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MSDC President Highlights Physician Advocacy

MSDC President Carla C. Sandy issued a midyear update on the Medical Society's physician-led advocacy on pressing legislation and bills impacting the practice of medicine in DC. MSDC's leadership represents physicians on the issues of physician reimbursement, burdensome insurer protocols, licensure and more. Read Dr. Sandy's Midyear Update.

Dr. Sandy was also named a leading female physician in the Chesapeake Physician magazine. The magazine featured her in its annual review. The Medical Society congratulates Dr. Sandy on this recognition and her leadership and service to the DC physician community.


District of Columbia Advocacy

The Medical Society represents the physicians and patients of the District in discussions with the City Council, DC's Department of Health and Board of Medicine and other members of the medical community. The Medical Society has been reviewing numerous healthcare bills and is working with key stakeholders on multiple fronts.


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DC Advocacy

MSDC represents the physicians and patients of the District of Columbia in discussions with DC's City Council, Department of Health, Board of Medicine and others in the medical community. READ MORE

National Advocacy

MSDC works closely with the American Medical Association (AMA), and state and specialty medical societies to educate Congress and federal agencies on issues important to physicians and their patients. READ MORE

Local Implementation of the ACA

As health system reform evolves, MSDC ensures it is implemented at the local and regional levels in ways that support the patient-physician relationship and promotes public health in our Nation's Capital. READ MORE

Have You Completed Your 3 HIV/AIDS CME Requirement  for Licensure Renewal?     
The DC physician licensure renewal period opens on October 1, 2016, and physicians must comply with a 3 HIV/AIDS CME requirement. 

To help MSDC members meet the requirement, the Medical Society is offering free and low­-cost educational opportunities. Contact the Membership Department (202-466-1800, duryea@msdc.org) to learn about these and other member benefits.

Are You an Out-of-State Physician with a DC License Who Needs to Complete 3 HIV/AIDS CME?

Ask about Associate membership.

The following physicians recently joined or rejoined MSDC:

Philip Candilis, MD

John Dombrowski, MD
(Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine)

James F. Loomis, MD
(Internal Medicine)

Mario Giovaccini
(Medical Student)

WVSMA Establishes Disaster Relief Fund to Aid Flood Relief Efforts

In the wake of the tragic and devastating floods that hit West Virginia late last week, the West Virginia State Medical Association (WVSMA), through its West Virginia Medical Foundation (WVMF), has established a special disaster relief fund to collect donations to support the ongoing relief efforts throughout the state.

Read this message from WVSMA President Paula Taylor, MD for details on the relief effort.



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