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SUMMER 2015 IDAHO FAMILY PHYSICIAN

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Volume 38 Issue 2

The News for Idaho’s Family Physicians

To access the IAFP Web Page, log on to www.Idahofamilyphysicians.org

FEATURES:

President's Message

Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan Update

Idaho Family Physician of the Year

Idaho Medical Home Collaborative Results

The Healthy Idaho Plan – Help Close the Coverage Gap

Residency Program Updates

2015 National Conference Report

Healthy Hearts Northwest

Tar Wars; 25 Years and Counting

How Doctors Can Reduce Risks with Vaccinations

IAFP Board of Directors

Welcome New Members

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

“Change or Die”

"Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times."
— Niccolo Machiavelli

It is amazing how much things change, yet they still stay the same. The title of this article is actually a 1600 year-old quote from a Roman poet, C. Claudian. It’s comforting to me that dealing with change is an age old matter. There are BIG changes happening in healthcare all around us and at every level. I want to share with you some of the exciting changes that are happening in my community. Read Dr. Vetter's full article...

STATEWIDE HEALTHCARE INNOVATION PLAN UPDATE

Ted Epperly, MD, Idaho Healthcare Coalition Co-Chair

I’ve been pleased to provide an ongoing update on the Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan or SHIP, Idaho’s healthcare system transformation, for the past several issues of the IAFP Newsletter.

The seven goals of the SHIP are to 1. transform primary care practices to a PCMH, 2. develop virtual PCMHs, 3. build out the PCMH neighborhoods, 4. develop seven regional health collaboratives, 5. build a statewide data collection and analytics system, 6. align payment mechanisms and 7. reduce healthcare costs. We are moving steadily in that direction. Read the full SHIP update...

SCOTT DUNN, MD, SANDPOINT, 2015 IDAHO FAMILY PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Scott DunnDr. Scott Dunn epitomizes family medicine in Idaho. Dr. Dunn was named the IAFP 2015 Idaho Family Physician of the Year at the 67th Annual Conference at the Riverside Hotel in Boise.

Dr. Dunn has served the Sandpoint community for over many years. During that time, he has served in several leadership roles in the medical community.

He has had medical students and residents work with him since he began practicing. He is one of the two main preceptors for the WRITE (WWAMI Rural Integrated Training Experience) program in his community and has had all of the students with whom he worked go into primary care specialties for their residency training. He has also been a Rural Underserved Opportunities Program (R/UOP) preceptor for many years. Read more about Dr. Dunn...

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IDAHO MEDICAL HOME COLLABORATIVE PROJECT RESULTS

Scott Dunn, MD, Co-Chair, Idaho Medical Home Collaborative The final results of the 2013-14 Idaho Medical Home multi-payer pilot project were reported on June 10th, 2015 and presented to the Governor in July. Despite a relatively small sample size of 9000 patients and the ability to include only Medicaid data in the final aggregate data from 2013, the first year of the pilot (Regence and Pacific Source were not able to provide data in a usable format and Blue Cross reported separately), the results were very encouraging and positive. There were some good lessons learned both from success and failure. Read more... WWAMI Match Results

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THE HEALTHY IDAHO PLAN - HELP CLOSE IDAHO'S COVERAGE GAP

Do you have patients or know of someone who falls in the coverage gap that you are unable to help because of their lack of resources and health insurance? We need to hear from you and your patients. We are collecting stories from across Idaho to share with lawmakers, the media and the general public to help demonstrate the impact the a lack of access to affordable health insurance has on our fellow Idahoans. We have a solution to the coverage gap and an opportunity to improve the wellbeing and fiscal security of as many as 103,000 struggling Idahoans. Learn how you can help...

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Help The Clearwater Complex Fire Victims

Donate to the Kamiah Fire Victims Fund c/o Kamiah Credit Union, PO Box 68, Kamiah, Idaho 83536

RESIDENCY UPDATES

  • Below is a list of where our 2015 graduates all went. We now have four fellowships (sports medicine, HIV, geriatric and OB) and are excited to be training our own resident graduates in the geriatric and obstetrical fellowships. Our new interns have been stellar so far. Rural preceptors will start seeing them on their two week rotations beginning in late August. Read more...
  • Things are going well at the Family Medicine Residency in Pocatello. We had a very successful match, filling all of our slots with wonderful new residents. These seven new residents are 6 weeks into residency and doing well. Read more...
  • Kootenai Family Medicine Residency just completed the second class orientation with a remarkable group of interns. The support of our second year class, from family medicine and community faculty, nurses, and Kootenai Health has created a strong educational foundation for residents to engage in a wide variety of intensive learning opportunities. In addition to a rigorous educational schedule, residents have been involved in the local Ironman medical tent, cared for patients in the clinic’s EMERGE program for substance abuse in pregnancy, and participated in several simulation opportunities with community partners. Read more...
  • The Caldwell and Magic Valley RTTs continue their tradition of educating our future family physicians with the addition of great intern residents from as far as Texas to as close to home as Boise. Many already have Idaho ties and our programs help them prepare for practice in rural as well as other underserved and resource limited environments. By working in these smaller communities, our residents have the chance during their second and third years to function in a key role on the teams caring for rural patients and their families. As a recent article in the Times-News put it “Rural Medicine has a Place” in Magic Valley and Caldwell. Magic Valley News...

