#PNN Doctor

New Partners Alert | Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) listed burnout as a medical condition, adding it to the International Classification of Diseases, or ICD-11, handbook that guides medical providers in diagnosing diseases. What was striking to me was that there was no mention of how burnout affects the medical community, specifically the physicians who provide care to patients facing this condition. CMA and LACMA are working together to address physician burnout, and this topic will be front and center at the first-ever symposium in early summer in Northern California, where a number of chief wellness officers from Los Angeles will be attending. Later, in August, CMA/LACMA will host a groundbreaking roundtable on the subject.

New Partners Alert

This week, LACMA will be launching a new partnership with Business Resources Group, whose mission is to promote equitable access to capital, growth opportunities and economic well-being for small businesses. BRG helps small medical practices get the incentives and rebates they are entitled to. With large companies routinely taking advantage of all the incentives and rebates, BRG will help educate our members about the different types of incentives that are available from the federal, state and local agencies. I will share more specifics relative to case studies and contact information next week.

We are also in discussions with LibertyID (identity theft experts), CARR Real Estate (only works with physicians), Avery Health Appraisals (practice appraisal) and Bank of America Practice Solutions. 

Head Over to the Marketplace

We are still making adjustments to the newly launched LACMA Marketplace located at https://lacmamarketplace.com/login.php. Remember to enter your PIN number to take advantage of great discounts including vaccines, supplies and much more. The PIN is LAMKPL0519.

I am also excited to share our partnership with the Los Angeles Pediatric Society (Dr. Patrick Whelan) and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Dr. Tony Kuo), who have joined LACMA’s President-elect Dr. Sion Roy and me in our fight against e-cigarette use amongst adolescents. The Clear Lungs, Clear Minds Campaign will involve various agencies, Los Angeles Unified School District and nonprofits across Los Angeles County as well as the LA Olympic Committee and Verizon to educate kids, parents, schools, policy makers and media about this public health epidemic. Stay tuned for more details.

Voting for 2019 LACMA Elections Is Still Open!

This year, there is one vacancy for the position of Secretary and three vacancies for Councilor-at-Large. Active members of LACMA should have received the voting instructions last week (please check your junk or spam folder), so feel free to visit the voting website to cast your ballot today.

For additional information about the election process or the candidates, please visit www.losangelesmedicine.org or contact Lisa Le at lisa@lacmanet.org or (213) 226-0304.

#PNN Gustavo Signature






Gustavo Friederichsen

Chief Executive Officer

Los Angeles County Medical Association

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


Los Angeles County Medical Association’s Annual Installation of Officers

LACMA Installation of Officers

You are Invited!

Join us in celebrating Dr. Sion Roy, a Harbor-UCLA Medical Center cardiologist, who will become LACMA’s youngest president in the organization
WHEN: June 21, 2019
TIME: 6:30pm Reception, 7:30pm Dinner and Program
WHERE: Riviera Country Club
1250 Capri Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.