Just as in 1856 when this organization was founded by a few physicians who sought to fight for their patients and profession, we continue this tradition as members of CMA. Doctors then were faced with rampant quackery, epidemics of contagious disease and a need to establish standards. To address this, they called upon their colleagues to help.  Though we don’t use the word quackery today, we still face these challenges. CMA contributes value to our members.  
I am running for CMA President-elect because I am the best candidate to represent and empower physicians across California with vision, experience and compassion.  I am known as a strong collaborative leader with more than 25 years of experience. We are faced with many challenges from administrative burdens, Scope of practice issues, post pandemic practice challenges and MICRA.  Together we are stronger and together we will lead in transforming the health care system not just for our benefit but for future physicians and those we serve everyday – our patients.   

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*Support every mode of practice so it not only survives but thrives. 

*Allow physicians to focus on what we do best, caring for our patients, while ensuring scope of practice is not eroded and administrative burdens are decreased.

*Improve physician health and wellness. Heal our workforce by addressing the impact that the COVID pandemic may have had, financially, physically and psychologically.

*Share the value of CMA membership and make it more relevant to younger and more diverse physicians.  Ensure that all members voices are heard and valued. Improve leadership development to increase diversity of our organization.  Improve transparency of our CMA governance. 

*Increase awareness of California physicians on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), social determinants of health, trauma informed care and toxic stress to improve the health and well-being of children and positively impact future generations.

*Focus on eliminating health care disparities.