NCMS Morning Rounds 7-7-20

Happy Tuesday! Enjoy your

NCMS Morning Rounds.

  July 7, 2020

Physician Support Line Available to Help

The Physician Support Line (PSL), which was created in March 2020 to provide free, confidential peer-to-peer support for MD’s/DO’s navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, has now expanded to include support on any subject relevant to the many professional and personal intersections of the medical profession. Physicians supporting physicians.

The line, 1-888-409-0141, is available 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. It is staffed by over 700 volunteer psychiatrists from across the country and has recently been added to the American Psychiatric Associations’ COVID-19 recommended mental health resources.

What the support line offers:
– Free physician to physician support (including medical students, residents and fellows).
– Anonymity. They do not report to any institution or entity and do not ask you to disclose identifying information.
– Training in various therapeutic modalities in navigating immediate stressors.
– Additional mental health resources outside of PSL.

What it does not offer:
– A doctor-patient relationship/continuity of care.
– Medication prescription or recommendation.
– Psychiatric consultation on patients.

Learn more here.

Survey Offers Valuable Data – Please Help

The NCMS, NC Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) and Curi gather vital practice information from administrators and clinicians across the state relative to the COVID-19 pandemic through a joint survey sent every other week.

Questions include availability of personal protective equipment, telehealth usage and financial concerns among other topics. Your answers inform how we can help you through needed resources and information. The survey results have also proven invaluable to state officials as they assess the needs of our health care community.

Please take just a minute to complete this week’s survey now. Results are published in your NCMS Morning Rounds so you can get a snapshot of how your colleagues throughout North Carolina are responding to the pandemic.

Take the survey now.

Kudos for NCPHP CEO

At the 2020 virtual business meeting of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs, several member volunteers were recognized for their service including NC Professional Health Program (NCPHP) CEO Joseph Jordan, PhD. Dr. Jordan serves on the national organization’s Evaluation and Treatment Accreditation Committee and was honored for the committee’s ‘steady and intense’ work.

Congratulations Dr. Jordan!

In the News

The Importance of Black Doctors, NPR, 7-6-20

Learning Opportunity

Care4Carolina has convened a panel of speakers to hold a ‘Virtual Briefing on COVID-19 and the Health Insurance Coverage Gap’ on Tuesday, July 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Speakers include Lacy Hobgood, MD, FACP, FAAP, Governor of the NC Chapter of the American College of Physicians and Division Head for Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine and Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, Radiation Oncologist and Director of Cancer Health Equity and Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center. Learn more and register.

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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