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Slate of Nominees for 2017-2018 p. 5

8th Annual SCMS Foundation Golf Outing Saturday, June 10, 2017 p. 14 -15

www.SaginawCountyMS.com

13th Annual Health Fair p. 16-19


Dr. Fugazzi Joins the Covenant Radiation Center Team Covenant HealthCare is pleased to

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Physician Resiliency Save the Date! Tuesday, September 19, 2017

PRESIDENT Virginia R. Dedicatoria, MD PRESIDENT-ELECT Julia M. Walter, MD PAST PRESIDENT Danielle C. Duncan, MD

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SECRETARY Maliha N. Shaikh, MD TREASURER Thomas J. Veverka, MD BOARD OF DIRECTORS

B.L. Nahata, MD Zubeda S. Khan, MD Sanjay J. Talati, MD Anthony M. Zacharek, MD Mildred J. Willy, MD BULLETIN EDITOR Louis L. Constan, MD RETIREE REPRESENTATIVE Larry S. Kelly, MD RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE Rahul Jacob, MD PEER REVIEW ETHICS COMMITTEE Waheed Akbar, MD Caroline G.M. Scott, MD James R. Hines, MD

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MSMS DELEGATES Elvira M. Dawis, MD B.L. Nahata, MD Zubeda S. Khan, MD Sanjay J. Talati, MD

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St. Mary’s of Michigan/Ascension

Slate of Nominees for 2017-2018

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Covenant HealthCare

From the Editor

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Alliance News CASA Volunteers Needed Attention Retired Members In Memory – Ramesh Kumar, MD June Birthdays CME Announcements CMU Office of Continuing Medical Education

MSMS ALTERNATE DELEGATES Caroline G.M. Scott, MD Vijay K. Chaku, MD Waheed Akbar, MD Gopi K. Nallani, MD Anthony M. Zacharek, MD Dennis A. Boysen, MD Steven J. Vance, MD Daniel J. Wechter, MD J. Patricia Dhar, MD MSMS DISTRICT 8 DIRECTOR Thomas J. Veverka, MD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Joan M. Cramer ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Keri Benkert

Key Provider of the Month – HealthSource Saginaw

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CMU College of Medicine

Deductible Gift Today! Key Providers Calendar of Events

AMA ACCME Call for Comment (deadline May 25) The Bulletin can be viewed online at www.SaginawCountyMS.com under the Bulletin tab.

Virginia R. Dedicatoria, MD Mildred J. Willy, MD

13th Annual Health Fair

President’s Letter

Julia M. Walter, MD Mohammad Yahya Khan, MD

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April Membership Meeting

SCMS Foundation Golf Outing Saturday, June 10, 2017 Sponsorship and Team Registration Forms

ON THE COVER: Delta College Nursing Students and Faculty who volunteered at this year’s Health Fair. Thank you! EDITOR Louis L. Constan, MD

PUBLISHER Saginaw County Medical Society

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Joan M. Cramer

350 St. Andrews Rd., Suite 242, Saginaw, Michigan 48638-5988. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Web: SaginawCountyMS.com

DESIGNER Lori Krygier

Telephone: (989) 790-3590. Fax: (989) 790-3640 E-Mail: Joan@SaginawCountyMS.com jmcramer@sbcglobal.net

All statements or comments in the Bulletin are those of the writers, and not necessarily the opinion of the Saginaw County Medical Society. Contributions are welcome. We publish committee reports, letters to the editor, Alliance reports, public health activities of the members, and some personal items (birthdays, weddings, graduations and like events). The Editor determines which are accepted. Advertisements are accepted as space is available at our going rates. Members may advertise office information, professional services, skills, and procedures, also at our going rates. We do not accept advertisements from nonmembers, or non-Saginaw hospitals. The Bulletin is mailed free of charge to SCMS members as part of their membership. Complimentary copies are sent to various other parties. Others may subscribe at the rate of $50 per year.

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PRESIDENT’S LETTER

The Future of Medicine in Saginaw By Virginia R. Dedicatoria, MD

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s my year as President comes to a close, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your membership and support. Whether you are in solo or group practice, employed, a surgeon, family physician, internist, Ob/Gyn or any of the many other specialties that embody SCMS members, thank you. We are stronger as a group than as individual physicians practicing medicine in 2017. I find it appropriate for my last article to share an email received from Dean Kikano of the CMU College of Medicine. The SCMS congratulates the 2017 Inaugural Class, and encourages the new doctors of medicine to return to Saginaw to practice, and continue to grow the relationships made in our community during your four years of medical

school. Special congratulations to Swapna Gudipati, MD, CMU CoM Class of 2017, and daughter of long-time SCMS members and past presidents, Drs. Rao and Suhasini Gudipati.

May 8, 2017 Congratulations to all of you! The pride we are all feeling today is well-deserved. The Central Michigan University College of Medicine’s inaugural commencement ceremony yesterday was the successful culmination of many years of hard work, vision in action and a dedicated focus on our mission to care for the under-served.

Yesterday’s ceremony means there are now 62 passionate individuals who now have “M.D.” after their names, and will be going out into the world as excellent physicians, bringing our mission to life. We are so proud each one of our graduates has also been matched for residency training, many of them right here in Michigan. I invite you to experience the celebration and joy of our faculty, staff and students by viewing these photographs from the event. Local and regional media have also shared the news of our success, as is appropriate; we are impacting the critical future of health care in a pro-active, positive way – by training these much-needed physicians who we know will care deeply for their patients. continued on page 5

Whether you are in solo or group practice, employed, a surgeon, family physician, internist, Ob/Gyn or any of the many other specialties that embody SCMS members, thank you. We are stronger as a group than as individual Virginia R. Dedicatoria, MD

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physicians practicing medicine in 2017.


SLATE OF NOMINEES FOR 2017-2018 The following is the Slate of Nominees for 2017-2018. The Slate will be voted on by the membership at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Drs. Suhasini and Rao Gudipati with daughters, Smitha Gudipati and Swapna Gudipati, MD

CMU CoM Dean George Kikano MD, CMU President Dr. George Ross and Swapna Gudipati, MD

continued from page 4 Dr. A. Lorris Betz, yesterday’s commencement speaker, stressed to these new doctors that - if they remembered only one thing from his speech - he wanted it to be the fact that they should not only care for their patients, but also care about their patients. I have no doubt that this unique Inaugural Class of the CMU CoM group of individuals, who took a chance on a new medical school and believed in our mission from the start, will do just that. It will be exciting to see the impact these new and ambitious doctors have on our region, on the state of Michigan, and in the communities they serve throughout their careers. Thank you to all of the staff, employed and volunteer faculty, our supporters, the CMU administration, and our community and clinical partners for the hard work and the support each of you has given to help make this historic moment a reality. Yesterday’s commencement has been 10 years in the making, and is a great asset for both Central Michigan University and the region. All my best, George E. Kikano, MD Dean, CMU College of Medicine

President

Julia M. Walter, MD

President-Elect

Zubeda S. Khan, MD (president 2018-2019)

