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Physician Wellness Resources During COVID-19 Emergency

PHYSICIAN WELLNESS RESOURCES DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY   Taking care of your own wellbeing in these trying times is something that can’t be overlooked. Physician Wellness is always a concern but it’s particularly important during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Keep yourself safe physically and mentally and review these Physician Wellness resources to help you do so.   Care 4 Caregivers Now  The emotional stress of responding to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic puts the personal and emotional health of front line health care workers at exceptional risk. To provide relief and help alleviate ...

COVID-19 Resources and FAQs for Clinicians in Post-Acute & Long-Term Care

 COVID-19 Resources and FAQs for Clinicians in Post-Acute & Long-Term Care A crowd-sourced collaboration of volunteer physicians in SDCMS. These resources were put together at the request of our members looking for support for physicians practicing in post-acute and  long term care. We have done our best to include links that are updating frequently from reliable sources like the CDC, CDPH, and San Diego County. These are NOT meant to be guidelines or standards of practice. Use all of this at your own risk and discretion. We hope that you use this ...

Ambulatory Physician Practical COVID-19 Resources

AMBULATORY PHYSICIAN PRACTICAL COVID-19 RESOURCES   A crowd-sourced collaboration of SDCMS, Be There San Diego, multiple institutions, and volunteer physicians from San Diego county working in all modes of practice.   These resources were put together at the request of our members looking for support for private practices. We have done our best to include sample workflows, sample language, and links that are updating frequently from reliable sources like the CDC, CDPH, and San Diego County. These are NOT meant to be guidelines or standards of practice. Use all of this at your own risk ...

2020–21 SDCMS Board of Directors (BOD) Elections

2020–21 SDCMS BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTIONS April 1 — May 5, 2020 LEGEND: ⚠Asterisk (*) After Name = Incumbent   ⚠# in Parentheses After Name = Term Length in Years   OFFICERS: President–Elect: Sergio R. Flores, MD (1) Secretary: Toluwalase (Lase) A. Ajayi, MD (1) Treasurer: Nicholas (dr. Nick) J. Yphantides, MD, MPH (1) GEOGRAPHIC DIRECTORS: East County #2: Rakesh R. Patel, MD, FAAFP, CPE* (3) Kearny Mesa #2: Alexander K. Quick, MD* (3) La Jolla ...

2020-21 SDCMS Board of Directors Proposed Slate

2020-2021 SDCMS Board of Directors Election Slate On December 9, 2019, SDCMS’s Nominating Committee convened and is recommending the following proposed slate of SDCMS board of directors candidates for 2020–2021. Officers: ·  President-elect: Dr. Sergio Flores (one-year term) ·  Secretary: Dr. Toluwalase (Lase) Ajayi (one-year term) ·  Treasurer: Dr. Nicholas Yphantides (one-year term) Incumbents Seeking Re-election: ·  At-large Director # 1: Dr. Thomas Savides (three-year term) ·  At-large Director #6: Dr. Marcella (Marci) Wilson (three-year term) ·  At-large Director #8: Dr. Alejandra Postlethwaite (three-year term) ·  At-large Alternate Director # 6: Dr. Vimal Nanavati (three-year term) ·  At-large Alternate Director # 7: Dr. Peter Raudaskoski (three-year term) ·  At-large Alternate Director #8: Dr. ...

On-Demand Webinar Available on Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing for Older Adults

Champions for Health, the non-profit organization for the San Diego County Medical Society, has produced for physicians an on-demand webinar on pain managment and opioid prescribing for seniors. Learn appropriate techniques specifically for your older adult patients. For more information on this education activity and to access this helpful webinar please follow this link: https://championsforhealth.org/pain-management-and-opioid-prescribing-for-older-adults/

SDCMS' 11th 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 San Diego County. Nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, December 31st, 2019.  The winner ...

2020-21 Board of Directors Call for Self-Nominations

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 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 2020. Additionally, for geographic directors, physicians must have their primary practice located within the ...

The California Rare Diseases Caucus Holding an Informational Hearing at State Capitol

The California Rare Diseases Caucus will hold an Informational Hearing today at the State Capitol in Sacramento.  According to Global Genes, a rare disease advocacy organization, there are 7,000 distinct types of rare and genetic disease. It takes, on average, eight years for a rare disease patient to receive an accurate diagnosis. The financial and emotional costs of delayed and inaccurate diagnoses are significant. Rare diseases, although by definition rare, all together affect more people than cancer and AIDS combined. Building awareness of the care and treatment access issues impacting rare disease patients is an important goal. CalRare, a ...