Welcome to the Fall 2019 issue of Pennsylvania Physician

We hope you enjoy the fall issue of Pennsylvania Physician, where we highlight our 2019 award winners and discuss important topics such as social determinants of health, medical record requests from attorneys, the proposed venue rule change and its potential impact of causing physicians to practice more defensive medicine, and more.

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In this issue:

Check out these features and more in this issue of Pennsylvania Physician:

Page 26: Top Physicians Under 40
Each year, PAMED recognizes Pennsylvania’s young talent in diverse medical specialties across the health care spectrum. Check out this year’s winners.

Page 42: Attorneys and Record Request Charges
The debate continues regarding fees that health care providers may charge attorneys for copies of client medical records. Do you know the rules?

Page 44: Embracing Social Determinants of Health
How can physicians keep patients healthy when much of their health depends on social factors? PAMED explores this question with community leaders.

Page 54: Defensive Medicine to Avoid Lawsuits
Proposed venue rule changes could result in physicians practicing more defensive medicine.

Page 62: Meet Your Vice President Candidates
Mark A. Lopatin, MD, and David A. Talenti, MD, are running for the position of PAMED vice president. Elections will take place at the House of Delegates on  Oct. 26, 2019. Learn more about their viewpoints in this Q&A.

Questions? Please contact our Knowledge Center at 855-PAMED4U (855-726-3348). Enjoy the reading, and please offer feedback and suggest new ideas to explore at PennsylvaniaPhysician@pamedsoc.org.

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