Newsmakers

Permanente physicians are regularly featured in the media on a variety of health issues.

Winston Wong, MD, tapped to serve on Advisory Committee on Minority Health

The medical director for Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit was appointed to serve a four-year term on the committee.

Dennis Truong, MD, named to National Quality Forum Telehealth Committee

Dennis Truong, MD, an assistant physician-in-chief for Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, will serve as a member of the forum’s Telehealth Committee.

SCPMG’s systematic approach to fighting the opioid epidemic

Joel Hyatt, MD, emeritus assistant regional medical director for Community Health Initiatives for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, speaks on an Institute for Healthcare Improvement panel, “The Opioid Crisis: How Health Care and the Community Can Act.”

ACA faces challenges in moving health care from volume to value

Robert Pearl, MD, speaks on a symposium about the Affordable Care Act.

How organizations like UCare, Kaiser Permanente tackle food insecurity

Sandra Stenmark, MD, pediatrician and physician director of Kaiser Permanente Colorado’s Community Benefit Health Equity, talked about Kaiser Permanente’s work to identify members with food insecurity.

Atlanta’s ‘Top Doctors’ Include 17 Permanente Physicians

Physicians from The Southeast Permanente Medical Group in Georgia were recognized in the 2016 Top Doctors list.