July 8, 2021
CCMS Mission:
Serve the needs of our physician members so they can better serve the needs of the community
In this Issue
News Briefs, Member Notices & COVID-19 Updates, Events, Dr. Lascheid Memorial Scholarship Winner
News Briefs
Highly Contagious Delta Variant Could Be Dominant Coronavirus Strain In Florida Soon: “The highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus now makes up 10% of all new cases in Florida, an official who is tracking the spread of the virus said on Wednesday (6/23).” - WUSF Public Media

Governor Acts on Remaining Bills from 2021 Session: “All bills from the 2021 legislative session have been presented to and acted upon by Governor Ron DeSantis. A summary of the bills tracked by the FMA that affect the practice of medicine are (featured in this article).” - FMA

What doctors wish parents knew about keeping unvaccinated kids safe: "Many parents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but not all their children are eligible. A family physician shares safe activities families can do together." - AMA
Member Notices
We invite members and their office staff to join a CCMS private Facebook group for discussion and collaboration during this outbreak.
CCMS Physician Member Survey Results: View our updated preliminary results on member physicians who are accepting new patients to help with your referral needs. Member physicians: if you aren’t listed and would like to be included, be sure to complete the CCMS Member Survey to help us better connect with CCMS members, and connect members with each other. The survey also offers to collect and share member cell phones with each other for those who provide permission solely for this purpose. To request a list of members who’ve given permission, contact CCMS.
CCMS Member Certificate
CCMS Membership Certificates Available: CCMS physician members who have paid their 2021 dues can email us to request a current membership certificate to print and display at their offices.
Confidential, cost-free counseling/coaching sessions with the CCMS Physician Wellness Program (operating via telehealth or in-person during the COVID-19 outbreak) are open to all CCMS physician members. Learn more online.
2021 RCC Cards: CCMS Members receive special $10 pricing on the 2021 RCC Card, which provides discounts at restaurants and merchants. Order a card at ccmsonline.org/membership or call CCMS, (239) 435-7727. Cards will be mailed to the office address on file unless otherwise specified.
Upcoming Events
Saturday, July 24, 6:30PM, Arthrex One Conference Center
Complimentary for CCMS physician members; $25 for one guest per member. Tickets not yet available to the public; check back for availability or inquire with CCMS. RSVP by July 19th.
Friday, Aug. 13
Stay tuned for registration details.
Thursday, Sept. 9, 6:00PM, Seasons 52
Free for CCMS women physician members & prospective women physician members.
Saturday, Sept. 18, 8:00AM, Bonita Bay Club Naples
Open to the public. $195/golfer or $700/foursome
Partner Events:
Note: Click here for information on various CME courses available

Free tours of Historic Palm Cottage for All Medical Professionals & First Responders
Every Sat. in July, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm or 3pm
Naples Historical Society will host complimentary tours of of Historic Palm Cottage to Medical Professionals and First Responders as a thank you for working selflessly this past year to keep our communities safe! Please bring name tag or other medical/hospital professional ID. Register

2021 FMA Annual Meeting Livestream CME Event
July 30-Aug. 1
Three livestream-only CME tracks featuring state-mandated topics, plus new courses on post-COVID care and using information technology to improve patients’ health. Registrants will have access to courses for two weeks. Earn up to 13 total AMA PRA Category 1™ credits. Price range from $250-$450 per class. FMA members save up to $700 and state-mandated are complimentary. Please note: July 30 courses can be viewed in person hosted by NCH Healthcare System at the Telford Building. Register 

Free 7-Day River Cruise for Frontline Medical Heroes
Select Danube, Main, Moselle and Rhine River sailings through Dec. 2021
Frontline Heroes (doctors, nurses, lab techs, hospital staff, EMT's and pharmacists) are eligible to receive a complimentary cruise with one paying guest in the same stateroom. Contact Nancy Sant'Angelo Reyelt at Get Out Of Town Travel, (239) 596-4142 for more info.

