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    Connecting Physicians and Improving
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Advancing quality healthcare delivery, promoting Physician education and professional collaboration, and enhancing public health.


  • Allison Arwady, MD, MPH, is the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health and has been a visible local leader in this year's fight against COVID-19. Join us via Zoom (from the comfort of your own home!) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, for Doctor Arwady's presentation, "Pandemics: Past, Present and Future." Click Learn More button below to register.

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  • The DuPage Medical Society Foundation Board of Trustees announces the awarding of fourteen student scholarship grants.

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  • A training session is now scheduled for Wednesday, July 29, 2020, from 8 a.m. to noon. The online training is available free of charge to all providers seeking X Waiver Certification and satisfies the first portion of certification requirements for both physicians and mid-level clinicians. Emergency medicine providers working in DuPage County hospitals can apply post certification for $595 reimbursement for their training time (limited to grant funding availability).

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  • This list summarizes the key functionality of the various telemedicine products as reported by the vendors on their own websites. These companies have not been reviewed or vetted by the DuPage County Medical Society (DCMS); this compiled information is provided strictly as a reference for physicians seeking to implement telemedicine into their practice. The list is not exhaustive.

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  • The American Medical Association has created a COVID-19 Resource Center, a curation of comprehensive CDC, JAMA and WHO resources, that will quickly help physicians prepare their practices, address patient concerns and answer the most pressing questions. This page will be updated regularly to keep up with the fast moving news of the virus.

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  • Illinois Novel Coronavirus Hotline

    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) in coordination with the Illinois Poison Control Center have launched the Illinois Novel Coronavirus Hotline and email address to answer questions Local Health Departments, clinicians, and the general public may have regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. The hotline and email address were created to provide consistent information, answer questions, share facts about symptoms, and provide up-to-date information from the CDC. Illinoisans can dial 1-800-889-3931 twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get their questions answered.
  • The governor appoints DCMS past president, Rashmi Chugh, MD, MPH, to Illinois Board of Health.

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  • DCMS and MEDIQUS are a winning combination.
    Use your DCMS membership to your advantage with a MEDQIUS Asset Advisors check up of your financial health.

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  • The Illinois State Medical Society reminds us that they have recently partnered with the Illinois Rx Card to help uninsured and under-insured residents afford their prescription medications. You are encouraged to share information with your patients and staff by visiting www.illinoisrxcard.com

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  • Food Safety

    A useful guide for keeping your family safe and your refrigerator fresh.
  • AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile and support the DuPage Medical Society Foundation, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase price products to the Foundation!

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  • FDA and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working closely with state and local health officials to investigate incidents of severe respiratory illnesses associated with the use of vaping products as quickly as possible. While the investigation is ongoing, FDA has created a Consumer Update to provide information for consumers to help protect themselves, as well as a new Lung Illnesses Associated with Use of Vaping Products webpage to provide an overview of these incidents and FDA’s actions to date, as well as recommendations for consumers, healthcare providers, and state health departments.

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  • Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles is highly contagious and spreads through coughing and sneezing. Make sure you and your child are protected with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

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  • The United States gained a grim distinction in the world this week when it officially overtook Italy and China as the country with the most confirmed cases of Covid-19. Time is not on our side in the fight against this sweeping pandemic. As physicians, nurses, and the entire health care community work courageously to turn the tide against Covid-19, our singular goal is to save as many lives as possible.

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  • Although COVID-19 has taken over the headlines, the opioid crisis is still with us. DCMS member and DuPage County Corner Richard Jorgensen announced 22 deaths from opioid overdoses. Learn more in the linked article from the Chicago Tribune.

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  • While aging imposes many challenges, the COVID-19 pandemic is worsening the problems faced by many seniors in our community. Increasingly we are learning that some vulnerable seniors are lacking groceries and other basics as the pandemic disrupts routines and prevents them from going out. You may have patients or know other seniors who need additional help just now.

    DuPage County Senior Services offers programs and benefits to identify risks and resolve unmet needs. These range from outreach and care coordination to meal delivery and residential repairs. The complete list of services is available on the DuPage County website.

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The DuPage County Medical Society, established in 1918, is the professional organization for physicians in our community. Members are local physicians, medical students and residents dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of DuPage County patients


  • Polish Medical Delegation Offered Lessons Learned in Italy About Managing COVID-19

    Polish Medical Delegation Offered Lessons Learned in Italy About Managing COVID-19
    The DuPage County Health Department sponsored a COVID-19 webinar on April 30. The recorded session remains available for viewing. Featuring Polish Military Medical Corps physicians who spent recent weeks treating COVID-19 patients in Italy and Poland, the session addressed clinical, ethical and logistical issues as the team shared what they saw and learned during their front-line experience. It is educational, insightful and interesting.

