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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.


  • 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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  • 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.
  • Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D - IL 8th) and DCHD hosted an Opioid Listening Session on May 31, 2019.

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  • DCMS Meets with IL State Representative Villa

    We need to do more about addiction and mental health. That was the consensus this week as our DCMS Governmental Affairs Committee met with state respresentative Karina Villa (D-West Chicago).

    As a result of the meeting, DCMS and Rep. Villa plan to convene a meeting of area legislators and local leaders. The immediate goal is to better educate policy-makers about the problems and together identify opportunities to advance solutions in our community.

  • 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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  • Our annual women's DuPage County Medical Society Physicians' Lounge networking event returns to its traditional Spring spot on the calendar this year. Join us at the beautiful Ivy Restaurant in downtown Wheaton for this popular event on Wednesday, April 22. All women physicians from across the county are invited to attend the social activity, enjoying food, drink and conversation with colleagues. There is no fee for members; non-members are urged to make a donation to our DuPage Medical Society Foundation. Advance reservations are required.

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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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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



    • April 22, Women Physicians' Lounge

      April 22, Women Physicians' Lounge

      Postponed due to COVID19. We hope to reschedule this event later this year.
    • May 13, DCMS Monthly  Executive and Governmental Affairs Committee Meetings

      May 13, DCMS Monthly Executive 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.
      May 20, Racing Burnout: Target Financial Independence and Outpace Burnout

      May 20, Racing Burnout: Target Financial Independence and Outpace Burnout

      Postponed due to COVID19. We hope to reschedule this event later this year.
    • June 10, DCMS Executive Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee Meetings

      June 10, DCMS Executive Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee Meetings

      Executive Committee Meeting at 4 pm, Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting at 5 pm. Location to be determined.