UA Welcomes New Surgeons and PCMS Members

  The University of Arizona Department of Surgery and Banner – University Medical Center recently welcomed several new surgeons to Tucson. As members of the UA College of Medicine faculty, they are members of the Pima County Medical Society David…

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Long-time PCMS member to head state physician organization

​​​​​​​Michael Hamant, MD, a local primary and sports medicine physician and Pima County Medical Society (PCMS) Board of Directors member, will become President of the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) at the organization’s June President’s Awards Banquet. An active member of…

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Telemedicine program receives AZ Business magazine award

The Arizona Telemedicine Program, based at the University of Arizona College of Medicine -Tucson, has been recognized by AZ Business magazine for Outstanding Achievement in Digital Health. Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, founding director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP), accepted…

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Belinda S. Uhall 1959-2017

Tucson native and primary care physician Belinda S. Uhall died May 11, 2017, following a two-year battle with brain cancer.  She was 58. Born April 17, 1959 in Tucson to Stella Elsie Pelletier and John Guy Raymond, Uhall was the…

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Marius M. Wagner 1949-2017

Marius M. Wagner, MD, long-time Tucson cardiologist, passed away May 17, 2017.  He was 68. Wagner was born March 10, 1949 in Transylvania, Romania to Drs. Julius and Victoria Wagner.  Wagner graduated from medical school at the University of Medicine…

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HHS issues updated “ransomware” guidance

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued updated ransomware and cyber threat guidance for healthcare organizations. The new guidance was issued after the latest ransomware known as WanaCry infected information tech systems around the world. HHS recommends the…

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Can the looming physician shortage be stopped?

While the nation debates the policy and payment issues in healthcare, a quiet crisis may be brewing behind the scenes. “Access to care,” is the buzzword used by every administrator, policy maker and payer who wants to relay a convincing…

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ADHS prepares to launch DAVE

In September, the Arizona department of Health Services (ADHS), Bureau of Vital Records will launch the state’s new electronic death registration system call the Database Application for Vital Events (DAVE).  It replaces the current system called the Vital Systems Information…

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Graduate debt a harsh reality

Large sums of graduate debt are a harsh reality of practicing medicine for the majority of new physicians. With almost $200,000 in median debt, managing student loans in a smart manner can save you tens of thousands of dollars. The…

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