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SSVMS Medical Society News is a monthly e-bulletin from the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (SSVMS) containing up-to-date information and breaking news on issues impacting physicians practicing in El Dorado, Sacramento and Yolo counties. To receive your free subscription, contact SSVMS at (916) 452-2671 or


SSV Medical Society News - 2018 - Volume 7 - Issue 11 - November


Volume 7, Issue 11
November, 2018
The Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society is dedicated to bringing together physicians from all modes of practice to promote the art and science of quality medical care and to enhance the physical and mental health of our entire community.
Dear Physicians,
I want to thank our members who spent the weekend advocating for our patients, colleagues and the overall practice of medicine at CMA's 147th annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in Sacramento. Over 500 physicians from through-out the state met to discuss the cost and affordability of healthcare and to develop policy on complex issues, including:
  • Utilization Through Improved Care Delivery
  • Pharmaceutical Costs
  • Administrative Burdens on Physician Practices
  • Competitiveness of the Health Care Market

Thank you again, physicians, for making time in your busy lives to be part of the conversation. 


Pictured: Drs. Wytrzes & Gollober
Rajiv Misquitta, MD
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
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Please take a moment to fill out and return this form if you are interested in volunteering for community service opportunities, serving on a 2019 SSVMS Committee or remaining a member of a Committee you currently serve on, by November 16, 2018.
Be the first to tour SSVMS' newly expanded and renovated Museum of Medical History while enjoying seasonal drinks and treats with colleagues.
Thursday, November 29, 2018, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Prop 56 Implementation: What Physicians Need to Know about the Supplemental Payments Webinar
                Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:15pm-1:15pm,  
SSVMS Honors Medicine Event- Save the Date!
Thursday, February 28, 2018, 6:00-8:30pm, Tsakopoulos Galleria
CMA Webinars are no cost for members.
Click here to explore on-demand webinars.
Call for Awards
The SSVMS Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018 Annual Awards, which recognize physicians whose achievements have contributed greatly to the medical community. Anyone may nominate a physician-member. The Awards will be presented on February 28, 2019 from 6:00pm-8:30pm at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria.
Medical Honor Award
Candidate's achievements have significantly contributed to local, statewide, national or international healthcare. Candidate has been a member of SSVMS for at least 5 continuous years.
Golden Stethoscope Award
Candidate has demonstrated unselfishness, compassion and empathy to 
his/her practice and patients. Candidate has been a member of SSVMS for at least 15 continuous years.
For more information or to nominate a candidate, please click here.
Please send letters of nomination to:
SSVMS c/o Margaret Parsons, MD, Chair, Scholarship & Awards Committee
5380 Elvas Ave, Suite 101, Sacramento, CA 95819
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To access this resource, contact Megan Sharpe, Physician Relations Manager, at (916) 452-2671 or
Joy Of Medicine Corner
Joy of Medicine-on Call Podcast Episode 4 Now Available!
Melissa Marshall, MD, joins us to talk about The Healer's Art, a course designed by Rachel Naomi Remen, which she restructured for providers. The course allows providers to connect around important issues that occur within the healing profession. Beyond the course, Dr. Marshall and Dr. Misquitta discuss the power of connection, gratitude and the importance of scheduling in personal time. Listen to the episode to find out more about Dr. Marshall! Share, Listen and Subscribe here: 
Featured Joy of Medicine Provider
Steven Seay
(916) 715-9252
Physicians face extreme stress and a heavy workload. If you are feeling overwhelmed, SSVMS sponsors up to six wellness sessions, at no cost to physicians, with licensed and vetted psychologists and life coaches to physicians living and working in the Sacramento Region.
Steve is committed to fully creating a transformational shift in the lives of his clients. He is motivated to give back to the physician community and work with the Joy of Medicine program because physicians spend so much time serving others. To schedule an appointment with Steve, contact him directly.  For more information about Steve or resiliency consults  visit,
Other Events
Southern California Women in Medicine Conference
Friday, November 9, 2018, 7:00am-4:30pm, Hotel Irvine, Irvine, CA, Register/More Information
The Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, In Collaboration with Americans Against Gun Violence, Fall Dinner- Register ASAP
Featuring a Keynote address by Dr. Tilman Ruff, Founding Chairperson of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and Winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 6:30pm, DoubleTree Inn, Sacramento, CA, Register Here. For More Information Click Here.
American Society of Addiction Medicine, The Fundamentals of 
Addiction Medicine, 40-Hour Live or Online CME Program
December 5, 2018, 8:00am-5:30pm CST, Chicago, Illinois, Register/ More Information
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