Download PDF Here SCMA NEWS Fall dinner Oct. 15 features CMA's Elizabeth McNeil Drs. Clendenin, Warner & Elboim to receive SCMA awards Covered California "Lunch & Learn" #2, Oct. 24 Win an iPad through "Passport to Participation" Sonoma Medicine focuses on "Medicine & Politics" Latino Health Forum Oct. 16 APPLICANTS BE PREPARED FOR PROP. 46: VOTE NO RESOURCES MEDICAL ORGANIZATIONS CLASSIFIEDS ABOUT SCMA SCMA NEWS Fall dinner Oct. 15 features CMA's Elizabeth McNeil CMA's Elizabeth McNeil is the featured speaker at a specialSCMA dinner on Wednesday evening, Oct. 15. Topics include VoteNo on 46 campaign and a federal legislative update. The special dinner will be held at the Fountaingrove Inn in Santa Rosa and isfree for SCMA members. Spouses, guests and nonmembers are $40 each. The eveningbegins with a wine reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 6.Dinner choices include Ceasar salad, choice of grilled chicken, grilled salmonor pesto penne, and chocolate fudge cake. To RSVP, contact Rachel Pandolfi at 707-525-4375, email@example.com or download the flier and fax to 707-525-4328. Drs. Clendenin, Warner & Elboim to receive SCMA awards Three Sonoma physicians will receive OutstandingContribution awards at the annual SCMA Awards Dinner on Dec. 2. The awards willbe presented to: Dr. Joe Clendenin, a retired familyphysician, for Outstanding Contribution to the Community. Dr. LaurelWarner, an infectious disease physician, for Outstanding Contributionto Sonoma County Medicine. Dr. Charles Elboim, a surgeonwith a special interest in breast diseases, for Outstanding Contribution toSonoma County Medicine. All physicians are invited to the Awards Dinner,which runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Vintner's Inn, 4350Barnes Rd. in Santa Rosa. The evening begins with a social hour at 6 p.m.,followed by dinner and the awards presentation. Tickets are free for SCMAmembers; spouses, guests and nonmembers are $50 each. To RSVP, contact RachelPandolfi at 707-525-4375 or firstname.lastname@example.org .Mail orders can be sent to SCMA, 2901 Cleveland Ave. #202, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.To download event flier, click here. Covered California "Lunch & Learn" #2, Oct. 24 Over 25 medical office personnel attended the July lunchtime presentation inSanta Rosa, and requested a second opportunity to learn more about CoveredCalifornia 2015 and the impact on physician practices. Join us Friday,Oct. 24, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. for updated 2015 enrollment informationand demographics, identifying qualified health plans within the exchange, andpractice management tips. To RSVP and reserve your place, download the event flier. For questions or more information, contact RachelPandolfi at email@example.com or707-525-4375. Win an iPad through "Passport to Participation" To encourage physician collegiality and the advancement of community health,PASSPORT TO PARTICIPATION acknowledges Sonoma County physicians' activeengagement with SCMA, CMA and community activities by awarding points forparticipation. In addition to recognition for exemplary involvement, an iPadwill be awarded to the winner at the end of the fiscal year. Click here to learn more. Sonoma Medicine focuses on "Medicine & Politics" "Medicine & Politics" is the theme of the fall issue ofSonoma Medicine, with a federal update, a report on Covered California, and thelatest on Prop. 46 including a pull-out poster for your office and more. Theissue also features special reports on tick-borne infections and the new SutterHospital, and articles on electromagnetic hypersensitivity, high-intensityfocused ultrasound, and techniques for changing patient behavior. Watch for the magazine in the mail the second week of October. It willalso be emailed and posted at www.scma.org . Latino Health Forum Oct. 16 The 22nd annual Latino Health Forum runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. onThursday, Oct. 16, at the Flamingo Conference Resort in Santa Rosa. All localphysicians, medical professionals, and students interested in medical careerswere invited to attend. Registration is now closed, and the forum is sold out. Please visit www.LatinoHealthForum.org to sign up for next year's conference. APPLICANTS Alisa Awtry, MD, Family Medicine, 3569 Round Barn Cir., Santa Rosa 95403,UC San Diego Nathalie Boittin, MD, Family Medicine, 3569Round Barn Cir., Santa Rosa 95403, Perelman Sch Med Margot Brown, MD, FamilyMedicine, 3569 Round Barn Cir., Santa Rosa 95403, UC San Francisco JoelCharles, MD, Family Medicine, 3569 Round Barn Cir., Santa Rosa 95403, UnivWisconsin Melissa Coleman, MD, Pediatrics*, 3925 Old Redwood Hwy., Santa Rosa95403, Harvard Med Sch 2008 Phoebe Mar Devitt, MD, Family Medicine, 3569Round Barn Cir., Santa Rosa 95403, Univ Wisconsin Serena Edwards, MD, FamilyMedicine, 3569 Round Barn Cir., Santa Rosa 95403, Univ Iowa Pirouz Fakhraei,MD, Internal Medicine*, Hospice & Palliative Medicine*, 401 Bicentennial Way,Santa Rosa 95403, Azad Univ 2005 Francheska (Sevy) Gurule, MD, FamilyMedicine, 3569 Round Barn Cir., Santa Rosa 95403, Univ New Mexico LauraKromann, MD, Family Medicine, 3569 Round Barn Cir., Santa Rosa 95403, Texas A&MMed Coll Kristin Montalvo, MD, Psychiatry*, 3554 Round Barn Blvd., Santa Rosa95403, Uniformed Services Univ 1999 Edna Prieto, MD, Family Medicine, 3569Round Barn Cir., Santa Rosa 95403, UC San Francisco Tania Rezai, MD, FamilyMedicine, 3569 Round Barn Cir., Santa Rosa 95403, Stanford Univ RobertSchulman, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*, Pain Medicine*, 440 BohemianHwy., Freestone 95472 Daniel Whitesides, MD, Family Medicine, 3569 Round BarnCir., Santa Rosa 95403, UNC Sch Med Ellie Wiener, MD, Family Medicine, 3569Round Barn Cir., Santa Rosa 95403, Icahn Sch Med Michael Yoo, MD, InternalMedicine*, Pediatrics*, 401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa 95403, Emory Univ 2007 * = board