Past President

Virginia R. Dedicatoria, MD

Secretary

Sanjay J. Talati, MD

Treasurer

Thomas J. Veverka, MD

Board of Directors

*B.L. Nahata, MD (president 2019-2020)

**Anthony M. Zacharek, MD **Maliha N. Shaikh, MD **Jorge M. Plasencia, MD

*Mildred J. Willy, MD (president 2020-2021) *Gopi K. Nallani, MD (president 2021-2022)

* Three year Directors in line for the Presidency ** One year Directors MSMS Delegates Elvira M. Dawis, MD B.L. Nahata, MD Zubeda S. Khan, MD Sanjay J. Talati, MD Julia M. Walter, MD Virginia R. Dedicatoria, MD Mohammad Yahya Khan, MD Mildred J. Willy, MD

MSMS Alternate Delegates Caroline G.M. Scott, MD Waheed Akbar, MD Gopi K. Nallani, MD Anthony M. Zacharek, MD Steven J. Vance, MD J. Patricia Dhar, MD Danielle C. Duncan, MD Jorge M. Plasencia, MD Christopher J. Allen, MD Jacqueline M. Charbel, DO

Peer Review Ethics Committee Waheed Akbar, MD Caroline G.M. Scott, MD James R. Hines, MD

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FROM THE EDITOR

Five Things We Know 1 For Sure By Louis L. Constan, MD

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o many problems in the world. How can we ever keep up? Do we even need to keep up? When the next patient2 who walks in the door presents with a problem caused by climate change, we know that the time has come to pay attention to this problem. The patient who had to move from the polluted city of her birth because the pollution there hurt her COPD. The patient who can’t afford to eat vegetables because of the price increase caused by the drought in California. The patient who is a refugee from a stricken country. There does seem to be some skepticism out there, though. Many are pushing back on climate change, in spite of what we hear is the overwhelming scientific evidence. How can this be? We now know one of the reasons: Corporate greed. Exxon Corporation recently admitted that it knew about Global Warming in 1981, seven years before most in the scientific community, and did it’s very best

to hide what it knew and discredit others who were warning about the catastrophe to come. For 27 long years, Exxon gave many millions of dollars to pseudo-scientific groups and individuals whose sole purpose was to deny the reality of climate change. Corporations like Exxon have enriched themselves by causing harm to the people of the world, and to our patients. For the sake of thoroughness, let’s review some of the ways global warming causes harm to our patients: • Drought. Dehydration contributes to renal failure, renal stones, poor mental and physical development in children. Water is essential to life. You die without it. • Water shortages lead to food shortages. Malnutrition makes patients vulnerable to disease and epidemics. Food is essential to health. You die without it. • Pollution leads to thermal inversions over big cities, trapping particulates and

noxious gasses, making it hard to breathe especially for those with asthma and COPD. Documented tens of thousands have died from this cause. Clean air is essential to health. You die without it. • War. Competition for scarce water and food has led to wars in Africa and Syria. Hundreds of thousands have been affected. Peace is essential to health. You die without it. • Joblessness. Economic activity is hurt when companies lose customers and employees to illness caused by global warming. Some companies fail because they cannot obtain materials made scarce by climate change. Without jobs, people can’t afford necessary medical care, marriages fail, crime goes up, suicides abound. Jobs are essential to health. You can die without one. continued on page 7

So many problems in the world. How can we ever keep up? Do we even need to keep up? When the next patient2 who walks in the door presents with a problem caused by climate change, we know that the time has come to pay Louis L. Constan, MD

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attention to this problem.


continued from page 6 It is hard to reverse 27 years of negative publicity on climate change. For most people, as I mentioned in a previous column, one prominent person’s denial is capable of overriding much good scientific evidence. It is a tragedy that Capitalism, the backbone of our economic system, can lead to bad health for the common citizen/patient. The corporate CEOs responsible for this mess may feel that because of their great wealth (the CEO of Exxon made $24 million last year), they and their families are immune to the harm they have caused to the environment. They are wrong! We only have one planet, and we all must live here. As our country moves into a new political era, in which the very billionaires that have refused to accept their responsibility for global warming gain increased political power, it is more important than ever that they change their obstructionist ways and start contributing their great wealth to a solution to Global Warming. What can you and I do? First, we must educate ourselves

on the facts, realizing that what we hear on the “News” may be inaccurate. Second, we must be straight with our patients. They need to understand the environmental determinants of their illness. Third, we must contribute to the struggle to curb Global Warming by supporting those groups who are doing the hard work for this cause. Locally, we have the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy, which preserves thousands of acres of natural environment. Nationally we have “Friends of the Earth,” “Environmental Defense Fund,” “the Citizen’s Climate Lobby,” and many more. Pick one, or two, or three, and let your voice be heard. Do it for your patients…and for yourself

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

September Membership Meeting

Physician Resiliency SAVE THE DATE!

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Time: 6:30 p.m. Social (cash bar), 7 p.m. dinner, brief meeting and program

Mark your calendar now for our Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Membership Meeting at Horizons Conference Center. Hedy S. Wald PhD, Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island will present a program on Physician Resiliency. Her presentation will be based on her programs "Guiding Professional Identity to Prevent Burnout" and "What's Good in the World of Health Care".

Place: Horizons Conference Center, 6200 State Street, Saginaw Cost:

No cost for SCMS Members and CMU CoM Medical Students

Non-member physicians $100 each All others $60 each

Those who make a reservation and do not attend will be charged a $40 cancellation fee. Invitations will be mailed and emailed late in August, but please mark your calendar now to attend.

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ALLIANCE NEWS Jennifer Rogers was recently installed as President of the SCMS Alliance. Jennifer is the wife of Clinton E. Rogers, MD, a Radiologist with Advanced Diagnostic Imaging. Also serving on the Alliance Board are: Tina LaFleur – Past President Meg Cappelli - Treasurer Colleen Cheney – Board Member Amanda Tucker – Board Member Anne deBari – Board Member Janie Gugino – Board Member

AMAA President Rosemary Xavier and Janie Gugino

At the 91st Michigan State Medical Society Alliance (MSMSA) Annual Session held in Jackson on April 28-29, 2017, Janie Gugino was installed as President. MSMSA is an organization of physician spouses and partners, working together for the benefit of their communities, their families and the profession of medicine. The MSMSA is a vital link in the federation of medical spouses/partners nationwide, who strive to improve the health and lifestyles of all citizens. (left to right) Tina LaFleur, Colleen Cheney, Jennifer Rogers and Janie Gugino

CASA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED We are currently working to recruit potential volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for our children in the system due to child abuse and/or neglect. This is such a fabulous way to make a difference in the life of a child. CASA volunteers come from all walks of life,with a variety of professional, educational and ethnic backgrounds. Social work or legal background is not required. CASA volunteers are screened and receive more than 40 hours of training on Michigan law, the child protection system, the dynamics of abuse and neglect, child development and the juvenile justice system. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer CASA, please call (989) 752-7226. Thank you! Suzanne Greenberg President & Chief Executive Officer CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region 1311 N. Michigan Ave. | Saginaw, MI 48602 989.752.7226 | fax: 989.752.2777 sgreenberg@cancouncil.org cancouncil.org I Like CAN on Facebook 8

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2017-2018 MSMSA Executive Board (left to right) Janie Gugino-President, Lisa Hildorf of Ingham County-President Elect; Vibha Kaushal of Genesee County-Secretary; Elizabeth Junewick of Kent County-Treasurer; Rula Ali-Bakr of Genesee County-Regional Director; and Karen Begrow of Kent County-Regional Director.

