April 29, 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, Patient Notice on Vaccines: “It takes everyone”
News Briefs
Update on NCH Monoclonal Antibiotic Therapy for Community Patients: “NCH Healthcare System offers monoclonal antibody infusion therapy for COVID positive patients at our Outpatient Infusion Services Center at the Downtown Baker campus, both Regeneron and Lilly's product combinations are available.” - Updated Outpatient Orders from NCH

FDA: N95 masks, now plentiful, should no longer be reused: “Throughout the pandemic, once a week many doctors and nurses were issued an N95 mask, which is normally designed to be tossed after each patient.” - Modern Healthcare

U.S. Issues More Than 115 'Do Not Travel' Advisories, Citing COVID Risks: “Just a week ago, only 33 countries were on the U.S. "Do Not Travel" list. New additions include Canada, Mexico, Germany and the U.K.” - NPR

Florida Leads Nation For COVID-19 Variants, CDC Data Show: “Federal data show that Florida has more COVID-19 cases tied to newer, more transmissible strains of the coronavirus than any other state.” - Health News Florida

J&J vaccine and brain blood clots: What physicians should know: “After a thorough review, ACIP lifted the J&J vaccine pause April 23. [The AMA] commended ACIP that day for 'reaffirming its recommendation on the use of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine' for those 18 or older....” - AMA

Florida to resume use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Sunday: “The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will again be available in Florida at federally-supported vaccination sites starting at 7 a.m. Sunday (4/24). Those sites are in Jacksonville, Orlando, Miami and Tampa.” - Tallahassee Democrat

What to tell your patients about new CDC advice on mask-wearing: “More than a year after urging Americans to don face cloth coverings to help limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new guidance on mask-wearing while outside.” - 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 Request: The CCMS Board of Directors invites Physician Members to complete a Member Survey to help them better connect with CCMS members, and connect members with each other. Questions include information on accepting new patients and requesting input regarding CCMS and our healthcare community. Take the Survey.
Request for Resolutions for FMA Annual Meeting: To submit resolution proposals to the CCMS board for county sponsorship, follow the example and email your resolution to CCMS by Monday, May 3rd. For tips on writing a resolution, refer to pages 5-7 of the Procedures of the House of Delegates. For late resolutions you wish to be sponsored by CCMS, email by May 24th. More information
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.
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New Promotion This Month: 20% off and free shipping. In addition, 10% goes back to CCMS and our Foundation. Visit the CCMS online store, register your account if you haven't already, and use discount code colliercms during checkout. Some complimentary samples are available at the CCMS office, email for details and to arrange pickup.
COVID Resources:
-Vaccine Flyers for Physician Offices: English | Spanish | Creole

Johnson & Johnson Fact Sheets and Guidelines:

Homebound Patients: Email patient name & phone # to FL COVID-19 Vaccine appointment system for homebound; or email Susan Nimnuan or call 239-300-1884 at BrightStar Care for SWFL patients

More updates and resources available online
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
Thursday, May 20, 6PM, Valerie's House Naples
Open to CCMS physician members only. Due to limited capacity, one guest per member can be added to a waitlist in the event of available space.
Virtual presentation on March 30th included tips for clinicians on addressing behavioral health risks with their patients.

Partner Events:
Note: Click here for information on various CME courses available

“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 with outdoor seating. 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
Gilbert H Maulsby, M.D.
Dr. Bryan Murphey
Drs. Gilbert Maulsby and Bryan Murphey were featured in the WINK News story NCH Healthcare System partners with ProScan Imaging.
Dr. Rebekah Bernard
Dr. Rebekah Bernard was quoted in the Naples Daily News article Collier high schools to host senior celebrations in lieu of proms.
Dr. Kiran Gill
Dr. Kiran Gill was featured in the Gulfshore Business Daily: April 16 article Dr. Kiran Gill Launches Medical Skincare Line. (Scroll to 6th article on page).
Manuel Pena MD
Dr. Manuel Peña was featured in the èBella èXtra article In the Neck of Time. (Scroll to 5th article on page).
COVID-19 vaccine: It’s our turn to roll up our sleeves and get vaccinated!
Editors' Note: We encourage CCMS members to share this COVID-19 vaccine post with their patients or use as a template for a similar patient notice. Below is an excerpt.

It’s hard to imagine a time when we didn’t know COVID-19 existed. Now when people say “virus,” we know what they mean. The impact of COVID-19 on our lives, our activities, and our freedom has affected us all. The responsibility is ours, as a community, to help stop this virus. Now we have a new, safe, and effective tool to help us do that—COVID-19 vaccines.

It takes everyone.

We all need to step up to beat COVID-19. We ask you to join us in protecting yourself, your family and friends, and our community by getting vaccinated.

“COVID-19 vaccination is one of the strongest tools we can use to fight this pandemic together,” says Dr. Rebekah Bernard, President, CCMS Board of Directors .

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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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