Tuesday Rx: NEPO, Dr. Simone Gold, Gun Violence, Controlled Substances Exclusive Experiences and Upcoming Events

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NEPO Seeks Nominations

Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) and the Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) are seeking nominations of extraordinary individuals and organizations for the 2022 Leadership Awards, which celebrate the efforts of those who make a difference in the health of Californians. These awards will be presented virtually during the 19th Annual NEPO Summit on Thursday, October 6, 2022.

Click here to learn more.

Dr. Simone Gold Sentenced

America's Frontline Doctors (AFLD) founder Simone Gold, MD, JD, was sentenced Thursday to serve 60 days in prison followed by 1 year of supervised release for her participation in last year's January 6 insurrection in which she trespassed and refused to leave the U.S. Capitol building.

She also must pay a fine of $9,500 and another $500 to the Capitol architect to compensate for the damage the rioters did to the building. Click here to read the complete story.

US Senate Closer to Gun Violence Legislation

A tentative deal in the Senate that would toughen federal gun laws and provide billions of dollars in new money to prevent future mass shootings moved closer to reality Tuesday after negotiators settled key disagreements that had delayed the drafting of a bill, putting it on a glide path to be passed into law by the end of the month. The breakthrough came more than a week after 20 senators — 10 from each party — signed on to a framework agreement that coupled modest new gun restrictions with some $15 billion in new federal funding for mental health programs and school security upgrades.

While agreement from 10 Republican senators on a deal in principle was a clear breakthrough, signaling there could be enough GOP support to beat a Senate filibuster, it did not guarantee that the negotiators would succeed in translating those elements into final text. But with the key disputes resolved, people involved in the negotiations said the text of the bill is set to be released as soon as Tuesday afternoon, with an initial Senate procedural vote coming just hours afterward.

Medical Board of California Guidelines for Prescribing Controlled Substances

The Medical Board of California is updating the 2014 Guidelines for Prescribing Controlled Substances for Pain. The Board appointed a Prescribing Guidelines Task Force to coordinate this project. In addition, a panel of subject matter experts was assembled to identify where revisions or updates to the guidelines were necessary. The updated guidelines have been drafted and are being distributed to physician organizations/groups and patient/consumer groups for review/comment.  

The Board is seeking feedback to identify any specific areas of concern for physicians treating patients for pain and to ensure that the updated guidelines do not unintentionally impact a physicians’ ability to provide appropriate care to patients. 

Interested parties are encouraged to submit written comments on the updated guidelines in advance of the Interested Parties meeting which has been scheduled for July 14, 2022. I have included a link to both the agenda for this meeting and the drafted guidelines which are labeled Agenda Item 4 in the Materials section. Page 2 of the agenda provides information on how and where to submit written comments, if so desired.

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Webinar: Remaining Profitable in Independent Practice

Join the Cooperative of American Physicians (CAP) for a free one-hour webinar to discuss operational enhancements to help your practice increase revenue and lower costs. Renowned practice management expert Debra Phairas will provide strategies to reduce overhead expenses, optimize staffing patterns, and integrate alternative business models to help you realize long-term profitability and preserve your valued independence.

Register Now

Key Strategies for Ensuring a Profitable Independent Practice

Date: Wednesday, June 22

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT

This webinar will address:

  • Appropriate staffing and expense ratios
  • The pros and cons of various business models
  • How new technology and telemedicine services can increase your practice's success
  • Opportunities that can be found by merging practices
  • Benchmarks and key performance indicators (KPIs) for measuring profitability

The webinar will be followed by audience Q&A. All registrants will receive the recording and slides once they are available. CAP is pleased to present this program in association with our county medical society partners statewide.

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 them run 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 through CAP.

Invitation to Employees Seeking to Be Promoted to Executive Positions, Presidents, CEOs, Executive Directors, and Owners of Businesses Complimentary Workshop

This networking breakfast is geared toward Executive Positions, employees seeking to be promoted to Executive Positions, Presidents, CEOs, Executive Directors, and Owners of businesses that want to reach significant growth this year, sponsored by COSi, Cycle of Success Institute ( Feel free to bring 1-2 of your key decision-makers.

Would you trade 2 hours of your time for $1,000,000? Not a bad deal at all!

Building a more profitable business with faster growth in today's competitive marketplace can be tough. That's why we created the COSi Lunch and Learn program. This fun, high-impact breakfast experience will empower your team to grow your company faster than ever before.

Proven over and over to find hundreds of thousands of dollars in profitability and sales opportunity hidden in our clients' businesses.

During the session, you and your team will:

  • Brainstorm and then capture $100,000 - $1,000,000+ of bottom-and top-line opportunities within your businesses right now
  • Learn about advanced business tools, techniques, processes, and skills necessary to transform your company into a profitable high, growth business
  • The key drivers to make your company more attractive to potential buyers
  • Discover step-by-step how to get your business on the fastest path possible to growing sales, cash flow, and profitability, despite today’s economy
  • Learn how to empower your people to work together, growing sales and profitability
  • Gain proven steps to creating teamwork, quality, communication, and accountability 

Click Here To View Workshop Video

The event will allow for some great networking. Attendees will receive a free copy of the #1 Best Selling Business Book, “The Profit Pattern” by John Mautner, President/Founder of COSi. 

2 Events Available – Choose 1:

Cost: Free

Place: Four Points by Sheraton

Los Angeles Westside

5990 Green Valley Circle,

Culver City, California 90230

Date: June 28, 2022

Time: 9:00 am -11:00 am

Breakfast will be served. Seating is limited to only the first 30 companies.


Cost: Free 

Place: 2029 Century Park East, 

Concourse Level, Conference Room B

Los Angeles, CA 90067

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am 

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

RSVP to Noemi Corona at

Join Us as We Celebrate the 151st Installation of President and Officers

Join us as we install LACMA’s 151st President and Officers!


President – Omer Deen, MD, FACG, AGAF

President-Elect – Jerry Abraham, MD, MPH, CMQ

Treasurer – Po-Yin Samuel Huang, MD

Secretary – Heather Silverman, MD


This event will be held in person at the Petersen Automotive Museum and will adhere to current health and safety guidelines.

Date: July 14, 2022

Time: 6:30 pm Reception | 7:30 pm Dinner



"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."

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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