NHMS Director of Advocacy Search

December 15, 2017

Founded in 1791, the New Hampshire Medical Society is dedicated and committed to the betterment of public health and physician leadership in the Granite State.

As a registered lobbyist, the Director of Advocacy is responsible for managing the Medical Society’s legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts, reporting directly to the Executive Vice President. Competitive salary and benefits.

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Call to Action to Prevent Emergence and Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

NH Division of Public Health Services Health AlertOn December 13, 2017, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding the first annual statewide antibiogram in New Hampshire.

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Insurance Department Releases Report on 2016 Health Insurance Costs

December 13, 2017,

Concord, NH: The New Hampshire Insurance Department today released its annual report on health insurance costs in the state. The report looks at 2016 data from insurance companies operating in the state.  

“The Insurance Department plays a key role in informing policymakers and the public about our markets,” said New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevigny. “Accurate, in-depth information is more important than ever, as the state grapples with rising costs and instability in the health insurance marketplace.”   

Immigration, the Holocaust and Xenophobia

December 13, 2017

Among the Reeds by Dr. Tammy BottnerI attended a talk this morning by Dr. Tammy Bottner about the struggle of her grandparents and family in surviving the Holocaust. Dr. Bottner, a pediatrician from Newburyport, discussed her grandparent’s horrific ordeal of escaping the Nazi regime in Belgium during World War II. 

Thanksgiving - a Favorite Holiday of Mine

November 28, 2017

Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday of mine, a time of thanks for health and happiness, for gratitude for what I have and compassion and caring for those folks who are less fortunate.  No gifts or cards, just good times with family and friends and lots of food, many favorites and so much to choose from.

It is a time for us to be grateful for all we have.  Yet, I’m always aware that many have so much less.  In the Seacoast this Thanksgiving season, the Portsmouth Herald has run many moving articles on the homeless in New Hampshire, stories of individuals who are struggling without the comforts of home and family, often in tents in the woods as homeless shelters are filled to capacity.  Estimates are that the number of individuals who are homeless has increased this year in NH.  High rents, low-paying jobs (if you have one), health problems and family problems make so many people vulnerable to the possibility of losing their home. 

Recap of 2017 NHMS Conference

November 14, 2017

As a continuation of my first blog post, I wanted to discuss the experience of attending our yearly annual scientific meetings.  Firstly, the settings we choose are always so beautiful.  This year we met at the Mill Falls at the Lake in Meredith.  What a spectacular setting.  In particular I recall walking to our early yoga experience “Stretch Yourself Techniques for Physicians” led by Michelle Mancherje, MD, at 7:00 AM this past Saturday with the sun rising over the water.  Forty members shared this incredible way to start our day of scientific presentations.

NEWS RELEASE

LEONARD KORN INAUGURATED AS NEW PRESIDENT

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, Leonard Korn, MD, was inaugurated as the 186th president of the New Hampshire Medical Society.

Dr. Korn is a psychiatrist in private practice in Portsmouth and has been on the medical staff of Portsmouth Regional Hospital since 1974.  For many years, Dr. Korn was a member of the hospital’s ethics committee, including five years as chair.

Since 2003, he has served on the executive council of the New Hampshire Psychiatric Society and served as its president from 2007-2011.

Dr. Korn graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and did his residency in psychiatry at Maine Medical Center in Portland and University of Wisconsin in Madison.  He is board certified in general psychiatry, and was board certified in forensic psychiatry from 1999-2009.

Focusing on the Year

November 8, 2017

This past Saturday, I had the honor to be inaugurated as president of your New Hampshire Medical Society.  What an awesome experience being with such a supportive crowd at our Annual Scientific Meeting in lovely Meredith, NH. As noted in my inaugural address, I hope I carry this august responsibility with grace, dignity and competence, as have so many before me.

The speech outlined my theme for the coming year as “the many points of intersection between mental health and medicine in general.” It is certainly an area of particular interest for me as a psychiatrist, but also for the Medical Society as well. Indeed, mental health issues were rated the number one issue in our 2017 survey of New Hampshire physicians.

Talk About It

            November 1, 2017

Thank you for an incredible year as your president.  As I look back on the successes and challenges of the year, I think the Medical Society is headed in the right direction with our advocacy, CME accreditation program, our relationships with other state stakeholders and with our progress toward development of a New Hampshire Physician Leadership program.

Talk About It

            November 1, 2017

Thank you for an incredible year as your president.  As I look back on the successes and challenges of the year, I think the Medical Society is headed in the right direction with our advocacy, CME accreditation program, our relationships with other state stakeholders and with our progress toward development of a New Hampshire Physician Leadership program.

I think our biggest challenge is finding an effective way to communicate our strengths with members and non-members.  We need to rely on word of mouth and direct invitation.  Do you know if the other doctors in your group are members?  If they aren't, why not?  Could you ask them to join?  Our strength is our members.

I met a doctor from our state recently at an out of state conference.  I asked him if he was a member and he wasn't.  He had been a member, but felt that because he is employed that he could cancel his membership as the hospital would advocate for him.

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