“Dining Docs”
Wednesdays, 5:30PM, Naples restaurant locations
Discussion and information-sharing in a small group for dinner on Wednesdays at 5:30PM, located at Naples restaurants. To reserve a seat, call Dr. Marilyn Varcoe each Monday prior, (239) 398-5074.
CCMS Member Spotlights
Email your news to CCMS to be included in the next issue
Patricia Poling MD
Robert Poling MD
Drs. Patricia Poling and Robert Poling were featured in the Coastal Breeze article The Polings - A Family United.
Dr. Kiran Gill
Nadia A Kazim, M.D.
Drs. Kiran Gill and Nadia Kazim were featured in the eBella eXtra article The Continuum of Beauty.
Cynthia Nehrkorn MD
Dr. Cynthia Nehrkorn spoke on the ABC7 news piece Ask the Doctors: AVOW’s new cardiac care initiative.
Dr. Alejandro Perez-Trepichio
Dr. Alejandro Perez-Trepichio was quoted in the NBC News report The delta variant: Everything you need to know.
Dr. Carlos Quintero
Dr. Carlos Quintero was featured in the Gulfshore Business article Rapid Response, Lasting Effects. (Online pg. #80)
Cyndi Yag-Howard MD
Dr. Cyndi Yag-Howard was featured in the Gulfshore Life Healthy Life article Seed to Skin (online pg. #23).
Congratulations to the CCMS members selected as "Top Doctors" in the Gulfshore Life Healthy Life 2021 edition! (online pg. #47).

In addition, Congratulations to all the CCMS members nominated for the Naples Daily News’ annual “Best of the Best” Official Community Choice Awards!
Foundation of CCMS Announces 2021 Dr. Lascheid Memorial Scholarship Winner
The board of directors of the Foundation of Collier County Medical Society (CCMS) in Naples, Florida is pleased to announce that Alexzandra Mattia, a Naples resident in the class of 2025 at the Florida State University College of Medicine, is the winner of the Foundation’s 2021 Dr. William Lascheid Memorial Scholarship for Medical Students.

The $12,500 award recognizes future physicians who are Florida residents and have demonstrated excellence in community service, in memory of Dr. Lascheid, co-founder of the charitable Neighborhood Health Clinic in Naples and a Past President of the Medical Society. It is the seventh year the Foundation has provided this scholarship.

Ms. Mattia received her diploma from Barron Collier High School in Naples and her Bachelor in Biochemistry at Florida State University as a first-generation college student. Her community service activities have included volunteering with The Alzheimer’s Project; Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Mobility Clinic; and, as Service Director for Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-health honor society, organizing volunteer events and donation drives for homeless shelters, elementary schools, and nursing homes. One of her goals is to become a physician “who will champion empathy and make patients of all ethnic backgrounds feel more comfortable and empowered.”

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Beautifully appointed medical office space for sale or for lease. Located in the HealthCare Center of Bonita Springs, the 2nd floor unit has 2 exam rooms with sinks, 2 restrooms, doctor’s office, reception, and work areas. Property is being sold or leased complete with furnishings and appliances. Contact Christine Gonnering McManus, (239) 261-3400.
Boutique Concierge Internal/Sports Medical Practice seeks part-time phlebotomist/lab technician who is compassionate about patients and desires to transform patient care. Must be certified in clinical phlebotomy or pathology and with 100+ hours of experience in blood collections. Email resume with three references to Tamika or call (239) 293-2009.
Boutique Concierge Internal/Sports Medical Practice seeks full-time certified medical assistant with stellar communication skills, can-do attitude, and knowledge about EMR Systems, Microsoft Office and patient care. Must be certified in medical assisting, understand medical terminology, and patient focused. Email resume with three references to Tamika or call (239) 293-2009.
Board-certified anesthesiologist/pain medicine specialist interested in office space share. Physician with pain medicine/addiction treatment practice in Washington, D.C. looking to open office in Naples area and share space with another physician. More information at dcpaindoc.com. If interested, contact John Dombrowski M.D. FASA at (202) 345-1784.
Naples pediatric practice seeking NP or PA for 3 to 5 days a week. Please contact CCMS if interested.
Seeking physician offices who can welcome a high school student for career learning opportunities such as shadowing, scribing, lab work, etc. If interested, please contact CCMS.
Busy physician office in North Naples is seeking medical assistant who is highly skilled, motivated and experience is a plus. This is a fast paced, growing practice and candidates must be self-starter, multi-tasked and highly motivated. Please call Jennifer at (239) 591-2803.
Shared Medical office space available: 2335 Tamiami Trail N # 501, Naples, FL 34103; for more information please call Dr. Warner at (239) 572-0402.
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