February 25, 2018 - In This Issue:
Our First Physician Collegiality Dinner 
Reestablishing Old Bonds
The practice of medicine has changed, and how, when, and where physicians have the opportunity to connect with one another has changed with it.  Last Wednesday evening members came together at Stanford Grill in Rockville. They met colleagues they refer to but had never met in person, discussed their greatest day-to-day challenges, and provided mutual support and inspiration to one another. It was a reestablishment of the mutual respect and understanding that has always underpinned medicine.

Proud to be a PHYSICIAN
It was on every sign, at the top of every name tag, and on the mugs our members took back to their homes and their offices after the event: "Proud to be a PHYSICIAN." It isn't a tagline or a marketing scheme; it is a truth that physicians carry with them. Let's start saying it more often, not just as a reminder to ourselves but as a declaration of lifelong commitment to the health and wellbeing of our patients and communities.

Pride in Participation
Next Wednesday at Oakville Grille and Wine Bar  in Bethesda (just a few minutes away on Old Georgetown Road), we will host our second of five collegiality dinners. There is no cost for members to attend. Please don't miss this opportunity to connect with your  colleagues RSVP today!

Visit us on Facebook or Twitter to learn more about our #ProudToBeAPhysician campaign.
Physician Collegiality Dinners:  Join Us This Wednesday!

In place of our usual Winter General Membership Meeting, MCMS invites you to attend one of our five PHYSICIAN COLLEGIALITY DINNERS.  It's a chance to congregate, commiserate, collaborate, and celebrate with each other! We are going back to the basics of physician collegiality where sharing cases and supporting each other was the norm. When mutual respect and understanding was key to your success and professional satisfaction.

Dates & Locations:
  • Wed., 2.28.18, 6PM Oakville Grille & Wine Bar, 10257 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda
  • Wed., 3.14.18, 6PM Mrs. K's Tollhouse, 9201 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring
  • Wed., 3.21.18, 6PM Copper Canyon Grill, 100 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg
  • Wed., 4.11.18, 6PM Mon Ami Gabi, 7239 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda
You may only attend ONE dinner.  There is no cost to attend for active physician members. Emeritus members and prospective members may attend for $50, and are asked to  submit this form to RSVP .
Practice Management Update: Top Practice Marketing Secrets
Tuesday, February 27, 8 - 9:15 AM
MCMS Headquarters

Over 85% of your patients will research you online before making an appointment. Cut through the noise and learn simple ways you can improve your online image.
  • Social media tips, how to get clicks, and ideas for posts
  • Online reputation sites - how do deal with patient reviews
  • To Blog or Not To Blog - what content matters for your website
  • Video - from practice tours to procedure videos, learn how to use video to promote your practice
  • HIPAA/HITECH Compliance and Security for online presence
MARK A. ZAWODNY founded Web Partners in 2001 and serves as President and CEO. With almost 20 years of leadership and healthcare marketing experience, he has positioned Web Partners as a national leader in healthcare-focused website and digital marketing services.
BRENT H. MATHERLY, the founder of BHM Consulting, specializes in direct marketing to referring physician practices. With over 20 years in the healthcare field, he has held positions ranging from pharmaceutical representative to director of sales with major healthcare organizations. Additional areas of expertise are his operations, leadership, and team building skills from his time in the military.

Thank you to our sponsor,  webpartners.us.
Lobbying Day in Annapolis
Wednesday, March 7
MedChi Annapolis HQ

Join us as MCMS members to make a "house call" on the Maryland Assembly.
  • 8:00 am Meet at MedChi Annapolis Headquarters for Legislative Briefing
  • 8:30 am Appointments with MC Delegation Members
  • 11:30 am Lunch - Harry Browne's Restaurant
  • 1:15 pm Depart for Montgomery County
It is worth your time to ensure that the MC Legislative Delegation knows where we stand on the issues!  Interested in carpooling to Annapolis on March 7? MCMS will coordinate a carpool to/from Annapolis if there's adequate interest. We will depart from a central Montgomery County location at approximately 7 am, and return at 3 pm. Please note your interest when you RSVP by selecting the 'carpool' ticket option!
The age of fathers who experienced fetal or infant loss ranged from 19 to 58 years old in 2016. Some 52% of the fathers were 30-39 years old, another 15% were between 20-29 years old, and 15% were 40 years of age or older. The father's age was unknown in 18% of fetal / infant loss cases.  More than half of the fathers had attended college, with 20% reporting some college, while 10% earned a 4-year college degree. Nearly 25% of fathers held advanced degrees, a significant increase from previous years. Some 18% of the fathers had a high school diploma, while another 7% had attended some high school, and 5% reported less than an 8th grade education.

This alert appears courtesy of the Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services. 
For more information, contact Sheilah O'Connor at 240-777-3967 or sheilah.o'connor@montgomerycountymd.gov.
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