The Queens Medical Society is 100 Years Old This Year! Learn more about us on our History Page.

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MSSNY Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund
The devastating 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the southwestern region of Haiti killed nearly 2,000 people and injured close to 10,000. Unfortunately, those numbers are expected to rise. The disaster resulted in toppled buildings and homes and damaged infrastructure and roads, cutting off access to some areas in the southwest, and forcing many to flee their homes in fear that they may collapse.

The people of Haiti desperately need help. Please consider making a donation to the MSSNY Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund. Donations will be sent to organizations assisting Haiti with urgent needs, including medical supplies and equipment.

Annual Meeting & Installation - May 19, 2021

David Vilabrera, (left) MD, Immediate Past-President 2020-2021

handing over the gavel to David A. Fishman MD, President 2021- 2022

Results of 2021-2022 Elections

President - David A. Fishman, MD

President- Elect - Joseph T. Cooke, MD

Secretary - Ayman Z. Attia-Alla, MD

Assistant Secretary - Erik Blutinger, MD

Treasurer - Charles S. Lopresto, DO

Assistant Treasurer - Sophia Spadafore, MD

Historian - Leah S. McCormack, MD

Archivist - Saulius J. Skeivys, MD

Queens Medical Society Letter to Prevent the Closing of St. John Episcopal Hospital in Rockaway, New York

The American Medical Association (AMA) is taking an important step to reconcile AMA’s past by acknowledging the harms that one of our founders, Dr. Nathan Davis, had in our organization’s history that allowed and upheld racism within the medical profession.

This Viewpoint from AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD, provides important details and context for this acknowledgement including AMA’s 2008 apology, recent actions by our Board and House of Delegates, and the work underway through the AMA Center for Health Equity.  By acknowledging the past, the AMA is embracing a discussion about how to begin to heal past harms. 

As State Ends Emergency Declaration, What Does that Mean for Telehealth Coverage? Read more HERE.

CDC Recommends Pregnant Women Be Vaccinated Against Coronavirus

The Washington Post (8/11, Bernstein, Shammas) reports that on Wednesday, the CDC recommended “that pregnant women be vaccinated against the coronavirus, updating its advice after it found no increased risk of miscarriage among those who have been immunized.” Vaccination rates have been low among pregnant women, and this “new guidance officially moves the CDC off its previous neutral stance on whether immunization is safe for them.”

        The New York Times (8/11, Rabin) reports, “The new guidance brings the C.D.C. in line with recommendations made by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and other medical specialty groups, which strongly recommend vaccination.”

        USA Today (8/11, Rodriguez) reports, “A CDC analysis of safety data on 2,500 women showed no increased risks of miscarriage for those who received at least one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine before 20 weeks of pregnancy.” As “miscarriages typically occur in 11%-16% of pregnancies,” this “study found miscarriage rates after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine were about 13%, which is within normal range.”

New Shared Decision-Making Website for Providers Complements FAIR Health Consumer Website

FAIR Health has created a free website for providers about shared decision making to complement the consumer resources on that subject at its free, award-winning consumer website,

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Disparity

in the Care of American Women with Breast Cancer

By Louis-Joseph Auguste, MD Click Here

 About the Author: Louis-Joseph Auguste, MD, MPH,   FACS, Surgical Oncology/General Surgery; Clinical   Professor of Surgery, Donald and Barbara Zucker School  of Medicine at Hofstra/Northewell; Chair/Board of  Trustees, Medical Society of the County of Queens. 

New York City Department of Health Issues Standing Isolation Order for Purposes of New York State Emergency Sick Leave Law | Law and the Workplace  Guidance for the Distribution of Pulse Oximeters to Patients at Increased Risk for Severe COVID-19. Learn More HERE.

MEDICARE  PHYSICIAN PAYMENT ADJUSTMENTS FOR 2021. Learn more HERE through the AMA Summary of Select Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.

September Health Awareness Campaigns

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New PPP Loan Parcel & Extended Tax Provisions Packaged In 2021 COVID Relief Bill

Fuoco Group presents this information to the members of the Medical Society as a member benefit.

Extension and Enhancement of PPP Loans

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, makes available an additional $284 billion in PPP loans.

What does the “ACT” mean for you and your practice?  Click HERE to learn more.


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