Archive for Uncategorized

ALAPAC-Supported Candidate Van Smith Wins Primary Election

ALAPAC-Supported Candidate Van Smith Wins Primary Election

Van Smith, the ALAPAC-supported candidate in the HD 42 special election (Chilton and Autauga counties) this week, beat out three other candidates to win the Republican nomination for HD 42. The vacancy was created due to the death of the late Rep. Jimmy Martin (R).

Mr. Smith secured 57% of the vote in a four-person race, demonstrating strong support for his candidacy to represent HD 42 from both counties in the district. Key to his receipt of financial support from ALAPAC for his campaign were contacts made to ALAPAC by area physicians who have known and worked with Mr. Smith for years and spoke to his interest in rural health matters and support for physicians.

“As an ALAPAC contributor, it’s important to know I have a voice in our campaign support process,” said Lee Carter, M.D., an Autaugaville family physician and HD 42 resident. “I’ve known Van for years and think he will represent our area well and be a voice for rural health issues.”

Mr. Smith moves on to the November 5 General Election. Good luck Van!

 

Contributions to ALAPAC are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes. Voluntary political contributions to Alabama Medical PAC (ALAPAC) are not limited to the suggested amount. The Medical Association will not favor or disadvantage anyone based upon the amount or failure to contribute. A portion of the contributions may be used in connection with Federal elections. Corporate funds will be used in either state elections or for education purposes. Federal contributions are subject to the limitations of FEC Regulations 110.1, .2, and .5.

Posted in: Uncategorized

Leave a Comment (0) →

ALAPAC Update: Thank You to ALL Donors

ALAPAC Update: Thank You to ALL Donors

Last week, we published an article recognizing the 2018-2019 ALAPAC top donors. This week, we say ‘thank you’ to EVERYONE who has contributed.

As the political action committee of the Medical Association, ALAPAC’s advocacy efforts would not be successful without the support of our donors. It is directly because of your generous contributions that we are able to keep the political presence of physicians strong.

Right now, we are in the final stages of our summer campaign to raise $75k in 75 days. So, for those of you who have yet to contribute, THERE IS STILL TIME! We are $35k away from reaching our goal and you can help push us across the finish line.

To those individuals who have already contributed, thank you. Because of your donation, ALAPAC is able to provide financial and technical support to candidates who best represent the professional needs of physicians, their families, and their patients.

Again, thank you! We look forward to finishing this year on a high note and appreciate your support in helping us reach our goal.

 

2018-2019 ALAPAC Donors

 

Amanda Jean Williams, M.D.

Mark H. LeQuire, M.D.

Robert Story, M.D.

Sarah Mullican, M.D.

Michael W. Cantrell, M.D.

Masoud Hamidian, M.D.

Sebastian B. Heersink, M.D.

Charles R. Horton, Jr., M.D.

James D. Izer, M.D.

Kurt Arnold Senn, M.D.

Jorge A. Alsip, M.D

Julia L. Boothe, M.D.

James B. Byrne, Jr., M.D.

John Lyman Drew, D.O.

Richard Esham, Sr., M.D.

George Fant, M.D.

Christopher Jason Green, M.D.

John Olen Newcomb, M.D.

Ivan Sequera-Sanchez, M.D.

A. Roland Spedale, Jr., M.D.

William Jay Suggs, M.D.

Gregory Scott Tucker, M.D.

Clint Thomas Wade, M.D.

Jane Ann Weida, M.D.

Thomas James Weida, M.D.

James Vann Worthen, M.D.

Brendan Wyatt, M.D.

Neil Yeager, M.D.

Sara Margaret Mullins, M.D.

Christopher Rauf Ahmed, M.D.

Julia Ann Alexander, M.D.

William W. Beckett, Jr., M.D.

James Scott Bolton, M.D., PC

Stephen Louis Fernandez, M.D.

Liang Gu, M.D.

Anthony DeVan Hollman, M.D.

Charles Hugh Holloway, M.D.

Eric Conrad Lund, M.D.

Brett Lee Storm, M.D.

Stephanie Jiminez, M.D.

James C. Mann, M.D.

John Meigs, Jr., M.D.

Suzanne S. Blaylock, M.D.

Alfred LaShawn Malone, M.D.

Robert Evans Egbert, M.D.

James Reza Fernandez, M.D.

Arden LeRoy Aylor, Jr., M.D.

Michael Andrew Cochran, M.D.

Michael Todd Ellerbusch, M.D.

Alan Thomas Mann, D.O.

Burt Fowler Taylor, M.D.

Glenn M. Woods, M.D.

Robert Williams, M.D.

Richard E. Jones, III, M.D.

W. Michael Asher, M.D.

Michael Canfield, M.D.

Wynne Crawford, M.D.

Jennifer Dollar, M.D.

Gene Lammers, M.D.

Alexis Tanishia Mason, M.D.

John Moorehouse, M.D.

Alvin Smith, M.D.

Kenneth Smithson, M.D.

Weston James Welker, M.D.

Marcus Whitman, Jr., M.D.

Michael Turner, M.D.

Malinda Windham

Matthew Karl Abele, M.D.

Austin Sherel Adams, M.D.

David L. Adams, M.D.

Jeffrey Dean Adams, M.D.

Mark K. Addison, M.D.

William Keith Adkins, M.D.

David Paul Adkison, M.D.

Jarrod Bartlett Adkison, M.D.

Robert Akenhead, M.D.

Jack W. Aland, Jr., M.D.

Kenneth Aldridge, Sr., M.D.

John A. Alexander, M.D.

Ronald Daniel Alfano, M.D.

David W. Alford, M.D.

Darius Gerard Aliabadi, M.D.

Geoffrey Nnamdi Alilonu, M.D.

William Evans Alison, Jr., M.D.

Felix James Allen, M.D.

Robert Keith Allen, M.D.

Mandi Allen-Bell, M.D.

Vipul Thakorbhai Amin, M.D.

Sergey Ananyev, M.D.

Jack Walter Anderson, M.D.

Jeffrey Anderson, M.D.

Jeffrey David Anderson, M.D.

Keith Charles Anderson, D.O.

Mark M. Anderson, M.D.

James R. Andrews, M.D.

Jessica Rian Anglin, M.D.

Bertrand Marquess Anz, M.D.

Joshua Larry Argo, M.D.

Raechel Armstrong, M.D.

Thomas Lee Arnold, Jr., M.D.

Aruna Arora, M.D.

Sarah Elizabeth Aultman, M.D.

James Austin, Jr., M.D.

Daniel M. Avery, Jr., M.D.

Robert Allen Avery, M.D.

Gregory Wayne Ayers, M.D.

Hisham Afif Ba’albaki, M.D.

Boyd L. Bailey, Jr., M.D.

Evans Cecil Bailey, M.D.

James P. Bailey, M.D.

Robert Louie Bailey, Jr., M.D.

Melissa Baird, M.D.

Timothy Darrell Baker, M.D.

Anand Balachandran, M.D.

Gabrielle Baldwin, M.D.

Bryan Balentine, M.D.

Brent Gray Ballard, M.D.

Bhagwan Das Bang, M.D.

Jason T. Banks, M.D.

Jeremy Clark Barlow, M.D.

Harry Barnes, III, M.D.

Clarence W. Barr, III, M.D.

Steve Allen Barrington, M.D.

Blane Edward Bateman, D.O.

Johnny Edward Bates, M.D.

Jennifer Leah Beasley, M.D.

Russell G. Beaty, M.D.

Michael Beckenstein, M.D.

Glenn David Bedsole, M.D.

Leon Williams Bell, III, M.D.

Naresh Bellam, M.D.

Edward J. Benak, Jr., M.D.

Sanders Benkwith, M.D.

Frank Benson, III, M.D.

Robert Julian Bentley, M.D.

Jodie Benton, M.D.

Vincent Bergquist, Jr., M.D.

Scott Douglas Berl, M.D.

Luigi F. Bertoli, M.D.

Igor Bidikov, M.D.

Tatiana Bidikov, M.D.

Retna A. Billano, M.D.

Bradley David Bilton, M.D.

Michael Jesse Bindon, M.D.

John Bivona, Jr., M.D.

Kathrine Trucks Bivona, M.D.

Eric Michael Bixby, M.D.

Sheldon J. Black, M.D.

Sumpter Blackmon, M.D.

Stephen Few Blackstock, M.D.

Elizabeth Blair, M.D.

Lamenda Noel Blakeney, M.D.

Alexander Blankenship, M.D.

John David Blankenship, D.O.

Marc Evan Bloomston, M.D.

Sean Brian Bohannon, M.D.

William Bohannon, D.O.

B. Gregory Bostick, M.D.

Jon Earl Botts, D.O.

Michael Joseph Boucher, M.D.

Greg Bouska, M.D.

Judith Margarete Bowen, M.D.

Steve Bowen, M.D.

James Bowman, III, M.D.

Beverly E. Boyd, M.D.

Frances Boyette, M.D.

Roger Todd Boyington, D.O.

Charles Bradford, IV, M.D.

Merrill N. Bradley, M.D.

John Earl Brandon, M.D.

Susan A. Brannon, M.D.

Maury Bert Bray, III, M.D.

Arthur Mead Britton, M.D.

Fleming G. Brooks, M.D.

Raymond Broughton, M.D.

Eli Lenoir Brown, M.D.

Malcolm Dewitt Brown, M.D.

Michael W. Brown, M.D.

Thomas William Brown, M.D.

Steven Lance Buckley, M.D.

Lynn Randolph Buckner, M.D.

Theodis Buggs, Jr., M.D.

John Bullington, III, M.D.

Daniel Burch, M.D.

Ernest George Burch, M.D.

Kristie Blanchard Burch, M.D.

Jared Locke Burkett, M.D.

Charles Randall Burns, M.D.

Kenneth S. Burton, M.D.

