Monday Rx: Burnout Symposium, HOD Concludes, LA Healthcare Awards, Advocacy, Membership Renewal and Upcoming Events

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First Southern California Burnout Symposium Registration is Now Open for LACMA Members!

The Southern California Burnout Symposium is scheduled for February 23-25, 2023, at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center featuring HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and California Surgeon General Dr. Diana Ramos, it will be groundbreaking.

From an immersive experience for physicians to nationally recognized speakers to the first-of-its-kind physician panel discussion on gun violence sponsored by the Cooperative of American Physicians, the multi-day event will feature CMEs and solutions to the epidemic plaguing the profession, physician burnout.

If you register before December 2nd, you will get a $200 early bird discount, and as a LACMA member, you get an additional $400 off registration. Groups of three or more get an additional 15% off registration. Click here to learn more, register, and access all available discounts.




LACMA Members can contact for an additional discount code to register for this historic and worthwhile event!

House of Delegates Concludes

The 151st CMA House of Delegates held at LA Live this past weekend was a success, and LACMA had the largest delegation in attendance to address a multitude of issues facing physicians, including workforce, mental health, and health care reform. 

The House heard from a multitude of experts and speakers, including the newly appointed California Surgeon General, Dr. Diana Ramos, who will also be speaking at the 2023 Burnout Symposium.

Dr. Donaldo Hernandez was elected as the new CMA President. Los Angeles family medicine physician Jack Chou, M.D., was elected the new Speaker of the CMA House of Delegates at the association’s annual meeting. He previously served three years as vice-chair. Joining Dr. Chou on the dais was the newly elected vice speaker, San Francisco dermatologist Lawrence Cheung, M.D. Kudos to AltaMed Health Services, a LACMA member organization, for leading the newly established Community Health Center Mode of Practice Forum! 

We would also like to thank the outgoing LACMA Delegation Chair, Dr. Valencia Walker, for her leadership and service this past year.










Dr. Jerry Abraham is seen above with Dr. Ludwig, Dr. Huang and other members of the Young Physician Section, who presented the Joseph F. Boyle MD, Young at Heart Award to Dr. C. Freeman for her commitment to helping young physicians become tomorrow’s leaders.


Patient Care Foundation Los Angeles Healthcare Awards is November 4th!

To those who used the excuse of the House of Delegates this past weekend as the reason for not buying tickets to the marquee event in Los Angeles - - now is the time to purchase your tickets and show support for the physicians of tomorrow as proceeds from the event go to medical student scholarships. 

Thanks to those organizations that stepped up early on to support the non-profit arm of LACMA – the Cooperative of American Physicians, Aledade, California Hospital Medical Center, AMBA/Mercer, AltaMed Health Services, L.A. Care Health Plan, Larta Institute, Charles R. Drew University, Molina Healthcare, Huntington Health, Keck SOM of USC and UCLA! 

Help us sell tickets and raise dollars for scholarships for these incredible, deserving medical students facing tremendous challenges. 


Join Us as We Recognize the 2022 Honorees!


Date: Friday, November 4, 2022

Time: 6:30 PM PDT

Location: Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills 

300 Doheny Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90048


Purchase Your Ticket


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Measures HC & J in Duarte and Inglewood Should Be Rejected

It’s been a tough couple of years for medical workers battling a global pandemic. Our members have been at the forefront caring for the Los Angeles community every day working tirelessly to serve everyone who walks in their doors, regardless of economic or documented status. Health care workers are indeed heroes, today and every day. 

However, Measures HC and J on the Inglewood and Duarte City ballots this November would unfairly discriminate against the vast majority of health care workers in each city. While the measures purport to help caregivers, the reality is that they add insult to injury to workers in those communities. What’s worse, these measures will strain our health care delivery system at the worst possible time, especially threatening access to care for underserved and disadvantaged communities.

Measure HC in Inglewood and Measure J in Duarte would increase pay for some workers, at some health care facilities. But the measures exclude the vast majority of health care workers in those two cities. In fact, in Inglewood, workers at 73% of health care facilities are completely left out, excluded. In Duarte, workers at a stunning 90% of health care facilities are left out. 

We firmly believe that every person who works at a hospital or health care facility provides a valuable service and is integral to providing patient care. That’s why the Los Angeles County Medical Association strongly opposes Measures HC (Inglewood) and J (Duarte). 

The provisions of these measures are unequal, unfair, and make no sense. Some workers at private hospitals are included, thousands of workers at Duarte and Inglewood community clinics, public clinics, urgent care centers, nursing homes, Planned Parenthood, mental health facilities, physicians’ offices, outpatient centers and more are completely left out. Even though these workers do the exact same jobs, they are treated unequally. 

Read the full statement here.

It’s Time to Renew Your 2023 Membership Dues!

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: 801 S Grand Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA


How to Build a Profitable & High Growth Medical Practice

This is an exclusive invitation to a networking breakfast for Presidents, CEOs, Senior Vice Presidents, Executive Directors, and Owners of medical practices in Southern California that want to reach significant growth this year, sponsored by COSi, Cycle of Success Institute ( Feel free to bring 1-2 of your key managers.

Attendees will receive a free digital copy of the #1 Best Selling Business Book, “The Profit Pattern” by John Mautner, Founder, and CEO of COSi.

Breakfast will be served. Seating is limited to only the first 40 practices.

During the session, you and your team will:

  • Brainstorm and then capture $1,000,000+ of bottom-and top-line opportunities within your practice right now
  • Learn about advanced business tools, techniques, processes, and skills necessary to transform your operation into a profitable high-growth business
  • Discover step-by-step how to get your practice on the fastest path possible to growing patients, cash flow, and profitability, despite today’s economy
  • Learn how to empower your people to work together, growing revenue and profitability
  • Gain proven steps to creating teamwork, quality, communication, and accountability


Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022

Location: 801 S Grand Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA


Free 20-Minute Fact Finding for COSi Boot Camp Program

Register now for a Free 20 Minute Fact Finding for COSi Boot Camp Program with Arie Shen, Regional President. 

We will show you how to quickly eliminate the problems that are keeping you from rapidly reaching your goals. Attendees will learn proven business tools and strategies that can help medical practices & healthcare organizations with less than 10 employees to improve profitability and growth significantly.



"Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong."

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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