TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2019 PHYSICIANS: As we approach the end of the year, we are preparing for a year–long commemoration of the 150 th Anniversary of the founding of the San Diego County Medical Society. The January issue of San Diego Physician will present our first feature on SDCMS' founding in a wonderful article by Dr. James Grisolia , a 40–year SDCMS member, with the help of SDCMS staffer Sue Fledderjohn , our own in–house historian. 2020 will also be an exciting year as we enter a new decade of working successfully on behalf of San Diego County physicians and their patients. A reminder that we are holding the 11 th Annual SDCMS “Outstanding Medical Office Manager” contest . SDCMS wants to recognize San Diego County's most outstanding medical office manager/practice administrator. SDCMS Member physicians can nominate their office managers by explaining in writing (up to 600 words) why their office manager is the BEST in San Diego County. Nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, December 31 st , 2019 . The winner will receive a $200 gift card and recognition as San Diego County's Medical Office Manager for 2019! Contest results will also be published in the February 2020 issue of San Diego Physician magazine. Please email your nominations to Hanna.Basler@SDCMS.org . Remember, only submissions from physician members will be considered. All of us at the San Diego County Medical Society want to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday and look forward to a Happy New Year! We hope you are able to enjoy some quality time with family and friends. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … CAHAN Health Advisory Update: Severe Myonecrosis and Wound Botulism Associated with Black Tar Heroin ? CLICK HERE Docs Rally at Tijuana Border: ‘Let Us Vaccinate Detainees’ ? CLICK HERE Accessing Medical Records Improves Patient Care, But Only 10% of Patients Do So ? CLICK HERE Syringe Exchange Floated as Possible Way to Fight STD Increases in San Diego County ? CLICK HERE CMA Warns New Surprise Billing Proposal Would Limit Patient Access to In–Network Physicians and Increase Costs ? CLICK HERE Analysis: In Medical Billing, Fraudulent Charges Weirdly Pass as Legal ? CLICK HERE Congress Poised to Ban Tobacco Sales to Anyone Under 21 ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … JAN 23-26, 2020 : 17 th Annual Scripps Natural Supplements Conference: An Evidence Based Update, Hyatt Regency, La Jolla ? CLICK HERE FEB 13, 2020 : 6–8:30pm, SDCMS Physician Networking Opportunity and Mixer, National Geographic Fine Arts Gallery, La Jolla ? CLICK HERE APR 2-5, 2020 : California Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Paradise Point Resort, San Diego ? CLICK HERE JUN 19, 2020 : 6–10:30pm, Save the Date! SDCMS 150 th Anniversary ‘Rendezvous’ Gala, The Abbey on 5 th , San Diego ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts ? READ HERE Podcast ‘What the Health?’ Legislate–A–Palooza ? LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!