“I am your constituent. You are my representative. I want you to take steps to begin to release the bureaucratic stranglehold that has stolen the dignity of the medical profession. The legacy of physician depression, burnout, early retirement, suicide as a result of repetitive exercises in useless futility is shameful. We are here to say No to ongoing uneducated policy regulatory oversight of a profession that is unparalleled in educational preparation. Perhaps in the past we have been absent from the table and if so it was because we were caring for patients but now we are here, we care and we vote. Take steps now to begin to release your stranglehold from our honorable profession." Judy Thompson, M.D. Breast Surgeon, Board of Practicing Physicians of America


The Commerce and Labor Committee has put HB157 on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018. Pocahontas Building  900 Main Street, Richmond Virginia. 12PM-4PM Room: House Committee Room, Ground Floor, Room W011, Pocahontas Building   Medical Society of Virginia has negotiated to make the following amendments to the bill.  While the amendments are not as strong as the original bill, […]

On Record ABMS >Physicians

    “Oh what a tangled web we weave…” Browsing the Medical Society of Virginia’s website was no less than shocking. Physicians, you wrote in back in December and January and asked MSV to represent your voice, the practicing physician and what does MSV do? “This work continues as part of the state medical society coalition, […]

ACTION ALERT:Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Commerce and Labor Committee has put HB157 on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018.  900 Main Street, Richmond Virginia. Room: House Committee Room, Ground Floor, Room W011, Pocahontas Building  In preparation for the meeting, I urge all Virginia area physicians to do the following: 1.  Email and/or call each member of the entire committee. If you have […]

Action Alert: Contact Commerce & Labor Committee

 HB157 has gone to the Commerce and Labor Committee, not the Health Committee.  It is imperative that physicians write specifically to these legislators to support HB157.  As always, organizations like National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS), Practicing Physicians of American (PPA), Change Board Recertification (CBR), American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), and many individual […]

MSV Waffles about HB157

The Medical Society of Virginia’s recent response to physicians who have written in about HB157 is incredibly perplexing.  The key points of the email in question are the following: 1. The Medical Society of Virginia has developed and continues to offer innovative programs for physicians to complete Part IV MOC on their own terms. These have […]

MSV Adds HB157 to Agenda!

Thanks to all Virginia physicians writing into the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV), yesterday, they added HB157 to their legislative agenda.  However, this is not the time to rest on your laurels. Many have written to to their legislators to support HB157. Organizations like the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS), Practicing Physicians of […]

Tell Virginia Legislators to Patron HB 157

Dear Colleagues, Legislators need to hear your voice about HB 157.  I understand and appreciate how busy you all are. Here’s the problem: Issues that affect you as a practicing physician are mostly managed by non- or retired physicians. Both have a lot more time on their hands than you.  But, as a physician, YOU […]