Staying Independent...Together

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   RE: impcalls
 From: Melissa Weakland
 To: Member Forum
 Posted: 12-13-2017 10:43
 Message: Let the Calls Begin.

Thanks to a very cool group effort, member calls will resume.
Given we are a member driven all volunteer organization, a nice thanks to the following members for making this happen:
  • Lynn, Craig, Kris and Kathy for speaking up and sharing their interest;
  • Michael Safran for arranging our new phone call system now with video so we can truly bring back some of the good of the old days and "meet in the mailroom" together;
  • Jean for being the foundation of the calls and offering to continue volunteering her time to bring us guest speakers;
  • And big applause to Craig - for stepping up and volunteering to do the work necessary keep member calls rolling.  
Stay tuned for more details.

Thanks everyone.

I look forward to talking and meeting more members.
I hope you'll set aside the time to join us. It really is as simple as blocking out the time (advantage small independent!) and logging in.
It's important to have member participation as the calls are our chance to meet, share and be inspired.  Something I think we can all use these days.

Wishing everyone a happy holidays,
President Board of Directors, IMP

Melissa Weakland MD
Ballard Neighborhood Doctors
Seattle WA
IMP since 2007
Original Message:
Sent: 12-12-2017 12:20
From: Michael Safran
Subject: impcalls

"In the old days"  primary care docs would meet in the mail room or cafeteria or in the stairway in the hospital, so I too would like to have informal chats.

Would also like to see a mixture of both the informal with like minded colleagues as well as some more topic driven meetings such as
billing, MIPS /MACRA, ACOs,  guest speakers, etc.

Our new conference call software allows video, if you are so inclined, as well as audio.   (Of course you can turn off video if in PJs or have bad hair day.)

Michael S. MD

Original Message:
Sent: 12-12-2017 09:07
From: Lynn Ho
Subject: impcalls

I reached out to Jean too.

I like the calls but am feeling like it it hopeless to turn the coming anti-small practice tide . 

So I capitulate.

I would do calls if extant  :-)

If not, I will just keep treading water in my own small pool  until it too  is swallowed up ( boo! )

Original Message------

I reached out to Jean too.  If these calls are going to come back, I need to know sooner rather than later as I had my staff unblock my schedule for that hour now.

Kathy Saradarian, MD

Quality Family Practice

Branchville, NJ 07826

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