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MCMS 2024 Annual Meeting – April 18, 2024
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

The MCMS ANNUAL MEETING has been rescheduled for THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2024, 6:30-9:30 PM at the Dayton Country Club, so as not to conflict with the WSU Academy of Medicine Annual Meeting in the previous week.   MCMS is pleased to host special guest speakers Ohio Representatives Willis Blackshear, Jr. and  Susan Manchester, who will present important updates on legislative initiatives […]

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Special “Ladies Night Out” for Women Physicians
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

All women physicians are invited to enjoy a special “Roaring Twenties” themed evening event at the home of Samia Borchers, MD on Friday, February 16, 2024 from 6:30-9:30 PM. These gatherings were famously held in previous years but have not been scheduled recently. Planning committee members include Drs. Samia Borchers, Jhansi Koduri, Annette Chavez, Caroline […]

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MCMS Meets With U.S. Congressman Michael R. Turner
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

Montgomery County Medical Society, in collaboration with Greene County Medical Society, hosted U.S. Congressman Michael R. Turner at a special “Meet & Greet” Reception on Tuesday, December 19, 2023. MCMS President John Corker, MD, opened the meeting, and turned it over to Master of Ceremonies, Deepak Kumar, MD. He explained that his personal conversations with […]

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Montgomery County Medical Society Members Help Advocate for Emergency Medicine Residents’ Priority in Multidisciplinary Teams
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

(Shown L-R) Jonathan Sheckter DO, Eric Kretz, MD, Josh Stierwalt, MD Emergency Medicine Physicians Joshua Stierwalt and Jonathan Shecter,  along with Resident Emergency Medicine Physician Eric Kretz, members of the Montgomery County Medical Society (MCMS), have successfully advocated for the preservation of procedural training opportunities in Emergency Medicine Residency Training.  These MCMS members drafted a […]

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Time is Running Out – Act Now to Stop the 3.37% Medicare Physician Fee Cut
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

Physicians are the only Medicare provider group that do not have an inflationary payment adjustment mechanism in the annual Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS).  If action is not taken before year-end, a 3.37% reduction relative to 2023 will take effect.  Please reach out to Congress now to let them hear how this affects your practice and […]

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MCMS Plans Meet & Greet with US Congressman Michael Turner
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

MCMS is hosting a special evening with US Congressman Michael R. Turner. MCMS Physicians and their spouses are invited to join their colleagues for a Meet & Greet event on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at the Dayton Country Club. The event will offer cocktails and hors d’oeuvres beginning at 6:30 PM. Congressman Turner will address […]

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Join MCMS Alliance for Their Seasonal Gatherings
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

MCMS Alliance enjoyed their first Fall gathering at NCR Country Club on Thursday, October 26, celebrating “Muffins, Mimosas and Monsters.” See photos below. You don’t want to miss the next event, a special after-hours private, unique holiday shopping event at The Little Exchange (45 Park Avenue, Oakwood Ohio) where all proceeds will benefit Dayton Children’s […]

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DEA Takeback Day in Montgomery County Saturday, October 29
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

The opioid epidemic continues in Montgomery County with almost 250 overdose deaths so far this year.  Providers have an important role to play in preventing medication misuse and addiction before it begins by promoting the safe use and disposal of medications. The Montgomery County Prevention Coalition, the Community Overdose Action Team, Public Health, local police […]

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Join National Effort to “Fix Medicare Now”
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

“According to an AMA analysis of Medicare Trustees data, Medicare physician payment has been reduced 26% adjusted for inflation from 2001-2023.  The Medicare physician payment system lacks an adequate annual physician payment update, unlike those that apply to other Medicare provider payments.  A continuing statutory freeze in annual Medicare physician payments is scheduled to last […]

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“The Disposables” Exhibit Highlights the Tragedy of Physician Suicide
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

Disappearing Doctors partnered with the Ohio State Medical Association to present a special gallery exhibit program that is open to the public through October 20, 2023. The following summary was provided by Lisa Egbert, MD, who, along with John Lyman, MD, attended the Opening Session on behalf of MCMS. Please read below Dr. Egbert’s poignant […]

