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    Connecting Physicians and Improving
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Advancing quality healthcare delivery, improving access to care, promoting education and professional collaboration among physicians, fostering improved physician-patient relations and enhancing public health.


  • Join women physicians from through out our community for an evening of networking and fun during this DuPage County Medical Society Physicians’ Lounge event. Drop in for a great opportunity to relax with colleagues, explore areas of concern, share a laugh and form new friendships.

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  • On March 2, 2018, members of the DCMS Governmental Affairs Committee met with Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL 6) in his West Chicago office.

    The session featured discussions about the Affordable Care Act (Roskam supported repeal last year), burdens on the medical profession, gun violence, and nation's opioid epidemic.

    Lanny Wilson, MD, chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee, provided a brief summary of the meeting.

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  • New Illinois law will require ALL prescribers with controlled substance licenses to enroll in the Prescription Monitoring Program by January 1, 2018.

    The Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is an electronic tool that collects information on controlled substance prescriptions, reported on a daily basis by retail pharmacies dispensing in Illinois. Prescribers are urged to use the PMP to enhance their understanding of each patient’s prescription history, combat prescription drug abuse and curb "doctor shopping."

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  • ISMS-Backed Medical Practice Act Extension Signed into Law

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  • The Illinois State Medical Society prevented the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing (ISAPN) from moving its top priority this year i.e., to allow APRNs to practice completely independent of a physician.

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  • Hundreds of thousands of Illinois residents who have purchased health insurance plans on the individual market, or enrolled in network plans by other means, are now facing "narrow" or "tiered" networks. These networks only include a limited number of health care professionals and facilities. The Illinois State Medical Society is working in to enact consumer protections in Illinois with the Network Adequacy and Transparency Act (House Bill 311 and Senate Bill 70). The legislation would require health insurers to develop networks that meet the needs of patients for plans sold in Illinois and maintain up-to-date directories of 'in-network" health professionals and facilities.

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  • How to stop the deadliest drug overdose crisis in American history?

    The opioid epidemic could kill hundreds of thousands in the next decade.

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  • Domestic violence is becoming much more commonplace - 200,000 victims in DuPage - and the lethality is also significantly greater. Last year six DV victims were killed here. Annually, 29,000 children in our community witness acts of domestic violence.

    For physicians the message is clear - we have important opportunities to intervene. "It's critical that physicians ask the DV question," Judie Caribeaux, executive director of Family Shelter Service said. "There may be reluctance to engage, but no solution is needed in that moment. Just know that the FSS phone number will provide access to needed resources for the victim." The hotline is 630.469.5650.

    Family Shelter Service will also provide on-site training for medical office staff.

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  • DuPage County Health Department executive director, Karen Ayala, testified this week before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in the US House of Representatives. Her remarks focused on our community's response to the opioid crisis. The session begins at the 15 minute mark.

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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. Members are also part of the Illinois State Medical Society, the leading advocate for physicians and patients across Illinois.


  • “I joined to better understand the commonality among physicians and to better focus my and others’ resources on what we all share as physicians practicing in Illinois. I have learned so much from everyone and have hopefully helped others understand the challenges of my specialty, but most importantly made new friends. And together, we are trying to make everyone’s professional life more fulfilling. Who would not want to be a part of that?”

    GARY TZENG, MD
    DuPage County Medical Society member since 2009

    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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    Upcoming Events at DCMS



    • April 25, DuPage Women Physicians' Lounge

      April 25, DuPage Women Physicians' Lounge

      Join women physicians from through our community for an evening of networking and fun during this DuPage County Medical Society Physicians’ Lounge event. Drop in for a great opportunity to relax with colleagues, explore areas of concern, share a laugh and form new friendships.

      Please reach out to other female physicians- regardless of their membership status- and invite them to join you for this special evening. The event is free for DCMS members; non-members are encouraged to make a voluntary donation to the Dupage Medical Society Foundation.

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

      May 9, DCMS Executive Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee Meetings

      Monthly meetings of the Executive and Governmental Affairs Committees will be held at the DuPage County Health Department (111 N. County Farm Rd. Wheaton) in the Lower Level 1 conference room. Executive Committee 4 pm, Governmental Affairs Committee 5 pm.

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      May 16, Are You Ready for the New Tax Law Changes?: Preserving Your Estate

      May 16, Are You Ready for the New Tax Law Changes?: Preserving Your Estate

      After last year's successful event, MEDIQUS Asset Advisors has agreed to do another financial counseling seminar. They are presenting "Are You Ready for the New Tax Law Changes?: Preserving Your Estate, during a free dinner program on May 16.

      Please join us at the Weber Grill in Lombard for dinner, network with your colleagues and receive a prescription for estate planning success.

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    • June 13, DCMS Executive and Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting

      June 13, DCMS Executive and Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting

      Monthly meetings of the Executive and Governmental Affairs Committees will be held at the DuPage County Health Department (111 N. County Farm Rd. Wheaton) in the Lower Level 1 conference room. Executive Committee 4 pm, Governmental Affairs Committee 5 pm.