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NYCU November 29, 2022

  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2022 PHYSICIANS: Today is #GivingTuesday and we hope that you will put San Diego County Medical Society Foundation dba Champions For Health at the top of your list to help. Champions for Health addresses the unanswered healthcare needs of low–income and uninsured San Diego County residents. Since 2008, Champions for Health has facilitated over $24 million in pro bono specialty care, procedures, and surgeries in collaboration with a network of physicians, hospitals, and clinics across San Diego County. These life–saving services have been provided to more than 6,500 patients ...

NYCU September 27, 2022

  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2022 PHYSICIANS: The San Diego Blood Bank has recently issued an urgent call for blood donations, particularly from type O negative and O positive blood donors, as the supply of both blood types has hit critically low levels. SDBB has repeatedly issued urgent calls for blood donations this year but it’s unusual for them to have such a specific and severe blood type shortfall. Regardless of your blood type, there are several things that we in the medical community can do to better support the San Diego Blood Bank in ...

NYCU August 30, 2022

  TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2022 PHYSICIANS: A couple of weekends ago San Diego County Medical Society hosted a retreat for our Board of Directors. It was good to be back in person. Our new President, Toluwalase (Lase) Ajayi, MD has provided a report on the event: The SDCMS 2022 Board of Directors retreat was held in beautiful Palm Springs on August 20–21st. This year’s retreat started with a session that focused on preparing for the next pandemic utilizing digital health technologies and addressing health disparities. The session panelists included: Dr. Melissa Campos from San ...

NYCU July 6, 2022

  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2022 PHYSICIANS: Come mingle, socialize, and network with your colleagues, and be sure to bring your spouse/significant other to our next physician networking opportunity and mixer on Thursday evening, July 28, 2022, 5:30 — 8:30 PM, at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Liberty Station. Complimentary hor d’oeuvres 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 soon, and please spread ...

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 ...