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ISMS President 2015-2016-Scott A. Cooper, MD

Dr. Scott A. Cooper, MD is on staff at NorthShore University HealthSystem and is a clinical medicine instructor at the University of Chicago. He completed his undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis, MO and earned his medical degree from...

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KCMS Resolution Goes to HOD-Read it Here!

KCMS is proud of the efforts initiated by Dr. John Christensen, MD and the KCMS Board which resulted in a successful Resolution passed by the ISMS House of Delegates on April 19, 2015. Dr. Christensen brought an issue regarding what he considered to be unfair practices by a major insurance carrier to the attention of KCMS. It was deemed to be of significance to the broader physician community and therefore worthy of creating a resolution that could be considered by the ISMS House of...

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Resources to Combat Opioid Misuse, Abuse and Overdose

The Illinois State Medical Society is committed to promoting safe and appropriate opioid prescribing for treating chronic pain. Recently the Illinois Pain Institute created a pain management education piece that ISMS has incorporated into its resources. You can find the CME course under, ...

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The Year in Review

The Kane County Medical Society had a very good and productive year.

  • In March Dr. Patrick Para was the guest speaker at our monthly membership meeting. Dr. Para shared his expertise on the topic of "Breast Cancer- Is Screening a Waste of Time' while 40 of our members and guests enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Chez Moi in Geneva. Also in March, KCMS once again published the annual "Medical Resource Guide" that was part of the Daily Herald...

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Now's the Time to Join the Medical Society

  • Are you a physician (M.D., or D.O.) working or living in Kane County?
  • Are you currently NOT a member of the Kane County Medical Society? 
  • Have you ever wondered what you could do to improve your working situation? 
  • Do you often feel powerless or feel that you have no control over what's happening in medicine? 
  • Do you...

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2014 Update on ISMS Legislative Activity in the IL General Assembly

A Message from William McDade, M.D., Ph.D


Illinois State Medical Society 

Dear Colleague: 

As a member of the Illinois State Medical Society, you know that your dues dollars support ISMS' legislative advocacy on behalf of physicians. You probably also know that ISMS is the only  organization representing physicians of all specialties across Illinois. 

What you may not know however, is the large scale and wide...

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