WMS Develops Physician Leadership Program

The Wyoming Medical Society has received a $150,000 grant from The Physician Foundation to fund a leadership program for Wyoming physicians. The program will allow a cohort of between 15-and-20 Wyoming physicians to take part in the program each year. The inaugural program will get started in October of 2017. The program will be broken […]


Medicaid to Pay Telehealth Visits Originating from Home

By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society Wyoming Medicaid Medical Director James Bush, MD says he hopes by the end of summer all the pieces will be put in place to allow the state to pay for telehealth visits by Wyoming Medicaid patients which originate from the patient’s home. Currently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]


Wyoming Residencies Attempt to Address Burnout Early

By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society Research suggests physician burnout begins in medical school and seems to really impact future physicians as residents. The University of Wyoming’s Family Medicine Residency Program in Casper is doing something about it. “Our national Family Medicine Residency Association’s annual meeting had a keynote speaker discuss physician and resident wellness,” […]


From Doc To Coach

  By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society The journey through medical education and into practice is one that Betsy Spomer, MD of Powell suggests is very prescribed and linear. However, the route to job satisfaction and maintaining work-life balance is not. Spomer’s own experience as a physician experiencing burnout has led her in a new […]


Physician Burnout Now the Norm

By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society Betsy Spomer, MD still thinks about the day a deal for her new physician office fell through. She had been practicing in Powell for about 12 years before modifying her practice plan into something that would allow for what she thought was more balance in her life. The new […]


WWAMI E-2017 Class Receives Their Whitecoats

The next generation of Wyoming physicians received their whitecoats during a ceremony and dinner Friday night at the Marian Rochelle Gateway Center on the campus of the University of Wyoming. The whitecoat ceremony welcomes incoming medical students to the medical profession. A room packed with families and friends of the incoming class of medical students […]