“Access”: Day Three of the 28th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access – April 12, 2017

This page follows:  “Access”: Day Two of the 28th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access – April 11, 2017

The schedule for April 12, 2017 (third day of the 28th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access) is as follows:

6:30 AM Breakout Groups (with Breakfast) conference registrants only)

Suzanne Allen, MD

8:15 AM Call to Order (Gary LeRoy, MD, Wright State University, Moderator) [Doctor LeRoy is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

8:20 AM The 24th Charles E. Odegaard Lecture

   Suzanne Allen, MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, Boise, Idaho

8:50 AM Questions and Comments – Lead Question: Charles Q. North, MD, MS [Doctor North is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

9:00 AM Northeast Ohio Medical University’s Strategies to Address Underserved Areas of Ohio: A Multitiered Approach to Increasing Primary Care Output, part 1

Janice M. Spalding, MD

  Janice Spalding, MD, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio 

  Gina Weisblat, Ph.D., Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio

Gina Weisblat, Ph.D.

For previous information on Northeast Ohio Medical University strategic initiatives, see: “Time Will Tell”: Doctors John Boltri, Janice Spalding Describe a Community-Targeted Six Year Medical School Experience

9:20 AM Audience Questions and Comments –  Lead Question, Donald Frey, MD [Doctor Frey is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

9:25 AM Northeast Ohio Medical University’s Strategies to Address Underserved Areas of Ohio: A Multitiered Approach to Increasing Primary Care Output, part 2

John Boltri, MD

  John Boltri, MD, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio [Doctor Boltri is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

  Erik Porfeli, Ph.D., Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio 

Erik Porfeli, Ph.D.

 9:50 AM Audience Questions and Comments – Lead Question: Daniel Webster, MD [Doctor Webster is a Fellow of the National Conferences]

10:00 AM Break

10:15 AM Thought Provocateur #1: Physician Burnout in an Era of “Health Care Reform”

    William A. Norcross, MD, University of California, San Diego [Doctor Norcross is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

10:30 Questions and Comments – Lead Question: Ana Bejinez-Eastman, MD [Doctor Bejinez-Eastman is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

10:35 Thought Provocateur #2 Issues in Primary Health Care Access

   Robert Ross, MD MScEd, St Charles Health System, Bend, Oregon [Doctor Ross is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

10:50 Questions and Comments – Lead Question, Allan Wilke, MD [Doctor Wilke is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

Marc10:55 AM Thought Provocateur #3 Issues in Primary Health Care Access

  Marc E. Babitz, MD [Doctor Babitz is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

11:10 AM Questions and Comments  Lead Question, William A. Norcross, MD [Doctor Norcross is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

11:15 AM Thought Provocateur #4 Issues in Primary Health Care Access

   Ana Bejinez-Eastman, MD, Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier, California [Doctor Bejinez-Eastman is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

 

11:30 AM Questions and Comments – Rick E. Flinders, MD [Doctor Flinders is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

11:35 AM Final Plenary of the 28th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access: Reactions and Discussion of the Morning’s Presentations

   Allan Wilke, MD, Western Michigan University [Doctor Wilke is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences

11:45 AM Summary of National Conference and Conference Themes

  Denise Crawford, Kalamazoo [Ms Crawford is a Fellow of the National Conferences]

12:00 PM Adjournment of 28th National Conference

“Access”: The 28th National Conference’s Breakout Groups – Wednesday April 12 2017

 

Mardi Gras Face Mask 

The breakout question April 12, 2017

Mark E. Clasen, MD, Ph.D., The Third Charles E. Odegaard Lecture, March, 1996

“In [a Houston, Texas] community health center, a very ill subset of diabetic patients were getting sicker. In this group hemoglobin A1C’s were climbing, and visual and extremity complications were worsening. The physician group asked our diabetic teaching nurse, Gloria O, to break out of her prescribed protocols, and render this group of patients intensive outpatient care. Listening to her counsel her patients in a new way, I heard her use language and imagery that I had never heard her use before.

