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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. “...

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August 29, 2018

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While the recent wildfires struck a part of California hundreds of miles away from his home and facility, they reminded Timothy Gieseke, MD, CMD, of a time not long ago when a similar disaster threatened his community of Santa Rosa, CA. Looking back, he learned much...

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August 21, 2018

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Rebecca Elon, MD, MPH, CMD, has a history with the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) that goes back to its beginning. The new ABPLM board member says, “Back in the ‘80s, I attended a University of Minnesota training course for nursing home medical directors that was developed by Drs. James...

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August 15, 2018

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Anemia is a common problem in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) that often gets ignored or dismissed. T.S. Dharmarajan, MD, MACP, AGSF, wants to change that. “Anemia isn’t an illness, rather an indicator of an underlying disorder. It is a common problem that will not get better on its own. If you identify anemia, more...