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Listen: Docs Talk #10 – Rep. Eileen Cody – House Health Care and Wellness Committee Chair

Health care related bills are dominating this session of the Washington State Legislature, with dozens under consideration. From mental health funding to immunization exemptions to increased B&O taxes, there’s no shortage of legislation that will have a direct impact on doctors. Among the most important and influential voices on health care policy in Washington state is Rep. Eileen Cody (D-Seattle), [...]

By |March 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Listen: Docs Talk #10 – Rep. Eileen Cody – House Health Care and Wellness Committee Chair

From the CEO: Why Physicians Must Embrace Advocacy

As physicians, you’re trained to be objective and apolitical. As a scientist, I too was trained to abide by the inherent values of scientific objectivity. Like many of you, I was hesitant to join the sphere of advocacy.  But I found my research increasingly and adversely impacted by politicians and bureaucrats enacting policies and regulations that they knew nothing about.  At [...]

By |February 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on From the CEO: Why Physicians Must Embrace Advocacy

Urgent: Your Voice Needed to Promote Lead Testing in Schools

Greetings esteemed members, The King County Medical Society Board of Directors has officially endorsed proposed legislation that would require testing drinking water for potentially hazardous lead levels in schools statewide. The legislation proposed by Rep. Gerry Pollett (D-Seattle) is a critical public health issue that ties directly into the work we launched last year with our WSMA resolution and lead testing [...]

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Guest Post: The Opioid Query

By Susan Baumgaertel, MD/The Polyclinic Here’s the thing: the Opioid Crisis is real. It is so real, it tarnishes every day in medical practice. The lives lost, the inappropriate drugs prescribed, the fierce posturing on all sides to “make it right” again. How sad this is even happening. Yet, despite governmental regulations popping up everywhere, this is a time for [...]

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In Memoriam – Dr. Douglas Hom, MD

Dr. Douglas L. Hom - KCMS member since 1986 Dr. Douglas Hom, age 69, passed away the morning of Friday, January 25, 2019. He suffered a heart attack while skiing and, after a week-long struggle at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, died peacefully, surrounded by family. Doug was born July 26, 1949, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Dr. Leong “Lee” and [...]

By |February 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on In Memoriam – Dr. Douglas Hom, MD

From The President of the King County Medical Society – February 2019

Dr. Teresa Girolami, MD, speaks with Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle) during the WSMA legislative day in Olympia. Greetings fellow members, I hope you are surviving our unusual winter weather.  In between storms we managed to visit the state capitol in Olympia with our CEO Nancy Belcher and Marketing and Communications Director Josh Kerns for an extremely productive day [...]

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