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


  • House Bill 711 and Senate Bill 177, the Prior Authorization Reform Act, will create a system to reduce long term health care costs by eliminating or reducing inefficiencies and by keeping people healthy on the front end.

    HB711 Prior Authorization Reform passed the Senate unanimously! Thank you for your hard work throughout the year to make this happen! Thank you for your calls, emails, and messages to public officials encouraging the passage of this important legislation. The bill now heads to the Governor, please contact the Governor’s office to encourage his signature of the bill.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.
  • Food Safety

    A useful guide for keeping your family safe and your refrigerator fresh.
  • 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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  • Medical liability insurance premiums have started to climb again after holding relatively steady over the past decade, according to the American Medical Association's annual rate survey. More than a quarter of physician practices' malpractice premiums increased in 2019 and 2020, up from around 13% to 15% from 2011 to 2018.

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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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  • 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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  • Now that nationwide distribution and administration have begun, physicians take on an active vital role as vaccine ambassadors. Experience has shown us that our patients place great faith in a strong, positive recommendation from a physician, and that the information and education provided by physicians and other health care professionals results in higher vaccine acceptance rates.

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  • Telehealth adoption advanced significantly during the COVID-19 global pandemic, providing access to needed healthcare for many Illinoisans. Safe and convenient, access to healthcare services delivered using telehealth must be made permanent beyond the pandemic and reimbursed like in-person care.

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  • Contact your State Senator today to vote “NO” on Senate Bill 2535, a bill that would mandate that prescribers offer a prescription for naloxone under certain circumstances, and require that physicians have specific conversations with not only patients but one or more individuals designated by the patients about addiction.

    This bill is an initiative of a drug company that manufactures naloxone and is their attempt to manipulate state law to increase their profits at the expense of the physician-patient relationship. It is dangerous precedent to allow drug companies to pass laws that mandate how physicians treat their patients.

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  • The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has added a vaccination tracker to their COVID-19 data tracker. Click the Learn More button to see the latest data on local and nationwide vaccinations.

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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


  • April 17- DCMS Members volunteer at Northern Illinois Food Bank

    April 17- DCMS Members volunteer at Northern Illinois Food Bank
    Thanks to members like DCMS President-elect, Mitra Kalelkar, our Physicians Make a Difference Volunteer Day volunteers packed 3198 pounds of food, providing 2665 meals for our hungry neighbors in Northern Illinois.
  • January 13- COVID-19 Vaccine in DuPage County

    January 13- COVID-19 Vaccine in DuPage County
    Rashmi Chugh, MD, MPH, Medical Officer at the DuPage County Health Department, reported on COVID-19 vaccination progress in the county and outlined the anticipated process of moving into additional prioritization phases. Chester Robson, DO, Chief Clinical Officer for Walgreens, described the pharmacy chain’s participation in the vaccination efforts and Stuart Marcus, MD, Chief Clinical Officer for AMITA Health, shared lessons learned during the health system's initial weeks vaccinating health care personnel.

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  • December 16-COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION WEBINAR

    December 16-COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION WEBINAR
    Rashmi Chugh, MD, MPH, medical officer at the DuPage County Health Department, provided an overview of initial vaccine allocation and dispensing plans for DuPage County. A brief panel discussion with Valerie Phillips, MD leading Advocate Health's vaccination clinic addressed strategies for vaccination implementation. This is the first in a planned series of virtual updates on the COVID-19 vaccination effort.

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  • November 21, Physicians Volunteer

    November 21, Physicians Volunteer
    Who is this masked volunteer? Tina Brueschke, MD, DCMS Board Chair, was among the DCMS volunteers working at the Northern Illinois Food Bank on Saturday, November 21. Together the group packed 8313 pounds of food providing 6928 meals for those in our community facing food insecurity. Plan to join us next time!
  • Chicago's Health Officer Offers Pandemic Perspective At Virtual DCMS Annual Meeting

    Chicago's Health Officer Offers Pandemic Perspective At Virtual DCMS Annual Meeting
    Allison Arwady, MD, MPH, is the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health and has been a visible local leader in the fight against COVID-19. On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, for Doctor Arwady's spoke on, "Pandemics Past, Present and Future." A recording of Doctor Arwady's informative and thought-provoking presentation is available. Her presentation begins around the 12 minute mark.

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  • 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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    Upcoming Events at DCMS



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

      August 11, 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.
    • September 8, DCMS Executive Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee Meetings

      September 8, 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.
    • October 13, DCMS Executive Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee Meetings

      October 13, 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.