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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
Mehdi Qalbani MD MSPH Psychiatrist Orleans Parish Medical Society Board Member We serve patients with complex problems, in complicated social situations, with limited resources. In my case, I serve a patient whose diagnoses include: Schizophrenia, Substance Dependence, and Renal Failure requiring Dialysis. On top of this, his day-to-day life is burdened by unstable housing, transportation challenges, food instability, exposure to violence, and poverty. Despite these impediments, he has improved his life and gained a level
to Rep. Frank Hoffmann, chairman, Louisiana House Health & Welfare Committee: By George S. Ellis, Jr., M.D., President, Orleans Parish Medical Society Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. On behalf of Orleans Parish Medical Society, I would like to express our sincere appreciation to you as House Health & Welfare committee chairman for sponsoring two House Resolutions (numbers 107 and 109) to study the impact of further limiting
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.. 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)
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 30th.
Thank you. -- Jim P.
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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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 »
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.
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