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    Connecting Physicians and Improving
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Advancing quality healthcare delivery, promoting Physician education and professional collaboration, and enhancing public health.


  • On January 5, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a rule that would ban employee non-competes, such as restrictive covenants that contractually prohibit an employee from competing against a former employer. The FTC is seeking public comment on the proposed rule, which is based on a preliminary finding that noncompetes constitute an unfair method of competition and therefore violate Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act. The comments will be open through March 20.

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  • According to research compiled by Stacker, a newswire organization that promotes data-driven journalism, DuPage is the Illinois county with the longest life expectancy. DuPage County residents live to an average of 81.9 years old. DuPage County is also consistently rated among the healthiest in Illinois.

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  • Academic detailing is a one-on-one program that provides accurate, non-commercial, and current pharmacotherapy information. It is a unique interactive program tailored for each prescriber through customized and focused discussions. Illinois ADVANCE also offers online AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ continuing education programs for Medicaid prescribers. Programs are available that physicians may complete to meet their Illinois DEA license renewal requirement.

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  • This list summarizes the key functionality of the various telemedicine products as reported by the vendors on their own websites. These companies have not been reviewed or vetted by the DuPage County Medical Society (DCMS); this compiled information is provided strictly as a reference for physicians seeking to implement telemedicine into their practice. The list is not exhaustive.

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  • Thank you DCMS members for speaking up on Prior Authorization.

    "This legislation advances a key belief of mine that I know is shared by millions of residents across Illinois: health care is a right, not a privilege," Governor Pritzker said. "For too long, the misuse of prior authorization led to delays and additional worry for Illinois families in need of care. Through this legislation, we are taking bold action to overhaul this process and ensure Illinoisans have faster access to the quality care they deserve."

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  • Illinois Novel Coronavirus Hotline

    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) in coordination with the Illinois Poison Control Center have launched the Illinois Novel Coronavirus Hotline and email address to answer questions Local Health Departments, clinicians, and the general public may have regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. The hotline and email address were created to provide consistent information, answer questions, share facts about symptoms, and provide up-to-date information from the CDC. Illinoisans can dial 1-800-889-3931 twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get their questions answered.
  • Food Safety

    A useful guide for keeping your family safe and your refrigerator fresh.
  • FDA and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working closely with state and local health officials to investigate incidents of severe respiratory illnesses associated with the use of vaping products as quickly as possible. While the investigation is ongoing, FDA has created a Consumer Update to provide information for consumers to help protect themselves, as well as a new Lung Illnesses Associated with Use of Vaping Products webpage to provide an overview of these incidents and FDA’s actions to date, as well as recommendations for consumers, healthcare providers, and state health departments.

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  • DCMS and MEDIQUS are a winning combination.
    Use your DCMS membership to your advantage with a MEDQIUS Asset Advisors check up of your financial health.

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  • Researchers at the University of California at Irvine are studying physician marriages and relationships, exploring in particular the impact of specialty, stage of training, and practice setting, on marriage happiness and success. To collect data, they are asking physicians across the country to complete a brief online survey, providing demographic and relationship information. Answering the questions should take less than five minutes and participation is completely voluntary.

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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


  • Another Great Volunteer Event at Northern Illinois Food Bank

    Another Great Volunteer Event at Northern Illinois Food Bank
    Great group of DCMS volunteers made a difference at the Northern Illinois Food Bank this morning, packing nearly 800 (of the needed 58,000) holiday food boxes. Thanks to everyone who helped!
  • June 1, The New Retirement Lifestyle

    June 1, The New Retirement Lifestyle
    On June 1 DCMS and MEDIQUS Asset Advisors continued with our financial series focusing on four stages of a physician's career. The June 1 session, The New Retirement Lifestyle, is intended for physicians in mid career and beyond who are anticipating retirement.

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  • Prescription for Financial Health: Start Your Career on The Right Financial Path

    Prescription for Financial Health: Start Your Career on The Right Financial Path
    On April 27 DCMS partnering with MEDIQUS Asset Advisors launched a webinar series aimed at physicians in different stages of their careers. The first "Prescription for Financial Health: Start Your Career on The Right Financial Path" is for physicians at the start of their careers.

