Meet your congressional candidates at Sept. 18 dinner You’re invited to a celebration for Dr. Menachof on Oct. 6 Save the date: meet Assembly District 10 candidates on Oct. 9 All resident physicians at SR Residency join SCMA Board member needed for Redwood MedNet Register now for Latino Health Forum “Santa Rosa Reader” to be featured at Sonoma County Book Festival Top stories from CMA Alert PEOPLE MEDICAL FACILITIES RESOURCES CLASSIFIEDS APPLICANTS ABOUT SCMA Meet your congressional candidates at Sept. 18 dinner Physicians in Sonoma County are invited to meet their congressionalcandidates at a Sept. 18 dinner sponsored by the Marin Medical Society. BothJared Huffman (Democrat) and Dan Roberts (Republican) will be attending thedinner, to be held at Jason’s Restaurant, 300 Drakes Landing Rd., Greenbrae. The event begins with a Meet & Greet Reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinnerand program at 7. The program features interviews with both candidates for thereconfigured 2nd Congressional District, which includes Marin, Sonoma and othercoastal counties up to the Oregon border. Dinner choices include baked salmon, blackened ribeye steak, brandy chickenor mushroom gnocchi. Tickets are just $45 per person. To RSVP and identify yourdinner choice, contact Rachel at 415-924-3891 or email@example.com .You can also fax the form below to 415-924-2749. Sept. 18 MMS Dinnerflyer You’re invited to a celebration for Dr. Menachof on Oct. 6 Local physicians and their families are invited to a celebration in honor oflegendary pediatrician Dr. Lou Menachof’s 50 years of teaching at the Santa RosaFamily Medicine Residency. The celebration--scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. onSaturday, Oct. 6--will be held at the Vista Family Health Center, 3569 RoundBarn Circle, Santa Rosa. Everyone will be given an opportunity to say a fewwords about Dr. Menachof. Snacks and beverages will be served, and music will beplayed. Musicians are encouraged to bring an instrument and join in thefestivities. Please RSVP to Beth Pardo at 707-583-8801 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Save the date: meet Assembly District 10 candidates on Oct. 9 Physicians in the 10th Assembly District--which includes Petaluma, Santa Rosaand Marin County--are invited to meet the two candidates for the district onTuesday evening, Oct. 9, at a private home in Marin County. The event, to beheld at 195 La Cuesta Dr. in Greenbrae, begins with wine and hors d’oeuvres at6:30 p.m., followed by candidate interviews with Allen (7 to 7:30) and Levine(7:30 to 8). RSVPs are required . To RSVP, contact Rachel at 415-924-3891 or email@example.com .The event is cosponsored by SCMA, the Marin Medical Society, and the Marin andSonoma chapters of the California Academy of Family Physicians. All resident physicians at SR Residency join SCMA All of the resident physicians at the Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residencyhave been accepted as members of SCMA. The residency achieved 100% participationdue to the efforts of Program Director Dr. Jeff Haney, Deputy Director Dr.Walter Mills, and Dr. Anthony Lim. SCMA thanks the residency program for itssupport of organized medicine. Board member needed for Redwood MedNet Redwood MedNet, a nonprofit health information exchange based in Ukiah, isseeking a physician to serve a 3-year term on its board of directors. The termwill begin in January 2013. Meetings are held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on thethird Friday of each month. Most board members participate by conference call;the actual meeting is held at the Ukiah Valley Medical Center. Interestedphysicians should contact Will Ross at 707-462-6369 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Register now for Latino Health Forum Registration is open for the 20th annual Latino Health Forum, to be held atthe Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa on Oct. 11, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Theconference, which is cosponsored by SCMA and several other local organizations,has sold out the past two years, so early registration is recommended. Toregister, visit www.latinohealthforum.org . The theme of this year’s forum is “Living a Healthy Life: Now and in theFuture.” Speakers include Francisco Gonzalez, a professor of Latin AmericanStudies at Johns Hopkins University; Herb Schultz, regional director of the U.S.Dept. of Health and Human Services; and Robert Garcia, founding director of TheCity Project, an advocacy organization in Los Angeles. Breakout sessions willcover perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, diabetes research, and several othermedical and political topics. For a complete list of topics, see the attachedbrochure. Latino Health Forum brochure “Santa Rosa Reader” to be featured at Sonoma County Book Festival “The Santa Rosa Reader,” a book by Dr. Rick Flinders published earlier thisyear by SCMA, will be featured at the Sonoma County Book Festival on Saturday,Sept. 22. The annual festival, held in downtown Santa Rosa, showcases localauthors and publishers. The book, subtitled “A Personal Anthology from the Family MedicineResidency,” features articles and memoirs from Dr. Flinders’ long career at theresidency. The paperback version costs just $9.95, and more than 200 copies havealready been sold. All proceeds benefit the residency program. To purchase acopy from SCMA, call Rachel at 707-525-4375, or send in the order form below.The book is also sold at local bookstores and online retailers, including Amazonand Barnes & Noble. An eBook version is available as well. Santa Rosa Reader order form Top stories from CMA Alert Here are the top stories from the latest CMA Alert, the California MedicalAssociation’s biweekly email newsletter. For a free subscription, visit www.cmanet.org/cma-alert . Could you be contracted with the state’s