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2017 St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine Archives

Read December Issue

Cover Feature: Staying Motivated, Avoiding Burnout

2 President’s Page: We Need to Reflame the Fire Before It Burns Out
By J. Collins Corder, MD, FACP, Medical Society President

12 A Three-Part Prescription for Combating Physician Burnout and Restoring Balance
By Kathy Gibala

15 The Missouri Physicians Health Program: A First Response for Victims of Burnout
By Robert Bondurant, RN, LCSW

18 SLMMS Members Discuss Their Strategies for Promoting Personal Wellness and Preventing Burnout

20 Surviving the Stress: Malpractice Risk Reduction
By Diane S. Robben, MGMA St. Louis


24 John Sappington, MD: The Missouri Country Doctor Who Introduced Quinine for the Treatment of Malaria in North America
By Arthur Gale, MD

29 Physicians in Service: Lifting Cancer Patients’ Spirits With Music
By Shannon Tai, Medical Student, Saint Louis University School of Medicine


8 Executive Vice President: Into the Light
By David M. Nowak

14 Harry’s Homilies: On Burnout
By Harry L.S. Knopf, MD

28 Parting Shots: Care for Your Teeth, Eyes and Ears
By Richard J. Gimpelson, MD


6 Early Deadline for 2018 Resolutions

10 2018 Physician Leadership Institute Begins February 10

22 Installation Banquet and Annual Meeting Jan. 27

23 AMA President: “Getting the Physician Voice Where It Needs to Be Heard”

Read October Issue

Cover Feature: Dealing With Insurance Companies

2 President’s Page: Streamlining the Insurance Prior Authorization Debacle
By J. Collins Corder, MD, FACP, Medical Society President

18 Staying on the Pulse of Your Organization’s Financial Health
By Chastity D. Werner, CMPE, RHIT, NCP, CRCR, Anders CPAs + Advisors

20 View from the Inside
Insurance company medical director offers perspectives
By Kathleen McCarry, MGMA of Greater St. Louis

21 Physician Voices Heard Through SLMMS Survey Process
SLMMS insurance survey to be repeated in 2018

21 SLMMS Responds to Anthem Decision on Outpatient Imaging


8 Nominees Announced for SLMMS 2018 Officers and Councilors
Election takes place online November 1-25

12 Private School Directory
Quality educational opportunities for the young people in your family
Special advertising section

24 HealthWorks! Kids’ Museum Promotes Good Health Habits in a Fun Environment
By David Nowak, SLMMS Executive Vice President


23 Harry’s Homilies: On Knowledge
By Harry L.S. Knopf, MD

28 Parting Shots: Observation Should Not Be a Hospital Option
By Richard J. Gimpelson, MD


6 Limited Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Established in Missouri
6 SLMMS Holiday Party Dec. 6
11 SLMMS 2018 Installation Banquet and Annual Meeting Jan. 27
17 Letter to the Editor
22 Ground Broken for Two Replacement Hospitals

Read August Issue

Young Physicians

Cover Feature: Young Physicians

2 President’s Page
Today’s Cost of Becoming a Physician Is Costing Us Future Physicians
Medical student debt and the growing shortage of primary care physicians
By J. Collins Corder, MD, FACP, Medical Society President

12 Young Physicians: Take Back Medicine
Organized medicine can help shape the future in this time of great opportunity
and challenge
By Ramona Behshad, MD

16 Perspective: Young Physicians
Younger SLMMS members share their views on the challenges they face and
the rewards of medicine
By Jim Braibish, St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine

18 The Exploitation and Abuse of Medical Students and Residents
Maltreatment includes physical and mental abuse, long hours, low wages,
shortage of residency positions; what are some solutions?
By Samer W. Cabbabe, MD, FACS

22 Filling the Gap – How Physicians and Aspiring Medical Students
Learn from Each Other
By Julie Guethler, MGMA of Greater St. Louis


24 Ob-Gyn Society Recognizes Resident/Fellow Research Papers


6 Executive Vice President: Staying “Relevantly” Young
How do SLMMS and organized medicine make ourselves relevant to
the younger physician?
By David M. Nowak

28 Parting Shots: Some Friendly Advice
By Richard J. Gimpelson, MD

7 General Society Meeting Sept. 19
8 Register Now for the 2017 Physician Leadership Institute
8 New MPHP Medical Director
10 AMA President David O. Barbe, MD, MHA, to Speak Oct. 4 to SLMMS
10 SLMMS Launches Practice Video Benefit
27 Thank You to Give STL Day Donors
29 Young Scientists, Future Physicians Display Projects

