Wyoming Looks Closer at Healthcare Costs

The Wyoming Legislature has been talking about the cost of healthcare in our state for quite some time. This conversation was recently elevated and made more serious by enabling legislation during the 2019 Session for the state to hire a consultant to conduct a hospital cost study. The Wyoming Business Coalition on Health also compiled […]

WMS Announces 2019 State Physician of the Year

CONTACT: Whitney Harmon 307-635-2424 Whitney@wyomed.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                 May 3, 2019     Wyoming Doctors Name Statewide Physician of the Year Casper Psychiatrist to be honored with 2019 WMS Physician of the Year Award   CHEYENNE – Stephen Brown, MD, of Casper was recently named, and will be honored by the Wyoming Medical Society […]

GAGME Launches New Residency Program

****For Immediate Release***   GAGME Launches New Residency Program Dedicated to Putting Paperwork First.   –New Residency Program Elevates Paperwork to Its Rightful Status–   Clark, WY –  (April 1, 2018)- The Group Association for Graduate Medical Education (GAGME) recently launched a new residency program dedicated to exclusive focus on the primacy of paperwork in […]

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 […]