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ODH Decreased Blood Lead Reference Level to CDC Guidance
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

The Ohio Department of Health has decreased the blood lead reference level to 3.5 ug/dl from 5 ug/dl, aligning with CDC guidance. This lower BLRV will identify more children for additional lead education, medical monitoring, and environmental assessments, and highlights a need for enhanced community partnerships to decrease risks associated with continued lead exposures. Public […]

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MCMS Co-Hosts Virtual CME Course: Management of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

Montgomery County Medical Society is pleased to join with the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, Butler County Medical Society, and Northern Kentucky Medical Society in hosting a Virtual CME Course:  Management of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain.  The course offers 2.25 hours CME training designed to help physicians meet the new DEA licensure requirements effective June 27, 2023. This program […]

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MCMS Blood Drive Exceeds Goal
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

Thank you to all who  supported the the Montgomery County Medical Society Blood Drive on Friday, August 18.  Our Community Blood Center representative reports that the results were fantastic and far exceeded her expectations for our first time effort.  A total of 20 donors registered to donate, 6 were first time donors.  The goal was […]

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MCMS GOES TO THE BALLGAME!
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Summer Brings a Need for Blood Donations
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

NOW IS TIME TO SUPPORT OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY – MCMS BLOOD DONOR DRIVE  MCMS members and their friends, family and associates are invited to participate in a community Blood Donor Drive supporting the Community Blood Center.  Summer needs always increase and this is an excellent opportunity for MCMS to be engaged in a community event.  […]

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PHDMC Information on Duty to Report Communicable Diseases
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

Public Health has seen a need to remind local providers about the duty to report communicable diseases and the following information has been provided by Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County regarding reportable diseases:   Mandatory reporting is important in order to Many providers believe that laboratories will report diseases to the health department upon […]

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MCMS is Well Represented at AMA
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TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE – DON’T MISS OUT! LET MCMS TAKE YOU OUT TO THE BALLGAME! Tuesday, July 18, 2023 – 7:05 PM
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

Looking for a fun outdoor event to enjoy this summer?  Here’s your opportunity to join MCMS for a great summer evening friends and family event at DayAir Ball Park on TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2023 – GAMETIME  7:05 PM – MCMS has a block of tickets seated in the same section to allow members and their guests to […]

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MCMS Plans Community Blood Donor Events
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

NOW IS TIME TO SUPPORT OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY – MCMS BLOOD DONOR DRIVE  MCMS members and their friends, family and associates are invited to participate in a community Blood Donor Drive supporting the Community Blood Center.  Summer needs always increase and this is an excellent opportunity for MCMS to be engaged in a community event.  […]

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Highlights of 2023 MCMS Annual Meeting
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MCMS Physicians show leadership at OSMA Annual Meeting in Columbus
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

The OSMA Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates was held April 14-16, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio. OSMA’s District Two region was well-represented by dedicated individuals who have volunteered their time and energy to deliberating thirty-one policy issues that were brought forth in Resolution format. Additionally, at this meeting, John Corker, MD, was successfully re-elected […]

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Register Now to Attend the MCMS Annual Meeting May 11, 2023
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

The 2023 MCMS Annual Meeting has now been scheduled for Thursday, May 11, 2023 beginning at 6:00 PM, at the Dayton Country Club.  A reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will begin at 6:00 PM, followed by buffet dinner service from 6:30 – 7:15 PM. The program will begin at 7:15 PM with the introduction of John R. […]

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Plan to Discuss Resolutions for OSMA Annual Meeting with District Two Physicians
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

OSMA District Two (which represents physicians in Montgomery, Greene, Darke, Clark, Miami, Champagne, and Preble Counties) will hold a virtual caucus meeting at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 to discuss resolutions that have been submitted for this year’s Ohio State Medical Association Annual Meeting April 14-16, 2023 at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel. […]

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Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County Publishes Monthly Update
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Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County (PHDMC) publishes a Monthly Update on their website (phdmc.org) which contains numerous features pertaining to important healthcare issues and topics of interest to residents of Montgomery County. The March Update can be found here.

