July 22, 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, New Circle of Friends Vendor
News Briefs
Delta variant spreading so fast, if you don't have the vaccine, it could soon be too late: “NCH Hospital in Naples is seeing the same thing, and experts tell us this may be the beginning of the fastest COVID-19 surge we’ve ever seen." - Fox 4

HHS Announces $103 Million from American Rescue Plan to Strengthen Resiliency and Address Burnout in the Health Workforce: “Today (7/16), the (HHS) announced the availability of an estimated $103 million in American Rescue Plan funding over a three-year period to reduce burnout and promote mental health among the health workforce.” - HHS

Your e-prescribing requirements under state and federal law: “While there are state and federal laws that require physicians to e-prescribe, they do not completely ban the use of paper prescriptions or other non-electronic prescribing." - FMA's update

US overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year: “That estimate far eclipses the high of about 72,000 drug overdose deaths reached the previous year and amounts to a 29% increase.” - AP

U.S. officials flag 'small' reaction risk with J&J vaccine: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement it has received reports of 100 people who got the shot developing Guillain-Barré syndrome, an immune system disorder that can cause muscle weakness and occasionally paralysis.” - Modern Healthcare

What to tell patients about myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination: “After COVID-19 vaccination, there have been cases of myocarditis and pericarditis in adolescent and young adult males. Here is what doctors need to know.” - AMA

Court blocks order lifting CDC virus rules on cruise ships: “Pandemic restrictions on Florida-based cruise ships will remain in place after a federal appeals court temporarily blocked a previous ruling that sided with a Florida lawsuit challenging the regulations.” - AP News
Member Notices
We invite members and their office staff to join a CCMS private Facebook group for discussion and collaboration during this outbreak.
Invitation to join CCMS Committees: Membership in CCMS committees is open to all CCMS physician members. If you are interested in serving on any CCMS committees, please contact April Donahue, CCMS Executive Director / (239) 435-7727.
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
NOTICE: In-person CCMS events in August and September will be evaluated in the coming days to determine the safety of moving forward. Please stay tuned.
CCMS Annual Meeting 2021
New Date TBD: CCMS 64th Annual Meeting & Installation
Stay tuned for a new date for the in-person CCMS 64th Annual Meeting, previously scheduled for July 24th at Arthrex One Conference Center. CCMS physician members are invited to a virtual business meeting on July 24th at 6:30pm for the installation of officers; email info@ccmsonline.org for details.
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 

“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
Rebekah Bernard, M.D.
Dr. Rebekah Bernard was quoted in the Wink News article Time ticking to get kids fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ahead of new school year.
Dr. Kiran Gill
Dr. Kiran Gill penned the eBella eXtra article Beautiful Skin.
CCMS Welcomes New Circle of Friends Vendor
CCMS is pleased to announce new CCMS Circle of Friends vendor Truist Bank.

Truist Bank provides a customized suite of products, offerings and services dedicated to physicians and practices.

With nearly 100 employees working in their private wealth medical specialty group along with a team of dedicated medical practice credit specialists, Truist Bank is uniquely suited to address the challenges of managing the personal wealth of physicians and medical professionals as well as addressing the cash flow complexities associated with the running of practice.

Truist Bank | Contact: Samia Rizk, Medical Wealth Advisor/ Vice President | Phone: (239) 248-8904 Web: suntrust.com/wealth-management/specialty-groups/physicians-planning-services
Classified Ads
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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