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San Bernardino
President’s Letter                                                                                          ASSOCIATION
Convincing New Doctors to Stay                                                                              San Bernardino County
                                                                                                            Medical Society

         s a resident of the       Southern California. Our             School of Medicine.                 President Guillermo Valenzuela, MD
         Inland Empire for the     burgeoning population                   Many of the realities in our     President-Elect Rodney Borger, MD
                                                                                                            Vice President Rick Murray, MD
         last 25 years (and, I     growth and the need for              state healthcare system are         Secretary Mohan Mallam, MD
                                                                                                            Treasurer Leroy Ounanian, MD
hope, many more to come), I        advanced medical expertise           dire. California is in the          Past President Clifford Walters, MD
laud the creation of a new         of many varieties present            midst of a physician exodus,        DIRECTORS
medical school at the Univer-                                           fed in part by retirements and      DISTRICT 1 Raman Poola, MD
                                                                                                            DISTRICT 2 David Quam, MD
sity of California, Riverside.                                          in part by the oppressive                      Kevin Parkes, MD
                                                                                                            DISTRICT 3 C. Paul Sinkhorn, MD
UCR joins Inland Southern                                               overhead of doing business in                  Marti Baum, MD
California’s other major med-                                           the state. Recruiting and           DISTRICT 4 John Testerman, MD
                                                                                                                       Montri Wongworawat, MD
ical school and research cen-                                           retaining young doctors is          DISTRICT 5 Sharen Knudsen Jeffries, MD
ter, Loma Linda University.                                             incredibly difficult, even in       AT LARGE Mohinder Ahluwalia, MD
                                                                                                                      Christopher Tsai, MD
LLU has contributed greatly                                             California cities that have         AMA Delegate Victor Ching, MD
to the well-being of our pop-                                           medical schools. The spiral of      AMA Alternate Delegate Dev Gnanadev, MD
                                                                                                            CMA Trustee Victor Ching, MD
ulace, including improve-                                               state and federal cuts and          District II Vice Chair Clifford Walters, MD
ments in pediatric heart                                                freezes mean that we have a         Young Physician Rep. Brian J. Bearie, MD
                                                                                                            House Officer Rep. Jason Tomsic, DO
transplantation and the use of                                          system that is chronically          Student Rep. Erin Schmidt
proton beams to treat              > Guillermo J. Valenzuela, MD, MBA   under funded. While some            C M A D E L E G AT E S
                                                                                                            DISTRICT 1 Mohan Mallam, MD
advanced cancers.                  remarkable challenges to our         may cheer the fact that             DISTRICT 2 Elliot Weinstein, MD
   New lines of medical            citizens. A major new med-           Medicare and Medi-Cal               DISTRICT 2 Edward Hess, MD
                                                                                                            DISTRICT 3 Rodney Borger, MD
research at UCR will serve         ical school provides a viable        reimbursement cuts did not          DISTRICT 3 Frank Randolph, MD
                                                                                                            DISTRICT 4 John Testerman, MD
as an added catalyst for           answer by building a foun-           happen this year, we still rest     DISTRICT 5 Michael Sequeira, MD
healthcare innovation, exert-      dation of health services pre-       on a shaky foundation.              AT LARGE Peggy Fritzsche, MD
                                                                                                            AT LARGE Conrad Salinas, MD
ing a synergistic effect with      viously unavailable or in               California risks dropping        VERY LARGE GRP. Thelma Korpman, MD
                                                                                                            YOUNG PHYSICIAN REP. Brian Bearie, MD
other local institutions. The      short supply for patients in         to last place among the 50
                                                                                                            C M A A LT E R N AT E D E L E G AT E S
Silicon Valley model of tech-      our area. An abundance of            states across a broad spectrum      DISTRICT 1 Mohinder Ahluwalia, MD
nological fertilization sets an    medical thought and educa-           of health measures. Statewide       DISTRICT 2 Paul Liu, MD
                                                                                                            DISTRICT 2 C. Perry Chu, MD
example of what our own            tional opportunity will likely       health outcomes for heart           DISTRICT 3 Webster Wong, MD
                                                                                                            DISTRICT 3 Guillermo Valenzuela, MD
regional future might hold. A      serve to excite regional             disease, diabetes, cancer           DISTRICT 4 Marina Liu, MD
fully developed, fully func-       physicians encouraging us to         and infectious disease are          DISTRICT 4 Montri Wongworawat, MD
                                                                                                            DISTRICT 5 Sharen Knudsen Jeffries, MD
tional UCR medical campus          stay on our path of continu-         shameful. We can, and must,         AT LARGE Rick Murray, MD
will undoubtedly attract top       ing medical learning. This           do better.                          AT LARGE Emily Ebert, MD
                                                                                                            SOLO/SMALL GRP. Eric Hansen, DO
scientific minds and strong,       path will enrich our profes-            Training new doctors is a        MEDIUM SIZE GRP. Maira Simental, MD
forward-looking businesses         sional and personal lives, and       first, critical step in the right   E D I T O R I A L S TA F F
                                                                                                            Southern California Physician
to Inland Southern Califor-        allow us to better and more          direction. But without better           Advisory Board Members
nia, contributing to a better      knowledgeably serve our              pay and better conditions,          Thelma Korpman, MD
                                                                                                            Clifford Walters, MD
and more secure quality of         patients.                            California’s young doctors          C. Paul Sinkhorn, MD
life for all. Educational levels      A new public medical              will continue to flee to            E X E C U T I V E S TA F F
                                                                                                            Executive Director Linda Stratton
will rise, and the resulting       school holds a great deal of         greener pastures outside of         Managing Editor Sue Bradshaw
job creation means our chil-       promise. However, if we              the state. It is my hope that       SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
dren won’t have to move            ignore the fundamental               California will follow the          MEDICAL SOCIETY
                                                                                                            P.O. Box 11029
away in order to make a            weaknesses in California’s           establishment of a new public       San Bernardino, CA 92423-1029
                                                                                                            3993 Jurupa Ave., Riverside, CA 92506
good living.                       health provider system then          medical school with a               Phone: 951/787-7700, 909/825-6526
   UCR’s medical school is         we will waste the great bene-        renewed commitment to fix-          Fax: 951/787-8795
especially critical for Inland     fits derived from the UCR            ing our ailing health system.       Web:

