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Monday Rx | July 15, 2019 | Celebrating The Life of Dr. Frank Meza and more

Monday Rx | July 15, 2019 | Celebrating The Life of Dr. Frank Meza and more

Celebrating The Life of Dr. Frank Meza

This past Saturday, I was honored to attend a service in tribute to Dr. Frank Meza, who passed away on July 4th unexpectedly. One could see, feel, and hear the impact Dr. Meza had on so many lives over four decades of practicing medicine. The legacy he left has been beyond comprehension: from colleagues to patients, students and friends representing a diversity of organizations: Kaiser Permanente, Altamed, Loyola High School, Cathedral High School, and more.

His wife, Tina, shared a clear message, that cyberbullying is real and impacts adults as much as young people. Physicians, in particular, face it with empowered patients or anonymous threats. The media, with limited resources, merely reprints, reposts unverified reports which could shatter physician reputations in an instant.

To the Meza family, the Altamed and Kaiser Permanente organizations, LACMA shares its condolences, prayers and will do whatever it takes to address the issues of cyberbullying and threats against physicians.

Dr. Meza created programs and organizations to help eradicate health discrepancies for various racial/ethnic and language groups in California. He was an advocate for high-quality care throughout all communities and heavily involved with shifting Kaiser Permanente's perspective of culturally competent care.

Through your donation to the AltaMed Foundation, they can continue the work he began. Funds will be used to support the education and training of Latino students with a passion for delivering health care in their communities. Efforts will also be made to pass legislation that provides protection to individuals who experience online aggression.

Donate Here: bit.ly/honordrmeza

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Well Physician California's New Executive Team

Physician burnout is real, and last week, CMA hosted a retreat with medical society executives from across the state to introduce Dave Logan as the new CEO of Well Physician California. I’ve known Dave since last year, and he is going to do a fantastic job elevating awareness for the program, while deploying programs and services available for physicians and organizations as we, collectively combat burnout.

Here is a link to more information: bit.ly/Well-Physician-California

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Meeting with Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon

LACMA president Sion Roy, MD, Henry Rogers, LACMA’s government relations consultant and I will be meeting with Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today to discuss healthcare issues, policy under Governor Newsom, healthcare committee priorities and LACMA priorities such as gun violence, homelessness, climate change (impact on low income communities), anti-vaping, physician empowerment and more.

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Data Breach Alert

“The personal information of thousands of patients who have received medical care through Los Angeles County’s hospitals and clinics was exposed in a data breach.”

The exposed data includes patient names, addresses, dates of birth, medical record numbers and Medi-Cal identification numbers.

See: bit.ly/Data-Breach-LA-County-Patients

What would you do if your practice experienced a data breach? – Cover Your Practice

The Los Angeles County Medical Association has partnered with LibertyID to provide LACMA members with the leading data breach preparedness and response service that includes fully managed identity theft restoration for all your employees and families at substantial savings.

The risk is real, the LibertyID solution is guaranteed, the savings to LACMA members is substantial.

FOR MORE INFO CALL 844-411-LIBERTY (5423)

OR VISIT THE LINK: bit.ly/2LeBTx0

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Build a funded retirement plan by a trusted specialist that will provide you the flexibility and help to regain control of your time and your finances. Learn more by registering for our Preferred Partner, WestPac Wealth Partners, webinar.

WestPac’s Financial Representative, Jonathan M. Barrera, will be hosting this webinar on July 25th at 2:00 PM.

You won't want to miss this!

Register here: bit.ly/WestPacWebinar

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District 10/District 14 Networking Mixer

We want to invite you to this powerhouse mixer! Join us and build engaging relationships with new and current members while enjoying a delectable dinner.

Don't forget to bring your business cards!

July 25th | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | DoubleTree by Hilton

7320 Greenleaf Ave.

Whittier, CA 90602

Email: Vitelio@lacmanet.org

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Resident Fair Schedule

We would like to show appreciation and thank all the residents and fellows that stopped by our table at the recent resident fairs. Our last Resident Fair will be held at Cedars Sinai on August 1st.

We hope to see you there!

August 1st | 12:00pm - 1:30pm | Cedars Sinai

8700 Beverly Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90048

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2019 Medical Group Advocacy Symposium

The 2019 Medical Group Advocacy Symposium is on physician wellness: tools, resources, and best practices for the prevention of burnout, and treatment solutions. The California Medical Association (CMA) has convened the best and brightest thought leaders to this venue so that attendees can engage, consider and build initiatives that address wellness challenges, value-based health care models, and policy changes impacting medical groups.

We look forward to your participation as we are confident that the symposium will provide you and your organization the market research and expertise required to tackle emerging trends and future market needs.

Register Here: bit.ly/Medical-Group-Advocacy-Symposium

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2019 NEPO Summit

Standing Up for Health Care in California

The two-day summit is an innovative educational event for physicians, public health professionals, advocates and community leaders that offers policy and best practices for reducing health disparities, building diversity in the workforce and increasing cultural competency in clinical care.

August 23rd - 24th

Westin Pasadena

191 N Robles Ave

Pasadena, CA 91101

Early bird discount deadline: August 1, 2019

Registration deadline: August 23, 2019

Sign Up Here: bit.ly/2019NEPO-Registration

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Gustavo Friederichsen Chief Executive Officer Los Angeles County Medical Association “If it matters to our LACMA members, it matters to me.”