1 C i n c i n n a t i M e d i c i n e D i g e s t Published monthly for members of the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati Inside this issue Page 2 Cincinnati Combats Cancer March 23, 24 March 23 Physicians CME Program no charge, invitation only event March 24 For patients exhibits, screening, educational presentations New Member Benefit Health Trans Access free, discount prescription medication program, savings of 10 85% Page 3 New members approved Council approves 40 applications Page 4 Ireland Golf and Sightseeing Trip Academy sponsored trip for members and guests Page 5 Thanks to academy Foundation Donors Pre-order the 2012 Medical Directory of Greater Cincinnati now The 2012 edition of the Academy s Medical Directory of Greater Cincinnati (relied upon by physicians, hospitals, and others in the medical field as a referral reference) is now in production. Pre-orders are currently being accepted. First shipments are expected to be sent in late February. Active members receive one complimentary copy as a benefit of membership. Order additional copies for your staff members, a second office, or your home. Downloadable order forms are available at org or call the Academy, Volume 13 Issue 1 January/February 2012 First District Delegation seeks new members, submits resolutions for consideration at OSMA Annual Meeting The First District Delegation, which encompasses Hamilton and seven surrounding counties, is seeking members to serve as alternate delegates. Alternate delegates are expected to attend the Ohio State Medical Association Annual Meeting, which will be held March in Columbus, and must be members of both the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati and the OSMA. The First District Delegation has scheduled one more planning meeting on February 27 to continue preparations for the OSMA Annual Meeting. A major role of the Delegation is to present resolutions to the state organization on any issues or concerns that local physicians have. The First District is submitting eight resolutions for consideration. Their subjects and expected actions if adopted are: Limiting Malpractice Hedge Funds that OSMA help to establish and support legislation that would make medical malpractice hedge funds illegal in Ohio; Addressing Safety & Regulation in Medical Spas that OSMA advocate for state regulation to ensure that cosmetic medical procedures, whether performed in medical spas or in more traditional medical settings, have the same safeguards as medically necessary procedures, including those which require appropriate training, supervision, and oversight and that certain cosmetic medical procedures be considered the practice of medicine; continued on page 2 Spring training is just around the corner Save-the-date: June 10 Academy Group Outing to Great American Ballpark Reds vs. Tigers Join your Academy colleagues, their families, and guests for the Academy s annual outing to Great American Ball Park on Sunday, June 10, when the Cincinnati Reds take on the Detroit Tigers. The package will once again include a private buffet lunch in the Picnic Tent located in the Fan Zone river-view section (right field area), a field level box seat, two beers per person, and unlimited soft drinks and waters. So you ll be close to all of the action with the option of taking a break in the private Picnic Tent. This is one of our most popular events, so make plans now to attend. Ticket information will be available soon. The Academy is accepting a limited number of sponsors for this event. If your group or organization would like more information on becoming a sponsor, contact Donna Gilliam at , ext. 318 or Watch for more information about the event, including ticket information, in a future issue of Cincinnati Medicine Digest and at Visit the Academy of Medicine online at
