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Founded in 1878, the mission of Orleans Parish Medical Society is to serve as the voice of and advocate for the medical profession in the Greater New Orleans area for the benefit of patients and the community, and to be the primary proponent of the ethical practice of medicine.

Orleans Medical Society's heritage is rich and woven into the fabric of New Orleans. Its impact has been felt in the public health arena as a leader in polio eradication, the smoking cessation movement, and EMS protocol development and oversight. In the medical practice environment, OPMS, together with the Louisiana State Medical Society, has advocated for significant legislative and regulatory reform to help physicians address the changes which have come with third-party insurance and government mandates.

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  • CME: Provider Well-Being | July 18th +

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    How would you describe your state of well-being? Perhaps the thought hasn’t crossed your mind, but it should. With the challenges in healthcare today, providers may need a little push to stop and make themselves a priority. 

    Members of Jefferson Parish Medical Society and Orleans Parish Medical Society are invited to attend a CME program & dinner 

    Topic: Provider Well-Being, Speaker: Pamela J. Parsons, MD

    Thursday, July 18th, 6:30pm, Andrea's Restaurant and Capri Blu Bar,

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  • HIV Seminar | June 12th +

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    To Register:

    1. Click Here for Registration

    2. Select "Attendee Registration" and Enter Activity Code: 23933078

    This is a CME/CNE/CPE activity for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and pharmacists.

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  • May/June issue of Healthcare Journal of New Orleans +

    Why membership in OPMS is important to NOLA physicians

    Members proudly discuss some of the many benefits of joining Orleans Parish Medical Society.

     

    Established over 140 years ago, Orleans Parish Medical Society has always played an important role in supporting the unique needs of physicians and their patients in the Greater New Orleans area," - said George S. Ellis, Jr., M.D., 2018-2019 President, OPMS.

    When it comes to providing healthcare, there’s no city in the

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  • 2019 Installation Dinner-Dance Photos +

    George S. Ellis, Jr., MD, President (2018-2019), Orleans Parish Medical Society, addressed physicians and their guests at the 2019 Installation Dinner-Dance. Dr. Ellis thanked Board Members Jefferson Parish Medical Society and Orleans Medical Society Alliance leadership and provided insight into the OPMS mission, vision and strategic plan for the future.

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    Sitting: Juan Gershanik, MD, president-elect; George S. Ellis, Jr., president. Standing: Roger Smith, MD; Jay Shames, MD; Rene Loupapre, III, MD; William LaCorte, MD; William

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  • Louisiana Medicaid Presents: +

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    Louisiana Medicaid is updating the quality performance measures tracked by Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs). Updated measures will become effective January 1, 2020, to align with the start date of new MCO contracts. If you are a Medicaid stakeholder, we want to hear what you think! Join Orleans Parish Medical Society and Jefferson Parish Medical Society at this public forum on February 20th at Children's Hospital New Orleans to share your experiences with and recommendations

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  • 2019 Legislative Mixer +

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  • Thank You Sponsors! +

    Special thanks to the Orleans and Jefferson Parish Medical Societies 2019 Installation Dinner-Dance sponsors:

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  • Roger Smith, MD named to LSMS 'Hall Of Fame' +

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    Congratulations to Roger Smith, MD, Orleans Parish Medical Society (OPMS), Board Member and past President (right), named to the Louisiana State Medical Society's 'Hall Of Fame'. Patrick Breaux, MD, OPMS Board Member and past President (left) did the honors at the 2019 LSMS House of Delegates Meeting.

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  • JPMS/OPMS Caucus of Delegation +

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    Jefferson Parish Medical Society president, Gabe Riviera, MD, and Orleans Parish Medical Society president, George S. Ellis, Jr., MD, plan for Louisiana State Medical Society's 2019 House of Delegates last night at the JPMS/OPMS Caucus of Delegation at Ralphs On The Park. OPMS and JPMS advocate on behalf of physicians and their patients to improve health and the practice of healthcare in the Greater New Orleans Area.

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    Orleans Parish Medical Society board members, George S.

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  • Dr. Gerald Berenson, creator of Bogalusa Heart Study and LSU cardiology professor, dies at 96 +

    barenson Dr. Gerald S. Berenson, creator of the famous Bogalusa Heart Study and Boyd professor of cardiology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, died Thursday while visiting family in Houston. He was 96. 

    Berenson was an internationally known physician-scientist whose work helped shaped doctors' understanding of the causes of heart disease. 

    A native of Bogalusa, he led the Bogalusa Heart Study, one of the most significant studies of the development of heart disease, diabetes

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Alert - Extortion Scam Targeting DEA Registrants - February 21, 2019

DEA is aware that registrants are receiving telephone calls and emails by criminals identifying themselves as DEA employees or other law enforcement personnel. The criminals have masked their telephone number on caller id by showing the DEA Registration Support 800 number. Please be aware that a DEA employee would not contact a registrant and demand money or threaten to suspend a registrant’s DEA registration.

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If you are contacted by a person purporting to work for DEA and seeking money or threatening to suspend your DEA registration, submit the information through "Extortion Scam Online Reporting” posted on the DEA Diversion Control Division’s website, www.DEADiversion.usdoj.gov.

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WHEN IT COMES TO PROVIDING HEALTHCARE, no region in the country has dealt with more unique environmental, sociological, and cultural challenges than those experienced by the Greater New Orleans area. Poverty, crime, drug addiction, teen pregnancy, low levels of education, and natural disaster have plagued it for decades. Hurricane Katrina caused a major brain drain in the medical community, and yet there are over two thousand physicians replenishing the area. Poor health indicators, including a high smoking rate, morbid obesity, and alcoholism, contribute to the high incidence of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and mental health issues.