Allen H. Butler, M.D.

James King Byrd, III, M.D.

Jose R. Caballero, M.D.

John F. Cabelka, M.D.

Scott Emerson Caldwell, M.D.

Ronald Calhoun, Jr., M.D.

Michael Alston Callahan, M.D.

Hayley Brooke Campbell, M.D.

John J. Campbell, M.D.

Joseph Martin Cannon, M.D.

John Terry Carlson, M.D.

Charles Totaro Carnel, M.D.

Lee Anthony Carney, M.D.

Edward Ashley Carraway, M.D.

Hernando Carter, M.D.

Agnes M. Cartner, M.D.

Emily Bell Casey, M.D.

Thomas G. Cash, M.D.

Elquis M. Castillo, M.D.

Tony Catanzaro, M.D.

Resit Cem Cezayirli, M.D.

James George Chambers, III, M.D.

Thavatchai Chamnongchareonwong, D.O.

Alfred B. Chance, Jr., M.D.

William Chapman, III, M.D.

Kun Chen, M.D., PhD

Bayer Pei-Yurh Cheng, M.D.

Srinivasa Chennareddy, M.D.

Mitzi Carla Childs, M.D.

Park T. Chittom, II, M.D.

Park Thetford Chittom, M.D.

Neil Leonard Christen, M.D.

Martha Jo Christian, M.D.

Craig Christopher, M.D.

Reid Stuart Christopher, M.D.

Mary Margaret Clapp, M.D.

Carlos Stanford Clark, II, M.D.

Dennis Clark, M.D., DMD

John A.H. Clark, M.D.

Joseph Clark, Sr., M.D.

Stanley Dale Clarke, M.D.

Richard L. Clay, M.D.

Daniel Clower, III, M.D.

Christopher D. Coccia, D.O.

Wayne Cockrell, Jr., M.D.

Brian Cole, M.D.

Richard John Coleman, M.D.

Spencer J. Coleman, M.D.

Stephen Lanier Coleman, M.D.

William H. Coleman, Jr., M.D.

Jeffrey W. Collins, M.D.

Lucille S. Collins, M.D.

Ronald L. Collins, M.D.

Stephen Michael Collins, M.D.

Charles Peyton Colvin, M.D.

Mark Richard Connell, M.D.

James Ryan Conner, M.D.

Robin Kim Conner, M.D.

Michael James Conrad, M.D.

Anthony Brian Cook, M.D.

George Cooper, Jr., M.D.

Gwen Minda Cooper, M.D.

Katharine R. Cooper, M.D., PC

James Mason Corder, III, M.D.

Thomas Robb Corley, M.D.

Brian Corliss, M.D.

Willie J. Cornay, III, M.D.

Chris Cosper, M.D.

John Cox, M.D.

David Thomas Cozart, M.D.

Eric Anthony Crabtree, D.O.

George Crawford, Jr., M.D.

Jacqueline J.E. Crespo, M.D.

Peter A. Crisologo, M.D.

Frank Thomas Crockett, M.D.

William Crotwell, III, M.D.

Kenneth Joseph Crowe, M.D.

Mark Elliott Crowe, M.D.

James Matthew Crumb, M.D.

Jeffrey Steven Cuomo, M.D.

William Alton Curry, M.D.

John Dory Curtis, Jr., M.D.

Joseph Curtis, Jr., M.D.

Daniel C. Dahl, M.D.

Donald Dahlene, Jr., M.D.

Justin Lloyd Daigre, M.D.

Sharon M. Dailey, M.D.

James Scales Daniel, M.D.

Margaret K. Davenport, D.O.

William Brett Davenport, M.D.

Stephen Lee Davidson, M.D.

James Grady Davis, M.D.

James Willard Davis, M.D.

Jeffrey Carl Davis, M.D.

Michael Edward Davis, M.D.

Robert William Davis, M.D.

Lorie Glover Dawson, M.D.

Fulton Gregory De Four, M.D.

Richard Bonniwell Deal, M.D.

Phillip Jordan Dean, M.D.

Ricky G. Deerman, M.D.

Carmelita Prieto DeJesus, M.D.

Ronaldo V. DeJesus, M.D.

Joseph Aaron Desautels, M.D.

Muriel Aline DeSimone, M.D.

Michael F. DeVenny, M.D.

Christian Marie Dey, M.D.

Vick Salvadore Dicarlo, M.D.

Peter Michael DiChiara, M.D.

Elizabeth White Diebel, M.D.

Fred Ferris Diegmann, M.D.

Richard Diethelm, M.D.

Alan Robert Dimick, M.D.

Brian Edward Dix, M.D.

Richard Payne Dodd, M.D.

C. Calvert Dodson, III, M.D.

Timothy J. Doles, M.D.

James R. Dollar, M.D.

David Kevin Donahoe, M.D.

Jean-Pierre D. Donahue, M.D.

Katherine Donnithorne, M.D.

Scott Edward Dorin, M.D.

Huguette Douyon, D.O.

Craig Michael Dowden, M.D.

Jennifer Leigh Doyle, M.D.

Philip Mathew Dozier, M.D.

Michael A. Drummond, M.D.

John R. Dunn, Jr., M.D.

Robert Frizzi Dunn, M.D.

Brian Paul Dupont, M.D.

Allen Raynold Dupre, M.D.

Sandra Lynne Durham, M.D.

Ritky C. Dy, M.D.

Charles Louis Dyas, Jr., M.D.

Jeffrey Dyer-Smith, M.D.

Robert Eichelberger, M.D.

Charles Edward Eldridge, M.D.

Emmett Scott Elledge, M.D.

Kenneth Ellingwood, M.D.

Charles Edward Elliott, M.D.

Kevin Scott Ellis, M.D.

Russell Louil Ellis, M.D.

Robert Engles, Jr., M.D.

Larry W. Epperson, M.D.

Nola Jean Ernest, M.D.

Heather Estopinal, M.D.

Greg Edward Eudy, M.D.

David Evans, M.D.

Olan Neal Evans, M.D.

Spencer Evenhuis, D.O.

Raynard Fabianke, M.D.

Stevan Craig Fairburn, M.D.

Tara Mitchell Fales, M.D.

Howard Joseph Falgout, M.D.

Elizabeth T. Falkenberg, M.D.

Sohrab Fallahi, M.D.

Stephen Reeves Favrot, M.D.

John P. K. Featheringill, M.D.

Jian Feng, M.D.

Lee C. Ferguson, D.O.

Silous Cyle Ferguson, M.D.

Dennis L. Fernandez, M.D.

Matthew Lewis Figh, M.D.

John Stewart Fischer, M.D.

William Fitzpatrick, III, M.D.

Michael Flanagan, M.D.

James Allmon Flatt, M.D.

Isadore Keith Fleisher, M.D.

Charles Fletcher, Jr., M.D.

Andre J. Fontana, M.D.

John Caffey Foster, M.D.

Kendal I. Foster, M.D.

Warren Foster, M.D.

Gary M. Fowler, M.D.

David Philip Franco, M.D.

Michael Freeman, M.D.

Richard Freeman, M.D.

Scott Freeman, M.D.

Wilford French, III, M.D.

Luc Frenette, M.D.

Patricia Louise Frierson, M.D.

Paul Jeffrey Fry, M.D.

Jonathan Fuller, D.O.

Keith Lyle Fuller, D.O.

Charles Funderburk, M.D.

Gregory Stephen Funk, D.O.

Steven Paul Furr, M.D.

Michael Gene Gaines, M.D.

Charles Eric Gambla, M.D.

William Andrew Gammill, D.O.

Timothy Hugh Gannon, M.D.

Roddie Roy Gantt, M.D.

Filomeno Gapultos, Jr., M.D.

Charles A. Gaputis, D.O.

Sandra Pessoa Garcia, M.D.

Sharon F. Gardepe, M.D. PC

William K. Garretson, D.O.

Thomas Allen Gaskin, III, M.D.

Larry F. Gazzini, M.D.

Michael Gerhardt, M.D.

James Daniel Geyer, M.D.

S. Nixon Gillespie, M.D.

Corey Gilliland, D.O.

Mary Elizabeth Gilmer, M.D.

Brad Ginevan, M.D.

Reginald D. Gladish, M.D.

John Gleason, Jr., M.D.

John Gleysteen, M.D.

John Rickey Gober, M.D.

Raymond Godsil, Jr., M.D.

William Erwin Goetter, M.D.

Howard Mark Goldberg, M.D.

Bill Golden, M.D.

Michael Goodlett, M.D.

Bradly Sean Goodman, M.D.

Jeffrey Goodman, M.D.

Rupa Desai Goolsby, M.D.

John H. Gordon, D.O.

Ronald E. Graham, D.O.

Michael L. Granberry, M.D.

Dale Morris Greene, M.D.

Anthony Scott Greer, M.D.

David Gentry Greer, M.D.

Rolf Parker Griffith, Jr., M.D.

Benjamin Charles Griggs, M.D.

Donald Charles Gross, M.D.

James Christian Grotting, M.D.

Robert Eugene Grubbe, M.D.

Patrick Daniel Guin, M.D.

Gregory Brinker Gullung, M.D.

Gregory Kevin Gum, M.D.

Vikas Gupta, M.D.

William Q. Gurley, Jr., M.D.

Robin Melissa Gwaltney, M.D.

Roy Thomas Hager, M.D.

Karl T. Hagler, M.D.

Robert Martin Hagler, M.D.

Delbert H. Hahn, M.D.

Bernard T. Hale, M.D.

Randall L. Hall, M.D.

William Michael Hall, M.D.

Wael Hamo, M.D.

George Mathews Handey, M.D.

Gordon Townsend Hardy, M.D.

Nancy Johnson Haring, M.D.

Rodney Tyler Harney, M.D.

Julie C. Harper, M.D.

Andrew G. Harrell, M.D.

