Know the Facts Before You Choose a DI Policy (NEWS: WV Medical Insurance Agency) (Report)

Know the Facts Before You Choose a DI Policy (NEWS: WV Medical Insurance Agency) (Report)

A sports injury, a car accident, a problem pregnancy … no one knows when–or how–disability will strike. That unpredictability is why the best disability income (DI) insurance policy is the one that generates the most benefits in the greatest number of disability scenarios. But how do you know which DI policy is the best for […]

West Virginia Medical Professionals Health Program: "up and Running" (News: Wvmphp)

West Virginia Medical Professionals Health Program: “up and Running” (News: Wvmphp)

On January 14, 2008 the West Virginia Medical Professionals Health Program (WVMPHP) signed an agreement with the West Virginia Board of Medicine to allow for the enrollment of physicians, podiatrists and physician assistants with substance abuse or major mental illness. Participation is on a voluntary basis without such practitioners being subject to disciplinary action the […]

West Virginia State Medical Association Proposes 2009 Legislative Policies (News: Legislative)

West Virginia State Medical Association Proposes 2009 Legislative Policies (News: Legislative)

Each year the West Virginia State Medical Association (WVSMA) shares with the Legislature and the Administration our legislative policies. These policies are designed to be an educational tool for legislators and for our members to use when talking with lawmakers about policy concerns. These policies are developed over months of discussion by the WVSMA Legislative […]

The Physician As Public Health Officer (News: Bureau for Public Health)

The Physician As Public Health Officer (News: Bureau for Public Health)

The majority of the Public Health Officers (PHOs) in West Virginia are in private practice, ranging from family medicine, to pediatrics, and to surgery. Some have had formal training in public health; others have not. Only two are fulltime PHOs. Yet, there are some fundamental commonalities. As physicians, all are trained in taking histories, completing […]

Facts and Principles Learned at the 31st Annual Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease (Conference News)

Facts and Principles Learned at the 31st Annual Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease (Conference News)

The December 2003 conference on heart disease in Williamsburg, Virginia, was the 31st such conference to be held in that city and has been directed by one of us (WCR) since it began in 1972. The conference usually attracts about 200 enrollees, most of whom are repeat attendees. The conference provides 19.75 hours of continuing […]

Health System Reform and Its Impact on West Virginia (Special NEWS)

Health System Reform and Its Impact on West Virginia (Special NEWS)

President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) into law on March 23, 2010. This law is being proclaimed by many to be the most significant health reform legislation passed by congress in generations. The monumental bill is expected to bring down health care costs for American families and small […]