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  • April 9, Volunteers at the Northern Illinois Food Bank

    April 9, Volunteers at the Northern Illinois Food Bank
    So thankful for the these hardworking DCMS volunteers. Together they packed 9300 pounds of food at the Northern Illinois Food Bank to benefit those in our community experiencing food insecurity. Bravo!
  • April 4 - A Rare In Person Meeting

    April 4 - A Rare In Person Meeting
    Leaders of DCMS and Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine met on April 4 to explore opportunities for greater collaboration.
  • November 20- DCMS Members Volunteer again at the Northern Illinois Food Bank

    November 20- DCMS Members Volunteer again at the Northern Illinois Food Bank
    DCMS volunteers gathered for a morning of work at the Northern Illinois Food Bank on November 20. After three hours the group had assembled, filled, sealed and stacked over 900 holiday meal boxes -- providing 11,169 meals for those in our area facing food insecurity. DCMS is especially grateful for frequent volunteer, Kalavathi Shenoy, MD, and her exceptional efforts assembling a team of volunteers for this session! We plan to return to the Food Bank next Spring. Join us then!
  • January 13- COVID-19 Vaccine in DuPage County

    January 13- COVID-19 Vaccine in DuPage County
    Rashmi Chugh, MD, MPH, Medical Officer at the DuPage County Health Department, reported on COVID-19 vaccination progress in the county and outlined the anticipated process of moving into additional prioritization phases. Chester Robson, DO, Chief Clinical Officer for Walgreens, described the pharmacy chain’s participation in the vaccination efforts and Stuart Marcus, MD, Chief Clinical Officer for AMITA Health, shared lessons learned during the health system's initial weeks vaccinating health care personnel.

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  • December 16-COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION WEBINAR

    December 16-COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION WEBINAR
    Rashmi Chugh, MD, MPH, medical officer at the DuPage County Health Department, provided an overview of initial vaccine allocation and dispensing plans for DuPage County. A brief panel discussion with Valerie Phillips, MD leading Advocate Health's vaccination clinic addressed strategies for vaccination implementation. This is the first in a planned series of virtual updates on the COVID-19 vaccination effort.

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  • Chicago's Health Officer Offers Pandemic Perspective At Virtual DCMS Annual Meeting

    Chicago's Health Officer Offers Pandemic Perspective At Virtual DCMS Annual Meeting
    Allison Arwady, MD, MPH, is the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health and has been a visible local leader in the fight against COVID-19. On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, for Doctor Arwady's spoke on, "Pandemics Past, Present and Future." A recording of Doctor Arwady's informative and thought-provoking presentation is available. Her presentation begins around the 12 minute mark.

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  • Polish Medical Delegation Offered Lessons Learned in Italy About Managing COVID-19

    Polish Medical Delegation Offered Lessons Learned in Italy About Managing COVID-19
    The DuPage County Health Department sponsored a COVID-19 webinar on April 30. The recorded session remains available for viewing. Featuring Polish Military Medical Corps physicians who spent recent weeks treating COVID-19 patients in Italy and Poland, the session addressed clinical, ethical and logistical issues as the team shared what they saw and learned during their front-line experience. It is educational, insightful and interesting.

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  • Jan 8, Panel Explores Single Payer

    Jan 8, Panel Explores Single Payer
    DCMS Governmental Affairs Committee hosted an exploratory discussion of the issues around a single-payer system, helping members better understand the potential advantages and shortcomings of the option.

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    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



    • February 8, Executive Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee Meetings

      February 8, Executive Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee Meetings

      Monthly meetings of the Executive and Governmental Affairs Committees will be held online via Zoom. Invitations to follow. Executive Committee 4 pm, Governmental Affairs Committee 5 pm.
      February 15, FYI: The FTC Proposed Ban on Non-Compete Contracts

      February 15, FYI: The FTC Proposed Ban on Non-Compete Contracts

      Our DuPage County Medical Society is hosting an informative interactive webinar to help physicians understand the implications of a proposed Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rule that would ban employee non-compete clauses. The Zoom session is set for Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration is required.

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    • March 8,  DCMS Executive Committee Meeting

      March 8, DCMS Executive Committee Meeting

      Monthly meetings of the Executive Committee will be held online via Zoom. Executive Committee 4 pm and Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting at 5:00 pm.
    • April 12, DCMS Spring Board of Directors Meeting

      April 12, DCMS Spring Board of Directors Meeting

      All members are also welcome to participate in the Spring meeting of the Society's Board of Directors at 5 p.m. on April 12, 2023 via Zoom. Please contact DCMS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a link to the meeting.