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Monday Rx: 150 Years of Achievements, Medical Practice Support and Key Strategies for Running a Successful Practice

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A Time to Celebrate Our Members and 150 Years of Achievements

Last Saturday, LACMA held its Membership Appreciation Event at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino and what an afternoon it was. Kicked off by immediate past president Dr. Diana Shiba, who recognized LACMA’s sponsors, group and private practice members, the event was then guided by LACMA president Dr. Jeffery Lee who recognized Southern California Permanente Medical Group for their steadfast commitment to organized medicine. Dr. Kirk Tamaddon, Area Medical Director and Chief of Staff, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles shared his perspective and the importance of collaborating with LACMA on such issues as health equity, food insecurity and public health issues.

Dr. Lee then brought up the past presidents to the podium for a historic photo and signing of the “150th Commemorative Book”.

And speaking of the 150th Commemorative Book, if you would like a copy simply email us to pick up your copy at LACMA offices in downtown Los Angeles, or they will be available at many events later this year and throughout 2022.

Dr. J. Mario Molina, then shared his passion for the LACMA Medical Library, which consists of over 7,000 rare volumes and journals in the history of medicine in Europe and the Americas. The materials were compiled as part of the library of LACMA and designed to regulate and encourage the development of medicine in Los Angeles. Highlights include Mundinus's edition of Ketham's "Fasciculus medicinae" (1513); a first edition of Vesalius's "De humani corporis fabrica" (1543); Thomas Geminus's "Compendiosa totius anatomiae delineatio" (1559), with flap anatomies; and Rudolf Virchow's "Cellularpathologie" (1858). To see more visit here.

LACMA has entered a partnership with the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation to deliver tangible physician wellness solutions to physicians across the county. Corey Feist, Co-founder of the Foundation, named after his sister-in-law, Dr. Lorna Breen, who took her own life in early 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged New York City. The partnership with the foundation will integrate resources, amplify solutions, look at best practices and support policy like the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, (S. 610 and HR 1667), which unanimously passed the US Senate this past August and aims to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental and behavioral health conditions among health care professionals. Click here to learn more.

To see images from the event, click here (password: LACMA2021)

Special thanks to Lisa Le, Noemi Corona, Olga Corona, Brian Davila, Martin Corona, Sheri Carr, Jenise Solorio for volunteering for the event!

COVID-19 Update

As of this weekend, Los Angeles County saw 1,153 new cases, 660 hospitalizations and 10 deaths due to the virus. Mask mandates in Los Angeles County are likely to continue until next year, according to Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, who spoke at a Thursday, Nov. 4, hearing about the region’s fight against a potential coronavirus surge this holiday season.

The county received its first shipment of Pfizer vaccines for kids 5-11 this week, and officials gathered at a local park in East Los Angeles in the afternoon Wednesday to mark the beginning of the vaccination effort for young children.

Clinics were once again operational Thursday throughout the region, which is witnessing a steady plateau of hospitalizations — however, cases could be rising, Ferrer said during the media conference.

Helping Small Medical Practices with Real Solutions

The Medical Practice Makeover Initiative will kick off later month with $5,000 grants and free practice transformation assessments. Be on the lookout for emails next week!

2021 Los Angeles Marathon

Did you know that less than 1% of the population runs marathons!? Which is why we want to congratulate Noemi Corona from our LACMA Staff for completing the 2021 Los Angeles Marathon Stadium to the Stars course! Great job!

It was your journey no matter how you got through it, you started, and you finished! Please rehydrate, refuel, and recover!

See her results below:

CAP's Free Webinar Explores the Operational Enhancements That Can Support Your Practice's Success

A well-run, efficient medical practice is critical to ensure a positive patient experience and the ongoing viability of your business in today’s competitive market. Physicians and their staff are invited to learn more about how to fine-tune the operation of their practice to improve productivity, patient care, and revenue in this one-hour webinar presented by the Cooperative of American Physicians (CAP).

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As a leading provider of superior medical malpractice coverage in California for more than 40 years, CAP remains committed to providing physicians with secure and affordable protection and relevant practice and risk management resources, such as these webinars, to help you run a safe and successful practice.

To learn more about becoming a CAP member, please call 800-356-5672 or email Request an Instant Quote today to see how much you can save on medical malpractice coverage through CAP. 

Virtual Grand Rounds: Spotlight on COVID-19 Vaccines

Join CMA for the next Virtual Grand Rounds: Spotlight on COVID-19 Vaccines on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. PT to 1:30 p.m. PT

As we head into the fall and winter, the FDA continues to meet to discuss some major questions and developments around the COVID-19 vaccines. Some of these discussions include the evaluation of booster shots from several manufacturers, and the examination of data on the pediatric vaccines for children under 12. As it stands, it seems likely that new demographic groups, e.g. children under 12, will be eligible for vaccines as early as November.

Join CMA in this edition of Virtual Grand Rounds to learn from vaccine experts and policy makers about the data behind the decision making.

At this webinar, you will also hear from Erica Pan, M.D., California’s State Epidemiologist, about the state of COVID-19 in California, efforts to keep the virus at bay, progress on vaccines and vaccination efforts, and an update on the status of California schools.

Date: November 9, 2021

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Register Here

ACEs Online Wellness Engagement Groups - Tuesday Series

Join CMA's Free, Online Wellness Engagement Groups for Physicians Screening/Treating Patients with ACEs or Toxic Stress.

The California Medical Association's (CMA) wellness program (CMA Wellness) is pleased to launch free, online wellness engagement groups for health care providers that conduct patient screenings for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

Treating patients with multiple ACEs or toxic stress can potentially impact your personal wellness and increase feelings of burnout. CMA Wellness' engagement groups will support providers by offering subject matter experts, best practices and an open forum to share experiences, facilitated by trained, volunteer physicians.

Each monthly webinar is organized around a prevailing theme with a stakeholder co-host to provide a variety of perspectives with a general discussion and breakout rooms. Registration is required, and providers will be joining the Tuesday series for a 6-month duration.

Date: November 16, 2021

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Register Here


"Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift you have, the gift you was put on earth to offer to others.”

Gustavo Friederichsen

Chief Executive Officer

Los Angeles County Medical Association

“If it matters to our LACMA members, it matters to me.”

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