Congratulations Jennifer and Janie!

ATTENTION RETIRED MEMBERS! Retired physicians meet for lunch every Wednesday at 12 noon at IHOP, 2255 Tittabawassee Road in Saginaw. Those attending are responsible for their own lunch, and the informal gathering lasts about an hour. Join your retired colleagues whenever you like! If you have any questions, please contact Joan Cramer at the SCMS office at 790-3590 or by email at jmcramer@sbcglobal.net.


APRIL 2017 MEMBERSHIP MEETING MINUTES The regular Membership Meeting of the Saginaw County Medical Society was held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Horizons Conference Center. Virginia R. Dedicatoria MD, President of the SCMS, called the meeting to order at 7:20 p.m. Dr. Dedicatoria welcomed Rick Wilkening, Director, Business Development, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN), medical students and office staff. Dr. Dedicatoria thanked the following Key Providers in attendance for their ongoing support of SCMS Programs: • Caretel Inns of Tri-Cities – Maria Gallarido • Healthway Compounding Pharmacy – Larry Greene • Select Specialty Hospital – Matt Campbell and Michelle McTaggart Dr. Dedicatoria then conducted the following business of the SCMS: • The Minutes of the January 17, 2017, Membership Meeting were attached to the Agenda and published in the February Bulletin. MOTION: Accept the January 17, 2017, Meeting Minutes as printed. MOTION APPROVED. • Dr. Dedicatoria reported the following physicians were approved for membership at tonight’s Board Meeting: 1) Christopher J. Allen, MD (Covenant HealthCare Pediatric Neurology), Pediatric Neurology and Sleep Medicine (Adult and Pediatric), Board Eligible; 2) Catherine M. Baase, MD – Retired, Family Medicine and Occupational Medicine; 3) James A. Fugazzi, MD (Covenant Radiation Center), Radiation Oncology, Board Certified; 4) Zeina Habib, MD (CMU Health-Internal Medicine), Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Board Certified; 5) Kirstan K. Meldrum, MD (Covenant Pediatric Urology), Urology and Pediatric Urology, Board Certified; and 6) Fady Moustarah, MD (CMU HealthSurgery), General Surgery, Board Eligible Drs. Allen and Baase were in attendance, and introduced. continued on page 10

Above, Top to Bottom Larry Greene of KP Healthway Compounding Pharmacy Dr. Yvonne Pacquing, Ann Brandow and Dr. Gayatri Shanker Top Right Matt Campbell and Michelle McTaggart of KP Select Specialty Hospital Bottom Right Maria Gallarido of KP Caretel Inns Below Susan Kalahar, Dr. Radha Cherukuri and Dr. Henry Moon

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Lee Gordon, Dr. Brenda Coughlin and Dr. Chris Allen

Drs. Cathy Baase, Waheed Akbar and Maliha Shaikh

Top Left to Right Drs. Jorge Plasencia and Doris Cataquiz CMU CoM Students Chris Smith and Emily French Below: Dr. Karu, Melissa Gerhauser and Dr. Mike Slavin

The following information was made available to those attending: • The 8th Annual SCMS Foundation Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the Saginaw Country Club. Proceeds from the event are used for low interest loans to medical students with ties to Saginaw. Physicians who return to Saginaw upon completion of their residency have their loan interest forgiven, and may be eligible for principal forgiveness as well. The Foundation also funds research grants to medical students and residents, in addition to financial awards and mentorship to high school juniors and seniors who are interested in becoming a physician in Saginaw. Dr. Dedicatoria welcomed Thomas J. Veverka, MD to the podium. Dr. Veverka introduced Rick Wilkening, Director of Business Development of MiHIN, who gave a CME accredited overview of MiHIN. The purpose of MiHIN is to develop the capacity for a statewide electronic health record exchange. The next Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Horizons Conference Center. The meeting was adjourned at 8:47 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Joan M. Cramer Executive Director

IN MEMORY It is with deep sadness the Saginaw County Medical Society acknowledges the death of Ramesh Kumar MD, the beloved son of Dr. Narenda and Minni Kumar, and brother of Sarada Das. Ramesh passed away unexpectedly on May 4, 2017, at the age of 32 years. Ramesh grew up in Saginaw, and attended Saginaw Township schools including Hemmeter Elementary, White Pine Middle School and Heritage High School for one year before heading off to boarding school in Bloomfield Hills at Cranbrook-Kingswood. Each year of schooling got Ramesh 10 The Bulletin | April/May 2017

closer to his goal of becoming a urologist. He attended Boston University and continued his studies at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kerala, India. At the time of his death, he was a second-year urology resident at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. His family and friends have created a nonprofit foundation in his honor to continue his legacy of kindness, generosity and unselfish giving. Donations are being collected through youcaring.com. A week after his death, the charitable foundation has raised over $30,000 of its $100,000 goal. Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 6, at the Snow Funeral Home in Saginaw.


JUNE BIRTHDAYS Khurshid Ahmad MD Mohamed Y. Aljefri MD Christopher J. Allen MD Edgar L. Allport MD Usha K. Bulusu MD William M. Capina MD George A. Carty MD Steven G. Fettinger MD Rao V.C. Gudipati MD Val Hereza MD James R. Hines MD Ahmad A. Jaber MD Tareq Q. Kamal MD Larry S. Kelly MD Zubeda S. Khan MD John A. Kremski MD Aaron M. Lawrence DO

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Lakshmana R. Madala MD Binu Malhotra MD Albert S.M. Manlapit MD Rama C. Mulpuri MD Angadbir S. Parmar MD Manuel M. Perea MD Juliette M. Perzhinsky MD Nasser O. Qadri MD Todd G. Richardson MD Chad D. Ringley MD Raghu Sarvepalli MD Keith E. Scharf MD Tushar R. Shah MD Joseph E. Talbot MD William G. Underhill MD Thomas J. Veverka MD Antonio J. Williams, Sr. MD

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Office of Continuing Medical Education

Office of Continuing Medical Education

Office of

CME Announcements

May 3, 2017

LIVE STREAM CME ACTIVITIES – MAY 2017

The Office of Continuing Medical Education is live streaming select CME activities to faculty, community educators/preceptors, advance practice clinicians, CMU residents and medical students and CMU faculty and students in allied health professions. Please check with your specific boards for acceptance of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Date 5/25

Time

11:30 am 12:30 pm

Type/Title

The Whip, The Squeeze & The Pump: Calcium Channel Blockers and Beta Blockers in Overdose

Objectives: • Review the differential of the hypotensive and bradycardic patient. • Understand the rational treatment of beta-blockers and calcium channel blockers. • Be able to anticipate complications of calcium channel blocker treatment and what to do about them.

