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May 27, 2022
2022 President’s Celebration
Last weekend, we celebrated a great year under the leadership of Dr. Brian Sosnin as President and Dr. Monalisa Tailor as Board Chair. We also welcomed Dr. Valerie Briones-Pryor as our incoming President and she said a few words in regards to how she plans to serve our GLMS members in the next year: “We want to serve all our physicians, whether it be the practicing physician, the administrative physician, the retired physician, the newly graduated resident, and even the medical student...We want GLMS to be an integral part of the Louisville community, but GLMS is nothing without its members.” 
You’re Invited! Bourbon & Benz Event - June 25
Upcoming meetings - Policy & Advocacy Team
The P&A Team will meet this summer (via Zoom) to prepare the GLMS resolutions for submission to the KMA House of Delegates at the KMA Annual Meeting (August 26-28, 2022).
Tuesday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m. 

Additional meeting dates TBD
If you have any questions about the resolution process or would like to be added to the P&A Team, please reach out to Kathryn Vance at
2022-2023 Election Results
Congratulations to all those chosen in the 2022 Election to serve GLMS over the coming year! Dr. Patricia Purcell was elected to President-Elect, Dr. Lewis Hargett was elected to Vice President and Dr. Aneeta Bhatia was elected to Secretary. For a list of all positions elected including At-Large Board Members, KMA Delegates and Nominating Committee, please see page 13 in this month’s Louisville Medicine.  
Save the Date
The 2022 KMA Annual Meeting will be held August 26-28 at the Marriott Louisville East. For more information and to register, please visit the KMA website here
GLMS Annual Payer Roundtable Recap
GLMS held a Payer Roundtable virtually for the second year in a row on Thurs., May 12, 2022, with panelists from Aetna Better Health, Anthem, Caresource, Humana, Passport by Molina, United Healthcare, Wellcare and The Department for Medicaid Services. The insurance payers answered questions submitted in advance for the entire two hours along with sharing updates and news. In addition to those submitted in advance, we had several questions sent in during the event that we will hold the insurance companies accountable for answering. If you would like to receive a link to the recording of the roundtable or the slides and Q/A, email
Thank you to everyone that attended and we look forward to planning this event for next year in-person.
Here are some of the comments from attendees:
“You do an amazing job keeping the content contained in a 2-hour window. Priceless!”
“In-person is best, but this meeting was organized and efficient.”
“I think this was extremely helpful”

Job Posting
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness is hiring an Associate Medical Director. The position can be found online here.
Notes on the position:
  • Provide clinical oversight for LMPHW’s various clinics and projects
  • No direct patient care, consultant for staff using physician judgement
  • Mentorship and training for students through UofL’s community medicine rotation
  • Serves as a spokesperson for the department on clinical, medical issues
  • Reports to medical director
Cato Senior Physician’s Group - open to all members!
Tuesday, June 14 at 12 p.m. via Zoom
Mark Wourms,
Director of Bernheim Forest

Meeting ID: 894 2941 5549
Call in: 301-715-8592 (Use the Meeting ID and press # after)
To RSVP, contact Kimberly Risinger at 502-736-6366 or
Louisville Medicine
Were you a college, semi-pro or professional athlete before medicine? Do you participate at the “weekend warrior” level? Please reach out to Kathryn Vance at to tell your story in an upcoming Louisville Medicine issue!
In this issue of Louisville Medicine, Dr. Brian Sosnin gives his sendoff as GLMS President, as we look at the accomplishments of GLMS and the GLMS Foundation over the last year through our 2022 Annual Report. This issue also hosts book, restaurant and TV reviews that will introduce you to something new or remind you of an old favorite! Read more in this issue of Louisville Medicine here.
Dr. Who
After training around the country, Louisville native Dr. Thomas Higgins returned to Kentucky as the first ENT in the state with advanced fellowship training in rhinology. Now Vice President and Research Director of Kentuckiana ENT, a Division of ENT Care Centers, he is very active in organized medicine, currently serving as Treasurer of GLMS and chair of the Policy & Advocacy Team. Read more about his life in this month’s Dr. Who here.
Spear Essay Contest Winner
Congratulations to Dr. Kris Barnsfather and UofL medical student Cole Dowdy, this year’s winners of the Richard Spear, MD, Memorial Essay Contest! This year’s topic was “The Little Joys of Medicine.” The winning essays will be printed in the July edition of Louisville Medicine.
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