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SDCMS Challenges Supervisors to Defend Dr. Wooten

The Executive Committee of the San Diego County Medical Society today sent each Member of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors the following letter:    June 25, 2020   Hon. Greg Cox, Chair Hon. Diane Jacob Hon. Kristin Gaspar Hon. Nathan Fletcher Hon. Jim Desmond   San Diego County Board of Supervisors County Administration Center 1600 Pacific Coast Highway San Diego, CA 92101   Dear Supervisors: On behalf of the San Diego medical community, we are writing to express the deep concern and tremendous sense of outrage felt by physicians throughout our county. We are ‚Äčextremely disappointed by the failure of the Members of the ...

SDCMS Expresses Strong Support for Public Health Officers

The San Diego County Medical Society Executive Committee issued the following statement today:  "The San Diego County Medical Society strongly supports our California public health officers. SDCMS joins the California Medical Association, California Academy of Family Physicians, and State Senator Richard Pan, MD, in calling for support and protection of our public health officers, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Seven county public health officers have resigned since mid-April, the most recent was Dr. Nicole Quick in Orange County who was harassed and threatened for requiring mask use in public to help prevent ...

In Solidarity: Physicians Condemning Racism of All Kind

In Solidarity: Nationwide Physicians Condemning Racism of All Kind A Message from SDCMS President Holly Yang   Earlier this week, our Executive Committee released a statement against racial injustice [READ HERE]. We know our community is hurting and that words are important, but do not suffice. Many of us are asking what we can do as individuals and as a health care community to create change in ourselves and our systems. Here are some resources we are aware of that may ...

SDCMS Statement on Racial Injustice.

The San Diego County Medical Society Executive Committee issued the following Statement on Racial Injustice Today:    "The events in the week after George Floyd’s murder at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis have once again brought to light the deep distress in our country caused by repeated incidents of mistreatment of people of color by law enforcement and the criminal justice system. While we commend the dedication, sacrifice, and values of the profession of law enforcement, we cannot ignore the issues of racism and police violence and their traumatic ...

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. ...