News & Events

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 […]


2019 WMS and WAPA Annual Meeting

WMS is returning to the Jackson Lake Lodge this summer for our annual conference and exhibition. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Wyoming Association of Physician Assistants as well as other prominent Wyoming specialty societies, such as the Wyoming Association of Psychiatric Physicians, Wyoming Academy of Pediatrics and Wyoming Academy of Family Physicians. Click […]


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 […]


2018 Annual Meeting

CHANGES COMING TO WMS ANNUAL MEETING IN 2018 Big changes are coming to the Wyoming Medical Society’s marquee event of the year. On June 1 at Jackson Lake Lodge, the WMS Board of Trustees voted to change the organization’s Annual Meeting from a three-day summer event heavy on medical lectures to a more family-friendly winter […]


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 Medicaid Offers Provider Incentives for Program Participation

By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society The Wyoming Department of Health, Medicaid Division has developed three programs in an attempt to make their own programs more efficient and share some of that savings with Wyoming doctors. Perhaps The Department of Health’s best-known program for physician incentives is its Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program, which […]


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 […]