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November 6, 2018

Rajeev Kumar, MD, FACP, CMD, the Society’s secretary and chair of the Membership Committee, never tires of talking about the organization to his colleagues. “I usually get two reactions. There are people who are unaware of the organization and its member benefits but are excited to hear about them. Then there are our members, especially those who have attended an annual conference, who are converts for life,” he says. Either way, Society membership “feels like coming home to a big family.”

He often asks potential members, “What would make your work easier? What is causing you...

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October 29, 2018

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Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) isn’t a new concept. It’s actually been around for hundreds of years, says T.S. Dharmarajan, MD, CMD. However, PEGs are used excessively in the elderly at the terminal stages of life. Dr. Dharmarajan,...

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October 24, 2018

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Two of the Society’s most prestigious honors pay tribute to pioneers and visionaries William Dodd, MD, CMD, and James Pattee, MD, CMD. While these names are synonymous with the Society, there are also powerful, inspiring stories behind them that show why these awards are so coveted by our members.

“Billy Dodd was...

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October 15, 2018

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Receiving the 2018 Medical Director of the Year award was an honor that Eric Hasemeier, DO, CMD, will never forget. “Receiving this award was fantastic. It truly was the highlight of my career. It substantiates what I’ve devoted my life to and reaffirms what I’ve accomplished,” he says. Of...

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October 10, 2018

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Jeffrey Levine, MD, CMD, has spent years studying wounds. He has worked in a wide array of environments from outpatient wound care clinics, hospitals, and post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities. Now, along with co-presenter Scott Bolhack, MD...

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October 3, 2018

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“It was exciting to see that people recognize the importance of post-acute and long-term care [PALTC]. Increasingly, they understand our world and the impact of it in the continuum of care,” says Society President Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD, about the Society’s...

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September 25, 2018

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Sitting at her desk, Teresa C. McCarthy, MD, MS, CMD, a new member of the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM), can’t help but think about James Pattee, MD, CMD, the “father” of the Certified Medical Director (CMD) designation and the Core Curriculum on Medical...

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September 18, 2018

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Christopher Trotz, MD, CMD, brings a unique perspective to his new role as an American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) board member. As a physician executive and practitioner, he devised a strategic plan to address how physicians and advance...

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September 11, 2018

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As with many Society members, a love of post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) medicine runs deep for Andrea Moser, MD, MSc, CMD, a newly appointed American Board for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) board member. She says, “I was fortunate enough to have...

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September 5, 2018

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Arif Nazir, MD, CMD, thrives on innovation, and he believes that innovators are a special breed. “I used to think that innovators are born that way. While there may be some truth to that, I also think that anyone who faces a problem and refuses to give up until a new solution is found is an innovator,” he says. “...