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 Volume 39 Issue 3

The News for Idaho’s Family Physicians

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FEATURES:

  • President's Message

  • Comments for Accreditation

  • Idaho Residency Updates

  • SHIP Update

  • 2016 AAFP Congress of Delegates Update

  • Excellence in Primary Care Conference

  • IAFP Teaching Survey Results

  • Member Profile - Dr. Keith Davis

  • Expanded Pharmacist Immunization Authority

  • A Record Number of Idaho Students Attend the National Conference

  • IAFP Foundation - Double Your Donation

  • Chief Rural Officer Takes Job in North Dakota

  • Nominate a Colleague for Idaho Family Physician of the Year

  • IAFP Board of Directors

  • Welcome New Members

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

 
Minnehan

Hello to All Fellow IAFP Members,

Here’s a quick update on the recent discussions held at the IAFP Board meeting in September.  Many of you have asked what it is the IAFP Board does and what is the role of the board.

Here are some highlights from the IAFP Board meeting on September 9th:

Resolutions from the July IMA meeting were discussed. This was my first IMA meeting as a voting delegate.  The IAFP President serves as the delegate representing the IAFP members. Resolutions brought before the delegates must pass a majority of the voting delegates present before becoming an accepted resolution. Before voting, IMA members in attendance are encouraged to testify for or against a resolution.  I was proud of the many family doctors in attendance as voting and non-voting participants and the number of family doctors that testified.  By and large we were the most represented specialty in attendance!  Some resolution highlights included removing MOC requirements for state licensing and hospital privileging, requiring pharmacists to report all vaccines they give to the IRIS System and a state tax deduction for teaching medical students and residents.  These are just a few of the resolutions so please see the IMA Website for the complete list of resolutions and corresponding amendments: (https://www.idmed.org/idaho/).  Once the resolutions are passed, the IMA Lobby Team takes action on many of them to craft legislation that will go to the legislature.  At the end of the meeting, my University of Washington medical school classmate and FMRI resident classmate, Bruce Belzer was elected IMA President. GO FAMILY MEDICINE!

Read more from Dr. Minnehan...

COMMENTS FOR ACCREDITATION OF ICOM DUE NOVEMBER 1

 

The Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) will discuss the pre-accreditation of the proposed Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine at their December 2, 2016 meeting. COCA allows 3rd party comments prior to their meeting but those comments must be received by COCA 30 days in advance of their meeting. If you would like to be involved with this process and provide your opinion to this accrediting commission, comments can be sent to: predoc@osteopathic.org prior to November 1. Below is a link to the COCA Web page outlining the process for third party comments. http://www.osteopathic.org/inside-aoa/accreditation/COM-accreditation/Pages/third-party-comments.aspx

 

FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAMS

  • Richard McLandress, MD, Residency Director
  • We are just getting ready to start interviews for what on paper looks like the best applicant class we have ever seen.  We have over 100 more applicants compared to a year ago, and about 50 more well qualified applicants.  Our Interns are 4 months in and proving to be a very solid class.  We continue to advertise for faculty to help teach at the residency.  We recently started a high risk diabetes clinic at the residency to improve our residents’ experience with complicated diabetes including pump therapy.
  • We start the interview season beginning November 1 and plan to wrap up on January 10.  We had a record number of applicants this year with Boise receiving 437 applications, the Caldwell RTT received 376 and Magic Valley RTT received 346. We have over 180 interviews scheduled so we will be very busy.  We have some stellar applicants and are looking forward to a great season!

SHIP UPDATE – TRANSFORMING IDAHO’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Eighty Six clinics interested in participating in the second SHIP cohort completed an interest survey by September 30, 2016. The clinics that completed this short survey helped provide the IDHW with the contact information needed to distribute the final application for SHIP Cohort 2. The clinics were notified beginning October 3, 2016 as to when the final application will be available.

Through the SHIP Project, Idaho has undertaken the challenge to transform our healthcare system from the current focus on volume of care to a focus on keeping people healthy. Joining the SHIP represents an important opportunity for primary care physicians...  To Read More About SHIP...

