Western Carolina Medical Society
Western Carolina Medical Society
Physician Family Newsletter 
If you are married to a physician, then you are on a similar journey with other physician families and we can support each other. Share thoughts and ideas on our closed Facebook page. 

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Do you have an idea for a family-friendly get together, or want to share a babysitter? All ideas are welcome - the Network is here to support you!

Please click here or search for "WCMS Physician Family Network"

February 2017
The Winter 2017 Edition of the Physician Family Magazine is Here!
The winter 2017 issue includes several articles about the years of active practice, with a focus on balancing personal and professional life.This publication also includes pieces about reducing stress and achieving balance, financial planning and more. 

Be sure to check out page 20: Tipping the Scales - the Balance Myth 

"Learning to manage my time, ask for help, say no and meet deadlines was more challenging in reality than the utopia that existed in my mind. The balls I juggled began falling and, at my worst, I felt like a failure." Click here to continue reading.

How do you maintain a healthy balance at your home? Any tips you wish to share? If so, contact Alex at the information below or share them with the WCMS Physician Family Facebook Group!

The WCMS Annual Celebration at Highland Brewing Company was a Success! 

On January 29th, WCMS celebrated a year full of accomplishments, thanking past leadership and welcoming the new Association and Foundation Board Members. To showcase the most frequently utilized languages provided by WIN (the interpreter network) delicious hors d'oeuvres from Spanish, Russian and Chinese speaking countries were enjoyed by all.
Did you know?...
.... that WCMS has several Affinity Groups (Women in Medicine, Early Career Physicians, Independent Physicians, Rural Medicine and the Emeritus Section)?
The Affinity Groups provide an opportunity for physicians to network together by sharing information and ideas relevant to their special niche; very often in a fun, social setting!
For more information about the WCMS Affinity Groups click here 

WCMS has several Affinity Groups scheduled for the upcoming months. For details, view the WCMS event calendar
Does your physician partner read the weekly e-Newsletter, Vital Signs?
Did you know WCMS physicians receive a weekly e-Newsletter called Vital Signs?  It is packed full of "hot off the press" happenings in the western North Carolina medical community.  You may want to consider having this delivered to your "physician family" home email address. It makes for some great dinner conversation, and keeps your doc connected!
If you'd like to start receiving Vital Signs in your "physician family" home email, contact Kylie Bechdolt at   Kylie@mywcms.org  with your preferred email address. 
Homemade hot fudge sauce, perfect for your winter desserts!
Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce  

½ cup butter, cut into tablespoons
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1 ½ C sugar
12oz. can of evaporated milk
2 tsp. vanilla

Place the butter and chocolate squares in a heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring with a whisk, until melted.  Turn off the heat and whisk in the sugar until well blended.
Next whisk in the evaporated milk and cook over medium heat.  Cook on a gentle simmer, whisking frequently until the sauce thickens enough to coat a spatula (about 12-15 minutes).
Turn off the heat and stir in the vanilla (the hot fudge sauce will thicken as it cools).
Makes about 3 cups of sauce and can be kept up to two weeks in the refrigerator.  Enjoy!
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