James Bernard Harrell, M.D.

William B. Harris, M.D.

Adam Charles Harrison, D.O.

Boyde Jerome Harrison, M.D.

George Harrison, III, M.D.

James Max Harrison, Jr., M.D.

Melinda B. Hart, M.D.

Charles W. Hartzog, Jr., M.D.

Zia Hassan, M.D.

Jack Harold Hasson, M.D.

Jeffrey William Hawkins, M.D.

William Hawley, M.D.

Charles Hayden, Jr., M.D.

Walter Haynes, III, M.D.

Christopher Heck, M.D.

Marnix Heersink, M.D.

Jay Thomas Heidecker, M.D.

Eric Johan Hemberg, M.D.

George P. Hemstreet, IV, M.D.

Bret Thomas Henderson, M.D.

Ron Henderson, M.D.

Ernest Lee Hendrix, M.D.

John Hendrix, III, M.D.

Cherrie Salazar Herrera, M.D.

Danilo Victor Herrera, M.D.

David P. Herrick, M.D.

Mark D. Herron, M.D.

Andrew Barrett Hester, M.D.

Roland Hester, IV, M.D.

R. Keith Hill, M.D.

William Hill, Jr., M.D.

Don Ray Hirsbrunner, M.D.

Scott Hitchcock, D.O.

Brian W. Hixon, M.D.

Frank K. Hixon, M.D.

Durwood Hodges, Jr., M.D.

David Ward Hodo, M.D.

Derek K. Holcombe, M.D.

Edsel Price Holden, II, M.D.

Gary Edward Holland, M.D.

Gilbert Richard Holland, M.D.

William L. Holman, M.D.

David Glenn Holmes, M.D.

Jon David Holmes, M.D.

Ira Hawkins Holt, M.D.

Timothy Albert Holt, M.D.

Michael B. Honan, M.D.

Laverne James Hoover, M.D.

Jerry Wayne Hope, M.D.

Joseph Abraham Horton, M.D.

Gary Lee Howard, M.D.

Robert Howell, III, M.D.

Zenko J. Hrynkiw, M.D. PC

Russell Hudgens, M.D.

Alcus Ray Hudson, M.D.

William Edward Hughes, M.D.

William Humphrey, Jr., M.D.

Alex Trent Hunt, M.D.

Charles Austin Hunt, II, M.D.

Lewis A. Hunt, III, M.D.

Lorena Estelle Hunt, M.D.

Robert Edward Hunt, M.D.

Robert Leslie Hutto, M.D.

Farrah I. Ibrahim, M.D.

Mohammad Fateh Ismail, M.D.

James Hajime Isobe, M.D.

Paul Garrett Israel, M.D.

Stephanie W. Israel, M.D.

Joshua Daniel Ivker, M.D.

Jason Michael Jack, M.D.

David Broward Jackson, M.D.

Michael Keith Jacobs, M.D.

Tracy Christine Jacobs, M.D.

Elizabeth Jacobson, M.D.

James Thurman Jakes, M.D.

Heather Christine James, M.D.

Terry Matthew James, M.D.

Vijay Rao Jampala, M.D.

Chad Anthony Jenkins, M.D.

Jonathan Jennings, M.D.

Victor Keith Jiminez, M.D.

Joshua B.E. Johannson, M.D.

Bobby N. Johnson, M.D.

Donald Lee Johnson, M.D.

Evan Michael Johnson, D.O.

Joseph Johnson, Jr., M.D.

Robert Johnson, Jr., M.D.

William Johnson, III, M.D.

Michael W. Johnston, M.D.

Nicole Bishop Johnston, M.D.

Aaron Eroy Joiner, Jr., M.D.

Michael Daniel Jokich, M.D.

Dewey H. Jones, IV, M.D.

James Jones, III, M.D.

Jessica Northcutt, M.D.

Kyle M. Jones, M.D.

William Paul Jones, M.D.

Beverly F. Jordan, M.D.

Joseph Rayburn Jowers, M.D.

Paul Judson, III, M.D.

John Kahler, M.D.

Krishna Kakani, M.D.

Vincent Karolewics, M.D.

J. Michael Karst, M.D.

Bradley Phillip Katz, M.D.

John S. Keebler, M.D.

Edwin A. Keel, M.D.

Weddington Kelley, M.D.

David R. Kelly, M.D.

Stephen Joseph Kelly, M.D.

Kevin Meers Kennedy, M.D.

Richard Duane Key, M.D.

Huey Randolph Kidd, D.O.

Travis Eugene Kidd, Jr., M.D.

Jennifer Lynn Kiessling, M.D.

SangAe Kim-Park, M.D. PC

Thomas G. Kincer, M.D.

Christopher King, M.D.

Wesley William King, M.D.

Francis Kinney, M.D., PhD

John Shirk Kirchner, M.D.

Lynne Potts Kirkland, M.D.

Alan Frederick Kitchens, M.D.

Richard Klimas, M.D. PhD

Robert J. Knowling, M.D.

Henry Jacob Koch, M.D.

Deborah Booher Kolb, M.D.

Gary Edward Kolb, D.O.

Chaihan U. Korn, M.D.

Stephen Frank Kowalski, M.D.

Kurt Kraft, M.D.

David A. Kraftsow, M.D.

Thomas John Kraus, D.O.

Bill Krauss, D.O.

Susan Davis Kreher, M.D.

Robert Kreutzmann, M.D.

Harry Willi Kuberg, M.D.

Terry Alan Kurtts, M.D.

Edmund Gerard LaCour, M.D.

Marilyn Lachman, M.D.

Thomas Kevin Lackey, M.D.

Ma Rayo Ladisla, M.D.

William Ivan Lapidus, M.D.

Michael H. Lasecki, M.D.

Elmar Maria Lawaczeck, M.D.

Emily Lazenby, M.D.

Aimee Alisabeth League, M.D.

Scott W. LeCroy, M.D.

Danny Kim Lee, M.D.

Hank S. Lee, M.D.

Harry A. Lee, M.D.

James Shu-Lei Lee, M.D.

Rony R. Lee, M.D.

William Aull Leitner, M.D.

Horace Baltzer LeJeune, M.D.

Gary Francis Leung, M.D.

Gordon W. Lewis, M.D.

Lovdie Anne Lewis, M.D.

William Lightfoot, M.D.

Marilyn Salada Ligon, M.D.

Craig E. Lincoln, M.D.

Kathy Cody Lindsey, D.O.

Mark S. Lindsey, D.O.

Greg R. Lipscomb, M.D.

Stephen Edward Litsey, M.D.

Randall Eugene Little, M.D.

Lee Headley Loftin, M.D.

Lajuana S. Logan, M.D.

Harry Edward Logue, M.D.

Robert Dean Lolley, M.D.

Casey Alan Long, M.D.

John Looney, M.D.

Rafael Alberto Lopez, M.D.

Rick G. Love, M.D.

Elizabeth J. Low, M.D.

Michael Joseph Lunsford, M.D.

Steven Lynn Mackey, M.D.

Sudhakar Madanagopal, M.D.

Prathyusha Maddela, M.D.

Michael C. Madden, M.D.

Christina E. Maddox, M.D.

James Stephen Maddox, M.D.

Philip Arthur Maddox, M.D.

Ramzi Adil Malek, M.D.

Srinivas Mallempati, M.D.

Stephen Guy Mallette, D.O.

Lloyd Andrew Manchikes, M.D.

George William Manifold, M.D.

Mark Allen Manning, M.D.

Jeffrey Derrick Manord, M.D.

John Andrew Mantle, M.D.

Donald Ray Marecle, M.D.

Scott S. Margolies, M.D.

Jeffrey Michael Markham, M.D.

Edward Markushewski, M.D.

Tyler James Marshall, M.D.

Keith Christopher Martin, M.D.

Terry K. Martin, M.D.

James Lee Masdon, M.D.

Nicole Masimasi, M.D.

Tamara Ann Mason, M.D.

Daniel Eugene Matthews, M.D.

Quinton Dean Matthews, M.D.

Tucker Mattox, M.D.

Robert McAlister, Jr., M.D.

Jerrel Brad McAnalley, M.D.

Charles McCallum, Jr., M.D.

Bryan McClelland, M.D.

Robert Scott McCord, M.D.

Patricia McCoy, M.D.

Gary Lee McCulloch, M.D.

Thomas McCulloch, M.D.

Diana McCutcheon, M.D.

Scott Andrew McDaniel, M.D.

Chad Wade McElroy, M.D.

Norman McGowin, III, M.D.

Kevin David McIntosh, M.D.

Tamara Ann McIntosh, M.D.

Matthew Griffin McIntyre, M.D.

David R. McKenzie, M.D.

Aaron B. McKinley, M.D.

David Andrew McLain, M.D.

Landon McLain, M.D., DMD

Pamela Fullmer McLain, M.D.

Jack McLendon, Jr., M.D.

John M. McMahon, Jr., M.D.

James Gordon McMurray, M.D.

Dennis W. McNally, D.O.

Melissa McNally, M.D.

Duncan Burwell McRae, M.D.

Wilton David McRae, M.D.

John Allen Meadows, M.D.

William Meadows, Jr., M.D.

Gregory Meiman, M.D.

Wahib Mena, M.D.

John W. Menard, M.D.

Carmelo Cabalu Mendiola, M.D.

Max Michael, III, M.D.

Kevin Philip Michaels, M.D.

Jennifer Leigh Michelson, M.D.

Guy M. Middleton, M.D.

Howard Glenn Miller, M.D.

Joshua Bailey Miller, D.O.

Melanie Miller, M.D.

Paul Caudill Miller, M.D.

Samuel Lamar Miller, M.D.

Tom Lyle Mitchell, Jr., M.D.

David Charles Montiel, M.D.

Gregg Phillip Moody, M.D.

Alan Lee Moore, M.D.

Ernest Griffin Moore, Jr., M.D.

