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  • Doctors’ Day Celebration +

    Congrats to the following Orleans Parish Medical Society members celebrating 50 years as physicians at the Orleans Medical Society Alliance’s Annual ‘Doctors’ Day Celebration’: (sitting left to right) Larry Hollier, M.D.; Raoult Ratard, M.D.; (standing) Philip Daroca, M.D.; Roger Smith, M.D.; Hebert Marks, M.D.; Kenneth Adatto, M.D..

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    Roger Smith, MD, (center) ‘03 President, Orleans Parish Medical Society, was honored on Sunday, April 22, 2018, for 50 years as a physician by George Ellis, MD (left)

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  • ‘Meet-And-Greet’ AMA President-Elect Barbara McAneny, MD +

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    Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 6 PM - 8 PM

    New Orleans Area physicians and medical students gathered last night for a "Meet-And-Greet" and presentations from health experts featuring from left to right: John Wales, MD, President, Jefferson Parish Medical Society (JPMS); Barbara McAneny, MD, President-Elect, American Medical Association; Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP, Medical Director of Care Transformation, LCMC Health; Hallet Watz, MD, Chief Medical and Compliance Officer, MedData; and George Ellis, MD, President, Orleans Parish Medical

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  • Dr. George S. Ellis, Jr., begins his term as President of Orleans Parish Medical Society and welcomes six new board members +

    Dr Ellis pic 250 NEW ORLEANS, LA, February 1, 2018 - George S. Ellis, Jr., MD, has begun his two-year term as President of Orleans Parish Medical Society (OPMS) this month and welcomes six new board members. Dr. Ellis served as president-elect from 2016 through 2017. He replaces Royce Dean Yount, MD, cardiologist, who served as President from 2016 through 2017.

    Dr. Ellis is an ophthalmologist who specializes in Pediatric Eye Diseases and Adult Strabismus. After completing a residency in Ophthalmology

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  • Your Opinion Counts +

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    OPMS Members,

    Do you want to help improve the practice of medicine in Louisiana? Orleans Parish Medical Society wants to put your ideas into resolutions for the 2018 meeting of the Louisiana State Medical Society House of Delegates. Any solutions you suggest could become a new law or regulation to improve medical practice in Louisiana.

    Please email your ideas to OPMS jpittman@opms.org by Monday, October 30th.

    Thank you. -- Jim P.

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  • Joining Orleans Parish Medical Society just got EASIER! +

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    NOLA physicians, medical residents and medical students can now enroll or re-enroll online at OPMS.org.

    When it comes to providing healthcare, there's no U.S. city (or Louisiana city, for that matter) that has dealt with more unique environmental, sociological and cultural challenges than those experienced by New Orleans, its physicians and their patients. That's one reason why Orleans Parish Medical Society (OPMS) plays an important role in helping to support the needs of the city's

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  • In The Spotlight +

    Dr. Ricardo Febry, Internal Medicine Consultants, discussed Alzheimer's disease with host Leslie Snadowsky on United Health Foundation's 'Community Health Heroes'.

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  • Orleans Medical Society Alliance honors 50-year anniversaries at 2017 Doctors’ Day Celebration +

    On Sunday, March 19, 2017, Orleans Parish Medical Society Alliance honored Orleans Parish Medical Society members celebrating fifty years as medical doctors. The annual event took place at New Orleans Country Club.

    Mrs. Natalie Treadway, President, Orleans Medical Society Alliance, welcomed honorees and guests. Royce Dean Yount, MD, President, Orleans Parish Medical Society, assisted by George Ellis, MD, President-Elect, introduced and toasted the honorees. The 2017 honorees included: John O. Edmonds, Jr., MD, Calvin Johnson,
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  • OPMS Members: +

    In January 2017, the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) House of Delegates voted to amend the LSMS Charter and Bylaws as they relate to their requirement for joint membership. Beginning on September 1, 2017, Orleans Parish Medical Society members will have a choice on how to spend annual membership dues. You may now choose to join either OPMS or LSMS or both.

    Membership in both organizations is encouraged but no longer required. The LSMS is

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  • Orleans Parish Medical Society appoints Jim Pittman as Executive Director +

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE , March 22, 2017

    Orleans Parish Medical Society appoints Jim Pittman as Executive Director

    NEW ORLEANS (March 20, 2017) -- Orleans Parish Medical Society (OPMS) has selected Jim Pittman to serve as its new Executive director. Pittman comes to OPMS with over 30 years of strategic health care, managed care and pharmaceutical marketing, public affairs and business development experience.

    "I'm excited to be working with Jim Pittman to help implement our strategic plan," said

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  • LSMS 2014 Hall of Fame Award +

    hall-of-fame-2014-web In recognition of his dedicated service in both elected and appointed positions that uniquely contributed to the welfare of the LSMS, Patrick C. Breaux, MD of New Orleans, be elected to the Hall of Fame of the Louisiana State Medical Society.

    Dr. Breaux received his BS degree from the University of Southwest Louisiana and medical degree from Tulane School of Medicine. He completed an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases

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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.

Attention Members:

In January 2017, the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) House of Delegates voted to amend the LSMS Charter and Bylaws as they relate to their requirement for joint membership. Beginning on September 1, 2017, Orleans Parish Medical Society members will have a choice on how to spend annual membership dues. You may now choose to join either OPMS or LSMS or both.

Membership in both organizations is encouraged but no longer required. The LSMS is the 17th state medical society to move away from the unified membership model, which was established in 1903. Additionally, each individual Parish Medical Society must determine their future relationship with LSMS by choosing to be designated as either a Chartered or an Affiliated Parish Society. After careful review and considerations of information and options provided by LSMS on "Local Independence", the Orleans Parish Medical Society board of directors has decided that OPMS will remain a "Chartered" Medical Society.

Re-enrolling in Orleans Parish Medical Society:
By October 1, 2017, you will be receiving information regarding re-enrollment in Orleans Parish Medical Society via mail and e-mail. We plan to make re-enrollment as simple as possible by providing stamp-addressed return envelopes and the option of enrolling using an electronic platform to re-enroll on the OPMS website, www.OPMS.org. We hope that you decide to remain an OPMS member and will encourage others to join as well. 

Follow updates from Orleans Parish Medical Society on social media:
Orleans Parish Medical Society now provides regular information and updates on Facebook and LinkedIn social media platforms. If you are not already, please follow OPMS on social media. In addition, we will also soon feature an OPMS Twitter handle and a OPMS LinkedIn discussion group.

If you have any questions about future enrollment in Orleans Parish Medical Society and our new social media platforms, please feel free to contact me at jpittman@OPMS.org. Have a great weekend! -- Jim P.