Treasurer

Judith L. Thompson, MD

Met with state legislators and their assistants to educate and advocate for PPA.

 

Participated in legislative committees at state medical association and national specialty society meetings.

 

Attended collaborative meetings in Washington D.C., to listen, learn and from there to teach others.

 

Written op-eds, and provided informative interviews for the local newspaper.

Chairman of the Board

Vice Chairman

Marion Mass, MD

Brought multiple docs and lawmakers together at a forum at the Library of Congress

 

Hosted quarterly collaborative phone conference connecting numerous grassroots physicians reform groups aligned to preserve the patient physician relationship

 

Engaged directly with  lawmakers to introduce legislation to reduce pharma and hospital supply pricing and counteract dangerous shortages

 

Connected with tens of thousands of physicians via social media, and engaged them in to the HC debate, informing them channels of engagement

 

Brought dozens of physicians to Washington DC to participate in meetings with lawmakers re HC reform

 

Written op eds for national level newspapers and blogs

 

Been interviewed by national/international level radio programs

 

Represented PPA at CMS re EHR

 

Participated in a respectful debate re HC policy on BBC Facebook Live

Author of the nationally syndicated physicians’ cardiology blog, “Dr. Wes” that has garnered over 3 million page views.

 

Writing has appeared in peer reviewed journals, main stream media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, the Houston Chronicle, Medscape, Doximity, Oprah Magazine, and MedPageToday, among others.

 

Brought concerns about the ABIM before the AMA House of Delegates meeting in June 2016 with members of the Pennsylvania Medical Society that resulted in the issuance of a formal Vote of No Confidence by the PA Medical Society against the ABIM.

 

Worked with a forensic accountant to uncover luxurious purchases, tax filing discrepancies, declining pass rate trends, and limited clinical hours of American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) literature authors.

 

Served as an expert witness and exposed the undisclosed lobbying practices of the ABIM, the strongman tactics used to intimidate physicians, the funding and performance of research without informed consent, and off-shoring of physician fees paid to ABIM to the Cayman Islands

 

Plans to continue advocating for working physicians by exposing and litigating against regulatory intrusions that are distracting from the difficult job of clinical care and to assure every capable physician has the right to work without intrusions by unaccountable corporate entities.

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