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November 12, 2019

In This Issue

2020 NAM Leadership Slate

The Nominating Committee presents the following slate of officers for 2020.
  • 2020 President: Robin Williams, MD - Saint Thomas Medical Partners Breast Surgery (previously elected)
  • 2020 Secretary/Treasurer: James Powers, MD - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • 2021 President-Elect: Nicole Schlechter, MD - Saint Thomas Midtown
  • 2019 Immediate Past President: V. Seenu Reddy, MD - TriStar Cardiovascular Surgery
NAM Directors nominated for 2020-2022:
  • David Duong, MD – Urology Associates
  • Cindy Le, MD – Anesthesia Medical Group
  • Lael Luedtke, MD – Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance
These officers will be installed at the President's Reception on January 30. Positions remain available for 2020 delegates to the Tennessee Medical Association. Interested members can contact Rebecca Leslie at

November 19 – Kendra Scott Gives Back Event

Start your holiday shopping for a good cause at this event! Twenty percent of the evening's total sales between 5-7 will go toward supporting the Medical Foundation of Nashville. Learn more and RSVP here.

If you can't make it to the event, please call the store at 615-600-4353 between 5 and 7 p.m. to purchase. UPS Ground shipping is free.

December 5 – Holiday Open House

Mark your calendar and plan to stop by for our 2019 holiday open house. We'll serve refreshments and celebrate the joys of the season. RSVP here.
2019 Holiday Open House

NashvilleHealth and Metro Health Department Release New Community Health Survey

Community partners recently gathered for the release of the Nashville Community Health + Well-Being Survey, the first countywide assessment in nearly 20 years.

Survey findings offer a deep dive into numerous key metrics that inform essential health and well-being activities across the city, including access to health care, barriers to care, chronic health conditions, health behaviors and more. This first-of-its-kind, large-scale assessment was mailed to more than 12,000 Davidson County households.

View the executive summary.

TMA Offering New Online Prescribing Course

For doctors with a state medical license expiring in 2020, time is running out to earn state medical board-required CME hours in proper prescribing. You need to have this course completed by December 31, 2019.

TMA’s NEW proprietary, accredited course, "Appropriate Prescribing in Tennessee," includes a comprehensive look at combating prescription drug abuse in Tennessee, along with updates on prescribing laws in 2019.

Thank you to
our sponsors:
Burke Financial Group, LLC
2019 Board of Directors:
  • M. Kevin Smith, MD
    Board Chair
  • V. Seenu Reddy, MD
  • Robin Williams, MD
  • Richard Soper, MD
    Secretary / Treasurer
  • Michael Beckham, MD
  • George "Trey" Lee, MD
  • Rodney Lewis, MD
  • Jim Powers, MD
  • Adrian Rodriguez, MD
  • Gregg Shepard, MD
Contact Us:
General Inquiries
Phone: (615) 712-6236  
Project Access Nashville 
Specialty Care
Phone: (615) 712-6237
Rebecca Leslie
Chief Executive Officer

Nikki Ringenberg
Senior Director
of Membership and Grants

Taylor Crawford
Director of Strategic Projects
and Operations

Connect with NAM online:
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Medical Foundation
of Nashville online:

Volunteer Opportunity: Doctor of the Day

NAM members and other physicians throughout the state will volunteer through TMA every Tuesday between January 14 and April 14 to serve as Doctor of the Day.
Volunteers spend one day at the capitol and have the unique opportunity to interact with legislators on the House and Senate floors, attend committee meetings and get a first-hand look at the legislative process.

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