2015 NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENTS AND MEDICAL STUDENTS

Doug BorstThe IAFP was pleased to sponsor three students and one resident to attend the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. The Idaho students attending the conference were Matt Peters, MS3 and Melissa Roop, MS4 from the University of Washington and Aaron Ferro, OMS3 from Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences and resident, Douglas Borst, MD a second year resident from Kootenai Clinic Family Medicine Residency in Coeur d’Alene.

Read more about their experience at the conference....

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PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE

Join Healthy Hearts Northwest

Healthy Hearts Northwest (H2N) is a three-year project funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) that helps small to mid-size primary care practices improve their patients’ cardiovascular health – while also building their capacity for quality improvement (QI). Healthy Hearts Northwest will be led by the Group Health MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation with its partners, Qualis Health, the Oregon Rural Practice Research Network (ORPRN) at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), and the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS). Approximately 50 practices in Idaho are eligible to participate.

Be Successful in the Idaho Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan....

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TAR WARS IDAHO BEGINS ITS 25th YEAR

Thanks to all of our dedicated presenters, Tar Wars is about to begin its 25th year in Idaho with more than 190 schools from across Idaho participating in the program. The Tar Wars staff is working hard to match schools with presenters. If you are interested in presenting Tar Wars at your local school, contact Peggy Drzayich at IdTarWars@aol.com. View the winning posters at http://idahofamilyphysicians.org/tar-wars/

BOOST PATIENT SAFETY: HOW DOCTORS CAN REDUCE RISKS WITH VACCINATIONS

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and with the recent outbreak of measles leading to proposed changes in vaccination laws across the country, including passage of new legislation in California, vaccinations remain a hot topic. Physicians should always be attentive to the importance of timely vaccines against infectious diseases for patients of all ages.

Vaccine administration is usually regarded as a simple office procedure, often performed without the direct supervision of the physician or a licensed professional. Although vaccinations are a routine procedure, physicians and staff should remain vigilant about patient safety considerations. Read more... View the Supplemental Information....

2015/2016 IAFP BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE BOARD:
  • President: Bill Vetter, MD Emmett
  • President Elect: Haley Minnehan, MD Cottonwood
  • Immediate Past-President: Mikael Bedell, MD Cascade
  • 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
  • Paul Beckett, DO Shelley
  • Jonathan Bowman, MD Boise
  • Leanne Rousseau, MD Post Falls
  • Jared Price, DO Pocatello
  • Michael Packer, MD Rexburg
  • Rebecca Siemers, MD Coeur d'Alene
  • Suzanna Hubele, MD Weiser
RESIDENT MEMBERS:
  • Melliss Kjos, MD Pocatello
  • Carolyn Johnson, MD Boise
  • Tara Mertz-Hack, MD Jerome (Observer)
  • Douglas Borst, MD Coeur d’Alene (Observer)
STUDENT MEMBERS:
  • Melissa Roop Boise
  • Lee Spencer Boise
AAFP DELEGATES:
  • David Schmitz, MD Eagle
  • Mary Barinaga, MD Boise
AAFP ALTERNATE DELEGATES:
  • Scott Dunn, MD Sandpoint
  • Suzanne Allen, MD Boise

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS

ACTIVE MEMBERS:

  • Nina Kellie Lateefee Abul-Husn, MD Boise
  • Maureen FitzMaurice Ferguson, MD McCall
  • Dennis M. Klein, DO Hayden
  • Mark P. Mroczko, MD, FAAFP Hayden
  • Aurelia Watson Nelson, MD Boise
  • Julian Kent Powers, MD Saint Maries
  • Margaret Mary Russell, MD Ponderay
  • Michael B. Wells, DO Meridian
 

STUDENT MEMBERS:

  • Aaron Ferro Boise
  • Michael Duerden Moscow
  • Andrew Johnson Federal Way, WA
  • Douglas Alan Potts Moscow

RESIDENT MEMBERS:

  • Lance Spencer Adams, MD Pocatello
  • Elizabeth Atnip, MD Boise
  • James Bailey, MD Coeur D Alene
  • Britta Faith Beasley, MD Coeur D Alene
  • Loren Thomas Colson, DO Boise
  • Robert David Crouch, DO Boise
  • Ashley Camille Curtis,MD Pocatello
  • Amanda Dauten, MD Boise
  • Kate Watkins Doggett, MD Coeur D Alene
  • Billy Galligar, MD Boise
  • Squire Dean Hepworth, MD Pocatello
  • Kacy J. Herron, MD Boise
  • Benjamin Holland, MD Boise
  • Eric L. Jensen, MD Pocatello
  • David Vern Kimball, DO Pocatello
  • Emily Moore Knudsen, MD Boise
  • Janae Viola Krahn, MD Boise
  • Luke F. Mather, MD Boise
  • Molly McCormick, DO Boise
  • Jessica Lynn Mendez, MD Pocatello
  • Margaret-Mary Lucile Morelli, MD Boise
  • Timothy Preston, DO Coeur D Alene
  • Kaleb Redden, DO Boise
  • Andrew Schweitzer, MD Boise
  • Jacob Truman Smith, MD Boise
  • Kenneth Charles Stupka, MD Boise
  • Andrew James Thomas, MD Pocatello
  • James Robert West, MD Coeur D Alene
  • Sarah Marie Tiggelaar, MD Pocatello
  • Hannah Raynor, MD Coeur D Alene

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