2016 AAFP CONGRESS OF DELEGATES UPDATE

The AAFP’s Congress of Delegates (COD) was held in Orlando, Florida, from September 19-21, 2016.  This annual gathering of representatives from constituent chapters and member constituencies is where AAFP policy is set and officers are elected. Resolutions are brought forward from various chapters, discussed and voted on.  IAFP members Drs. Mary Barinaga and David Schmitz currently serve as Delegates, and Drs. Suzanne Allen and Scott Dunn serve as Alternate Delegates.  The congress tackled some interesting topics this year. Lively discussions addressing a wide variety of topics from “Medicare Drug Pricing Savings” to “Removing the Fifth Vital Sign;” from “Major Changes Needed to ABFM MOC Process” to “Climate Change” and “Health to Support for Independent Practices” were debated in the reference committees and on the floor of the congress.  Two of the Idaho delegates (Dr. Scott Dunn, Sandpoint and Dr. Mary Barinaga, Boise) served on reference committees and were in the “hot seat” for decisions around electrically charged resolutions.

We are very proud to report that Matthew Peters, current fourth year Idaho WWAMI student, served as Alternate Delegate for the Student Constituency. He was elected to his position in July at the National Conference for Residents and Students and will serve a two year term.  To read more about the congress...

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The IAFP would like to invite you to Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint, Idaho on March 17 & 18, 2017 for the “Excellence in Primary Care Seminar.”  This two-day family friendly conference will offer 7 CME credits along with the opportunity to ski and enjoy hosted social events with your family (Application for CME Prescribed Credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians, determination is pending).  Registration materials and the full agenda will be available in November; watch the IAFP Web page at: http://idahofamilyphysicians.org/ for more details.

IAFP TEACHING SURVEY

 

The IAFP would like to thank all of those members who took the short teaching survey we conducted a few weeks ago.  Over 500 emails were sent to our members and of those members notified, 86 members responded to the survey.  The following results were gleaned from the responses:

#1.  How many weeks per year do you personally teach or precept healthcare learners currently (you may average the last 2-3 years if needed)?

  CURRENTLY TEACHING teaching-graph-2016 To read the results of the survey and the 25 comments at the end...

MEMBER PROFILE

DR. KEITH DAVIS, SHOSHONE, IDAHO

 

img_3281Dr. Keith Davis is the only practicing physician in Lincoln County, Idaho, a remote county in southern Idaho the size of Rhode Island with a population of more than 5,200 people.   He received the Idaho Academy of Family Physician’s 2012 Family Physician of the Year award in 2012 at the IAFP Annual Meeting and then in 2013 received the AAFP Family Physician of the Year.

As owner, medical director and chief executive officer of the Shoshone Family Medical Center since 1985 (a recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home since 2014), Davis supervises five+ mid-level providers, including a certified nurse midwife, and attends at three area hospitals. He also has served the past 17 years as county coroner.

Davis, who attended medical school on scholarship from the National Health Service Corps, is a true NHSC success story. In return for the scholarship, Davis agreed to serve in a health professional shortage area after completing his training. Following residency, Davis moved to Lincoln County, which at the time had only had one physician who was awaiting retirement, and where he has remained for 28 years now.  For more about Dr. Davis...

EXPANDED PHARMACIST IMMUNIZATION AUTHORITY

Senate Bill 1294 was signed into law during the 2016 legislative session with an effective date of July 1, 2016. This bill expands the prescriptive authority of pharmacists for immunizations to include patients six (6) years of age or older. Previously, pharmacists could only prescribe immunizations for patients twelve (12) years of age and older. Several themes were raised during the legislative discussion on this bill that may be useful reminders:
  • Under Idaho Code 39-4804, immunizations are not mandatory and may be refused by patients on religious or other grounds.
  • Parental consent is required for immunizations. We encourage you to ensure your informed consent form has an explicit line to document parental consent.
  • Under rules of the Board, a pharmacist should report administration of an immunization to the Idaho Reminder Information System (IRIS) as required. Today, only 65% of pharmacies are reporting to IRIS.  Registries are important public health tools that exist to improve information sharing across health professionals and to ensure duplicate vaccines are not provided.
  • For more information log on to:https://iris.dhw.idaho.gov/IRIS/portalHeader.do
The IMA is working to bring legislation that would require the reporting of vaccines, with an exception for adult influenza vaccines.  

