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Michael J. McCrea, MD, FACEP

President, Ohio ACEP

In this issue:

Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine Product & Course Brochure

Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Courses

New - Advanced EM Ultrasound Course!

Recent News & Opinion

The innovative Stanford program that’s saving emergency room doctors from burnout
The Washington Post
August 20, 2015

The truth behind why doctors don’t tell the truth
By EM physician, Dr. Kristin Prentiss Ott, for
August 20, 2015

Some Hospitals Boost Health by Preventing Violence
U.S. News & World Report
August 24, 2015

Physician burnout: (Un)wellness and the passion paradox
August 24, 2015

How The Prescription Painkiller Fentanyl Became A Street Drug
August 26, 2015

Man shot after taking security officer’s Taser in hospital emergency room
Fox 8 Cleveland
August 27, 2015

5 ways to boost diversity in the medical community
AMA Wire
August 28, 2015

Heart-Attack Patients More Likely To Die After Ambulances Are Diverted
Kaiser Health News
August 31, 2015

A physician’s ode to nurses
By EM physician, Dr. Kelly Prentiss Ott, for
September 1, 2015

Bounceback Rate Higher than Expected, Reflecting the State of Health Care
Emergency Medicine News
September 2, 2015

Life in Emergistan: Lab Coats Don't Make the Physician
By Dr. Edwin Leap, for Emergency Medicine News
September 2, 2015

Viewpoint: Protecting Good Physicians
By Dr. Regina Bailey, for Emergency Medicine News
September 2, 2015

ED Job Security: Thanks, Idiocy Genes!
By Dr. Robert Brandt, for Emergency Medicine News
September 2, 2015

Is Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coming to an Emergency Department Near You?
September 3, 2015

Judging without judging is the physician’s paradox
September 3, 2015

Physician burnout starts in medical school. But it doesn’t have to.
September 5, 2015

An emergency physician stops at a roadside accident. He finds out he’s not needed.
By Dr. Edwin Leap, for
September 6, 2015

Post-Ebola America: How We're Still Responding To The Outbreak, One Year Later
Huffington Post 3-part series
September 9, 2015

Price Soars For Key Weapon Against Heroin Overdoses
September 10, 2015

6 reasons why doctors grieve differently
September 11, 2015

AMA President Dr. Steven Stack Talks Physician Shortages and APPs
September 14, 2015

The Gender Gap Persists In Academic Medicine, Studies Find
Kaiser Health News
September 15, 2015

President's Message

In case you have been hiding out in a cave recently, you might have missed that the 2016 (yes, “sixteen”) elections are already heating up. Something about another debate on CNN right now as I write this. Jokes aside, this yet again brings up the issue of advocacy, one of Ohio ACEP's three strategic pillars. If you didn't know, we have an Ohio ACEP Political Action Committee (PAC) that we can use to back candidates for state office who are supportive of Emergency Medicine issues throughout Ohio. As many of you read this, perhaps some of you are already shaking your head in disgust about "politics as usual." Admittedly, I too used to feel this way. I didn't like that donating money to candidates, PAC, or a particular party could potentially influence our government. [Read more]

EM Residency Spotlight

Submitted by the University of Cincinnati Emergency Medicine Residency 

Leadership, Excellence, Opportunity. The motto that guides the Residency Program at the University of Cincinnati is interwoven into everything that we do. As a four-year program, our residents benefit from substantive elective time allowing the development of clinical and non-clinical interests in Emergency Medicine on a hospital, community, and national level. [Read more]
Dr. Andrew Latimer, PGY-4
Dr. Lauren Titone, PGY-2
Dr. Joshua Denney, PGY-4
Dr. Timothy Loftus, PGY-4
University of Cincinnati EM Residency PGY-1s gather for team-building exercises at Camp Joy
Meet the University of Cincinnati EM Residents!

Member Kudos

Congratulations to Ohio ACEP Past President, John McCabe, MD, FACEP, for being presented with the American Board of Medical Specialties’ 2015 ABMS Distinguished Service Award!

