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City of San Jose Office of Retirement Services Seeking Proposals from Board Certified Physicians for Disability Medical Evaluations

The Boards of Administration for the City of San José Federated City Employees’ Retirement System and Police & Fire Department Retirement Plan (“Boards”) are seeking proposals from qualified medical evaluation services firm/individuals or Board certified physicians who specialize in disability medical evaluations.   The Office of Retirement Services (“ORS”) in coordination with the Boards processes approximately 80 disability application-related transactions each year and requires the services of an established disability medical evaluation services firm/individual or physician(s) with a desired expertise in Occupational Medicine who will: 1) provide medical expertise in assisting ...

Public Comment on Draft Research Plan: Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted today a draft research plan on screening for autism spectrum disorder in young children. The draft research plan is available for review and public comment from February 25, 2021 through March 24, 2021. To review the draft research plan and submit comments, go here. Any visitor to the Task Force Web site can comment on any of the listed USPSTF draft documents. However, readers should note that the USPSTF writes these documents for researchers, primary care doctors, and other health care providers, using medical ...
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SCCMA Welcomes New Deputy Director, Erin Henke

The Santa Clara County Medical Association (SCCMA) is pleased to welcome Deputy Director, Erin Henke. With over 20 years of experience working in health care, Erin has a strong and impressive background having previously worked for the American Medical Association, San Francisco Marin Medical Society, and most recently with the California Medical Association’s physician wellness program. In addition, she worked at Hospice by the Bay, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California as POLST Program Director, and VSP Vision Care. As a member of SCCMA’s executive leadership, Erin will ...

75 years of age and older now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination

Vaccines Now Available for Santa Clara County Residents 75 Years and Older SCCFREEVAC.ORG Beginning January 13, 2021, the Santa Clara County Health and Hospital System will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations to Santa Clara County residents who are 75 years of age or older.  Any local resident in this age group who is not a regular patient of Kaiser, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, or Stanford Healthcare can now schedule an appointment through one of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s (SCVMC’s) vaccination clinic sites by visiting and clicking on the “schedule a ...

Physicians Foundation 2018 Survey Results

The Physicians Foundation has released the findings of its 2018 survey of U.S. physicians that examines a wide variety of factors impacting practice patterns, career plans and physician burnout.   With physicians in offices, emergency rooms, urgent cares, retail and other settings having an estimated one billion patient encounters a year, the survey underscores the overall impact of excessive regulatory/insurer requirements, loss of clinical autonomy and challenges with electronic health record (EHR) design/interoperability on physician attitudes toward their medical practice environment and overall dissatisfaction and burnout. Keep Reading