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https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/Home:About PAMED:News Room<p>The Pennsylvania Medical Society welcomes the opportunity to work with newspaper reporters and editors, broadcasters, and web-based media. We can: </p><ul dir="ltr"><li><p>Comment on most health care issues facing us today</p></li><li><p>Provide you with story ideas</p></li><li><p>Link you with experts for your stories</p></li></ul><p>Contact Chuck Moran, Director of Media and Public Relations, at <a href="mailto:cmoran@pamedsoc.org">cmoran@pamedsoc.org</a> or (717) 558-7820.</p><p> Following Chuck on Twitter @chuckmoran7.</p>

 

 

https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/ChristopherPresidentPhiladelphia Physician Sworn in as 168th President of The Pennsylvania Medical Society<p>​Theodore A. Christopher, MD, FACEP, professor and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, has been sworn in as the 168th president of PAMED.<br></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/PAMEDBoardElectionPhysicians elected to Pennsylvania Medical Society Board for 2018<p>​At its annual House of Delegates meeting, held on October 14-15 in Hershey, Pa., members of the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) elected the following physicians to positions on the statewide organization’s board of trustees.<br></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/VPJohnElectedLawrence John MD starts new role as Vice President of PAMED<p>​<span style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;font-size:12pt;">Lawrence R. John, MD, a board-certified family medicine specialist from Pittsburgh, was elected by his peers to serve as vice president of Pennsylvania Medical Society in 2018.</span><br></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/CBSPhillyDocsOnCallCBS Philly, PAMED team up for Doctors on Call 2017<p>​PAMED members volunteered to take calls from CBS Philly viewers.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/kyw2017DocsOnCallPAMED Volunteer Physicians to be featured on 'Docs on Call' with CBS 3<p>​'Docs on Call,' a public service television show coordinated between PAMED and CBS 3 Philadelphia, returns to Philadelphia on September 6, 2017.<br></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/2017Under4041 Young Physicians Among the Best Named to 2017 “Pennsylvania’s Top Physicians Under 40” List<p>​The Pennsylvania Medical Society announces its 2017 Top Physicians Under 40<br></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/DSA2017Gerald Tracy, MD, helped bring medical education to Northeast Pennsylvania<p>Gerald Tracy MD was named the recipient of the 2017 Pennsylvania Medical Society Distinguished Service Award.<br></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/CommunityVolunteerAwardWinnerMember dedicated to community volunteerism awarded<p>​Easton's Koroush Khalighi, MD, was named the 2017 recipient of the PAMED Physician Award for Community Voluntary Service.<br></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/WGALDocsonCall2017“Doctors on Call” Physicians Assist TV Viewers with Health Care Questions<p>​<span><span>More than 350 Susquehanna Valley residents called and spoke with physician volunteers from PAMED on May 31 during the “Doctors on Call” TV broadcast. </span></span></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/DocsOnCallWGALPAMED, WGAL team up for Doctors on Call 2017<p>​Member volunteers from the Pennsylvania Medical Society will take questions from WGAL 8 viewers during the evening news on May 31 from 4 to 6:30 pm.<br></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/PatientPollCollaborativeAgreementsPennsylvanians want collaborative agreements between nurse practitioners and medical doctors<p>​A poll of Pennsylvania adults believe collaborative agreements between nurse practitioners and medical doctors should be maintained and not eliminated.<br></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/LicensureMovesSB25PAMED reacts to SB 25 committee vote <p>​The Pennsylvania Senate Licensure Committee voted 13-2 to move SB25 out of committee.<br></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/POLSTstatementStatement: POLST legislation would ensure care is consistent with patients end-of-life preferences<p>​PAMED joined Sen. Yaw and Rep. Cutler in support of upcoming POLST legislation.<br></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/cutlerstatementSB25introMedical care needs guaranteed collaboration, not Pennsylvania SB 25<p>SB 25 seeks to allow those with graduate nursing degrees to practice medicine without a medical degree and without the guaranteed back-up of a medical doctor.<br></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/CCCreleaseValue-based care is focus of the Care Centered Collaborative<p>​The Care Centered Collaborative was created by PAMED to help independent physicians with value-based care.<br></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/hb288statementHeffley Bill As Introduced Gains PAMED Support<p>​​On February 2, 2017, Pa. Representative Doyle Heffley introduced HB 288 with PAMED support as written.</p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/PaDepartmentsMergeGovernor Wolf Announces Plan to Create Department of Health and Human Services<p>​​Statement on proposed Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services</p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/2017volunteerNomination2017 Physician Award for Community Voluntary Service News<p>​Nominations are being taken for the 2017 Physician Award for Voluntary Community Service.