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August 17, 2016

In This Issue:
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"From Burnout to Standout" with Dr. Mark McNeill
MAHEC Job Fair 9/21/16
WCMS Rural Medicine Affinity Group 9/8/16
Newcomers Picnic 9/18/16
Save the Date: The Governor's Institute Presents The Opioid Epidemic: Guidance for Healthcare Providers
New Members at WCMS
Dr. Baksh Brings Pain Management Services to St. Luke
Preventing Burnout: Finding Joy in Medicine
NCMS Health Care Leadership and Management Program is Accepting Applications
UPCOMING EVENTS 
 
"From Burnout to Standout" with Dr. Mark McNeill
WCMS is committed to improving physician wellness across WNC. Many of you enjoyed the full-day Burnout-Prevention retreat we hosted in April, and we are now offering mini-sessions aimed at important topics. We hope you'll attend one or both of these upcoming sessions as part of WCMS' new physician wellness program- "The Healthy Healer"!
Session One- "From Burnout to Standout" (Sept. 6th at 6:00pm)
How one Physician's Burnout Fueled an Innovative Practice
This session will focus on Dr. McNeill's own story- his journey through burnout and the changes it inspired him to make in his practice.  This will also be a chance for all attendees to discuss some of their own struggles in practicing medicine and helping each other find strategies. Dr. Bob Henderson will join Dr. McNeill in facilitating discussion.  
Session Two - "Get Home Early" (Oct. 4th at 6:00pm)
Tips & Tricks to Improve your Practice using the Patient Portal
The second session will focus on practical ways to improve your practice and get home earlier, specifically by becoming more efficient and effective using your EMR's patient portal. 
Click here for more information and to register. Light hors d'ouevres will be provided.  We recommend attending both September and October sessions, but attendees are free to attend one, the other, or both.
MAHEC Job Fair 9/21/16
To register, contact julie.michalove@mahec.net


WCMS Rural Medicine Affinity Group 9/8/16
Community Care of Western North Carolina will join the group to discuss the opioid crisis and potential resources for providers in the Region. We'll be meeting from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Mars Hill location of the Hot Springs Medical Program. Dinner will be provided. 

Register Now: Newcomers Picnic 9/18/16 - Bring the Whole Family
The picnic will again be held at Yesterday Spaces in Leicester. We're looking forward to welcoming physicians who are new to the area and meeting Physician Assistants who will be eligible for membership in 2017! Bring the whole family for an afternoon of food and fun!

Save the Date: The Governor's Institute Presents
The Opioid Epidemic: Guidance for Healthcare Providers - October 6, 11, 13
Content for The Opioid Epidemic: Guidance for Healthcare Providers, will be tailored based on the specific needs of individual communities. In general, the trainings will be focused on practical clinical aspects of the role of prescribers, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers in providing pain management and prevention of and early intervention for substance use disorders.

Event flyers with details and registration information will be available soon. Each session will last 2.5-3 hours beginning at 5:30 p.m. and will include dinner.

Henderson County event led by Dr. Paul Martin and hosted at Pardee Health Education Center: Thursday, October 6

Haywood County event led by Dr. Don Teater and hosted at Lake Junaleska Conference Center: Tuesday, October 11

Buncombe County event led by Dr. Paul Martin and hosted at MAHEC facility: Thursday, October 13
LOCAL NEWS
 
New Members at WCMS
Check out the most recent members to WCMS.
Dr. Baksh Brings Pain Management Services to St. Luke
St. Luke's Hospital now has the right physician: Javid Baksh, DO, a physician who has practiced in Western North Carolina since 2012 and specializes in pain management, as director of its brand new Pain Center.
Click here to continue reading.
ITEMS OF INTEREST
 
Preventing Burnout: Finding Joy in Medicine
From The Happy MD - Stop Physician Burnout - Unconscious Gender Bias in the Healthcare Workplace - Part One

In this blog post we will show you a sixth cause of physician burnout that is unique to women physicians and invisible to the men who share the very same workplace.
Click here to continue reading.
NCMS Health Care Leadership and Management Program is Accepting Applications
The NCMS Foundation is now accepting applications from physicians for their Health Care Leadership and Management program. This leadership development program has a business focus and provides physicians with knowledge and tools to lead in value-driven health care systems.

The revised dates are:
Block I/Kick off of Program: October 14 - October 16, 2016
Block II: December 9 - December 11, 2016
Block III: March 10 - March 12, 2017
Block IV/Graduation: June 23 - June 25, 2017

For additional information and to register, please click here.

Tuition is $4,900 for NCMS members and $8,900 for nonmembers (NCMS membership is $430/year).
Job Board & Classified Ads
Office Manager - Grace G. Evins, MD
Medical Assistant - Vickery Family Medicine
Front Office Receptionist - Asheville Neurology Specialists
Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner - Andrews Internal Medicine
Nurse Practitioner -  Apple Valley Family Medicine

To find out how you can post a Job or Classified Ad click here.

WCMS is a thriving 700+ member professional association of the physicians of western North Carolina and a chartered component medical society of the NC Medical Society and the AMA. The WCMS is an organization run by physicians for physicians.


Our Mission
WCMS Association: WCMSA is the physicians' voice advocating for the health of the physician, the patient, and the community, through strengthening the physician-patient relationship.

WCMS Foundation: WCMSF is the physician and community-led charitable arm of the medical society improving access to quality healthcare, decreasing disparities in health, and promoting health & wellness.

Our Vision
To be a dynamic physician community dedicated to a healthy, vibrant Western North Carolina.
 

About WCMS
The purpose of WCMS is: 

  • To strengthen the voice of WNC physicians in advocating for the health of the medical profession, the health of the patient, and the health of our region
  • To inform, educate and prepare physicians for rapidly occurring changes in health care at national, state, and local levels
  • To share legislative and policy information and advocate on behalf of physicians in areas of mutual interest
  • To share available resources in areas of mutual interest
  • To promote physician-to-physician communication and dialogue in an open, honest and safe environment

We hope you enjoy our weekly e-Newsletter. If you have questions or suggestions please feel free to contact me.  

Sincerely,

Photo: Miriam Schwarz, WCMS CEO
Miriam Schwarz


 

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Miriam Schwarz, MPA

WCMS CEO/Executive Director