Monday Rx May17

Governor’s Budget | CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom's revised budget proposal: "On behalf of the nearly 50,000 physicians, residents and medical student members of the California Medical Association, we are encouraged by another state budget that prioritizes health care and expands health care coverage for California residents. As a part of the Governor’s May Revision, CMA commends the Governor for eliminating the threat of suspension of funding for the Proposition 56 supplemental payments."

Kids and Vaccines


The Los Angeles school district is launching an ambitious campaign to vaccinate 12- to 15-year-old students before the end of the current school year that will reach 250 campuses, Supt. Austin Beutner announced Monday. The goal is to reach eligible students before they leave campus for the summer, helping to pave the way for a fall semester in which as many children as possible will have maximum protection from COVID-19.

LACMA is participating in a community vaccination drive at Cathedral High School this Wednesday, May 19th. If you would like to volunteer contact me:

Patient Data


On April 5th, a federal rule went into effect that requires health care providers to give patients electronic access to their health information without delay upon request, at no cost. Many patients may now find their doctors’ clinical notes, test results and other medical data posted to their electronic portal as soon as they are available. Advocates herald the rule as a long-awaited opportunity for patients to control their data and health.

Palisades Fires

Our thoughts are with those impacted by the Palisades fire. About 1,000 people remained under mandatory evacuation and hundreds more were told to prepare to leave on Sunday afternoon as firefighters for a third day battled the fire, which by late afternoon had spread to 1,325 acres with zero containment. Helicopters continued to conduct water-dropping operations while firefighters worked on the ground in steep, difficult terrain. No injuries or damage to homes were reported.

If any members are impacted and need assistance, please contact me:

LACMA Launches Mayo’s Well Being Index

Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA) cares about your well-being. We have partnered with MedEd Solutions to offer the Physician Well-Being Index, a brief online self-assessment, which provides you immediate individualized feedback including tools and local and national resources to address your well-being.

The assessment is anonymous and confidential. Your personalized information will not be shared with Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA).

On Friday, May 21, 2021, you will be receiving an email in your inbox with information and instructions regarding the Physician Well-Being Index.

The email will come from LA County Medical Association (

The subject line will be “Invitation to use Physician Well-Being Index Tool”.

The Physician Well-Being Index tool is a 9-question survey based upon validated research conducted by the Mayo Clinic. The purpose is to provide an estimate of your current well-being level and provide useful resources.

If you do not receive your e-mail invitation or if you have questions, please contact Lisa Le at

Physician Job Opportunities | Recently, the DHS Office of Physician Recruitment (OPR) launched a NEW Physician Recruitment website! It is in their master plan to fuel great candidates to be a part of the DHS family, with ease.

Take a look at some of their new job opportunities:

  • Correctional Health, 5.5% monthly bonus - Primary Care + Urgent Care
  • Harbor MC - Pediatric Cardiologist, Infectious Disease
  • High Desert HC, 10% monthly bonus - Urgent Care, Primary Care + Pediatrics
  • Housing for Health, Mobile Street Team - Primary Care + Psychiatrist
  • LAC+USC = Primary Care Relief 30-40 hours per week
  • Olive View MC - Relief Pediatrician 20-40 hour, Emergency Med. 8 hours
  • Westlake HC - new clinic near DTLA - Primary Care

All jobs are not yet on If you can't find one of the jobs above, please email them at

View Opportunities

Best Practices to Manage CME Compliance and Future Trends of Telemedicine

Join us for an hour of impactful discussion on how to use innovation to better manage CME compliance for your providers, how telehealth impacts healthcare in general, and how to prepare providers to adapt to the future trend.

Your lunch is on us - 20 attendees will receive a GrubHub gift card as our thank you to you for joining us. RSVP today!

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST

Format: Zoom

Click here to register or email Lisa Le for more questions or registration assistance at

Webinar: Information Blocking: Special Considerations for Pediatrics

Join the California Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, California (CA-AAP) to learn about how the federal Information Blocking rule affects pediatric practices.

Please register at least one hour before the start time of the webinar. If you register after this time, you will not be able to join the webinar. If you are unable to attend this webinar, you will be able to access the recording at, after the live event has taken place.

* This webinar is FREE to all, including non-members. If you need assistance with registration, please email Victoria Travis at*

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PST

Format: Zoom

Register Here

District 17: Changing Physician Strategies in Post Pandemic Healthcare

Join us for a presentation with Dr. Jacque J. Sokolov to discuss the 'Changing Physician Strategies in Post Pandemic Healthcare'.

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021

Time: 7:00 p.m

Format: Zoom

For more information or to RSVP please contact Vitelio Aguilar at


"More important than the quest for certainty is the quest for clarity."

Gustavo Friederichsen

Chief Executive Officer

Los Angeles County Medical Association

“If it matters to our LACMA members, it matters to me.”

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