CMED SEB Room 1008

5/26

1-2 pm

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

The Complexities of End of Life and the African American Culture Objectives: • Education on the religious and cultural beliefs of the African American patient. • Education on disparities of health care. • Offer a stepwise approach to managing this patient.

CMED SEB Room 1008

Family Medicine Grand Rounds

Speaker

Keenan M. Bora, MD, FACEP

Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine Wayne State University Emergency Medicine Core Faculty St. Joseph Mercy Health, Ann Arbor Medical Toxicology, Detroit Medical Center Medical Director, Patient Safety and Managing Partner Emergency Physicians Medical Group Dr. Bora earned a BS in Chemistry and a BA in Cross-Cultural Healing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He obtained his MD degree from Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia. Dr. Dora completed EM residency and a fellowship in toxicology at Wayne State University. He is board certified in EM and Medical Toxicology.

Delicia J. Pruitt, MD Program Director, Family Medicine Multicultural Educator and Mentor

Hours 1.0

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CMU College of Medicine, Saginaw Dr. Pruitt received a BS in Biology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and an MD from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed a Family Practice internship at Henry Ford Hospital and a FP residency at Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals where she was Chief Resident. Dr. Pruitt is board certified in Family Medicine. She is a Saginaw native and has received significant recognition and awards for her service to the Saginaw community.

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To register for internet live streaming, please email the Office of Continuing Medical Education at To register for internet live streaming, please email the Office of Continuing Medical Education at CMEDCME@cmich.edu call 989-746-7514 989-746-7555. stream WebEx be CMEDCME@cmich.edu ororcall 989-746-7514 or or 989-746-7555. TheThe livelive stream WebEx linklink willwill be emailed emailed to you along with connection instructions. Immediate CME credit and a Certificate are available by to you along with connection instructions. Immediate CME credit and a Certificate are available by following following the automated CME evaluation process at CME Evaluation and Credit. the automated CME evaluation process at CME Evaluation and Credit.

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Perfect score: 100% of CMU Med Students Secure Residencies All 62 students from first class placed in residencies; half to stay in Michigan

Every graduating medical student in the nation had March 17th marked as Match Day. It takes place on the same day, at the same time, at every medical school. It is the day future doctors learn if and where they will do their residency training. Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine (CMU CoM) experienced its first-ever Match Day on March 17, 2017, and each of its first class of doctors-to-be — all 62 of them — obtained placements. Nearly half — 47 percent — were matched to residency programs in Michigan. This 100 percent placement is especially notable because the number of medical students far exceeds the number of U.S. residencies. In 2016 for example, more than 10,000 students went unmatched. Match Day is the medical school version of March Madness. A computerized mathematical algorithm is used by the National Resident Matching Program to align the specialty and location preferences of medical students with the preferences of program directors to fill positions at U.S. teaching hospitals. It’s a dramatic event, with embargoed match information released to students in sealed envelopes opened simultaneously across the nation at 11:59 a.m. EST. “Today is a momentous event in the history of our university and our college. This is our inaugural class, and the very first Match Day experienced by our faculty, staff and students,” CMU CoM Dean Dr. George E. Kikano said. “It also is an exciting day for the state, because of our unique mission focused on preparing physicians to serve in rural and medically underserved regions of Michigan. “CMU is changing the face of health care in the state, in this moment.”

The 62 students in CMU CoM’s inaugural class matched in the following areas: • Emergency Medicine – 19 percent; • Internal Medicine – 18 percent; • Family Medicine – 11 percent; • Psychiatry – 8 percent; • Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Obstetrics/Gynecology and General Surgery – 24 percent; and • The remaining 20 percent in various other specialties. Match Day with CMU’s Clinical Partners CMU Medical Education Partners (CMEP), in partnership with the CMU CoM, focused on the opposite end of the matching process, securing residents for its five residency programs to perform specialty training in Saginaw for the next three to four years. CMEP (formerly Synergy Medical Education Alliance) was formed in 1968 to provide undergraduate, resident and physician clinical training. It partnered with CMU CoM in 2012. “We have a total of 32 applicants matching in our programs this year,” said Dr. Mary Jo Wagner, CMEP’s Director of Graduate Medical Education. “We’ll have four new residents in the Psychiatry program, four in OB/GYN, six in Family Medicine, eight in Internal Medicine, and 10 in Emergency Medicine. One of our goals for these programs is that many of these new doctors choose to stay in our community after they finish their training.”

Click AMA ACCME Call for Comment to participate. Comments will be accepted through Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 5 p.m. Central. Call for Comment: Proposed Simplification of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM Requirements for Accredited CME The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) are pleased to open a call for public comment about their proposal to simplify and align their expectations of accredited continuing medical education (CME) activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM The proposal for alignment is designed to encourage innovation and flexibility in accredited CME, while continuing to ensure that activities meet educational standards and are independent of commercial influence. Key points: • The proposal includes core requirements, which are aligned with current MA and ACCME requirements-and do not represent any new rules fpr accredited providers. • The AMA Council on Medical Education is proposing simplified and reduced format requirements to provide more flexibility for CME providers. • Accredited CME providers can introduce and blend new instructional practices and formats appropriate to their learners and setting, as long as they abide by the core requirements. • CME providers may designate an activity format as “other” if it does not fall into one of the established format categories, without asking permission from the AMA.

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8th Annual Golf Outing Sponsorship Form Saturday, June 10, 2017 Saginaw Country Club 12 p.m. Registration  1 p.m. Shotgun Start The Saginaw County Medical Society (SCMS) Foundation was founded in 1968 by SCMS members, and is the charitable entity of the SCMS. The Foundation:  Provides low interest loans to medical students with ties to Saginaw;  Forgives loan interest if the recipient returns to Saginaw to practice after completion of their residency;  Forgives 25 percent or a maximum of $5,000 loan principal per year if the recipient returns to Saginaw to practice after completion of their residency and is a dues paying member;  Awards scholarships and mentors Saginaw County high school students who are interested in becoming a physician;  Provides research grants and scholarships to medical students and residents through CMU CoM; and  Assists the SCMS Alliance in awarding seven nursing scholarships each year. Proceeds from this event are used for the above initiatives to help ensure the future of medicine in Saginaw County.  Title Sponsor - $5,000 (LIMIT OF TWO)  Company name in title of Golf Outing (including banner, program, all signage, etc.)  Company choice of (1) sleeve of golf balls with your company logo provided to each golfer; (2) golf towel with your logo provided to each golfer; or (3) ditty bag with your logo provided to each golfer  A representative from your company will be allowed to address the golfers from the podium at the Award Reception  Includes 4-person team  Event Sponsor - $3,000 (LIMIT OF FIVE )  Company name in golf carts and program  Company name on sign at driving range and practice putting green  Recognized from the podium  Includes 4-person team  Golf Ball Sponsor - $1,500 (Sleeve of golf balls with your company logo provided to each golfer)  Company name listed in program  Scorecard/Scoreboard Sponsor - $1,500  Company name on scoreboard and individual scorecards  Company name listed in program

