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David Coddaire, M.D., was named president of the Vermont Medical Society during its 201st annual meeting held Oct. 25, in Manchester Village, Vt.   Dr. Coddaire is a family physician at the Morrisville Family Health Center and the executive medical director of Community Health Services of Lamoille...
The Vermont Medical Society recognized four Vermonters for their outstanding contributions to the health and well being of the state’s residents during its 201st annual meeting held Oct. 25, in Manchester Village, Vt.   The Distinguished Service Award was presented to David Butsch, M.D., of Barre,...
The Vermont Medical Society’s Education and Research Foundation has awarded $5,000 scholarships to University of Vermont College of Medicine students Tara Higgins and Whitney Thomas.  The recipients were honored at the Vermont Medical Society’s annual meeting held Oct. 25, in Manchester Village, Vt...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released updated protocols and guidance for the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) related to Ebola and detailed, step-by-step instructions for how to safely put the equipment on and take it off. The guidance has been posted to: http...
The Health Care Workforce Work Group is extending an invitation to all participants of the Vermont Health Care Innovation Project to attend the 2014 Vermont Health Care Workforce Symposium on Nov. 10th at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington.   The registration period for the 2014...
Vermont Medical Society's 201st Annual Meeting Co-sponsored by the University of Vermont College of Medicine Oct. 24 and 25, 2014 Equinox Resort Manchester Village, Vt.  Please plan on joining me in attending the Vermont Medical Society’s 201st annual meeting at the historic Equinox Resort in...
As of August 18, 2014, the DEA placed Tramadol on Schedule IV, which is one of the schedules of controlled substances reported by pharmacies to the VPMS.  Because it is now a Schedule IV opioid analgesic, checking the VPMS is required (1) annually for ongoing treatment with Tramadol, (2) when...
The license renewal process for physicians for the next biennium (Dec. 1, 2014 to Nov. 31, 2016) began in late August and will close Nov. 31, 2014.  Current MD licenses expire Nov. 30, 2014. The Vermont Board of Medical Practice (Board) recommends that physicians complete their renewals before Nov...
The Vermont Medical Society held its annual planning retreat July 12th at the home of Paul and Elaine Harrington in Middlesex, Vt.  The retreat is the Society’s annual moment to thoughtfully consider the strategic opportunities and challenges facing it as an organization and profession. Many of the...
Above is the Montpelier Minute’s 2014 legislative wrap-up episode. Topics include a prelude to the 2015 session, an increased Medicaid reimbursement rate, revised VBMP investigation tactics and smoking in cars with minor passengers in them. Each episode of the The Montpelier Minute is a summary of...

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