Thomas Moore, II, M.D.

Parham Mora, M.D.

Alice Morgan, M.D., PhD

Bruce Arthur Morgan, M.D.

David Hoover Morgan, M.D.

Randall Keith Morgan, M.D.

Shannon Morgan, M.D.

Lawrence Morgese, M.D.

Daniel Lee Morris, M.D.

Felix Arthur Morris, M.D.

James Elijah Morris, Jr., M.D.

Robert Edward Morris, M.D.

Gary Keith Morton, M.D.

Jerry Vann Mosley, M.D.

James Ronald Moss, M.D.

Paul Motta, D.O.

Rebecca Anne Moul, D.O.

Rama L. Mukkamala, M.D.

Christopher D. Mullenix, M.D.

Bryan Chance Mullins, M.D.

Cesar Elias Munoz, M.D.

Randall Murphy, M.D.

Shannon Mary Murphy, M.D.

Rhett B. Murray, M.D.

Trupti Nadkar, M.D.

Paul Michael Nagrodzki, M.D.

Lionel Z. Naylor, M.D.

Blake D. Neal, M.D.

John Wesley Nelson, M.D.

Nina P. Nelson-Garrett, M.D.

Robert Wood Nesbitt, M.D.

Brent Morris Newell, M.D.

Robins Jeffrey Newton, M.D.

George E. Ngando, M.D.

Do Tu Nguyen, M.D.

John G. Nicholas, M.D.

Christopher Nicholls, M.D.

Randall Wayne Nichols, M.D.

Joseph Nicholson, M.D.

Susmitha Nimmagadda, M.D.

Paul Edward Noel, M.D.

Charles Nolen, Jr., M.D.

Thomas McCotrie Nolen, M.D.

Craig A. Nordhues, M.D.

William B. Norris, M.D.

Marian Northington, M.D.

Adam Ross Nortick, M.D.

Ronald O’Gorman, M.D.

Godehard Oepen, M.D., PhD

Charles Alan Ogles, M.D.

Paul James O’Leary, M.D.

Robert Irwin Oliver, M.D.

Robert I. Oliver, Jr., M.D.

Thomas Bryan Oliver, M.D.

Matthew Henry Oltmanns, M.D.

Patrick J. O’Neill, M.D.

Guy Coleman Oswalt, Jr., M.D.

William I. Owen, Jr., M.D.

Dick Owens, M.D.

Kimberly Owens, M.D.

Thomas Nelson Owens, M.D.

Richard Allen Oyler, M.D.

Stephen R. Parden, M.D.

Christopher A. Park, M.D.

Elizabeth Ingram Parker, M.D.

Gregory K. Parker, M.D.

Marylynn Wells Parker, M.D.

David Nathan Pate, M.D.

Ajay Popatlal Patel, M.D.

Ghanshyam Patel, M.D.

Praful Gulabbhai Patel, M.D.

William Patton, M.D.

William Alan Paul, M.D.

Victor Enerio Pena, M.D.

Thomas Carl Pendleton, M.D.

W. Scott Pennington, Jr., M.D.

Tarek O. Persaud, M.D.

Glenn Eidson Peters, M.D.

Chris Aric Phillips, M.D.

Ellen D. Phillips, M.D.

Matthew Eugene Phillips, M.D.

Robert Phillips, Jr., M.D.

Justin W. Phillpott, M.D.

Paul Pickard, M.D.

Joel Dean Pickett, M.D.

James Conrad Pierce, M.D.

Luis Pineda-Pineda, M.D.

Ron Benton Pitkanen, M.D.

Joel Candler Pittard, M.D.

James Dunbar Pollard, M.D.

Daniel C. Potts, M.D., F.A.A.N.

Randy M. Pounders, M.D.

Benjamin David Powell, M.D.

Thomas Edward Powell, M.D.

Mihir Mohan Pradhan, M.D.

Mark Alan Prevost, M.D.

Gregory D. Price, Sr., M.D.

Mary Ann Busch Pritchett, M.D.

James Bradley Proctor, M.D.

Randy Douglas Proffitt, M.D.

Bryan Lee Pruitt, M.D.

Vernon L. Pruitt, M.D.

Wallace Burl Purdy, M.D.

James Wesley Rabon, M.D.

Rebecca B. Raby, M.D.

Ryan D. Rainer, M.D.

Rishi Raj Rajan, M.D.

Michael J. Ramsey, M.D.

Jason Randall, M.D.

Richard Randall, M.D.

Christopher Randolph, M.D.

Kristina E. Ray, M.D.

Russell W. Read, M.D., PhD

Edgar Lowndes Ready, IV, M.D.

John Reardon, Jr., M.D.

Zachary David Reardon, M.D.

Ralph Bernard Redd, M.D.

Venkatapuram Reddy, M.D.

Emily Kahler Rehberg, M.D.

Jonathan Rehberg, M.D.

Caroline Reich, M.D.

Andrew Willcox Reiland, D.O.

Debora S. Reiland, D.O.

Tim Sidney Revels, M.D.

David Nelson Rhyne, M.D.

Brian C. Richards, D.O.

H. Lee Richardson, Jr., M.D.

Kenneth Joe Richardson, M.D.

Braden Richmond, M.D.

Paul Jeffrey Rickert, M.D.

John Randall Riehl, M.D.

Albert E. Rivera, D.O.

Mary Elizabeth Robbins, M.D.

John Richard Roberts, M.D.

Mark Anthony Roberts, M.D.

Roy Franklin Roberts, M.D.

Steven Pearce Roberts, M.D.

James B. Robinson, M.D.

Robert D. Robinson, M.D.

Thomas Robinson, M.D.

Yashica Robinson-White, M.D.

Mackenzie Rodgers, M.D.

Robert L. Roe, M.D.

Benjamin Michael Rogers, M.D.

Brian Edward Rogers, M.D.

Charles M. A. Rogers, IV, M.D.

Helen Hobbs Rogers, M.D.

Mark Edward Rogers, M.D.

Juan Felix Ronderos, M.D.

Harry Rosenthal, III, M.D.

Christen T. Roth, M.D.

Daniel Elliott Rousso, M.D.

Ellen Lewis Royal, M.D.

Bradley A. Rubery, M.D.

James Garber Rudulph, M.D.

Michael Brant Ruff, M.D.

Naykala Alwis Ruse, M.D.

Alex David Russakoff, M.D.

Gary Nelson Russell, M.D.

Melvin Douglas Russell, M.D.

Jill Arnita Rutherford, M.D.

Kevin Patrick Ryan, M.D.

Jefferson Sabatini, M.D.

Anil Pal Saini, D.O.

Vikram T. Saini, M.D.

Hector L. Salemi, M.D.

Samuel Joseph Saliba, M.D.

Stephen Samelson, M.D.

F. Calame Sammons, M.D.

William Ralph Sanderson, M.D.

Arthur Dwight Sandy, M.D.

Teddy Wayne Sartin, M.D.

Perry Lauren Savage, Jr., M.D.

Perry Lauren Savage, Sr., M.D.

Joseph Christian Scales, M.D.

Morris Lee Scherlis, M.D.

Allen James Schmidt, M.D.

Benjamin Schrubbe, M.D.

Martha Anne Schuh, M.D. P.C.

Todd Kerry Schultz, M.D.

Allan Schwadron, M.D.

Robert James Sciacca, M.D.

Franklin Delano Scott, M.D.

Gary Wayne Scott, M.D.

Melanie Hill Scott, M.D.

Paul Anthony Scott, Sr., M.D.

Jason Randall Seale, M.D.

Larry Michael Segers, M.D.

Reza David Seirafi, M.D.

Libby Lovett Shadinger, M.D.

Amit Kiritkumar Shah, M.D.

Smita S. Shah, M.D.

Alan Roy Shain, M.D.

Sunil Kumar Sharma, M.D.

Charles Eugene Sharp, Jr., M.D.

Richard Scott Sharp, M.D.

Sara E. S. Shashy, M.D.

John C. Shearer, M.D.

Robert D. Shedden, D.O.

Grantham McAleer Shell, M.D.

Raymond Sheppard, Jr., M.D.

William Julius Shergy, M.D.

In Chul Shin, M.D.

Aaron Timothy Shinkle, M.D.

William Bradley Shirah, M.D.

Stuart Louis Siegal, M.D.

Maxcie Sikora, M.D.

John F. Simmons, M.D.

L. Clark Simpson, M.D.

William F. Simpson, Jr., M.D.

Anthony Clark Sims, M.D.

Hemant Kumar Sinha, M.D.

Brandon Slagley, Sr., M.D.

Donald Floyd Slappey, M.D.

David Lee Smith, M.D.

George Smith, M.D.

Jeffrey Todd Smith, M.D.

Joe Frank Smith, M.D.

Kelley Wade Smith, M.D.

Michael David Smith, M.D.

Rodney Vann Snead, M.D.

Rodney Michael Snow, M.D.

Vera Yen Soong, M.D.

Wiley Soong, M.D.

Robert Gordon Sorrell, M.D.

Jimmy M. Sparks, M.D.

Danielle Franklin Speight, M.D.

William Robert Spiegel, M.D.

Ellen N. Spremulli, M.D.

Murray Dale Spruiell, M.D.

Wesley L. Spruill, M.D.

N. Sherrie Squyres, M.D.

Deepak Venkat Sree, M.D.

Angela LaFaye Stallworth, M.D.

Robert Joseph Stanley, M.D.

John Garth Stauffer, M.D.

Kelsey Tedin Steensland, M.D.

Felicia Beth Stella, M.D.

Selden Stephens, III, M.D.

Frederick Stevens, M.D.

Jeff Lovvorn Stewart, M.D.

John Alvan Stewart, M.D.

Jeremy Vesbon Stidham, M.D.

Karen E. Stone, M.D.

Martha Jane Strange, M.D.

