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WELCOME

From the President
By Joyann Kroser, MD
President Delaware County Medical Society

Happy New Year 2017!
As I take over as President of the Delaware County
Medical	Society	(DCMS),	I	am	filled	with	gratitude	for	
my predecessor Dr. Ron Anderson, for our current
Officers	and	Directors	and	especially	for	our	Executive	
Director Mr. David McKeighan. We just completed our
first	Board	of 	Directors	meeting	for	2017,	and	it	was	
brimming with enthusiasm and great ideas for the future.
In this issue's President's Bulletin I hope to
show you that no matter who you are DCMS has
something for you! We provide our local political
leaders with valued insight. We are advocates for
patients, physicians, practices, and the public health.
I want my professional colleagues in
particular - to know that the DCMS is
here for you. We've got your back!

We	also	have	a	501c(3)	nonprofit	organization	
that oversees our public health initiatives - The
Foundation	of 	the	DCMS	-	and	we	are	affiliated	with	
a local charity which grew out of our society over
sixty years ago - The DCMS Public Health Fund.
We are advisors to many important county
community services including the Delco Health
Advisory Board, the Suicide Prevention/Awareness
Task Force, Health Literacy Coalition and the Safe
Schools Coalition to name a few. Our professional
input is also valued on the Domestic Violence Advisory
Board and the Delco DA' s Heroin Task Force.
Regardless of which specialty we practice,
to which medical staff we belong or our
employment model, we are stronger together.
DCMS is our grassroots organization where all
of us can come together to discuss issues large
and small that matter in our neighborhoods.

We are here to assist members with questions
and concerns about licensure, CME credits,
employee	law	and	benefits	and	credentialing.	
You can check out our full range of member
services at our website: www.delcomedsoc.org
Throughout the year this publication will highlight not
only things that our society does, but also educational
articles and interesting features about our members
and the community. You might get to see your doctor
or a neighbor in a new light! I invite my health care
provider and practice management colleagues to
attend our bimonthly board meetings and get involved
in society activities at whatever level you can.
If you are a physician in training or new to practice
being active in DCMS will help you to grow leadership
skills. Some of you may not realize that DCMS offers
ongoing assistance to our members who have practice
management questions. We are poised to refer you to
the many resources in our area of which you may not
have been aware. We also coordinate separate quarterly
meetings for our practice administrator members.

Having been a Past President of the Philadelphia
County Medical Society and having commuted into
the city from Glen Mills for many years, I cannot
begin to tell you what a unique pleasure it is for me
to now work in the community in which I live. I run
into patients in the supermarket, at sporting events
and at the Garnet Valley Middle School car line!
Even though I am a GI specialist, I am the
product of two family physicians. I value being
part of the fabric of my patients' lives. So too
it is my hope that during my tenure, DCMS will
become part of your life whether you are a member,
potential member, patient or community leader!

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