Keeping You Connected

The SCMA and MLCMS keep you up to date on the latest news,
policy developments, and events

rss

January 2018

From the Desk of: Wendy Young, Executive Director

Providing member value is a top priority to the SCMA Team! If you have suggestions or want to be more engaged in the local physician community: 

Please call or email me directly at:
707-525-4141 |
exec@scma.org

 

Happy New Year 2018

Recovery Resources Event for Physicians and Medical Staff - Dinner

Question? Comments? Concerns?Mark Your Calendar!

Fire Recovery Resources for the Medical Community 

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time:  6:00-9:00 PM

Location: Exchange Bank
Andrew J. Shepard Building
444 Aviation Blvd. | Santa Rosa, CA 

Cost:  No Charge - dinner included.

SCMA is pulling all the resources together into one evening just for you.  We have lots of questions and concerns related to rebuilding after the Firestorm of October 2017.  This way when the insurance guy says, "Well, you need to ask the builder or speak to the City of Santa Rosa." The panel can answer questions on the spot, and we can all move forward more efficiently.  Attendees will leave with valuable information and numerous resources for making the most of their 2018 plans for recovery and rebuilding. 

Panelists include: 
Financial: Exchange Bank
Legal: Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery
Engineering: Debris clean up and erosion control
Building Contractor
Insurance: Bruce Okrepkie
Structural Engineer: MKM & Associates
Architect: Jaime Stich
City of Santa Rosa City Council Member
City of Santa Rosa Permit Department: Gabe Osborn
County of Sonoma: Tennis Wick, Permit Department

Preparing for the workshop: Please send your questions in advance to exec@scma.org by Jan. 10, if possible. I will share all advance questions with the panelists so they can be prepared to answer questions that are relevant to your concerns.  This is not meant to be just a panel of talking heads. This is a panel of experts designed to get our medical community moving forward and allaying recovery concerns.  

Note: Please share this program with anyone in our community whom you believe may benefit from this information. All are welcome to attend.  

RSVP to rachel@scma.org or by calling (707) 525-4375.


NORCAL MUTUAL Ad


Sonoma MedicineSonoma Medicine Wants to Hear Your Story! 

The Winter 2018 issue if Sonoma Medicine is currently in process. The topic is the 2017 Firestorms in Sonoma County, the challenges and successes of our medical facilities and the recovery process in 2018 for many in our medical community. If you have stories or photos that you would like to share with our community, please email me at exec@scma.org or call the SCMA office at (707) 525-4375. 

Advertising space is still available in this extended issue.  Call us for details and pricing.

Interested in serving on the Sonoma Medicine Editorial Board? This is the year to get involved!  Please call me at (707) 525-4375 for details.  

Click here to view the Fall 2017 Sonoma Medicine Online


Links to Firestorm videos/articles I thought you might be interested in:
Focal Point: How hard was California hit by the wildfires?
Sutter Santa Rosa Staff Helping to Save the Day | 2017 Wildfires
FIRESTORM: The First Hours - Sutter Hospital
Santa Rosa firestorm tests local health care services
Santa Rosa obstetrician saved newborns as his home burned during Santa Rosa fire
Oakland hills fire survivors' advice for Wine Country: 'You can't rush it'
Hospital shoulders the load as two others in Santa Rosa close
Nurse turned Petaluma fairgrounds into medical clinic during Sonoma County fires
Nurse turned Santa Rosa nurses who lost their home to fire welcomes new arrival of Hope
I Believe - Christina Perri
9-Year-Old Amputee Who Survived California Wildfires Joins Ellen DeGeneres

Sharing is Caring!

Dr. Bailey donated a collection of her custom 100% Natural household and personal care productsDr. Cynthia Bailey  - Thank you! 

Dr. Bailey donated a collection of her custom 100% Natural household and personal care products to SCMA to distribute to physicians who lost their homes in the Firestorms.  To see her full line of products, click on the product photo to the right. 