John Straughn, Jr., M.D.

Jeffrey Blake Stricker, D.O.

Warren Strickland, III, M.D.

Larry Collins Stutts, M.D.

Robert Suber, Jr., M.D.

Kevin Leonard Sublett, M.D.

William Douglas Sudduth, M.D.

Paula J. Sullivan, D.O.

William Francis Sullivan, M.D.

John Herbert Sumners, M.D.

Douglas Sutherland, M.D.

Raymond Sutkowski, M.D.

John Luther Swan, II, M.D.

Michael Swearingen, D.O.

Faizullah Syed, M.D.

Steven Harvey Sykes, M.D.

Timothy Bret Tabor, M.D.

Amy Marie Takacs, M.D.

Timothy Scott Talbot, M.D., FACEP, FAWM

William D. Talley, Jr., M.D.

Jeffrey Tamburin, M.D.

Ashley Adams Tamucci, M.D.

Cheng Wei Tao, M.D.

Robert Stacy Tapscott, M.D.

Mehrdad Mark Tavakoli, M.D.

Laura Lee Taylor, M.D.

Sara Bethea Taylor, M.D.

Summers W. Taylor, III, M.D.

Kent Taylor, M.D.

Ralph Joe Teague, M.D.

Grace Emerson Terrell, M.D.

Nina L. J. Terry, M.D.

James D. Thacker, Jr., M.D.

Matthew Robert Thom, M.D.

Richard Brian Thoma, M.D.

Bradley P. Thomas, M.D.

Carla A. N. Thomas, M.D.

Charles E. Thomas, M.D.

Christie Susan Thomas, M.D.

Richard Thomason, Jr., M.D.

Thomas Thomasson, IV, M.D.

Charles Thompson, M.D.

Keith Thompson, M.D.

Warren Alan Thompson, M.D.

Donald Thornbury, Jr., M.D.

John Winchester Tole, D.O.

Louisa Tolentino, M.D.

Roxanne R. Travelute, M.D.

Phillip A. Triantos, M.D.

Jack Walden Trigg, Jr., M.D.

Charlton Ham Trinidad, M.D.

Anthony Lynn Tropeano, M.D.

Pamela Pollard Tuck, M.D.

Patrick Tucker, M.D.

Hussein Wafik Turki, M.D.

Paul A. Turner, M.D.

Sibley Neel Turner, M.D.

Alan Cleveland Turnham, M.D.

Unal Tutak, M.D.

Scottie Lynn Twilley, D.O.

Stephen G. Tygart, M.D.

Eric Tyler, M.D.

Gregory Wayne Umphrey, M.D.

Jefferson Underwood, M.D

Joshua Dean Vacik, M.D.

Kendall Charles Vague, M.D.

Kenneth George Varley, M.D.

Pamela D. Varner, M.D.

Wallace Vaughan, Jr., M.D.

Harold Russell Veits, M.D.

Teresa Venz-Williamson, M.D.

Adam Patrick Vogt, M.D.

Merle Wade, M.D.

Van Russell Wadlington, M.D.

John Henry Wagner, III, M.D.

George Wakefield, III, M.D.

James Hodo Walburn, M.D.

George Walcott, Jr., M.D.

Benjamin H. Walker, M.D.

Robert Charles Walker, M.D.

Teresa Weeks Walker, M.D.

Joseph C. Wallace, M.D.

Gregory A. Waller, M.D.

Joseph P. Walsh, M.D.

Allison Warren, M.D.

Michael Gerard Waters, D.O.

Lauren Watrous, D.O.

Gene L. Watterson, Jr., M.D.

Ralph Weatherford, M.D.

Jere Hyland Weaver, M.D.

Jeffery Clovis Weeks, M.D.

Robert Weinacker, III, M.D.

William Welborn, Jr., M.D.

Ryan Smith Weldon, M.D.

Michael Aubrey Wells, M.D.

Donna Huffman West, M.D.

Kimberly A. Westbrook, M.D.

Douglas John Wester, Jr., M.D.

William Whatley, III, M.D.

Charles Fox White, Jr., M.D.

Suanne White-Spunner, M.D.

John Grant Wideman, M.D.

William C. Wilkerson, M.D.

Duane J. Williams, M.D.

Jane N. Williams, M.D.

Jerry Brent Williams, M.D.

Mark Williams, M.D., MBA, JD.

Robert M. Williams, M.D.

Faye Sebrina Wilson, M.D.

Mark Edward Wilson, M.D.

Peter Strautins Wilson, M.D.

Stanley Blakeley Winslow, M.D.

Stephen Eugene Winston, M.D.

Catherine Le Neave Wood, M.D.

Michael Tyler Wood, M.D.

Howard Woodford, M.D.

Ronald Workman, Jr., M.D.

Benjamin Wouters, M.D.

Maarten A. J. Wybenga, M.D.

David Frank Wynne, M.D.

James Richard Yates, M.D.

Michael Douglas Yates, M.D.

Ruth A. Yates, M.D.

Lynn Earl Yonge, M.D.

Johnny Shan Young, M.D.

Walter Clark Young, M.D.

Jess H. Youngblood, M.D.

Nidal Abdel-Hafiz Yunis, M.D.

Roderick Zalamea, M.D.

Cheryl Anita Zimmerman, M.D.

Peter Zloty, M.D.

Njeri C. Maina, M.D.

Michael Wayne Brown, M.D.

Eldred M. Brunson, M.D.

Hoyt Abner Childs, III, M.D.

Ronnie Tsang-Choi Chu, M.D.

Gilbert Niles Clinton, II, M.D.

Justin T. Cooke, M.D.

Dennis Delmar Doblar, M.D.

Robert Welch Hannahan, M.D.

Hamad Husainy, D.O.

Kristopher N. Jones, M.D.

Wonsuck Kim, D.O.

Michael Manogue, M.D.

Harry James McCarty, III, M.D.

John D. Morris, M.D.

Kaicee Ponds Richardson, M.D.

David Joseph Riddle, M.D.

Nicole McLaurine Shaw, M.D.

Joseph Matthew Ingram, M.D.

Derek Woessner, M.D.

Samantha Gail Linden, D.O.

Jacob Anthony Vella, M.D.

Benjamin Terrell Rush, D.O.

Gilbert Reid Melson, III, D.O.

Michael Neil Downing, M.D.

Lotfi Bashir, M.D.

Barton B. Cook, M.D.

Patrick Scott Harris, M.D.

Michael J. Sillers, M.D.

Stephen Steinmetz, M.D.

Steven Stokes, M.D.

Michael S. Vaughn, M.D.

Mark Arnall, M.D.

Jim Bankston, M.D.

William P. Blackburn, M.D.

J. Gary Bridges, D.O.

Robert C. Brown, M.D.

Joseph D. Clay, M.D.

Darla Cowart, M.D.

Bernard Eichold, II, M.D.

Ronald Dwyer Franks, M.D.

Michael Conrad Gosney, M.D.

Robert D. Griffith, M.D.

Christy James Guepet, M.D.

Sarah Hays, M.D.

Rebecca Lindsey Hicks, M.D.

Paul Lavender, M.D.

John D. McArthur, M.D.

Angela McCool-Pearson, M.D.

Andrew Charles Morris, M.D.

Peter Nagi, M.D.

Charles Thomas Nevels, M.D.

George Purves, M.D.

Michael Quinn, M.D.

Matt Sherrer, M.D.

Joshua Keith Terry, M.D.

Steven Theiss, M.D.

Duane Michael Tippets, D.O.

Duane D. Tippets, M.D.

Arthur Fulkerson Toole, III, M.D.

Kenneth Luckie Vandervoort, M.D.

Theo D. Wages, III, D.O.

Jeffrey Lowell Weeks, M.D.

Michael Roger Wiedmer, M.D.

Reddoch E. Williams, III, M.D.

Thomas A. Guess, M.D.

Christopher Hillman, M.D.

Nerrin Zaharias, M.D.

Irene Bailey, M.D.

Jo Herzog, M.D.

Lata Ravindra Patil, M.D.

John Dudley Glover, M.D.

Charlie Williams, M.D.

Paul A. Davis, M.D.

David Adkison, M.D.

Trey Baird, M.D.

Thomas M. Barbour, III, M.D.

Steve A. Barrington, M.D.

Vince Bergquist, Jr., M.D.

Stephen F. Blackstock, M.D.

James R. Bowman, III, M.D.

Steven L. Buckley, M.D.

Jared L. Burkett, M.D.

Matthew L. Busbee, M.D.

Joseph W. Clark, Sr., M.D.

James M. Cockrell, M.D.

Jeffrey M. Conrad, M.D.

Stephen B. Cope, M.D.

William A. Crotwell, III, M.D.

Jeffrey Cuomo, M.D.

John D. Curtis, Jr., M.D.

Joseph F. Curtis, Jr., M.D.

Justin L. Daigre, M.D.

Jim G. Davis, M.D.

Jeffrey C. Davis, M.D.

Michael E. Davis, M.D.

David K. Donahoe, M.D.

Todd D. Engerson, M.D.

Michael A. Eslava, M.D.

Jack Featheringill, M.D.

Charles T. Fletcher, Jr., M.D.

Michael E. Freeman, M.D.

Timothy L. Frerichs, M.D.

Michael C. Gerhardt, M.D.

Mary E. Gilmer, M.D.

Ray Godsil, Jr., M.D.

Jeffrey H. Goodman, M.D.

Patrick D. Guin, M.D.

Gregory B. Gullung, M.D.

Albert F. Haas, M.D.

Adam J. Handwerger, M.D.

Gordon T. Hardy, M.D.

Christopher A. Heck, M.D.

Andrew B. Hester, M.D.

Roland A. Hester, IV, M.D.

Don R. Hirsbrunner, M.D.

Gilbert R. Holland, M.D.

Timothy A. Holt, M.D.

