Take the Call

September 13, 2017

"Take the Call"How do you respond when calling another physician to discuss a patient and the office staff asks, “Do you want me to interrupt him/her?” 

How do you feel when someone does request to have you interrupted and when you get to the phone the caller’s office staff says, “Oh, let me get him,” while you now wait for the caller to begin the call?

Each of these situations makes me frustrated and contributes to my sense of depersonalization in medicine. Communication is key to professional behavior.

Women in Medicine Month: Dr. Colene Arnold

September 6, 2017

In honor of Women in Medicine Month, NHMS asked members to contribute stories of women physicians in the state. This week we feature Dr. Colene Arnold, with a special thank you to her business partner Leslie Parker, MPT, for sharing Dr. Arnold's story!

ACPM Announces Call for Diabetes Prevention Proposals

September 6, 2017

Supporting New Models for Screening, Testing, and Referral to CDC-recognized Lifestyle Change Programs

2017 New Hampshire Physician Opinion Survey

August 18, 2017
2017 New Hampshire Physician Opinion Survey
Identifying the Leading Concerns of Granite State Physicians

Does your NH medical license expire 6-30-18?

August 30, 2017 (updated October 10, 2017)

To: All physicians with licenses expiring June 30, 2018 

Re: CME Reporting 

It is almost time to report your 2016-2017 Continuing Medical Education. 

As a condition of relicensure, ALL physicians must report biennially the type and amount of Continuing Medical Education credits obtained within the two calendar-year cycle.  

NH Medical Society One of Over 70 Groups Calling for MOC Reform

August 29, 2017 

The New Hampshire Medical Society (NHMS) is one of more than 70 state and national specialty physician organizations that signed a letter sent to the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to express physicians’ concerns surrounding maintenance of certification (MOC) process. 

The letter questions the usefulness of the high-stakes MOC exam, the exorbitant costs of the MOC process, and the lack of transparent communication from the certifying boards have led to damaging the MOC brand and value of recertification. 

Missed Opportunities

ice creamAugust 30, 2017

The worst day of the summer arrived last Friday night. The Dover Delite ice cream stand closed for the season. Every day I ride my bike past the stand and think “I should stop soon to treat myself.” I always say - “tomorrow I'll think about it”, “ice cream makes my stomach hurt”, and “it's not necessary” to talk myself out of it. But seeing the place actually closed, made me want it more. I missed my opportunity. 

Survey on Physician Leadership

August 16, 2017

In early August and early this morning, you should have received an email with yet another survey on physician leadership. It came from us here at NHMS. We are designing our Physician Leadership Program and need your input to help build a New Hampshire specific curriculum and system.

Even if you do not have aspirations to be an administrator, being a physician is a natural leadership role that has minimal formal training in medical school and residency for most physicians. But many people look to you to help solve problems that may be related to your practice, issues at the hospital, or for the community. It would be good to have some exposure and education on leadership skills like managing a difficult conversation, understanding a balance sheet, and changing management, right?

Feel Like You are Muddling Through MACRA?

Attend QPP Open Call Sessions with the New England QIN-QIO 

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Recycled Pressboard Folders Available

August 23, 2017

NHMS is cleaning out its files and will soon have a large number of ACCO recycled pressboard folders available. If you or someone you know would be interested in giving them a new home please let us know.