Member Activity Updates 

Dr. Fred Rivara honored as "50 Changemakers of Public Health"

National thought leader on injury prevention and control

KCMS Member Fred Rivara, MD, MPH is one of the UW School of Public Health's 50 Changemakers of Public Health.

Dr. Rivara is an international leader in the science of injury prevention and control, and his work has profoundly influenced multiple areas in this field. His research on the effectiveness of bicycle helmets led to the creation of community-based helmet campaigns that have spread throughout the U.S. and the world and saved countless lives from preventable head injuries. continue reading
50 Changemakers of Public Health

Health Care for All- WA Annual Meeting


Myths and Facts About Flu Shots

Tyler Lockett catches passes for the Seahawks while Dr. Amish Dave and his team at Virginia Mason catch and treat diseases. What they have in common: caring for the health of our community and keeping the 12s safe, and together it’s a win-win.  
Dr. Amish Dave & Tyler Lockett | Flu Shot Education Video

Members on the Move

New Members

Tony S. Quang, MD, JD

Dr. Quang is a board-certified Radiation Oncologist who has been practicing medicine for 18 years. He treats cancer patients, teaches medical students and residents, and conducts clinical research. He is the Acting Chief at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and on faculty at UW Medicine and UW Law. He is the current President of the Association of VA Hematology/Oncology, a Member of the Board of Trustees of the WSMA, and a Member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Legal Medicine. As an Attorney, his areas of interest include medical malpractice, contracts, IP law, and non-profit law.

Members Moving Practices

Dr. Lola Oluyitan has moved from the Everett Clinic and is now the medical director of provider productivity, recruitment, and retention at 6M Geriatrics and Hospital Medicine in Seattle.
Are you a physician on the move? Let us know where you are headed! Email 

NEJM eBook: The Clinician Role in Health Care Delivery and Innovation

A Powerful Voice for Transforming Care

One of the most powerful voices in the transformation of health care delivery is that of the clinician, including frontline physicians and nurses. Yet all too often, clinicians don’t feel valued or heard. 

Read NEJM Catalyst’s new eBook, “The Clinician Role in Health Care Delivery and Innovation,” to find candid advice and actionable data from NEJM Catalyst Insights Council. Clinicians who are members of the Insights Council share firsthand accounts of how they raised their voices and effected change in the cost of care, patient engagement, and outcomes, the adoption of emerging technologies, and new models of care. Coupled with results from a year of Insights Council surveys, this eBook is a comprehensive resource to empower clinicians in your own organization. 

Get your copy here: or view the pdf through the link below.
NEJM eBook

Interim Covid-19 Vaccination Plan

The WA state DOH has released a draft plan to distribute Covid vaccines in several phases.
Interim Covid-19 Vaccination Plan

HHS Extends COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Effective Oct. 23, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar, issued the renewal of the COVID-19 national public health emergency declaration. The PHE determination has been in place since Jan. 31 and previously renewed April 21 and July 23. 

Covid-19 Physician Practice Financial Impact Survey Results

The economic impact of Covid-19 on health care continues to reveal itself through reductions in patient volume and revenue and in higher practice costs. 
In July and August, the AMA conducted a nationwide survey to better quantify the impact of Covid-19 on physician practices. Key findings:
  • 81% of physicians surveyed in July & August said revenue was still lower than the pre-pandemic. The average revenue drop was 32%.
  • 81% of physicians were still providing fewer in-person visits when surveyed than pre-pandemic, and despite telehealth increases, almost 70% of physicians were still providing fewer total visits.
  • Spending on PPE is up, with physician-owned practices having the most difficult time acquiring these supplies. 
Covid-19 Financial Impact Survey Results

PPE Deliveries 

King County Medical Society's staff made their final PPE drop-off to the Washington Association of Pakistani Physicians.
After so many months of fundraising, creation of PPE - and the distribution of tens of thousands of units of masks, gowns, gloves, face shields, and hand sanitizer - we are proud to see the final boxes go to such a great organization.

Office Space Available in the KCMS Building

Large private offices with access to amenities including semi-private waiting areas, kitchen/break room, storage, and a beautiful conference center. Monthly rents starting at $1,200.
Located at 200 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
Interested? Contact for details.
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