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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 …
Saving Private Practice

No matter what specialty you’re in or the size of your practice, all doctors begin their medical careers after a long journey through schools, internship, and residency. Young physicians deal with massive student debt, little to no savings, erratic work schedules, and caseloads that leave little time for personal phone …
Saving Private Practice

Source: Physicians News Network No one becomes a doctor by accident. The education and training process is too long and grueling for the faint of heart or for those lacking in commitment to the medical profession. Many doctors describe it as a calling. Practicing medicine is rewarding, but it’s also …

“The time has come for LACMA to focus on physicians in private practice. That is why we are launching a campaign to provide an entire suite of new services specifically designed for independent physicians. We know how hard all physicians work to take care of  patients. Let LACMA take care of …
Medicaid patients

From Kaiser Health News – CA Doctors Press for Money to Treat Medicaid Patients California’s doctors and dentists have renewed their push for more money to treat Medicaid patients now that the state has been spared the drastic cuts proposed under the failed GOP health care bill. But Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown — …

From KPCC Radio by George Lavender- Among those who will feel the impact of President Trump’s revised travel ban are hundreds of doctors in Los Angeles County who come from the six majority-Muslim countries named in his executive order. “We are concerned that … doctors might have challenges traveling to visit …
Measure H

LACMA hasn’t taken an official position on Measure H, but with the vote coming up on March 7th we wanted to share information about this measure to fund services for the homeless population in Los Angeles. Here’s a report from KCET describing pros and cons of the ballot measure. What …
Legislative Advocacy Day

Make your voice heard! Legislative Advocacy Day is April 18th. The California Medical Association (CMA) will host its 43rd annual Legislative Advocacy Day on April 18, 2017. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento. Attendees will have the opportunity go to the Capitol throughout the day …