Resources & Information

Aug 27 2014

“For the benefit and protection of the people of North Carolina…”

 Categories:  President's Message As you know, the Medical Board’s mission is to protect the public. One of the most important ways it does this is by intervening to… Read More…
Jun 10 2014

Making the tough calls: inside the NCMB’s case review process

 Categories:  President's Message A theme is emerging in my columns for this newsletter, perhaps even for my term as President of the Board: giving insight into how the… Read More…
Feb 28 2014

What moves the needle? Factors that influence NCMB decisions and policy

 Categories:  President's Message One thing I’ve learned in more than five years of service on the North Carolina Medical Board is that EVERYONE has an opinion—often a strong… Read More…
Nov 15 2013

The NCMB and you: forging a better relationship between Board and licensee

 Categories:  President's Message As the end of not only my year as Board president but my six years of Board membership drew near, I wondered what would make… Read More…
Aug 6 2013

Doing our part to encourage responsible prescribing of controlled substances

 Categories:  President's Message Safe and appropriate prescribing of controlled substances remains a top concern of the North Carolina Medical Board. In each of the past five years, about… Read More…
May 2 2013

Teamwork: In medicine, more than ever, patient safety demands it

 Categories:  President's Message In 2009, The Joint Commission (TJC) called attention to the “disruptive physician” and required hospitals
to develop a process for identifying and dealing with… Read More…
Feb 7 2013

Is (NCMB) justice blind? Board processes designed to remove bias

 Categories:  President's Message In the five-plus years I’ve served on the North Carolina Medical Board, the agency has taken remarkable steps to improve both the quality and quantity… Read More…
Dec 14 2012

Accountability and equity for all

 Categories:  President's Message A patient undergoes surgery to have a brain tumor removed. Although the surgeon believes the tumor was successfully excised he did not, in fact, remove… Read More…
Jul 31 2012

Electronic health records: A benefit when only used wisely

 Categories:  President's Message This issue’s President’s Message is a cautionary tale for those of you using electronic health records. Now before you scoff and call me a technophobe,… Read More…
May 15 2012

Lessons from the NCMB’s malpractice review process: A personal reflection

 Categories:  President's Message North Carolina Medical Board to review every malpractice payment affecting or involving its licensees.

Professional liability payments are a sore subject for… Read More…