Surgeon General to Address The Doctors Company’s National Summit of Healthcare Leaders Today

August 9, 2018 by matray

The United States Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, will address nearly 100 of the nation's top healthcare leaders today, as the keynote speaker of The Doctors Company's annual Executive Advisory Board meeting. Adams will focus on the need for government/business partnerships to achieve better healthcare, steps the government is taking to address the opioid epidemic and the connection between community health and economic prosperity. He will speak to representatives of industry-leading organizations brought together annually by The Doctors Company to discuss some of the most important issues affecting the practice of medicine today. Adams will also take questions from the audience. Adams will join Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, in a live discussion via video conference. The Doctors Company will post live highlights on Twitter @doctorscompany. "We are pleased that Dr. Adams is participating in our summit of healthcare thought leaders," Anderson said. "His focus on improving healthcare through nontraditional partnerships, leading with science and promoting local community health solutions goes hand in hand with our mission to advance the practice of good medicine." In addition to the Surgeon General, speakers also include:

  • Anderson, who will discuss building an enduring national platform for advocacy on behalf of the medical profession. Prior to leading The Doctors Company, he was a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and was chairman of the Department of Medicine at Scripps Memorial Hospital, where he served as senior oncologist for 18 years.
  • Donald H. Crane, president and CEO of America's Physician Groups (APG), who will speak on "Accelerating the Movement to Value." APG is a professional association representing medical groups and independent practice associations practicing coordinated care.
  • Daniel Cassavar, MD, MBA, FACC, president and chief medical officer, ProMedica Physicians, whose topic is "How to Train New-Hire Physicians on Practice Culture." In his role, Cassavar provides executive oversight for more than 975 employed physicians and advanced practice providers.

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