Hello VA-AAEM members,
My lovely and ever supportive wife Anita and I just arrived home from Richmond, without exaggeration it was a great trip, and very eye opening.
We were a small group, 5 ER docs, 4 from AAEM, Todd Parker, MD FAAEM FACEP, Joel Clingenpeel, MD FAAEM, VA-AAEM vice president, myself, my wife Anita M. Maybach, MD and Mark Sochor, MD MS FACEP, VACEP president. We were supported by Bob Ramsey, CAE, VACEP Executive Director and Aimee Seibert VACEP retained advisers. We met with three senators, and one delegate. We had sit down face-to-face time with them, not just their handlers. In addition, we met with authors/patrons of bills that impact medicine in Virginia, with the focus on how it impacts EM. We also spent time with the Lieutenant Governor Ralph S. Northam, a Peds neurologist at CHKD, who Dr. Clingenpeel knows on a personal and professional level. Read more.