Do you know of a member who deserves to be congratulated? Let us know!

The Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine
Board Review Course

Find out why physicians have trusted our course to prepare them for the Written Board Exam—for more than 30 years!

Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine Board Review
Columbus, Ohio
October 11-15, 2015

And, we are excited to be partnering with California ACEP to offer our nationally recognized Board Review in Newport Beach, California!
February 8-12, 2016
The course EM physicians have trusted for over 30 years...
Right in the heart of beautiful Newport Beach!

Ohio Medicaid Offers Testing Sessions for ICD-10 Switch

Sessions are designed to help Medicaid providers meet October 1 ICD-10 compliance deadline

Ohio Medicaid is offering in-person sessions in Columbus for Medicaid providers who currently submit claims through the Medicaid Information Technology System (MITS). At the sessions, providers will be able to test their currently coded ICD-9 claims with ICD-10. [Read more]

Members in the News

James Augustine, MD, FACEP, who was quoted in the Healthcare Finance article, “Diverting ambulances raises risk of death in heart-attack cases, study says”

James Augustine, MD, FACEP and John Scott, DO, FACEP, whose article, “Mass Casualty Incident Provides Pearls for Toxin-Related Illness,” was published in ACEP Now

Adam Dine, DO, FACEP and Nicholas Kman, MD, FACEP, who were featured in the Columbus Monthly article, “Columbus After Dark: Working the Night Shift in the ER”

Have you seen a news article or commentary written by a member? Or do you know of a member featured or interviewed in a news story? Let us know!

From National ACEP

Help Ohio Win! Triple E Campaign: Expand – Enhance – Engage
In an effort to broaden the legislative influence of emergency physicians, ACEP has launched the Triple E Campaign. The Campaign is a contest to see which ACEP Chapter can get the most members added to the ACEP 911 Legislative Grassroots Network. The contest runs until October 15, and the winning Chapters will be recognized at ACEP15 in Boston. Join the 911 Network to help Ohio earn points and win! You will need your ACEP log-in credentials to get started.

Courses are Filling Fast for ACEP15
Some of the most sought-after courses at ACEP15 are filling fast. Register today to secure your spot and get the education you want from the faculty you trust. ACEP15 is the world’s largest emergency medicine conference and features networking, top-notch education and fun social events. Register today!

Share Your Stories at ACEP’s New “Doc Blog"
ACEP recently unveiled its newly redesigned consumer website Emergency Care For You. Part of this new website includes a “Doc Blog” where articles are written by emergency physicians. Share your medical advice and daily experiences inside the ED on a variety of topics. To see recently published articles, click here. Please help educate the public. We need contributors! For more information, email Mike Baldyga at

Emergency Medicine Groups Fight For Better Mental Health Care
For the first time, presidents of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Emergency Nurses Association, and Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants joined forces on Capitol Hill, meeting with key lawmakers about the mental health crisis in U.S. emergency departments and help figure out what to do in order to help fix the problem. Check out the video below.

Welcome, New Ohio ACEP Members!

Ben Ball
Carter Battista, MD
Austin Beck, MD
John Brockland, MD
Ashley Coleman
Natasha Collia, MD
Debadutta Dash, MD
Danielle Doyle, MD
Benjamin Duncan
Christopher Fenzel, MD
Tyrel Fisher
Michael Garfinkel, MD, FACEP
Emily Goldman-Huertas, MD
Kamran Haydar, MD
Eleni Horattas
Elyse Klerman, MD
Lalitha Kunduru, MD
William Longhurst, MD
Sofia Melgarejo, MD
Evan Morgan, DO
Omar Mostafa
Tulja Parmar, DO
Neagum Patel, MD
Robert Rominski
Kruti Shah, MD
Judd Shelton, DO
Todd Simmons
Eric Szymanski
Jason Tehranisa, MD
Joseph Wang
Adam Wiercinski
Haixu Yan

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