Clinton W. Howard, IV, M.D.

Robert E. Howell, III, M.D.

Joseph M. Ingram, M.D.

Jonathan K. Jennings, M.D.

Aaron E. Joiner, Jr., M.D.

Jacob F. Kidder, M.D.

John S. Kirchner, M.D.

Dean Lolley, M.D.

Philip A. Maddox, M.D.

Tyler J. Marshall, M.D.

Lowell D. Mason, II, M.D.

Daniel E. Matthews, M.D.

Tucker Mattox, Jr., M.D.

Robert B. McGinley, M.D.

Joseph F. McGowin, III, M.D.

Richard M. McKean, M.D.

Howard G. Miller, M.D.

Sam Miller, M.D.

Andrew C. Morris, M.D.

Rebecca A. Moul, D.O.

Randall L. Murphy, Jr., M.D.

William I. Park, IV, M.D.

Christopher Patton, M.D.

Bendt P. Petersen, III, M.D.

Tom Powell, M.D.

Mark A. Prevost, M.D.

James N. Rachel, M.D.

Jason T. Randall, M.D.

Tim S. Revels, M.D.

Randy Riehl, M.D.

Steve P. Roberts, M.D.

Mark E. Rogers, M.D.

Gary N. Russell, M.D.

Guy L. Rutledge, III, M.D.

Brad Sabatini, M.D.

Steve Samelson, M.D.

Calame Sammons, M.D.

Lauren Savage, Jr., M.D.

Perry L. Savage, Sr., M.D.

Scott Sharp, M.D.

Grantham Shell, M.D.

Jeffrey T. Smith, M.D.

Robert G. Sorrell, M.D.

Murray D. Spruiell, M.D.

William D. Sudduth, M.D.

Stacy Tapscott, M.D.

Burt F. Taylor, M.D.

Steven M. Theiss, M.D.

Thomas J. Thomasson, IV, M.D.

Davis Thornbury, Jr., M.D.

Duane M. Tippets, D.O.

Anthony L. Tropeano, M.D.

Hussein W. Turki, M.D.

Kendall C. Vague, M.D.

Kenneth L. Vandervoort, M.D.

Todd K. Volkman, M.D.

George D. Walcott, Jr., M.D.

Milton A. Wallace, Jr., M.D.

James L. West, III, M.D.

Michael R. Wiedmer, M.D.

Charles H. Wilson, IV, M.D.

Derek A. Woessner, M.D.

James V. Worthen, M.D.

 

Contributions to ALAPAC are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes. Voluntary political contributions to Alabama Medical PAC (ALAPAC) are not limited to the suggested amount. The Medical Association will not favor or disadvantage anyone based upon the amount or failure to contribute. A portion of the contributions may be used in connection with Federal elections. Corporate funds will be used in either state elections or for education purposes. Federal contributions are subject to the limitations of FEC Regulations 110.1, .2, and .5.

Posted in: Uncategorized

Leave a Comment (0) →

ALAPAC Announces Support for Van Smith

ALAPAC Announces Support for Van Smith

The Alabama Medical PAC (ALAPAC) is pleased to announce its support for Van Smith (R) in the House District 42 special primary election.  HD42 covers Chilton and Autauga counties, and the special election will be held on Tuesday, August 20.

As the official political committee of the Medical Association, ALAPAC seeks to elect candidates who best represent the professional needs of physicians, their families, and their patients. ALAPAC believes Van Smith is that type of candidate.

We hope those of you living in the district will join ALAPAC in supporting Van Smith. If you’d like to make a contribution to help elect more candidates like Van Smith, simply click the button below.

*A special thanks to Dr. Lee Carter, an ALAPAC supporter and family physician living in HD42, for his advocacy efforts in Van Smith’s campaign.

 

 

Contributions to ALAPAC are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes. Voluntary political contributions to Alabama Medical PAC (ALAPAC) are not limited to the suggested amount. The Medical Association will not favor or disadvantage anyone based upon the amount or failure to contribute. A portion of the contributions may be used in connection with Federal elections. Corporate funds will be used in either state elections or for education purposes. Federal contributions are subject to the limitations of FEC Regulations 110.1, .2, and .5.

Posted in: Uncategorized

Leave a Comment (0) →

Why I Give: Amanda Williams, M.D.

Why I Give: Amanda Williams, M.D.

I’m Amanda Williams, a psychiatrist in Montgomery and Vice President of the Medical Association, and I witnessed first-hand just how many pieces of legislation directly impact Alabama physicians.

For example, when I traveled to the State House this year, I was able to provide input on a bill that altered the involuntary commitment process and would have created new avenues of liability for those of us who specifically deal with mental health issues or work in emergency rooms.

Thankfully, the team at the Medical Association was there to fight back against plaintiffs attorneys and ensure we obtained the proper liability protection to allow us to continue caring for our patients without worrying about lawsuits. But defending physicians from these attacks does not come easy, and money is needed to help elect candidates who we can work with on these issues.

The practice of medicine in Alabama is changing. It’s up to us to be a part of that change. I give to ALAPAC to support the Medical Association in their battle to protect our profession and our patients.

I ask that you join me and do the same.

 

Contributions to ALAPAC are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes. Voluntary political contributions to Alabama Medical PAC (ALAPAC) are not limited to the suggested amount. The Medical Association will not favor or disadvantage anyone based upon the amount or failure to contribute. A portion of the contributions may be used in connection with Federal elections. Corporate funds will be used in either state elections or for education purposes. Federal contributions are subject to the limitations of FEC Regulations 110.1, .2, and .5.

Posted in: Uncategorized

Leave a Comment (0) →

ALAPAC Update: Recognizing Our Top Donors

ALAPAC Update: Recognizing Our Top Donors

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Each year, ALAPAC seeks donations from physicians in order to keep the political presence of physicians strong. While we are currently in the final stages of our campaign to raise $75k in 75 days, we would like to take a moment to thank those individuals who have gone above and beyond with their contributions this year.

Such contributions enable ALAPAC to provide financial and technical support to candidates who best represent the professional needs of physicians and their patients. Moreover, these contributions combine individual voices into one strong, unified voice to ensure Alabama physicians remain influential in the legislative process.

For those who have yet to contribute this year, there is still time left to contribute! ALAPAC has 45 days left in its summer campaign and needs to raise a little over $40k (that’s less than 4 physicians giving $250 each day).

While this list is comprised of individuals who have given more than $250, we are grateful to EVERYONE who has supported ALAPAC and will be recognizing ALL donors at the end of our campaign.

We look forward to finishing this year on a high note and hope that you will help us reach our goal!

2019 Top Donors

Amanda Williams, M.D.

John Meigs, M.D.

Sarah Mullican, M.D.

Robert Story, M.D.

Mark H. LeQuire, M.D.

Sebastian B. Heersink, M.D.

James D. Izer, M.D.

Michael W. Cantrell, M.D.

Masoud Hamidian, M.D.

Charles R. Horton, Jr., M.D.

Kurt Arnold Senn, M.D.

Ivan Sequera-Sanchez, M.D.

Clint Thomas Wade, M.D.

George Fant, M.D.

Christopher Green, M.D.

Jorge A. Alsip, M.D.

Julia L. Boothe, M.D.

John Olen Newcomb, M.D.

Jane Ann Weida, M.D.

Thomas James Weida, M.D.

Neil Yeager, M.D.

Jay Suggs, M.D.

Richard Esham, Sr., M.D.

A. Roland Spedale, Jr., M.D.

James B. Byrne, Jr., M.D.

Sara Margaret Mullins, M.D.

Brendan Wyatt, M.D.

James Vann Worthen, M.D.

Gregory Scott Tucker, M.D.

Christopher Ahmed, M.D.

James Scott Bolton, M.D.

Charles Holloway, M.D.

Julia Ann Alexander, M.D.

William W. Beckett, Jr., M.D.

Stephen Fernandez, M.D.

Liang Gu, M.D.

Anthony Hollman, M.D.

Eric Conrad Lund, M.D.

Brett Lee Storm, M.D.

Stephanie Jiminez, M.D.

James C. Mann, M.D.

Suzanne S. Blaylock, M.D.

Alfred LaShawn Malone, M.D.

James Reza Fernandez, M.D.

Robert Evans Egbert, M.D.

Robert Williams, M.D.

Arden Aylor, Jr., M.D.

Burt Fowler Taylor, M.D.

Michael Ellerbusch, M.D.

Richard E. Jones, III, M.D.

Glenn Woods, M.D.

Alan Mann, D.O.

Michael Cochran, M.D.

Alexis Mason, M.D.

Paul Pickard, M.D.

John Drew, D.O.

Hernando Carter, M.D.





*Contributions to ALAPAC are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes. Voluntary political contributions to Alabama Medical PAC (ALAPAC) are not limited to the suggested amount. The Medical Association will not favor or disadvantage anyone based upon the amount or failure to contribute. A portion of the contributions may be used in connection with Federal elections. Corporate funds will be used in either state elections or for education purposes. Federal contributions are subject to the limitations of FEC Regulations 110.1, .2, and .5.

Posted in: Uncategorized

Leave a Comment (0) →

ALAPAC Hosts Successful Fundraiser for Charlotte Meadows

ALAPAC Hosts Successful Fundraiser for Charlotte Meadows

Last week, ALAPAC, at the home of Drs. Lori and Penn White, hosted a fundraiser for Charlotte Meadows. We are proud to say the event was an overwhelming success!

As the political action committee of the Medical Association, ALAPAC seeks to elect candidates who best represent the professional needs of physicians and their patients. Charlotte Meadows is exactly that type of candidate.

Shortly after her marriage to Alan Meadows, M.D., Charlotte played a vital role in jumpstarting his Montgomery practice. During the years she managed Dr. Meadow’s medical practice, Charlotte also remained active in the Alliance and the Association.

