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MSDC Installs a New President and Ushers in New Era

The Medical Society would like to thank the many members of the physician community who attended the 2018 Annual Meeting and Reception on October 19, 2018 at the Cosmos Club. Evening highlights included: installation of MSDC President Raymond Tu, MD; a physician leadership panel on disruptive forces in healthcare and the importance of physician leadership; recognition of inspiring leaders from DC's medical community: Daniel Perlin, MD; Anthony Ibe, MD; Neal Barnard, MD; The GW University Hospital & The GW Medical Faculty Associates; Damani McIntosh-Clarke; Nicole Mullings; Theresa Thomas; Ishmael Williams. Read new EVP Robert Hay Jr's message to attendees. and 2018-19 MSDC President Raymond Tu, MD's message to attendees.

As part of MSDC's new vision, multiple groups are being formed to advance the profession of medicine in the District. Whether your interests lie in policy, physician health or public health, or if you are a female physician or bright young physician, you can get involved. Learn more or sign up here.

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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Your Voice, Your Advocate

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



"Why You Should Register with the PDMP", by the AMA Opioid task Force Chair and President-elect

Register with the  DC Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.



This Council Period, there are a series of bills related to the opioid epidemic under consideration by the City Council, and the Medical Society is addressing their impact on physicians and patient care. Contact MSDC with questions.



According to a report by the American Enterprise Institute, DC ranked 2nd behind West Virginia in terms of the economic burden caused by the epidemic, and just ahead of third-place Maryland when measured by the per-capita cost.

The CDC found that opioid overdose deaths are increasing in nearly all parts of the population. Washington, DC had the highest increase in fatalities.


Avoid Medicare Payment Delays!

Starting Sept. 1, registered Novitasphere users will have to change their online password at https://www.novitasphere.com at least once every 30 days — not every 60 days as is the current requirement — to be considered active. 

 Violence and Physician Speech

MSDC remains concerned about violence against physicians, health care professionals, and their patients. Read MSDC's statement on violence and physician speech.

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