 Award Reception Sponsor - $1,000  Company name listed on sign at reception, table-tents on reception tables and in program  Putting Contest Sponsor - $750  Company name on sign at tee and in program  Company representative on site  Lunch Sponsor - $500  Company name on sign in cookout area and in program  Beverage Sponsor - $500  Company name on sign at beverage stations and in program  Team Sponsor - $600 (Payment for four person golf team of your players)  Company name listed in program  Medical Student/Resident Team Sponsor - $600 (Payment for four person golf team of medical students/residents)  Company name listed in program  Longest Drive Sponsor - $500 (Men & Women)  Company name on sign at tee and in program  Closest to the Pin Sponsor - $500 (Men & Women)  Company name on sign at tee and in program  Tee/Hole Sponsor - $500 (LIMIT OF TWO PER HOLE)  Company name on sign at tee and in program

We would like to be a sponsor for the 8th Annual SCMS Foundation Golf Outing, as follows: Company Name: __________________________________________________________________________ Contact Person: __________________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________Email: _______________________________________________ Sponsor Level: __________________________________________________________________________ RETURN FORM AND CHECK BY FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017, TO:

SCMS Foundation  350 St. Andrews Road  Suite 242  Saginaw, MI 48638-5988 Questions? Contact Joan M. Cramer, SCMS Executive Director, at jmcramer@sbcglobal.net or 989-790-3590 Forms are downloadable at www.SaginawCountyMS.com 5/15/17 12:38 PM

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NOTE: For income tax purposes, the following values are NOT tax deductible: Golf participant, $88 each. An IRS-compliant tax deduction receipt will be provided upon request.

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Four Person Scramble Saturday, June 10, 2017  Saginaw Country Club 12 p.m. Registration  1 p.m. Shotgun Start TEAM REGISTRATION FORM Please sign up the following golfers to participate in the 8th Annual SCMS Foundation Golf Outing on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Golfers may sign up as an individual, or as a four-person team. Those that sign up as individuals will be assigned to a four-person team. The charge per golfer is $150, and includes green fees, cart, practice range, cookout lunch, beverages (domestic draft beer, Coke and Pepsi products, bottled water) on the course, two drink tickets (soft drinks, draft beer, house wine) and heavy hors d’oeuvres award reception with prizes. REGISTRATION PRIOR TO THE GOLF OUTING IS REQUIRED! Please sign up the following golfers: GOLFER NAME

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1. 2. 3. 4. If team is sponsored, please indicate name of sponsor for program_______________________________ Please return form and check by Friday, May 26, 2017 ($150 Per Golfer) to: SCMS Foundation  350 St. Andrews Rd., Suite 242  Saginaw, MI 48638-5988 Call Joan Cramer at 989-790-3590 or email jmcramer@sbcglobal.net with questions. Forms are downloadable at www.SaginawCountyMS.com If play is stopped because of inclement weather before five holes are completed, there will be no guest fee charged. If play is stopped between five and 13 holes, the guest fee will be the nine-hole rate. Playing 14 holes shall constitute the playing of 18 holes, and guests will be charged the full guest fee. Groups playing less than five holes will still be subject to and responsible for all other non-golfing products and services for which they contracted.

NOTE: For income tax purposes, $88 of the total per golfer charge is NOT tax deductible: An IRScompliant tax deduction receipt will be provided upon request. 5/13/17 5:15 PM

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13th Annual Free Health Fair “The Doctor Is In!” The 13th Annual FREE Saginaw County Medical Society Health Fair “The Doctor Is In,” held on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Horizons Conference Center in Saginaw was another success! The SCMS planned this great event in cooperation with CMU Health, Covenant HealthCare, Great Lakes Bay Health Centers, Michigan CardioVascular Institute, St. Mary’s of Michigan/Ascension and the Saginaw County Osteopathic Society. Over 1,000 people attended this year’s event and visited a record 82 vendor booths. Numerous SCMS physicians, residents and medical students participated in the event as well. During the Health Fair, vendors performed screenings for balance, blood pressure, body mass index, bone density, cholesterol, depression, diabetic foot exams, glucose, hearing, lung function, posture, skin cancer and sleep apnea. The SCMS had very positive comments from vendors and participants on everything from location to the numerous screenings that were available. Many SCMS members attended the event and either answered questions at the SCMS booth, or just made themselves available for questions during the Health Fair. Both the vendors and participants commented how nice it was to have doctors available for questions. Non-perishable food items for the East Side Soup Kitchen were also collected from those attending. The Saginaw County Health Department and Sheriff ’s Department collected old, unused or unwanted medications. Gun locks were distributed thanks to the efforts of Dr. Meena Ramani.

Over 1,000 people attended this year’s event and visited a record 82 vendor booths.

SCMS 13th Annual Health Right Jill Armentrout and Dr. Douglas Saylor of Great Lakes Bay Health Drs. Mike Dense, Louis Byrne & Caroline Scott Dr. Tom Verveka and son Jack Left Delta nursing student Kelsi McAlister helps with glucose screenings Right Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department distributes gun locks


The SCMS would like to give special thanks to the following: Planning Committee:

Cathy Rousseau - Covenant HealthCare Rahul Jacob, MD, Jennifer Churchill and CMU CoM Students – CMU Health Jill Armentrout and Monica Woods – Great Lakes Bay Health Centers Julie Lewis - MCVI Joan Cramer and Keri Benkert - SCMS Gloria Honeman - Saginaw County Osteopathic Society Marla Dais and Tammy Weighman St. Mary’s of Michigan/Ascension

Thank you to the following for helping us advertise the Health Fair: Robert L. Borenitsch, DO Doris D. Cataquiz, MD Douglas Family Vision E. George Galsterer, DO Great Lakes Family Health Center Jeff’s Barber Shop, St. Charles

SCMS Members Who Participated Junction Valley Railroad/Stenger Family Karu Medical Associates Michigan CardioVascular Institute St. Mary’s Towne Centre

Event Sponsors: We couldn’t have done it without you!

CMU Health Covenant HealthCare Ron Weighman and Staff at Dornbos Printing Impressions (in-kind donation) Great Lakes Bay Health Centers Horizons Conference Center/Kiron Choudhri (discounted rental space) Lori Krygier – Graphic Designer Michigan CardioVascular Institute Russ’ Sign Rental, LLC (discounted rates) Saginaw County Osteopathic Society Saginaw Medical Federal Credit Union St. Mary’s of Michigan/Ascension

Thank you to all of the vendors who donated raffle prizes.

