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Carol Chaker

Carol Chaker

With the GOP’s tax cut legislation proposed, the Senate tax-writing committee is already preparing to develop details in hopes of a possible vote early Thursday. The following is an update on the proposal’s possible effects on current mandates regulated under the Affordable Care Act (ACA): President Trump has repeatedly echoed …

LACMA is looking for participants to take part in a study about the controversial new Medicare policy, MACRA, and its effects on primary care practices in our area. The investigators want to learn what you think about this new policy so that they can advise Medicare on how to improve …

You Care For Your Patients, We Care For You As individuals, our members are leaders in their communities, innovators among their peers and heroes to their patients. As a collective, our members are the single most powerful voice for protecting the health of our communities and the practice of medicine. …

As all physicians know, continuing medical education refers to the educational activities that serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession. In a more general sense, CME refers to educational …

At a very early point in his career, Dr. Matthew Taon dedicated his life to the preservation of life and prevention of human suffering. He constantly seeks to combine his interests in innovation, invention, and advanced technologies with his passion for caring for the underserved, global and public health. He …

Regardless of the size of your practice, getting summoned for jury duty can be very disruptive to your daily obligations as a physician. Your time is limited, and LACMA understands that. That’s why we offer our members an exclusive service that: Arranges for physicians to meet their jury-duty service requirements …

Growing up in the comfortable suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Peter Kim was no stranger to community service or the value of volunteerism. With a physician father deeply focused on his patients and a mother who regularly volunteered her time and energy to social causes, Dr. Kim understood at a …

2018 is right around the corner, and so is your membership renewal! Are you taking full advantage of the multiple benefits and services included in your current Los Angeles County and California Medical Association membership? Learn. Be Heard. Engage. Here’s How Leverage your network of preferred partners and their exclusive services. From …

The Trump administration’s decision to cut advertising for Healthcare.gov may result in a drastic 1.1 million fewer people signing up for Obamacare this year. The Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would be severely slashing the marketing budget for enrollment in the marketplaces back in August, stating …

Earlier this week, several physician leaders hosted members of the Hiroshima Prefectural Medical Association (HPMA) at LACMA‘s headquarters for lunch. LACMA and the HPMA have a longstanding relationship based on a continuous exchange of information and key insights into treating radiation-exposed surviving victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima. More than 60-years …