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OMA Winter 2015 Magazine

Volume 9, Number 1 Winter 2015 © 2015 by the Oregon Medical Association. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, any information storage or retrieval system, without permission from the publisher. www.theOMA.org Policy | Community | Practice MEDICINE in Oregon FROM THE PRESIDENT 4 Protecting an Important Public Health Resource FROM THE DESK OF JO BRYSON 6 Doing Things Differently Our Commitment to You for 2015 MEMBERSHIP MATTERS 7 Upcoming Events FEATURES 8 The Powerful Call of Rural Medicine 12 Bend Physician Rejects Partisan Politics for a More Practical Approach SPOTLIGHT ON 16 Passionate About Family Medicine in Madras! POLITICAL PERSUASION 17 OMPAC Endorsed Candidates Enjoy Election Success! LEGISLATIVE PREVIEW 18 The OMA has Your Back in Salem LEGAL BRIEFING 20 Medicine in Law Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program v. Drug Enforcement Administration ON MY MIND 21 Fostering a Healthy Oregon Scholars for a Healthy Oregon Equates Student Support with Future Oregon Workforce ADVOCACY IN FOCUS 22 New Tool Helps Pinpoint Underserved Patient Care Areas IN THE OFFICE 23 ICD-10 Delay A Time to Continue Planning and to Refresh Prior Knowledge 24 Northwest Leads Nation in OpenNotes Access INSURANCE INSIGHTS 26 Health Information Technology Toward Safer, More Efficient Use COMMUNITY NEWS 28 Oregon Physicians More Engaged in Vaccine Education MEDICAL HISTORY 30 When Doctoring Turned to White Man’s Medicine A Brief History of Health Care Among Oregon’s Native Americans GIVING BACK 34 Giving Back to the Tribe 35 Skyrocketing Education Costs Put PA Profession Out of Reach 36 Western Mountain States Past AMA Presidents Honor Fund OMA Editorial Staff Jo Bryson Ken Cole Carla McKelvey, MD Sarah Lamanuzzi, MD Mark Bonanno Joy Conklin Submissions We welcome and encourage our members to contribute to Medicine in Oregon. For more information, contact Ken Cole (503) 619-8125 [email protected] Advertising & Design by LLM Publications, Inc. PO Box 91099 Portland, OR 97291 (503) 445-2220 | (800) 647-1511 www.AssociationPublications.com President Linda Pope Graphic Design Stephanie Pendell Juliette Miratsky Advertising Sales Dan Hartzog Paul Vollmer Published quarterly by Oregon Medical Association 11740 SW 68th Pkwy, Ste 100 Portland, OR 97223 (503) 619-8000 fax (503) 619-0609 www.theOMA.org [email protected] 8 12 THE POWERFUL CALL OF RURAL MEDICINE REJECTING Partisan Politics


OMA Winter 2015 Magazine
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