From the President
Dr. Christal Greene
 September 2022


Greetings fellow MOCMS members!

I wanted to take a few moments to provide you with an MOCMS update. Most pressingly, our upcoming Fall General Meeting at Oliver Winery is fast approaching – Thursday, September 29 at 7pm! Please join us for some long overdue social time with your local physician colleagues. I know we are all generally overcommitted but physician comradery is more vital than most of us want to acknowledge. We are more than just names on our mutual patient’s charts!

At our quarterly book club in June, we discussed “Year of Wonders” by Geraldine Brooks. This historical fiction selection explored the experience of the Plague on members of a small village outside of London in the 1600’s. I was impressed by the various parallels we could draw with our own pandemic experiences – not exactly a light read but enjoyable nonetheless! Would you like to see a particular book discussed? Please let us know and join us! We take book recommendations and vote on what to read next! Our winter book selection and date are to be determined at this time – maybe it’s time for you to share your ideas and join us!

The ISMA Convention took place in early September. It was my first experience as a delegate. The parliamentary process of the House of Delegates proceedings were all together new to me but quite fascinating. I was grateful to be in the company of MOCMS seasoned delegates Drs. Jim Farris, Clark Brittain, Carrie Davis, and Tashera Perry. Listening to our fellow physicians from around the state, it is quite clear that many issues are in the forefront impacting both practitioners and patients alike.

After the first of the year, we will be planning a Spring social event as well as a Women in Medicine event. Share with us your ideas if you have them! Stay tuned!

MOCMS wants to be beneficial and supportive to our physician members! We welcome your input and hope you will reach out to us through email at [email protected] or call at 812.332.4033.

Take care and stay in touch!

Christal L. Greene, MD
President
Monroe Owen County Medical Society

MOCMS MISSION STATEMENT
The Monroe Owen County Medical Society is dedicated to the provision of quality health care in our community.

OUR PURPOSE
The efforts of the society shall be directed toward: general supervision of the affairs of the medical profession of the county; improvement in the scientific and professional ability of each physician within its jurisdiction; dissemination of the attitudes and recommendations of the society on technical matters pertaining to the medical aspects of community life;  improvement in the general esteem and prestige which the medical profession possesses in the community; and the inclusion within the membership of the society of all physicians living in the county who are eligible for membership.