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Dawn Clark and Edward Ellison will be presented with the Gary S. Nye, MD Award for Physician Health and Well-Being for their work leading and developing the Southern California Permanente Medical Group’s (SCPMG) Physician Wellness Program. The Gary S. Nye, MD Award for Physician Health and Well-being is awarded to …

Dr. Jack Chou was raised in a small, rural town in Taiwan and later earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Miami, Florida, and his medical degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He completed his family medicine residency at Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills …

Long-time LACMA and CMA member and leader, Dr. Hector Flores, will be presented with the Robert D. Sparks, M.D. Leadership Achievement Award by The California Medical Association (CMA) Foundation and its Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO). The award is given annually to an individual or organization that has demonstrated …

On Saturday, September 16th, The Women Physicians’ Action Committee hosted a luncheon at the beautiful Thousand Cranes Ballroom of the Doubletree in downtown Los Angeles. “Celebration of Women in Medicine” was the first of what WPAC hopes to make an annual event. First, Dr. Stephanie Booth discussed the life and …

In a recent Monday Message, LACMA CEO Gustavo Friederichsen talked about the House of Delegates as one great way to get involved in organized medicine and stay on top of legislative issues and other topics important to physicians. The House of Delegates will convene in October in Anaheim. Here’s more …
immigration and healthcare

What do immigration and healthcare have to do with each other? One of the fascinating things about the practice of medicine is that it touches everyone – no matter your socioeconomic status, age, race, level of education, sexual preference, gender, etc.  Everyone needs a doctor at some point in their …

Why join a medical society? Pamela Paxton, a sociology professor from The University of Texas at Austin says “There is a lot of evidence that our democracy is based on having citizens connected with one another and when we connect with one another in associations we learn that our self-interest …

More than 100 physicians and office managers filled the Golden State Ballroom at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, July 15 to attend the Saving Private Practice Consortium. LACMA CEO, Gustavo Friederichsen, welcomed the attendees. Congresswoman Judy Chu spoke about pressing healthcare issues. There was rapt attention …
Medical Transportation

Reprinted from Kaiser Health News – Some days, the drivers showed up late to take Julian Myers to and from dialysis. Other days, they didn’t come at all. When that happened, Myers, who has end-stage kidney disease, scrambled to find a ride. “My blood pressure was rising and I’d get …
NEPO

The California Medical Association (CMA) and Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) are hosting a joint annual poster session to showcase research by medical students, residents and fellows across California. All medical students, residents and fellows in the state are invited to submit abstracts for their original research, regardless of …