Physician Thought Leadership

Physician Thought Leadership Resource Center

Part of our role as a professional medical society is to be a resource provider for our members.  We are fortunate to have created partnerships and alliances with organizations that seek to provide educational and support materials that can be support of our member’s efforts to provide the best in care to their clients.  We encourage our members to engage with the content presented here and reach out to the providers should they wish more information and support.  



Health and Wellness Resources
Vida Fitness


VIDA Fitness, the Health and Wellness Partner for MSDC's Healthy Physician Program, is working to continuously improve the health and wellness of our healthcare professionals and their patients. We believe that exercise and nutrition are critical components of the health care continuum along with a restful night’s sleep. VIDA Fitness provides each new client with a personalized onboarding service to set realistic goals and identify potential roadblocks.  We have worked with our Medical Advisory Board to create a referral pathway for physicians and medical providers to help their patients make long-term lifestyle changes.  One example is the Evolve Wellness Program, which is our approach to comprehensive wellness. 

Evolve is an insurance eligible, results driven program available virtually or in person.  Each participant receives an initial assessment, personalized attention, and group socialization throughout the 12-week program.  VIDA’s board-certified registered dietitians lead each session and participants have unlimited access to our exercise facilities and group fitness classes.  Click here for a full program overview.  Most CareFirst members pay nothing out-of-pocket.  Non-CareFirst members may use Health Savings or Flex Spending Account (HSA/FSA) funds for the program.

For more information, visit or contact:

Aaron Moore
Director of Operations
Office: (202) 939-2566


The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is leading a revolution in medicine—putting a new focus on health and compassion.
Through initiatives such as our annual International Conference on Nutrition in MedicineContinuing Medical Education in nutrition, and Nutrition Guide for Clinicians resource, we are actively engaging with physicians and medical students to provide a better understanding and application of nutrition in medicine.

And we are also building a new way of viewing research. Since 1985, the Physicians Committee has been working tirelessly for alternatives to the use of animals in medical education and research and advocating for more effective scientific methods.

Our staff of physicians, dietitians, and scientists is working with policymakers, industry, the medical community, the media, and the public to create a better future for people and animals. Learn more at
Practice Management
Diamond Financial 401k Plan
Med Chi Network Solutions


Perla is a one-stop site to help you find trusted legal, accounting and other advisors with healthcare experience for your practice.  Perla offers:
* vetted, trusted advisors only
* a variety of areas of expertise (legal, finance and banking, accounting, practice management, and more) in one place
* simple design that is free to use (for MSDC members)
* NEW: guide to physician employment agreements

The MSDC portal is open! Visit (Login required)


MSDC is pleased to offer an association-sponsored 401k Multiple Employer Plan (MEP). This Group 401k/Profit Sharing Plan is a great way to potentially save money and time and minimize risk on your plan by reducing administrative costs, administrative duties and fiduciary responsibilities. Generally, 401k / Profit Sharing plans are priced on the size of a plan, but with this MEP, MSDC was able to negotiate pricing of a $15 Million plan for smaller $1-3 Million plans. Should you wish to learn more about how this plan can lower costs and streamline the administration of your practice’s 401k/Profit Sharing Plan, please contact our plan representative Chris Burgos at 302.366.0366 or

MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, created MedChi Network Services (MNS) to offer management services to improve practice revenue. Contact us to learn how we can provide credible, physician-centric resources to help your independent group thrive. Tel: 888-507-6024 Email:

Financial Planning
Merrill Lynch
Asset Strategy


Our Medical Specialty Group provides a dedicated team with tailored solutions to meet the unique financial needs of physicians and their practices. Of particular interest today is Practice Strategic Alternatives.


Contact: Michelle Hughes, Vice President - Client Advisor, 202.879.6302


Our team (The Hasenberg Hartsock Group) provides the service and attention of a boutique-like firm while delivering the resources of a global platform.

    Contact: Mohanad (Moe) Elhag, 202-659-7272,

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    Technology for your practice
    Dr First


    Hologic is a global medical technology company specializing in women’s health and well-being. We offer innovative solutions for screening, detecting and treating conditions and diseases that affect women throughout their lives, including breast, gynecological, and skeletal issues; cervical cancer testing; and sexually transmitted diseases.  As a science-driven company, our products are backed by clinical evidence, ensuring that they perform as intended, so healthcare professionals can have greater certainty in their decisions and patients, greater peace of mind.


    CRISP DC is a regional Health Information Exchange (HIE) serving the District of Columbia. We are a non-profit organization advised by a wide range of stakeholders who are responsible for health care throughout the region. Participating in a health information exchange offers a system-wide view of the care your patients receive across the District.

    Our main goal is to is to deliver the right health information to the right place at the right time —providing safer, timelier, efficient, effective, equitable, and more patient-centered care. We are committed to ensuring that District providers are securely sharing data to facilitate better patient care, reduce costs, and improve overall health outcomes.

    For more information on CRISP DC log onto

    babyscripts-logo_horizontalBabyscripts’ three-tiered approach to virtual maternity care allows providers to deliver risk-specific care to pregnant mothers at any time, in any place. The first tier consists of a digital education layer delivered via a mobile app, with daily gestational-age and practice-specific, customizable content extending through one year postpartum. The second tier enables remote management of pregnant patients dependent on risk, including low-risk, hypertension, postpartum hypertension, gestational diabetes, mental health, and social determinants of health, alerting the provider through a trigger system to enable risk management and intervention. The third tier brings the insurer into the equation in a collaboration between care team and payer, solving some of the structural issues of care coordination and access to care, improving outcomes while reducing cost. For more information on the Babyscripts Virtual Maternity Care and to schedule a demo, click here. To access additional resources on best practices from Babyscripts, subscribe to our Virtual Care Resource Center and explore our webinar library.

    DrFirst-Healthiverse-Logo-PrimaryDrFirst, a pioneer in healthcare technology offers HIPAA-compliant telehealth and video conferencing as part of its award-winning care collaboration and secure messaging platform, Backline. MSDC Members receive a discounted rate on Backline.

    Backline is quick to set up and easy to use by both physicians and patients.  Initiate a video session without requiring a patient to download an app, complete a cumbersome registration process, or pay upfront before speaking with their physician. Physicians can use their PC or smartphone to engage with patients. Plus, Backline’s HIPAA security and extensive use cases make it a must-have even after the coronavirus crisis ends.
    Medical partners
    Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
    Atlantic Health Partners


    The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group is made up of more than 1,600 doctors responsible for providing exceptional medical care to Kaiser Permanente members. We are the largest integrated, multi-specialty medical group in the Mid-Atlantic. Owned and led by our physicians, our medical group has a unique relationship with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. We choose to work exclusively with one insurance company instead of many, and the insurance arm of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan contracts only with us. Mid-Atlantic Permanente and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan serve the community as Kaiser Permanente. Mid-Atlantic Permanente provides care in more than 50 specialties at more than 40 medical centers, facilities, and hospitals in Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, and Baltimore.

    pfizer 2021

    For information on the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, see this Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers (May 20, 2021)

    Janssen-logo-2019Creating a future where disease is a thing of the past.
    We are Janssen, the Pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson. We are focused on treating and preventing some of the most complex and devastating diseases of our time in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases & vaccines, cardiovascular & metabolism, and pulmonary hypertension. We pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found. Learn more at
    AHP-Logo-HORIZONTALAtlantic Health Partners is MSDC's vaccine buying partner to support member immunization efforts. AHP offers most favorable vaccine prices, terms, and purchasing support. 

    For information about the program please contact Jeff or Cindy at 800-741-2044 or