“With some patients she was gentle, and methodical- teaching life style modification. With others she talked about which dress she would wear when she attended their funeral. Ms. O was culturally competent and effective. By all parameters, this group became healthier. Here was a nurse practitioner who was more powerful therapeutically than a team of physicians. I learned a lot about the power of multi-disciplinary teams, and about cultural competence in changing behavior.

“What are your thoughts about Dr Clasen’s observations?

WEDNESDAY APRIL 12, 2017

Group One, CRAWFORD (LEAD), BEJINEZ-EASTMAN (SCRIBE), Frey, Porfeli, Zryd

Group Two, MATHENY (LEAD), BOLTRI (SCRIBE), J.Flinders, Graves, Righter

Group Three, WEBSTER (LEAD), FISH (SCRIBE), Allen, Ross, Weisblat

Group Four, WILKE (LEAD), R.FLINDERS (SCRIBE), Chiang, Harrison, Russo

Group Five, NORTH (LEAD), GOMEZ (SCRIBE), Christman, LePage, Partlow

Group Six, BABITZ (LEAD), SHERIDAN (SCRIBE), Coleman, LeRoy, Spalding

Group Seven, BURNETT (LEAD), NORCROSS (SCRIBE), Kahn, Neiman-Hart, Soto, Susman

“Access”: Day Two of the 28th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access – April 11, 2017

This page follows: “Access”: Day One of the 28th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access – April 10, 2017

The schedule for April 11, 2017 (second day of the 28th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access) is as follows:

6:30 AM Breakout Groups (with Breakfast) conference registrants only

8:15 AM Call to Order (Ana Bejinez-Eastman, MD, Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier, California, Moderator) [Doctor Bejinez-Eastman is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

8:20 AM Issues in Primary Health Care Access: A Conversation

  Norman B. Kahn, Jr, Council of Medical Specialty Societies, Chicago [Doctor Kahn is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

  Jeffrey Susman, MD, Dean Emeritus, Northeast Ohio Medical College, Rootstown, Ohio

  Donald Frey, MD, Vice-Provost Emeritus, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska [Doctor Frey is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

8:40 AM Audience Questions and Comments – Lead Question: J. Scott Christman, MPDS [Mr Christman is a Fellow of the National Conferences]

8:45 AM A Celebration of a Generation That Conceptualized Comprehensive, Community-Centered Health Care: Memorializing Peter V. Lee, MD

Samuel C. Matheny, MD, MPH

  Samuel C. Matheny, MD, MPH, University of Kentucky, Lexington [Doctor Matheny is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

  John Geyman, MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, Emeritus [Doctor Geyman is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

9:10 Questions and Comments – Lead Question: William H. Burnett, Coastal Research Group [Mr Burnett is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

Ivan Gomez, MD

Theme Sessions: Improving Access Through Strategic Initiatives of Mission-Based Institutions and Academic Health Centers (Session Two)

9:20 AM The University of California San Francisco and California’s Statewide Area Health Education Center

  Ivan Gomez, MD, California Area Health Education Center, Fresno

9:40 AM Audience Questions and Comments – Lead Question: James Herman, MD, MSPH, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa [Doctor Herman is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

9:45 AM Break

10:00 AM Strategic Initiatives of County-Sponsored Health Care Systems: Examples from California’s Monterey and Sonoma Counties

Rick Flinders, MD

  Rick E. Flinders, MD, Sutter Santa Rosa [Doctor Flinders is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

  Steven Harrison, MD, Natividad Medical Center, Salinas, California   

10:20 AM Audience Questions and Comments – Lead Question, Marc E. Babitz, MD, Utah Department of Health [Doctor Babitz is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

10:25 AM A Celebration of the Early Generations of Family Medicine Residency Faculty: A Memorialization of Mark Clasen, MD, Ph.D.