IAFP FOUNDATION SENDS A RECORD NUMBER OF STUDENTS TO THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENTS AND STUDENTS (NCFMR/MS)

 

matt-peters-testifyingThe IAFP Foundation was thrilled to provide a record number of scholarships to students attending the NCFMR/MS this summer.  The Idaho students attending the conference this year were; Madison Skogsberg, Casandra Kirschner, Tate Saurey, Jessica Copeland and Matt Peters.  Matt is the student board member on the IAFP Board of Directors and he was elected by his peers to serve as the student delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates.  Congratulations Matt!!  Read more about the National Conference...

 

DO TWICE THE GOOD WITH ONE DONATION AND HELP INSPIRE FUTURE FAMILY DOCTORS

 

It's not too late to donate to the IAFP Foundation and have your dollars doubled by a matching sponsor. The inaugural IAFP Foundation Annual Giving Campaign kicked off in August and to date has generated $2,315 in donations. The goal this year is to raise $10,000 and recently an anonymous donor stepped up to match all donations up to $5,000. There is still $3,968 matching dollars available!! Therefore, we encourage IAFP members to donation prior to the end of the year so that the Foundation can take full advantage of this matching gift. Remember, your contribution is tax-deductible and helps Idaho student and resident participate in a variety of family medicine programs and conferences.

To donate, please CLICK HERE for the IAFP Foundation PayPal account or mail a check to IAFP, 777 N Raymond Street, Suite 100, Boise, ID 83704.

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Chief Rural Officer at FMRI Takes a Job at the University of North Dakota

Idaho is losing a terrific advocate for rural Family Medicine that will be very hard to replace.  Dr. Dave Schmitz, who many know from the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho and his research on rural workforce, has taken a job at the University of North Dakota as the chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine.  We will miss Dr. Schmitz and the contributions he has made to rural Idaho.  He has always said that he's the "rural guy" for Idaho.  Our loss is North Dakota's gain, they are gaining a terrific advocate for rural medicine.  We wish Dr. Schmitz all the best in his new adventure.  Read the official announcement from Dean Joshua Wynne, MD....

NOMINATE A COLLEAGUE FOR THE 2017 IDAHO FAMILY PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR

The Idaho Academy of Family Physicians is made up of family doctors who go above and beyond, every day.  We have evidence of this, from the track record of AAFP Family Physicians of the Year.  In the past 12 years, Idaho has been home to three nationally recognized Family Physicians of the Year.  We have outstanding family physicians in Idaho and the Idaho Academy would like to recognize these amazing people for what they do for their communities and the citizens of Idaho.

Take a few minutes and nominate the next Idaho Family Physician of the Year by sending an email to Neva Santos at Idahoafp@aol.com.

The candidate must be a member in good standing of the IAFP/AAFP.

In less than 200 words, please describe how the physician exhibits the following criteria:

1)   Provides his/her patients with compassionate, comprehensive and caring family medicine on a continuing basis.

2)   Is directly and effectively involved in community affairs and activities that enhance the quality of his/her community.

3)   Provides a credible role model professionally and personally to his/her community, to other health professionals, and residents and medical students.

4)   Can effectively represent the specialty of family medicine and the AAFP in public speaking.

5)   What one characteristic makes this person stand out among his/her colleagues?

Submit your nomination to the IAFP at Idahoafp@aol.com.  The deadline for submission of nominations is January 15, 2017.  The next Idaho Family Physician of the Year will be named at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians at Shore Lodge in McCall.

