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NYCU February 21, 2024

  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2024 PHYSICIANS: The San Diego Braver Angels Alliance is hosting ‘Skills for Disagreeing Better’, a free workshop Saturday, March 16th from 10am to Noon. The program goals include developing understanding of the values and concerns of people who differ from you politically; building better skills for listening in a way so that the other person feels heard; and better skills for sharing viewpoints in a way so that the other person might hear — even if they disagree. You can REGISTER HERE. REGISTRATION FOR SAN DIEGO’S TB PREVENTION EDUCATION ...

NYCU February 6, 2024

  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2024 PHYSICIANS: The American Heart Association and Sharp HealthCare will be hosting a virtual community conversation on heart attack and heart failure in women, specifically, what to look out for and ways to prevent heart disease. ‘Community Conversation: Pregnancy, Maternal Health & Your Heart’ will be tomorrow, February 7th, at 6pm. They will have guest speakers Dr. Joanna Adamczak, who is a physician in maternal fetal medicine at Sharp Mary Birch, and Dr. Marin Nishimura, who is a physician in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine at Sharp Grossmont Hospital. ...

NYCU January 23, 2024

  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2024 PHYSICIANS: It is with sadness that I share Paul K. Raffer, MD has passed at the age of 76 after a courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Raffer was not only a distinguished former leader for San Diego County Medical Society but earned a reputation as a knowledgeable and compassionate physician. He had a solo private practice for decades in Chula Vista. He was also a talented musician and singer, which he enjoyed sharing at community events. Dr. Raffer was predeceased by his wife Donna. He is survived by ...

NYCU December 19, 2023

  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2023 PHYSICIANS: The SDCMS Nominations Committee has announced the annual call for nominations to the SDCMS board and officer positions. The committee will meet in January and prepare a slate of candidates for approval by the board later that month and election in the spring. To be eligible for service on the SDCMS Board of Directors, physicians must have been active members of SDCMS for at least two years as of the date of assumption of duties: June 2024. Additionally, for Geographic Directors, physicians must have their primary practice ...

NYCU August 15, 2023

  TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2023 PHYSICIANS: Today the California Medical Association’s grassroots campaign for our sponsored bill, SB 598, to support Prior Authorization Reform, will launch. Here’s the link to the campaign: cmadocs.org/sb598 Your help is needed! This is an urgent priority that affects all California physicians. The bill will be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee soon, we want to illustrate the overwhelming support from physicians to reduce the prior authorization burdens. Please note that CMA has won a significant victory in expanding the Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program for California ...

NYCU October 12, 2022

  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2022 PHYSICIANS: Please join your colleagues at our next physician networking opportunity and mixer on Thursday November 3rd, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in La Mesa. Come mingle, socialize, and network with your colleagues, and be sure to bring your spouse / significant other — complimentary pizza and drinks will be provided. There is no charge for current society members or their guests to attend this hosted event as included in SDCMS’ benefit offerings. Space is limited and RSVPs are required, so REGISTER NOW, ...