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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1989
A family practitioner has been elected president of the San Diego County Medical Society. Dr. Lynn Sheefey of Escondido previously served as president-elect. Dr. William A. Renert, a La Mesa radiologist, was voted in as president-elect. He is a former editor of Physician Magazine.
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October 27, 2000 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what may be the harbinger of similar demonstrations throughout California, several hundred doctors and other medical personnel closed their offices for several hours Thursday to protest what they say is a dangerously deteriorating health care system. "San Diego has been on the cutting edge of medical advances and managed care," Dr. Edward Singer, a gastroenterologist and president of the San Diego County Medical Society, told a protest rally. "Now we are on the bleeding edge."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1989
As president of the San Diego County Medical Society, I have been asked by many of our 3,000 members to convey the society's concern over the recent harassment that some patients have endured when attempting to visit their physicians in the midst of protests by anti-abortion forces. As physicians whose primary concern is always the medical needs of our patients, we are very concerned. The medical society, as an organized body, does not take a pro-life or pro-choice position.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1989
As president of the San Diego County Medical Society, I have been asked by many of our 3,000 members to convey the society's concern over the recent harassment that some patients have endured when attempting to visit their physicians in the midst of protests by anti-abortion forces. As physicians whose primary concern is always the medical needs of our patients, we are very concerned. The medical society, as an organized body, does not take a pro-life or pro-choice position.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1985
Jacquelin Trestrail has been elected president of the San Diego County Medical Society. Trestrail, a National City radiologist, will take office in January. Ira Goldstein, a San Diego pulmonary disease specialist, was elected treasurer. The post of secretary will be decided in a Dec. 3 runoff between Allan Goodman and Rosemarie Johnson. Drs. Morton Jorgensen, James Mushovic, Donald Dose, William Renert and Lynn Sheffey were elected councilors of the society.
NEWS
October 27, 2000 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what may be the harbinger of similar demonstrations throughout California, several hundred doctors and other medical personnel closed their offices for several hours Thursday to protest what they say is a dangerously deteriorating health care system. "San Diego has been on the cutting edge of medical advances and managed care," Dr. Edward Singer, a gastroenterologist and president of the San Diego County Medical Society, told a protest rally. "Now we are on the bleeding edge."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1991
Assemblyman Pete Chacon (D-San Diego) should be commended for his support of a bill to ban the free distribution of tobacco in public places. Physicians are convinced that distribution of tobacco products is a key step in a child's experimentation with tobacco, leading to a possible lifelong nicotine addiction. The 2,800 members of the San Diego County Medical Society applaud Chacon for his efforts and encourage other public officials to join in this effort. ROBERT T. REID, M.D., President, San Diego County Medical Society
NEWS
May 23, 1991
Over-the-phone referrals to wellness and health care programs are available from a number of hospitals and medical groups. Children's Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospitals, Tri-City Medical Center and San Diego County Medical Society all have physician referral services. One service, the Alternative Care Hotline, lets people know about non-traditional health care options.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1989 | LESLIE WOLF, Times Staff Writer
Services will be held Saturday for Dr. Walter R. Nickel, a dermatologist and past president of the San Diego County Medical Society, who died Sunday at his Point Loma home. Nickel, 81, practiced for more than 40 years in San Diego and treated more than 100,000 patients, according to his family. His practice is being carried on by his partner, Dr. John Lindholm. Nickel was the founding chairman of the Division of Dermatology at UC San Diego Medical School, and he taught residents at the Navy Hospital in Balboa Park for 40 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1987
A state appellate court has decided against using the "right-to-die" case of Anna Hirth as a vehicle to lay down rules governing physicians' conduct when patients or their relatives seek the termination of life-sustaining treatment. Hirth, a La Mesa great-grandmother, died in May after months of litigation between her daughter, Helen Gary, and her physician, Dr. Allen Jay. Hirth had become semi-comatose after a choking incident early in 1986.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1989
A family practitioner has been elected president of the San Diego County Medical Society. Dr. Lynn Sheefey of Escondido previously served as president-elect. Dr. William A. Renert, a La Mesa radiologist, was voted in as president-elect. He is a former editor of Physician Magazine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1985
Jacquelin Trestrail has been elected president of the San Diego County Medical Society. Trestrail, a National City radiologist, will take office in January. Ira Goldstein, a San Diego pulmonary disease specialist, was elected treasurer. The post of secretary will be decided in a Dec. 3 runoff between Allan Goodman and Rosemarie Johnson. Drs. Morton Jorgensen, James Mushovic, Donald Dose, William Renert and Lynn Sheffey were elected councilors of the society.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1988
San Diegans and all Americans are proud of Dennis Conner and his heroic crew, and we wish them all the best in the upcoming America's Cup defense. However, when the new catamaran was pictured in the newspaper recently, we were disappointed to note that flags and logos of a well-known cigarette brand are prominently displayed on the boat and all around it. As representatives of the medical community, we deplore the promotion of tobacco products in this (or any) manner. It amounts to flagrant advertising of a product now known to be addictive, dangerous to the user and harmful to those exposed to the "secondhand smoke."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1989 | GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
The San Diego County Medical Society "strongly objects" to the anti-abortion rallies that are being staged increasingly outside medical offices and clinics, medical society President Lynn Sheffey said Monday. The society, which represents about 2,800 of the county's 6,000 doctors, "cannot condone . . . recent attempts to harass patients or prevent them from seeking treatment," Sheffey said. The society opposes "any effort . . .
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