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Welcome from MSDC's New Executive Vice President

On August 10, 2018, Robert Hay Jr., CAE, succeeded K. Edward Shanbacker as Executive Vice President of the Medical Society of DC. See the welcome video from Robert Hay, Jr. below.



See the final letter from former EVP Ed Shanbacker.

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.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 27, 2018



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. 

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