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John L. Lyman, MD, FACEP
President, Ohio ACEP
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Recent News & Opinion

[Ross] County [Ohio] a finalist for anti-heroin program
Chillicothe Gazette 
January 20, 2015

Rural Hospital Closures Leave Whole Communities Without Access to Emergency Care
January 20, 2015

Threat of Malpractice Lawsuits May Not Be Driving Defensive Medicine
January 20, 2015

Naloxone to Reduce Opiate Overdose Deaths Raises Cost, Liability, and Safety Concerns
January 20, 2015

Medicaid Pay Hike Opened Doors For Patients, Study Finds
Kaiser Health News
January 21, 2015

When Patients Kill Doctors: The Horrifying Murder Of Michael Davidson
January 21, 2015

Overdose deaths spike to new high in Ross County [Ohio]
Chillicothe Gazette
January 25, 2015

Obamacare 2.0: the White House's radical new plan to change how doctors get paid
January 26, 2015

Treatment of Overdose Will Cost Cities Less
The New York Times
January 26, 2015

Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger says he won't press to repeal Medicaid expansion
Cleveland Plain Dealer
January 26, 2015

Disney measles outbreak: Younger doctors need a measles crash course
South Carolina Public Radio
January 28, 2015

Copays Don't Reduce Medicaid Non-urgent ED Visits, Study Says
Health Leaders Media
January 29, 2015

Anti-vaccinators threaten health
The Columbus Dispatch Editorial
January 31, 2015

Premiums for Medicaid enrollees, infant mortality prevention targeted in Gov. John Kasich's budget
Cleveland Plain Dealer
February 2, 2015

EDBA Update: Make Way for Payment Reform
Emergency Physicians Monthly
February 2, 2015

Obamacare, Back at the Supreme Court: Frequently Asked Questions
The New York Times
February 3, 2015

The Thin Blue Line: Twice the police saved my life... and twice I saved them from themselves
By Dr. Greg Henry for Emergency Physicians Monthly
February 4, 2015

From a physician: God bless the night shift
By Dr. Edwin Leap, for
February 4, 2015

Study: More expensive emergency care does yield better results
MIT News
February 4, 2015

Ohio's measles vaccination rate among lowest in country
The Columbus Dispatch
February 5, 2015

Medicaid could dump 500,000 Ohioans in 6 months
The Columbus Dispatch
February 6, 2015

Record number of overdoses seen at Springfield [Ohio] Regional Medical Center
Springfield News-Sun
February 10, 2015

Viewpoint: Fighting Psychiatric Boarding through Induced Crisis
By Drs. Enrique Enguidanos and Nathan Schlicher, for Emergency Medicine News
February 11, 2015

How Emergency Physicians Can Face the Twin Epidemics of Opioid Abuse & Chronic Pain
Emergency Physicians Monthly
February 12, 2015

Report: SCOTUS Ruling Against ACA Would Lead To $12B In Uncompensated Care
The Hill
February 12, 2015
Welcome, New Ohio ACEP Members!

Nicholas Antoon
Jose Ramon Cepeda, MD
Justin A Cole
Annie M Delisio
Patrick Kane
Thomas L Knorr, Jr
Benjamin J Krause
David C Lazenby, MD

President's Message

Let me begin by saying “Thanks” to the Emergency Medicine Club of The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, for inviting me and a colleague and staff to spend a lunch hour with them [right]. It was great fun to speak with this group of aspiring emergency physicians and great fun to be back to Athens after so many years… my son completed his undergraduate studies there. The campus and setting is still as beautiful as ever. It’s not hard to understand why people choose OU. Speaking with these students triggered some thoughts, which I have put into words for my penultimate President’s Message. [Read more]
EM Residency Spotlight

Submitted by the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Marietta Memorial Hospital

We are honored to have been asked to share some of our accomplishments in Marietta with the rest of Ohio! Our Osteopathic EM residency was started in 2011 and we graduated our first resident, Dr. Tiffany Heu, in December 2014. Also of note, Dr. Tyler Hill, PGY 3, was elected to the Ohio ACEP Board as the Resident Representative in August 2014. [Read more]
The 2014- 2015 EM residents with Core Faculty member, Dr. Gayle Galan. Meet the residents!
Member Kudos