More recently, Charlotte has found another calling – advocacy. She has been involved in various advocacy campaigns statewide and looks to take that experience to the State House.

“My accounting and business administration degrees, as well as my background in medicine and small business, and my experience in education policy will enable me to be up to speed on both the education and general fund budgets, as well as many other committees in the State House.”

Charlotte received 42% of the vote in last month’s House District 74 primary election and is now in a runoff, with that election coming on August 27th. We hope you will join ALAPAC in supporting Charlotte Meadows’ campaign.

If you reside in House District 74 and would like information on how to cast an absentee ballot, click here. To make a contribution to ALAPAC in support of Charlotte, simply text CHARLOTTE to 91999 or click the donate button below.

*A special thanks goes out to Drs. Lori and Penn White for hosting last week’s fundraiser. We are grateful to everyone who has supported Charlotte.

 

 

Disclaimer: Contributions to ALAPAC are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes. Voluntary political contributions to Alabama Medical PAC (ALAPAC) are not limited to the suggested amount. The Medical Association will not favor or disadvantage anyone based upon the amount or failure to contribute. A portion of the contributions may be used in connection with Federal elections. Corporate funds will be used in either state elections or for education purposes. Federal contributions are subject to the limitations of FEC Regulations 110.1, .2, and .5.

Posted in: Uncategorized

Leave a Comment (0) →

Young Physician Conference Agenda Announced

Young Physician Conference Agenda Announced

The Medical Association of the State of Alabama wants to recognize our young physicians and provide them with an opportunity to learn and connect with other physicians who are in a similar stage of life. We understand that the responsibilities of practicing medicine, raising a family, paying off student loan debt all overlap through this time frame, and make burnout a large threat to the physician’s health and well-being.

We are hosting a two-day conference at “The Lodge at Gulf State Park”, a brand new resort on the beautiful Alabama coast. We hope that the relaxing atmosphere will allow our young physicians to recharge and learn at the same time, coming back to their homes and patients full of hope and energy.

Attendance is free for members, and $325.00 for non-members. Spots are limited and once they fill up we will have to close registration. If you have questions contact Meghan Martin at mmartin@alamedical.org.

You can register for the conference at this link. The full agenda can be viewed by clicking here.

Posted in: Uncategorized

Leave a Comment (0) →

Get To Know Charlotte Meadows

Get To Know Charlotte Meadows

1. While you have been active around Montgomery for quite some time, can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Primary occupation? Interests? Hobbies?

I grew up in Montgomery and graduated from Jeff Davis HS before going to Auburn for college. I married Allen in 1986 who, at the time, was a pediatrician in Mobile. In 1991, we came back to Montgomery and, together, we started his solo practice allergy clinic.

In addition to helping run the office, I’ve been involved with education in Montgomery since the early 2000’s and served on the Montgomery Board of Education from 2006-2012.  I’m also involved with the local Republican Party and Allen and I both have served on the county and state executive committees. Today, I am the current treasurer (and past president) of the Republican Club of Central Alabama.  I enjoy working to get good people elected to office, and have campaigned across Alabama and Florida to support Republican candidates in the last several years.

My hobbies are cooking, reading, taking care of my yard and travel. With Allen’s position as the incoming President of the American college of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology we were privileged to travel to Germany and Nairobi last year in conjunction with allergy training in those areas.

2. What prompted you to consider running for House District 74 this year?

After running unsuccessfully for this seat in the special election in 2013, I still felt like I could help to solve some of the problems in Montgomery from a state level. With my experience in education, and the fact that our number one concern in Montgomery is education, I believe I am the right person for this seat. I have seen firsthand how changes in education policy can change the lives of children and the families that love them. We can’t expect our state to move up in student achievement by doing the same things we’ve always done.  We have to change to focus on what makes a student achieve at higher levels. I am committed to bringing the voices of students and their families to the State House.

3. How will your background help you serve in the legislature and what will be some of your priorities?

My accounting and business administration degrees, as well as my background in medicine and small business, and my experience in education policy will enable me to be up to speed on both the education and general fund budgets, as well as many other committees in the State House.  My work as an education advocate allowed me to spend a lot of time in the State House between 2013 and 2016, including working directly with the Alabama Legislative Reference service, the office that actually researches and writes the legislation that comes before the legislators.  My priorities will always be to first have a balanced budget that prioritizes the needs of Alabama and district 74 over the wants and treats each entity fairly.

I will also work to improve the level of student achievement in Alabama by encouraging better teacher training and specific professional development for teachers and finding ways to keep excellent teachers in the classroom instead of moving up into administration. We also need to have a focus on students being ready for a career when they finish high school; this is accomplished through career pathways in middle/high school, dual enrollment and certification classes.

4. What do you believe are some health-related issues important to your district and/or your constituents?

One of the biggest problems in Alabama and District 74 is that those who need Mental Health services are not able to get it. Because our funding in AL is so low, we have fewer physicians willing to live in Alabama and offer counseling and mental health services. I am very concerned that many people in our prisons and jails are there because they did not get appropriate mental health treatment before they crossed a line.  I am also hearing from constituents about their interest in legalizing medical marijuana.  This would be a topic that I would particularly want to hear from physicians on their thoughts on the issue of using the drug for medical use and how that would impact doctors and their patients.

5. If you could change anything about our state’s health care system, what would it be?

Change the GPCI so that Alabama physician’s get paid on par with Georgia and Florida. Also, Medicaid should be adequately funded.

6. How can the Medical Association – and physicians statewide – help address Alabama’s health challenges?

Advocate more to the legislature – pay attention to the Rotunda and get to know your state representative and state senators. All politics is local and physicians should be leaders in advocating for the change they want to see.  Physicians should be willing to work with legislators on task forces to improve access to mental health care, research marijuana legalization, and participate with MASA in lobbying for the changes they need to continue to practice medicine in Alabama.

7. If there is one thing you could say to physicians in your district before the election, what would it be?

Thank you for your support and make sure you vote in this election and every election. I know it’s difficult for physicians who work 12- and 14-hour days to prioritize voting, but each vote really is critical and the people that represent all of us must be willing to listen as well as work to solve the problems that MD’s face each day.  I will be that person, and I need each voter to go to the polls on Tuesday, June 11th. 

Learn More About Charlotte’s Campaign

Posted in: Uncategorized

Leave a Comment (0) →

What If No One Was On Call?

What If No One Was On Call?

 In times of illness, injury, and emergency, patients depend on their physicians.  But what if no one was on call?  Public health would be in jeopardy. The same holds true for organized medicine when the legislature is in session.

If the Association had not been on call for its members, numerous inappropriate expansions to the scopes of practice for non-physicians would have passed; lawsuit opportunities against physicians would have increased; and poorly thought out “solutions” to the opioid abuse epidemic could have become law.

Overview of Legislation

Moving Medicine Forward

The 2019 Legislative Session is over. For our advocacy efforts to remain successful moving forward, between now and the 2020 Session, the Association will be visiting with physicians and legislators around the state to ensure the views of medicine continue to be heard. Visit our Advocacy Portal to find out how you can get involved.

If no one was on call . . . legislation setting up a process for establishing guidelines for prescription of buprenorphine in nonresidential treatment programs would not have passed. The Association worked alongside the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Larry Stutts, M.D., in supporting this legislation and giving BME the authority to issue regulations on medication assisted treatment. The bill currently awaits the governor’s signature.

If no one was on call . . . the importance of updating statewide immunization registry requirements would not have received the exposure it did. The Association worked with Sen. Tim Melson, M.D. and the Department of Public Health on SB256. The bill was set for final passage in the House, but it unfortunately did not receive a vote on the final day of the session. The Association will support the bill again moving forward.

If no one was on call . . . “truth in advertising” legislation would not have been brought forward. The Association assisted Sen. Tim Melson, M.D. on the legislation to prohibit deceptive or misleading advertising and require all health professionals to take steps to inform patients of their certifications. Although the bill did not receive a vote for final passage, it remains a priority for the Association per a 2018 House of Delegates Resolution.

If no one was on call . . .  the rural physician tax credit would not have been introduced and support for this bill would not have grown. SB374 would have amended the current definition of rural, strengthened the residency requirement, and extended the tax credit from 5 to 6 years. The tax credit is a significant factor in physician retention in Alabama’s rural communities and, while it did not pass, it remains a priority for the Association.

If no one was on call . . . the Board of Medical Scholarship Awards may have been consolidated into some other state agency or seen its funding eliminated. The Association worked with BMSA to request additional funding for this highly successful program, but the increase was ultimately not included in the budget. Like the Rural Physician Tax Credit, the BMSA is a critical tool to placing physicians in rural areas and the Association will continue pushing increased BMSA funding moving forward.

If no one was on call . . . the upgrades that transformed the PDMP into a more user-friendly and valuable tool for physicians may not have continued to be funded. The Association supports maintaining the increased appropriations for the PDMP.

 

Scope Creep – Replacing Education with Legislation

Everyone wants to be a physician, but few are willing to endure medical school, residency, and all the other various education and training requirements to become an M.D. or D.O. Instead of pursuing higher education, non-physicians are pursuing legislative changes as a means to practice medicine. The Association opposes any scope of practice expansions that could endanger quality care for patients.

If no one was on call . . . the physician referral requirement for physical therapy would have been abolished. Patients would not receive a medical diagnosis, potentially receive unnecessary care, and could be delayed in obtaining appropriate care. In conjunction with the Alabama Orthopaedic Society and other allied specialties, the Medical Association convinced members of the Senate Health Committee to uphold the importance of a diagnosis and vote down SB25, 8-2. This bill is expected to return in 2020.

If no one was on call . . . safety standards for anesthesia care would have been significantly lowered. In addition to abolishing physician direction of CRNAs, SB156 could have also led to CRNA prescribing with no physician oversight. In conjunction with the Alabama State Society of Anesthesiologists and other allied specialty societies, the Medical Association convinced legislators not to support the legislation and it failed without receiving a vote. This bill is expected to return in 2020.