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C L I N I C Associates US Department of Veterans Affairs First District Delegation continued from page 1 Timely Meetings with Health Insurance Providers that the OSMA, along with the Ohio Department of Insurance and the Ohio Department of Health, work to require health insurers to be available to meet with requesting physicians at least 90 days prior to signing new and/or renewal contracts; Pharmacy Scope of Practice that OSMA work with the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy to require that a disclosure be made to the prescribing physician and to the patient if a medication is changed from what was ordered by the physician and how it differs, if it is not bioequivalent; and also if the number of pills dispensed differs from the amount described; Charitable Care that OSMA advocate that Ohio health care providers, as small business owners, be allowed to define an alternative manner or method to receive due consideration for the difference between Medicare and Medicaid rates or between Medicare and the uninsured reimbursement that is never realized; Heath Care Barter System that a barter bank system be developed in which patients or their designees can bank services or products that can be used as payment of their medical debt and that OSMA recommend the creation of a barter bank as a non-profit organization; Personal Health Care Record that any proposed solution for health care includes a secure, tamper-resistant system to transfer patient data seamlessly between providers to minimize unnecessary testing and improve timely and quality care; Anthem Cuts Evaluation and Management Payments 50% that OSMA protest Anthem s proposal to cut reimbursements for evaluation and management payments when the -25 modifier is appended on the same day. If you might be interested in serving on the Delegation and attending the February 27 planning meeting, please contact Academy Assistant Executive Director Nancy Coomer at academyofmedicine.org or by phone at , ext Academy of Medicine Presidentelect Robyn Chatman, MD, serves as First District Councilor. New Academy member benefit for you and your family, staff, and patients Academy members can now take advantage of the HealthTrans Access discount prescription card that provides members with discounts of 10 85% on brand name and generic medications. The card is valid at most pharmacies. It can be a lifesaver for people with little or no insurance, and for those with existing coverage, it can be used for medications that their plan may not cover. Signing up is easy. Go to discount.rxdiscountprescriptioncards. com/?gid=hta211, provide the The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati has joined numerous sponsors in supporting Cincinnati Combats Cancer, a two-day program devoted to cancer education, wellness, and prevention. The event will be held at Xavier University s Cintas Center on Page 2 CM Digest January 2012 Cincinnati Combats CANCER Health Partners GREATER CINCINNATI United to Fight All Cancers It s all about Cancer Education, Wellness and Prevention. A Grand Health Fair with over 55 booths Free Giveaways & Promotional Items! No-cost Cancer Screenings (by appointment) includes Breast, Prostate, Skin (Melanoma Know More) and Bone Marrow Swab Testing (Be The Match) Renown Physician Lectures and Survivor Lectures (educational exhibits) da Vinci Surgical Robot Exhibit Survivor Party with "The Rusty Griswolds" Celebrity Guest Speakers Music, Clowns, Prizes and special appearance from the Roller Derby Girls Oncology on Canvas (art exhibit from Eli Lilly) Women s Physician s Panel, Warrior Luncheon and Fashion Show (by invitation) CME Medical Professional Program (by invitation) Free to the Public and Everyone is Welcome! Join the fight! Be there March 23rd & 24th, 2012 at the Cintas Center! Media Partners March 23 and 24. Friday, March 23rd events include a Women s Warrior Luncheon, 11:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m., with Fashion Show and expert female physician speakers on cancer and wellness. At 6:30 p.m., a physicians CME program featuring expert speakers on cancer and oncology care will begin. Friday s events will conclude with a cocktails and hors d oeuvres reception with live music from The Witch Doctors. Admission to Friday s events is by invitation only. Academy members should watch for their invitations to come in the next few weeks. Events on Saturday, March 24, are free and open to the public. From 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., the community is invited to a Health Fair featuring exhibits on wellness, prevention, and the latest cancer treatments; various health and cancer screenings; and presentations by local and national speakers. A Survivors Celebration