Read June issue

Cover Feature: Population Health Management

2 President’s Page: Population Health Management and ACOs: Will They Achieve Their Goals of
Better Health and Lower Costs?
What are the elements of a successful population health management program?
What results have been reported for ACOs to date?
By J. Collins Corder, MD, FACP, Medical Society President

12 Seeking Enhanced Patient Care Outcomes
Better evidence-based care from IT-driven population health management
By Robert James Cimasi, MHA, ASA, FRICS, MCBA, CVA, CM&AA and Todd A. Zigrang, MBA, MHA, FACHE, ASA

14 Value-Based Care: Advice for Physicians

16 Six ACOs Now Serve the St. Louis Area
Programs report cost savings, increase in preventive care
By Jim Braibish, St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine

20 Boomers Becoming Seniors
Need for home care services will increase significantly as the boomer population ages
By Mike Roberts, Home Care Assistance of St. Louis

8 Executive Vice President
SLMMS Members Advocate for Positive Change Through Resolutions
By David M. Nowak

19 AAIM: Advice on Issues You May Encounter in Your Practice
Steps in the Disciplinary Process, FMLA and More
By Jessica Flora, PHR

24 Parting Shots
Hippocrates, We Have a Problem
By Richard J. Gimpelson, MD

7 Provider Enrollment Open for St. Louis County PDMP
10 SLMMS Seeks Nominees for Council and Committees
10 Returning this Fall – The 2017 Physician Leadership Institute
11 New Member Benefit: Multiple Employer 401(k) Plan
11 2017 MSMA Insurance Conference
15 AMA President-Elect Visits Local Medical Students
25 Medical Students Present Entrepreneurial Solutions

Read April Issue

April 2017 Cover

Cover Feature: Health Literacy

8 Health Literacy: Patients and Providers Share Responsibility
How providers can help ensure their information is heard and understood by the patient
By Jim Braibish, St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine

12 Bedside Manner: An Ounce of Prevention Is Better Than a Pound of Tactics in Defending a Malpractice Case
By J. Thaddeus Eckenrode, Eckenrode-Maupin, Attorneys at Law
16 Staying Ahead of Provider Enrollment 16
Maintaining current provider enrollment (credentialing) ensures you remain in networks and helps patients find you
By Chastity D. Werner, CMPE, RHIT, NCP, CRCR, Anders CPAs + Advisors
18 MGMA: What the “Soft Market” Means for Physicians
By Monte Shields, The Keane Insurance Group
25 Physicians in Service: Finding “True Medicine” in Annual Honduras Mission
Profile of Alan P.K. Wild, MD
2 President’s Page By J. Collins Corder, MD, FACP, Medical Society President
Your Wealth Is Your Health. Or Is Your Health Your Wealth? Obesity is “Weighing Down America”
4 Executive Vice President By David M. Nowak
Big Wins for Physicians
24 Parting Shots      By Richard J. Gimpelson, MD
MACRA, May I Practice Medicine? – Part I


6 SLMMS Members Enjoy Discounted Muny Season Tickets
6 New Book Explores Near-Death Experiences
14 Free Educational Programs Offered by League of Healthcare Experts
15 Innovation Corner: Immunophotonics
19 Study Finds Colorectal Cancer Rates Have Risen Dramatically in Gen X and Millennials
23 Nathaniel Murdock, MD, Named Alliance Doctor of the Year
Read February Issue

Cover Feature: SLMMS 2017
2 Working Together to Provide the Best Care in These Changing Times
Installation Address by 2017 SLMMS President J. Collins Corder, MD, FACP
4 MSMA Successes Cited
Banquet comments by MSMA President Ravi Johar, MD
6 Taking on Insurance Companies and More: 2016 SLMMS Results
Address to the 2017 Installation Banquet by outgoing President Samer Cabbabe, MD, FACS
6 Congratulations 50-Year Members
10 Q&A with SLMMS 2016 President J. Collins Corder, MD, FACP
12 Photos from the 2017 Installation Banquet

14 Thank You to Our 2016 Installation Banquet Sponsors


16 Insurers Delay, Restrict Needed Care for Area Patients, According to SLMMS Physician Survey
Obtaining pre-certification of coverage for medications, tests, procedures can require multiple steps, take extra physician time

20 Help Save Lives from Colon Cancer
By April Dzubic, American Cancer Society
15 Harry’s Homilies
By Harry L.S. Knopf, MD

24 Parting Shots
By Richard J. Gimpelson, MD
A Rose by Any Other Name

25 AAIM Human Resources Insights
By Jessica Flora, PHR, Research and Solutions Analyst, AAIM Employers’ Association



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