Lexington Medical Society

March 2023 e-Newsletter


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Lexington, KY 40503

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Advocating for Physician Issues in Washington D.C.


By: Lee Dossett, MD

I am happy to report back on my recent attendance at the 2023 AMA National Advocacy Conference in Washington DC, which focused on the pressing issues facing our profession today. Kentucky was well represented by members of LMS, the Greater Louisville Medical Society, and the KMA. The conference was a mix of speakers and education about AMA advocacy priorities. Three current US Senators addressed the crowded room of physicians, discussing various healthcare policies and history. Other speakers included CMS officials, a presidential historian, and media personalities. On Valentine’s Day, the KMA contingent went to Capitol Hill where we met with Senator Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul. The LMS delegation also met with the staff of Congressman Andy Barr, who was home in Kentucky at the time. 


The Lexington Medial Society

Installs 2023 President


Lee Dossett, MD assumes the Presidency of the Lexington Medical Society from Khalil Rahman, MD

LEXINGTON, Ky.­ Lee Dossett M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Baptist Health Lexington, was installed as the 2023 Lexington Medical Society (LMS) President, taking over from 2022 LMS President Khalil Rahman, MD, of Nephrology Associates of Lexington at the LMS Dinner Meeting at the Signature Club on January 24th, 2023. Dr. Rahman was recognized for his outstanding leadership of LMS through 2023. The presidential transition was the first conducted in-person at a dinner meeting since 2020 due to the pandemic.


Dr. Dossett graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2006 and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University in 2009. Since returning home to Lexington he has been employed as a hospitalist at Baptist Health Lexington, recently becoming their Chief Medical Officer in November 2022. He is a graduate of the Kentucky Physician Leadership Institute and serves on the Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health.




LMS Annual Essay Contest

The LMS Editorial Board is accepting essays for their 9th annual essay contest. Prizes are awarded in each of three categories: active physician, resident, and UK Medical Student. You have a choice of one of two questions: “What do you think is the most important issue in medicine today?” or “Has the current practice of medicine made it easier or more difficult to foster the physician-patient relationship?” You have 800-1000 words and the deadline is March 12, 2023. All entries must be original, unpublished writing intended for publishing in the LMS Newsletter, April 2023 issue. CLICK HERE for more information.


3/3/2023 Senior Luncheon Noon Bronte Bistro/Joseph Beth

4/7/2023 Senior Luncheon Noon Bronte Bistro/Joseph Beth

4/11/2023 Public Health Symposium 6:30-8:30pm Signature Club

5/5/2023 Senior Luncheon Noon Bronte Bistro/Joseph Beth

5/16/2023 LMS Dinner Meeting 6-8pm Signature Club

5/24/2023 Foundation Golf Tournament Noon University Club of Kentucky

6/2/2023 Senior Luncheon Noon Bronte Bistro/Joseph Beth

7/7/2023 Senior Luncheon Noon Bronte Bistro/Joseph Beth

8/4/2023 Senior Luncheon Noon Bronte Bistro/Joseph Beth

8/26-8/27 KMA Annual Meeting TBA Marriott Louisville East

9/1/2023 Senior Luncheon Noon Bronte Bistro/Joseph Beth

9/21/2023 Career Chats 6:30-8:30pm Signature Club

10/6/2023 Senior Luncheon Noon Bronte Bistro/Joseph Beth

10/10/2023 LMS Dinner Meeting 6-8pm Signature Club

11/3/2023 Senior Luncheon Noon Bronte Bistro/Joseph Beth

12/1/2023 Senior Holiday Luncheon Noon Bronte Bistro/Joseph Beth


LMS Featured Physician

Jitander Dudee, MD


LMS Member Since 1995

Why did you become a physician?


I became fascinated by science in school and of all the branches biology seemed the most mysterious and tantalizing in trying to understand how breathtakingly complex processes have fashioned life over the last 3 billion years or so. Medicine applies biology to bring tangible benefits to people in the present even as so much remains unfathomable. For me, medicine is the perfect combination of science and the humanities – rewarding because it's intellectually stimulating and improves human life every day.


Mindful Walking

By John A. Patterson MD, MSPH, FAAFP, ABIHM

Founding co-chair LMS Physician Wellness Program


“Walking on the Earth is a miracle”

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh


Walking and mindfulness both have significant physical, mental and emotional health benefits. You can combine them by practicing mindful walking. Empirical evidence over centuries from many cultures and traditions supports the use of mindful, meditative walking as part of a conscious, contemplative lifestyle.


Cultivating Mindfulness- Walking meditation helps cultivate mindfulness in everyday life. Training the mind to pay attention when you are physically moving with open eyes can help bring mindfulness to everything in your home life, work life, traffic and simply being with yourself. Mindful awareness can inform everything you think, feel and do. Mindful walking can connect you to your inner sense of peace and calm, manage stress, increase spontaneity, and enhance mental focus, creativity and problem solving. It can also help you feel more resilient in the face of anxiety, worry, fear, anger, confusion, agitation, obsessive thoughts, rumination, grief, depression and pain.



Retirement Saving Myths and Misconceptions

By John Boardman and Ballast



At Ballast, we are fortunate to have a very educated client base, but we are consistently surprised by the myths and misconceptions clients and prospects bring to the conversation. Listed below are seven myths about retirement savings; it is by no means a complete list, but it does highlight some of the most misunderstood areas in retirement planning.


1 – MYTH: Roth accounts are for young people

We are HUGE fans of Roth accounts for a variety of reasons. Simply put, there is no better place to have retirement dollars: tax-free growth, tax-free distribution, and no required minimum distributions (in most cases). Unfortunately, Roth IRAs and Roth 401ks have not been around long enough for many people to make this account type the cornerstone of their retirement plan. Our clients in their 50s, 60s, and 70s are often surprised when we encourage funding to Roth accounts. The benefits are massive, and it is rarely ever too late to start.


2 – MYTH: There is a typical retirement income need

One of the most common first questions from a new prospect or client is “How are we doing?” Like a client’s blood pressure, they want to know if they are in the ‘healthy range.’ 


KMA Physicians' Day

at the Capitol

KMA Physicians from across the state came together on February 22, 2023 in Frankfort to meet and educate their legislators on important issues that will impact not only physicians and their practices, but their patients as well. 


To enquire about attending the KPLI Leadership Institute CLICK HERE

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