</p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/Under40AwardNominationsState’s ‘Top Physicians Under 40’ Aims to Recognize and Keep Best of Best in Pennsylvania<p>​Nominations for the 2017 Pennsylvania Top Physicians Under 40 are now being taken.</p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/RaniowskinamedEVPRaniowski named EVP<p>​​​Pennsylvania Medical Society names Martin Raniowski to position of executive vice president to run day-to-day operations of association.</p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/CutlerPresidentMontgomery County Physician Sworn in as 167th President of The Pennsylvania Medical Society<p>​Charles Cutler, MD, MACP, an internal medicine specialist from Norristown, was sworn in as the 167th president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) on October 22, 2016.</p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/PHNSIPNNew Patient Care Delivery System Enters Health Care ‘Race to Get Bigger’ by Keeping Things Small<p>The October 2016 news release from the Pennsylvania Health News Service Project (PHNS) takes a closer look at Pennsylvania physicians who have formed Independent Provider Networks (IPNs). <br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/40Under40Recipients42 Young Physicians Among the Best Earn Physician 40 Under 40 Recognition<p>When it comes to the practice of medicine and caring for patients, 42 physicians under the age of 40 won't allow their youth to be a hurdle in what they can accomplish.<br></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/IntlServiceAward2016Midstate Physician Wins State Medical Society's International Voluntary Service Award<p>​A Central Pennsylvania physician with a strong passion for medical volunteer work in underdeveloped countries has been named the recipient of the 2016 Pennsylvania Medical Society's Physician Award for International Voluntary Service. <br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/OpioidsInSchoolsIs Your School Ready for An Opioids Overdose?<p>​How serious is the country's opioid misuse epidemic? Serious enough for Pennsylvania to call a special session of its legislature and to take several other steps including a push for public schools to stock up on a life-saving, overdose reversal drug.</p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/HealthyLivingGrant2016York Health Care Organization Receives PAMED Grant for Healthy Living in Ethnic Communities<p>​Katallasso Family Health Center in York has been recognized as the 2016 recipient of the Pennsylvania Medical Society's Grant for Healthy Living in Ethnic Communities. <br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/OpioidGuidelinesJuly19PAMED Applauds Steps in Adoption of Opioid Guidelines<p>​The State Board of Pharmacy and the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine reviewed opioid prescribing guidelines on July 19, 2016. PAMED applauds steps toward the adoption of opioid guidelines.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/OralParityPennsylvania Becomes 42nd State to Enact Oral Chemotherapy Parity LawGovernor Wolf has signed the Oral Chemotherapy Parity legislation today, making Pennsylvania the 42nd state to enact oral parity. Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/PAMEDCEOUpdatePennsylvania Medical Society CEO to Lead Washington, DC-Based ASTHO<p>​Michael Fraser, PhD, CAE, has resigned from the Pennsylvania Medical Society as its chief executive office and executive vice president to accept the position of executive director at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials in Washington, D.C.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/OpioidSessionStatementStatement: Special Session Will Help Pennsylvania Address Opioid Abuse and Misuse<p>​<span><span>​PAMED President Scott Shapiro, MD, reacts to today's announcement that a Special Session of the General Assembly would be held to address opioid abuse in Pennsylvania.</span></span></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/OpioidSpecialSessionStatementStatement: Special Session Will Help PA Address Opioid Abuse and Misuse<p>​PAMED President Scott Shapiro, MD, reacts to today's announcement that a Special Session of the General Assembly would be held to address opioid abuse in Pennsylvania.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/PHNSFireworksPennsylvania Physicians Advocate for Firework Safety<p>​Doctors across the state debunk four myths ahead of the Fourth of July</p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/PAFairnessActStatementState Physicians Want a Statewide Law to Prohibit Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination<p>​<span>The following is a statement from Scott Shapiro MD, president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and a practicing cardiologist in Montgomery County regarding HB 1510 / SB 974.</span></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/SB1202StatementPennsylvania Medical Society Reacts to Opioid Education Bill Moving out of State Committee<p><span style="font-size:11pt;">Senate Bill 1202, a bill that would require prescribers of opioids to take continuing medical education related to this type of medication moved out of PA's Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee. PAMED President Scott Shapiro, MD, has issued a statement regarding the bill.