  Gary L. LeRoy,, MD, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio [Doctor LeRoy is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences

Gary LeRoy, MD

  John Boltri, MD, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio [Doctor Boltri is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

  Teresa Zyrd, MD, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio

Teresa Zryd, MD

10:50 AM Questions and Comments: John Geyman, MD [Doctor Geyman is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

11:00 AM Strategic Initiatives in Louisiana for Creating and Diffusing Primary Health Care Resources, Part 2 (Northern Louisiana)

Jill Rush-Kolodzey, MD

   Jill Rush-Kolodzey, MD, Louisiana State University, Shreveport

11:15 Questions and Comments: Denise Crawford, Kalamazoo Family Health Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan [Ms Crawford is a Fellow of the National Conferences]

James Herman, MD, MSPH

11:20 AM The 27th G. Gayle Stephens Lecture

  James Herman, MD, MSPH, University of Oklahoma Tulsa

11:50 AM Questions and Comments – Lead Question: Norman B. Kahn, MD. [Doctor Kahn is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences.]

12:00 PM Adjournment of Second Day

The Coastal Research Group annual meeting will take place immediately upon adjournment of the second day.

For the subsequent day’s agenda, see: “Access”: Day Three of the 28th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access – April 12, 2017

“Access”: The 28th National Conference’s Breakout Groups – Tuesday April 11 2017

The Twenty-Eighth National Conference on Primary Health Care Access, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans (second day breakout groups):

The steamship Natchez on the Mississippi River, New Orleans

THE APRIL 11, 2017 SMALL GROUP QUESTION

An excerpt from Peter V. Lee, MD’s  “The Student, the Patient, and the University” 1965

“The motivation of most physicians must ultimately arise from an interest in the problems of their patients; the patient-oriented curriculum would utilize this motivation from the beginning.  …..And now..my hopes for the future: 

 “We shall examine the task of the doctor, to determine what he will really need to know and to do; we shall consider the whole span of medical education to be the province of the university; we shall explore the possibilities of a truly patient-oriented curriculum.  I hope we will not be bound by the past but will learn from it.  ….[T]here may be as many rational solutions as there are medical schools.  We must move forward, each institution utilizing its own strengths, expressing its own individuality, making its own contributions to the education of physicians fit for the challenges of the Twenty-first Century”

What are your thoughts about Dr Lee’s observation?

The Breakout Group Breakdown:

TUESDAY APRIL 11, 2017

 Group One, BABITZ (LEAD), CHIANG (SCRIBE), Boltri, Graves, Soto

Group Two, BURNETT (LEAD), PARTLOW (SCRIBE), Erickson, Porfeli, Russo, Sheridan

Group Three, CHRISTMAN (LEAD), COLEMAN (SCRIBE), Bejinez-Eastman, Fish, LePage, Righter

Group Four, CRAWFORD (LEAD), WILKE (SCRIBE), R.Flinders, LeRoy, Ross

 Group Five, J.GEYMAN (LEAD), FREY (SCRIBE), J.Flinders, Matheny, Rush-Kolodzey, Zryd

Group Six, HERMAN (LEAD), NORTH (SCRIBE), Allen, Gomez, Neiman-Hart, Susman

 Group Seven, KAHN (LEAD), WEBSTER (SCRIBE), E.Geyman, Harrison, Norcross, Spalding

“Access”: Day One of the 28th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access – April 10, 2017

 

The schedule for April 10, 2017 (first day of the 28th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access) is as follows:

6:30 AM Breakout Groups (with Breakfast)  (conference registrants only)

8:15 AM Welcome and Review of the Previous 27th National Conference

J. Scott Christman, MPDS, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Sacramento, California [Mr Christman is a  Fellow of the National Conferences]

8:25 AM Opening Statement of the First Plenary Session (Marc Babitz, MD, Utah Department of Health, Moderator) [Doctor Babitz is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

Recognition of William A. Norcross, MD, University of California, San Diego, as a new Senior Fellow of the National Conferences

Recognition of Denise Crawford, MBA, as a new Fellow of the National Conferences

Charles Q. North, MD

8:30 AM Theme Panel: “Access to What?: Issues in  Access to Primary Health Care”: A Discussion by Charles Q. North, MD, Jeremy Fish, MD and William H. Burnett, MA

Charles Q. North, MD, MS, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, [Doctor North is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

Jeremy Fish, MD, John Muir Health Systems, Walnut Creek, California

Jeremy Fish, MD

William H. Burnett, MA, Coastal Research Group, Granite Bay, California [Mr Burnett is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

William H. Burnett, MA

9:00 AM Questions and Comments – Lead Question: John M. Boltri, MD, Northeast Ohio College of Medicine, Rootstown [Doctor Boltri is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

9:10 AM “A Crisis In U. S. Health Care” 

John P. Geyman, MD, University of Washington Emeritus Faculty; Friday Harbor, Washington [Doctor Geyman is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

For further information on Dr Geyman’s presentation, see: 28th National Conference – John Geyman MD on Health Care Reform 2017: What are our Options Now?

