Free PPE available for local physician practices
The State of California is making millions of pieces of medical-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) – including N95 masks, surgical masks, shields, gowns and gloves – available FREE to physician practices. The California Office of Emergency Services is partnering with the Sonoma County Medical Association and the Mendocino Lake County Medical Society and the California Medical Association (CMA) to distribute this equipment to qualifying small and medium sized medical practices. 

Over the last several months, many physicians have had to limit hours or close their doors completely because they cannot find the PPE they need to safely keep their offices open. This PPE will help fortify California’s health care infrastructure as we continue to wrestle with the COVID-19 pandemic and issues with the PPE supply chain. PPE Relief kits will include up to a two-month supply (exact amount may vary by practice size and specialty).
This equipment is available to all qualifying physician practices, whether or not they are members. Reserve your PPE by going to no later than July 21. PPE will be available for local pickup on Thursday, July 30, 2020 in Santa Rosa. Details regarding the pickup event will be provided as the date nears.

MLCMS practices - You will also receive the same amount of PPE supplies, the issue is will we host a drive through pick up event like we are in Santa Rosa or if we will ship your supplies directly to your offices. Register for your supplies at the same link provided and we will follow up with you for delivery or pick up info. If there is enough of a response from the physicians in the region, we will host a drive through event so we can get your supplies to you quicker.

Deadline: July 21, 2020


For more information about the antibody testing, viral testing, available County services, or updates regarding the public health emergency, please visit 

Bay Area Medical Societies Write to Governor Concerning
Outbreak at San Quentin

Five Bay Area Medical Societies, representing over 10,000 physician members, submitted a joint letter to Governor Newsom drawing attention to the alarming COVID-19 outbreak at San Quentin state prison. The number of infected, which has passed 1000, has implications for the incarcerated population and the staff at San Quentin, and for the capacity of the local hospitals to which many of these patients have been transferred. The letter calls attention to recommendations and requests made by the County of Marin Board of Supervisors, among others. You can view the joint letter here.

The Department of Health Services welcomes your feedback and questions as the County explores the possibility of placing a measure on the ballot to protect mental and behavioral health services in our community. Please contact Leah Benz at (707) 565-6614 with any questions or comments.

CMA and your regional medical societies have been

SCMA still has face shields in hand for immediate pick up if you are in need.

Wendy Young, Executive Director | (707) 620-0808 |

Here are a few links you might continue to find helpful to review periodically:


Investment strategy and market commentary.

While we are not ready to return to our in person dinner events, we still need to keep an eye on our investment strategies.
Join SCMA and our Professional Business Partner and White Coat Investor Group Lead: Russell Van Sistine on Tuesday, June 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. for this enlightening video conference call.

Like a jigsaw puzzle, economic conditions, corporate performance, the international backdrop and your investment decisions fit together to form a larger picture. But it can be hard to see a pattern among the various pieces of our investment outlook.

RSVP to: Russell Van Sistine
Mobile (707)766-4765 or
Office (707) 542-7071

Once you RSVP, we will send you the log in link to participate.
Evening on the Farm in Healdsburg

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
Time: 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Address: 5895 W Dry Creek Rd
Healdsburg, CA, United States

RSVP: (707) 525-4375
Join SCMA at the Juice Beauty organic vineyard & olive grove farm located in a beautiful setting with a stunning view on West Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg. Sitting around the salt water/solar powered pool enjoying the view, we’ll enjoy matching antioxidants from delicious food to sustainable wine to beauty products.

Founder Karen Behnke, wellness entrepreneur and recent recipient of the Goldman Sachs most innovative entrepreneur award, will say a few words about the sustainable organic farm and farmhouse as well as highlighting a few journal studies on the importance of healthful ingredients. There will be a beauty expert to help you play with skincare and makeup products. SCMA will be providing all attendees the gift of organic beauty to take home and continue self care!
Juice Beauty is a pioneering beauty company known for offering clinically validated skincare and vibrant plant-based makeup products formulated with authentically organic ingredients, They’ve been called the “OG” of clean/green/organic beauty by Forbes, ELLE and Cosmo as they’ve been cleaning up the beauty space since 2005!

