other tasks). The current resident champion, Dr. Andrew Luckett, has been writing monthly blogs about his experiences partnering with the Center. Visit the Center's new website to learn about Dr. Luckett's recent experience at the first annual Heroes for Health Fun Run, a benefit for the Center's youth programs.


PRACTICE RESOURCES & CME

Practice Management Tip of the Month: June
Don't forget: All California physicians with DEA certificates must submit their CURES registration applications by July 1, 2016. CMA has a number of resources for practices, including tips on how to register for CURES 2.0 and an on-demand webinar that walks users through the process. These resources are available at www.cmanet.org/cures. Click here to access the June Tip of the Month.

July 22 seminar: Improve oral health care for pregnant women and infants
Sonoma County medical and dental professionals are invited to attend a no-cost educational seminar and workshop focused on oral health care for pregnant women and infants at the Fountaingrove Inn from 8:30 a.m. to Noon on Friday, July 22. Emcee: Dr. Jayanth Kumar, DDS, MPH, California State Dental Director. See flier for details.


CLASSIFIEDS

Steal my practice. I'm retiring.
Fall in love with practicing medicine again. Proven, profitable weight loss practice in Marin County. Multiple 6 figures, ready to take it to the next level. Work-life balance, time freedom, financial security, relationship-driven practice.

I'm 100% committed to all the support necessary to ensure a smooth transition. Contact for more information or to schedule a visit. Gail Altschuler, MD, 415-309-6258 or drgail@marinweightloss.com.

Free classifieds for SCMA members!
SCMA members can place free classified ads in News Briefs or Sonoma Medicine. Cost for nonmember physicians and the general public is $1 per word. To place a classified ad, contact Susan Gumucio at susan@scma.org or 707-525-0102.


About SCMA

The Sonoma County Medical Association, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association, supports local physicians and their efforts to enhance the health of the community. Founded in 1858, SCMA is affiliated with the California Medical Association and the American Medical Association.

© 2016 SCMA, 2312 Bethards Dr. #6, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

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