Listen: Docs Talk – #11 – The rheumatologist shortage becomes a crisis

Rheumatologist shortage reaches crisis stage While the need for their expertise is greater than ever, a shortage of rheumatologists has become a crisis in our communities. Patients are often waiting months to see a specialist or driving hundreds of miles while battling excruciating pain and the uncertainty of an autoimmune disease. In this edition of Docs Talk, [...]

By |2019-04-03T14:39:55-07:00April 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Listen: Docs Talk – #11 – The rheumatologist shortage becomes a crisis

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 [...]

By |2019-03-05T14:55:59-07:00March 5th, 2019|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 [...]

By |2019-02-19T22:33:23-07:00February 19th, 2019|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 [...]

By |2019-02-19T12:42:45-07:00February 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Urgent: Your Voice Needed to Promote Lead Testing in Schools

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, [...]

By |2019-02-25T16:58:28-07:00February 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Guest Post: The Opioid Query

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, [...]

By |2019-02-14T17:32:38-07:00February 14th, 2019|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 [...]

By |2019-02-14T17:01:15-07:00February 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on From The President of the King County Medical Society – February 2019

Guest Post: CPR – Can We Do A Better Job?

By Kenneth M. Eyer M.D. (Retired) The basics of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation are known across the world. It has been a boon to victims of cardiac arrest by lengthening the four minute window of opportunity available in which to restore normal sinus rhythm. However, we could do a better job. This is evidenced by the [...]

By |2019-02-14T15:57:10-07:00February 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Guest Post: CPR – Can We Do A Better Job?

Physicians wanted to shape future of health care business

While the Seattle-area remains a hotbed for healthcare innovation, there's a huge delta between entrepreneurs, physicians and the rest of the health care industry. But an innovative health tech Petri dish of sorts is making huge strides in changing that. And the leaders of Cambia Grove hope physicians from our community can help make that [...]

By |2019-01-25T10:53:57-07:00January 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Physicians wanted to shape future of health care business

New Opportunity: MultiCare seeks Chief Medical Officer

Greetings esteemed members and colleagues, On behalf of our partners at MultiCare Health, find below a posting regarding the newly created opportunity for a Chief Medical Officer. In addition to your own potential interest, it is requested that you forward this posting to any qualified colleague who might be interested. A reminder that we maintain [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:26:28-07:00December 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Opportunity: MultiCare seeks Chief Medical Officer