Sep 2, 2021, 17:12 PM
PA Medical Society Offers Multi-Lingual Resources to Address Vaccine Hesitancy
PAMED has been working to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, especially in diverse communities, and has partnered with some of our physician members who are multi-lingual. Check out and share our videos in a variety of languages that provide the facts and dispel common myths.
Aug 31, 2021, 14:48 PM
PAMED Statement: COVID-19 Mitigation Measures
Aug 26, 2021, 15:53 PM
Ephrata Family Physician Honored with PAMED Everyday Hero Award
Danielle Miller, MD, a family physician with Luz Medicine in Ephrata, has been named PAMED’s Everyday Hero for August 2021. She was presented with the award on Aug. 26.
Aug 3, 2021, 13:00 PM
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.
Aug 2, 2021, 14:00 PM
Blair County Otolaryngologist Receives PAMED Everyday Hero Award on July 28 for Leadership Efforts During COVID-19 Pandemic
Elliott Jody Bilofsky, DO, FAOCO, an otolaryngologist at UPMC Altoona Ear Nose & Throat and chief of UPMC Altoona ENT Service, has been named a PAMED Everyday Hero. He was nominated by a colleague, who said that he is not only an outstanding otolaryngologist, but also a humanitarian and leader.
Aug 2, 2021, 14:00 PM
Lancaster Ophthalmologist Earns PAMED Community Volunteer Award for Providing Free Care to Thousands of Inner City Youth
David I. Silbert, MD, an ophthalmologist from Lancaster County, was recently named the 2021 recipient of PAMED's Physician Award for Community Voluntary Service.
Jul 30, 2021, 15:18 PM
PAMED Press Release: Tower Health Announces Alliance with Penn Medicine
Tower Health has announced a strategic alliance with Penn Medicine. Tower Health has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) to develop a strategic alliance with Penn Medicine.
Jul 7, 2021, 08:45 AM
Pennsylvania Medical Society Offers Health Care Innovation Grants for Creative Approaches to the Field of Medicine
PAMED is thrilled to invite its members who have ideas of innovative projects that can be replicated and applied across the state to submit Letters of Intent for one-time health care innovation grants.
Jul 1, 2021, 08:55 AM
PAMED Awards $500,000 in First Health Care Innovation Grants
The Pennsylvania Medical Society awarded grants to physicians and organizations in a new program that encourages innovation in health care. The eight winners were announced at the House of Delegates in Hershey.
Jun 30, 2021, 15:27 PM
Statement: PAMED Applauds General Assembly for Passing Informed Consent Law
As a result of PAMED's strong advocacy on behalf of the state’s physicians and patients, we were successful in getting informed consent legislation across the finish line today as it was signed into law by the Governor and immediately takes effect.
Jun 18, 2021, 09:30 AM
Grant Funds Awarded to Support Independent Physicians in Improving Health Care Delivery and Access
The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) recently teamed up with its Care Centered Collaborative and Highmark to award nearly $4 million in Community Care Grants.
Jun 17, 2021, 11:06 AM
York County Psychiatrist Receives PAMED Everyday Hero Award for Exemplary Patient Care and Collaboration with Colleagues
Gregory Bredow, MD, a psychiatrist at WellSpan Philhaven - New Freedom, has been named PAMED’s Everyday Hero for June 2021. He received the award at a virtual ceremony on June 17.
Jun 10, 2021, 16:44 PM
PAMED Statement: UnitedHealthcare to Stop Payments for Non-Emergency Care in ERs
If you think health insurers aren’t making life and death decisions, think again. A policy change recently announced by United Healthcare will most certainly deter acutely ill patients from doing what is in their best interest…going to the emergency room.
May 20, 2021, 14:29 PM
Patients Remind Legislators to let ‘Providers Prescribe’ in Pennsylvania
On May 24, state Rep. Steven Mentzer (R, Lancaster) and Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R, York) along with patient advocates from across Pennsylvania will hosted a press conference to encourage legislators to prioritize HB 225 and SB 225. If passed, this legislation would curb restrictive prior authorization and step therapy (fail first) practices imposed by health insurers.
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, 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.