BY MIHAELA BUJOI, MD
New Mexico Medical Society
Dear Medical Society Friends,
Over the last two weeks, the physicians work force shortage crisis has received some fantastic media coverage! Thank you to all the physicians who have written to newspapers, appeared in news reports, interviewed with editorial boards, and given background data to the reporters! Below is a list of the most recent coverage with a link to the article or broadcast. If we are missing an article or letter to the editor that was printed in your local newspaper, please send the link (just reply to this email) so that we can create a full archive of the in-depth coverage.
January 30th – NM Needs to Act Quick to Attract and Keep Physicians – Howard K. Gogel, M.D. – Southwest Gastroenterology – https://www.abqjournal.com/2568418/physicians-needed.html
February 4th – Doctors Flee New Mexico – And More Are Expected to Follow – Ryan Boetel, Journal Staff Writer – https://www.abqjournal.com/2570592/doctors-flee-new-mexico-ndash-and-more-are-expected-to-follow.html
February 5th – Physicians say unless systemic changes are made, situation will only get worse – Ryan Boetel, Journal Staff Writer –
February 5th – Untangling the Policies and Politics of New Mexico’s Medical Malpractice Law – Dan McKay, Journal Staff Writer – https://www.abqjournal.com/2570596/untangling-the-policies-and-politics-of-nms-medical-malpractice-law.html
February 5th – Recent Laws Are Driving Health Care Providers Out of New Mexico – Kristina Chongsiriwatana, M.D. – Albuquerque Physician – https://www.abqjournal.com/2570314/recent-laws-are-driving-health-care-providers-out-of-new-mexico.html
February 6th – Paying for Future Medical Care – Merilee Danneman – Carlsbad Current Argus – https://www.currentargus.com/story/opinion/2023/02/06/paying-for-future-medical-care/69877582007/
February 8th – Where Have All the Doctors Gone? – Vanessa G. Sanchez – Searchlight New Mexico Independent Investigative Journalism – https://searchlightnm.org/where-have-all-the-doctors-and-nurses-gone/
February 10th – 4 Investigates: Doctors Warn Malpractice Changes Could Drive Providers Out of New Mexico – Matt Grubbs, KOB Reporter – https://www.kob.com/new-mexico/4-investigates-doctors-warn-malpractice-changes-could-drive-providers-out-of-new-mexico/
February 11th – NM Lawmakers Need to Stop Doctor Exodus to Resuscitate Health Care System – Albuquerque Editorial Board – https://www.abqjournal.com/2572335/critical-doctor-shortage-medical-malpractice.html
February 12th – Trial-Attorney Win Hurts NM Doctors and NM Patients – Nathaniel Roybal, M.D., Albuquerque Physician – https://www.abqjournal.com/2572343/trial-attorney-win-hurts-nm-doctors-and-nm-patients.html
February 12th – HB 75, as is, will end affordable, life-saving kidney care in NM – Jayant Kumar MD, President , Renal Medicine Associates, Albuquerque
We are making a difference in bringing this issue (and potential solutions) to the attention of our patients and the legislators. Thank you and please continue!
Thank you for your support of medicine!