February 2020 Bulletin Now Available





February 2020 Bulletin

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Opinion

Editorial …………………………….38 Epidemic Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Editorial …………………………….40 Tears as teacher Anna Evans Phillips, MD, MS

Editorial ……………………………42 ‘If you like your doctor …’ Andrea G. Witlin, DO, PhD

Perspective ……………………….44 Breast elastography Danielle Sharek, MD

Perspective ……………………….46 Modern Hippocratic Oath and Code of Medical Ethics Kris Gopal, MD

Departments

Membership Benefits …………48 Society News …………………….50 • Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society • Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division • Greater Pittsburgh Diabetes Club Activities & Accolades ………53 Classifieds ………………………..53 ACMS Alliance News …………54

Articles

Profile ……………………………….56 Newly installed ACMS president shares vision for 2020 Christina E. Morton

Materia Medica …………………..59 Semaglutide (Ozempic®) Rachael Cardinal, PharmD Ariel Ferdock, PharmD, BCPS

Legal Summary …………………61 Treatment of chronic pain: Written agreements, adherence to guidelines now mandatory Beth Anne Jackson, Esq.

Special Report …………………..62 ACMS support of independent physicians a top priority Christina E. Morton