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San Bernardino                      ASSOCIATION NEWS

A Salute to Women in Medicine

     or over 18 years the           Medicine Month by recogniz-      health issues and much more.         efforts of all physicians that
     American Medical Asso-         ing and appreciating the many      It is imperative that women        we can most effectively shape
     ciation has sponsored the      ways women are shaping the       physicians and medical stu-          the future of medicine by
Women in Medicine Month             future of medicine: mentoring    dents are fully involved in the      making our voices heard
during September to recog-          medical students and col-        membership and leadership of         regarding national health pol-
nize and honor women physi-         leagues, encouraging patients    our medical society as well as       icy and being advocates for
cians and students. For as          to live healthy lives, taking    throughout organized medi-           medical education, clinical
many years, the San Bernardi-       leadership roles in their com-   cine. We heartily agree with         practice, scientific research,
no County Medical Society           munity and organized medi-       the AMA that it is through           critical patient care and other
has championed Women in             cine, researching women’s        the diverse perspectives and         professional issues.

MRC Volunteers Accomplish Skills

       hirty-five volunteers
       participated in the Med-
       ical Reserve Corps Unit
Training on July 24. “Skill Val-
idation” demonstrated how to
communicate via handheld
radio, operate an AED, apply
START triage, use a glucome-
ter, and register for the Cali-
fornia Medical Volunteers
Program. The training includ-
ed five workstations.Volun-
teers rotated throughout the
evening spending 15-20 min-
utes at each of the stations,                                        > Chad Cossey, MRC Quarter Master, demonstrates use of a
completing all five trainings by    > Medical student Ben Watters    glucometer for finger stick testing of blood sugar. It was definitely
the end of the meeting.             trains on the police radios.     “hands on” training.

Alliance Members Hold Annual Luncheon

      he San Bernardino County Medical Society Alliance mem-
      bers gathered for their annual luncheon on Wednesday,
      June 4 at 12 p.m. at the SBCMS Conference Room in River-
side. Lorene Sponsler, Jeannine Lutz and Linda Letson were
elected to oversee the revenue and projects supported by our
Alliance. The CMA Alliance was represented by Debbie Ricks,
President; Siggie Stillman, Past President; and Judy Corless.

                                                                                                                     In Memory of . . .

