March 31, 2017 – Are You a Happy Physician?

Dr. Reid - MSSNY President
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Dr. Malcolm Reid
March 31, 2017
Volume 17
Number 13


MLMIC Insurance

Dear Colleagues:

Yesterday was National Physicians Day and I hope you took a minute to think about how fortunate we are to be living out a teenage dream.

According to a 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics study, being a doctor is still in the Top 15 careers that kids aspire to. We may be behind astronauts and rock stars in the glamour area, but you can only go to the moon once and unless you are Chuck Berry or Mick Jagger, most rock musicians quietly age out of their careers. Unlike most professions, most of us can practice for as long as we want and still feel vital to our patients. When physicians complain to me about the profession, I feel empathy for them. However, I feel compelled to ask them, “What would you rather be doing? What is better than healing people?”

Most of my colleagues know that I have a lifelong, time-consuming hobby—trains. Over a period of many years, I have built a replica of a city with all of its charms and dangers. However, I try to bring that same passion for my hobby to my “real job.” Every day is a new challenge —new patients, returning patients (“all roads lead to rehab”); in addition, this year I am head of the medical staff at my hospital, which is another major commitment. MSSNY EVP, Phil Schuh (another hardworking fellow) recently asked me how I find the time to fulfill my commitments. I told him the truth— this is one of the best years in my professional career. Yes, I get up early and go to bed late, just like most of you do. I do the most important things first and other matters seem to fall into place. Yes, I have a good support staff and I have a very supportive wife and children. That helps a lot.

Recently, Physician Burnout has become a big topic. Shortly, MSSNY  will have a library of resources on their website on burnout.  If you are feeling exhausted, unfulfilled and cynical, you will be able to read through the sections and if you see yourself in the descriptions, please seek help. We need all of our physicians working at the top of their game.

My good wishes for a happy Doctor’s Day are a day late (Friday is Enews day!). In an ideal world, every day for us should be a good day. Do I practice in an environment of ridiculous documentation requirements, time-consuming prior authorizations, CMS requirements and yes, some challenging patients? Yes, I do.

We have all overcome tremendous obstacles to become physicians and live out our dream.

Every day is a challenge—that is what I look forward to.

I hope you do, too.

Please send your comments to comments@mssny.org



Legislature and Governor Work to Finalize State Budget; Your Action Needed!
As of this writing, the State Legislature and Governor were going to be working into the weekend to finalize a State Budget that is due April 1.  Delaying final agreement were outstanding disputes regarding a number of policy areas, including: raising the age of criminal responsibility; ride-sharing, funding for schools; and college tuition assistance.

Of particular concern to MSSNY are workers’ compensation reform proposals under serious discussions under the guise of reducing business WC premium costs that would harm injured workers access to care from WC-authorized physicians.  Physicians are urged to send a letter to their legislators by clicking here.

These damaging proposals would limit patient choice of their treating physician, give greater discretion to the Board to impose financial penalties on WC-authorized physicians, and limit the ability of county medical societies to assist local physicians in completing applications to become WC-authorized.  Moreover, there are proposals to expand the use of non-physicians in Workers Compensation.  MSSNY has strongly urged the Legislature to reject these measures, as they would not help to reduce premium costs, and would simply drive more and more physicians away from the program.  Instead, the Legislature should focus on measures that would address the many administrative hassles associated with Workers Compensation that has driven many physicians away from the program.

Some of the other important Budget items under discussion for which MSSNY continues to engage with legislators include:

  • A proposal opposed by MSSNY contained in the Executive Budget proposal that would require a physician to receive a “tax clearance” as a pre-condition of receiving Excess medical malpractice insurance coverage.  Both the Assembly and Senate rejected this proposal in their respective one-House Budgets adopted earlier this month;
  • A proposal opposed by MSSNY contained in the Executive Budget that would permit pharmacists to enter into “comprehensive medication management protocols” with nurse practitioners to manage, adjust and change the medications of patients with a chronic disease or who have not met clinical goals of therapy. Both the Assembly and Senate rejected this proposal in their respective one-House Budgets adopted earlier this month.
  • A proposal opposed by MSSNY contained in the Executive Budget that would repeal “Prescriber prevails” protections in fee for service Medicaid and for several drug classes in Medicaid managed care.  Both the Assembly and Senate rejected this proposal in their respective one-House Budgets.
  • A proposal opposed by MSSNY contained in the Executive Budget to create a Regulatory Modernization Team.  The Assembly rejected the proposal in its one-House Budget, while the Senate included language to establish a workgroup but narrowed the scope, deleting the topic included in the Executive Budget proposal of revising “scope of practice” laws and deleting provisions that would give power to various agency commissioners to implement demonstration programs without the need for legislative approval.
  • A proposal supported by MSSNY contained in the Executive Budget proposal to require the registration of PBMs and to disclose financial incentives to the State.
  • A proposal supported by MSSNY included in the Executive Budget proposal to regulate vapor products under the “Clean Indoor Air” Act and to tax these products. (DIVISION OF GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS)


