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4/30/2021
4/23/2021
4/15/2021
Special Bulletin on J & J Vaccine Pause 4/13/2021
4/9/2021
4/1/2021
Special Bulletin on Licensure Renewal 04-06-2021

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2/25/2021
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2/11/2021
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1/8/20211/15/20211/22/20211/29/2021
Special Bulletin 1/5/2021

  • Physician Licensure Renewal (due March 31, 2021)
  • Child Abuse Mandatory Training
  • Controlled Substance Registration Renewal (due June 30, 2021)

MSD Presidents Corner

Reflecting on Our Achievements and Looking Forward to a Bright Future

Dear Members: As we approach the end of my first year as MSD President, it's important to reflect on our collective journey and chart the course for the year ahead. Your unwavering commitment and active participation have been the backbone of our achievements, and for that, I extend my heartfelt gratitude. Read more.


A REFLECTION AND CALL TO ACTION

Stepping into Dover back in 1986, I embraced the role of the community’s first neurologist. During that era, it was customary for physicians to integrate into the Medical Society of Delaware (MSD), establish their practices, and commit their careers to the community. MSD’s Kent County Medical Society chapter was the heartbeat of our professional circle in this area, a place where we, along with our families, forged lasting bonds. Read more. 


BASH ON, MSD!
The year is near ending
a new one soon dawns
one wonders and quivers at what it might spawn.
More violence from guns
and hate issues too?
Seriously, each day it’s hard to know what to do.
 Read More.https://conta.cc/3v43pTl 
APPEAL: DRIVING THE MSD SHIP FORWARD!
As 2022 draws to a close, so does my time as President of MSD. I want to take this opportunity to thank the members of this exceptional organization, as well as the staff. I cannot tell you how much being President has meant to me. It has been a process like no other I have had the opportunity in which to participate. Read More.

OPEN NOTES: OPEN CONVERSATIONS?
“I don’t like being called, chunky!” “What does it mean when you wrote ‘f/u in 3 months’?!!!” That is not the way a doctor should talk about a patient! How rude!” “There are many things in my chart that are wrong!” These are actual comments by patients about information written in their chartsRead More. 

FULL CIRCLE ENGAGEMENT
(IS IT REALLY WICKED?)
A chill is in the air, the leaves are starting to fall, and pumpkins dot the landscape. Fall is here and a time for reflection. For some, a time of melancholy, for others a sense that better things are coming. A time for all of us to reflect on the past months of the year and think about how we can improve, both ourselves and our relationships with each other. Read More. 

OUR PATIENTS' MENTAL HEALTH: STILL FAR FROM BEGING TREATED
Mental Health - Part I 
“I’m having a lot of pain and need my medication more frequently!” “I’ve been a caregiver for years. Now who is going to care for me?” “I can’t sleep…I’m so anxious and upset.” These are just some of the comments I heard from patients in recent weeks when I was on the hospital inpatient service. Read More.

AT THE TABLE 
Picture this….row after row of representatives from all the states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. In addition are representatives from a number of national medical societies, specialty groups, territories, and federal service organizations. All in all, a total of almost 700 representatives comprise the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD).1. Read More.
Gun Violence in America: A Nation Hurting Beyond Belief
Today we find ourselves more divided than ever. We are wounded and bleeding profusely.
The Medical Society of Delaware will not be complacent regarding the issue of guns and gun violence. We must be united in the cause for a peaceful and law-abiding society. We cannot be satisfied with statements while fellow physicians and children are dying. We must demand action and continue to work with legislators to effect change.
 Read More. 

ARE YOU A PROVIDER? DARN RIGHT YOU ARE!
If you have been involved in health care in any way shape or form, consider yourself part of the “Provider Club.” If you really think about it, you will likely be mortified to learn some things about the word that are disturbing.Read More.

HOW MANY HUGS DO YOU GIVE IN A DAY?
 
“A physical exam is like a hug…you can’t get enough of them.” I’ve mentioned this comment at various settings and it still resonates with me today from when I first heard it. Read More.