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Fair Highlights

(please contact the SCMS if we missed anyone): Ronald C. Barry, MD Robert L. Borenitsch, DO Louis F. Byrne, MD Jacquelyn M. Charbel, DO Louis L. Constan, MD Elvira M. Dawis, MD Virginia R. Dedicatoria, MD Michael J. Dense, DC William R. Engelman, MD Andrew S. Goodrich, DO George J. Gugino, MD Shahrukh Hashmi, MD Rahul Jacob, MD Sara R. Jacob, MD Ronald L. Jenson, MD Daniel B. Kehres, DC Mohammad Yahya Khan, MD Zubeda S. Khan, MD Gopi K. Nallani, MD Sudha Nallani, MD Todd G. Richardson, MD Douglas J. Saylor, MD Caroline G.M. Scott, MD Thomas J. Veverka, MD Lester E. Webb, MD

CMU Medical Students who performed screenings: Doug Bell Josh Donkin Brittany Fields Emily French Alex Gamber Emilee Khair Aaron Sifuentes Chris Smith Ryan Song

Volunteers

Top Left to Right Drs. Virginia Dedicatoria and Zubeda Khan Drs. George Gugino and Lester Webb Bottom Left Justin Fabish and staff of Physician’s Hearing and Balance Center

Delta College Nursing Faculty/Students: Meredith Bladecki MSN RN CNE Daisy McQuiston MS RN CNE Samantha Achtabowski Rachelle Agnew Rebecca Beaver Emily Fleischmann Stephanie List Kelsi McAlister Leah Morris Latasha Radcliffe Kendra Strawn Shannon Thompson Mary Wright Sarah Cramer Stephanie Krieger Srinihal The Nallani Bulletin | April 2016 17


MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW! The 14th Annual FREE Health Fair will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Horizons Conference Center!

Covenant Neurosurgery & Neurology Covenant Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Covenant Stroke Covenant Trauma Program Covenant Virtual Care Covenant VNA Covenant Wound Healing DOT Caring Centers, Inc. Edgewood Assisted Living Center Evergreen Physical Therapy Faces Wellness Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Gift of Life Michigan GNC Saginaw Great Lakes Bay Health Centers Great Lakes Eye Institute Great Lakes PACE HealthSource Saginaw Hear USA Hearing Loss Association of America, Mid-Michigan Hospital Hospitality House Humana, Inc.

American Cancer Society American Red Cross – East Central Bay Chapter Americans Home Health & Hospice Care, Inc. Ronald C. Barry, MD • Laser Treatment Center Barton Woods Assisted Living Bay and Saginaw Health Plans Bieri Hearing Specialists Brookdale Saginaw Caretel Inns of Tri-Cities CMU College of Medicine • CMU Health Comfort Keepers Compassionate Care Home Health Services, Inc. Compassus Hospice Covenant Bariatric & Metabolic Center Covenant Bone Density Covenant Breast Health Center Covenant Digestive Care Covenant Lung Program, Smoking Cessation

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Finally, thank you to our vendors who performed screenings, gave information and helped over 1,000 Saginaw County residents better their health!

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continued from page 18 Impact Medical Supply Independence Village Kehres Health & Chiropractic Mannor Financial Group Michigan CardioVascular Institute Mid Michigan Foot & Ankle • Diabetic Foot Center of Mid-Michigan Mid-Michigan Surgical Specialists, PC Miracle-Ear New Hope Senior Communities Paramount Rehabilitation Services Physician’s Hearing & Balance Center Pro-Air Medical Supply & Equipment Ray’s Physical Therapy Renue Physical Therapy Right at Home – Northern Michigan Safe Hands Warm Hearts, Inc. Saginaw County Comm. Mental Health Authority Saginaw County Family Physicians Saginaw County Health Dept. & Sheriff’s Dept. Saginaw County Medical Society Saginaw County Osteopathic Society Samaritas Senior Living Sanofi Scott Medical Equipment Select Specialty Hospital of Saginaw Shields Chiropractic Sleep Number Saginaw St. Mary's Bariatric Center St. Mary’s Center of HOPE St. Mary’s Neurosciences/Stroke St. Mary's Pulmonary Services St. Mary's Reverence Home Health & Hospice St. Mary's Sleep Center St. Mary’s Trauma Services & FNI St. Mary’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center SVSU Occupational Therapy Students The Salt House The Vitamin Shoppe Thomas Orthodontics U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Underground Railroad, Inc. Wellness Services, Inc.

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Above Renue Physical Therapy Right Joan Ford of CMU CME and Stephanie Krieger Below (left to right) Saginaw and Bay Health Plans Kehres Chiropractic Chair Massage


Newest Neurosurgical Technology Now at St. Mary’s of Michigan The newest neurosurgical microscope on the market has arrived at St. Mary’s of Michigan. This new microscopic system allows surgeons to achieve even better patient outcomes because of its image quality, outstanding visualization and ergonomic-friendly maneuverability. A few features of the Leica M530 OH6 microscope include: FusionOptics technology, which combines resolution with depth of field resulting in sharper, richer images; a SpeedSpot laser that enables quick and easy focusing; more light for better visualization of nerve structures and blood vessels; and easier maneuverability to optimize workflow efficiency. The microscope also includes a 3D recording trueVision camera that allows the surgeon to capture his work on camera for the family and patient to view following surgery. “This new microscope takes image quality to a whole new level,” reports Joseph Adel, MD, cerebrovascular neurosurgeon at St. Mary’s of Michigan – Saginaw who will use the new system for intricate and complex craniotomy procedures. “We are bringing groundbreaking technology to the region.” St. Mary’s of Michigan – Saginaw is the only hospital in the region, and one of only a few in the state, to provide this new technology. “It truly is the next stage in the evolution of neurosurgical operating microscopes,” Dr. Adel points out. “As a neurosurgeon, I focus on achieving the best results for my patients; this new microscope provides even greater visualization because of its high resolution and increased depth of field, and its feather-weight movement and compact design offers excellent freedom of movement. I can magnify small areas to get the most optimal view and see more anatomical detail without spending time refocusing the microscope. “When patients come to St. Mary’s for complex neurosurgical procedures, we want them to know they are in the best hands possible and with the best equipment available.” To learn more about the new neurosurgical microscope at St. Mary’s, call (989) 497-3128 MRI Renovations Underway For the next few months, there will be ongoing work de-installing the current conventional MRI, renovating the MRI area and installing a new MRI magnet. During this time, a mobile MRI coach will be located behind St. Mary’s hospital, near the Emerson Hospitality House, and will remain there until the completion of the project. During 20 The Bulletin | April/May 2017

this upgrade, patients that are slated for the open MRI will still go to the Imaging Center for their scan. Patients needing the conventional MRI will go directly to the mobile unit from their hospital room. The mobile MRI coach will accommodate both inpatients and outpatients during the renovation. If you have questions, contact Alan Talaski, Imaging Manager, at (989) 907-8035. Quiet Time is Healing Time Studies show that noise is a stressor and detrimental in the healing process for patients. It is also known the quiet time is important for patient satisfaction, as well as, for healing purposes. St. Mary’s of Michigan began quiet time hours in late February from 2-4 p.m. and 11 p.m.-4 a.m. every day. Physicians and staff are valuable resources to help provide the necessary quiet time for our patients and their recovery process. Thank you for your help in maintaining a quiet, healing environment. Announcing the 2017 St. Mary’s of Michigan Medical Staff President: Harvey Yee, MD President-Elect: Timothy Hackett, MD Secretary: John Bartnik, MD Treasurer: Altamash Amin, MD Immediate Past President: Anirudha Bhandiwad, MD Department of Anesthesia: Anirudha Bhandiwad, MD Department of Cardiac Sciences: Liaqat Zaman, MD Department of Emergency Medicine: Steven McLean, MD Department of Family Practice: Shahrukh Hashmi, MD Department of Medicine: Naveed Mahfooz, MD Department of Neurosciences: Faith Abbott, DO Department of Pathology: Weichen Wang, MD Department of Radiology: Jamal Akbar, MD Department of Surgery: Samer Kais, MD Surgery Member-At-Large: Vasanth Stalin, MD MSPRC Chair: Naveed Akhtar, MD Medical Director Named for the St. Mary’s Congestive Heart Failure Program Naveed Akhtar, MD, a board-certified cardiologist with Michigan CardioVascular Institute (MCVI), is the medical director for the CHF program. St. Mary’s CHF program is a multidisciplinary program designed to care for patients who have been diagnosed with heart failure, as well as, those heart failure patients who are recovering from a cardiac procedure or even a stroke. Patients admitted to the hospital with a heart failure

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Is it covered by insurance?

