Resources & Information

Jun 11 2019

Clinicians on social media: no taking off the white coat

 Categories:  President’s Message It was probably inevitable.

Social media is so entwined with every aspect of our lives that it is becoming an active driver… Read More…
Feb 26 2019

From ineligible for licensure to Madam President

 Categories:  President’s Message In November, I had the honor of being sworn in as the 120th President of the North Carolina Medical Board. As I vowed to lead… Read More…
Dec 7 2018

Honoring the mandate, striving to be more

 Categories:  President’s Message You only get one year as Board President, and I imagine every person who serves hopes that he or she manages to accomplish something that… Read More…
Oct 16 2018

Doing our part to prep for disaster

 Categories:  President’s Message On a Monday in mid-September, I received an urgent telephone call from NCMB’s chief executive officer. As we spoke, Hurricane Florence was crawling across the… Read More…
Jun 22 2018

Getting at the root causes of physician burnout

 Categories:  President’s Message Recently, the Charlotte emergency medicine group of which I am president agreed to be the first medical practice in the state to try out a… Read More…
Mar 12 2018

NCMB’s mission: more than patient protection

 Categories:  President’s Message In November, I had the honor of being sworn in as the North Carolina Medical Board’s 119th President. A little over five years ago, when… Read More…
Nov 27 2017

Making public outreach a priority

 Categories:  President’s Message This summer I had the opportunity to do a presentation on the Medical Board to a group of about 100 people at my family reunion… Read More…
Aug 24 2017

Caring for pain patients in the midst of mounting opioids regulation

 Categories:  President’s Message This summer marked a milestone in North Carolina’s efforts to stem the tide of opioid overdoses in the state with the passage of the Strengthen… Read More…
Jun 1 2017

Making the new controlled substances CME requirement as painless as possible

 Categories:  President’s Message I was pleasantly surprised with the many positive comments I received in response to my first President’s Message, in which I described the lifestyle changes… Read More…
Mar 1 2017

Resolve to fight burnout and reclaim satisfaction in life, work

 Categories:  President’s Message The Board recently surveyed a random sample of its licensees to get input on a range of topics related to the practice of medicine, including… Read More…