News

Latest news information about the New Hampshire Medical Society.

Latest News President's Blog

Dr. Eric Loo Inaugurated as the 191th President of the New Hampshire Medical Society
Dr. Eric Loo Inaugurated as the 191th President of the New Hampshire Medical Society

Eric Y. Loo, MD was inaugurated as the 191th president of the New Hampshire Medical Society during its 2022 Annual Scientific Conference held at the Marriott Wentworth by the Sea Hotel in New Castle, NH succeeding Dr. Eric Kropp from Bow. Dr. Loo practices hematopathology and molecular genetic... Continue Reading

11/7/2022


Upgrades to the NHMS Website & Updated CME Reporting System
Upgrades to the NHMS Website & Updated CME Reporting System

On November 1, 2022, the New Hampshire Medical Society (NHMS) upgraded our website, online management system, and CME credential system. These upgrades will benefit both you and our staff team. Below is some information about the change and what you can expect. If you need immediate attention... Continue Reading

10/26/2022


Mobile Health Clinic to Roll Out to Increase Access to Quality Heathcare
Mobile Health Clinic to Roll Out to Increase Access to Quality Heathcare

NH Medical Society and North Country Health Consortium kick off Phase I with Launches at Partner Hospitals $1.1 Million Already Committed to Implementation of Mobile Clinic Continue Reading

09/16/2022


Patently Absurd Passive Aggressive Prior Authorization Approval
Patently Absurd Passive Aggressive Prior Authorization Approval

In my solo practice, I complete the medication prior authorizations, and frankly, sometimes the indignation gets the better of me and my contrarian tendencies emerge. Continue Reading

by Eric A Kropp MD
08/31/2022


NH Medical Society Denounces Insurers' COVID-19 Science
NH Medical Society Denounces Insurers' COVID-19 Science

The Medical Society offered an amicus brief for a NH Supreme Court case (Schleicher & Stebbins Hotels vs. Staff Surplus Lines Insurance) to better explain the science involved with COVID-19 infections during the pandemic and help level the science considered by courts in COVID-19 related... Continue Reading

by James Potter
06/28/2022


#LornaBreenLaw
#LornaBreenLaw

The second anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked retrospectives and tallies of all sorts – in number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and people with long COVID symptoms, as well as the excess mortality from all causes during the pandemic. One elusive number, however, is the number of... Continue Reading

03/23/2022


Analysis & Summary of Revised NH Board of Medicine Rules for Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain
Analysis & Summary of Revised NH Board of Medicine Rules for Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

The following is brief analysis, summary and tracked changes in a copy of the New Hampshire Board of Medicine (BOM) Med 502 rules relating to the prescribing of opioids for chronic pain resulting from HB 1639 and BOM revised rules #13248 approved by JLCAR, effective 8-6-21. Analysis Having... Continue Reading

03/18/2022


NHHS Health Alert – COVID-19 Pandemic, Update # 58 Paxlovid and Molnupiravir Distribution
NHHS Health Alert – COVID-19 Pandemic, Update # 58 Paxlovid and Molnupiravir Distribution

Key Points and Recommendations: Providers should continue to refer to the NIH and IDSA treatment guidelines for decisions regarding the multiple outpatient therapies available to treat patients with COVID-19. The two oral antiviral medications Paxlovid and molnupiravir are now being allocated... Continue Reading

03/14/2022


On Vaccine Hesitancy: Making A Deposit in the Emotional Bank Account
On Vaccine Hesitancy: Making A Deposit in the Emotional Bank Account

Despite working in solo family practice, I know I’m not alone in my efforts and frustrations with trying to vaccinate the unvaccinated against COVID. If one focuses on the picture painted by the news or social media, it is trench warfare with both sides dug in deeply. But the reality is more... Continue Reading

01/26/2022


Affecting Positive Change
Affecting Positive Change

The turning of the new year usually brings with it a mix of retrospection and hopeful resolution. 2021 was a year that more than a few people would rather wipe off the books. Just watching the Netflix mockumentary “Death to 2021” was causing me to have palpitations. If you are... Continue Reading

01/5/2022


Dr. Eric Kropp Inaugurated as 190th President of the New Hampshire Medical Society
Dr. Eric Kropp Inaugurated as 190th President of the New Hampshire Medical Society

Eric A. Kropp, MD, was inaugurated as the 190th president of the New Hampshire Medical Society during its 2021 Annual Scientific Conference held at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, succeeding anesthesiologist Dr. Kenton Allen. In 2016, Dr. Kropp started his solo practice, Active... Continue Reading

12/1/2021


Recall of LeadCare® Blood Lead Tests Due to Risk of Falsely Low Results, Update #1: Expanded Recall
Recall of LeadCare® Blood Lead Tests Due to Risk of Falsely Low Results, Update #1: Expanded Recall

On August 31, 2021, NH DHHS issued a health alert update on the recall of LeadCare blood lead tests.Key Points and Recommendations: Magellan Diagnostics, Inc. has expanded their product recall involving the LeadCare ® blood test kits. This expanded COOR-LO recall includes LeadCare® II... Continue Reading

08/31/2021