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  • President’s Letter

    www.tcmsok.org | 918-743-6184 | Fax: 918-743-0336 | email: [email protected]

    Physicians Advancing Health Care

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    FEBRUARY 2018

    For further information about the following meetings,

    [email protected] or 918.743.6184

    February 8, 2018 6pm Tulsa OB-GYN Meeting TCMS

    February 19, 2018 6pm Tulsa Women in Medicine & Alliance TCMS

    February 20, 2018 5:30pm Medicine Day Reception OSMA

    February 28, 2018 6pm TCMS Inauguration Learning Center-OU

    March 7, 2018 6pm TCMS Foundation Board TCMS

    March 8, 2018 6pm Tulsa OB-GYN Meeting TCMS

    March 27, 2018 6pm OSDS RSS Series Tulsa Dermatology Clinic 2121 E 21st Tulsa

    March 30, 2018 Happy Doctor’s Day

    April 11, 2018 6pm TCMS Board Meeting TCMS

    In Memoriam Carl R. Stevenson, MD

    January 19, 2018

    The Times They Are A-Changin, the title of a 1964 Bob Dylan classic, has never been truer.

    Remaining organized as a physician group is challenging amid all the changes we face every day as we practice medicine. As President of Tulsa County Medical Society membership recruitment and retention is priority ONE for me. Why? Individually we are constituents, collectively we have more power and influence over the laws that govern our professional lives and our patients’ wellbeing.

    Serving in the leadership of TCMS, OSMA and AMA, I have personally experienced the value of being connected to my colleagues. I have cultivated friendships and allies…both important, and to me a reason for all physicians in Tulsa County to consider membership.

    I wanted to share the goals I have outlined for our organization this year and I invite you to call me anytime to share your thoughts. I am interested in your opinion and receptive to your ideas. My cell phone number is 405-535-0594.

     Explore “Group” Membership

    This is has been discussed for the past couple of years. As more and more of our colleagues become part of large health systems it seems appropriate to continue the dialogue about a structure that could increase membership.

     Initiate Collaboration with Tulsa Osteopathic Medical Society

    Continue inviting TOMS members to join us for meetings and events and explore other opportunities to work together to benefit our medical community.

     Define Marketing Strategies with OSMA

    Who are we? What do we do? We know, right, but the breakdown is in our messaging to those outside our organization, including 500 physicians who practice in Tulsa County and are not members. Do we need to do more social networking? What are the communication barriers? We need to know the answer to these questions.

     Women in Medicine Activities

    This group was active years ago and we are excited to bring it back. We will have our second meeting during the first quarter of the year and plan to invite TCMS physician spouses to join us. We received a lot of positive feedback after our meeting in October. This group enjoys the networking and embracing the commonalities shared in practicing medicine and caring for our families.

     Continue Legislative Collaboration with OSMA

    A recent example of our work in this area of support for physician practices is the elimination of the 3-day rule and funding of Medicaid. These issues affect all of us and your association is at the table representing physicians. Continued Page 3

  • EVERY OKLAHOMA PHYSICIAN IS WORTH, ON AVERAGE, $1.9 MILLION ANNUALLY TO HIS OR HER COMMUNITY, BASED ON AN EXTENSIVE ECONOMIC IMPACT SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE AMA. THE REPORT LOOKS AT BOTH THE PHYSICIANS’ DIRECT ECONOMIC ACTIVITY AND THE SUPPORT SERVICES NEEDED TO MAINTAIN THEIR PRACTICES. SEE THE BREAKDOWN BELOW OR FOR THE FULL REPORT GO TO www.PhysiciansEconomicImpact.org.

    Physicians bring economic health to Oklahoma’s communities.

    Beyond their role in safeguarding the health of our communities, physicians in Oklahoma are a major driver of the state economy, spurring economic growth and creating jobs across all industries.

