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NYCU June 21, 2022

  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2022 PHYSICIANS: This past week the San Diego County Medical Society made history when installing its new leadership at the historic “Abbey on Fifth”. Toluwalase (Lase) Ajayi, MD became our President. She is only the ninth woman, and first African–American woman, in our 152–year history to serve as President. Dr. Ajayi succeeds Sergio R. Flores, MD who has served SDCMS and our member physicians ably this past year and now assumes the role of Immediate Past President on our Board. Nicholas (dr. Nick) J. Yphantides, MD, MPH is our ...

NYCU May 24, 2022

  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2022 PHYSICIANS: The Governor yesterday signed the historic MICRA Modernization Law. This is the first significant revision to MICRA in decades and is a win for physicians and their patients. It prevents a potential hindrance on access to health care for Californians. San Diego’s own Robert E. Wailes, California Medical Association President issued a letter to members after the signing of the MICRA Modernization Law. Dr. Wailes states: Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 35 (MICRA Modernization) into law, and in doing so finalized an achievement few thought ...

NYCU May 10, 2022

  TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2022 PHYSICIANS: A historic development is occurring regarding MICRA. The California Medical Association has played a crucial role these past few decades in defending MICRA from the trial lawyer lobby and protecting patient access and preventing physicians from being driven out of medicine by exploding insurance premiums which has occurred in some other states. San Diego's own Robert E. Wailes, California Medical Association President issued a letter which discusses this important new development regarding California’s MICRA Law. Dr. Wailes explains: For decades, California’s landmark medical malpractice laws have successfully struck ...

NYCU April 26, 2022

  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2022 PHYSICIANS: The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is hosting a Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 30th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at various locations throughout the county. Drop–off sites will take expired, unused, and unwanted medications, but no sharps. The locations will be:   Imperial Beach Sheriff’s Substation at 845 Imperial Beach Blvd   Poway Sheriff’s Station at 13100 Bowron Rd   San Marcos Sheriff’s Station at 182 Santar Pl   Alpine Sheriff’s Station at 2751 Alpine Blvd We are looking forward to bringing together hundreds of physicians, distinguished guests and local, state, and ...

NYCU March 29, 2022

  TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2022 PHYSICIANS: It’s with great excitement that we can announce SDCMS is holding its Annual Rendezvous Gala in–person for the first time in two years on Friday, June 3rd, from 6:00 to 10:00 PM at The Abbey on Fifth. We will welcome our new President, Toluwalase (Lase) Ajayi, MD and thank Sergio R. Flores, MD for his service as our President during this past year. More information on this wonderful event can be found HERE. As part of a grant funded through the San Diego HHSA on Academic Detailing ...

NYCU March 15, 2022

  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2022 PHYSICIANS: As part of a grant funded through the San Diego HHSA on Academic Detailing for Licensed Prescribers of Opioids, Champions for Health is requesting your participation in an evaluation of CURES 2.0 and Opioid Attitudes among licensed prescribers of opioids. This survey will provide valuable insight into physician prescribing patterns and CURES 2.0 platform usage. As a practicing physician in San Diego County, Champions for Health would appreciate your input in this brief 10–minute survey. As an incentive, five survey participants will be randomly selected to win ...