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  • April’s Edition of the Journal Now Available

    In our scientific online edition, Dr. Over writes a commentary about Medicare for All;  Case Studies on Temporalis Muscle Abscess, Withdrawl-Emergent Dyskineska, and use of Thalimoide for Gastrointestinal Angiodysplasia.  Also in this issue is the latest people and events, including information on our MIPS webinar on April 9. THANK YOU to our Advertisers! AFMC – afmc.org/SRA Benefits – ARKMED.org/resources/AMSBenefits  Buygility – www.buygility.com Friday Law Firm – www.FRIDAYFIRM.com Darren O’Quinn – www.DarrenOQuinn.com Wright Lindsey Jennings – https://wlj.com/ State Volunteer Mutual Insurance… Read More

  • Improving Doctor-Patient Communication

    In the March edition of The Journal, we talk about how to improve doctor-patient communication. ““Most people believe they are effective communicators,” said SVMIC Vice President of Medical Practice Services Stephen A. Dickens, JD, FACMPE.… Read More

  • 2020 Brings Changes to the Journal

    For 140 years, the monthly Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society has served Arkansas physicians with education and information covering numerous topics. Published by the Arkansas Medical Society, its purpose is to share independent, peer-reviewed… Read More

  • Are You Trauma Informed? Find out in the January edition of the Journal.

    Trauma early in life can have lasting impacts on health, and in Arkansas, the statistics are even more alarming.  Over 54% of Arkansas children have one or more Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE), and research is… Read More

  • Geriatrics: A Challenging and Rewarding Subspecialty

    In our December edition of the Journal, we highlight the challenges and rewards of physicians who specialize in geriatrics. “I think a lot of people aren’t interested in older folks, but it’s a treat to… Read More

  • A Veterans Day Salute

    The following commentary was written by District 9 Trustee Robert Zimmerman, MD, PhD for the November edition of the Journal.  On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated, igniting World War I.… Read More

  • Opioid Tales – Games Patients Play

    From our Executive Vice President, David Wroten: I’m having dinner with one of my favorite physician friends a few weeks ago. He’s an anesthesiologist specializing in pain management. We don’t usually talk shop, but that… Read More

  • Dealing with Drug-Seeking Patients

    We are very excited about the November issue of the Journal that will be hitting mailboxes in the next few days.  The Journal talked with member physicians about the drain of time and resources that… Read More

  • Becoming Social: A Discussion on Using Social Media in Medicine

    Post. Share. Like. Follow. These are the simple commands of social media that dominate our world, and today’s physician must make an informed decision about his or her professional and personal use of social media.… Read More

  • A New Battle in an Old War: Smoking Gives Way to Vaping

    New delivery system. Same old tobacco stain. Those of us who lived through Big Tobacco’s undoing in the 90s may not want to believe it. As physicians, you especially may be growing weary to see… Read More

  • Take a Look Inside Correctional Medicine in Arkansas

    “I tell new hires or interviewed applicants that it’s like working in a third-world country,” said Nannette Vowell, MD, of her work as medical director of the Ouachita River Correctional Unit’s Special Needs Hospital. “It’s… Read More