The Queens Medical Society Is 100 Years Old This Year!

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Special Offers for our Members from our Partners   

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. 

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

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

AMA Survey Shows Over 96% of Doctors Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19
The American Medical Association (AMA)’s recent survey (PDF) among practicing physicians finds that more than 96 percent of surveyed U.S. physicians have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, with no significant difference in vaccination rates across regions. Of the physicians who are not yet vaccinated, an additional 45 percent do plan to get vaccinated.

The national AMA survey is the first to specifically collect data on practicing physicians’ COVID-19 vaccination rates. The survey was conducted June 3–8 and showed an increase of more than 20 percent for physicians who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 compared to a May 2021 Medscape poll.

Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month with the Alzheimer's Association

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 COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all New York residents 16 and older. People who live outside of the state but work or study in New York are also eligible to get vaccinated. People who are eligible based on employment include both paid and unpaid workers.

Note: People who are 16 or 17 years old are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

New York City is committed to ensuring that access to the vaccine is fair and equitable.


Keynote Address to the Medical Scholar Pipeline Graduates at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. 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.

July Health Awareness Campaigns

Sarcoma Awareness Month with the Sarcoma Foundation of America

World Hepatitis Day with the world Hepatitis Alliance

Healthy Vision Month with the National Eye Institute

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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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