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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 06 - June


Thank you physician members - we defeated AB 3087!

CMA, in collaboration with SSVMS and medical societies, killed Assembly Bill 3087 (Kalra) - dangerous legislation that would have created a commission of unelected political appointees empowered to arbitrarily cap rates for all health care services in all clinics, hospitals and physician practices in California. Due in large part to staunch opposition led by CMA, the bill died in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Key to the bill’s demise was a groundswell of physician opposition. Through CMA’s Grassroots Action Center, thousands of physician members contacted their legislators because AB 3087 would have:

  • Decimated California’s health care delivery system.
  • Disrupted care and limited choice for millions of California patients.
  • Caused 175,000 health care workers to lose their jobs.
  • Forced hospitals to close and pushed health care providers into early retirement
  • Caused a “brain drain” of talented medical students and residents fleeing California for more ideal working conditions.

Your voice is key to our success. All you need is the desire to make an impact, and CMA will give you the rest. Join CMA's Physician Advocate Program today!

Rajiv Misquitta, MD
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society President

Add some joy to your summer and attend an upcoming Joy of Medicine Event! See details below.

Not a Member? Join here, or contact Megan Sharpe at or (916) 452-2671.

Joy of Medicine Paint & Sip Night
Enjoy an evening exploring your creative side with guided painting alongside physician colleagues.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018, Folsom 6:00pm-8:30pm, Register Here
Opioid Safety Summit
The Sacramento Opioid Prevention Summit will foster an opportunity for healthcare professionals, community-based organizations, law enforcement, county agencies, and concerned citizens to collaborate and turn the tide our local opioid epidemic.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018, Sacramento State University, Save the Date
2nd Annual Joy of Medicine Summit
Join other physicians in the region for fellowship and hands-on educational sessions to help you build resilience and bring joy back to your practice of medicine.
Saturday, September 22, 2018, Arden Hills Spa, Sacramento, 8:30am to 1:30pm, More information here.
CMA Webinars are no cost for members. Click here to explore on-demand webinars.

In The News

Service Spotlight
Dr. Robert R. Peabody, Jr. has been a board-certified ophthalmologist for more than two decades. Since 1990, Dr. Peabody has been practicing at the Medical Vision Technology, Ophthalmology Group in Sacramento,California. Asa SPIRIT Volunteer, Dr. Peabody is motivated by his belief that physicians have some duty to help the underserved in some fashion. Dr. Peabody states, “The SSVMS SPIRIT Program made that easy.” SSVMS is fortunate to have Dr. Peabody as a member and volunteer. Read more here.

Physicians wishing to volunteer specialty care services are encouraged to check out the SPIRIT Volunteer Information or call our program at (916)453-0254.
SSVMS involves physicians and the larger healthcare community in community service, education, and research through its charitable programs. SSVMS’ programs and services are focused on increasing access to healthcare services, improving health outcomes, and building the future of healthcare. SSVMS’ community programs are supported by grants and generous donations from the community.

Vetted Vendor
HUB International’s Sacramento Healthcare Specialists offer a comprehensive range of Business and Personal Insurance products and services such as complete healthcare insurance and risk consulting services. SSVMS members will receive discounts with HUB International, click here for more information. To access HUB's services, contact Megan Sharpe at (916) 452-2671 or
SSVMS’ Vetted Vendor Partners play a key role in helping us serve the physician community and increase the value of membership. Doctors look to SSVMS to provide solutions for their practice needs since they have limited time and resources to do this on their own. SSVMS’ Vetted Vendor Partners provide valuable services so physicians can focus on what they do best... caring for their patients.
Do you work with a company that provides great services for physicians? Email

Other Events
Sacramento Vietnamese Medical, Dental, and Pharmacy Association Annual Symposium
Saturday, June 9, 2018, California Northstate University, Elk Grove, CA
8:00am-6:00pm.  No cost to attend. Continuing medical education units available. 
For more information click here.

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