new exchange plans? Blue Shield to exit Healthy Families program statewide CMA member named chair of Assembly Health Committee CMA leadership working with California congressional members to plan for contentious lame duck session FFAQ: What is an NPI number and how do I get one? PEOPLE Thirteen more physicians have joined the Annadel Medical Group, bringing itstotal membership in Sonoma County to 50 doctors and 10 nurse practitioners. Thenew recruits include gastroenterologists Dr. Joshua Beirne and Dr. MichaelLustberg ; ob/gyns Dr. Julie Clark and Dr. Anthony Kosinski ; internist Dr. JoelPaine ; family physicians Dr. Scott Chilcott and Dr. Marisha Lockwood-Chilcott ;hospitalists Dr. Jeannette Curie , Dr. Philippe Edouard and Dr. Daljeet Samra ;and intensivists Dr. Aaron Hegg , Dr. Greg Houghton and Dr. Hyun Kang . TheAnnadel group is affiliated with St. Joseph Health. Past SCMA President Dr. Jan Sonander , a Santa Rosa family physician, was voted“best doctor” in the recent “Best of Sonoma County” competition sponsored by thePress Democrat. More than 1,800 readers voted in the competition, which includeddozens of categories, from “best picnic spot” (Armstrong Woods) to “best placeto get married” (Trentadue Winery). Past SCMA presidents Dr. Catherine Gutfreund and Dr. Clinton Lane wereinterviewed on the Aug. 24 edition of “This Week in Politics,” a weekly radioshow on KSVY (91.3 FM) hosted by retired lobbyist Ron Willis. The show was partof a series on health care reform. Current SCMA President Dr. Walt Mills isscheduled to be interviewed for the Aug. 31 edition of the show. MEDICAL FACILITIES Tom Harlan, a veteran health care executive, has been named CEO of Palm DriveHospital . During his 35-year career in the Bay Area, Harlan has served as senioror chief executive at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center and Chinese Hospitalin San Francisco, and at John Muir Medical Center in Concord. RESOURCES The second annual Conference on Integrative Medicine for the Underserved willbe held at Santa Clara University from Sept. 6 to 8. The conference, worth up to19.5 Category 1 credits, is subtitled “Taking integrative medicine out of theboutiques and into the streets.” Sessions will focus on affordable integrativeapproaches to common chronic diseases, evidence-based best practices, andcommunity activism for underserved populations. Conference fees range from $179to $269 and include meals. To register, visit www.im4us.org . Medicare is recruiting primary care physicians and cardiologists for a Cardiac Population Health Program to improve the health of patients withcardiovascular disease. Participating doctors will gain access to severalresources to help improve care for these patients, including assistance withqualifying for PQRS (physician’s quality reporting system) payments. All programassistance is provided at no cost. Enrollment forms and an information sheethave been posted at www.scma.org/resources . For more details, contact Shanti Wilson of theHealth Services Advisory Group at 916-217-7078 or email@example.com . Medical students are invited to attend the CMA Medical Student LeadershipConference on Sept. 15 at UC Irvine. The conference will focus on how physicianscan become champions for a healthy California. Topics include implementation ofhealth reform, improving patient safety, and getting involved in communityservice. To register, contact Thomas Lawson at 916-551-2078 or firstname.lastname@example.org . The following CMA webinars are scheduled for September. Webinars begin at12:15 p.m. and run until 1:15 or 1:30. To register, visit www.cmanet.org . Seminars are free for CMA members and their staff ; cost for nonmembers is $99 per person. Guide to reviewing payor contracts (Sept. 5) Effective eBilling (Sept. 6) Impact of ICD-10 (Sept. 12) Creating and implementing financial and office policies (Sept. 19) CLASSIFIEDS Family medicine positions available Family medicine positions available with Annadel Medical Group in Sonoma County.Contact James.DeVore@stjoe.org . Office space, Santa Rosa Small suite for lease. 800 sf. Reception, business office, 3 rooms, SummerfieldRd. on Sutter/Warrack campus. Contact Connie, 707-525-0211. SCMA members get free classifieds! 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 aclassified ad, contact Erika Goodwin at email@example.com or 707-548-6491. APPLICANTS Wynnelena Canio, MD , Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Geriatric Medicine, 401Bicentennial Way, MOBE 2nd floor #270, Santa Rosa 95403, 393-3274, Fax 393-3498,firstname.lastname@example.org, Ross Univ 2006 Carolyn Cole, MD , Emergency Medicine, 401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa 95403,393-4800, Fax 393-4741, email@example.com, SUNY Brooklyn 2008 Henry Flores, MD , Surgery*, General Surgery, 401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa95403, 393-4090, Fax 393-4557, firstname.lastname@example.org, Univ Minnesota 1994 Shawn Hsieh, MD , Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*, Sports Medicine*, 3975Old Redwood Hwy. MOB 5, #152, Santa Rosa 95403, email@example.com, St. LouisUniv 2007 Patricia May, MD , Surgery*, Hospice & Palliative Medicine*, 401 BicentennialWay, Santa Rosa 95403, 393-3251, firstname.lastname@example.org, Chicago Med Sch 1990 Afshin Mohammadi, MD , Neurology*, 401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa 95403,571-3923, Fax 571-3941, Shiraz Univ 2000 Roxanne Rapan, MD , Anesthesiology, 401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa 95403,393-4000, Fax 393-4717, email@example.com, Mount Sinai Med Sch 2004 Brian Vukelic, MD , Family Medicine*, 401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa 95403,393-4000, Fax 393-4558, firstname.lastname@example.org, Univ Washington 2009 * = board certified; italics = special medical interest 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.