New President's Message
New President's Message

Your December 2019 NEWSLETTER  

From the Incoming President

Rajneet Lamba, MD

Seasons greetings to King County Medical Society members and thank you for your support of the Society.  Whether you are a new member or a long-time member, we are looking to find ways to maintain your engagement. 
I will be stepping in as President of the Board in January and I hope to build on the excellent work that Dr. Teresa Girolami has done over the past 2 years.  I have called King County my home all of my life despite spending some of my time training outside of our state (please see KCMS bio page for additional details).  Working as an internal medicine hospitalist, I find the joy and challenge of my field to be finding effective ways to collaborate and communicate with my colleagues and assimilate various opinions to best aid a patient under my care.  In the same way, what I have found interesting about organized medicine is a similar need and opportunity to work together to impact health on a greater scale.  I hope to partner with you and your colleagues to identify and address the needs of King County physicians. 
In the coming years, we are looking to continue to improve our efficacy by expanding partnerships with healthcare stakeholders including the WSMA, other county and specialty societies, local hospitals, community organizations and advocates, media, as well as electeds at the local and state level.  If you have an organization that you are passionate about that can align with KCMS, then please reach out. 
On behalf of myself and our Board of Trustees, we hope to hear the voices of our members as we continue to advocate for the profession of medicine and for the health of our community in King County. 

From the CEO

In the two years since I was hired as the CEO of the King County Medical Society we have accomplished much together, and I am grateful. Thank you to all of our members!

We have grown quickly and improved our communications, advocacy, physical space, and our events. All of these improvements are due to your continued investment in membership. With your loyalty and timely renewal, your staff will begin planning for another outstanding year of great programs, free CME's, community coalition building, enhanced referrals, professional development, and strong advocacy for healthcare reform.

The KCMS staff has been busy stuffing dues envelopes to mail dues, but we hope you can help to SAVE A TREE by renewing your membership using our website payment HERE.   
Or become a new member by clicking HERE.  
Our membership Coordinator, Reed, is always happy to help (
If you would like to mail dues our address is:
200 Broadway, Suite 200
Seattle, WA.    98122

Please let us know if you have any suggestions. We’d love to hear your feedback!  Here’s to a peaceful holiday season and a very happy, healthy New Year!

With great appreciation, 


Public Health Stakeholder Group

Please consider joining our Public Health Seattle & King County Healthcare Stakeholder Group

King County Medical Society is proud to announce a continuation of our work with Public Health Seattle & King County (PHSKC) to increase prevention and awareness of childhood lead poisoning within King County. In partnership with PHSKC, the Somali Health Board (SHB), and Horn of Africa Services (HOAS), we are developing a community-driven Healthcare Stakeholder Group to create strategies to prevent lead poisoning in our area.

This diverse group will consist of a wide range of healthcare professionals (MD, PA, RN, MA, clinic managers/directors, etc). These members will attend meetings to brainstorm with the experts from the SHB and HOAS how to improve screening for primary and secondary lead poisoning. Phone in conferencing options will be available. If you are not able to attend all of the meetings we understand!
These meetings dates are as follows:

1.            Monday, February 3rd, 5:30 pm - 8 pm

2.            Monday, March 2nd, 5:30 pm -8 pm

3.            Monday, April 13th, 5:30 pm -8 pm

4.            Monday, May 4th, 5:30 pm -8 pm

5.            Monday, June 1st, 5:30 pm -8 pm
Members of this group will also have the opportunity to participate in a year-end Health and Housing conference attended by healthcare professionals, housing providers, landlords, and community members.

Please consider participating in this important healthcare initiative.
If you have any questions, please contact Salem Adisu at, and feel free to forward this information to anyone you think might be interested. Thank you!

Holiday Party

Thank you to those of you that attended our holiday party this year! We were happy to provide an evening of good fun and good company. We look forward to holding more events in the coming year!

Upcoming Events

First Annual KCMS Awards Event 

The 1st Annual KCMS Awards Ceremony will be in April of 2020. Please enter nominations TODAY!

Award Nominations are now open!

Advocacy Update

King County Medical Society is proud to be the organizer for the Coalition of Healthcare Providers to Prevent Firearm Injury and Death. If you would like to learn more about the coalition and its work, follow the link below.

We are delighted to welcome our NEW MEMBERS

David Baker, MD

Dr. David Baker, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Kirkland, WA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in internal medicine.

Volunteer Opportunity

King County Medical Society with be providing free lead screening events at the Seattle/King County Clinic events in February 2020. 

The next Clinic is Wed, Feb 13 – Sat, Feb 16, 2020, from 4 am (!) -9 am at Seattle Center.

If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please contact

In Memoriam

Marvin Dale Fredrickson, M.D.  

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