9:25 AM Questions and Comments – Lead Question: Norman Kahn, MD, Council of Medical Specialty Societies, Chicago, Illinois [Doctor Kahn is a Senior Fellow fo the National Conferences]

9:35 AM The Physician Workforce: Ethical Issues

Donald Frey, MD, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska [Doctor Frey is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences].

For further information of Dr Frey’s presentations, see: 28th National Conference: Dr Donald Frey Presents “Physician Workforce—An Issue of Medical Ethics as well as National Priority”

9:50 AM Questions and Comments – Lead Question: Gary LeRoy, MD, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio [Doctor LeRoy is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences].

10:00 AM Break

10:15 AM Strategic Initiatives in Louisiana for Creating and Diffusing Primary Health Care Resources, Part 1 (New Orleans and Rural Southern Louisiana)

Mary T. Coleman, MD

Mary T. Coleman, MD, Louisiana State University, New Orleans

Emilio A. Russo, MD, Louisiana State University, New Orleans

Emilio A, Russo, MD

10:35 AM Questions and Comments – Lead Question: Samuel C. Matheny, MD, MPH, University of Kentucky, Lexington [Doctor Matheny is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

Daniel Webster, MD

10:40 AM Strategies to Improve the Physician Workforce in Rural Communities in Michigan

  Daniel M. Webster, MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Traverse City, Michigan

10:55 AM Questions and Comments: Rick Flinders, MD, Sutter Santa Rosa (California) [Doctor Flinders is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

11:00 AM The Physician Workforce: Diversity Issues

Jeffrey Susman, MD, Dean, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown

11:15 AM Questions and Comments: Allan Wilke, MD, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo [Doctor Wilke is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

11:20 AM The 23rd J. Jerry Rodos Lecture

Norman B. Kahn, MD, Council of Medical Specialty Societies, Chicago [Doctor Kahn is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

11:50 AM Questions and Comments – Lead Question: William A. Norcross, MD, University of California, San Diego  [Doctor Norcross is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

12:00 PM Adjournment of First Day

For the next day’s program, see: “Access”: Day Two of the 28th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access – April 11, 2017

“Access”: The 28th National Conference’s Breakout Groups – Monday April 10 2017

The first event of the 28th National Conference, which opens on Monday April 10, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans are seven breakout groups (with breakfast) with an assigned discussion topic.

French Quarter Crowds near the Cafe du Monde

THE APRIL 10, 2017 SMALL GROUP QUESTION

The following question was a breakout question for the 18th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access, held in April, 2007, three years before passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Imagine the opportunity for a new discussion of the core elements of PPACA. Would the concerns suggested by the April 2007 question still be relevant today?

“You have been appointed to a citizen’s advisory group that is reporting to Congress on plans to provide health coverage for all uninsured person in the United States.  You notice that most members of the advisory group are content to recommend spending whatever it takes to make the current system of care available to everyone.  

“You have become concerned about the advisory group making such a recommendation without concurrently recommending reform of the health care system and new attention to the geographic and specialty distribution of the workforce.  How do you articulate your concerns in ways that would help focus the public policy debate?”

The breakout group breakdown:

MONDAY APRIL 10, 2017 

6:30 AM

Group One, BEJINEZ-EASTMAN (LEAD); ALLEN (SCRIBE), North, Soto, Susman

Group Two, BOLTRI (LEAD); ERICKSON, (SCRIBE): Babitz, J.Geyman, Kahn

Group Three, R.FLINDERS (LEAD); E.GEYMAN (SCRIBE); Burnett, Fish, Gomez, Righter

Group Four, FREY (LEAD); J.FLINDERS (SCRIBE), Chiang , Harrison, North, Porfeli

Group Five, LEROY (LEAD); PARTLOW (SCRIBE), Christman, LePage, Rush-Kolodzey, Webster

Group Six, ROSS, LEAD; ZRYD SCRIBE; Coleman, Matheny, Neiman-Hart, Wilke

Group Seven, NORCROSS, LEAD; SPALDING SCRIBE: Crawford, Graves, Russo, Sheridan

 The assigned breakout question will be posted soon.

