The State of Nevada is currently facing a severe physician shortage. In a 2017 report by the AAMC (American Association of Medical Colleges), Nevada ranked 49th in the Nation for active physicians by degree type per 100,000 population (1), and 47th in the Nation overall for physicians per 100,000 population. Specifically, the AAMC report ranked Nevada 48th in primary care physicians per capita. Because many Nevadans lack access to necessary healthcare, the importance of increasing the supply of physicians has been a focus in recent years.Read More
This year’s 114th Annual Meeting and Scientific Session was held on September 28-30th in Henderson, Las Vegas at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and included many memorable moments. Here are our top five highlights of the NSMA meeting.Read More
You hear it all the time from doctors — they would never choose medicine if they had it to do all over again. It’s practically a mantra, with the implication being a doctor ain’t it’s all cracked up to be.Read More
Two words. It is the Boy Scout motto, and it is the reason that we physicians train so hard for so long. We must be prepared to use our knowledge, training, and experience to help our patients and community.Read More
The 80th Annual Nevada State Medical Association (NSMA) Meeting took place this past weekend, remembering the victims of last year’s October 1st massacre at Route 91 Harvest Festival and featuring CME presentations, healthcare policy topics, and other interesting discussions. For the first time, CCMS medical student delegates could vote and deliberate on Nevada’s healthcare policies.Read More
Well, it’s been over eight months since the new opioid law went into effect, and I think it’s safe to say that the dust has settled to some extent. Most practitioners have a good understanding of the reasoning behind the law, and the intent of the laws in an effort to battle the opioid crisis. Unfortunately, however, when the new law took effect January 1st, many prescribers were taken by surprise due to the numerous procedural changes that the new law required. Uncertainty about the law created significant confusion and heightened anxiety for those who prescribe controlled substances.Read More
My, how our city and the Clark County Medical Society has changed over the past year. On 1 October, a madman with an arsenal unleashed on a country music festival and many of you rushed to local hospitals, donned surgical gowns, gloves and masks and jumped in ready and willing to help save lives, even to help perform procedures or assist in ways you hadn’t done since residencies.Read More
There are so many thoughts that come to mind as we find ourselves at the anniversary of 1 October.Read More
The next election is fast approaching- Tuesday November 6, 2018.
Your CCMS Leadership is actively engaged in the process. Candidates are meeting with concerned citizens (also known as special interest groups - yes doctors are also a special interest group), spreading their message and raising money.Read More
The Clark County Medical Society (CCMS) proudly recognizes 49 physician members who were included in the Best Doctors in America List, an annual list published by Best Doctors that includes the nation’s most respected specialists and outstanding primary care physicians.Read More
The Clark County Medical Society (CCMS) held its annual Resident and Fellows Job Fair on August 16th at the Golden Nugget from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., with a networking reception immediately following from 5 p.m. to 7p.m.Read More
One hundred years ago another wave of the deadly 1918 flu pandemic was peaking in the United States. This second highly fatal wave struck between September and November and was responsible for most of the deaths attributed to the pandemic. It was also during this time that the New York City Board of Health added flu to its list of reportable diseases and required all cases of influenza be isolated at home or in a city hospital.Read More
We see stories about physicians all the time. Occasionally we find one that truly stands out.
Humans of New York started as a photoblog and book of street portraits. It was created by photographer Brandon Stanton. It has a tremendous social media following. In May of 2016 it ran a photograph and one paragraph story on Dr. Michael P. La Quaglia, Chief Pediatric Surgeon at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.Read More
In July, the Clark County Medical Society (CCMS) received the American Association of Medical Society Executives (AAMSE) Profiles of Excellence President’s Award in recognition of the society’s outstanding work on educating their members about new opioid laws in Nevada. As Executive Director of CCMS, it was my honor to accept this award on behalf of this incredible organization. It is our job to help doctors do their job and provide quality health care to their patients, our community, and I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the many physicians of CCMS who made this program possible. There is still more work to be done, and rest assured we are still working on this important issue.Read More
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Clark County Medical Society Secretary Dr. Peter Mansky.Read More
Physicians have some of the best jobs in the world. Many well qualified applicants to medical schools each year can’t be accommodated because we do not have enough medical schools to accept them. We are helping people live longer healthier lives.Read More
“The future of medicine is bright, but it will be influenced for years by what we do right now,” said CCMS President Dr. Jeffrey Roth during his closing remarks. “Our awardees tonight, the Children’s Heart Center of Nevada and Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health are shining examples that medicine can flourish in the desert.”Read More
Pride. Passion. Purpose.
The 64th Annual Installation Dinner has now come and gone. I take great pride at the success of the event bringing together physicians, hospitals, agencies and individuals from all over our community with one goal in mind to honor our physicians and to celebrate.Read More
Well, this is it! My last monthly article as my Presidential term comes to an end.
I can tell you that it has been an incredibly difficult and rewarding year. I’m happy that I did it, however, I am also glad that it is only a one-year term.Read More