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PLAN TO ATTEND MCMS ANNUAL MEETING – THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2023
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

Mark your calendar now to save the date and time and make plans to attend the 2023 MCMS Annual Meeting. The new date of Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 6:00 PM has been recently announced. This event will celebrate the MCMS leadership of 2023 MCMS President John Corker, MD, and acknowledge the dedicated service of […]

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MCMS Comments on Proposed FTC Ban on Non-Compete Clauses
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

A recent Dayton Daily News article featured MCMS President John Corker, MD, and 1st Vice President Tom Proctor, MD, who shared comments on how a recently proposed FTC ban on non-compete contract clauses could affect physicians. This proposal applies to all existing and future non-compete agreements and would nullify nearly every non-compete agreement for physician-owned practices and […]

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MCMS Installs New Leadership for 2023
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Outgoing MCMS President Ricardo Buenaventura, MD, administered the Oath of Office and handed the leadership gavel to 2023 MCMS President John Corker, MD at the meeting of the MCMS Board of Directors on January 12, 2023. Dr. Corker has been involved with organized medicine at all levels – local, state, and national – since his […]

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RISHI Offers Workshop Retreat to Enhance Personal and Professional Resilience
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

The Remen Institute for the Study of Health and Illness (RISHI) at Pure Healthcare is offering a 2.5 day retreat workshop in personal and professional resilience for physicians, nurses, graduate program learners and healthcare paraprofessionals. This year’s “TENDING THE FLAME” workshop will be held May 5-7, 2023 at The Mills Park Hotel in Yellow Springs, […]

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PHDMC Offers Measles Update – Encourages Vaccination
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

The current measles outbreak going on in Columbus, Ohio is now up to 50 confirmed cases, with a 40% hospitalization rate.  All of the cases are unvaccinated. MCMS has shared a report from Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County with member physicians containing comprehensive information on measles identification, diagnostic testing, case reporting requirements, and prevention […]

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CDC issues New Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Pain
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

All healthcare providers should be aware of the new CDC guidelines which update the 2016 guidelines which focused on opioid use for pain management.  The 2022 updates remove the 2016 thresholds for dose and quantity of opioid prescriptions. While it steers away from inflexible standards, the report includes useful recommendations and supporting rationale for treating […]

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Important Information concerning Increasing Presence of Xylazine Exposure in Overdose Deaths
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

Xylazine is a non-opioid sedative analgesic used in veterinary medicine to calm and handle animals for diagnostic tests and for anesthesia and pain relief for animal surgeries.  It is increasingly being detected in drug overdoses.  In a national study, the presence of xylazine in overdose deaths grew nearly 20-fold between 2015-2020 (Friedman, et al., 2022).  […]

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Important Information for Surgeons on CRNA Physician Supervision in Ohio
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

Attention: Ohio surgeons, OB/Gyns, and Other Procedural Specialists MCMS wants to draw your attention to a trend that is happening in the Dayton area. The OSMA has put out the following notice to Ohio surgeons, OB/Gyns, and other procedural specialists, regarding current state law that requires Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) to be directly supervised […]

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COVID-19 bivalent mRNA boosters Information and Shipment Information from ODH
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

Last week, September 2nd, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) sent out a notice to Ohio physician practices and other healthcare providers. New bivalent mRNA COVID-19 boosters created to strengthen protection against the original COVID-19 strain and the currently circulating Omicron variant can be administered to Ohioans age 12 years and older as soon as […]

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OPPORTUNITY FOR TRAINING – Ohio Hepatitis Academic Mentorship Program (OH-HAMP)
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

MCMS has been asked to share information on a program designed to train primary care providers throughout the state using an in-person and tele-mentoring-based approach aimed at improving the health of individuals in underserved communities by building a primary care workforce trained by experts to screen, diagnose, treat, cure and follow persons with chronic Hepatitis […]

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PHDMC Offers Information on Monkeypox for Clinicians
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County has a dedicated web page providing information on Monkeypox for physicians and other clinicians. Please see https://www.phdmc.org/monkeypox/monkeypox-for-healthcare-professionals

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Time to Renew Your MCMS Membership – Use New MCMS Online Portal!
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

We are anxious for you to use our new MCMS membership portal for renewing your MCMS membership. Going forward, many of the MCMS activities will be announced online through this website and through email communication. The online Membership Directory will provide real-time updates to keep the Montgomery County community apprised of your practice location and status.