 


See 2017 Holiday Gala photos

BULLETIN BOARD

SCMA NEW MEMBERS/APPLICANTS 

William Chernoff, MD, Otolaryngology*, Cosmetic Surgery, 1701 Fourth St. #100, Santa Rosa, Univ Saskatchewan

RRGI, Redwood Radiology Group, Inc., 121 Sotoyome St., Santa Rosa
Vivek Sahani, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Univ New Jersey

SJHMG, St. Joseph Health Medical Group
Benjamin Dickey, MD, Family Medicine, 2323 Bethards Dr., Santa Rosa, Med Coll Wisconsin
Chad Krilich, MD, Family Medicine*, 1165 Montgomery Dr., Santa Rosa Tufts Univ 2001

TPMG, 3900 Lakeville Hwy., Petaluma      
Thienly Huynh, DO, Family Medicine*, Touro Univ
Jaclyn Klekman, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Med Coll Wisconsin
Tamar Segev, DO, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Midwestern Univ Coll Osteo Med

TPMG, 401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa                             
Lakshmi Aggarwal, MD, Internal Medicine*, Drexel Univ
Benakar Batista, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology*, Univ Connecticut
Melinda Carol, MD, Occupational Medicine, Drexel Univ
Radha Chirumamilla, MD, Internal Medicine*, Virginia Univ
Miriam Davis, MD, Emergency Medicine*, Jefferson Med Coll 
Colin Iberti, MD, Internal Medicine, Mt. Sinai Sch Med 
William Kerridge, MD, Diagnostic Radiology, Wayne State Univ
Audra Lehman, MD, Family Medicine, Univ Tel Aviv 
Maayan Lieberman, MD, Psychiatry*, Saba Univ                                                
Jaime Martinez MD, Family Medicine*, Univ Caribbean                             
Matthew Olsen, DO, Internal Medicine, Kirksville Coll Osteo Med
Robert O'Malley, MD, Internal Medicine, Drexel Univ
Tejas Patel, MD, Diagnostic Radiology, Univ Illinois           
Aurora Selpides, MD, Family Medicine, UC San Francisco 
Pocholo Selpides, MD, Family Medicine, UC San Francisco 
Olga Sokolova, MD, Psychiatry*, Ural State Med Univ
Dane Stevenson, MD, Emergency Medicine
Duc Tien, MD, Otolaryngology, UC Los Angeles    
Bridgit Travinsky, MD, Internal Medicine, Tulane Univ
Anshu Vashishtha, MD, Rajasthan Univ
Victor Wong, MD, Plastic Surgery, Boston Univ

* = Board Certified | Italics = Medical Interest

BULLETIN BOARD/CLASSIFIED ADS

Multiple Houses for Rent to Physicians: SCMA is maintaining a list of homes from people whom are willing to rent their homes only to our community. Please contact SCMA at (707) 525-4375 if you are looking still looking for a place to call home. Our list includes large homes, small homes, rooms for rent, cottages for rent, etc. located in Healdsburg, Windsor, Santa Rosa, Petaluma and Bodega Bay.

Office Space for Rent: Beautiful office for lease in medical complex: Prime location in Santa Rosa with easy parking; prix fixe lease includes full amenities (wi-fi, PG&E, janitorial, maintenance). Ready-made practice opportunity via neighboring referrals. Contact Kendy Fallentine at 707-544-0141.

BULLETIN BOARD

ICD Codelink Databases Ad

CMA Ad

Sutter Medicl Group of the Redwoods Ad

Click here to access on-demand webinars, recorded from the live CMA broadcasts.

I am still learning -michelangelo


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

October 2016

Download PDF Here

News


November election ballot measures

CMA's Board of Trustees has approved positions on several ballot measures for the November 2016 election. Visit cmanet.org to see comments and endorsements.



Drs. Minkoff, Barth and Nied to receive SCMA awards Dec. 6

Three physicians will be honored at the annual SCMA Awards Dinner: Dr. Jerry Minkoff, for Outstanding Contribution to Sonoma County Medicine; Dr. Gary Barth, for Outstanding Contribution to the Community; and Dr. Rob Nied, for Outstanding Contribution to SCMA. Partnership HealthPlan will receive a Recognition of Achievement, and the Article of the Year award recipient will soon be determined. Tickets are FREE for SCMA members. For more details and to RSVP, see the SCMA Awards Dinner invitation.