National Conference Scholar Positions Established for 23rd through 28th National Conferences on Primary Health Care Access

Over the past 28 years, the National Conferences on Primary Health Care Access have been conducted by the Coastal Research Group, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, dedicated to the advancement of the goals of family and community medicine and public health.

The National Conferences are invitational and invitations are by tradition first offered to previous National Conference registrants. Therefore, each conference consists of large majority of conferees who have attended one or more previous conferences in the  series.

Those persons who have made plenary presentations and have attended specified numbers of National Conferences are designated as Senior Fellows or Fellows of the National Conferences. [The Senior Fellows and Fellows are listed at Fellows and Senior Fellows of the National Conferences on Primary Health Care Access.]

At the 23rd National Conference in Carlsbad, California a new position of honor was created, the National Conference Scholars. Each of these is a newcomer to the National Conferences, and whose Scholarship has been sponsored by his or her institution as a National Conference participant.

Each National Conference Scholarship bore the name of a current Fellow or Senior Fellow, except for two Memorial National Conference Scholarships honoring a deceased Fellow and Senior Fellow.

The 2017 National Conference Scholars

Jeremy Fish, MD, Muir Healthcare, Walnut Creek, California, has been designated the 2017 Charles Q. North, MD, MS National Conference Scholar

Jessica Flinders, FNP, has been designated the 2017 Marc E. Babitz, MD National Conference Scholar

Ivan Gomez, MD, UCSF Fresno, has been designated the 2017 James Herman, MD National Conference Scholar

Lisa Graves, MD, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, has been designated the 2017 Donald Frey, MD National Conference Scholar

Steven Harrison, MD, Natividad Medical Center, Salinas, California, has been designated the 2017 Rick Flinders MD National Conference Scholar

Kenneth LePage has been designated the 2017 J. Scott Christman National Conference Scholar

Holli Neiman-Hart, MD, has been designated the 2017 John Boltri, MD National Conference Scholar

Erik Porfeli, Ph.D., has been designated the 2017 Gary LeRoy, MD National Conference Scholar

Lisa Righter, MD, has been designated the 2017 Ana Bejinez-Eastman, MD  National Conference Scholar

Emilio Russo, MD, has been designated the 2017 John Geyman, MD National Conference Scholar

Valerie Sheridan, DO, has been designated the 2017 William A. Norcross, MD National Conference Scholar

Lisandra Soto, DDS, has been designated the 2017 Samuel Matheny, MD National Conference Scholar

Jeffrey Susman, MD, has been designated the 2017 Norman B. Kahn, Jr, MD  National Conference Scholar

Gina Weisblat, Ph.D., has been designtated the 2017 Allan Wilke, MD National Conference Scholar

The 2016 National Conference Scholars

Andrea Clarke, MD, Kaiser Permanente Napa, has been designated the 2016 Jimmy H. Hara National Conference Scholar

Amy McGaha, MD, Creighton University, Omaha, has been designated the 2016 Perry A. Pugno National Conference Scholar

Dennis Means, MD, Kalamazoo Family Health Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan has been designated the 2016 Donald Frey National Conference Scholar

Thomas E. Norris, MD, University of Washington Emeritus, has been designated the 2016 John Geyman National Conference Scholar

Keosha Partlow, Ph.D., Charles R. Drew University, has been designated the 2016 Ana Bejinez-Eastman National Conference Scholar

Adalberto Renteria, MD, has been designated the 2016 Hector Flores National Conference Scholar

Devin Sawyer, MD, Providence Health Systems, Olympia, Washington, has been designated the 2016 Kevin Haughton National Conference Scholar