Why Can't We Get Along
(And Get Our Vaccine and Go Home)?
Maybe it is just what being human is all about. That is, the right to stand up for one’s beliefs and voice these loudly for all to hear.Read More.

We Spring Together!
As the President of MSD, I have greatly enjoyed the interactions I have had with colleagues, legislators, our legal team, and MSD staff. I am learning daily and enjoying every minute of it. I have appreciated the power of engagement, the tension associated with disagreement, and the subsequent education I have received. Read more

Doctors’ Day message from Dr. Burday
This month on March 30, as we do each year, we recognize Doctors’ Day. Most years I never think about it and usually am reminded of it when receiving a random card or someone mentions, “Happy Doctors’ Day!”. Read More

WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE
It has been a long year for us all But we will stand tall
Together we work to fight this disease among us
And though many have had dis-ease

Read more.

Presidents Message (12/14/2021)

OUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION
On the evening of October 28, 2021, a momentous event occurred at the Tilton Mansion/University and Whist Club in Wilmington. Read More.


'Twas the Year with Two Variants
‘Twas another year of COVID and all through the State Many residents were stirring and scared of their fate.
 The times are quite daunting And no one denies the need to be wary As December goes by.
Read More.


WORKING TOGETHER FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL
The new year brings many things: hope, good health for all (hopefully), winter cold (sigh), and reminders to renew various subscriptions and memberships. One of those renewal reminders comes from the Medical Society of Delaware (MSD). Read more.




eNews & Views


12/21/2023
12/20/2023 - What is a Cureus Academic Channel?
12/14/2023
12/7/2023
11/30/2023
Giving Tuesday – Time is running – November 28th
Today is Giving Tuesday – November 28th
11/22/2023
Giving Tuesday – November 21st
11/16/2023
11/9/2023
11/2/2023
10/31/2023
10/26/2023
10/23/2023
10/19/2023
10/18/2023 - Message from the President - MSD Strategic Planning Initiatives 2023-2026
10/12/2023
10/5/2023
9/21/2023

9/14/2023
9/11/2023 Special Announcement of the Tilton Award Event

9/7/2023

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3/30/2023 - Happy Doctors Day!
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1/27/2023 - Health Hub Survey
1/26/2023
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1/12/2023
1/5/2023
1/4/2023 - Delaware Virtual Town Hall meeting announcement

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3/5/2021; 3/12/20213/19/20213/26/2021

2/5/20212/12/20212/19/20212/26/2021

1/8/20211/15/2021; 1/22/20211/29/2021

12/4/2020; 12/11/2020; 12/18/2020; 12/23/2020; 12/30/2020

Spotlights


DPH Presentation for Physicians & Practice Managers

Topic: COVID Treatment, Isolation, Quarantine and Testing Updates 

Recording Available Below To Listen:

 Passcode: !74GsCop
Presentation Slides


Mental Health Virtual Event Recorded

to listen:

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MSD Hot Topic Session Recorded

COVID-19 Updates & Myocarditis 
to listen:

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 Hot Topic CME - Performance of Late Career Physicians

Presentations Available Below:
Dr. James Ellison, MD, MPH -  View Slides
Dr. Richard Plotzker, MD - View Slides


MSD Practice Management & Leadership Series
HIPAA – Are You Compliant?
Presentation Available Below:
Dwayne Downs, CMOM, Training & Compliance Coordinator - 
View Slides


MSD HOT Topic CME
Fentanyl laced with Xylazine
- A Public Health Crisis - 
Presentation Slide Deck 1
Presentation Slide Deck 2
Recording of Presentation


Challenges & Opportunities for Today’s Private Practices 

Presentation Slide Deck
Recording of Presentation
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OBVIOUS 5k Walk/Run Event  





Watch the event on MSDs
YouTube Channel




Practice Management Resources


Delaware Medicaid Pharmacy Benefit Cards

Highmark Specialist Efficiency Report:

AMA Summary of CMS Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule 2019

CMS Proposed Physician Specialty Impacts 2019

Understanding MIPS and MACRA

https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/medicare/medicare-payment-reform-answering-your-qpp-faqs
https://qpp.cms.gov/mips/overview

Past Events



Top 10 Ways to Guarantee a Lawsuit
Presentation


Creating a Supportive Space 

LGBTQ+ 
and Mental Health Awareness

Presentation


Food as Medicine
Ancient Wisdom 
Modern Times
Presented by Tia Trivisonno, YTD, LAC
Presentation


Food As Medicine
Presented by Kathy Tsapos Parmele, MD 
Presentation





MSD News Releases and Statements

Tilton Award 2020

MSD Executive Board Statement on Racism, Intolerance, Social Injustice and Violence - June 23, 2020

Northeast Coalition - Surprise Billing - Oct 2019

Tilton Award 2019

MSD MAT Press Release – June 2019

Recreational Marijuana Joint Coalition Statement – June 2019

MSD/PAMED Collaboration – April 2019

Statement Against Legalizing Marijuana – March 2019


Serving Delawareans in Need for Two Decades

The Medical Society of Delaware (MSD) has renewed the contract with the Division of Public Health (DPH) to continue the Voluntary Initiative Program (VIP) into the fiscal year 2022. June 11, 2021, marks the 20th consecutive year that MSD has proudly served the community in this capacity.  Read more

New MSD President - Matthew J. Burday, DO

Tilton Award 2020

MSD Executive Board Statement on Racism, Intolerance, Social Injustice and Violence - June 23, 2020

New MSD President - Joseph J. Straight, MD

Northeast Coalition - Surprise Billing - Oct 2019

Tilton Award 2019

MSD MAT Press Release – June 2019

Recreational Marijuana Joint Coalition Statement – June 2019

MSD/PAMED Collaboration – April 2019

Statement Against Legalizing Marijuana – March 2019

Tilton Award – Sept 2018

Lewes Radiologist Elected 175th President of Medical Society of Delaware

Physicians Bring Economic Health to Delaware

Medical Society of Delaware Announces new Telemedicine Partner

Medical Society Names New Manager of Community Relations

Medical Society Names New Executive Director

A Message from the MSD President

New MSD President - Matthew J. Burday, DO

Tilton Award – Sept 2018

 

 

Physician Assisted Suicide/Medical Aid in Dying Surveys

HB 160, the Delaware End of Life Options Act Has brought the subject of physician-assisted suicide to the forefront of discussion in Delaware. In an effort to gauge our members' opinion on the subject, the Medical Society of Delaware conducted a survey in April 2018 asking all MSD members to participate. A follow up survey of our membership was conducted in May 2019.  The results of both surveys are below.  Thank you to all who took the time to complete the surveys. 

Results of April 2018 Survey   Question 2 Age Data     Question 9 Open Responses Data 

Results of May 2019 Survey

 

Legislative Update

irst Leg of the 152nd General Assembly Concludes

152nd General Assembly Begins June Rush
                         *Bill Chart - As of June 5, 2023

7/8/2022 Legislative Wrap Up

1/24/2022 Legislative Update

End of Session Wrap Up, July 8, 2021

URGENT CALL TO ACTION - HOUSE FROM: MSD Primary Care Subcommittee

Call YOUR State Representative ASAP asking for them to vote AGAINST HB 21 and HB 141

SAVING PRIMARY CARE IN DELAWARE Engage Your Patients In Supporting SB 120

April 23, 2021 Legislative e-Update Call to Action! Save Primary Care

Legislative Activities of Interest of the 150th General Assembly (2019-2020)

Legislative Activities of Interest of the 149th General Assembly (2017-2018)

Legislative Activities of Interest of the 148th General Assembly (2015-2016)

Legislative e-Update

July 1, 2020 Legislative Update

February 2, 2020 Legislative Update

July 1 2019 Legislative Update

July 1, 2018 Legislative Update

June 6, 2018 Legislative Update

May 24, 2018 Legislative Update

February 26. 2018 Legislative Update