Assembly Codes Committee to Consider Physician Collective Negotiation Legislation
The Assembly Codes Committee will be considering legislation (A.4472, Gottfried) next week strongly supported by MSSNY to permit independently practicing physicians to collectively negotiate patient care contract terms with health insurance companies under close state supervision.  The bill, which has 60 Assembly co-sponsors, was recently advanced from the Assembly Health Committee to the Codes Committee by a 21-3 vote.    The bill would help physicians to negotiate on behalf of their patients to reduce the myriad of administrative hassles that stand in the way of patients receiving the treatment and medications they need, as well as better ensuring that health insurers have comprehensive physician networks.  Substantially similar legislation has been introduced by Senate Health Committee Chair Kemp Hannon (S.3663).  
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AUSTER, BELMONT)

Assembly Passes Network Due-Process and Uniform Credentialing Bills
The New York State Assembly passed two managed care reform bills this week supported by MSSNY.

The first bill (A.2704 Lavine) would require health insurers to provide physicians with necessary due-process protections where health insurers seek to terminate a physician from its network by failing to renew the physician’s contract.   This legislation is in part a response to recent examples of health insurance companies dropping scores of physicians from their networks.  While current law prohibits a health insurer from terminating a physician’s contract without appropriate peer review of such termination, these protections do not apply to situations involving the non-renewal of a physician’s contract.    Identical legislation (S.3943) has been introduced by Senate Health Committee Chair Kemp Hannon.   The second bill (A.2389, Gottfried) that passed the Assembly this week would ease the administrative hassles of physicians and their staff by requiring all health insurers to use the same credentialing and re-credentialing forms.  MSSNY thanks the sponsors for advancing these important bills.    (AUSTER)

President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis Established by Executive Order
President Donald Trump has established the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis by executive order.   The commission’s goal is “to study the scope and effectiveness of the federal response to drug addiction and the opioid crisis” and issue recommendations to improve the response.  Specific areas for commission action include:  (1) identifying and describing existing federal funding to combat drug addiction and the opioid crisis; (2) identifying and reporting on addiction prevention best practices, including education of providers, evaluation of prescription practices and use of state prescription drug monitoring programs; (3) assessing drug addiction treatment services and overdose reversal and identifying underserved areas; (4) issuing recommendations to improve federal programs to prevent and treat drug addiction; and (5) making recommendations to the president to improve the federal response to drug addiction and the opioid crisis.  Interim recommendations are due within 90 days and a final report is due by October 1, 2017.  The commission is chaired by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) and includes representatives of federal agencies, including the Departments of Justice, Education, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and experts and private citizens affected by drug addiction and the opioid crisis. Since 2014, the Medical Society of the State of New York has been a key member of the AMA’s Task Force to Reduce Opioid Use and its goal is to help reduce the nation’s burden from prescription opioids and heroin. (CLANCY)


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Registration Now Open for CME Webinar on Concussion in Pediatric and Adult Population
The Medical Society of the State of New York will hold a Continuing Medical Education (CME) webinar on the “Current Concepts in Concussion for Pediatric & Adult Patients” on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 1 p.m. for all physicians and other health care providers.  Registration for the webinar is now open HERE

A copy of the flyer can be found HERE

Faculty for the course will be John Anthony Pugh, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Neurology at Albany Medical Center (AMC), and Deborah Ilana Light, MD, primary care sports medicine and associate program director for the Sports Medicine Fellowship at Albany Medical Center.  Educational objectives are: 1) Identify signs and symptoms indicative of concussion as well as red flags that indicate alternate or more severe pathology; 2) Outline an appropriate management plan for a patient presenting with concussion including a return to “normal life” protocol; 3) Describe methods for the primary and secondary prevention of concussion; 4) Identify patients who would benefit from referral to a concussion specialist.

