Apr 27, 2021, 12:15 PM
UPMC Pulmonologist Receives PAMED’s April Everyday Hero Award
Navitha Ramesh, MD, who practices pulmonology and critical care medicine at UPMC West Shore in Mechanicsburg and UPMC Community Osteopathic in Harrisburg, has been recognized by PAMED as an Everyday Hero.
Apr 19, 2021, 12:18 PM
Press Release: Scranton Orthopedic Surgeon Earns PAMED Lifetime Achievement Award for 40 Years of Community Service
John H. Doherty, Jr., MD, an orthopadeic surgeon from Lackawanna County who practices at Geisinger Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine in Scranton was named the 2021 recipient of PAMED's Distinguished Service Award.
Apr 19, 2021, 12:13 PM
Press Release: Lancaster County Physician Earns PAMED Award for Community Voluntary Service
David I. Silbert, MD, an ophthalmologist from Lancaster County, was recently named the 2021 recipient of PAMED's Physician Award for Community Voluntary Service.
Apr 19, 2021, 09:22 AM
Press Release: PAMED Recognizes 2021 Top Physicians Under 40 Award Recipients
PAMED released its list of this year’s Top Physicians Under 40. Learn more about this year’s list of up-and-coming leaders.
Apr 8, 2021, 14:58 PM
Prior Authorization and the COVID-19 Pandemic Causing Even More Patient Care Delays and Treatment Abandonment
There has been little relief from this decades-old problem for physicians and their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. New physician survey data from the American Medical Association is proof.
Mar 24, 2021, 08:01 AM
Press Statement: Physicians Face Sea of Obstacles in Vaccinating Patients
Physicians, along with their colleagues in health care, have been the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year. Now that there are vaccines, they stand ready and willing to vaccinate the patients they’ve been caring for through this difficult time. It isn’t that easy, though. Many physicians’ offices face a slew of hurdles.
Mar 23, 2021, 14:06 PM
Erie Family Physician Wins March Everyday Hero Award
Kelli K. DeSanctis, DO, who practices as a family medicine physician at Millcreek Family Practice & Internal Medicine in Erie, has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) as an Everyday Hero.
Mar 19, 2021, 09:00 AM
Philadelphia Physician Wins February Everyday Hero Award
Rene Rothstein Rubin, MD, FACP, a hematologist and medical oncologist at Rittenhouse Hematology in Philadelphia, has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Medical Society as an Everyday Hero.
Feb 22, 2021, 09:26 AM
Organizations Team Up to Support Independent Physicians in Improving Health Care and Making It More Accessible
PAMED is thrilled to team up with its Care Centered Collaborative and Highmark to make nearly $4 million in PAMED Community Care Grants available to physicians (who work in the community and are not affiliated with a health care system or hospital) to support services and projects designed to improve health care and make health care more accessible.
Feb 10, 2021, 12:37 PM
Pennsylvania Legislation Aims to Improve Patient Care and Decrease Harmful Delays in Needed Appropriate Treatments
On February 10, 2021, Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill and Rep. Steven Mentzer announced the introduction of legislation that would reform the onerous prior authorization and step therapy (fail first) processes that are delaying appropriate patient care and increasingly undermining longstanding decisions made between physicians and their patients for the betterment of patient health care.
Jan 22, 2021, 16:28 PM
Gov. Wolf Announces Secretary of Health Nomination and Interim Acting Physician General
Governor Wolf announced that, effective Jan. 23, 2021, Alison Beam will serve as Pennsylvania’s new Secretary of Health and Wendy Braund, MD, MPH, MSEd, FACPM, a Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) member, will serve as Interim Acting Physician General.
Jan 19, 2021, 16:23 PM
STATEMENT: PAMED Congratulates Dr. Rachel Levine’s Assistant Secretary of Health Nomination By President-Elect Biden
PAMED issued the following statement regarding Dr. Rachel Levine's nomination to assistant secretary of health by President-Elect Joe Biden.
Jan 19, 2021, 16:21 PM
STATEMENT: PAMED Continues to Advocate for Prioritization of All Frontline Health Workers for the COVID-19 Vaccine
PAMED issued the following statement regarding the recent update of DOH's interim vaccination plan.
Dec 30, 2020, 02:02 AM
STATEMENT: PAMED Applauds Department of Health’s First Step to Vaccinate Independent Physicians
Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine, announced today an order that directs hospitals, federally qualified health centers, and pharmacies to designate 10 percent of their COVID-19 vaccines for physicians and other health care workers in practices not affiliated with large systems.
Dec 15, 2020, 12:50 PM
STATEMENT: PAMED Urges Congress to Go Back to the Drawing Board in Developing Solution to Surprise Billing
PAMED issued the following statement strongly urging Congress to go back to the drawing board and put together a more balanced surprise billing proposal – one that does not heavily favor insurers, diminish the essential role physicians play in delivering life-saving treatments, or reduce access to care.
Nov 3, 2020, 09:04 AM
PAMED and 50 Pennsylvania Organizations Urge Public to Get Flu Shots
COVID-19 has drastically changed the way we are approaching flu season this year, health care providers across the Commonwealth are encouraging every eligible individual to get their flu shot.
Oct 26, 2020, 08:39 AM
Mechanicsburg Physician Elected Vice President of the Pennsylvania Medical Society
F. Wilson Jackson, MD, a gastroenterologist from Mechanicsburg, Pa., was elected by a statewide group of physicians Saturday to serve as vice president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.
Oct 24, 2020, 10:34 AM
Philadelphia Physician Becomes 171st President of the Pennsylvania Medical Society
Michael A. DellaVecchia, MD, PhD, FACS, FICS, FCPP, a combination ophthalmologist, pathologist and biomedical scientist from Philadelphia, was sworn in as the 171st president of PAMED.
Sep 29, 2020, 12:22 PM
STATEMENT: Why PAMED Supports Pilot Program for Nurse Practitioners
The Pennsylvania Medical Society announced its support for a 6-year pilot program that would collect data to measure the impact of independent CRNPs in Pennsylvania’s designated primary care Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Jul 17, 2020, 11:08 AM
Erie Surgeon’s 50-Mile Run Raises Money for Food Bank; Recognized as ‘Everyday Hero’ by Pa. Medical Society
David Almeida, MD, MBA, PhD, a vitreoretinal eye surgeon from Erie, has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) as the July Everyday Hero.