Party will be held from 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. The requested information and print your card. Present the card with a valid prescription and your discounts will be applied. You can even search for which pharmacy nearest you offers the greatest discount on a particular medication. If you would like a sheet to distribute to your patients that explains the program, go to the Academy s website, or call Feel free to share this benefit with family members, friends, staff members, and patients. Join the fight Be there when Cincinnati Combats Cancer March 23 and 24 photo to be included in our video dedication. They will be featured at the event along with inspirational quotes and music. Inquire to A Special Thanks to All Our Supporters! Contact Donna Pike of Vantage Oncology at (513) for more information. Platinum Sponsors Gold Sponsors Bethesda North Good Samaritan Silver Sponsors Bronze Sponsors MAYFIELD O N C O L O G Y c are H E M A T O L O G Y Group Health The Christ Hospital Rusty Griswolds will perform. Save-the-date and plan to attend the professional segment of the program on March 23 and encourage your patients to attend on March 24. More details will be available soon. The Academy will keep you updated and share promotional materials as they become available. Information is available at www. cincinnaticombatscancer.org or by calling Donna Pike at Vantage Oncology,
3 Memberships approved by Academy Council The Academy Council approved the following memberships at its last meeting. Practicing physicians are listed with office information. Zip codes beginning with 452 are Cincinnati locations. Active Aurora J. Bennett, MD (CHP) UC College of Medicine, Associate Dean PO Box (513) Daniel M. Beyerbach, MD (CD) 2123 Auburn Avenue, # (513) Ty D. Brown, MD (NEUR) St. Elizabeth Physicians 351 Centre View Boulevard Crestview Hills, KY (859) Daniel G. Brunner, MD (EM) Mills, Sherman, Gilliam & Goodwin PSC 1 Medical Village Drive Edgewood, KY (859) Tanya E. Cahill (Klenotic), MD (NPM) Division of Neonatology 3333 Burnet Avenue, ML (513) JAMES E. THARP INSURANCE BROKERS Serving the Professional since 1981 Special discounted disability and long-term care insurance Independent Insurance Agent representing many insurance carriers Low cost term life insurance Get a personal quote online at tharpinsurance.com For more information, contact Jim Tharp at or Kevin G. Campbell, MD (URO) The Urology Group 4700 Smith Road, Suite L (513) Alvin H. Crawford, MD (PDOR) Orthopaedic Department Burnet Avenue, ML (513) Anna Marie Daddabbo, MD (FP) 3306 Ruther Avenue (513) Rank O. Dawson, Jr., MD (PLS) 2859 Boudinot Avenue, # (513) Kirk M. Doerger, MD (DR) Radiology Associates of Northern Kentucky 523 Centre View Boulevard Crestview Hills, KY (859) Ken G. Farber, DO (FP) 7589 Tylers Place Boulevard West Chester, OH (513) Douglas E. Feeney, MD (URO) 4700 Smith Road, Suite L (513) James M. Greenberg, MD (NPM) 3333 Burnet Avenue, ML (513) Penny Hahn, MD (GENP) 158 East Pike Street, PO Box 194 Morrow, OH (513) Richard J. Kagan, MD (BUR) Shriners Hospital for Children 3229 Burnet Avenue (513) David J. Kissel, MD (PHRS) Rehabilitation & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Inc., TriHealth F&H Pavilion 6200 Pfeiffer Road, # (513) Dale J. LaHue, MD (INT) Good Samaritan Medical Center 6949 Good Samaritan Drive (513) Kevin L. McChord, MD (PHL) Vein Clinics Of America 8044 Montgomery Road, # (513) Matthew M. Merz, MD (PHRS) Group Health Associates 55 Progress Place (513) Worried about your personal investment account? discover The Formula at Worried about your 401(k) investments? discover The 401(k) Formula at ne.com Page 3 CM Digest January 2012