The Permanente Medical Group and SCMA Welcomes:

Craig Schier, MD (pictured)
Family Medicine

Caroline Petrossian, MD (no photo yet.)
Internal Medicine
St. Joseph Health Medical Group is pleased to announce the opening of its new medical office building on July 8. The address is 1162 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. The new offices will offer a wide range of enhanced services including in-office registered nursing support, behavioral health services, on-site phlebotomy, and chiropractic services—and new offices for our PCPs and specialists. Learn more at

Future Nurse Practitioner seeks clinical rotation placement: Registered Nurse in need of clinical rotations to complete Family Nurse Practitioner program. I am a dedicated caregiver who is committed to helping patients and continuing to provide exceptional care to our Sonoma County community. Born and raised in Petaluma, I recently returned home after working in Dallas, Texas for over 5 years. I worked as a RN in a Trauma Level 1 Emergency Department and was nominated for the 2016 DFW GREAT 100 nurses. I also have experience in a stand-alone ED setting, ambulatory care clinic and Med-Surg. I am seeking an opportunity to follow a NP, MD, DO, or PA in a Family medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, or Pediatric setting. Clinical rotations begin September 21st, with 8 hours per week for 12 weeks, with two more rotations in the spring and summer of 2021. These hours are completely flexible upon the healthcare provider. If you are interested and willing in becoming a preceptor and providing knowledge and support, please contact me: Brook Rava: | 707-318-5783. Thank you SCMA for this outreach platform and to the readers for your consideration!
Reminder: California Medical Association's (CMA) Center for Economic Services (CES) provides resources and one on one guidance to support the success of your medical practice. CES is staffed by experts with a combined experience of over 125 years in medical practice operations, and over the past 12 years, CES has successfully recouped more than $30 million from payors on behalf of our physician members. Whether it’s Covid-19 practice related, Payroll Protection Program, Coding, Telemedicine, identifying and fighting unfair payment practices, improving the efficiency of your practice or guiding physicians through the contract evaluation and negotiation process, CMA has tools and resources to help.

If you have questions related to reopening your practice, the Center for Economic services can help you. It is a member benefit you absolutely should be taking advantage of at this time. Don't think about it, just call. Let your membership work for you. Contact CES at: (888) 401-5911 or Email:

SCMA has openings for 5 seated Delegates and 6 alternate Delegates.
MLCMS has openings for 2 alternate Delegates

Email your interest to me at or call (707) 620-0808 for more info. The deadline for submitting your name to the delegation is July 26, 2020.
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SCMA is excited to continue our partnership with Fleet Feet Santa Rosa, Hoka One One Shoes and Notre Vue Estate Winery & Vineyards in Windsor for a monthly for a run, walk or hike along a beautiful 5-kilometer course through Notre Vue Vineyards in Windsor. 

Afterwards, the staff at Notre Vue will provide free wine tasting and discounts on their fantastic wines and stunning sunsets. [You can also just come for the wine and sunset! I will see you up there!]

Fleet Feet Santa Rosa and Hoka One One will get you ready for the hills and trails this summer with proper shoes and insoles to prevent injuries and keep you moving in the right direction.

6-8 p.m. on the following Thursdays:
July 23
August 27
September 24

Attendance limited to 40 guests. registration is required!

Next event: Thursday, July 23, 2020
NBBJ Annual Healthcare Confrence
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 9:00-10:30 a.m.

This VIRTUAL North Bay Business Journal webinar will focus on "The Response to the Pandemic" and will feature three local health care industry leaders.
SCMA BUSINESS PARTNER - Cooperative of American Physicians
Are you struggling with balancing the health and well-being of your staff with the reality of reduced income due to decreased patient visits during the COVID-19 crisis? The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) shared a free on-demand webinar, Managing Human Resources during the Pandemic, to provide you with the tools to address employment issues effectively and legally.

CAP, a leading provider of medical malpractice coverage for California physicians, offers these free webinars and resources as a service to SCMA/MLCMS members.

To receive a no obligation quote by email, please Request an Instant Quote.
The Show Must Go On!
The magic of Transcendence online and free! Reserve Your Ticket and watch from the comfort of your home with your shelter in place family!

Shows begin Friday, July 10th and will run through mid-September. Log in to "reserve" your seat and they will send you the link to watch via email.
Sonoma County Medical Association is excited to partner with Transcendence Theatre Company as their Nonprofit Partner for their free online performance of 'I Hope You Dance' on August 22! With this partnership, 10% of all online donations that Transcendence receives on the August 22 show date will be donated back to Sonoma County Medical Association! You can reserve your free tickets to see the show here.

Contact SCMA|MLCMS: | Rachel@scma.og | (707) 525-4375