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ADHS prepares to launch DAVE

In September, the Arizona department of Health Services (ADHS), Bureau of Vital Records will launch the state’s new electronic death registration system call the Database Application for Vital Events (DAVE).  It replaces the current system called the Vital Systems Information…

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Graduate debt a harsh reality

Large sums of graduate debt are a harsh reality of practicing medicine for the majority of new physicians. With almost $200,000 in median debt, managing student loans in a smart manner can save you tens of thousands of dollars. The…

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Derksen named AzAFP president

Health policy expert Daniel Derksen, MD, the Walter H. Pearce Endowed Chair and professor of public health policy and management at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been appointed president of the Arizona Academy of…

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John G “Mac” McGregor 1928-2017

John G. “Mac” McGregor, MD, gastroenterologist and Pima Medical Society 50-year Member, died March 6, 2017. He was 88. A native of southern Arizona, McGregor was born June 8, 1928 in Bisbee. He attended Stanford University before earning his medical…

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Robert S. Hirsch 1930-2017

Robert S. Hirsch, MD, who served as president of the Pima County Medical Society and Arizona Medical Association, died April 8, 2017. He was 86. Hirsch an internal medicine and hematology/oncology practitioner was born October 24, 1930, in New York…

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Irwin Freundlich 1930-2017

Irwin Freundlich, MD, former professor of radiology at the University of Arizona, died March 20, 2017. He was 86 Freundlich was born August 26, 1930 in New York City. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1952, he served…

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