Medical Staff Voice – March 18, 2019

JW Moore Tuesday CME Conference – Polycystic Ovarian Disease “PCOS”

Daniel Rychlik, M.D., will present a lecture on “PCOS”.  He will discuss how to 1) Formulate practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of PCOS.
The conference will take place on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at noon, in Nichols Auditorium. Lunch will be provided and Category 1 & 1-A CME will be available.
If you would like to view this lecture online, please contact the CME Coordinator, Christeva Vazquez at or 805-948-5638 to be added to the webinar list.

Doctors’ Day Celebration CMHS 2019

Come to the celebration to enjoy a great catered luncheon and the camaraderie of your colleagues and friends.


Doctors Take the MOC® Stick: Legal Avalanche Unfolds

In light of the ABMS boards ignoring working physicians’ demands to end MOC®, or even allow a meaningful alternative to MOC®, physicians across specialty boards have felt empowered to initiate litigation against time-limited certification. Rather than thinking of this as doctors suing other doctors, it is more accurate to say that this is doctors taking a collective stand against insulated, self-elected, answer-to-no-one bureaucratic bodies; organizations that hide behind humanistic slogans while churning billions of hidden dollars for themselves.

The recent litigation timeline:

– Westby G. Fisher, MD, (link to the full article)

Dr. Michael Trauner and MOH’s surgery at the Centers for Family Health

Dr. Michael Trauner is joining our long-standing Dermatologist, Dr. Joel Siegel. Dr. Trauner in addition to practicing dermatology specializes in Mohs Surgery.

Michael Trauner, M.D., is a fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon. He earned his medical degree from Duke University. Dr. Trauner completed his residency in dermatology at the University of California at Davis Medical Center and a fellowship in dermatologic surgery at the New England Medical Center in Boston.

His main location will be at Premier Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Center, 3655 West 5th St., Oxnard 805/948-6920

About Mohs Surgery

Developed by Dr. Frederick Mohs in the late 1930s, Mohs surgery has been widely embraced by surgeons as the most advanced, precise and effective technique for treating a wide variety of skin cancers.

Unlike traditional surgery, which involves removing visible cancer as well as the surrounding healthy tissue, Mohs surgery ensures that all traces of cancer are removed without causing unnecessary harm to healthy skin.

Security Rx Fix Signed by Governor

After intense lobbying from the California Medical Association (CMA), Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Monday that will end the confusion caused by the flawed implementation of the state’s new prescription pad law. AB 149 will delay implementation of the new law until January 1, 2021, ensuring that patients will continue to have access to the medicine they need while the state creates a system to better track prescriptions across the state. Physicians will be required to order a new set of prescription pads by that date, and the Department of Justice (DOJ) will determine the specs of those new pads sometime next year.

CMHS  Pharmacy Drug Shortage Update

We’ve just been notified of another sodium bicarbonate shortage. Both the abbojects and vials are unavailable from our distributor until mid-June. We have a very limited stock of 50 meq/50mL abbojects remaining in a few pyxis machines and in crash carts. We have stock of about 150 50 meq/50mL vials but don’t expect this to last until June.

We will be reinstituting the management strategies we used during the last bicarb shortage in 2017 to preserve our remaining stock for crash carts, severe metabolic acidosis, and TCA/salicylate overdoses. Call CMHS Pharmacy for management protocols as needed.

Thank you,
Kaitlyn Moorehead, PharmD

CMH Weekly Medical Staff Calendar – March 18 – 22

12:00 pm Cancer Cmte – BR12:00 pm JWM Education Conf – NA

12:00 pm Finance Cmte – BR

4:30 pm Anesthesia Cmte - BR
7:45 am- Pediatrics Cmte/Neonatal Cmte-NA (back)

12:00 pm General CA Conf – BR
12:00 pm Radiation Safety/Radiology Division – NA (front)11:00 am – 1:30 pm Doctors’ Day Luncheon - NA

OVCH Weekly Medical Staff Calendar – March 18 – 22

@ CMH or Online.
PI Patient Safety Committee

Final Thoughts

 “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” 
– Dalai Lama

Keep the faith,

Stan Frochtzwajg, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Community Memorial Health System – Medical Staff Voice Blog link

Tracey Shoop – Physician Liaison – & (805) 490-3860
Megan O’Neill – Business Development Manager – & (805) 207-8216
Scott Goodfriend, M.D. – Physician Advisor – & (805) 701-3514
Medical Staff Office – (805) 948-5662

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