 The Medical Society of the State of New York is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA/PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.    (CLANCY)


MSSNY Participates in HCA Technology Committee Conference
MSSNY took part in a recent meeting of the Technology Committee of the Home Care Association of New York State (HCA) to discuss technology innovations including the implementation of cyber security and mobile technology that would enhance care collaboration, communication, and patient engagement across the care continuum. It was noted that with the support from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the New York State Department of Health has launched the Data Exchange Incentive Program (DEIP) to increase HIE adoption across the state.  In addition this program will help defray costs for an organization when connecting to their local RHIO. (HARRING)


REGISTER NOW for Veterans’ Mental Health CME Seminars at the MSSNY House of Delegates
The Medical Society of the State of New York will hold two Continuing Medical Education (CME) seminars on veterans’ mental health as part of the MSSNY House of Delegates on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. Entitled, “PTSD and TBI in Returning Veterans” and “Suicide Among Returning Veterans” the programs will be held at the Grand Ballroom D&E of the Westchester Marriott, 670 White Plains Rd, Tarrytown, NY.  The programs are open to MSSNY delegates and physicians throughout the area free of charge.

Pre-registration is required and physicians may register for both programs at:

PTSD and TBI: https://mssny.webex.com/mssny/k2/j.php?MTID=tbdb5295479d5ee1865aab56f91a2ca59

Suicide: https://mssny.webex.com/mssny/k2/j.php?MTID=tcd75a710181bbd6dd4034a6625500151

Faculty for the CME programs are Frank Dowling, MD and Thomas Madjeski, MD.

 PTSD and TBI
Thursday, April 20, 1 p.m.
Faculty Presenter: Thomas Madjeski, MD
The educational Objectives for the PTSD program are:
1) Describe the symptoms of PTSD and TBI.
2) Describe the treatment modalities of PTSD and TBI.
3) Describe military culture & how to overcome unique barriers to treatment intrinsic to military culture

Suicide
Thursday, April 20, 2 p.m.
Faculty Presenter: Frank Dowling, MD
The educational Objectives for the Suicide program are:
1) Address the causes and warning signs of suicide and suicidal behavior among veterans.
2) Explore the best evidence-based diagnostic and treatment options available including psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy.
3) Identify barriers in military culture to identification and treatment and how to overcome them.

Veterans Matters is a CME series made possible through a grant from the New York State Office of Mental Health.

The Medical Society of the State of New York is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates each live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA/PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  (ELPERIN, CLANCY)

CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge Running Event May 18th – Please Join Us!
MSSNY will be a premium sponsor of the 2017 CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge, a 3.5-mile race for runners and walkers, taking place in Albany on May 18, 2017.  MSSNY’s sponsorship of the event is part of an ongoing effort to have a visible presence at health-related public events.  The CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge, which caps participation at 10,000 registrants, is known for reaching capacity each year.  Many Capital District health-related organizations participate annually.  As a premium sponsor, MSSNY’s logo will be featured on the official race t-shirt, and MSSNY will be recognized during the race announcements.  In addition, MSSNY will have an exhibit table on Empire State Plaza.

The race begins at 6:25 PM, at Empire State Plaza, and features a scenic route that traverses Albany’s Washington Park.  The popular event always attracts great crowd support and on-course entertainment.  Sawyer Fredericks, winner of the eighth season of The Voice, will be singing the National Anthem.

Instructions and registration link are available HERE MSSNY members and alliance members are highly encouraged to participate, either as a runner or a walker.  Please choose “Medical Society of the State of New York” from the team drop-down list.  Registration is $24, and a portion of the registration fees go to this year’s “Charities of Choice,” Boys and Girls Club of Albany and Vanderheyden.   Registration deadline is May 1, 2017. A flyer may be accessed HERE.  For more information, please contact Miriam Hardin (mhardin@mssny.org).  (HARDIN)

MACRA Physician Educational Webinar on April 20
The American Medical Association is hosting an educational program for physicians to receive an update regarding the implementation of the new Medicare Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) on Thursday, April 20 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  To register for the webinar, click here(AUSTER)

For more information relating to any of the above articles, please contact the appropriate contributing staff member at the following email addresses:

pschuh@mssny.org mauster@mssny.org pclancy@mssny.org jbelmont@mssny.org

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Saratoga County Is Number One for Overall Health of Residents in NY
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation collaborated with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute to publish the information online at www.countyhealthrankings.org The rankings are designed to help counties gauge the overall health of residents. Saratoga County tops the 2017 rankings for New York. Rockland County just north of New York City is No. 2; No. 3. Is Nassau County on Long Island; and Westchester rounds out the Top 5.

