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The Minority Medical Mentoring Program (MMMP)

November 8, 2016

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Message from the WCMS Foundation Board Chair

October 26, 2016

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"Get Home Early" Presentation with Dr. Mark McNeill

October 5, 2016

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Message from the President - Get Out the Vote

September 13, 2016

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Innovations in Rural Medicine: Endoscopic Services at Cherokee Indian Hospital

August 9, 2016

This article is based on in-person interviews with Drs. Elizabeth Saladin and Executive Clinical Director Richard Bunio at CIH on July 13, 2016

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Project Access Update: Gabapentin prescriptions

August 8, 2016

This message is to inform you that your patients will no longer be able to obtain Gabapentin (Neurontin) with their PA® medication card.

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"The Loss of One of Our Own, To Suicide" by Dr. Bob Henderson

July 26, 2016

His physician, his friend, the woman’s husband had committed suicide, a victim of physician burnout.  How could this happen?  How could this happen to an excellent physician who was well respected among his peers and in the community.  The CEO proclaimed, "this cannot be allowed to happen again in North Carolina!"

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Dr. Brian Ling Memorial Scholarship Awarded

July 14, 2016

The Western Carolina Medical Society is pleased to announce Abhishek Das as the 2016 high school senior recipient of the Dr. Brian Ling Memorial Scholarship.  

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Project Access All Souls Counseling Update

June 20, 2016

WCMS would like to announce our new partner for Project Access® patients, All Souls Counseling Center (ASCC). All patients who are uninsured or underinsured may be referred to ASCC, regardless of enrollment in Project Access; however there is a special discount available for Project Access® patients.

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Letter to Legislators Protesting the Sunsetting of NC Licensures for ASL Interpreters

June 8, 2016

It is my understanding that your committee is considering the sunsetting of the NCITLB – the licensing board which guarantees minimum standards of those who  provide interpreter services for the deaf under the federally required ADA law. As both a sign language interpreter and a program administrator who coordinates interpreter services in the medical field, I can attest to the fact that when a patient is not given a qualified interpreter, their health and safety are in jeopardy.

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Multiple myeloma: New drugs offer hope to patients

March 21, 2016

March is Multiple Myeloma Month! It is the month chosen to celebrate the courage of multiple myeloma patients and their caregivers and to increase awareness about the disease, thereby increasing the prospect of funding for more research. Indeed, it has been a success story to build on.
 
In the past few months, five different drugs or drug regimens have been approved by the FDA to treat the disease. This certainly increases the prospect of increasing the survival of patients with this disease, until now considered incurable. Following the lead of Bart Barlogie, M.D., Ph.D., a prominent researcher and multiple myeloma expert, it is time to start thinking about and working toward the cure.

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Shaneka Simmons, WCMS Health Access/Project Access Coordinator, Recipient of First Annual Julian Prize

October 30, 2015

The award is given to a young person doing creative nonprofit work for our community.

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Letter from the WCMS Foundation Board Chair, Kate Queen MD (Oct 2015)

October 26, 2015

November 19th is National Rural Health Day. Help WCMS celebrate our rural health care providers—thank a rural doctor today!

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Letter from the WCMS President, Robert Henderson MD (Oct 2015)

October 22, 2015

"Investing in Physician Wellness".  All of these challenges are associated with an epidemic spreading across the profession: burnout.  Your medical society, Western Carolina Medical Society, is keenly aware of all this and has declared that the welfare of physicians and their families is a core objective of its 2015 and 2016 strategic plans.

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PROJECT ACCESS PARTNERS WITH ALL SOULS COUNSELING CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

October 21, 2015

WCMS would like to announce our new partner for Project Access® patients, All Souls Counseling Center (ASCC). All patients who are uninsured or underinsured may be referred to ASCC, regardless of enrollment in Project Access; however there is a special discount available for Project Access® patients.

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