Volume 36, Number 1 | January/February 2019
Boone County Medical Society Prescriptions Newsletter
Josh Hamann, MD, is
2019 BCMS President

Josh Hamann, MD, is the new President of Boone County Medical Society, having taken the Oath of Office during the Annual BCMS Gala on Feb. 2, 2019.

Dr. Hamann has been a member of BCMS since 2016 and in 2018 served as the Society's President-Elect.

A native of Iowa, Dr. Hamann earned his medical degree and completed his residency at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He is an orthopaedic surgeon at Columbia Orthopaedic Group. Dr. Hamann and his wife Keira have three children and live in Columbia.
2019 BCMS President Josh Hamann, MD
PDMP Discussion at Upcoming General Membership Meeting
Please plan to join BCMS for a General Membership dinner meeting on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Boone Hospital in Columbia. This meeting is free and open to all BCMS members and their guests. Please RSVP by Feb. 22, 2019, if you plan to attend. You may RSVP here.

The event begins with a social at 6 p.m., followed by dinner, a short business meeting and guest presenters from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The topic for this event is the St. Louis PDMP. Speakers include:

  • Emily D. Doucette, MD, MSPH, FAAFP, Acting Director, Chief Medical Officer, Director of Public Health and Primary Care Integration, and Family Medicine Physician with the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health.
  • Jonathan Heidt MD, MHA, FACEP, Emergency Medicine - Medical Director, EM Quality Improvement at University of Missouri–Columbia.
  • Scott Clardy, Assistant Director of the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services.

Pardalos Honored With BCMS's Distinguished Physician Award
John Pardalos, MD, was the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Physician Award (formerly known as the Doctor of the Year Award) at the annual BCMS Gala on Feb. 2, 2019.

Dr. Pardalos was nominated for the award by 2018 BCMS President Frederick Fraunfelder, MD. Pardalos has an exemplary record of service to the medical community in Central Missouri and has been very involved with the charitable organization A Call to Serve (ACTS) International.

Through his work with ACTS, Dr. Pardalos, a Neonatologist at Women's and Children's Hospital, has traveled several times to the country of Georgia, a former Soviet republic, to work with physicians there on improving healthcare options and treatments, particularly for newborns and infants.

During his acceptance speech, Dr. Pardalos noted his life and career, and the entire medical community, were enriched by the contributions of the late Patricia Blair, MD, who founded ACTS, and the late Elizabeth James, MD, the founder of MU's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Dr. Pardalos has been a BCMS member since 1998 and has served on its Board of Directors since 2009.
Above, 2018 BCMS President Frederick Fraunfelder, MD, left, congratulates John Pardalos, MD, on receiving the 2018 Distinguished Physician Award from BCMS. Below, Dr. Pardalos is shown with, from left, his brother George, father Arris, mother Georgia, and son Komini Pardalos.
Above, 2019 BCMS President Josh Hamann, MD, offers his thanks and gifts from BCMS to former Executive Director Beverly Wilcox, who retired in 2018. Below, Mary Catherine Heimburger (left), representing the BCMS Alliance, offers remarks and thanks to Beverly Wilcox. At lower right, pictured with Beverly, are her husband John, daughter Tamara Garcia, and son Jonathan.
BCMS Thanks Beverly Wilcox
for Service as Executive Director
On June 30, 2018, after nearly two decades of service, Beverly Wilcox retired as the executive director of BCMS.

Members of the BCMS Board asked her to attend the Feb. 2, 2019, Gala so that she may be duly honored by the Society and those she worked so closely with during her tenure.

At the Gala, the BCMS Board presented Beverly with several gifts, along with resolutions commemorating her retirement on behalf of the Missouri House of Representatives and Senate.

Mary Catherine Heimburger, representing the BCMS Alliance, also presented Beverly with a beautiful arrangement of roses as a thank-you from the Alliance and its members.

Beverly was joined at the Gala by her husband John, daughter Tamara Garcia, and son Jonathan.
BCMS 50-Year Physician and Scholarship Winners Recognized at Gala
Robert Frazier, MD, pictured with his wife Emily, was honored at the BCMS Gala for his 50-year career as a physician. Dr. Frazier will be eligible to receive his 50-year physician pin at the Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA) Annual Convention, April 5-7, in Kansas City.
MU Medical School students Meghna Srinath, left, and Rebecca Aguayo were recipients of the 2018 BCMS Scholarship and Ladenson Scholarship, respectively.
BCMS Hosting Educational Programs for Residents/Fellows
The BCMS Board of Directors is working with business leaders in the Columbia area to develop a series of free educational programs for resident physicians and fellows at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.

The goal of these programs is to provide information on various subjects, ranging from investing for the future to insurance needs of the physician, that will be helpful to residents and fellows in both their personal lives and professional careers.

The seminars are scheduled for March 19, April 2 and April 16 at the Medical Education Building. All resident physicians and fellows from MU are invited to attend. RSVP is required.

Contact the BCMS office at 800-869-6762 or bcms@socket.net for more details.
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LegalShield has developed a dedicated web site for BCMS members. To learn more about these services or to subscribe at a discounted rate,

Contact Rick Shore, the dedicated BCMS LegalShield/IDShield associate, at 636-299-6345 or rrshore@legalshieldassociate.com for details.