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2018 Ethics Report Highlights End-of-Life Care, Patient Noncompliance & More

Renew Your Membership for 2019!

Maryland Primary Care Program Documents Due This Friday

Want to Make a Difference? Become a MCMS Grassroots Legislative Contact!

MCMS Holiday Drive: Now through January 30, 2019

Will You Mentor a Student?
MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Tuesday, December 18 
MCMS Legislative Breakfast

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The MCMS mission is to be  the foremost physician organization to advocate for and serve physicians, their medical practices, and their patients in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Will You Mentor a Student?mentor
MCMS often receives requests from medical or pre-med students interested in shadowing a local physician. We ask that interested members let us know what time of year they could accommodate a student, what type of student they would work with, and more. Click here!
ethics2018 Ethics Report Highlights End-of-Life Care, Patient Noncompliance & More
Each year, Medscape surveys 5,000+ physicians on emerging and ongoing ethical issues encountered in their practice for their  " Medscape Ethics Report.

Key findings:
32%
in favor of an automatic assumption of organ donation, with opt-outs available.
58%
in favor of medical aid in dying.
69%
in favor of mandatory annual flu shots for clinicians.
86%
refer patients to physicians outside their health system. 

Quotes, in response to the question "What was your toughest ethical dilemma?"
"Attempts by mothers or husbands to get confidential information without a specific signed release from the patient. We often get threats of legal action or actual physical violence or retaliation." 
-Ob/Gyn
"Whether to prescribe an opiate or not."
-Primary Care
"What to do with patients with poor compliance with treatment."
-Psychiatrist
"A patient revealed he was blacking out but continued to drive. At that time, it was illegal to divulge that information to authorities based on state law."
-Dermatologist

To read the full report,  click here.
Renew Your Membership for 2019! renew
MCMS & MedChi are committed to helping you succeed!  Thank you for your commitment and engagement in 2018! We look forward to your continued support for 2019. 

Please let us know how we can help you to have a more fulfilling experience by emailing Marissa Valeri at   mvaleri@montgomerymedicine.org   or calling us at 301.921.4300.

MDPCPMaryland Primary Care Program Documents Due This Friday
The final deadline to submit all on-boarding documents for the Maryland Primary Care Program is this Friday, December 21, 2018. MDPCP Performance Year 1 begins Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
Want to Make a Difference? Become a MCMS Grassroots Legislative Contact!Legislative
On Tuesday, December 18 at MCMS headquarters, elected state legislators will join leadership and staff for the Annual Legislative Breakfast from 7:45 to 9:15 am.  The discussion, in part, will cover MedChi's Legislative Agenda (click here to read more about MedChi's regulatory and legislative priorities) for the upcoming session and include a discussion on any legislative initiatives the legislators are putting forward at the statehouse.

If you have legislative affairs experience, or an existing relationship with your state senator or a delegate and would like to be more involved contact Susan D'Antoni at  301-921-4300 or
MCMS Holiday Drive: Now through January 30, 2019holidaydrive
This year, Montgomery County Medical Society will proudly continue its long-standing tradition of giving back during the holidays.  MCMS invites you to participate in meaningful community service projects during this special time of year. These are perfect opportunities to engage your staff and patients in giving back to our neighbors in need. Download the flyer for more details and post it in your waiting room!

Help People with Special Needs in Montgomery County to Thrive
The Treatment and Learning Centers (TLC) is a non-profit organization in Rockville, that annually serves 2000+ individuals with a wide range of special needs. 

MCMS will collect the following items, at our headquarters (15855 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville,) or they may be delivered directly to TLC ( 2092 Gaither Road,  Suite 100,  Rockville): 
  • Gift Cards- Amazon.com, Target, Walmart, Safeway, Giant, CVS, and other local grocery stores.
  • New or lightly used hats, gloves, scarves, and coats.
Donate to a Medical Supply Loan Closet & Encourage Your Patients to Recycle Their DME Equipment
Lutheran Church of St. Andrew operates a large medical loan closet with an extensive inventory. There is no cost and no means assessment. Items are dispensed on a first come, first served basis. Examples of supplies include: Hospital Beds, Bedside Commodes, Canes, Walkers, Rollators, Wheelchairs, Feeding Formula and Equipment, CPAP, etc.

On-Site Contact:  Marilee Tollefson,  301-384-4394,  marileetollefson@gmail.com

Drop-Off Locations for Medical Supplies:
Location 1: Lutheran Church of St. Andrew,  15300 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
For larger deliveries, please call in advance so they may assist you with unloading.
Location 2: Montgomery County Medical Society, 15855 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Because of storage constraints, MCMS can only accept donation items of small to moderate size at our HQ. Beds, wheelchairs, and other large items should be delivered directly to the Lutheran Church of St. Andrew. 
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