The MOMA Minute
Welcome New Members
The Mississippi Osteopathic Medical Association's mission is to promote quality osteopathic medicine in Mississippi. As a new member, you now have access to all of the benefits MOMA has to offer. We are delighted to have you as part of our team! Reach out to us at any time. We are here to serve you.
MOMA Receives National Award
MOMA Receives 2021 Organizational Excellence in Advocacy Award
The Mississippi Osteopathic Medical Association has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Organizational Excellence in Advocacy Award (State Osteopathic Association Category) in recognition of its accomplishments in excellence to public policy and professional advocacy on behalf of the Osteopathic Profession. MOMA was recognized during virtual DO Day on Capitol Hill on Monday, March 8.
Every day during the legislative session, the Capitol Medical Unit is staffed by a full-time nurse and an MSMA volunteer physician who provide basic medical services to legislators and capitol staff. Let us feature you as a Doctor of the Day!
HB 1303: Independent Practice for NPs
Died in Committee. Excellent job to the voices of all!
HB 1302: Optometry Bill
Representatives of both Optometrists and Ophthalmologists met to create an amendment to 1302. Optometrists were given an expanded scope to include some prescription rights, as well as some minor procedures mostly of the eyelid. You can read the full amended resolution here. The amended resolution has passed.
SB 2122: Alzheimer’s Bill
Passed both chambers, currently awaiting Governor's approval. Congratulations to Dr. Katherine Pannel, DO on her key role in this legislation.
SB 2631: Telemedicine Bill
This bill was passed in the Senate and has moved to the House. The bill can be viewed here. Governor Reeves lifted two executive orders related to the pandemic last week. Once the Governor lifts the State of Emergency for the pandemic, telemedicine services will no longer be allowed in our state. We know the positive impact that telemedicine can have on access to care for our patients. It is important to pass this legislation to allow telemedicine services beyond the public health emergency.
We need your voice on this issue! Please send a letter to your representative today through this link: SB 2631 CONTACT FORM
Calendar of Events
MOMA is proud to host a meeting each summer in beautiful Sandestin. We are even more excited to come back together for our 40th Annual Coast Conference on June 1-5, 2021! The CME program will feature outstanding speakers and experts in their fields. Sessions will address current and forthcoming medical issues of concern and interest. Topics will have particular appeal to primary care providers. Registration is now open!
WCUCOM was able to partner with Miss Mississippi, Mary Margaret Hyer, to present Tar Wars to students at the 3-D school in Petal, MS. Tar Wars is a community-based education program designed to teach kids to live tobacco-free.
Each year we look forward to honoring our medical students as they reach one of the most significant milestones of their medical school career. Match Day! Due to health Concerns surrounding Covid-19, WCUCOM has opted to celebrate this momentous occasion virtually. Join us on Facebook Live!
Students of MOMA
WCUCOM student 2021 case report publications
Phillip Oh and Kai-Wei Lin
Submitted by MOMA Member: David Roy, DO
ABSTRACT: Martorell Hypertensive Ischemic Leg Ulcers (HYTILU) are painful and rapidly enlarging lower extremity wounds associated with uncontrolled systemic hypertension. They are most commonly seen in women from the fifth to seventh decades of life. Here, we describe a unique case of HYTILU with digital autoamputation in an obese, hypertensive 27-year old male with concomitant systolic heart failure. This case serves to reinforce the importance of maintaining a high index of suspicion for this rare ulcer, as early recognition and diagnosis of HYTILU is key for the healing process that takes weeks and involves multiple modalities and disciplines.
MOMA is proud to spotlight Reginald W. Stewart, DO; our first African-American President. Another notable thing about Dr. Stewart, as many of our members remember fondly, he was also the first MOMA president with dreadlocks! Dr. Stewart is an Internal Medicine physician in Pascagoula, MS. He completed medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1980, followed by a rotating internship year and Internal Medicine residency in Detroit, MI. Dr. Stewart is board certified by the AOBIM and is active in memberships with MOMA, the AOA, and ACOI. He has held many faculty appointments in his career, including Clinical Professor at the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Stewart served as President of MOMA from 2007-2009 and remains an active and integral member of our association today. Thank you for your service, Dr. Stewart!
Don't forget to renew your MOMA membership! any unrenewed accounts will be deactivated on March 31, 2021.
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