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  • Heart of the Healer Transformational Physician Retreat
    January 30-February 1, 2017 in colonial Santiago de Queretaro
    SCMS Members will receive a 10% discount.  Limited space - only 12 spots available!!
    What’s the Cost and What’s included? 
     $3,700
     6 hours of Category I CME credit.  Heart of the Healer is a 3-day (afternoons free) training experience instructed by nationally known author, speaker and Mayo trained physician coach Dike Drummond. 
     4 nights lodging at Casa de la Marquesa. Check-in on Sunday, January 29, 2017.  Retreat begins Monday morning. Additional dramatically discounted nights available through February 5.  
     Airport hotel transfers. 
     Private rooftop reception Monday night catered by chef, Laura Ramirez Blakney - companions welcome!
    To reserve, or ask questions contact Candice Barr, candice@riousa.com or call at 541.968.2210.  Click here for additional details

  • Encouraging a time of membership collegiality in a relaxed atmosphere, the evening is open to all members and spouses/partners. This event is held on the first Wednesday of each month, with appetizers and the first drink hosted by SCMS! Please note, the change in parking availability. Limited Free parking availableFor event details or to register for the event, click here.

    Please contact Shelly Bonforti with any questions at shelly@spcms.org   





  • The Spokane County Medical Society Foundation Wellness Program is designed to address the barriers that typically prevent physicians and physician assistants from getting the help they need. The program provides counseling and coaching services that are tailored to individual needs: it is quickly accessible at the convenience of the physician/PA, confidential, free for members, private and minimally constrained by record-keeping. read more

     

     

     

     

     


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President's Message

Picture of Clinton Hauxwell

By Clinton Hauxwell, MD | SCMS President

I sat across from my patient, an 80-year-old retired nurse, and discussed the recently discovered ‘spot’ on her lung. Having recently been treated for a breast malignancy, and with the knowledge gained from years of caring for others, she was introspective. ‘I don’t want treatment if it is cancer,’ she said. ‘I’ve had a long life and I feel good, so let’s not do anything more.’ She was matter-of-fact, yet smiling–clearly comfortable in her decision, and in the relationship that we had developed over the many years that she had been coming to my clinic. Several months later, she volunteered to speak to a class of medical students and expressed to them the joys and frustrations of growing old. ‘Just listen to your patient,’ was her heartfelt advice. She would later comment on how much she enjoyed sharing her experiences with future physicians–she had always been fond of teaching. Not long afterwards, she quietly succumbed to the cancer that had invaded her lungs.  

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