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Carol Chaker

Carol Chaker

Read the full article on the Rx for Prevention website  Health care providers have two important roles in responding to climate change: taking actions to mitigate climate change and addressing its impact on patients. This article, the second in a two-part series, will discuss how the health care sector contributes …

This article originally appeared on PatientPop’s website It’s nearly impossible to start or grow a healthcare practice today if new patients can’t find it when the search online. That’s because 97 percent of people use the internet to search for local businesses like healthcare practices, according to BrightLocal. Understanding how search engines …

Helping Members with Financial Literacy As LACMA continues to explore ways to help providers thrive in their respective practice models, financial assistance, from low-interest loans to student debt help, is a top priority, particularly for those providers serving vulnerable populations in diverse communities. In order to properly assess your needs, …

We’re not referring to the delicious potted meat you’ve grown to love (or hate), though it’s certainly named for its ubiquity. Spam in its most loathsome form — the unsolicited, commercial email sent indiscriminately and in bulk, rarely for non-nefarious purposes — is serious business. On the Seriousness of Spam …

This message is intended for infectious disease, primary care, emergency medicine, urgent care, emergency medical services, and health care personnel who provide services to persons experiencing homelessness and/or who use illicit drugs. Please distribute as appropriate. Key Messages The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) has identified …

Renew Your Membership Thank you for being apart of our organization! Powerful things happen when physicians unite, and we couldn’t make that impact without participation from our members. While many of our members love our support in particular areas of their practice, remember we work to support your practice, your …

You’re Invited! Provider Webinar on Public Charge Learn how proposed changes to the Public Charge rule may impact your patients Friday, December 7, 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm To join the webinar: Register here: lacare.org/providerwebinar Webinar URL: http://bit.ly/lacare Webinar call-in: (800) 260-0702 Access code: 457989# Get answers to these …

The past two weeks I’ve shared information related to gun violence as a public health issue in the U.S., specifically in the Los Angeles region and most recently in Thousand Oaks. The NRA told doctors to stay in their lanes. I asked membership to weigh in and below are some …

Hours after a gunman opened fire in the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, killing 12 people before turning the gun on himself, the NRA told “anti-gun” doctors to “stay in their lane” after a series of research papers about firearm injuries and deaths was published in the Annals …