Chapter Leaders Meet With Acting NYS Health Commissioner Zucker
On Monday, July 14th, Chapter Leaders met with New York State Acting Health Commissioner Howard A. Zucker, MD, JD in his Manhattan offices.
Those attending presented a brief overview of the Chapter's mission and focus on physician education, advocacy and quality improvement/patient safety. Dr. Zucker briefly addressed his vision for the future of healthcare in New York and discussed at length his concerns over physician workforce capacity in the area of primary care and general internal medicine.
The Chapter was asked to prepare a list of options that could assist the Commissioner as he seeks ways to build and maintain physician capacity, with some emphasis on ways to support small practices.