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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. Ellis, Jr., MD, president, Myra Kleinpeter, MD, and Floyd Buras, MD, met members and leadership of Jefferson Parish Medical Society and OPMS at a Caucus of Delegation to prepare for the Louisiana State Medical Society's 2019 House of Delegates on 1/25/19-1/26/19.

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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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  • Letter to Dr. Gee: Need sufficient funding to provide Medicaid care +


    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

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  • Louisiana Needs to Raise the Legal Age to Purchase Tobacco Products to 21 +


    Louisiana Needs to Raise the Legal Age to Purchase Tobacco Products to 21

    smoke 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

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  • Orleans and Jefferson Parish Medical Societies provide new CME and networking opportunities for members +

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    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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  • New Orleans needs us: A Case for Physician Advocacy +

    Dr Qalbani 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

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