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President's Message

Over the past decade or so, emergency physicians have served as witnesses to the growing opioid abuse epidemic. We’ve watched as aggravation over drug-seeking patients evolved into despair and a full blown public health crisis. We’ve been on the front lines as the steady drip of overdose patients became a torrent.

And more recently, we’ve seen increasingly dangerous street drugs make their way into the hands of opioid users gripped by addiction. [Read more]

Member Kudos

Kris Brickman, MD, FACEP, and Rajiv Bahl, MD, whose research, “ED Patients with Prolonged Complaints and Repeat ED Visits Have an Increased Risk of Depression,” was published in the September edition of the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine

Arthur Pancioli, MD, FACEP, whose research, “A Novel Approach to the Treatment of Orolingual Angioedema After Tissue Plasminogen Activator Administration,” was published in the September edition of the Annals of Emergency Medicine

Do you know of a member who deserves to be congratulated? Let us know!

Members in the News

James Augustine, MD, FACEP, and Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, whose candidate statements were featured in the ACEP Now article, “ACEP 2016 Board of Directors Candidates Describe Their Traits, Skills, Experience

Kris Brickman, MD, FACEP, and Paul Rega, MD, FACEP, who were featured in the Toledo Blade article, “Iraqi doctors learn ER system

Daniel Cohen, MD, FACEP, who was featured in the Columbus Dispatch article, “New ER test for high-fever babies could avoid spinal tap, hospital stay

Yazan Jadallah, MD, who was featured in the WKBN Youngstown story, “Trooper and doctor honored in Youngstown for life-saving action

Hamilton Lempert, MD, FACEP, who co-authored the ACEP Now article, “Documentation Pearls for Critical Care Services’ Time Requirement"

Do you know of a member featured or interviewed in a news story? Let us know!

From National ACEP

Registration is Open for ACEP16 in Vegas
Join us October 16-19 for ACEP16 – the world’s most comprehensive emergency medicine conference, featuring an enormous exhibit hall, networking parties, and over 350 courses, labs, and workshops. Register today.

Comments Sought for Draft Clinical Policy on Adult Psychiatric Patients
The draft “Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Diagnosis and Management of the Adult Psychiatric Patient in the Emergency Department,” is in the review stage of ACEP clinical policy development and is open for comments. Click here to view the draft policy and comment form. The draft is open for comments until September 19, 2016.

Welcome, New Members!

Parag Amin, MD
Ranier Borda, MD
Sandy Brundge
Kevin Caja
Adrian Durham, DO
Carlynn Fulp-Pokras, MD
Gregory Gaumer, MD
Kathleen Gibbons
Joel Michael Gieswein
Lukas Gladstone, DO
Gregory M Gottschlich
Matthew R Harcha
Eleni Horattas, MD
Kelli L Jarrell
Hillary L Moore, MD
Michelle M Nassal
Onyeka Otugo, MD
Monica Carrell Prasnall, DO
Spencer Sterling Prete, MD
Sean M Pugh
Sohaib Sajjad, MD
Brian M Scheele, MD
Timothy Michael Scott, DO
Nikolas A Sekoulopoulos
Jordan L Singer
Jennifer N Smith-Garcia, MD
Justin Thai, MD
Eileen Wanamaker
Noah S Whitener, MD

Recent News & Opinion

I Felt Alone But I Wasn't: Depression Is Rampant Among Doctors In Training
WBUR Boston
August 19, 2016

Fatal overdoses in Montgomery Co. way up this year
Dayton Daily News
August 22, 2016

Drug overdose deaths pushed to another record high in Ohio
The Columbus Dispatch
August 25, 2016

3 dead in more than 96 heroin ODs in 4 days
FOX 19 Cincinnati 
August 26, 2016

Mindful EM: Faith in the One Percent
By Drs. Jordana Haber and Alberto Hazan for Emergency Medicine News
September 1, 2016

Putting Yourself in Your Patient's Shoes
By Dr. Robert Brandt for Emergency Medicine News
September 1, 2016

Is burnout inevitable during medical training?
By EM resident Dr. Alex Jabourian for
September 5, 2016
Heights-Hillcrest Joint Dispatch Center going into MetroHealth ER on Severance Circle
Cleveland Plain Dealer
September 7, 2016

Carfentanil's new wave of drug overdoses
Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial Board
September 8, 2016

Heroin Epidemic's New Terror: Carfentanil
Rolling Stone
September 8, 2016

6 steps to overcoming physician burnout
By EM resident Dr. Alex Jabourian for
September 9, 2016

Better Training, Tourniquets And Techniques Since 9/11 Are Saving Lives
Kaiser Health News
September 10, 2016

AMA Opposes Mandatory American Board of Medical Specialties’ Recertification Exams
September 13, 2016

Psychiatric Patients Face Longer Waits in ER
September 13, 2016

Michael J. McCrea, MD, FACEP

President, Ohio ACEP

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