District 5 Recap - February 15, 2018

District 5 Meeting

POMA District 5 met on February 15, 2018 at the First Post Restaurant in York. Robert Polinsky, MD, a cardiologist at Berks Cardiology in Wyomissing, led an interesting discussion on the unmet needs in statin therapy.

POMA Program Manager, Jason Leeper, reported that online CME is coming this spring. He also reported on the LA Times editorial response the AOA submitted regarding the Larry Nassir case. A link to the response was included in the February 9th issue of the POMA Newsletter. There was also discussion about an article published on February 12 in Forbes regarding OMT vs. chiropractic philosophy and treatment.

District chair, Dr. Carol St. George, discussed the recent POMA Board of Directors meeting where the results of the member survey where shared and an AOA representative shared tips on developing a crisis management strategy. The leadership is looking forward to upcoming programs POMA is implementing to better serve the membership and improve patient care through education and member engagement.

Additionally, members discussed current legislation, specifically medical marijuana prescribing and collaborative agreements with nurses. Discussion was held regarding having a future District outing with families at one of the local ballparks in late May or early June.