Former KCMS President wins Independence City Council Primary Election

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 [...]

2022-08-09T23:36:41+00:00August 9th, 2022|Featured, Uncategorized|

Introducing … “Your Health Minute”

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.

2022-05-19T17:25:57+00:00October 4th, 2021|Featured, Uncategorized|

Join us for the 2021 KCMS&F Annual Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 26

Please join us for the 2021 Kansas City Medical Society & Foundation Annual Meeting 2021 on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, from 6 to 9 p.m. at J. Rieger & Co. Distillery. Network and enjoy the company of KCMS physicians as we honor and thank you for all you’ve done through the pandemic! Free to KCMS members and guests!

2022-05-19T17:25:57+00:00September 28th, 2021|Featured|

Trends in the Ongoing Diabetes Epidemic

We have a lot of work to do to identify those at risk for diabetes, reduce risk of complications, and implement standards of care for people with diabetes. Diabetes requires both medical intervention and self-management, including lifestyle modification. Here are some resources available in Johnson County and around the greater Kansas City area.

2022-05-19T17:25:58+00:00September 9th, 2021|Featured|

Gain Leadership Tips from the Experts at KCMS Book Study Group

Join with leaders in the Kansas City medical community for a five-week Leadership Book Study beginning October 6. Under the facilitation and expert guidance of Sarah Hon, DO, FAAN, and Betty Drees, MD, FACP, FACE, participants each week will read and discuss two leadership articles from the book "HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership."

2022-05-19T17:25:58+00:00September 3rd, 2021|Featured|

KCMS Strongly Encourages COVID-19 Vaccination

The physicians of the Kansas City Medical Society strongly encourage all people who are eligible to obtain the COVID-19 vaccination. The vaccine has proven to be safe and effective through clinical trials and now the experience of over 160 million Americans who have been vaccinated.

2022-05-19T17:25:59+00:00August 6th, 2021|Featured|
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