March 22, 2024

IN THIS ISSUE: Women's History Month Spotlight | Dr. Bernadette Anderson's Journey to Holistic Healing | Saluting Malcolm Porter | RSVP for Upcoming Public Policy Meeting | Apply for the Physicians Leadership Academy Fall class | Donate Diapers to PCC

Empowering Wellness: Dr. Bernadette Anderson's Journey to Holistic Healing in 'Fulfilled: 52 Prescriptions for Healing, Health, and Happiness'

Dr. Bernadette R. Anderson, a board member here at Columbus Medical Association, unveils her transformative book, "Fulfilled: 52 Prescriptions for Healing, Health, and Happiness." Drawing from her own experiences as a physician and her observations of Black women's struggles, Dr. Anderson offers actionable strategies for holistic wellness. Discover her journey and insights in this exclusive interview with the Columbus Medical Association.

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Women's Month Spotlight:

Annette Ticoras, MD, BCPA

Delve into the journey of a determined doctor who pursued her passion for medicine and helping people by founding Guided Patient Services (GPS). Learn how she fills the gap in patient care, providing invaluable support and guidance through complex medical diagnoses and treatment options.

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Saluting Malcolm Porter: A Legacy of Advocacy and Dedication to Healthcare Policy

As Public Policy Consultant, Malcolm Porter, embarks on his next journey, we extend heartfelt gratitude for 24 years of unwavering dedication to the Columbus Medical Association (CMA). Since 2000, he's been a steadfast support, offering expertise in public policy and political affairs. Malcolm's efforts have profoundly impacted our organization and healthcare community, guiding us through complex policy landscapes and advocating tirelessly for physicians and patients alike. 

His attention to detail ensured swift identification and resolution of threats to medicine and patient welfare. Malcolm's leadership in organizing candidate interviews and PAC initiatives empowered members to engage with Ohio policymakers effectively. Beyond CMA, his advocacy across healthcare and other domains showcases his dedication to positive change. As Malcolm retires, we know his legacy will endure, but his absence here at CMA will be deeply felt. 

Thank you, Malcolm, for your boundless energy and commitment. Best wishes for a fulfilling retirement!

RSVP Today: CMA Public Policy and Advocacy Meeting

Interested in public policy, advocacy, and how you as a physician can get more involved? Then RSVP today for the March 26th virtual Advocacy Community meeting at 6 PM


The agenda for this meeting will include:

  • Updates on 2024 legislative activities of interest to the CMA and affiliates
  • A review of Ohio’s primary election and its impacts 
  • Updates on statewide ballot initiatives
  • Outlining the transition of CMA staff support for public policy/advocacy


Please click below to RSVP for this meeting and send any requests for inclusion of specific agenda items to CMA Executive Director Lisa Oyer  or Public Policy consultant Malcolm Porter

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Applications Open for Physicians Leadership Academy Class of 2024/25

The PLA is more than just a leadership program. It’s 10 years of successful, researched-backed training for physicians to build the margin of skills they need to not only survive but thrive in today’s ever-evolving healthcare landscape. 

Make this the year you rediscover your reason, apply today.

Have questions or want to learn more? Then attend an upcoming virtual information session:

Tuesday April 30 | 5:30 PM

Zoom Link Meeting ID: 846 8857 9150 

Passcode: 081979 


Wednesday May 29 | 5:30 PM

Zoom Link 

Meeting ID: 859 4704 4147 

Passcode: 300129 

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Share your expertise with Central Ohio’s news organizations

Sign-up today to be a physician expert for the CMA's Media Contact List - Destiney Davis, our PR & Communications Specialist, will reach out with more details.

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