NAM News - September 23, 2021
In This Issue

September is Women in Medicine Month!

Thank you to these outstanding female leaders for dedicating your time to serve on the NAM and MFN Boards of Directors! We appreciate each of you, and it is an honor to work with you.
Did you know that the Nashville Academy of Medicine and Tennessee Women in Medicine have been organizational partners since 2017?  We encourage all female members of NAM to consider joining TWM, and we often host educational events and receptions together like the one photographed below in 2019.  Visit to learn more about this great organization!

Virtual meeting TONIGHT about Covid-19.

Join us for our next All Member Virtual with TMA TONIGHT - on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 6:00 p.m. 
This meeting will feature NAM members, Sapna Kripalani, MD,  and William Schaffner, MD, and will be moderated by M. Kevin Smith, MD - all from Vanderbilt University.  They will address the effect of the Delta variant in Tennessee (including hospitalizations, ICU, deaths and differences compared to other variants), and the clinical treatment of long-haul COVID (or PASC). 
NAM Members, register here to attend tonight's meeting.

2021 Legislative Summary.

As we start looking ahead to next year's legislative session, we'd like to share some of our achievements during the 2021 session. TMA was hard at work passing four bills, tracking more than 350 bills and amending 18 bills in order to better serve the practice of medicine and the needs of our physician members and their patients.
Click here or the image below to download a pdf that includes summaries and recaps of TMA's top priorities and issues we expect to discuss in the coming year. 

Early Bird Registration ends Sept. 30 for Tennessee Healthcare Symposium.

There is only one week left to get a discounted price on your registration cost for this year's Tennessee Healthcare Symposium.  Early Bird Pricing Ends September 30!
NAM is proud to partner with TMA and major insurance carriers on the 2021 Tennessee Healthcare Symposium to be held November 2-4. This collaborative event will help practice managers, coders, billers, auditors and other medical office staff improve productivity and financial performance. 

This year we’re going virtual over three days with full remote access featuring a conference-like feel complete with booths and several outstanding industry speakers. The 2021 event is slated to offer up to 21 CEU hours. 
Click here to learn more.
Thank you to
our sponsors:
Burke Financial Group, LLC
Board of Directors:
  • Robin Williams, MD -
    Board Chair
  • Nicole Schlechter, MD - President
  • Gregg Shepard, MD - President-Elect
  • Michael Beckham, MD - Secretary/Treasurer
  • David Duong, MD
  • Laura Lawson, MD
  • George "Trey" Lee, MD
  • James Powers, MD  
  • V. Seenu Reddy, MD
  • Adrian Rodriguez, MD
  • M. Kevin Smith, 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

Kelly Smith, MBA
Director of Physician Engagement

Anastacia Volz
Director of Project Access Nashville Specialty Care
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