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December 2017 BULLETIN

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Opinion
President’s Message ………. 422
Looking back; moving forward
David J. Deitrick, DO

Editorial …………………………. 424
’Tis the season
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Editorial ………………………… 426
‘Thank you, sir, may I have another?’
Joseph C. Paviglianiti, MD

Miller Time …………………….. 428
The cannabinoid conundrum
Scott Miller, MD, MA, FAAHPM

Editorial ………………………… 430
Update: PAMED Board of Trustees
Amelia A. Paré, MD, FACS

Perspective …………………… 432
Opioid crisis: Historic perspective and current trends
William Simmons, MD

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Anonymous Counseling for ACMS Member Physicians

Program Flyer

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The Board of Directors of the Allegheny County Medical Society has been increasingly concerned about the number of physicians reporting work dissatisfaction, stress and feelings of “burnout”, or concern about a dependency on alcohol or drugs… Sadly, a number of physicians in our community have taken their own lives due to personal or professional issues.

While there are counseling programs available, physicians have expressed concerns about anonymity within their health systems or hospitals.

The Society has created a program to provide anonymous counseling, available with PhD level psychologists with experience assisting physicians with multiple geographic locations.

Furthermore, the ACMS will pay for up to four visits for members who access the program without need for an insurance claim. There is no reporting by name or other identifying information. Visits are completely confidential within the counseling practice.

Please see the flyer for more details.

We have an obligation as physicians to support and help each other.

We hope that this program will be helpful to our colleagues who may need help during difficult times.

Sincerely,

David J. Deitrick DO
President

Lawrence R. John, MD
Board Chair

 


 

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November 2017 Bulletin Available

November Bulletin

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Opinion

Editorial …………………………. 382
Open-door policy
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Perspective ……………………. 384
Life lessons from a millennial hospice patient
Keith R. Lagnese, MD, FACP, HMDC

 

Departments

Society News …………………. 386
• ACMS board chair elected PAMED vice president
• Gateway Medical Society hosts symposium at ACMS
• 2017 ACMS Board of Directors
• Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division
• Heart Health Walk held
In Memoriam ………………….. 390
• John F. Moyer Jr., MD
Activities & Accolades …… 391

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Possible Tax Changes on Student Loans

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Possible tax code revisions are about to be taken up by the House of Representatives. The draft legislation may be revised significantly before it is brought to the House floor for a vote and many factors are in play. However, the proposal currently includes tax changes that would affect student loans.

Click the link  for additional information and  an illustration of the possible impact this legislation may have on student loans.

The legislation is expected to continue to evolve, and AMA will monitor developments closely.

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