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Advancing quality healthcare delivery, improving access to care, promoting education and professional collaboration among physicians, fostering improved physician-patient relations and enhancing public health.

  • August 30, Physcians' Lounge

    DCMS Physicians' Lounge presents "What Do You Do That Could Jeopardize Your License?" on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

    Registration is required for this dinner program at 6 pm on Wednesday, August 30, at Brio restaurant in Lombard. Space is limited and the event is free.

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  • The DuPage County Health Department received a Model Practice Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).

    Celebrating local health departments that develop programs demonstrating exemplary and replicable best practices in response to a critical local public health need, the Model Practice Award recognized the DuPage Narcan Program (DNP).

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  • The Illinois State Medical Society prevented the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing (ISAPN) from moving its top priority this year i.e., to allow APRNs to practice completely independent of a physician.

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  • The deadline for renewing your medical license with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is July 31.

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  • Hundreds of thousands of Illinois residents who have purchased health insurance plans on the individual market, or enrolled in network plans by other means, are now facing "narrow" or "tiered" networks. These networks only include a limited number of health care professionals and facilities. The Illinois State Medical Society is working in to enact consumer protections in Illinois with the Network Adequacy and Transparency Act (House Bill 311 and Senate Bill 70). The legislation would require health insurers to develop networks that meet the needs of patients for plans sold in Illinois and maintain up-to-date directories of 'in-network" health professionals and facilities.

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  • As a family physician, Dr. Hanak has a lot of reminders built into his workflow. His EMR system prompts him to perform all kinds of screenings on patients – breast cancer, colon cancer and hypertension, to name a few – but nowhere is he prompted to screen his patients for Hepatitis C.

    "Hepatitis C screening isn't on the radar yet for quality reporting programs, but it is the right thing to do, so I make sure that I screen my patients consistent with the practice guidelines. The truth is, we will be saving patients from suffering while saving our health system money in the long run by avoiding more costly treatments associated with full-blown liver disease," says Dr. Hanak.

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The DuPage County Medical Society, established in 1918, is the professional organization for physicians in our community. Members are local physicians, medical students and residents dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of DuPage County patients. Members are also part of the Illinois State Medical Society, the leading advocate for physicians and patients across Illinois.

  • “The only explanation I can give for a DuPage County physician not being a DCMS member is that they simply don't know what they're missing! Building camaraderie with colleagues within and beyond your own specialty, learning pearls to improve patient care, advancing our profession -- investing in DCMS membership offers these opportunities and so much more.”

    DuPage County Medical Society member since 1994
    Our Foundation

    Providing Student Scholarships

    Fifty years ago the DuPage County Medical Society led efforts to immunize our community against Polio – protecting thousands while prompting the creation of the DuPage Medical Society Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. As our Foundation celebrates its Golden Anniversary, the $365,000 it has awarded in scholarships to area students in medicine and allied health professions remains tangible evidence of DCMS support for quality healthcare in our community, now and into the future.

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    Upcoming Events at DCMS

    • August 30, What Do You Do That Could Jeopardize Your License

      August 30, What Do You Do That Could Jeopardize Your License

      "What Do You Do That Could Jeopardize Your License?"
      Wednesday, August 30, 2017
      6 pm
      BRIO Tuscan Grille-Lombard

      For physician, a suspended or revoked medical license means no longer being able to practice medicine and earn a living. If you engage in activities that place your professional license at risk, it is important to be proactive and take steps to rectify the situation before it is too late.

      Joseph "Jay" Bogdan is both a registered pharmacist and professional license defense attorney. As a former prosecutor for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), he has in-depth knowledge of the practices that physicians mistakenly fail to realize will jeopardize their licenses.

      Mr. Bogdan has graciously agreed to present a talk on "What Do You Do That Could Jeopardize Your License?" This is information that you can use to protect yourself from potential loss of license and livelihood.

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    • September 13, DCMS Executive Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee Meetings

      September 13, DCMS Executive Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee Meetings

      Monthly meetings of the Executive and Governmental Affairs Committees held at the DCMS office in Wheaton. Executive Committee 4 pm, Governmental Affairs Committee 5 pm.
    • October 11, DCMS 2017 Annual Meeting

      October 11, DCMS 2017 Annual Meeting

      Wheaton internist Scott J. Kolbaba, MD, will draw from his new book, Physicians' Untold Stories, to present "Is There Still Room for Spirituality in Medicine?" during the 2017 DCMS Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 11, at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. Doctor Kolbaba interviewed 200 physician colleagues to identify the 26 miraculous experiences chronicled in the book, including dreams foretelling future events, apparitions, and other awe-inspiring occurrences. Together the stories demonstrate that miracles - things that physicians cannot begin to explain scientifically - do occur everyday and sometimes all we need to do is believe. Register today for this extraordinary event on October 11, 2017.

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