Vaccine Purchasing Program for WVAFP members

Lower Your Vaccine Costs With Atlantic Health Partners!

Atlantic Health Partners offers WV AFP members the most favorable prices and terms on the entire portfolio of Sanofi Pasteur and Merck vaccines. With full availability of all products from the manufacturers you get the best prices on a wide range of pediatric, adolescent, and adult immunizations.

Atlantic also provides members incomparable customer service on all vaccine related issues including ordering, supply, reimbursement support and advocacy as well as other discount programs. Participation with Atlantic will help you strengthen your immunization efforts and practice performance, save you money on vaccines throughout the year, and enhance patient satisfaction with your practice.

We encourage you to contact Cindy or Jeff at 800-741-2044 or info@atlantichealthpartners.com to see how Atlantic Health Partners (www.atlantichealthpartners.com) can benefit your practice.

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2014 Family Doctor Award

Catherine Evans, MD a family physician from Wheeling, WV was the recipient of the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians highest award – Family Doctor of the Year for 2014. The award was presented by Edward Robert Marks, MD during the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians (WVAFP) 62nd Annual Scientific Assembly held on April 4th 2014 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, WV.

The Family Doctor of the Year Award honors an outstanding, community-minded family physician that provides compassionate, comprehensive care. Candidates are nominated for their service as role models, professionally and personally, in their communities, to other healthcare professionals, physicians in training and medical staff.

Dr. Evans received a degree in medical technology from West Liberty State College. She earned her doctor of medicine degree at West Virginia University and completed at Family Medicine Residency at Wheeling Hospital. She is a faculty member of the Family Medicine Residency program at Wheeling Hospital and serves as Director of The Family Medicine Center clinic at the residency. Her practice has been integral to the care of women and children, in the Wheeling area.

Founded in 1948, the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians represents more than 1,000 physicians and medical students statewide. It is the largest medical specialty society devoted solely to primary care. The West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians is a chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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62nd WVAFP PRESIDENT INSTALLED

Dr. Edward Robert Marks, a family physician from Wellsburg, was installed April 4th as president of the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians during the 62nd Annual Scientific Assembly held at the Embassy Suites in Charleston. Dr. Marks was installed by Dr. Thomas Weida, American Academy of Family Physicians National Representative .

Dr. Marks, currently practices Family Medicine in Wellsburg, WV. He formerly served as Program Director at Wheeling Hospital Family Medicine Residency; Board of Governors, West Liberty University; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine; and currently serves as Campus Physician at Bethany College, Bethany, WV. He is married to Toni Jo (Beltrame) Marks and has three children, Madeleine, Katherine and Edward.

A board-certified family physician, Dr. Marks earned his undergraduate degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College, and his medical degree from Marshall University School of Medicine. He completed a family medicine residency at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV.

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Read Kimberly Becher’s Blog Post about ‘Last Days of Residency’

http://blogs.aafp.org/cfr/leadervoices/entry/turn_the_page_saying_goodbye

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Arthritis Foundation — Free CME Offering

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Gestational Diabetes Management for the Primary Care Physicians — FREE 1 Prescribed AAFP CME Credit

The West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians through support of the Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease of the WV Bureau for Public Health cordially invites you to participate in a FREE, one-hour webinar, “Gestational Diabetes Management for the Primary Care Physicians.”

Presenters were:
Brenda L. Mitchell, MD
Associate Professor
Marshall University JCESOM’s Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology
and
Ryan A. Stone, MD
Associate Professor
Marshall University JCESOM’s Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology

To view the webinar –  Click Here.  After watching the video — to earn your  one  Prescribed AAFP continuing medical education credit you will need to complete this survey — Click Here.

Learning Objectives:

1.  Proper screening procedures to include timing;
2.  Intervention strategies; and,
3.  Post Delivery Care.

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (aka DOT) Medical Examiner Training

More Courses to be announced for Charleston, Beckley, and Huntington areas …

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Price for Fluzone extended — Join Atlantic Health Partners by April 30th

Fluzone Prebook extended – Join Atlantic Health Partners and Prebook by April 30th
for the lowest prices and best terms

WVAFP members that join Atlantic Health Partners and order Sanofi’s Fluzone by April 30 and/or Medimmune’s Flumist by April 18th will receive the lowest prices and best terms.  Atlantic also offers the most favorable prices and terms on the entire portfolio of Sanofi and Merck vaccines.

 Participation with Atlantic will help you better prepare for flu season, save you money on vaccines throughout the year, and enhance patient satisfaction with your practice.

Join the thousands of physicians that are saving dollars and receiving high quality customer service from Atlantic.
Contact Cindy or Jeff at 800-741-2044 or info@atlantichealthpartners.com to see how Atlantic Health Partners (www.atlantichealthpartners.com) can benefit your practice.

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Medicaid Card — Technical issues — read more here

Due to some technical issues related to Medicaid cards, some Medicaid members may be presenting the attached temporary Medicaid card.  While this card appears different from what you are used to seeing, it is a valid Medicaid card. This situation is expected to last for the next week or two while the issue is being resolved.  Thank you for your understanding as we address this issue.

 

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Medicaid Provider Workshop

The Bureau for Medical Services and Molina Medicaid Solutions will be conducting provider workshops from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the following dates:

2014 Spring Provider Workshops

Monday April 28  Martinsburg  Holiday Inn

Tuesday April 29 Wheeling Oglebay State Park

Wednesday April 30 Morgantown Lakeview Golf Resort

Thursday May 1  Roanoke WV, Stonewall Jackson Resort

Monday May 5 Beckley Tamarack

Tuesday May 6 Huntington Big Sandy Arena

Wednesday May 7 Charleston Beni Kedem Hall

For More Info Contact:
Penney A. Hall
Communications Manager
Bureau for Medical Services
350 Capitol Street, Room 251
Charleston, WV  25301
Phone: 304-356-4872
Fax: 304-558–1451

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