Sunny Smith, MD, University of California, San Diego, has been designated the 2016 William A. Norcross National Conference Scholar

Sarah Woolsey, MD, has been designated the 2016 James Herman National Conference Scholar

The 2015 National Conference Scholars

J. C. Buller, MD, Associate Dean, Touro University, Vallejo, California, has been designated the 2015 Rick Flinders National Conference Scholar

Maria T. Carriedo-Ceniceros, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, San Ysidro Health Center, San Ysidro, California, has been designated the Marianne McKennett National Conference Scholar

Emily Dow, MD, Acting Chair, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine, has been designated the 2015 Joseph E. Scherger National Conference Scholar

Stan Kozakowski, MD, American Academy of Family Physicians, has been designated the 2015 Norman B. Kahn, Jr National Conference Scholar.

Steven Pollens, has ben designated the 2015 Robert Ross National Conference Scholar

JuliusAngelo Ramirez, MD, Western Michigan University School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, has been designated the Allan Wilke National Conference Scholar

Janice Spalding, MD, Northeast Ohio College of Medicine, Rootstown, has been designated the 2015 F. Marian Bishop National Conference Scholar

The 2014 National Conference Scholars

Suzanne M. Allen, the University of Washington Vice Dean for Regional Affairs, based at the WWAMI program in Boise, Idaho, has been designated the 2014 Norman B. Kahn, Jr National Conference Scholar.

Eileen Chaing, CFO of the Family Health Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, has been designed the 2014 Marianne McKennett National Conference Scholar.

Desiree Cox-Maksimov, MD of Eden Healthcare Consulting Ltd and the University of Exeter, United Kingdom, has been designated the 2014 Jimmy H. Hara National Conference Scholar.

Cheryl Dickson, MD, Associate Dean for Community Health and Health Equity has been designated the 2014 Robert Ross National Conference Scholar.

Walter Mills, MD, of Natividad Medical Center, Salinas, California, has been designated the 2014 Perry A. Pugno National Conference Scholar.

Caryn Slack, MD, of the Utah Department of Health, Medicaid Division, Salt Lake City, has been designated the Michael D. Prislin National Conference Scholar.

The 2013 National Conference Scholars

Michael Fine, MD, Director of Health, State of Rhode Island, has been designated to be the David N. Sundwall National Conference Scholar, named for the former Head of the Health Resources and Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Robert Bowman, MD, A. T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine or Arizona, has been designated the Mitchell Kasovac National Conference Scholar, named for an Emeritus Professor of the A. T. Still University SOMA.

Denise Crawford, of the Kalamazoo Family Health Center, has been designated the Virginia Fowkes National Conference Scholar, named for the Senior Research Scholar Emerita, Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Mark D. Goodman, MD of Creighton University School of Medicine, has been designated as the Gary F. LeRoy National Conference Scholar, named for the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Colin Kopes-Kerr, MD of Peach Tree Health Care, Marysville, California, has been designated as the Perry A. Pugno National Conference Scholar, name for the Vice President, Education, of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Colin Kopes-Kerr, MD (right), the 2013 Perry A. Pugno National Conference Scholar with Dr Pugno
Colin Kopes-Kerr, MD (right), the 2013 Perry A. Pugno National Conference Scholar with Dr Pugno

Carol Levitt, MD, of Generations Family Health Center, Danielson Connecticut, has been designated as the Cynthia G. Olsen National Conference Scholar, named after the Acting Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Eugenie Lewis, MHSA, LCSW, has been designated as the Allan Wilke National Conference Scholar, named after the Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine of Western Michigan University School of Medicine.

Carol Wilson Saffold, MD . of the Family Health Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, has been designated the Ana Bejinez-Eastman National Conference Scholar, after the Associate Program Director, Family Medicine Residency, Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital of Whittier, California

Elizabeth Schlegel, Ph.D., MBA, of the Ross University, Dominica, West Indies, has been designated the Marc E. Babitz National Conference Scholar, after the Director of the Division of Health Systems Improvement of the Utah Department of Health.

 The 2012 National Conference Scholars

David Squire, then a member of the Utah Medical Education Council, received the F. Marian Bishop Memorial National Conference Scholar position, named after the late Chair of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the  University of Utah and President of both the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the Society of Teachers of Preventive Medicine.