If you’re a long-time smoker age 55 to 80, you’re at a higher risk for developing lung cancer. National studies have shown a low-dose CT (computed tomography) lung screening can diagnose early stage lung cancer, when it can be more effectively treated. An early diagnosis could save your life.

• Medicare covers an annual low-dose CT lung cancer screening for beneficiaries who meet the criteria.

Why is a lung cancer screening important? • Can detect cancer long before symptoms are present • Identifies the cancer’s stage to help your doctor decide the best course of treatment. • Early diagnosis can reduce the risk of death by up to 20%

• Most private insurances now cover all or a majority of the screening cost. A self-pay option is also available.

What are the benefits of going to St. Mary’s of Michigan and St. Joseph Health System? • Education about the benefits and risks of a lung cancer screening to help you make an informed decision.

• Noninvasive, painless and only takes a few minutes.

• Low-dose computed tomography with expert radiological interpretation.

Who should get a lung screening?

• Interdisciplinary lung nodule review by physicians for every positive screening result.

High-risk category 1: • Age 55-80 years (77 with Medicare)

• A thorough follow-up report and recommendation is sent to your primary care physician.

• Asymptomatic (no signs or symptoms of lung cancer)

• Immediate access to experts in the treatment of lung cancer.

• Smoked at least 30 pack years (1 pack a day for 30 years OR 2 packs a day for 15 years, etc.)

• Patient Navigator to coordinate care, answer questions and provide support.

• Currently smoking or have quit smoking within the last 15 years

Where do I go for my screening?

High-risk category 2a:

St. Mary’s of Michigan & St. Joseph Health System offer two convenient locations:

Age 50 or older with a 20+ pack year history AND one additional risk factor (family history of lung cancer, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis or exposure to certain carcinogenic substances).

• Located inside St. Mary’s of Michigan Towne Centre 4599 Towne Centre Road, Saginaw • Located inside St. Joseph Health System 200 Hemlock, Tawas City

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continued from page 20 diagnosis are referred to the comprehensive outpatient heart failure clinic located at MCVI/St. Mary’s of Michigan Riverfront location at the time of discharge. The program goal is to provide early identification and resolution of heart failure problems before they become severe. Primary care physicians can also refer individuals to the outpatient clinic by calling (989) 754-3324. Treatment. Education. Encouragement. For a longer, more comfortable life! Bariatrics Center has Relocated In early April, the St. Mary’s of Michigan Bariatric Center relocated to the 3rd floor of the St. Mary’s of Michigan Riverfront Building (MCVI Building) from the Health Education Center at the main campus. The new Bariatric Center will offer all of the same great service, in ONE convenient location: • Group support sessions • Informational sessions • Initial dietary classes • Visits with bariatric manager • Visits with bariatric dietitian For more information or any questions, please call the Bariatric Center at (989) 907-8716. Please note that all phone numbers will remain the same.

Nationally Known Cardiologist Visits St. Mary’s of Michigan Seth Worley, MD, FHRS, FACC, nationally known cardiologist who invented the Worley catheter for electrophysiology procedures, met with cardiologists and electrophysiologists from St. Mary’s of Michigan last month to talk about a new technique he uses to place AICD leads – a snare technique that will provide improved contractibility to the heart. Dr. Worley practices with the Heart Group of Lancaster General Health in Pennsylvania. He was invited to St. Mary’s of Michigan to meet members of the heart team and observe a few cases in the Electrophysiology (EP) lab. He observed a cardiac resynchronization therapy case in the cardiac EP lab at St. Mary’s, and also verbally assisted physicians on performing the AICD lead snare technique.

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continued from page 22 St. Mary’s of Michigan Charity Golf Classic is May 24 at Apple Mountain Golf Club Enjoy a day on the course, while feeling good about supporting the Hospital’s mission to provide the latest health care technology and treatments to everyone, every day. Foursomes will enjoy 18 holes of golf with cart, a complimentary gift package, course contests, raffles, and refreshments on the course, grilled lunch and dinner. New this year is a golf fundamentals clinic, a 60-minute clinic presented by a golf pro at Apple Mountain. The clinic will help golfers sharpen their skills in proper swing, chipping and putting. Cost includes group instruction, dinner, two drink tickets and a sleeve of balls. The clinic begins at 3 p.m. and is open to 40 people. You do not have to attend the Charity Golf Classic to participate. If you don’t want to golf but want to enjoy an evening out at Apple Mountain while supporting St. Mary’s patients, you

can purchase tickets to the dinner. Cost is $65 a person or $475 for a table of eight. This year’s proceeds will support the purchase of a CT Simulator for radiation treatment planning. For more information about the region’s largest charity golf outing, call the Foundation at (989) 907-8300 or visit www. stmarysofmichigan.org/foundation. Save the Date – 39th Annual Run/Walk Mark your calendar and get ready to lace up your walking or running shoes for the 39th annual St. Mary’s of Michigan BEE Healthy for Life Run/Walk taking place on Saturday, June 24. This family friendly health and wellness event includes a 10K run, a 5K run and a 5K walk along a new and improved course on the picturesque Saginaw Riverwalk. All events start and finish at St. Mary’s of Michigan Riverfront. Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Mary’s of Michigan Community Wellness Initiatives to support diabetes education, senior wellness, weight and nutritional management. For registration information, visit stmarysofmichigan.org or call (989) 907-8303. BEE Fit. BEE Active.

