March, 2016

"A society grows great when old men plant trees they know they will never sit in the shade of."  Greek proverb


Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians

Philly doctor is top physician teacher! 
David O'Gurek, MD
named 2016 'Exemplary Teacher of the Year'

(HARRISBURG, PA Feb. 22, 2016) This year, Pennsylvania's top physician teacher is from Philadelphia! The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP) has chosen David O'Gurek, MD of Philadelphia as its 2016 Family Exemplary Teacher of the Year. Dr. O'Gurek will be presented with his award at the 2016 PAFP Annual Business Meeting, beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 11, in the Marquis C room of the Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Read More

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Nancy Barr, MD has been selected to receive the Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award from Univ. of Maryland's AOA Honor Medical Society.

This award is "presented annually to recognize a community physician who contributes with distinction to the education and training of clinical students."   Read More.

NeedyMeds is committed to education. Regularly scheduled webinars are one way that we keep NeedyMeds' users informed about our organization and about relevant health-related topics.  

Upcoming Monthly Webinars

These webinars are held regularly and present an overview of the many different resources available on the NeedyMeds website. During a webinar, you will learn how to navigate the NeedyMeds website most efficiently to help yourself and others. Some of this information can be overlooked, so even if you are a regular NeedyMeds user, if you attend a webinar - you might learn something new!  Read More 

Special Topic Webinars

"Talking Trash," What You Need to Know About Medical Waste Disposal
Click on the link to register:  April 7, 2016 at 2:00PM Eastern Time

Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation: Patient and Provider Resources
Click on the link to register:  May 11, 2016 at 2:00PM Eastern Time

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