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MCMS Installs New Officers
Dr. Jay E. Rothkopf was installed as the 167th president of the Montgomery County Medical Society. Officers for 2016-2018 are Jay E. Rothkopf, MD (president); Walter Klein, MD (president-elect); Joseph Grisafi, MD (vice president); Jennifer Lorine, DO (secretary); and Jay E. Rothkopf, MD (treasurer).  Additionally, Sherry Blumenthal MD and Steven Shapiro DO were appointed to the MCMS Board of Directors. New Jersey physician advocates and innovators Dr. John Eck and Dr. Alieta Eck spoke at the June 7 Annual Membership Dinner about the importance of political advocacy in and outside the exam room. Nine physicians were honored that evening for 50 years of medical service: Randall W. Bell, MD FACS; Richard J. Carella, MD; Albert T. Derivan, MD; Anthony J. Fugargo, DO; Jack Lebeau, MD; Ronald Liebman, MD; Arthur B. Lintgen, MD; Stephen Pripstein, MD; and Eli W. Zucker, MD.
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MCMS Physician Coming Your Way
The Spring issue of MCMS Physician is a must read. You should have your copy in the mail by now. The cover story “Impairment or Incompetence” looks at how a physician may or may not address a colleague that clearly lacks the skills to take care of patients. Is there a “white coat” code of silence? Unfortunately, silence can impact effective patient care. Read more.
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Contributions to the Medical Student Scholarship Fund Appreciated
In honor of the MCMS members who have practiced medicine for 50 years, several attendees to the June 7 Annual Membership Dinner made tax-deductible contributions to the MCMS Medical School Student Scholarship Fund. Thank you scholarship donors – William Bothwell, MD; Judith Bucko; H. James Day, MD; George R. Green, MD; William Lander, MD; Mark Lopatin, MD; Lee S. Miller; Mark Pyfer, MD; Jay Rothkopf, MD and Anne Saris Stevenson, MD. Each year, MCMS awards scholarships to first year medical school students from Montgomery County. For 2015, two $2,500 scholarships were awarded to Quan “Jack” Chen, The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton; and Gregory T. Woods, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Mich. Contributions are taken throughout the year.
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Thank You Corporate Sponsors
MCMS is fortunate to have financial support from corporate leaders in our community. Such support helps us to have an unforgettable annual membership dinner. Many thanks for Natixis Global Asset Management, Silver sponsor; Nixon Uniform Services and Medical Wear, Bronze sponsor and Technological Medical Advancements LLC Diowave Laser, Bronze sponsor.
MCMS Delegates Needed for PAMED HOD
Are you happy with the way things are in health care? If not, here’s your opportunity to affect change. If you want to learn more about organized medicine and how policy is crafted, you can join the MCMS delegation at the 2016 PAMED Annual Business Meeting (HOD), Oct. 21-23 in Hershey. MCMS can send 11 delegates and up to 11 alternates. The meeting is free to members and offers free CME. The MCMS delegation includes William Bothwell MD, Nicole Davis MD, James Goodyear MD, George Green MD, Joseph Grisafi MD, Ahashta Johnson MD, Jennifer Lorine DO,Carl Manstein MD, Mark Pyfer MD, Jay Rothkopf MD, and James Thomas MD. If interested, contact MCMS Executive Director Toyca Williams, (610) 878-9530 or e-mail montmedsoc@verizon.net. MCMS will reimburse for lodging and provide a stipend for each day of attendance.

Submit Articles to MCMS Physician
Do you have a flair for writing? Are you passionate about medical matters? Submit an article to be published in MCMS Physician magazine. Articles should be health care related and human interest articles written by and/or about our members, medical issues that impact our physician and general communities, general hospital and health care news, Society and member news, and PAMED advocacy and practice management content. The deadline to submit articles for the summer issue is June 30. Submissions and inquiries should be sent to Toyca Williams, MCMS Physician Deputy Editor, mailto:montmedsoc@verizon.net.
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Free Day at Philadelphia Zoo
MCMS members and their families are invited to a family-friendly event at the zoo on July 24. Hosted by the early career psychiatrists of the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society, the first 100 registrants receive free admission and a $20 voucher for zoo concessions or gift shop. Tickets must be reserved by July 19. To learn more, visit the PPS web site.
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Wanted: Part-time Medical Director
The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is seeking a part-time medical director to attend quarterly tuberculosis meetings, review and authorize standing orders for vaccines, sexually transmitted infection testing, tuberculosis diagnostic tests and naloxone. The part-time medical director would also attend quarterly child death review meetings, monitor the implementation of the naloxone standing order and respond to public health emergencies. For more information, the position has been posted on the County’s website. 

FDA Approves Buprenorphine Implant for Opioid Dependence Treatment
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Probuphine, the first buprenorphine implant for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. In PA, there is an increased focus on the "warm hand-off," which ensures that patients identified with an opioid addiction be offered a treatment plan. PAMED resources on the issue include CME and this blog on the warm hand-off process from emergency physician and PAMED member Kristen Sandel, MD.

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Need the Tools to Lead a Health Care Team?
The Pennsylvania Medical Society's (PAMED's) 2016-2017 Year-Round Leadership Academy offers the tools you need to succeed. Scholarships are again being offered to physicians who want to participate in PAMED's popular, comprehensive leadership training. It's your chance to learn more about communication, building effective teams, negotiation, strategic planning and decision making, resolving conflict, and more. Have you thought about a program like this but hesitated due to the cost? Now is the perfect time to give leadership education a try.

 

Get Updates on ABCs of Health Care from ACA to HIPAA to MACRA
Did you miss PAMED's recent spring practice manager meetings? If so, you can still catch up on the latest news by watching this archived webcast. Get the latest Medicare/Medicaid, legislative, and regulatory updates for Pennsylvania physicians and practices. The webcast is free for PAMED members. Learn more.

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Latest Medical Mystery
No two days are alike in any medical practice. Each day brings new patient challenges, some fairly simple to resolve and others not so. The Philadelphia Inquirer readers want to know more about the medical mysteries that physicians encounter. If you have a medical mystery to share, contact Charlotte Sutton, Inquirer Health and Science Editor, csutton@philly.com.


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