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New Covenant Medical Group Medical Director We are pleased to announce Robert H. Nettleman, MD as the new Covenant Medical Group Medical Director of Primary Care. Dr. Nettleman brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position as he has been practicing family medicine for over 25 years. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Nettleman to this new role. Gerard Bishop Receives Ninan Award Gerard Bishop wasn’t sure what his colleagues were clapping for when he walked into the conference room at the Covenant HealthCare Mackinaw campus. The applause was all for him. Bishop, an Oncology Social Worker at the Covenant Cancer Care Center, is the first recipient of the Dr. Jacob Ninan Educational Oncology Award established through Covenant HealthCare Foundation. “Gerry has provided tremendous support for cancer patients, as well as, their families,” said Covenant Foundation Director, Carol Cottrell. “His gentle, caring manner

resonates with patients, providing them comfort and hope as they deal with the diagnosis of cancer. Gerry’s empathetic approach exemplifies the approach demonstrated by Dr. Ninan as he engaged with and treated patients.” In honor of Dr. Ninan’s years of service and commitment to his patients, the hospital and his staff, this annual award is given to a staff member who demonstrates outstanding dedication and commitment to cancer patients and their families. It enables the recipient to attend the MD Anderson Physicians Network Annual Symposium. “Dr. Ninan, for those of us who had the pleasure of working with him, was a kind, caring, thoughtful and dedicated professional who kept the needs of his patients first and foremost,” Bishop said. “I am humbled to be chosen for this Oncology award - especially as part of an interdisciplinary team of other dedicated professionals, who together provide outstanding cancer care to both our chemotherapy and radiation therapy patients and their families.” To make a contribution to the Dr. Jacob Ninan Educational Oncology Award, visit www.covenanthealthcarefoundation. com

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MSMS Releases New Legal Alerts as a Member Benefit (Member Log-In Required) New Physician’s Assistant (PA) Law Now in Effect In mid-March, a new law impacting how Physician’s Assistants (PAs) are regulated under Michigan’s Public Health Code took effect. It is important that physicians who currently supervise PAs understand these changes. Two key changes include the need to have a practice agreement in place, and the requirement that PAs have their own Michigan Controlled Substance license to prescribe drugs listed in schedules 2-5. MSMS, as a new member benefit, has created several resources addressing these changes and others. Legal Issues for Physicians Treating Hearing Impaired or Limited English Proficiency Patients Many physicians have hearing impaired patients and/or patients with limited English proficiency (“LEP Patients”). Communicating effectively with these patients is essential to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment, as well as, compliance with legal obligations.

Health Plan Audits: What Every Physician Should Know Physicians are being audited by governmental and private payors with increasing frequency. Physicians are often surprised to learn that the issue in most audits is whether the payor has overpaid the physician, rather than whether the physician committed fraud by billing for services not furnished or by other means. Read MSMS’ Legal Alerts (login required*), which includes frequently asked questions and sample documents, to make sure you know your obligations under the law. Contact Colin J. Ford, (517) 336-5737, or Stacey P. Hettiger, (517) 336-5766, if you have further questions. *All MSMS member physicians and members of their office staff can create website user accounts to access password-protected member-only information. If you have not created a login for this website yet, please register here to create one. MSMS member physicians, please use the email address we already have on file for you, so your website login can be correctly connected to your existing membership account.

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continued from page 26 MACRA Resources As a new member benefit, MSMS has created a MACRA resources page at http://msms.org/MACRA. Content will be added on a regular basis, so make sure to check out this new member benefit.

levels of their careers. Annually, the MSMS Foundation offers courses that attract members, their office staff, and leaders in the 2017 world of health care. Education Update This year along with INSIDE: MSMS Foundation helps you learn some of the staples when it’s convenient for you! in our educational programming, we have added one-day sessions on the Medicare Access and CHIP Authorization Act (MACRA), as well as, on-demand webinars focusing on the new medical licensing requirements including human trafficking, medical ethics and pain management. To download the 2017 Education Update click here. For more information on MSMS courses, including conference topics and speakers and to register online visit www.msms. org/eo. For a listing of CME and educational events happening throughout the state of Michigan, please visit, docexchange.msms.org/events/calendar. msms.org/eo

MSMS Launches Human Resource Benefit for Members Only MSMS is excited to announce a new partnership with Jodi Schafer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP owner of Human Resources Management Services. Mrs. Schafer has been with HRM Services since 2010, and in 2013 she took over as the company’s owner and general-partner. Medicine is a noble profession. Physicians work selflessly for the good of their patients. But the reality is physician business owners have the added responsibility of managing employees. READ MORE 1

MSMS Foundation Releases 2017 Education Update Recently, the MSMS Foundation mailed out its new and improved 2017 Education Update to past conference attendees. The new Education Update is designed in a course catalog style — color coded by the area of content. For more than 150 years, the MSMS Foundation has offered continuing medical education courses in both clinical education and practice transformation for members in all

Earn your CME on YOUR schedule. Easy to view webinars available 24/7.

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SCMS FOUNDATION Make a Tax Deductible SCMS FOUNDATION GiftMake Today! a Tax Deductible* Gift Today!

The Saginaw County Medical Society Foundation provides funding through low interest loans, grants and scholarships to medical students with ties to the Saginaw community, in anticipation these new physicians will stay in Saginaw to practice medicine once they complete their training. The Foundation also assists the SCMS Alliance in providing scholarships to nursing students from Saginaw County. The annual Golf Outing raises approximately $20,000 per year for these programs, but the Foundation also relies on donations to continue and increase funding programs in order to assist as many students as possible.

! If you would like to honor a colleague who is living or deceased, please make a contribution to the SCMS Foundation ! Please remember the SCMS Foundation in your Will *The Saginaw County Medical Society Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Gifts have charitable tax benefits so please consult with your tax advisor for specifics. A tax receipt will be provided. PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN THE FOLLOWING WITH YOUR CHECK (We are unable to accept credit card payments) ! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------! Enclosed is my contribution made payable to the SCMS Foundation (please designate amount): " $1,000

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SCMS CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2017 Please mark your calendar for the following meetings and events for 2017. You will receive an email meeting notice and reminder each month. Saturday, June 10, 2017 8th Annual SCMS Foundation Golf Outing at the Saginaw Country Club. See pages 14-15 Tuesday, June 20, 2017 SCMS Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at the CMU College of Medicine Education Building, 1632 Stone Street, Saginaw, in Room 1016. There is no Membership Meeting in June. There is no Board or Membership Meetings in July. Tuesday, August 15, 2017 SCMS Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at the CMU College of Medicine Education Building, 1632 Stone Street, Saginaw, in Room 1016. There is no Membership Meeting in August. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Horizons Conference Center - SCMS Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Membership Meeting joint with the Saginaw County Osteopathic Society follows with Social at 6:30 p.m. (cash bar), followed by dinner and program at 7 p.m. Program: “Physician Resiliency.” Speaker: Hedy S. Wald PhD, Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Non-member physicians - $100. All others - $60 per person. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Those who make a reservation and do not attend will be charged a $40 cancellation fee. See page 7 for more information.

Click AMA ACCME Call for Comment to participate. Comments will be accepted through Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 5 p.m. Central. Call for Comment: Proposed Simplification of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM Requirements for Accredited CME The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) are pleased to open a call for public comment about their proposal to simplify and align their expectations of accredited continuing medical education (CME) activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM The proposal for alignment is designed to encourage innovation and flexibility in accredited CME, while continuing to ensure that activities meet educational standards and are independent of commercial influence. Key points: • The proposal includes core requirements, which are aligned with current MA and ACCME requirements-and do not represent any new rules fpr accredited providers. • The AMA Council on Medical Education is proposing simplified and reduced format requirements to provide more flexibility for CME providers. • Accredited CME providers can introduce and blend new instructional practices and formats appropriate to their learners and setting, as long as they abide by the core requirements. • CME providers may designate an activity format as “other” if it does not fall into one of the established format categories, without asking permission from the AMA.

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