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  • Intrepid DCMS Physicians Volunteer at Northern Illinois Food Bank

    Intrepid DCMS Physicians Volunteer at Northern Illinois Food Bank
    On March 14, 2020, DCMS physicians and their family members volunteered at the Northern Illinois Food Bank. There are people in Northern Illinois who are in need of this food and the situation might get even more desperate because of COVID-19. We are grateful for the people who could volunteer. Our next volunteer event will be Saturday, November 21 from 9 am to 12 pm.
  • Jan 8, Panel Explores Single Payer

    Jan 8, Panel Explores Single Payer
    DCMS Governmental Affairs Committee hosted an exploratory discussion of the issues around a single-payer system, helping members better understand the potential advantages and shortcomings of the option.

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  • Oct 23 Opioid Listening and Learning session

    Oct 23 Opioid Listening and Learning session
    On October 23, our DCMS Governmental Affairs Committee hosted an exploration of the opioid epidemic in our community with area policymakers. Legislators, members of the County Board and Board of Health and representatives from the Heroin/Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Taskforce all attended the session.

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  • 2019 Video Annual Report

    2019 Video Annual Report
    The last 12 months have seen much activity within our DuPage County Medical Society, with many of the highlights captured in photos. Assembled into a video slideshow, they help tell the story of a remarkable 101st year for DCMS.

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  • DCMS Physicians and their families make a difference at the Northern Illinois Food Bank on August 3

    DCMS Physicians and their families make a difference at the Northern Illinois Food Bank on August 3
  • Great friends and fun at the DCMS Women Physicians' Lounge on July 17. Thanks for joining us!

    Great friends and fun at the DCMS Women Physicians' Lounge on July 17. Thanks for joining us!
    Our Foundation

    Providing Student Scholarships

    Fifty years ago the DuPage County Medical Society led efforts to immunize our community against Polio – protecting thousands while prompting the creation of the DuPage Medical Society Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. As our Foundation celebrates its Golden Anniversary, the $365,000 it has awarded in scholarships to area students in medicine and allied health professions remains tangible evidence of DCMS support for quality healthcare in our community, now and into the future.

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    2019 DCMS Annual Meeting Sponsors

    Upcoming Events at DCMS



    • October 14, DCMS Annual Board of Directors Meeting

      October 14, DCMS Annual Board of Directors Meeting

      All members are also welcome to participate in the Annual Business meeting of the Society's Board of Directors at 5 p.m. on October 14, 2020 via Zoom. Please contact DCMS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a link to the meeting.
      October 14, Allison Arwady presents Pandemics: Past, Present and Future

      October 14, Allison Arwady presents Pandemics: Past, Present and Future

      Register now for the 2020 DuPage County Medical Society Annual Meeting on October 14. Coming at you for the first time ever in virtual format, we promise a content-rich program to rival all previous presentations.

      Allison Arwady, MD, MPH, is the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health and has been a visible local leader in this year's fight against COVID-19.

      She will draw on that experience, on science, and on history to inform a thought-provoking exploration of pandemics and their impacts.

      Join us via Zoom (from the comfort of your own home!) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, for Doctor Arwady's presentation, "Pandemics: Past, Present and Future."

      Registration is required for security reasons. Click the Learn More button below to register.

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    • November 11, DCMS Executive Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee Meetings

      November 11, DCMS Executive Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee Meetings

      Monthly meetings of the Executive and Governmental Affairs Committees will be held online via Zoom. Executive Committee 4 pm, Governmental Affairs Committee 5 pm.
      November 21, Volunteer Event at the Northern Illinois Food Bank

      November 21, Volunteer Event at the Northern Illinois Food Bank

      Make a difference on November 21 as DCMS physicians, their families and friends come together to spend the morning volunteering at the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Our work will help ensure that our hungry neighbors will have access to food in their time of need. We’ll gather at the Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva by 9 am that day. Three fulfilling hours later we can celebrate our important work and see the amazing amount of food we were able to sort and pack for distribution! Children age 8 and above are welcome to participate. Make it a learning experience and shared family fun!

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    • December 9, DCMS Executive Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee Meetings

      December 9, DCMS Executive Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee Meetings

      Monthly meetings of the Executive and Governmental Affairs Committees will be held online via Zoom. Invitations to follow. Executive Committee 4 pm, Governmental Affairs Committee 5 pm.