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WSMA Adopts KCMS Resolution to Ban Flavored E-cigarette Sales

King County Medical Society (KCMS) and WSMA lead a resounding healthcare endorsement of E-Cigarette legislation! The WA State Medical Association House of Delegates has voted overwhelmingly to adopt KCMS's resolution to permanently ban flavored e-cigarettes in WA State. In September Governor Jay Inslee issued an executive order asking for an emergency ban on flavored vaping products. The Board of Health [...]

By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on WSMA Adopts KCMS Resolution to Ban Flavored E-cigarette Sales

Lead Testing Days

As you may have already heard, King County Medical Society is proud to be working with Public Health Seattle and King County on the Lead Testing Days Program: a series of lead screening events held this summer throughout King County. We are excited to provide families with free lead testing and to increase prevention and awareness of lead poisoning, particularly [...]

By |July 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lead Testing Days

From the President: A little communication can go a long way

Greetings my esteemed colleagues, Recently I have found myself thinking quite a bit about communications and the growing lack of peer-to-peer communication. This lack of communication makes my work and caring for my patients even more complicated. Throughout my career I have tried to foster supportive, meaningful relationships with my fellow physicians, which is one of the reasons I have [...]

By |June 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on From the President: A little communication can go a long way

From the CEO – Your voices amplified

Greetings to our King County Medical Society members, As I discussed in last month’s letter to membership, King County Medical Society is working hard to increase your impact on medical policy decisions specifically in King County. But sometimes the issues go far beyond. After determining a proposed physician fee increase by the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) was excessive and unjustified, [...]

By |June 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on From the CEO – Your voices amplified

Listen: Docs Talk #13 – The Renaissance Doc – Ellen Derrick, MD – BoxBar Vascular

From burnout to surgical standards, King County Medical Society board member Ellen Derrick, MD is at the forefront of many of the critical issues facing physicians and patients alike.  The esteemed vascular surgeon oversees her independent practice while serving on several medical boards, is deeply involved in a system-wide EMR integration for one of the nation's largest providers, and still [...]

By |June 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Listen: Docs Talk #13 – The Renaissance Doc – Ellen Derrick, MD – BoxBar Vascular

Rediscovering the joy of medicine through entrepreneurship

Along with caring for patients, one of the great satisfactions I have experienced during my medical career is the opportunity to conceive, create, operate and ultimately sell a number of medical-related businesses. Seeing an idea come to life and thrive is much like parenting.  It takes nurturing, fortitude, patience, dedication, teamwork and sacrifice.  But in the end the satisfaction with [...]

By |May 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rediscovering the joy of medicine through entrepreneurship
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