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As we enter the final throes of the year there is much to be optimistic about while we remain focused on issues that could impact providers and patients alike. Blue Shield Collaboration  LACMA President Dr. C. Freeman, board member Dr. Hector Flores, LACMA member Dr. Toni Johnson Chavis, Dr. Efrain …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Season’s Greetings! I hope you found time to rest, share and connect with friends and family, especially after two profound tragedies struck our community. As most physicians know, there is a dispute between the National Rifle Association and the medical community.  Physicians released an editorial recently saying they disagree with the …

With Sincere Gratitude On behalf of the entire LACMA organization, I wish all physicians, both members and nonmembers alike, a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday this week. As always, we are grateful for our members who are constantly working to improve healthcare in our local communities and thankful for all that you …

Most healthcare providers can accept that patient care is only one part of their job. However, many don’t anticipate just how much time they and their staff will spend completing routine administrative tasks. In total, 42 percent of physicians are burned out, according to the 2018 Medscape National Physician Burnout …

Winston Churchill once said, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Those words are emblematic of the past two weeks. The shooting in Thousand Oaks, which took the lives of twelve innocent victims and impacted countless more, physically and emotionally, followed by the wildfires resulting in more casualties and loss …

The California Medical Association (CMA) sends thoughts and prayers to everyone impacted by the fires.  Airbnb has launched free housing for displaced neighbors and relief workers deployed to help. For those not impacted, you can add your home to the growing list of those who have opened their homes to …

Challenged physicians are looking for better ways to practice medicine, and disappointed patients are looking for improved care. Concierge medicine has proven to be a good solution. As a result, it is experiencing explosive growth and becoming a major trend in the marketplace. Concierge healthcare has many forms and names …