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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 - 2019 - Volume 8 - Issue 02 - February


Volume 8, Issue 2
February, 2019
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 Colleagues,
I hope you will join us for the inaugural SSVMS Honors Medicine event on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria from 6:00pm-8:30pmOur annual dinner has been re-imagined to better reflect our objectives of increasing access to healthcare, improving health outcomes, providing mental health advocacy, supporting physician wellness and building the future of healthcare.
The event will be an evening of food, wine and entertainment as SSVMS honors the award recipients of the Golden Stethoscope (Denise Satterfield, MD), Medical Honor (David Herbert, MD), and Medical Community Service (Society For The Blind). Proceeds from the event will benefit SSVMS' Community Programs. In addition to a live auction, a unique raffle will be held to benefit the SSVMS Medical Student Scholarship Fund. 
You may already know that I am a huge believer in humor. The SSVMS Honors Medicine event will feature comedian Jack Gallagher. I would like to personally invite you to spend an evening laughing with the SSVMS Community, since we all know laughter is the best medicine.
I look forward to seeing everyone at SSVMS Honors Medicine! 
Christian L. Serdahl, MD
President, Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
Date Night for a Year Raffle
Benefiting SSVMS' Medical Student Scholarship Fund
Valued at $1,400 | $100 per Ticket | Only 100 Tickets Sold
Enjoy a monthly date night to a local restaurant or activity and help support a medical student who graduated from a local high school in Sacramento, Yolo or El Dorado Counties. 
Restaurants and activities include (but are not limited to):
B Street Theater | Biba Restaurant | Spoto Winery
Midtown's Cantina Alley | Top Golf
Artesa Winery | Hawks Provisions & Public House
Sacramento Ballet | Tower Cafe
The winner will be chosen at the SSVMS Honors Medicine on Feb. 28, 2019
Winner does not need to be present to win.
The deadline to renew membership for 2019 was Dec. 31, 2018.  Renew Online  to keep your membership from lapsing. If you have retired from practice, please contact Megan Sharpe at
or (916) 826-0422.
You Care for Patients. We Care For You!
Physicians and practice managers are encouraged to schedule a complimentary one-on-one needs assessment with Megan Sharpe, SSVMS Physician Relations Manager. Become armed with the tools and resources you need to run an ef´Čücient and successful practice. Megan will connect you with resources that can assist you in solving your most pressing pain points. SSVMS is the go-to resource for physicians in private practices to get real help, so they can thrive,
not just survive.
To help us better assist you, please take this 1 minute survey, email or call (916) 826-0422
to schedule your appointment today!* 
*Not all resources and discounts are available to non-member physicians.

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 10am-12pm, Sacramento, CA. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, Folsom, CA. Save the Date!
Wednesday, April 24, 2019, Sacramento, CA. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the Capitol throughout the day to meet with legislators on health care issues. More Information
SSVMS & Fresno Madera Medical Society CME Rome to Venice Cruise!
July 6-13, 2019, Departs from Rome, Italy. Register/More Information
CMA Webinars are no cost for members.
Other Events
Project ECHO and UC Davis Health Autism Webinar Series
Starting Thursday, February 14, 2019, 12:00pm-1:30pm PST, Register/More Information
CMS Hosted Call for Prescribers on New Opioid Policies
Thursday, February 14, 2019, 10:30am-2:00pm PST
6th Annual UC Davis AOAle Brew Benefit
Saturday, February 23, 2019, Doors open at 6pm, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA. Register/More Information
Evaluating Shared Risk and Protective Factors to Address ACEs, Suicide, and Opioid Misuse Webinar
Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm EST, Register/More Information
Every Smile Counts! Medical-Dental Learning Collaborative Dinner
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Sacramento, CA.
In The News
Vetted Vendor
Mela Fratarcangeli
Broker Associate
Intero Real Estate
SSVMS' Vetted Vendors are dedicated to offering special services to SSVMS members on various products and services designed to accommodate the business needs of physicians.
Throughout Mela's 15 years of experience as a Real Estate Broker, she has developed a reputation for having exceptional local knowledge, a high level of service, superior results and utmost integrity. Mela is consistently ranked in the top 5% of all real estate agents in the Sacramento Valley serving the buyers and sellers at all levels in Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, Loomis, Auburn, Granite Bay, El Dorado Hills and Folsom.
Additionally, Mela will make a donation to the Joy of Medicine Program for each home purchased or sold for physician members.
To access this resource, contact Megan Sharpe, Physician Relations Manager, at (916) 452-2671 or
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