Justin Benoit, MD, and Ryan Gerecht, MD, for being awarded the 2015 National Association of EMS Physician Best Abstract Presentation Award

Robert Broida, MD, FACEP, for being appointed to represent ACEP on The Joint Commission’s Acute Stroke Ready Certification Technical Advisory Panel; and for being appointed to represent ACEP on the American Medical Association’s Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse 

Nikhil Mohan, DO, who was selected to represent Ohio on the EMRA Representative Council

Anand Selvam MD, whose research, “’First Aid? Please? First Aid?’,” was published in the March edition of the Annals of Emergency Medicine

Do you know of a member who deserves to be congratulated? Let us know!
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Get Involved in Ohio ACEP Leadership!

We are now accepting nominations for Ohio ACEP Board and Councillor candidates!

Elections will take place at the EM Leadership Forum.

Nomination deadline is March 2
Ohio ACEP Annual Awards

Know an EM physician who deserves to be recognized? Nominate them for an award! 

Award recipients will be recognized at the EM Leadership Forum.

Nomination deadline extended to March 6
Members in the News

James Augustine, MD, FACEP, whose articles, “National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey Data Show Increase in Emergency Department Visits,” and “Measles Outbreak Highlights the Need for Infectious Disease Containment Protocols in the Emergency Department,” were published in ACEP Now

Diane Gorgas, MD, whose column, “Emergency medicine column: Standard exams not good enough for seniors,” was published in The Columbus Dispatch

Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, whose article, “Sutures for Skin Tears, Oxygen Therapy for STEMI Patients, and Blood Alcohol Levels to Assess Intoxication: More Myths in Emergency Medicine,” and whose interview with medical technology expert, Dr. Eric Topol, were published in the January edition of ACEP Now 

Nathaniel Mann, MD, whose article, “The Why, and the What’s Next,” was published in the February edition of EM Resident

Howard Mell, MD, MPH, FACEP, who was quoted in the Consumer Reports article, “Why you need grab bars in your bathroom”, for the Modern Healthcare article, “ER visits still rising despite ACA”, and the Detroit Free Press article, “Emergency room use still high under health reform”

Have you seen a news article or commentary written by a member? Or do you know of a member featured or interviewed in a news story? Let us know!

Ohio ACEP Board Review Course in Tampa, Florida
On January 26-30, Ohio ACEP held its Emergency Medicine Board Review Course at the Tampa Airport Marriott in the heart of beautiful Tampa, Florida! It was the second course Ohio ACEP has held out-of-state, and we’re happy to report that it was a great success! 

Emergency physicians from 21 states attended, with an attendee coming from as far away as Saudi Arabia!
Miss the January course? Not to worry!
We’re offering the nation’s best EM Board Review in Columbus in August and October!
The Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine Board Review Course
(5 day course)
August 21-25, 2015
October 11-15, 2015
Fast Facts Emergency Medicine Board Review
(3 day course)
August 26-28, 2015
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Registration Now Open for ACEP's Legislative Advocacy Conference and Leadership Summit
This spring, more than 500 emergency physicians will learn how to become effective leaders and visit with lawmakers about policies related to health care and emergency medicine. Join the fun from May 3-6 in Washington, DC, at the 2015 Legislative Advocacy Conference and Leadership Summit.

Comment Period Open for Draft Clinical Policy on Intravenous tPA
The Clinical Policies Committee of ACEP has completed a draft clinical guideline: “Clinical Policy: Use of Intravenous tPA for the Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department.” The draft is now open for comments until March 13, 2015. To view the draft policy and comment form, click here.

Mental Health, Substance Abuse Patient Care Resources Added to ACEP's Website
ACEP's Emergency Medicine Practice Committee recently completed an information paper on "Care of the Psychiatric Patient in the ED: A Review of the Literature." This document and other resources to help emergency physicians care for patients with mental health or substance abuse issues have been added to ACEP's website. Read them here.

ACEP Develops Measles Fact Sheet, Resource Page
The United States has experienced a record number of measles cases (Rubeola) in 2014 (more than 600 patients), which is the greatest number in more than 14 years. This virus represents a challenge to Emergency Medicine because it is highly infectious and has been rarely seen in Emergency Departments in the recent past. ACEP developed a Fact Sheet about this disease for a review of its presentation, clinical course and implications for your Emergency Department. Visit for more information and for new resources added as needed.

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