IAFP BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE BOARD:
  • President:Haley Minnehan, MD Cottonwood
  • President Elect: Jonathan Bowman, MD Boise
  • Immediate Past-President:  Bill Vetter, MD Emmett
  • Treasurer: Mary Barinaga, MD Boise
BOARD MEMBERS:
  • Boyd Southwick, DO Idaho Falls
  • Keith Davis, MD Shoshone
  • Ted Epperly, MD Boise
  • Cher Jacobsen, MD Coeur d'Alene
  • Leanne Rousseau, MD Post Falls
  • Mikael Bedell, MD Cascade
  • Michael Packer, MD Rexburg
  • Rebecca Siemers, MD Coeur d'Alene
  • Suzanna Hubele, MD Weiser
RESIDENT MEMBERS:
  • Tara Mertz-Hack, MD Jerome
  • Douglas Borst, MD Coeur d’Alene
  • Billy Galligar, MD  Boise  (Observer)
  • David Kimball, DO  Pocatello (Observer)
STUDENT MEMBER:
  • Matt Peters Boise
AAFP DELEGATES:
  • David Schmitz, MD Eagle
  • Mary Barinaga, MD Boise
AAFP ALTERNATE DELEGATES:
  • Scott Dunn, MD Sandpoint
  • Suzanne Allen, MD Boise
 

 

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

ACTIVE MEMBERS:

  • Theran Adamson, MD   Coeur D Alene
  • Ryan James David, DO    Fruitland
  • Matthew David Duersch, MD   Twin Falls
  • Laura Marie Fall, MD   Buhl
  • Leah Suzanne Freeman, DO   Boise
  • Joseph James Krakker, DO   Salmon
  • Edward Gregory Moellmer, MD   Bonners Ferry
  • Stewart Raymond North, DO   Burley
  • Linda J Powell, MD   Salmon
  • Michael Ogden Pratt, MD   Burley
  • Joshua Ted Stringam, DO   Buhl
 

RESIDENT MEMBERS:

  • Josef Jesse Bartels, MD   Boise
  • Louis Joseph Bartoletti, MD   Boise
  • Joseph Paul Behunin, MD   Coeur D Alene
  • Alexandra Elizabeth Bellem, MD   Coeur D Alene
  • William Ernest Brandenburg, MD   Boise
  • Marion Cook, MD   Boise
  • Emily Jo Cox, MD   Coeur D Alene
  • Jared Raymond Henderson, MD   Boise
  • Scott Hippe, MD   Boise
  • Annamarie Hofstetter, MD   Boise
  • Meredith June Liebl, MD   Coeur D Alene
  • Christopher Scott Link, MD   Coeur d' Alene
  • Daniel John Luftig, MD    Boise
  • Melissa Arvilla Roop, MD   Boise
  • Megan Maria Sandmann, MD   Boise
  • Griffen Nicholas Sharpe, MD   Coeur D Alene
  • Justin Charles Shippen, DO   Boise
  • Benjamin Scott Stockton, MD   Boise
  • Sarah Michelle Waterman, MD   Boise
  • Zachary Aaron Weiss, MD   Boise
  • Zechariah Wilson, MD   Boise
  • Minnie Elizabeth Yordon, MD   Boise
 

STUDENT MEMBERS:

  • Amanda Aman   Moscow
  • Bryce Anderson   Moscow
  • Landon  Browning   Moscow
  • Brandt Buckner   Moscow
  • Andrew Dahlke   Moscow
  • Jamie Funk   Moscow
  • David Griffin   Moscow
  • Sidney Hoskins   Blackfoot
  • Melissa Liner   Moscow
  • Savannah Patterson   Moscow
  • Daniel Perkins   Moscow
  • James Del Var Petersen   Moscow
  • Nick Rasmussen   Moscow
  • Angela Richard   Emmett
  • Adrian Richey   Boise
  • Daniel Ryan   Moscow
  • Jackson Shaver   Moscow
  • Taylor Simmons   Moscow
  • Joshua Ted Stringam   Buhl
  • Matthew Ward   Moscow
  • Tyler Wheeler   Moscow
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