Ranking No. 62 and last is the Bronx.

The rankings are based on such factors as high school graduation rates, access to healthy foods and rates of obesity.


MLMIC’s Risk Management Conference for Physicians on April 20 at HOD
In partnership with MSSNY and the 2017 MSSNY House of Delegates, Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC) will be hosting its first House of Delegates Risk Management Conference on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY.  Attendance at this complimentary educational event will enable physicians to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

In this program, a renowned attorney from Fager Amsler Keller & Schoppmann, LLP, specializing in healthcare law will address recent legislative, regulatory and malpractice case law developments that impact the provision of healthcare.

The program will also feature risk management advice on electronic health records (EHRs) and their associated liability risks.  A highly regarded malpractice defense attorney and a physician expert and MLMIC Risk Management Consultant will discuss a number of topics, including the legal pitfalls of EHRs and the proper use of EHR features such as templates, the copy and paste function, and auto-population.  Recommendations will be provided to help improve medical and legal documentation and reduce potential liability exposures.

All NYS physicians are welcome to attend.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register Today at: https://www.mlmic.com/rm-conference-registration/


Support Your Young Colleagues at MSSNY’s 12th Annual Poster Symposium
Seventy enthusiastic young residents and medical students will present their posters at MSSNY’s 12th Poster Symposium on April 21, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the House of Delegates. If you are at the HOD, please take a few minutes to come to the Garden Terrace to see their work. Your interest will mean a lot, and there will be plenty of knowledge to share.


Survey Says: You Have to See Pharma Ads Three Times to “Ensure Recall!”
SSCG Media Group –a leading pharma-focused strategic media planning and agency network – revealed findings from its MAP MD survey of physicians regarding their preferences on advertising and other content they access each professional day.

A key finding, the Rule of Three, is that physicians require three views of a given pharma ad to ensure recall. Specifically, nearly half (47%) of physicians reported that after seeing a pharma ad an average of three times, they feel aware of the information. Further, after the third view of the same ad regardless of where it is see, 37 percent would read some of the ad and 13 percent would read the full ad. It is important to keep in mind that it may take numerous exposures of an ad before a physician actually “views” the ad, validating the need for purchasing multiple impressions based on your brand’s digital media objectives.

The results further revealed numerous insights with respect to physician preferences regarding digital advertising and other content:

  • Messaging – When it comes to physicians’ expectations of pharma advertising message content, nearly 60 percent reported they are most likely to engage with an ad that discusses efficacy. Ads that discuss products with a new indication or are new to market are favored by 54 percent of physicians, while over 40 percent expressed high interest in ads focusing on new study data and dosing and titration.
  • Call to Action (Digital) – Eighty-five percent of physicians reported clicking on ads to see more information about a given product. “Learn More” is the most likely call to action (39%) that would result in a click, followed by “Find out More” (33%). “Click Here” was the least popular call to action with just under 15 percent.

SSCG Media Group surveyed approximately 2,100 physicians across 15 specialties.


Letter to Ed: MSSNY Should Assess Members’ Attitudes Re Medical Aid in Dying and Their Preferred Policy Position Would Help Inform MSSNY’s AMA Delegation

In June of 2016, the AMA House of Delegates approved a resolution submitted by the Oregon Medical Association to “study medical aid in dying as an end-of-life option” and report back with a “recommendation regarding the AMA taking a neutral stance on physician ‘aid in dying’.” Since that time, the AMA’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) has been reviewing data and gathering input.

Every section, specialty and state society component of the AMA has the opportunity and responsibility to represent its members on this important public policy debate. Six states and the District of Columbia currently authorize medical aid in dying. Similar bills have been introduced in 22 states, including New York.

