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Year in Review: A Message from DCMS President Dr. Tra'Chella Johnson Foy

Monday, October 30, 2017   (0 Comments)
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This has been quite a year for our grand profession. Locally, we have made great strides with the success of our Future of Healthcare Conference and with the celebration of the one-year anniversary of 904 Mission One Million. We were able to launch the Physician Wellness Program, which is meant to be a support system for our colleagues facing physician burnout.

As national and local legislators and stakeholders grapple with the opioid epidemic, the DCMS has put together a task force that will help determine how physicians can make the greatest impact on this crisis. We have been charged with determining how to clarify and promote best practice measures when it comes to opioid prescribing. 

Also, we continue to work diligently to develop community connections with the Duval County public school system so that we may start nurturing and developing the passion in our youth to pursue careers in medicine.    

As we delight in these accomplishments, we are reminded that there remain many challenges both locally and nationally. We stand in the midst of a politicized fight over the future of how to best care for our community. Understanding how to navigate MACRA and MIPS continues to elude many practicing physicians. It is this balance of conditions that allows us to smile heavily on the past, simultaneously embracing the future. There is always work to be done, and here at DCMS we are not afraid to do it. 

We are fortunate to move into 2018 under the direction of President-elect Ruple Galani. He has the vision and passion to help lead us down the roads less traveled, and usher us into a realm of great success. Please come join us at the 165th DCMS Annual Meeting & Inaugural Ball as we celebrate his inauguration and all that DCMS has been able to accomplish to this point. We are always working for you and this great profession. Let us now walk hand in hand into this new era. Be a part of developing what is next. Help us move medicine forward!