Monday Rx: Stop the Bleed, AltaMed Provider Conference, Legislative Advocacy Day, Workplace Violence and Practice Strategies

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The Week That Was

LACMA completed a busy week as three key partnerships resulted in helping a family dealing with significant hardship; collaborating with our newest members, equally committed to addressing gun violence and mass casualties and finally, showcasing benefits, resources, and advocacy as LACMA participated in a provider retreat attended by almost 400 physicians and healthcare professionals.

LACMA, thanks to our board of directors, committed $10,000 to the Tomelloso family. Mike and Laura Tomelloso are both in law enforcement and each is battling Stage 4 cancer. The couple has two sons, one of which is special needs, and was attacked late last year by a neighbor’s dog and requires multiple surgeries. LACMA president Dr. Omer Deen presented the check to Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant II Jeanna Quinones and the donation will be used to help the family cover medical expenses.

Stop the Bleed Campaign

Following the horrific shootings in Monterey Park where 11 people were killed and nine others were injured as the city’s Asian American community was celebrating the Lunar New Year weekend, and a week after President Joe Biden visited the region, LACMA joined Allied Pacific IPA, Garfield Medical Center, and California Assemblyman Mike Fong to kick off the Stop the Bleed campaign. Stop the Bleed is the result of a collaborative effort led by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) to bring knowledge of bleeding control to the public. 

The ACS COT, and specifically the EMS subcommittee with its many collaborative relationships, provided the perfect environment for this program to grow into the critical success that it is today. That said, the local kick-off last Friday, brought together like-minded organizations to fund, train and certify residents to save lives. Stop the Bleed helps fund training specifically in the application of direct pressure, packing the wound with bleeding control (hemostatic) gauze, and applying a tourniquet. 

Special thanks to Dr. Ken Sim, chairman of ApolloMed and Allied Pacific IPA, and Dr. Raymond Cheung with Garfield Medical Center. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank APIPA and GMC for joining LACMA and inviting us to present at their annual board of directors meeting next April. We will feature the Stop the Bleed updates on our new website at


AltaMed Health Services Provider Conference

This past Saturday, LACMA participated in the annual AltaMed Health Services Provider Conference at the Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach. We were able to meet many of the physicians and healthcare professionals who are now members of LACMA as AMHS recently renewed their membership for another three years. Attendees were able to learn more about specific benefits, ask about services and programs and share thoughts on important legislation and policy work. 

Thank you to Dr. Efrain Talamantes, Dr. Marco Angulo, Dr. Cristian Rico, and Dr. Roger Liu for your unwavering support of this historic relationship as LACMA continues to support our Federally Qualified Health Centers in the region. We now have six FQHCs and AMHS was the first to join in late 2019.

Join CMA for the 49th Legislative Advocacy Day

CMA will host its 49th annual Legislative Advocacy Day in Sacramento on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with legislators on priority health care issues. Meetings with local legislators will be coordinated by LACMA staff. This unique event is free of charge to all CMA and LACMA physician members, residents and medical students. Plan to join your colleagues as they prepare to lobby their legislative leaders and serve as champions for the house of medicine! If you are interested in participating in this year’s event, please click the button below to register.


Free Webinar: Addressing Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings

Healthcare workers experience the highest rates of injuries caused by workplace violence.* Register to attend CAP’s free webinar that will address essential strategies for implementing a workplace violence prevention program in your practice. CAP’s risk management and patient safety specialists will teach you and your staff how to avoid and prepare for dangerous scenarios, ranging from verbal attacks to physical assaults, or worse.

Register Now

Key Strategies for Addressing Violence in the Medical Practice

Date: Thursday, March 30

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT

The discussion will be followed by audience Q&A. Register now to receive the recording and slides once they are available.

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

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

Medical professional liability coverage is provided to CAP members through the Mutual Protection Trust (MPT), an unincorporated interindemnity arrangement organized under Section 1280.7 of the California Insurance Code.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics. Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities. 2018.

PPE Supplies for Practices in Need

LACMA still has a supply of PPE if you are a practice in need of additional masks, gowns, and goggles. Please contact Sheila Hoyer at to coordinate pick-up from our offices Downtown.

Protect the Future of Your Practice: Tackle the Challenges of 2023 and Beyond Head-On

The Public Health Emergency may be coming to an end, but primary care practices are still feeling negative effects of the pandemic 3 years later. 

As the demand for primary care grows, practices are struggling to keep up with rising operating costs and the ever-changing health care landscape. 

Join our panel of experts for a free webinar as they discuss the biggest challenges facing primary care physicians in 2023 and beyond, and how you can protect your practice's future by taking action today. 


  • Reduce reliance on antiquated volume-based payments and reap the benefits of the personalized primary care you are already providing;
  • Navigate value-based care models and the options they provide; and
  • Capitalize on emerging payment models being introduced by government and private payers. 


Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023

Location: Virtual

Time: 12:00 PM EST


Tax Strategies and Solutions

Join us for an educational dinner presentation with WestPac Wealth Partners. Don't miss out on this opportunity to secure your financial future!

Learn About:

  • Tax and capital gains mitigation
  • How to leverage your business to build personal net worth and increase your balance sheet and retirement
  • Take advantage of tax strategies to help reduce tax liability


  • Raquel Naranjo, JD, Financial Professional
  • Amit Chandel, CPA & Certified Tax Resolution Specialist (CTRS)
  • Alfred Valencia, CExP, Investment Advisor Representative

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Location: Upper West 3321 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405

Time: 6:30 PM




"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echos are truly endless."


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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