certified BE PREPARED FOR PROP. 46: VOTE NO Get the facts at www.Noon46.com. Click here to watch the "No on 46" ads. Order lab coat cards, " No on 46" buttons, posters, bumper stickers, and brochures in English and Spanish. Click here to order them now--Free Shipping! (Or download Order Form.) Coordinate a meeting with your medical group. We guarantee a speaker! Contact Cynthia Melody at 707-525-4375 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Wear your "No on 46" button. Put a "Vote No on 46" yard sign in front of your office and at your home. We have crateloads at MMS and will deliver. Just call us at 707-525-4375. A pull-out poster will be in the fall issue of Marin Medicine with articles, charts, the order form and more. Watch for it. Talk with your colleagues, patients, friends, family, neighbors, the checkout person at the store, etc. about Prop 46: Increased costs; Losing your Doctor; Threatening your privacy. RESOURCES Oct. 18 Perspectives on Pediatric Orthopaedics. Pediatricians, familypractice doctors, physician assistants and nurses will meet in Sacramento for aCME seminar hosted by the orthopaedic faculty at Shriners Hospitals forChildren-Northern California, located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento.The all-day event runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 CME credits are available.The cost is $90 for physicians, $60 for nurses and physician assistants.Registration fee includes all conference materials, continental breakfast andlunch. Call 916-453-2191 or send email email@example.com. Oct. 28 Managing Pain Safely Forum. Partnership HealthPlan of Californiais hosting an all-day forum offering an opportunity for providers, prescribers,quality leaders and staff to learn how others in our communities are managing tobalance the use of opioids for healing while avoiding harm. The forum will beheld at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and topicsinclude opioid overuse as a public health issue, rational and irrational use ofopioids, alternatives to opioid treatment, broaching the subject of overuse withpatients, and the art and very little science of tapering. The registration feeis $40 and $60. Click here for details and to register. Oct. 30 IMQ 2014 Medical Staff Conference. The Institute for Medical Quality isoffering physicians leading a medical staff this one-day conference thatprovides a foundation of knowledge, techniques, and best practices to help themsucceed. 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits available. The location is the EmbassySuites SFO Waterfront Hotel in Burlingame, CA (near San Francisco InternationalAirport). For more information, visit IMQ.org; to register, click here. MEDICAL ORGANIZATIONS Sutter Health donates former Warrack Hospital to SAY. SutterHealth announced its donation of the former Warrack Hospital to Social Advocatesfor Youth (SAY) to advance SAY's mission to provide education and housing forat-risk Sonoma County youth. SAY's newly named Dream Center will operate theformer hospital building serving Sonoma County youth with proven counseling,employment, and education services. In addition, the Dream Center will offer upto 63 new units of affordable housing for imminently homeless, former fosteryouth aged 18-24 years old. In order to transform the campus from hospital tohome, an extensive interior remodel is scheduled to begin over the wintermonths. Operations at the Dream Center are expected to begin in late 2015. Kaiser Permanente has awarded Community Benefit grants to 27Sonoma nonprofit organizations. The grants, ranging from $7,500 to $20,000,support efforts to address some of the most crucial health issues in SonomaCounty. The 2014 grantees are: California Parenting Institute, CatholicCharities of Diocese of Santa Rosa, Centro Laboral de Graton, Community & FamilyService Agency, Community Action Partnership Sonoma County, Community Child CareCouncil Sonoma County, Community Garden Network of Sonoma County, CommunityMatters, Council on Aging, County of Sonoma Department Health Services SafeRoutes to School Matching Grant, Healthy Community Consortium (HC2), InterfaithSustainable Food Coalition, Jewish Community Free Clinic, La Luz Center,LifeWorks of Sonoma County, Lomi Psychotherapy Clinic, Mentor Me Petaluma,Northern California Center for Well-Being, PDI Surgery Center, Petaluma PeopleServices Center, Bounty Hunters Community Network, Redwood Community Health,Redwood Empire Food Bank, School Garden Network of Sonoma County, SOS CommunityCounseling, Valley of the Moon Children's Services, Verity, and YWCA of SonomaCounty. CLASSIFIEDS Seeking sublet for rent Seeking medical office for subletin Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, or Petaluma. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-839-8399. Open house welcomes Dr. Khurram Abbass The medical community is invited to an open house welcoming Khurram Abbass, MDand his staff to the area on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 7:30p.m. at 750 Las Gallinas Ave. Ste. 110 in San Rafael. Dr. Abbass is aboard-eligible rheumatologist and board certified in internal medicine. Herecently completed his rheumatology fellowship at the University of Minnesota.For more information, contact Dr. Abbass at 415-785-7154, email@example.com .Visit his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/drkhurramabbass . SCMA members get free classifieds! SCMA members can placefree classified ads in News Briefs or Sonoma Medicine. Cost for nonmemberphysicians and the general public is $1 per word. To place a classified ad,contact Susan Gumucio at firstname.lastname@example.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 thecommunity. Founded in 1858, SCMA is affiliated with the California MedicalAssociation and the American Medical Association. Visit us at www.scma.org. Check here for the fall issue of Sonoma Medicine magazine,available in early October.