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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.
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
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
Special thanks to the Orleans and Jefferson Parish Medical Societies 2019 Installation Dinner-Dance sponsors:
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.
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.
Orleans Parish Medical Society board members, George S.
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
Letter to Dr. Gee: Need sufficient funding to provide Medicaid care
October 5, 2018 Rebekah E. Gee, M.D., M.P.H. Secretary Louisiana Department of Health P. O. Box 629 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629 Dear Dr. Gee, Thank you for taking the time to meet with members of Orleans and Jefferson Parish Medical Society on September 13th at the LCMC Health Conference Center. Those in attendance certainly appreciated the opportunity to learn more about the state of
Louisiana Needs to Raise the Legal Age to Purchase Tobacco Products to 21
Leadership from the Smoking Cessation Trust, Orleans Parish Medical Society and Jefferson Parish Medical Society support and endorse legislation in Louisiana to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21. Raising the age requirement has been made law in six states (Hawaii, California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Oregon and Maine), and in at least 340 U.S. cities. As a result of
Orleans Parish Medical Society (OPMS) and Jefferson Parish Medical Society (JPMS) continuously seek to provide added value to their members. An important aspect of their collaboration is in providing joint continuing medical education (CME) for physicians and medical students. In the next few months, the two organizations will provide CME related to: the opioid epidemic, physician burnout and social determinants in healthcare. The two organizations will also host a meeting in September with Louisiana Secretary
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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.READ MORE »
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