January 8, 2021
Together Counts - Long Haul
We're back with our "Together Counts" series that's aimed at helping our Central Ohio community better understand all the information floating around about COVID-19.

This week we have Mount Carmel Cardiologist Dr. Laura Gravelin, to discuss COVID-19 "long haulers" or people who've developed long-lasting symptoms as a result of contracting coronavirus.

Please share these videos with your patients, family, friends, or colleagues and help us spread the word!
The CMA's Women in Medicine Community Starts the Year off Zen
The Columbus Medical Association’s Women in Medicine community started off the new year with some positive Zen thanks to a calming virtual yoga class led by PLA alum Dr. Bonnie Pugh.

Take a look at this brief blog to learn more about this event and to find out what else the Women in Medicine community has planned for the first quarter of 2021 and how you can get involved.
Consider the Physicians Leadership Academy
The purpose of the Physicians Leadership Academy is to support physicians by providing leadership training that improves the lives of their community, patients and themselves.

Applications for the 2021-2022 Class Open February 1, 2021
Culinary Medicine Event: Healthy Food Choices for Healthy Kids | Jan 19
Join the CMA for our latest virtual Culinary Medicine Event: Healthy Food Choices for Healthy Kids on January 19 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. 

Dr. Razan Alkhoury, Pediatrician from Nationwide Children's Hospital, will discuss healthy food options to offer children, size portions, healthy habits for children, and much more!

Chef Laura Robertson-Boyd will be cooking delicious and healthy turkey tacos, and her favorite fruit smoothie!
CMA Endorsed Service: Group Retrospective Enrollment Deadline for Upcoming July 1, 2021 policy year
The deadline to enroll in Group Retrospective Rating with Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio for the upcoming July 1, 2021 policy year is January 22, 2021.

Group Retro is a performance-based program where the group’s claims, incurred for the policy year, are compared to the group’s premiums paid to the BWC. The participants will receive premium rebates as long as the claims incurred for that policy year are lower than the overall premiums paid to the BWC.

For more information contact Theresa Passwater or read the Sedgwick MCO (formally CareWorks) newsletter here.
These and other stories can be found on our blog: blog.columbusmedicalassociation.org
We have some new and returning members that recently joined the Columbus Medical Association! Learn who they are below and be sure to welcome them to the CMA community!
Lowell Chambers, MD
General Surgery
Central Ohio Surgical Associates
Jason Keith, MD
General Surgery
Central Ohio Surgical Associates
Erik Evans, MD
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
Ellis Oral Surgery
Benjamin Hagan, MD
Internal Medicine
Trust Medical Services
Dawood Malik, MD
Maria Waizmann, MD
Family Medicine
Mount Carmel
Michael Sutherland, MD
Trauma Surgery
OSU Wexner Medical Center - East Hospital
Dennis Durbin, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Akas Jain, MD
Reproductive Gynecology & Infertility
Peter Lafferty, MD
Ohio Health
Group Membership: Ohio Gastroenterology Group

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