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Celebrating Our Successes in 2019

Thanks to you, our members, the Kansas City Medical Society enjoyed a most successful year in 2019. We are reaping the benefits of the merger that created one metropolitan medical society. We look forward to even greater success in 2020. Here are some highlights that took place in 2019 ... because of you.

2020-01-08T20:26:43+00:00January 8th, 2020|Featured, Uncategorized|

Study of Americans’ Attitudes on Health Care Uncovers Deep Concern About Costs, Policies

Health care costs weigh heavily on Americans’ minds, with 73% concerned about their ability to pay for an unexpected medical treatment, according to the 2019 biennial Survey of America’s Patients by the Physicians Foundation. In addition, the survey found that Americans are unclear about policy proposals for a single-payer system, with an overwhelming number (77%) confused about what a single-payer system means.

2019-12-27T23:20:15+00:00December 27th, 2019|Featured, Uncategorized|

Fourth Quarter Kansas City Medicine Highlights Need for Advocacy, Recaps Annual Meeting

The fourth quarter issue of Kansas City Medicine, the Medical Society's award-winning journal, is here. Our focus on advocacy includes profiles of three physicians serving or who recently served in elected office: former Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, MD; Kansas State Sen. Barbara Bollier, MD; and Missouri State Rep. Jonathan Patterson, MD. Also see a recap of the 2019 Annual Meeting and profiles of our 2019 KCMS Award recipients.

2019-12-10T21:23:32+00:00December 10th, 2019|Featured, Kansas City Medicine|

Photos from the 2019 Medical Society Annual Meeting

Over 250 Medical Society physicians and partners attended the KCMS 2019 Annual Meeting on September 26. Keynote speaker was Vanila M. Singh, MD, MACM. Former Kansas City Mayor Charles B. Wheeler, Jr, MD, JD, received the Lifetime Achievement Award and Patrick B “Rusty” Ryan, PharmD, received the Friend of Medicine Award. See who else was there!

2019-10-17T16:26:16+00:00October 11th, 2019|Event, Featured|

Individualized, Multidisciplinary Approach to Pain Management Is Needed, HHS Task Force Chair Tells KCMS Annual Meeting

Treatment of chronic and acute pain should take into account the patient’s individual needs and draw from a full range of interventions, according to federal inter-agency task force. Vanila M. Singh, MD, MACM, task force chair, summarized the recommendations to over 250 physicians and health care partners at the Kansas City Medical Society Annual Meeting on September 26.

2019-10-17T19:09:02+00:00October 10th, 2019|Event, Featured|