NCMS Morning Rounds 4-1-21

Enjoy Thursday’s NCMS Morning Rounds.

April 1, 2021

The NCMS will be closed tomorrow, Friday, April 2, in honor of Good Friday. Your NCMS Morning Rounds will resume on Monday, April 5.

Yesterday we ran a list of physicians recognized on Tuesday, Doctors’ Day, by generous donors to the NCMS Foundation who gave in their name.

Here are several more individuals honored with a Doctors’ Day donation:
Michael McGraw, MD
Elisabeth Robinson, MD
Anthony Skalak, MD
Joseph T. Inglefield III, MD

Read Your Spring Issue of the NCMS Bulletin

The spring issue of your NCMS Bulletin e-magazine is now available. In this issue we look at the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on medical practices, and how the NCMS Foundation has responded. We also asked NC Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH, to look ahead to what she sees for health care in North Carolina post-pandemic.

Read the issue now.

Physician Seat Open on NC Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy

The NCMS has the opportunity to fill the physician member seat on the NC Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy. Learn more about this Board here.

The Board, which meets every other month, regulates the practice of massage and bodywork therapy in North Carolina to ensure standards of competency and to protect the public health, safety and welfare. The eight-member Board includes five massage and bodywork therapists, a physician, a member of the general public and someone currently licensed to operate a massage and bodywork therapy establishment.

Board members are charged with determining the qualifications of persons seeking to practice massage and bodywork therapy and authorizing persons who have met the statutory requirements to so practice; and enforcing laws and rules governing massage and bodywork therapy to ensure its safe and ethical practice. Currently there are approximately 9,500-10,000 licensed massage and bodywork therapists in the state.

The NCMS recommends a physician member, who the Governor could officially appoint to the Board. Consideration is given to geographic distribution, practice setting, clinical specialty and other factors that will promote diversity of the profession among Board members.

If you are interested in being considered as the physician member for this Board, please contact NCMS Director of Executive and Board Services Evan Simmons at

NCMS Book Club Exclusive – Interview with Matt Haig

Matt Haig is the author of seventeen books, including the New York Times bestseller The Midnight Library (a Good Morning America Book Club pick), the internationally bestselling memoir Reasons to Stay Alive, along with five novels, including How to Stop Time, and several award-winning children’s books. His work has been translated into more than forty languages.

The NCMS book club currently is enjoying the best-selling novel The Midnight Library and will have an opportunity to participate in a live, virtual Q & A with the author, Matt Haig, on Thursday, May 20 from 1 to 2 p.m.

If you are not yet a book club member, but would like to participate in what is sure to be an interesting conversation about what led Haig to write this compelling book and to ask him your burning questions, please sign up now to join our popular NCMS book club here. If you’re already a club member, you should have received the registration link in your email.

In the News

Medical Liability Insurance Premiums Rising After Stable Decade, AMA report finds, Healthcare Dive, 3-30-21

Learning Opportunity

How Health Systems Are Creating a More Consumer-Centric Model, April 7 • 2pm 
The healthcare marketplace continues its decade-long evolution to a more consumer-centric model—and while many health systems are still able to achieve a stellar patient experience, the pandemic has exposed issues and shortcomings at the most basic levels that have eroded public trust.

Learn more and register here.

If you have policies you’d like your NCMS Board of Directors to consider, please complete the Board input form here. Thanks for reading!



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