If no one was on call . . . optometrists could have begun performing eye surgeries using scalpels and lasers. Moreover, SB114 would have given the Alabama Board of Optometry the sole power to define what is considered to be the practice of optometry simply by regulation. Ultimately, the bill did not receive a vote in committee due to the work of the Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology, other allied specialty societies, and the Medical Association. This bill is expected to return in 2020.

If no one was on call . . . a new state board with unprecedented authority over radiation and medical imaging could have been created.  Among other things, SB165 would have allowed this new board to determine scopes of practice for x-ray operators, radiation therapists, radiographers, radiologist assistants, magnetic resonance technologists, and nuclear medicine technologists (to name a few). This bill could have increased costs for medical practices and dangerously expanded the scopes of practice for non-physicians. While the bill did not receive a vote in committee, it is expected to return in 2020.

If no one was on call . . . all podiatrists would have been granted the ability to perform surgery on the ankle and lower leg. HB310 significantly expanded the scope of practice of podiatrists, who only 10 years ago standardized their residency programs nationwide. This legislation failed to receive a vote in committee, but, similar to the other “scope creep” pieces of legislation, the bill is expected to return in 2020.

If no one was on call . . . physician collaborative practice with nurses could have been abolished. Under the legislation passed this session, nurses are now allowed to apply for a multistate license through a compact. Previous nursing compact legislation, however, had attempted to allow other states’ laws to be substituted for Alabama’s. The Association worked to ensure nothing in this bill alters current collaborative practice agreements.

 

Beating Back the Lawsuit Industry

Plaintiff trial lawyers are constantly seeking new opportunities to sue doctors. Alabama’s medical liability laws have long been recognized for ensuring a stable legal climate and fostering fairness in the courtroom. Yet, year after year, personal injury lawyers seek to undo those laws and allow more frivolous lawsuits to be filed against physicians.

If no one was on call . . . multiple bills dictating standards of care and increasing lawsuits against physicians may have passed. For instance, physicians could have faced lawsuits and criminal penalties if a patient overdosed as a result of an opioid prescription. Also, physicians participating in a state authorized needle exchange program aimed at curbing the spread of disease via IV drug use would not have received proper liability protections. None of the language proposed by plaintiff lawyers passed into law.

If no one was on call . . . plaintiff lawyer-drafted legislation concerning involuntary commitment procedures would have created new lawsuit opportunities against physicians.  These 6 different pieces of legislation amend current law to allow a nurse practitioner or physician assistant to coordinate with a physician in deciding to treat an individual who is unable to consent and without having to first attempt to contact a family member. Before passing, however, the Association successfully added much-needed liability protection for physicians to these bills.

If no one was on call . . . physicians administering chemical castration drugs to certain inmates would not have been shielded from liability. The Association worked with the bill sponsor to add language protecting physicians who administer these drugs to those individuals convicted of sexual offenses against children age 13 and under who opt to take the medication as a condition of parole.

If no one was on call . . . support would not have grown for legislation increasing penalties on attorneys who encourage lawsuits. HB181 would strengthen existing criminal and civil penalties on attorneys who give, offer, or promise valuable consideration to a potential client as an inducement to file a lawsuit. The bill passed committee but never received a final vote.

 

On the Prescribing Front

This session, many bills regarding prescribing practices and prescription drugs were introduced. Some of this legislation was pitched as improving access to quality care, but were actually back-door “scope creep” bills.

If no one was on call . . . Alabama’s existing prescription authorization law would have been repealed, endangering patients and creating hassles and expenses for physicians. Prior to revisions negotiated by the Association, the legislation would have given pharmacists the default ability to substitute drugs and could have allowed the Board of Pharmacy to issue regulations affecting physician prescribing practices. This language was successfully removed by the Association before the bill passed. Physician authority in issuing prescriptions is unchanged.

If no one was on call . . . poorly-written legislation could have passed on biologic substitution, delaying patient and physician notification. The Association negotiated language requiring pharmacists to communicate an authorized substitution within 24 hours to the physician and patient. The notification to physicians must be made via phone or fax or the e-prescribe software used by the physician. The bill that passed was supported by the Medical Association.

If no one was on call . . . legislation opening the door for widespread prosecution of physicians prescribing opioids could have become law. The legislation was successfully amended to adopt the federal standard that all prescribers and pharmacists are currently held to by the DEA. As passed, only someone who issues a prescription knowingly or intentionally for other than a legitimate medical purpose and outside the usual course of his or her practice may be charged.

If no one was on call . . . arbitrary physician requirements for prescribing controlled substances could have been enacted. Working with proponents of the bill, the Association sought to change the bill and default to existing medical regulations governing controlled substance prescribing practices. The legislation, however, did not pass.

 

Other Legislation of Interest

Medical Marijuana . . . having undergone significant changes as it moved through the legislature, this bill now reauthorizes CBD research at UAB via “Carly’s Law” and creates a study commission to make recommendations to the Legislature relating to medical use of cannabis in Alabama. The Commission will be comprised of 15 members and will issue its findings and draft legislation by December 1, 2019.

Abortion . . . this legislation criminalizes the performing of an abortion or attempted abortion, with exceptions for instances where the physical and mental health of the mother is at risk and for treatment of ectopic and cornu implantations. The sole purpose of the bill is to challenge the United States Supreme Court’s prior rulings on abortion laws and a lawsuit has already been filed asking a judge to block its implementation.

Pharmacist/Physician Collaborative Practice . . . this legislation allows pharmacists and physicians to voluntarily enter into agreements for medication management services.  Unlike collaborative practice laws of other states, HB35 does not specify what types of authority or activities a physician may delegate to a pharmacist.  For example, HB35 does not state that ultimate determinations regarding patient care rest with the physician.  Moreover, HB35 does not require pharmacists to input information into patients’ medical records if dosage strength or medication type is changed.  HB35 also does not prohibit pharmacists from prescribing any drugs – including controlled substances – and does not prohibit pharmacists from ordering lab tests.  Despite patient safety and public health concerns raised by the Association, the bill was passed and signed into law.  The Alabama Board of Pharmacy and the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners are now responsible for promulgating rules to enforce the act.

Human Trafficking . . . multiples bills introduced this session would have set new human trafficking training requirements and standards of care for physicians. The failure of a physician to follow these new guidelines could have effectively created liability. In the end, the bills were changed into resolutions calling for education and training which received widespread support.

Gunshot Wound Reporting . . . as introduced, these bills mandated physicians to report all patients receiving treatment for gunshot wounds or acts of violence and contained no language protecting reporting physicians from liability. The Association worked to successfully amend this legislation to limit its scope to only gunshots and provide protection for physicians.

Genetic Counselors . . . these bills would have created an entirely new board authorized to establish regulations for genetic counselors and genetic counseling in Alabama. Working with bill proponents, the Association exempted physicians from regulation under the act and specified that genetic counselors are not authorized to practice medicine. The bill did not pass.

Using Cell Phones While Driving . . . prior to the Association’s successful addition of an amendment, this bill would have outright prohibited the use of cell phones while driving, including physicians responding to an emergency situation. Ultimately, the bill did not pass, even with the Association’s amendment.

General Fund Appropriations . . . in addition to funding for the PDMP mentioned above, the general fund budget contained other appropriations for various health causes. Specifically, $200,000 will be expended for the Addiction Prevention Coalition; $100,000 for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association; and $500,000 for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. Also, the CHIP program received full funding; and there are no scheduled cuts to physician payments in next year’s Medicaid budget.

Posted in: Uncategorized

Leave a Comment (0) →

Meet Our New Officers

Meet Our New Officers

Aruna Arora, M.D.
President-Elect

Dr. Arora originally planned to follow her father into medicine as a pediatrician after watching him treat his patients and seeing his dedication to the children and their families. She, too, wanted to make a difference in the daily lives of people. But, when she was in medical school, her fascination with the brain and cognitive development changed her mind and her specialty to neurology.

“While taking care of patients with ALS can be challenging at times, there is nothing quite like helping a patient and family understand their own humanity. Helping someone whose life has been dramatically altered appealed to my original goal of helping people in their daily lives. I still remember the first time I performed an EMG on a patient with an initial complaint of a poor golf swing and diagnosed him with ALS. His journey over the next few years to death was humbling,” Dr. Arora said.

This year, Dr. Arora steps into the role of President-Elect on the Association’s Board of Censors with renewed vigor to make a difference for her colleagues in Madison County and beyond. Her desire to give back to her community is a guiding light for her every day.

“Understanding access to care issues or specific health care needs of certain populations can help with the care of individual patients. My membership and interest in the Medical Association is focused on figuring out how we can take a group of like-minded people and develop a coherent strategy that can potentially impact the health care of all Alabamians,” she said.

 

Amanda J. Williams, M.D.
Vice President

Dr. Williams is originally from Tallahassee, Fla. She received her medical doctorate from the University of South Florida and trained at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, one of the largest and most reputable psychiatry residency programs in the country. There she was the chief resident of inpatient services and completed a one-year fellowship in Community Mental Health. She is now an esteemed board-certified psychiatrist in Montgomery, Ala.

She primarily treats adults with disorders of mood, anxiety, psychosis and personality, along with those struggling with addiction, past trauma, intellectual disabilities, and memory difficulties. She is a strong advocate for individuals suffering from mental illness and absolutely loves helping individuals find genuine wellness.

This is Dr. Williams’ second term on the board, and she is looking forward to lending her experience as a physician to her role as vice president.

“I’m honored and excited to have this opportunity within the Medical Association,” she said. “The practice of medicine faces many challenges right now, and I’m eager to take part in creating solutions in Alabama.”

Posted in: Uncategorized

Leave a Comment (0) →
Page 1 of 6 12345...»