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Raymundo Esquivel 1929-2017

Raymundo Esquivel, MD, anesthesiologist and 50-year PCMS member died November 18, 2017. He was 88. Esquivel was born on October 19, 1929 in Monterrey, Mexico where he graduated from medical school in 1953. He came to Tucson in 1951 for…

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Esther Alcorn 1926-2017

Esther Alcorn, MD, who practiced medicine in southern Arizona for 40 years, died in Tucson on November 27, 2017. She was 91. Born in Minot, North Dakota, Alcorn was the daughter of a nurse who took an interest in medicine as…

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PCHD November Surveillance Report

Providers are our eyes and ears in the community.  Please report immediately unusual numbers of patients presenting with similar symptoms, unusual symptoms, or unexplained infectious diseases in healthy individuals.  Do not wait until laboratory results become available. You are welcome to…

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What you need to know about MACRA in 2018

On November 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule governing its Medicare Quality Payment Program in 2018. The program, enacted under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), will affect participating physicians’ payment in…

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Wendell B. Whitacre 1927-2017

  Wendell B. Whitacre, MD, plastic surgeon and 50-year member of the Pima County Medical Society, died of a sudden illness on October 20, 2017. He was 90. Whitacre was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1927 and graduated from medical…

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