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MCMS 2022 Annual Meeting Highlights
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Statewide CARE Service Announced to Support Mental & Emotional Well-Being of Ohio’s Healthcare Workforce
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

Columbus, OH  –  A free, anonymous service is being made available to help healthcare workers throughout Ohio screen for mental and emotional health issues and, if needed, connect with licensed mental health professionals and resources. The Well-Being CARE Service is powered by the Ohio State Medical Association Foundation. With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, the Well-Being CARE […]

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MCMS ANNUAL MEETING – Are You Registered?
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

Spring is finally in the air, and with the sunshine and warmer temperatures it is time to come out of hibernation and meet and greet your fellow physicians! MCMS is planning a Cocktail/hors d’oeuvres Reception on Saturday, June 4 at 6:30 PM at Dayton Country Club. A bit different from past annual meetings, this will […]

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PHDMC Issues New Community Levels Tool to Follow COVID Community Rates
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County has a new tool in its toolbox to help track data and provide information on current cases of COVID-19/variants in the community, based on hospital admissions, hospital beds in use for COVID-19 patients, and cases reported. The Low/Medium/High designation levels help communities determine which actions can be taken to […]

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MCMS 2022 Annual Meeting – June 4, 2022
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

Mark Your Calendar and Plan to Attend! June 4, 2022 – 6:30 PM – Dayton Country Club Are you ready to join your physician colleagues and their spouses and guests for a fun and relaxing evening in a beautiful setting? Mark your calendar for 6:30 PM on Saturday, June 4 at the Dayton Country Club […]

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2021 Outgoing MCMS President’s Message
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

The following message was prepared by David O. Griffith, MD, 2021 MCMS President. He highlights the activities of MCMS throughout the past year.

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Safe Opioid Prescribing in Ohio
Montgomery County Medical Society By Amol Soin, MD , Ricardo M. Buenaventura, MD

Most physicians can expect to see a patient that is suffering from pain at some point during their clinical practice. Briefly, pain is an unpleasant sensory experience with both physical and emotional components. Pain is commonly thought to be associated with tissue damage but it can also occur in situations where the tissue damage is threatened as in ischemia, not easily seen such as nerve damage of peripheral neuropathy and in situations where no tissue injury is easily identified such as fibromyalgia, chronic abdominal pain or headaches. Pain has an emotional component that can make one person's pain unbearable while a different person with a similar affliction may have little or no pain. It is the subjective component of pain that makes pain management difficult for patients, doctors and regulators.

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Public Health Advisory issued for Omicron COVID Variant
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

On November 24, 2021, a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, B.1.1.529, was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO). This new variant was first detected in specimens collected on November 11, 2021 in Botswana and on November 14, 2021 in South Africa.

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Recent Retirements / Deaths Recorded
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We're honoring our newly deceased colleagues and giving our congratulations to those who have recently announced their retirement plans.

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MCMS Statement on Ivermectin & COVID-19
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

The Montgomery County Medical Society (MCMS) supports the joint statement by the American Medical Association (AMA), American Pharmacists Association, and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists strongly opposing the ordering, prescribing, or dispensing of Ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19 outside of a clinical trial. This joint statement has been supported by the OSMA as well. […]

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MCMS Task Force Seeks to Identify New Member Activities & Services
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

The MCMS Board of Directors established a Mission Task Force to evaluate the current and future benefits of membership.   The Task Force is focusing on key areas that include: Engaged sense of Community Legislative Advocacy Integration with Public Health initiatives Support of local medical education Enhanced Member Benefits Promotion of professional growth and wellness  With the launch […]

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MCMS Recognizes Constance M. Mahle for Forty Years of Service
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

It is difficult to capture in less than five minutes what someone means to you when they have worked tirelessly for an organization for 40 years.So, I thought I would share with everyone key qualities and values that capture the essence of what Constance M. Mahle, who we all know as Connie, means to the Montgomery County Medical Society and to me…

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