No matter what career path a physician chooses – independent practice, employment by a hospital or health system, or something in between – physicians are all united by the common goal of providing quality care to patients.
A 2016 Medscape survey of 5,000 physicians revealed that 81 percent of respondents – both employed and self-employed – reported a high level of pride and accomplishment in their work.
Here are two new national physician groups who are working to ensure physicians maintain their voice to advocate on behalf of patients:
Marion Mass, MD, a pediatrician practicing in Doylestown, Pa., recently organized the debut event for PPA. On Feb. 2, physicians attended a PPA meeting in the historical Member's Room of the Library of Congress, in Washington D.C. Presentations on topics like Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and social media's impact on health care reform were given by lawmakers, physicians, and journalists from around the country.
The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) advocates every day for physicians across the state – regardless of specialty or practice setting – on issues such as physician-led, team-based care; opioid abuse; and prior authorization, credentialing, and MOC reform. Learn more about our advocacy efforts here.