<br></span></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/PHNSSurgeryOpioidsSurgery and Opioids: Changing The Perioperative Patient Experience and Expectation<p>​Should patients expect their doctor to write an opioid prescription when recovering from surgery?<br></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/SuperbugStatementPennsylvania Medical Society Reacts to Superbug Found Within Commonwealth<p>​PAMED President Scott Shapiro, MD, reacts to the announcement that a Pennsylvania woman is believed to be the first person in the United States to carry a rare bacteria that can withstand antibiotics of last resort.</p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/DocsonCall2016JETPa. Medical Society Volunteers Help 125 Jet 24 Viewers in Erie During ‘Docs On Call’ Television Broadcast<p>​JET 24’s broadcast of “Docs on Call” on May 24 resulted in physician volunteers from the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) responding to 125 calls from area TV viewers. </p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/DocsonCallErie2016JET 24 and Pennsylvania Medical Society Team Up to Host Popular Public Service Program<p>​<span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;">PAMED and Erie County Medical Society are again partnering with JET 24 to bring health care guidance to area viewers with their “Doctors on Call” public service program on Tuesday, May 24. </span></span></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/StatementSB717Senate Committee Action Fragments the Health Care Team<p>PAMED released a statement on action taken by the Pennsylvania Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee on SB 717.<br></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/GuestOpBeSmartBeSafeBeSureBe Smart. Be Safe. Be Sure. Public Health Initiative Targets Opioid Use.<p>​The following is a guest opinion from Scott Shapiro, MD, president of PAMED.<br></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/CalltoActionBeSmartBeSafeBeSurePennsylvania Physician Call-to-Action Announced<p>​<span>Pennsylvania Medical Society kicks off ‘Be Smart. Be Safe. Be Sure.’ Initiative to address opioid epidemic</span></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/WGALDocsonCall2016WrapUpPAMED Members Take 232 Calls from WGAL TV Viewers During “Doctors On Call” Broadcast<p>​WGAL’s broadcast of “Doctors on Call” on May 11 resulted in physician volunteers from PAMED responding to 232 calls from area television viewers. </p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/HighmarkACAPennsylvania Medical Society Reacts to Highmark’s $5.5 Million Unconfirmed Diagnosis Code Incentive Program<p>​The following is a statement from Scott Shapiro, MD, president of PAMED, reacting to the May 3 news release from Highmark that announced $5.5 million for a program focused on chronic disease.</p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/WGALDocsOnCall2016WGAL and PA Medical Society Team Up to Host Popular Public Service Program<p>​<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;">PAMED is again partnering with WGAL to bring health care guidance to midstate TV viewers with their “Doctors on Call” public service program on Wednesday, May 11. </span></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/FDAECigsPennsylvania Physicians Applaud FDA Rule on E-Cigs<p>​<span>The following statement from Scott Shapiro, MD, president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and a practicing physician in Montgomery County, is in regards to today’s announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on electronic cigarettes</span></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/HAPCRNPSPAMED STATEMENT: Why don’t hospitals want physicians and nurses to collaborate?<p>​<span>The following is a statement from Scott Shapiro, MD, president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and a practicing physician in Montgomery County. Dr. Shapiro reacts to the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania deciding collaborative agreements between physicians and nurse practitioners are not important</span></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/ToomeyPROPActPennsylvania Medical Society Reacts to Sen. Toomey and the PROP Act<p>The following is a statement from Scott Shapiro, MD, president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and a practicing cardiologist from Montgomery County, in response to Sen. Toomey’s news conference held on April 29 at Lehigh Valley Hospital.​</p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/GetRidofMediciationsGet Rid of Medications No Longer Needed, Say Pennsylvania Physicians<p>​Take advantage of National Take-Back Initiative this weekend</p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/SupportMikeReganPennsylvania Physicians Announce Support for Mike Regan<p>​<span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">PAMPAC has announced its support for Mike Regan, candidate for the Pennsylvania Senate in the 31st district. </span></p>Media Professionals;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/about-pamed/news-room/MedicalMarijuanaActPennsylvania Medical Society Statement on the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act<p>​The following statement from Scott Shapiro, MD, president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and a practicing cardiologist from Montgomery County, is in response to passage of SB 3 </p>Media Professionals;#