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CMA Surveying Physicians to Better Understand Burnout and Professional Fulfillment

CMA Surveying Physicians to Better Understand Burnout and Professional Fulfillment The California Medical Association’s (CMA) new Well Physician California (WPCA) initiative is conducting a longitudinal survey of California physicians across all modes of practice and specialties to better understand the landscape of physician burnout and professional fulfillment. Responses will guide future efforts to develop resources and interventions for the betterment of the medical profession and the care and well-being of patients. The statewide survey will begin in San Diego. The survey consists of validated instruments that measure key aspects related to ...

Top Doctors 2019

2019 ELECTION: MAY 6 — JUNE 17   SAN DIEGO COUNTY PHYSICIANS   The San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS) invites you to participate in the selection process for “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” — Top Doctors 2019. The SDCMS leadership wishes this process, while not perfect, to be fair, open and honest for physician peers selecting the top 5% of active San Diego County physicians. Several years ago we significantly improved the selection process to ensure a more proportionate representation ...

2019-20 SDCMS Board of Directors Elections

2019–20 SDCMS Board of Directors (BOD) Elections: April 9 – May 7, 2019 NOTES:     Asterisk (*) After Name = Incumbent     •     # in Parentheses After Name = Term Length in Years OFFICERS: President-elect: Holly B. Yang, MD, MSHPEd, HMDC, FACP, FAAHPM (1) Secretary: Sergio R. Flores, MD (1) Treasurer: Toluwalase (Lase) A. Ajayi, MD (1) GEOGRAPHIC DIRECTORS: East County #1: Heidi M. Meyer, MD* (3) Hillcrest #1: Kyle P. Edmonds, MD (3) Hillcrest #2: Steve H. Koh, MD (3) Kearny Mesa #1: Anthony E. Magit, MD, MPH (2) North County ...

2019-20 SDCMS Board of Directors Proposed Slate

2019-2020 SDCMS Board of Directors Elections Slate On December 3, 2018, SDCMS’s Nominating Committee convened and is recommending the following proposed slate of SDCMS board of directors candidates for 2019–2020. Officers: President-elect: Dr. Holly Yang (one-year tern) Secretary: Dr. Sergio Flores (one-year tern) Treasurer: Dr. Toluwalase (Lase) Ajayi (one-year tern) Incumbents Seeking Re-election: AMA Alternate Delegate: Dr. Mihir Parikh (three-year term) At-large Director # 5: Dr. Steven Hayden (three-year term) At-large Alternate Director #2: Dr. Steven Chen (three-year term) At-large Alternate Director #4: Dr. Albert Ray (three-year term) North County Geographic Director #2: Dr. ...

2019-20 Board of Directors Call for Self-Nominations

On November 6, 2018 in Board of Directors SDCMS Member Physicians: The SDCMS Nominations Committee announces the annual call for nominations to the SDCMS board and officer positions. The committee will meet in December and prepare a slate of candidates for approval by the board next year and election in the spring. To be eligible for service on SDCMS's 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 2019. Additionally, for geographic directors, physicians ...

Top Doctors 2018

Top Doctors 2018 Election: May 7 – June 18 SAN DIEGO COUNTY PHYSICIANS:  The San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS) invites you to participate in the selection process for “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” — Top Doctors 2018.  The SDCMS leadership wishes the selection process, while not perfect, to be fair, open and honest for physician peers selecting the top 5% of active San Diego County physicians.  Several years ago, we significantly improved the selection process to ensure a more proportionate representation between modes of practice — balancing the selectees between very large groups ...

2018-2019 SDCMS Board of Directors Elections

2018–19 SDCMS Board of Directors (BOD) Elections: April 10 – May 1 (12pm), 2018 Notes: (*) After Name = Incumbent • # in Parentheses After Name = Term Length in Years Officer Candidates: President-elect James (Jim) H. Schultz, MD, MBA, FAAFP (1) Secretary: Holly B. Yang, MD (1) Treasurer: Sergio R. Flores, MD(1) Geographic Director Candidates: Kearny Mesa #1: Jamie M. Jordan, MD (3) La Jolla #1: Laura H. Goetz, MD (3) North County #1: Patrick A. Tellez, MD, MPH, MHSA* (3) North County #3: Veena A. Prabhakar, DO (3) South Bay ...

9th Annual SDCMS "Outstanding Medical Office Manager" Contest

SDCMS' 9th Annual "Outstanding Medical Office Manager" Contest is now accepting nominations!   SDCMS wants to recognize San Diego County's most outstanding medical office manager / practice administrator, i.e., someone who goes above and beyond his or her job description, who anticipates problems before they arise, who works efficiently with the practice's time and resources, and who strikes the right balance between exercising control and boosting morale when supervising staff. SDCMS Member physicians can nominate their office managers by explaining in writing (up to 600 words) why their office manager is the BEST in ...

8 Ways to Know if You Should Participate in the Quality Payment Program

By Jack Cheevers, Public Information Officer, Region 9, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services You may have heard that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is reviewing claims and letting practices know which clinicians should take part in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). MIPS is an important part of the new Quality Payment Program. The Quality Payment Program works to make Medicare better by keeping patients at the center of healthcare while paying clinicians based on their performance. It replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate formula, which threatened ...

2017 SDCMS Board of Directors Election Results

Congratulations to Our Elected Board Members for 2017–18  Officers: President-elect: David E.J. Bazzo, MD, FAAFP Secretary: James “Jim” H. Schultz Jr., MD, MBA, FAAFP, DiMM Treasurer: Holly B. Yang, MD  Geographic Directors: East County #2: Rakesh R. Patel, MD, FAAFP East County #3: Jane A. Lyons, MD Kearny Mesa #1: Sergio R. Flores, MD Kearny Mesa #2: Alexander K. Quick, MD La Jolla #2: Marc M. Sedwitz, ...