4 New Members continued from page 3 Thomas I. Murtaugh, MD (CAR) 2450 Kipling Avenue, #G (513) Terri L. Overbeck-Zisko, MD (FP) 6331 Glenway Avenue (513) Arthur M. Pancioli, MD (EM) UC College of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine 231 Albert Sabin Way, ML (513) Carl L. Parrott Jr., MD (ACP) Ohio Gastroenterology & Liver Institute 2925 Vernon Place, # (513) Maria H. Peclet (Alonso), MD (PDS) 3333 Burnet Avenue, ML (513) Robert A. Pelberg, MD (CD) 231 N. Breiel Boulevard Middletown, OH (513) John R. Robinson, MD (CVTS) TriHealth/Good Samaritan Hospital VP Medical Affairs-GSH 375 Dixmyth Avenue, 2nd FLoor (513) Ernesto O. Rodriguez, MD (ANES) 4777 E. Galbraith Road (513) Geoffrey A. Rose, MD (INT) Queen City Physicians 6949 Good Samaritan Drive (513) Gregory W. Rouan, MD (INT) UC College of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine, ML Albert Sabin Way, MSB (513) Peter G. Ruehlman, MD (ONH) 8000 Five Mile Road, # (513) Simranjot Sahota, MD (INT) 4777 E Galbraith Road (513) Suzanne J. Sampang, MD (CHP) Department of Psychiatry,, ML Burnet Avenue (513) Michael Schmerler, MD (NEUR) Montgomery Road (513) Gregory W. Siewny, MD (OBG) Hilltop OB/GYN, Inc. 200 Medical Center Drive, #160 Franklin, OH (513) Duane A. Sigmund, MD (MEDO) 4725 E. Galbraith Road, # (513) Junichi Tamai, MD (PDOR) 3333 Burnet Avenue, ML (513) Gregory M. Tiao, MD (PDS) 3333 Burnet Avenue (513) Barry J. Wendt, MD (INT) 2900 Chancellor Drive Crestview Hills, KY (859) Jeffrey Allen Whitsett, MD (PED) 3333 Burnet Avenue, ML (513) Robert R. Whitten, Jr., MD (PHRS) 7810 Five Mile Road (513) Page 4 CM Digest January 2012 Members update your photos and One of the most visited sections of the Academy s website is the Find A Physician section that allows patients to search for an Academy member physician by name, specialty, and/or office location. This interactive tool is useful to both members and their patients. Please go to org to check your profile and make sure all information is current. If changes need to be made or you would like to add or update your photo, contact Sharon Buchtman at or call The photos used on the website are also used on your DocBookMD contact profile. The Academy continues to increase its communications with members. If you are not regularly receiving s from the Academy, contact Sharon with your current address.
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6 Academy Foundation thanks contributors For more than 50 years, the Academy Foundation has been devoted to serving the needs of Hamilton County residents by funding a variety of medically related programs. Recent grants were awarded to: St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy, Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati Project Access, MindPeace, UC/AMA Medical Students, Urban Health Project, Santa Maria Community Services, and Muscular Dystrophy Association. Without the support of generous contributors, the Foundation would be unable to assist in these worthwhile community efforts. The Foundation thanks the following for their recent gifts: Foundation Board Members Donald Buckley, MD, and Donna Gilliam; Dr. Angela Maynard Sewall and Mrs. Charles D. Maynard (in honor of the inauguration of Thomas Maynard, MD, as Academy president); Colin Zadikoff, MD; Timothy Freeman, MD; Marvin Rorick, MD; E. Vernon Smith, MD; K. William Kitzmiller, MD; Robyn Chatman, MD; Joseph Dagenbach, MD; Martin Fritzhand, MD; Regine Moulton, MD; Donald Nofziger, MD; Barry Webb, MD; and Molly Katz, MD. Any Academy member physician interested in serving on the Foundation Board should contact Foundation President Creighton Wright, MD, or Academy Executive Director Donna Gilliam at If you have questions about contributing to the Foundation, contact Academy Assistant Executive Director Nancy Coomer at or Visit the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati online at Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati 2300 Wall Street, Suite F Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati Medicine Digest Academy of Medicine Newsletter Officers President: Thomas Maynard, MD President-Elect: Robyn Chatman, MD Past President: Barry Webb, MD Secretary: James Sosnowski, MD Treasurer: Elizabeth Alexander, MD Editorial Staff Editor/Communications Director: Pam Fairbanks Academy Executive Staff Executive Director: Donna Gilliam Assistant Executive Director: Nancy Coomer Contact Cincinnati Medicine Digest via at or by phone at Cincinnati Medicine Digest (ISSN ) is published every other month by the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati Postmaster: Send address changes to Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, 2300 Wall Street, Suite F, Cincinnati, OH Periodicals Postage Paid at Cincinnati OH January 2012, Volume 13, Number 1 One-year subscription is $15 for members, $30 for non-members.
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