    Oklahoma physicians hire locally, buy locally and support the local economy. Through the creation of jobs with strong wages and benefits paid to workers across the state, physicians empower a high-quality, sustainable workforce that generates state and local tax revenue for community investments. Physicians’ economic output—the value of the goods and services provided—helps other businesses grow through their own purchasing and through the purchasing of their employees. Each dollar in direct output applied to physician services supports $1.90 in economic activity in Oklahoma, and physician-driven economic activity is greater than legal services, home health care, higher education, and nursing home and residential care.

    View the 2018 American Medical Association Economic Impact Study to learn more about the contributions physicians make to the health of Oklahoma’s economy at PhysiciansEconomicImpact.org.

    VITAL SIGNS: THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF PHYSICIANS IN OKLAHOMA1

    Jobs 80,751 Direct jobs .................................................................................................................................................33,415 Indirect jobs .............................................................................................................................................47,336

    Average jobs supported by each physician ...................................................................................11.7

    Economic activity $13.4 billion Direct economic output ........................................................................................................$7.1 billion Indirect economic output .....................................................................................................$6.3 billion Percent of total GSP/GDP2 ..................................................................................................................7.1%

    Average economic output generated by each physician ................................$1.9 million

    Wages and benefits $6.2 billion Direct wages and benefits ....................................................................................................$4.2 billion Indirect wages and benefits ................................................................................................$2.0 billion

    Average wages and benefits supported by each physician ................................$896,988

    State and local tax revenue $466.1 million Average state and local tax revenue generated by each physician ................ $67,400

    1. The economic impact of physicians in Oklahoma (QuintilesIMS, January 2018). 2. US Bureau of Economic Analysis: Current-Dollar GDP by State, 2015.

    2018 AMA ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY

    © 2018 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. 17-167526:11/17

  • Presidents Letter Continued from page 1  Continue with Student Engagement/Activities

    434 medical students who attend OU School of Community Medicine and OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine are members of TCMS. We host several activities each year for the students and their families. Do you remember the importance of your relationship with practicing physicians when you were a medical student? Our TCMS Board made a commitment several years ago to match medical students with physician mentors and beyond that provide opportunities for students to learn more about the business and politics of medicine. We have seen a dramatic increase in the participation of medical students at both the state and national level during this time. We have also observed how important the voices of the medical students are to legislators. They want to know how the physicians of the future see the practice of medicine going forward. Their opinion is relevant to legislation currently under consideration.

    I am pleased to share with you on page 2 a snapshot of the impact of physicians on the economic health of Oklahoma. This recently published data indicates the average state and local tax annual revenue generated by each physician is $67,400. We are doing good work!

    In addition to the impact on our economy and as important, is the impact of our community support (Project TCMS $4 million in donated specialty care, $1.2 million in medical student scholarships and, $21.6 million in recycled medications). These programs are life changing.

    PS, if you can serve as Doctor of the Day (for a half-day or a full day)at the Legislature in February, please email [email protected] Also, the Medicine Day Reception will be held on February 20th at 5:30 p.m. at OSMA (313 NE 50th St, OKC).

    INAUGURATION OF 111TH PRESIDENT OF TULSA COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY JENNY L. BOYER, M.D., J.D., PH.D.

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018 The Learning Center, OU Schusterman Campus

    41st & Yale 6:00 p.m. Reception

    7:00 p.m. Dinner $70.00 per person-Black Tie Optional

    SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER HOLLY BECKER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ARTS & HUMANITIES COUNCIL OF TULSA

    “Tulsa, A Thriving Arts Community”

    The following TCMS members will be honored upon their retirement from the practice of medicine.

    John L. Aldridge, M.D. Jaafar M. Bazih, M.D.

    William T. Campbell, Jr., M.D. Michael B. Clendenin, M.D.

    Lynn E. Frame, M.D. James L. Griffin, M.D. John D. Hastings, M.D.

    Lawrence A. Jacobs, M.D. Julia A. Karlak, M.D. David C. Martin, M.D. Lee E. Schoeffler, M.D. Steven A. Smith, M.D

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