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T	 able of Contents                                                                                                                    February 2019
                                                                                                                                        Vol. 49 No. 2
	5	 President’s Letter: Change
        By Elizabeth B. Moran, President, MCMS
	6	 Member News                                                                                                                                     Elizabeth B. Moran, MD
	7	 New Members
	7	 Upcoming Meetings                                                                                                                                    President-Elect
	7	 2018 Fighting for Women With Fashion Sponsors                                                                                                      John R. Allbert, MD
	8	 MedLink Free and Low-Cost Health Services                                                                                                         Secretary/Treasurer
                                                                                                                                                       Babak Mokari, DO
     in Mecklenburg County                                                                                                                        Immediate Past-President
	10	 At the Hospitals                                                                                                                                 Scott L. Furney, MD
	12	 Independent Physicians of the Carolinas
	12	 Charlotte AHEC Course Offerings for February                                                                                                 BOARD MEMBERS
	12	 National Health & Wellness Observances
	14	 Advertising Acknowledgements                                                                                                                   Raymond E. Brown, PA
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                                                                                                                                            Sandi D. Buchanan, Executive Director
                                                                                                                                             Mecklenburg County Medical Society

                                                                                                                                                      Darlyne Menscer, MD
                                                                                                                                                  NCMS Delegate to the AMA

                                                                                                                                              Meg Sullivan, MD, Medical Director
                                                                                                                                           Mecklenburg County Health Department

                                                                                                                                               Douglas R. Swanson, MD, FACEP
                                                                                                                                         Medical Director, Mecklenburg EMS Agency

                                                                                                                                                  EXECUTIVE STAFF

                                                                                                                                                       Executive Director
                                                                                                                                                       Sandi D. Buchanan
                                                                                                                                              Finance & Membership Director
                                                                                                                                                       Stephanie D. Smith
                                                                                                                                          Meetings & Special Events Coordinator

                                                                                                                                                          Jenny H. Otto

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                                                                                                                                                    Elizabeth B. Moran, MD

                                                                                                                                                        Managing Editor
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                                                                                                                                                         Lee McCracken
                                                                                                                                                         Stephanie Smith

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                                                                                                                                                         Editorial Board
                                                                                                                                                      Stephen J. Ezzo, MD
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