Marcelo Hochman MD

CCMS in the News

An SC doctors’ group banded together to crack its PPE problem. The idea caught on. Amid ongoing PPE crisis, doctor-led efforts focus on needs of smaller healthcare entities Charleston County Medical Society Forms Buying Group to Help Doctors Get Essential PPE DOCTOR-LED COLLECTIVE BUYING GROUP ACTIONPPE GIVES DENTAL PROFESSIONALS ACCESS TO NEEDED PPE

January 13, 2021|Categories: 2021, Covid-19, Marcelo Hochman MD, ppe-project|

End of the Year President’s Message

From the President: As we wind down 2020, this short newsletter is to alert you to some very important information. Again, as with PPE, non-employed Doctors seem to be having trouble figuring out how to get COVID vaccines for themselves and their Staff. We have worked with SCMA to get the information linked in this newsletter. In recognition of CCMS’ effort to obtain PPE for the Doctors in SC and in launching a national project for Doctors around the country, we have been honored as Healthcare Heroes in the COVID 19 response category. The links will take you [...]

December 22, 2020|Categories: 2020, Marcelo Hochman MD, President|Tags: |

Letters to the Editor: Charleston County Medical society denounces racism, violence

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June 16, 2020|Categories: 2020, Marcelo Hochman MD, President|Tags: , |

President’s Message January 2020

As you read this, we’ve all recovered from the end of a decade and celebrating the beginning of a new one. The purpose of this short message is to report that 2019 was good for CCMS.  I, the Board and our wonderful staff feel that CCMS has turned a corner.  We are stronger financially, are increasing in membership and have attracted the attention of the local and state medical community, legislature and the public as a voice for Doctors. This year we will continue to work on the Legislative priorities that you, the Membership, identified as important to [...]

January 9, 2020|Categories: 2020, Marcelo Hochman MD, President|

Burnt Toast

I recently heard from a local physician who decided to take a ‘sabbatical’ from the practice of medicine. The ‘bureaucracy’ of daily practice, ‘lack of control’ and ‘feeling disrespected’ all contributed to the doctor’s decision to step away. I quote the email I received - ‘My toast is burnt’. This sentiment, fellow Doctors, is an increasingly common occurrence. Physicians are feeling burdened and increasingly isolated in their places of employment. In fact, the graphic below mimics almost exactly our Charleston Doctor’s complaints: Another sobering fact is that Doctors have higher rates of depressive symptoms and suicide risk than the [...]

August 29, 2019|Categories: Marcelo Hochman MD|
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