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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 - 2020 - Volume 9 - Issue 09

Medical Society News
Volume 9, Issue 9
September 2020
Urge Governor to Veto AB 890
Dear Colleagues,
A dangerous bill that would undermine physician-led care and could create a lower tier of care for low-income patients in particular is making its way to the desk of Governor Gavin Newsom for signature. AB 890 (Wood) was passed by the Legislature on Monday. CMA and SSVMS are strongly opposed to AB 890, which would give nurse practitioners (NPs) the ability to practice independently without standard safeguards in place.
SSVMS and CMA are urging all physicians to contact Gov. Newsom and tell him to veto this dangerous bill and ensure patient safety is protected.
Take action today at
John Wiesenfarth, MD
President, Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
SSVMS' is proud to offer physicians a virtual month of wellness! Featuring presentations from local wellness leaders, and resources and activities aimed at improving well-being, building resilience and helping to bring joy back to your practice of medicine!
Tuesday Sessions
Featured Speakers & Topics
Two Part Series: Joy & Meaning in Medicine
John Chuck, MD
Tuesdays, September 8 & 15, 2020
*2 CME credits applied for, accreditation pending.
Intro to Yoga Session
Rajiv Misquitta, MD
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Intro to Pilates Session
Annie Kaplon
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Two Part Series: Sleep in the Time of Seclusion
Lydia Wytrzes, MD
Tuesdays, September 22 & 29, 2020
*1 CME credit applied for, accreditation pending.
Nutrition Pearls: The Plant-Based Diet
Rajiv Misquitta, MD
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
*0.5 CME credit applied for, accreditation pending.
Activities for Physicians
Virtual Paint & Sip
Hosted by The Painted Cork
*Space is extremely limited. Registration required.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
6:00 - 8:00PM
Virtual Activities
  • Weekly Drawing
  • Virtual Social for Physicians
  • Yoga, Pilates, and Meditation Sessions
  • Small Walking Groups
  • Virtual Physician Meetups
  • 3.5 total CME credits applied for, accreditation pending
Check out past Wellness Month presentations on
In the News
Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) is now accepting applications for the third cycle of the graduate medical education (GME) grant program, CalMedForce.
In this cycle of the program, approximately $38M will be awarded to primary care and emergency medicine residency programs in California. All eligible residency programs are encouraged to apply, and priority will be given to programs in medically underserved areas and populations. CalMedForce dedicates voter-approved revenues from California’s Proposition 56 tobacco tax to train physicians and help California address its growing physician shortage, which is estimated to reach a 10.500-clinician shortfall by 2030 according to the California Future Health Workforce Commission.
Applications are due by September 21, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. (PST). Please review these resources in submitting application:
Visit for more information, including fact sheets, infographics and awardee information from previous cycles. If you would like to be added to our distribution list, email with “subscribe” in the subject line.
Physician Wellness Survey
The Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (SSVMS) cares about physicians, and helping you find joy in your practice of medicine is our priority. To identify potential solutions for burnout at the individual and systems level in the Sacramento Region, your participation is needed to complete a short, anonymous survey. You'll receive a $20 Amazon gift card for 5 minutes of your time!
You should have received an email with a link to our online surveyTo ensure your anonymity, the email was sent directly from National Business Research Institute, Inc. (NBRII). Your input is critical to this issue as your responses will be de-identified, aggregated, and shared with leaders across all health systems and medical groups in the Sacramento Region.
This survey is a follow up to one conducted in 2018. The results were published in a White Paper and individualized recommendations were made to each of the region’s medical groups. You may find the white paper here.
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