Lawmakers look to physicians for guidance when considering legislation that affects the practice of medicine. Historically, MSSNY has upheld the AMA’s opposition to “assisted suicide.” But, over the past two decades the rapid growth in legalizing medical aid in dying has led physicians to rethink former assumptions. To date, after reviewing the accrued experiential data and surveying their members, four state medical societies have withdrawn opposition to medical aid in dying in favor of neutrality: the Oregon Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the Colorado Medical Society, and the Maryland State Medical Society.

A 2016 Medscape Ethics Report found support for “physician-assisted dying” among doctors at 57% (up from 46% in 2010) and declining opposition (29% down from 41% in 2010). These rates are confirmed by independent surveys from state societies in Colorado and Maryland that found support among physicians at 56% and 58% respectively. In New York State, a 2015 survey showed 71 % endorsement for physician aid in dying among the public.

At the AMA Interim meeting last November, the CEJA held an open forum and the AMA presented an educational forum on medical aid in dying where members of the Council listened to a wide range of opinions on the matter. Another forum is expected at the Annual Meeting in Chicago this year. How will MSSNY delegates to the AMA represent us?

I propose that MSSNY survey our members concurrently with the AMA’s policy re-evaluation process in order to provide input as the AMA undertakes its review. As the second-largest component of the AMA, it seems inappropriate for MSSNY not to have documentation of its members’ evolving sentiments. A survey that assesses members’ attitudes toward medical aid in dying and their preferred policy position (in favor, opposed, or neutral) would help inform MSSNY’s AMA delegation and  demonstrate the healthcare leadership MSSNY assumes in representation. MSSNY should not rely on the nine-member Council nor the views of colleagues from other states to make policy changes affecting the practice of medicine solely in our state.

Robert Milch, FACS
Life Member
Medical Society of the County of Erie


 Consumer Assessment CAHPS for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Survey Vendor Application Submission Period Opens
CMS is now accepting CAHPS for MIPS survey vendor applications through April 30, 2017. In the Quality Payment Program, the CAHPS for MIPS survey is an optional quality measure that groups participating in MIPS can elect to administer. It would count, in the quality performance category, as a patient experience measure. Additionally, a MIPS eligible clinician may also be awarded points under the improvement activities performance category for administering the survey.

The CAHPS for MIPS survey may only be administered by CMS-approved survey vendors. If you are interested in becoming a CMS-approved CAHPS for MIPS survey vendor, you need to review the minimum business requirements and confirm that your organization meets these requirements, then submit a completed application for consideration. Applications will be processed as they are received and a list of conditionally approved CAHPS for MIPS survey vendors will be publicly available. Conditionally approved vendors (vendors’ and subcontractors’ key staff) must participate in a webinar-based training and pass an assessment at the end of the training session to become CMS-approved CAHPS for MIPS survey vendors.

For more information on the application process and to access the necessary documents, please visit the CAHPS for MIPS survey page on cms.gov. More information on the Quality Payment Program can also be found at qpp.cms.gov.


Open Door Forum:ABN, Form CMS-R-131 Renewal
The Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-coverage (ABN), Form CMS-R-131, and form instructions have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal. While there are no changes to the form itself, providers should take note of the newly incorporated expiration date. The effective date for use of this ABN form is 60 days from this announcement.  More information on the ABN and the ABN form instructions can be found at: FFS ABN – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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Luxurious Medical Office Space to Share in Manhattan
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Prime NYC Space for Rent
Prime Midtown Manhattan space two blocks away from Grand Central Station
next to Park Ave. 3100 RSF with nine windows in a professional building filled with MDs and DDSs. $59/RSF please inquire at wnyllc@aol.com



Elegant Plastic Surgery Office (Upper East Side Manhattan)
Very large and classy office to share. Located in the ground floor of a 25′ x 100′ carriage house opposite the 66th Street Armory with large consult room, 2+ treatment/exam rooms, large waiting room, business office, storage. See video of office — you won’t believe it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uli8Cck_eRA   $5000/month incl utilities. no brokers. Call Doctor Fischman at (212) 472–3300.Jeffrey R. Fischman, M.D.  110 E 66th Street.

