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Healthcare and Homelessness in California Plenty to share in spite of the season. Dr. Sion Roy, LACMA’s new president, hit the ground running with several meetings with key legislators to talk about healthcare in California and specifically Los Angeles County. From a positive discussion with state Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon including …

Tribute to Dr. Frank Meza We send our condolences, thoughts, and prayers for a beloved physician, mentor, and innovator, Dr. Frank Meza who passed away last week. He touched many lives, inspired countless residents, students, current physicians, and families, and has left an indelible mark on medicine.  Dr. Meza will be …

Celebrating History and Independence! Summer is officially here as is the time to provide additional good news for providers.  The passage of Proposition 56 was, in many ways, a historic feat. On one hand, it strives to put a severe dent in tobacco products as the price of one pack of cigarettes …
LACMA former president Dr. Freeman and current president Dr. Roy.

  Wow, what an Installation! On behalf of LACMA’s staff and leadership, we thank you for joining us at the 148th Installation of President and Officers, honoring Sion Roy, MD. With almost 200 guests in attendance, Dr. Roy was sworn in, making him the youngest and first county employed physician …

“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 …

Welcome Back! I hope our members had a restful holiday weekend. Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) listed burnout as a medical condition adding it to the International Classification of Diseases, or ICD-11 handbook that guides medical providers in diagnosing diseases. What was striking to me is that there was …

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 …

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 …