Danielle Renaud, Ph.D., received the Thomas C. Brown Memorial National Conference position. Dr Brown was a major figure in the development of family medicine curricula in several California resident programs.

Sally Bachofer, MD, of the University of New Mexico, received the Charles Q. North National Conference Scholar position, named for the former clinical director of the United States Indian Health Service.

Benjamin Fredrick, MD, of Penn State University/Milton S. Hershey College of Medicine, received the Mark Clasen National Conference Scholar position, named for the emeritus Chair of Family Medicine at Wright State University, Dayton.

Frederick Schwartz, DO, of the A. T. Still College of Osteopathic Medicine, Mesa, Arizona, received the J. Jerry Rodos National Conference Scholar position, named for the former Dean of the Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Ramiro Zuniga, MD, of the San Joaquin General Hospital, French Camp (Stockton), California, received the John Geyman National Conference Scholar position, named for the Emeritus Chair of Family Medicine at the University of Washington.

 

Confirmed Faculty: The 28th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access

The following members of the permanent faculty of the National Conferences on Primary Health Care Access have confirmed their participation in the 28th National Conference, to be held April 10-12, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Other confirmations are expected soon. The list will be continuously updated.

The 28th National Conference Faculty (confirmed as of March 21, 2017):

A neighborhood in New Orleans' French Quarter
A neighborhood in New Orleans’ French Quarter

Suzanne M. Allen, MD, MPH, University of Washington WWAMI Program, Boise, Idaho

Marc E. Babitz, MD, Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City

John Boltri, MD, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio

William H. Burnett, MA, Coastal Research Group, Granite Bay, California

Eileen Chiang, CMA, Family Health Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan

J. Scott Christman, MPDS, Office of Statewide Planning and Development, Sacramento, California

Mary T. Coleman, MD, Louisiana State University, New Orleans

Denise Crawford, EMBA, MSW, Family Health Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Delight F. Erickson, RNC, FNP, MPH, Radius Medicine Group, Andover, Minnesota

Jeremy Fish, MD, John Muir Health Systems, Walnut Creek, California

Rick Flinders, MD, Sutter Health, Santa Rosa, California

Donald Frey, MD, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

John Geyman, MD, University of Washington Emeritus Faculty, Friday Harbor, Washington

Ivan Gomez MD, California Statewide Area Health Education Center, Fresno, California

Steven Harrison, MD, Natividad Medical Center, Salinas, California

James M. Herman, MD, MSPH, University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, Tulsa

Norman B. Kahn, Jr, MD, Council of Medical Specialty Societies, Chicago, Illinois

Gary L. LeRoy, MD, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio

Samuel C. Matheny, MD, MPH, University of Kentucky, Lexington

William A. Norcross, MD, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Charles Q. North, MD, MS, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Erik Porfeli, MD, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio

Jill Rush-Kolodzey, MD, Louisiana State University, Shreveport

Emilio A. Russo, MD, Louisiana State University, New Orleans

Janice Spalding, MD Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio

Jeffrey Susman, MD, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio

Daniel Webster, MD, Michigan State University Munson Health, Traverse City

Gina Weisblat, MD, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio

Allan J. Wilke, MD, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Teresa Zyrd, MD, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio

University of Washington’s Vice-Dean Suzanne Adams to Give 24th Charles E. Odegaard Lecture Lecture at 28th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access

Suzanne Allen, MD; University of Washington WWAMI Program Boise, Idaho
Suzanne Allen, MD; Vice-Dean
University of Washington WWAMI Program
Boise, Idaho

Suzanne Adams, MD, MPH, University of Washington’s Vice-Dean for Academic, Rural and Regional Affairs, has been named the 24th Charles E. Odegaard Lecturer at the 28th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access.

The Lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, April 12th at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

At the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM), Suzanne Allen works broadly across academic affairs and regional affairs to enhance the excellence of medical education for the UWSOM and the five-state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region.