Just published! Fall Sonoma Medicine

The fall issue of Sonoma Medicine has been mailed and features articles on epidemiology. Read about Zika and other emerging arboviruses; ending the HIV epidemic in Sonoma County; diabetes prevention: stemming the tide; chronic disease: building a new approach; and public health epidemiology: the demand for high-quality, cross-sector data.

You can view the PDF and text versions at scma.org. Call Susan Gumucio at 707-525-0102 to subscribe or request additional print copies.


Oct. 25: Physician Aid-in-Dying forum

In June, California became the fifth state to allow physicians to prescribe medication for terminally ill patients who wish to end their lives through provisions of the End of Life Option Act. SCMA's Physician Aid-in-Dying Task Force is hosting a meeting at Partnership HealthPlan on Oct. 25 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. to discuss requirements of the California End of Life Option Act. Attendees will also hear first-hand about the "Oregon Experience," a panel discussion, and wrap-up with an understanding of the resources needed for physicians and their patients. The $20 cost includes registration and dinner, sponsored by Partnership HealthPlan. Reservations are required; seating is limited to 50. Please RSVP to rachel@scma.org.

Advertisement

Oct. 25: Operation Access Healthy Spirits volunteer celebration

Join this festive event at Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The evening will include live music, craft beer and wine, a gourmet banquet, and an awards presentation celebrating medical volunteers and partners who received the national Make A Difference Day All-Star Award from USA Today. In lieu of a set ticket price, give what you can to support OA and volunteers' work. Click here for details and tickets.


SCMA applicants

Welcome, new SCMA/CMA members!

SMGR
Gary McLeod, MD,
Family Medicine*, 131B Stony Circle, Santa Rosa, UC San Francisco
Peter Valenzuela, MD, Family Medicine*, 717 Center St., Healdsburg, Univ Texas

TPMG - 401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa
Lian-Song Chen, MD, Pathology*, Hunan Med Coll 1986

*board certified


PEOPLE

Operation Access is recognizing the following physicians at the Healthy Spirits Volunteer Celebration Oct. 25: Dr. Allen Cortez, 2016 Legacy Award Honoree; Dr. Jay Belani, 2015 Unsung Hero Award Honoree; Dr. Joel Erickson, 2015 Spirit Award Honoree; Dr. Allan Hill, 2015 Champion Award Honoree; and Dr. Susana Gonzalez, 2016 Champion Award Honoree. See article above for event information.

Advertisement

PRACTICE RESOURCES & CME

Seeking business development strategies for your practice?
SCMA is pleased to offer 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 (PMF) offers a wide array of activities and access to information covering issues and areas of common interest. Click here to learn more about joining the forum.

Nov. 7: "New Laws for 2017 and How They Will Affect Your Practice"
Reserve your spot now for this PMF lunchtime seminar that will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Partnership HealthPlan in Santa Rosa (495 Tesconi Circle). The $20 cost includes a complimentary lunch. Open to all, but RSVPs are required. See registration form for details.

Advertisement

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. For more information, contact Liseth Magana at latinohealthforum@gmail.com or see latinohealthforum.org.

CMA Practice Management Tip of the Month
"Proactive scheduling strategies can reduce disruptions and long patient wait times"
is the focus for October. Click here to download CMA's tip sheet.


CLASSIFIEDS

Fertility clinic for sale - Santa Rosa
Revenue $1.7 million on 32 MD hours/week. 3,800 square feet includes OR, 3 exam rooms, 9 offices/private, 2 storage rooms, embryology lab, and blood/sperm lab, plus kitchen. Very attractive, atrium-style building. Independent appraisal available; photos available. Offered at $815,000. Contact Medical Practices USA for more information at Info@MedicalPracticesUSA.com. 800-576-6935.

Medical weight-loss practice for sale / 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

September 2016

September 2016

Download PDF Here

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.

- Advertisement -

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.

- Advertisement -

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

- Advertisement -

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.

-- Advertisement -

ICD10 CodeLink

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

Your Ad Here! Call (707) 525-0102