                                                                                                                     Benjamin Kovitz, MD
                                                                                                                     1913 – 2008
                                                                                                                     Psychiatry, Loma Linda
                                                                     > SBCMS Alliance Past President
                                                                     Lorene Sponsler and President
                                                                                                          The Medical Society is saddened
                                                                     Linda Letson present Executive
                                                                                                          by the passing of our esteemed
                                                                     Director Linda Stratton (center)
                                                                     with a $7,000 check to Inland        member and offers sincere con-
                                                                     Wellness Information Network         dolences to his family. Full obit-
> From left are Lorene Sponsler, Lynda Kuehn, Linda Letson, Pat      to support the Healthy Lifestyles    uaries are available on the
Reisch, Siggie Stillman, Jeannine Lutz, Debbie Ricks, Marguerite     program for elementary               SBCMS website at
Smith and Judy Corless.                                              students in grades K-6.     .

Membership Report
                                                                   MRC Honored by

Joseph V. Davis, DO
                              Melody M. Chang, MD
                              Jonathan E. Clark, MD
                                                                   American Red Cross
General Surgery/Traumatic     Jessica L. Clifford, MD                    he San Bernardino
Surgery                                                                  County Sheriff Medical
                              Dallas M. Dick, MD
Colton                                                                   Reserve Corps received
                              Matthew E. Dupper, MD                the American Red Cross
Matthew E. Dudziak, MD        Stephen R. Evelsizer, MD             Humanitarian Award during a
Oral and Maxillofacial Sur-                                                                                     > Our MRC also received
                                                                   special presentation by the                  certificates of recognition from
                              Jordan G. Graybill, MD
gery                                                               American Red Cross Inland                    Assemblymembers Bill
Rancho Cucamonga              Ivan M. Gutierrez, MD                Empire Chapter during a                      Emmerson and Anthony Adams
                              Joseph Hahn, MD                      breakfast on June 19 at the                  and a Certificate of Special
Chien-Shing Chen, MD                                                                                            Congressional Recognition from
                              Thomas J. Howell, MD
                                                                   Hilton San Bernardino. The
Oncology/Hematology                                                                                             Congressman Joe Baca.
                                                                   Red Cross’ highest award
Loma Linda                    Gwendolyn M. Hubbell, MD             honored our MRC for their                    made during the 2007 Grass
Mark E. Comunale, MD          Kristen A. Hughes, MD                commitment and contribution                  Valley and Slide wildfires.
Anesthesiology*               Justin C. Kerstetter, MD
Colton                                                             Membership Categories
                              Paggie Lam, MD
Michael K. Yoon, MD                                                (As of July 23, 2008)
                              Justin D. Mc Larty, MD
Ophthalmology                                                      Regular Active - - - - - - - - -887          House Officers - - - - - - - - -107
                              Tenisha N. Mitchell, MD
Redlands                                                           Applicants - - - - - - - - - - - - -19
                              Susan D. Orillosa, MD                                                             Students - - - - - - - - - - - - - -383
House Officers to                                                  Government Employees - - - -9
                              Frank Randall, MD
Active Members                                                     Affiliates - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -7   Retired - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -235
                              Eva M. Ryckman, MD                   Postgraduate Leave of
Robert M. Castro, DO
                              Christopher E. Schreur, MD             Absence - - - - - - - - - - - - - -1       Total Members - - - - - - - -1,648
Internal Medicine
Colton                        Eric D. Shelton, MD

Irene I. Oladokun, MD         David M. Skale, MD
Family Medicine               Shaun P. Uraine, MD
Loma Linda                    David C. Ward, MD

Reinstatements                Sarah L. Winslow, MD
(Former Members)              Beatrice K. Wong, MD
Michael T. Oliverio, MD       Ji-Hye Yoo, MD
Family Medicine
San Bernardino                House Officers
                              (Arrowhead Regional
Teresa P. Avants, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology*      Medical Center)
Loma Linda
                              Christopher J. Angemi, DO
Farabi Mohamed Hussain,       Charles G. Emond, DO
                              Christie K. Herr, DO
General Surgery*
Colton                        Samuel H. Lee, MD
                              Nathan D. Mjos, DO
House Officers
(Loma Linda University        House Officers
Medical Center)
                              (Kaiser Permanente Fontana
Kirk M. Anderson, MD          Medical Center)
Marnelli A. Bautista, MD
Chris E. Berger, MD           Michelle Y. Lewis, MD
Cassie L. Booth, MD                             *Board certified

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