The Kansas City Medical Society year-end publication features our annual impact on health care in Kansas City communities, profiles of each of this year's Kansas City Medical Society Award winners, and more. Download the PDF to read more, and get ready for even more meaningful moments in 2023! A letter from the Kansas City Medical Society president Scott W. Kujath, MD, FSVS, FACS: As my second year as President of the Kansas City Medical Society wraps up, I am pleased with the achievements made regarding the future of KCMS. We held two in-person annual meetings and celebrated physicians in the Kansas City metro area, hosted a book club for physician leadership training, exerted our physician voice on masking in schools during the peak of the pandemic, the opioid crisis and recreational marijuana clinical concerns. The work we have done with our Foundation included physician education, community health programs and over $8 million in donated health [...]
Congratulations to Bridget McCandless, MD, MBA, FACP, on her Aug. 2 primary election win for Independence City Council. Dr. McCandless is the former president of the Kansas City Medical Society, serving in 2011-2012, and the retired President/CEO of the Health Forward Foundation. She has also served on the American College of Physicians Health and Public Policy Committee, the Missouri Medicaid Oversight Committee, the Missouri Women’s Health Council and the board of the Truman Library Institute. Dr. McCandless received an M.D. from the University of Missouri–Columbia School of Medicine, completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia, and received an M.B.A. in Health Care Leadership from Rockhurst University. Prior to joining the foundation, she served as founder and Medical Director of the Shared Care Free Clinic. Dr. McCandless continues to work on issues related to health care access and social contributors to health and will no doubt continue to serve the people and [...]
KCMS is pleased to offer these eight "Your Health Minute" videos with brief tips on maintaining cardiovascular health and avoiding diabetes. In the videos, member physicians discuss the importance of controlling high blood pressure and diabetes, along with recognizing the warning signs of stroke.
Wondering where to look for COVID-19 vaccine in the Kansas City area? We've compiled a list of links to the area public health departments, health systems, retail stores and others that are providing the vaccine.
Johnson County has a robust network of organizations offering programs and resources designed to help patients as they work to adopt a more heart-healthy lifestyle. Take a look at these four local organizations and encourage your patients to connect with them to help support wellness efforts.
Register now for the KCMS Virtual Annual Meeting this Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. over Zoom. Join in honoring our 2020 Award recipients. Hear an informative discussion on "Protecting and Promoting Community Health" from a panel of mayors and civic leaders. Celebrate the presentation of an honorary KCMS membership to Chiefs lineman and 2018 medical school graduate Laurent Duvernay-Tardif.
Let’s avoid the “twindemics” of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza by encouraging patients to get their annual flu shots, preferably early. Download these graphics for your social media.
Whether you are working on the frontlines caring for COVID-19 patients, or your practice has suffered a substantial loss of patients and income, or you are otherwise affected, the pandemic has brought much added stress for physicians.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is changing rapidly. For the latest updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), check these local and national websites regularly.
The St. Louis County Department of Public Health has announced two important enhancements to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) that covers much of Missouri including Jackson, Clay and Cass counties.