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The California Medical Association (CMA) announced a new statewide collaborative effort with leading experts on physician wellness from the Stanford Medicine WellMD Center: Tait Shanafelt, M.D., center director, chief wellness officer and professor of hematology, and Mickey Trockel, M.D., project co-leader and clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. This new …

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 …

If you’re a physician of any kind — a doctor, a dentist, or another kind of medical professional with an M.D. next to your name — you’re luckier than most when it comes to obtaining a home loan. Different banks, including SunTrust, have a specialized kind of mortgage loan called …

Dear LACMA Member, My name is Sunny Jha and I am an Anesthesiologist at USC and I would like to serve as your Councilor-At-Large  for LACMA. As a medical student, involvement within the AMA and the AAMC provided valuable leadership training leading to my current service on the Boards of …

It is my honor to be nominated for the Councilor at Large position for the LACMA Board of Directors. After finishing residency at the LAC + USC Medical center in 1995, I was hired by the SF County Dept. of Health focusing on the mental health care of youth in …

With great enthusiasm and genuine eagerness to serve, I kindly request your support and vote to represent you as one of LACMA’s Councilors- at-Large. Since 2017, I have represented LACMA as a delegate to the CMA House of Delegates and actively participated in every annual session. Previously, I worked on …

It is a great honor to be nominated for a Councilor-at-Large position. The House of Medicine is under siege. Insurers are on constant lookout for excuses to deny payment. Healthcare systems are absorbing smaller practices at unprecedented rates. Medi-Cal payments don’t meet the cost of care. If we don’t stand …

My fellow LACMA members I seek your vote for Secretary of our LACMA. In all my years of service on the LACMA Board, my focus is to support constructive change with accountability, inclusivity and responsiveness to the needs of our members. As a Delegate to CMA and during my service …

I am honored to be considered for the position of Secretary of LACMA. If elected to this position, I hope to collaborate with LACMA leadership to empower Los Angeles County physicians to continue to practice unencumbered, with the health and best interest of our patients guiding us. I completed my …

With record attendance, more than 600 physicians, residents, medical students and stakeholders gathered in Sacramento on April 24 to bring the voice of medicine to legislators for the 45th annual California Medical Association (CMA) Legislative Advocacy Day. Wearing white coats, physicians converged on the Capitol to educate legislators about critical health care …