WWAMI started in 1971 and is accredited through the University of Washington School of Medicine and provides publically supported medical education for citizens of the participating states.  WWAMI students complete the classroom phase of the curriculum in their home state and then their required and elective clinical rotations may be completed at locations across the five-state region.

In addition to serving as the Vice Dean for Academic, Rural and Regional Affairs, Dr. Allen holds a Clinical Professor faculty position within the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Allen is an attending physician at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho and an active physician in the Department of Family Medicine at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and Saint Luke’s Medical Center located in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Allen is committed to medical education and rural healthcare.

“Access”: Improving Health Care Access in California’s Central Valley, Part 1: Adventist Healthcare’s Service to the San Joaquin Valley

One the second and third days of the 28th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access (to be held April 10-12, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans), the program will center on strategic initiatives, sponsored by health professions educational systems, mission-oriented healthcare institutions, state and local governments, and federal programs through the Department of Health and Human Services.

Such initiatives include long-term strategies to build a workforce and institutional base for effective primary health care systems in rural and underserved areas.

Adventist Health Systems’ Strategic Initiatives in Medically Underserved Areas

White Memorial Medical Center's service area, East Los Angeles, California
White Memorial Medical Center’s service area, East Los Angeles, California

Previous National Conferences have devoted several sessions to the success of the Adventist Health Systems efforts to establish a viable primary healthcare workforce in the Latino neighborhoods of East Los Angeles and Eastern Los Angeles County.

The cornerstone of these efforts is the White Memorial Medical Center Department of Family Medicine’s residency training program in family medicine, described by Hector Flores, MD, at the very first of the National Conference on Primary Health Care Access in April 1990 [see First National Conference on Primary Health Care Access (4th Plenary Panel, Part 2, Flores).

Adventist Medical Center, Hanford, California
Adventist Medical Center, Hanford, California

Another Adventist Health Systems’ initiative is the network of rural health clinics throughout the agricultural counties of the San Joaquin Valley, the Southern part of California’s Great Central Valley.

Such strategies are aimed at  improving access to care and physician recruitment and retention to better serve the communities in the Central Valley.

Derrick Gruen; Adventist Health Systems, Hanford, California
Derrick Gruen; Vice President
Adventist Health Systems Central Valley Region, Hanford, California

A presentation on this initiative will be made by the Regional Vice President, Derrick J. Gruen, PT, DPT, MALOS and the Medical Director, Adalberto Renteria, MD, for the Adventist Health Central Valley Region.

Their presentation will cover the challenges of delivering quality health care in a geographically dispersed rural health clinic system.

The Central Valley of California is one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions.

The counties that comprise it – including Kern, Kings, Tulare, Fresno and Madera Counties – have historically suffered chronic shortages of physicians, in both primary and specialty care.

Adalberto Renteria, MD; Medical Director, Adventist Health Systems
Adalberto Renteria, MD;
Medical Director, Adventist Health Systems Central Valley Region, Hanford, California

Medicaid patients and those who “self pay” include a high proportion of agricultural farmworkers and their families, have had to be referred to the distant cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco for specialty care.

The Adventist Healthcare Systems’ initial commitment to the Central Valley dates from 1993. By 2005 the organization was operating 18 licensed healthcare clinics.

Dr. Gruen oversees multiple departments across  including Adventist Health Community Care Clinics (Rural Health).

His responsibilities also include Physician Recruitment and Retention, and oversight of the Adventist Health Systems’ “Physician 1206L Foundation Clinics” a special category of hospital-affiliated community-based multispecialty practices established by California law.

The Community Care Clinics are a network of 36 licensed rural health clinics with 160+ physician partners, covering a service area of 4000 square miles, providing a safety net to the underserved in the Central Valley of California. It is the largest hospital-based rural health clinic system in California and the second largest in the nation. 

Dr Renteria serves as the Adventist Health Systems Regional Medical Director for Central California. HImself the product of a family engaged in agriculture (he has personal experience in grape harvesting, while his father’s long career was devoted to vineyard management in the Napa Valley), Dr Renteria has insight into farmworker’s health and social needs and rapport with the farmworker families that the Adventist rural clinics serve.

The National Conferences are invitational. For information on the invitation process, contact William H. Burnett at [email protected]