NAM News - June 29, 2022
In This Issue

NAM Focuses on Physician Wellness

The Nashville Academy of Medicine has partnered with the Medical Foundation of Nashville to launch PROSPER, a program to support the well-being of the physicians in Middle Tennessee. 
What is PROSPER? 
Life is not just about powering through, it is about prospering in every way to live your best life.  It's about having a safe place to empower and equip you with the tools to take care of yourself...just like you take care of your patients.  NAM and MFN have compiled wellness and burnout resources into one, easy to find resource center for our members and physician colleagues as a first step.
NAM members also joined physicians from across the state on Thursday, June 23, to learn from NAM member Michael Baron, MD about physician wellness resources. NAM appreciates when our members share their expertise as speakers for statewide content!

Resident Members from NAM elected to statewide leadership.

Three resident members from NAM were elected to leadership positions in the TMA's Resident and Fellows Section. Congratulations to our NAM members, and we appreciate your willingness to serve in these leadership roles!
  • Vice Chair: Rahul Shah, MD (Vanderbilt)
  • Social Media/Communications: Stacie Smith, MD (Meharry)
  • AMA Delegate: Adrian Jaramillo, MD (Vanderbilt)

New Laws Effective July 1

Several laws enacted by the 2022 General Assembly will become effective on July 1 and may be of special interest to physicians since they could require action or reporting. Others are for information only. Topics include: 
  • Minimum Wage
  • Wound Reporting
  • Employee Immigration Status – E-verify 
  • Opioid Antagonist Prescriptions 
Click here for a full online summary of these laws. 
Contact the TMA Legal Department at 800-659-1862, ext. 1645 or with any questions.

2022 Legislative Summary Available;
Now is the time for TMA PAC donations.

The 2022 Legislative Summary has been released from TMA and NAM. Click here or the image to the right to see the details.
This is an election year, which means the TMA PAC committee will begin selecting and donating to pro-medicine campaigns across the state. As TMA's political arm, TMA PAC turns campaign contributions into political capital by building influence and credibility with elected officials. Visit to make a donation, or contact Advocacy Engagement Manager Erika Thomas at for assistance in mailing a check. 
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Board of Directors:
  • Nicole Schlechter, MD - 
    Board Chair
  • Gregg Shepard, MD -
  • Michael Beckham, MD President-Elect
  • Laura Lawson, MD
  • Christin Giordano McAuliffe, MD 
  • George "Trey" Lee, MD
  • Matthew Pollard, MD
  • James Powers, MD  
  • Adrian Rodriguez, MD
  • M. Kevin Smith, MD
  • Duane Smoot, MD
  • Carl Willis, MD

Contact Us:
General Inquiries
Phone: (615) 712-6236  
Project Access Nashville 
Specialty Care
Phone: (615) 712-6237
Rebecca Leslie, MBA
Chief Executive Officer

Nikki Ringenberg, MPA
Senior Director

Taylor Crawford, MPH
Director of Strategic Projects
and Operations

Anastacia Volz
Director of Project Access
Nashville Specialty Care
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