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Most of us readily understand the benefits of having a mentor on the path to becoming a physician. But what is the value to the doctor who becomes a mentor? Is it helpful to dish up one more responsibility to an already full plate? At LACMA, we asked ourselves these questions recently. …
Heart Month

Seven Simple Steps to Heart Health Sion Roy, M.D., cardiologist and professor of medicine, UCLA Harbor Medical Center, Los Angeles County Medical Association and California Medical Association member shares on heart health. Like many Californians, you want to get healthier in 2017. You found your sneakers and dusted off the treadmill …
African American Physicians

Back in July a few of us on the LACMA team talked about our emotional response to hearing Dr. Brian H. Williams in Dallas share deeply around his experience as an African American physician and trauma surgeon in the US. His remarks at a press conference went viral. The result of that …
Revenue and Reimbursement

Want to optimize revenue and reimbursement while improving patient care? Join us on February 23rd as LACMA member, Jonathan Nissanoff, MD offers up solid information on how to use the law to your advantage. Get reimbursed fairly for patient care! Dr. Nissanoff said, “The lecture will be a primer on how to make sure …
DACA

National News from AMA Advocacy Update Don’t deport our “dreamers”; DACA bill earns physician support The AMA has expressed its support for the “Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy Act” (BRIDGE Act), a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would provide protection from deportation for undocumented young immigrants—often called …
Insurance Mergers

An AMA Viewpoints from AMA President Andrew W. Gurman, MD Both decisions are in and trial courts have blocked Anthem’s acquisition of Cigna and Aetna’s acquisition of Humana, deeming them a threat to the affordability, accessibility and quality of health care. These rulings are victories of great magnitude for our …
HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. As part of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the campaign encourages the community to – Get Educated. Get Tested. Get Involved. Get Treated. We’d like to thank Dr. C. Freeman for providing us with current statistics on HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles in …
Heart Month

At LACMA we’re celebrating February is Heart Month. Looks for tips, information and articles throughout the month on social media and the website. We’re kicking off the month by featuring the American Heart Association website. It has a full library of materials on heart health with great resources to share with …
Dr. Rose Talbot Bullard

In celebration of Women Physicians Day, LACMA would like to take a moment to recognize Rose Talbot Bullard, MD who was the first woman president at LACMA. She was elected back in 1903. Dr. Bullard was a well-respected physician and surgeon in Los Angeles. She was also an instructor in …

The California Medical Association (CMA) is forming a technical advisory committee (TAC) on health care reform to develop policy to guide CMA through issues related to Congress’ proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. While CMA has extensive policy on health care reform, there will be many new issues …