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AAFP Sponsored SAM Workshops

Childhood Illness SAM Working Group
Friday, December 4, 2015 | Phoenix, AZ (Save when you register by November 4)

Review congenital, chronic, and infectious illness and simplify the ABFM’s MC-FP Part II requirement. Held at the Arizona Grand Resort, Phoenix, AZ..

Preventive Care SAM Working Group
Saturday, December 5, 2015 | Phoenix, AZ (Save when you register by November 4.)

Simplify the ABFM’s MC-FP Part II requirement with a one-day SAM Working Group on preventive care. Held at the Arizona Grand Resort, Phoenix, AZ.

For more information or to register to attend either of these workshops visit www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/child-illness-sam.html

Maricopa County Provider Relations Update

Vaccinemakers Have Fingers Crossed for this Flu Season

“Last year, flu vaccines from various manufacturers had an effectiveness rate of just 23%, while in other recent years, the vaccine has had an efficacy rate of 47% to 60%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” Read more about why vaccine manufacturers think this flu season will be better: Read More

Flu Vaccine is Here, and it’s Better Than Last Year’s

Last flu season was a rough one, mainly because the influenza A (H3) strain in the vaccine did not match the circulating A (H3) strain that was making most people sick. This season, CDC believes the strains in the vaccine will be a good match against the currently circulating strains and provide better protection. Read More

Are you ready for your prescribing report card?

Arizona law requires all medical practitioners, including MDs and DOs, who are licensed under Title 32 and who possess a DEA registration to also possess a current Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program (CSPMP) registration issued by the Board. Earlier this year, we reported in AzMedicine on the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Report Cards being expanded by the Arizona CSPMP. The PDMP Report Card offers all prescribers the opportunity to review your prescribing patterns in relation to the average data of other prescribers in your specialty type. The State Board of Pharmacy operates the CSPMP and as part of their work to meet new legislative requirements, they will be distributing the Prescriber Report Card to all registered prescribers later this year. They need your help now to update to email addresses for all registrants. Please register or log-in to verify that your email address is on file with CSPMP at https://www.azrxregistration.com/Login.aspx.

Physician Recruitment

Seeking board-certified family physician to join busy practice in Chandler, Arizona. First-year competitive salary with possible bonus and opportunity for partnership. Immediate patient base in place. Shared 1 in 6 call, no inpatient, and good nearby hospital/hospitalist/specialist support. Great opportunity to join a well-respected practiced in the same area for 25 years. Contact Karen Heckaman at 480-899-200 extension 126 for further information.

MD24 House Call now Hiring Hospitalists

MD24 House call is committed to excellence and to improve quality outcomes, reduce avoidable readmissions and enhance the patient experience. The Hospitalist position will manage the care of our patients being discharged from the hospital.

Essential Job Functions:
Responsible for executing the post discharge plan of care.
Responsible for ensuring safe discharge to Skilled Nursing Facilities, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Group Home or private homes.
Provide a true continuum of care to our patients alongside facility partners and MD24 House Call Clinicians.
Competitive compensation, eligible for quality and productivity bonuses.
Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Short- and Long-Term Disability, 401K, Malpractice Insurance and Tail Coverage, Vacation, Sick Leave and CME allowance, Mileage reimbursement, Administrative and logistical support, and flexible scheduling.
Minimum Qualifications:
MD or DO
Completion of Residency with Board Certification/Eligible.
Ability to work read, write and communicate effectively in English.
Excellent communication (written and verbal), analytical and problem-solving skills.
Proficient on a Windows based computer system and smart phone.
Must have current AZ license, DEA and NPI.

Desired Experience:
Must have NP/PA Supervision
Experience working in a Hospital, Skilled Nursing Facility, Independent Living, Assisted Living, or Group Home.
Minimum of 2 years of experience working with Geriatric population – Strongly Preferred
MD24 Inc is an innovative physicians network at home who has been delivering high quality healthcare to elderly patients in assisted and independent living communities, group homes, and private homes for more than nine years. We currently serve patients in over 300+ communities across the Valley and are staffing for further expansion. MD24 Inc has 50+ full-time healthcare clinicians (board certified physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, podiatrists, psychiatry, psychologists, and wound-care specialists) who visit patients in their own senior living homes. We are also rapidly expanding the house-call network model with our patent-pending telemedicine via 4G smart phones and tablets. For more information about MD24 Inc Physicians Network, please visit our web site at www.md24housecall.com. For further information in regard to this position, please contact Debbie Uptain at duptain@md24housecall.com or contact her at 623-337-4565.

Banner Health / Department of Family and Community Medicine

Banner Health / Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona Tucson is is recruiting board certified/eligible M.D. or D.O. applicants for multiple full-time positions as a member of our growing clinical faculty. Multiple opportunities exist to practice family medicine in outpatient and inpatient settings, and to teach residents and medical students.
The College’s commitment to creating and supporting programs that enhance diversity of thought, background, ethnicity and perspective, and which attract a diverse faculty to serve diverse populations is evident in part through the following programs: the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, the Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence, the Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs, the Native American Research and Training Center, and the award winning Telemedicine program.
The department is seeking an individual who is able to work with diverse students, trainees and colleagues, and who has experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives.

As a UA College of Medicine faculty, benefits include UA tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members.
For more information, or to answer any questions, please contact John Martin, John.M.Martin@bannerhealth.com.
To apply, please submit your CV for consideration to doctocs@bannerhealth.com.