Physician Opportunities

Internist Needed Mon.-Fri. for Psychiatric Inpt in Queens
Internist needed for Full time general medical care of psychiatric inpatients.  Creedmoor Psychiatric Center is in Queens, and convenient to NYC, Nassau/Suffolk and near major transportation.  We are a small well organized Medical Department looking for another member.  Our physicians enjoy their work- life balance. Please contact: alan.diner@omh.ny.gov or call 718-264-4046

Paging Primary Care MDs Who Love Technology
98point6 is a Seattle startup who wants your input. We’re seeking practicing physicians to join our council and help shape the next generation of primary care. If the fusion of health care and technology inspires you, please apply here.


Ophthalmologist Part Time
Ophthalmologist needed to work at multiple nursing homes in all 5 boros except Staten Island. Part time or full-time position available.  Generous salary and incentives.Ttech provided. Opportunity to perform surgery, but not required. Please email cv to privacyssw@gmail.com


Multiple Physician Positions with DOHMH Office of School Health
Office of School Health is the largest program of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). This bureau is responsible for managing the health issues and promoting the well-being of the over 1.3 million children and adolescents enrolled in New York City’s 1700 school buildings.

Positions with the Office of School Health (OSH) combine clinical skills and public health training. OSH focuses on child health, asthma prevention, obesity and nutrition, vision screening, dental care, mental health, reproductive health, and childhood disability. We collaborate with various city and community based agencies to provide social and academic services to address the needs of all New York City school children, especially those facing the most significant social, economic, and health challenges.

The Office of School Health is currently undergoing expansion. There is an immediate need for physicians with an expertise in pediatric, adolescent, or family medicine, with the capacity to utilize primary care skills set through a public health lens. OSH is also  interested in public health and preventive medicine graduates with programmatic, analytic, and social medicine skills.

The NYC DOHMH is reaching out to identify candidates for this recruitment. We are enlisting your help to nominate medical professionals who are committed to contributing their talents to improve health and academic outcomes in our schools. Please consider applying for these positions or passing these opportunities on to talented physicians among your own personal networks.

Attached are the American Academy of Pediatrics position statements on the role of the School Physician as well as the job description and recruitment flyers:

  • Adolescent School Health Physician, Family and Child Health/SH Reproductive/City Medical Specialist, Level: 01/Part-time/Flexible Work Schedule (20-35 hrs/week) To learn more about this position & apply, please submit your resume & cover letter to:https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/ In the Job ID search bar enter: Job ID: 277208
  • Field Doctor, Bureau of School Health/SH Medical (pre-K-8 Programs or High School) City Medical Specialist, Level: 01/Part-time/Flexible Work Schedule (20-35 hrs/week) To learn more about this position & apply, please submit your resume & cover letter to:https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/ In the Job ID search bar enter: Job ID: 265869
  • Supervising Medical Doctor,Bureau of School Health/SH Reproductive Health, City Medical Specialist, Level: 02/Part-time (35 hrs/week) To learn more about this position & apply, please submit your resume & cover letter to: https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/ Job ID:  277026

Please list in your cover letter how you heard about this position (including name of the professional association, website, or individual who referred you). If you have questions, please contact Caroline Volel, MD, MPH at OSH@health.nyc.gov.



A Private Multidisciplinary Medical Group is seeking an Internal Medicine/Family Medicine Physician in Manhattan
A well-established Manhattan based private multidisciplinary medical group is seeking to hire an Internal Medicine/Family Medicine Physician. This is a great opportunity to start your own practice in a modern office in midtown Manhattan. Attractive base salary plus comprehensive benefits package offered (Malpractice, 3 weeks paid vacation, 1 week CME, CME allowance, paid health insurance, etc).If you are a solo practitioner in private practice looking to join a private group practice, we will work with you to make the transition seamless. Please email your CV to tsrgexpress@gmail.com. No recruiters please.

A Private Multidisciplinary Medical Group is seeking a Podiatrist in Manhattan
A well-established Manhattan based private multidisciplinary medical group is seeking to hire a Podiatrist. This is a great opportunity to start your own practice in a modern office in midtown Manhattan. Attractive base salary plus comprehensive benefits package offered (Malpractice, 3 weeks paid vacation, 1 week CME, CME allowance, paid health insurance, etc).If you are a solo practitioner in private practice looking to join a private group practice, we will work with you to make the transition seamless. Please email your CV to tsrgexpress@gmail.com. No recruiters please.

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