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  • 1.  impcalls

    Posted 12-07-2017 09:58
    HI I got a bunch of emails yesterday from people looking for the imp calls    These have stopped. One person said well how about a social or check in  kind of call once amonth
     Up to  you guys...

    Jean Antonucci

  • 2.  RE: impcalls

    Posted 12-08-2017 04:48
    That is so funny! How many calls have there been with just 2 or 3 people on! I do think the best calls though were the easiest, get on the phone, chat, ask each other questions, let it all happen organically.

    Kris Oaks
    Kristin L. Oaks D.O. Inc.
    Worthington OH

  • 3.  RE: impcalls

    Posted 12-09-2017 11:36
    HI Kris! Yes three people asked about the calls     I like your idea of an open hr on the  hone  Perhaps where anyone can call in and see if anyone else is there- without the  need for a moderator to baby sit it


         Jean Antonucci MD
         115 Mt Blue Circle
         Farmington ME 04938
    ph 207 778 3313   fax 207 778 3544


  • 4.  RE: impcalls

    Posted 12-10-2017 13:00
    I was one of the 3 who contacted Jean.  I could use one hour a month to talk to true colleges.

    Craig Ross, M.D.
    Family Medicine
    South Arbor Family Care
    Ann Arbor, MI
    M: 734-756-8446
    W: 734-707-7075

  • 5.  RE: impcalls

    Posted 12-11-2017 16:26
    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

  • 6.  RE: impcalls

    Posted 12-12-2017 06:07

    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! )

  • 7.  RE: impcalls

    Posted 12-12-2017 09:20
    "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

  • 8.  RE: impcalls

    Posted 12-13-2017 07:43
    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

  • 9.  RE: impcalls

    Posted 12-14-2017 04:52
    Awesome news! I look forward to the conversation.

    Tracy Baum
    Mountain Sage Family Clinic
    Dubois, WY

  • 10.  RE: impcalls

    Posted 12-14-2017 07:27
    OK.?? I need to block out the office hours again.?? 1st Wednesday of the month 12 noon EST?
    --  Kathy Saradarian, MD Solo since 2003 Always Private, Small Group since 1990 Practice Partner since 2003 Branchville, NJ

  • 11.  RE: impcalls

    Posted 12-13-2017 16:02
    Let's do it then... I'm all for talking to my really good pals at IMP, even if now I am leading a gargantuan practice. I really want there to be that lack of barriers to patients. Should we try to have a set time and a call in number?

    Kristin Oaks