FMEC in Focus - July, 2017

Information about how to exhibit at the Annual Meeting in Cleveland, OH.

2017 Awards
Submit or Nominate!

35 Years of FMEC

Dr. Beth Careyva talks about her first FMEC meeting.

IM4US Annual Conference
August 24-26  Chicago, IL

Check out our new Website!

We are pleased to announce our new website and membership portal.  This will be your first stop to learn about the FMEC, upcoming events, membership information and our Collaborative Projects.  Visit
Registration is open for the 2017 FMEC Annual Meeting
November 10-12 / 
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

Early Bird Rates thru Aug. 30th
Resident/Fellow: Member $350
Non-Member:  $395
*Professional Member:      $475
Non-Member:  $550
For my Cleveland patients, Medicaid expansion has been a matter of life and death:  James Misak

MetroHealth Life Flight personnel wheel a patient into the emergency room in this 2009 file photo. In the op-ed below, Dr. James Misak, a MetroHealth family doctor, predicts a return to more expensive, less effective emergency-room health care -- and a rise in preventable deaths -- if the Ohio legislature freezes the state's Medicaid expansion by overriding Gov. John Kasich's recent veto of the freeze that lawmakers had inserted into the state budget bill.   Read More

Direct Primary Care, a Doctor Love Story

Dr. Smith used to work for a large healthcare organization.  When she and the organization first got to know each other, it seemed promising.  They both wanted their patients to be healthy while helping each other succeed.  Not long after they got together, things started to change.  The waiting room started filling up.  Then, Dr. Smith was told her RVUs were too low.  She had more labs and test results than she could address by herself, and the organization refused her request for additional clinical staff to help her get all this work done.   Read More
Training the Next Generation of Family Physicians in Our Region

Amy Crawford-Faucher, M.D. of the Forbes Family Medicine Program and Laurence Bauer, CEO of the Family Medicine Education Consortium, take you inside the looming shortage of healthcare workers in family medicine and its implications - plus opportunities - when it comes to the health of our region.

2017 DPC Summit

The 2017 DPC Summit was held June 14 - 16, 2017.  It was co-sponsored by the FMEC, AAFP and the ACOFP. This was the fifth Summit in the series.  It was another smashing success!

Approximately 300 registrants participated in the event.  Some highlights include:
The Primary Care Innovators Network offered a Preconference event "Alignment of the Business Interests of Self-funded Employers and DPC Model Practice". The presentation was designed to create dialogue between self-insured employers and primary care practice leaders.   Read More
Join the FMEC on an incredible 11-day journey to the roots of medicine.....Greece!

From Asclepius to Galen

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