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“Clear Lungs, Clear Minds Coalition” LACMA has partnered with the Los Angeles Pediatric Society and Dr. Tony Kuo, director of the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to form the “Clear Lungs, Clear Minds Coalition” and launch efforts to combat …

What Steps Can We Take to Alleviate Physician Burnout? This week, we’re continuing our look at the issue of physician burnout and how we can assist in alleviating the pressures that doctors face in their work life. There will be two extraordinary events this summer that feature panels and solutions that I …

The First Ever LACMA Marketplace is Here For several weeks I’ve been sharing the great news that LACMA now has a marketplace designed for members to see substantial savings on vaccine costs, medical supplies – even if you are already on a national contract. Lacmamarketplace.com also features savings on the …

Data Breaches in the Healthcare Industry Breaches are becoming more common and ransoms are now part of the American lexicon.  Providers, health plans and their business associates reported 44 data breaches to the federal government last month which is the highest number of healthcare breaches reported in a single month since …

Technology and Physician Burnout How should doctors spend their time? Ideally, talking with patients about their pain and progress, examining their illnesses and injuries, and planning their treatment. But, that’s a shrinking part of clinicians’ days. Luckily, it’s a reversible trend. A study by the University of Wisconsin last year …

Leg Day Recap Palpable success at last week’s Legislative Advocacy Day in Sacramento. Kudos to our leaders who attended including Dr. C Freeman, Dr. Sion Roy, Dr. Jeffery Lee, Dr. Jerry Abraham, Dr. Jack Chou, Dr. William Averill, Dr. Samuel Huang in addition to several members and students. The major topics of discussion …

What You Need to Know About Legislative Advocacy Day It’s the 45th Annual Legislative Advocacy Day (week) when the medical societies and CMA convene in Sacramento to talk policy and to share opposition or support for legislation that impacts physicians and their ability to care for patients.  We will hear from California Governor …

Our New Partnership With ACap  Today is tax day.  For some, this is a challenging time of year and for others, it’s a nightmare. This is why LACMA has a new partnership with ACap Accountants and Advisors, who were referred to us by LACMA members. ACap provides comprehensive, unbiased financial advice, with …

The Spike in CBDs Excited to share news about one of our members and former leaders, Dr. Pedram Salimpour. Dr. Salimpour was on KTTV Fox News recently talking about CBD and CVS’ decision to sell CBD products at their stores across the country.  With CBDs (Cannabidiol) suddenly inundating the US …

Ending the Chaos I’ve been sharing regular updates on the prescription pad debacle. Pleased to update members that, thanks to the work of CMA, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Monday that will end the confusion caused by flawed implementation of the state’s new prescription pad law. AB 149 will …