Doctor Day 2014

Thank You to Those Who Attended the 2014 Legislative Doctors Day in Madison, WI!

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The Doctors Day at the Capital on February 12th, 2014 was a great success. Around 200 physicians, residents and medical students attended, representing 15 professional organizations, the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. 23  Anesthesiologists and Anesthesia Residents were among the attendees. A special thank you goes to:

Brent Boettcher, MD (resident)
Mike Bottcher, MD
John Burelbach, MD
Rose Campise-Luther, MD
Craig Cummings, MD (resident)
Christina Diaz, MD
Daniel Farber, MD (resident)
Julie Freed, MD (resident)
Molly Groose, MD (resident)
John Jochman, MD (resident)
Robert Koebert, MD
Joshua Lacey, MD (resident)
Robert Matthews, MD
Bridget Muldowney, MD
Jim Nicholson, MD
Kari Obma, MD (resident)
John Olson, MD
Matthias Riess, MD
Deb Rusy, MD
Joe Strosin, MD
Elizabeth Wilson, MD (resident)
Elizabeth Yun, MD

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After a photo opportunity with Robin J. Voss, Speaker of the Wisconsin Assembly, we visited our respective Senators and Assembly members. 

The topics addressed with our legislators were the Workers Compensation Fee Schedule, the former Apology now Physician Condolence Bill, Impalla reimbursement and the by some of us the Physician Preferred Medical Risk Retention Group legislation. Incidentally (or not..) the Physician Condolence  Bill (AB 120) got scheduled  for a full Assembly vote shortly after our visit. It passed the Assembly on February 19th, and is awaiting a Senate Vote.

The Doctors Day at the Capital gave us a wonderful opportunity to make our presence known, establish a relationship with our legislators and will help us to address issues affecting our patients and our profession in the future.

Encouraged by the impressive showing of physicians this year, we are hopeful to visit the Capital next year in even larger numbers.  As soon as the date for the next Doctors Day is determined, it will be posted on our website. I am looking forward to seeing you in Madison next year.

 

Sincerely,

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Rose Campise Luther, MD, FAAP
President, Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists