Resources & Information

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…
Nov 18 2016

Better regulation through the free exchange of ideas

 Categories:  President’s Message In September I had the privilege of representing NCMB at the biennial meeting of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) in Sydney, Australia.… Read More…
Aug 16 2016

Coming to terms with opioid prescribing: Safe treatment is the goal

 Categories:  President’s Message In recent months, I’ve sent emails to all North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB or the Board) licensees to make them aware of the Board’s recent… Read More…
Jun 8 2016

A culture of continuous improvement

 Categories:  President’s Message Many state medical boards fall victim to the timeworn stereotype that, as monopolies, regulators are free to be mediocre. That’s not the case with the… Read More…
Feb 4 2016

Keeping the momentum: making outreach an integral part of NCMB’s work

 Categories:  President’s Message A year ago my colleague, Dr. Cheryl Walker-McGill, used her first President’s Message to make the case that increasing outreach to the profession is essential… Read More…
Nov 13 2015

The elephant in the room: Ways to cope with the needs of our most experienced physicians

 Categories:  President’s Message A few weeks ago, I spent a weekend visiting with my cousins, Dan Gasby and Barbara Smith, best known as B. Smith. Over the last… Read More…
Aug 27 2015

Who is responsible for quality of care in an era of diminished provider autonomy?

 Categories:  President’s Message I entered the practice of medicine at a time when physicians could more or less count on being masters of their professional domains. Most either… Read More…
Jul 1 2015

NCMB: Moving forward with Outreach

 Categories:  President’s Message Over the past few months, I have had the pleasure of attending various meetings with some of my colleagues. In one recent conversation, I spoke… Read More…
Feb 3 2015

Moving forward in an era of emerging technologies

 Categories:  President’s Message Every once in a while there comes a moment in one’s career that inspires reflection. For me, as I begin my year as NCMB President,… Read More…