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e-Reports, Oct. 24, 2011
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Recently, four ISMA colleagues advocated for your patients by testifying in a legislative study committee. Untitled document

Just a few days after being inaugurated as ISMA’s president, Thomas Vidic, M.D., was at the Statehouse advocating for epileptic patients. Terre Haute neurologist Steven Maynard, M.D., joined Dr. Vidic and the two told members of the Health Finance Commission that substitution of seizure medications put patients at risk.They urged the committee to support the inclusion of name-brand anti-seizure medications on Medicaid’s prior authorization list.

Dr. Vidic Dr. Maynard
Thomas Vidic, M.D. Steven Maynard, M.D.

The committee also heard testimony concerning the licensure of non-nurse midwives. Rhonda Sharp, M.D., and Maria Del Rio Hoover, M.D., explained to committee members why the ISMA opposed the licensure or certification of non-nurse midwives. The ISMA physicians argued that the hospital setting is best to minimize risk to the mother and infant.

Dr. Sharp Dr. Hoover
Rhonda Sharp, M.D. Maria Del Rio Hoover, M.D.
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