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President's Message

By Brenda Sue Houmard, MD, PhD | 2018 SCMS President

The highlights of 2018 for the Spokane County Medical Society:

  • Clinical Focus on the Opioid Crisis in our community
  • Kick-off Reception in February 2018
  • Monthly meetings of three SCMS Task Forces:
    • Managing Acute Pain, Managing Chronic Pain and Community Resources (accomplishments addressed previously)
  • Participated in the community-wide conference on the Opioid Crisis sponsored by the Spokane Regional Health District
  • Sponsored two Medical Advocacy Resolution workshops
  • Members attended the WSMA House of Delegates and Annual Meeting at the Davenport Hotel
  • Held three member mixers and published six issues of The Message
  • Hosted the Annual SCMS Medicine 2018 CME
  • Sponsored the SCMS Annual Membership Cruise and the SCMS Medical Education Celebration Cruise in conjunction with Mr. Travis Prewitt
  • Coordinated the Senior Physicians Golf Tournament and participated in the SCMS Senior Physicians Dinner
  • Sponsored the annual Spokane Scholar’s Foundation and presented awards at their banquet
  • Supported members to attend the WSMA Leadership Development Conference

I am pleased with the breadth and depth of SCMS’ commitment to  “Serving as the guardian of community health and wellness while leading and promoting the professional practice of medicine”.  I look forward to seeing all of you and furthering our mission in 2019.

Picture of Brenda Sue Houmard, President of SCMS



  Brenda Houmard Signature


  Brenda Sue Houmard, MD, PhD
  2018 SCMS President


Spokane County Medical Society
Phone: 509.325.5010 | Fax: 509.325.5409
318 East Rowan Avenue, Suite 209 | Spokane, WA 99207