Member Spotlight: David Hirsch

July 2, 2021 0 Comments

David S. Hirsh MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine, and the Director of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at Grady Memorial Hospital and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Atlanta VA Medical Center. He is a new member of DFA’s Drug Affordability National Steering Committee and has also …

DFA Celebrates Pride Month

June 21, 2021 0 Comments

Happy Pride Month!  Regardless of what specialty you are in, you will have patients who are part of the diverse LGBTQ+ community. Treating these patients includes understanding that they come from various racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic backgrounds and have a wide range of experiences. Learning about LGBTQ-centered care can be an asset in any …

Physician Elizabeth Boggs, MD advocates for state legislation to lower drug costs

June 9, 2021 0 Comments

Hand on the doorknob, I braced myself before entering my patient’s room. After a six-week hospitalization for COVID pneumonia that included a complicated intensive care unit stay, he was eager to return home to his wife and two young children. I had bad news for him. He would need months of treatment for fungal pneumonia, …

Share your story: vaccine hesitancy video project

June 6, 2021 0 Comments

Doctors for America wants to help amplify the trusted voice of physicians by creating a short, impactful video of many doctors, residents and medical students encouraging and inspiring viewers to listen to their doctor and get the vaccine. By signing up to participate, you are agreeing to record and send a selfie-style video with your …

Member Spotlight: Kelley Butler

June 5, 2021 0 Comments

Kelley Butler, MPH is a 4th year student and soon-to-be graduate of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. Hailing from Los Angeles, Kelley has committed herself to serving marginalized communities. She is an active member in various causes dedicated to students and professionals of color, people suffering from substance use disorder and addiction, …

DFA Leader Dr. Reshma Ramachandran Offers Testimony at COVID-19 Immunization Hearing

Dr. Reshma Ramachandran speaking during hearing
March 23, 2021 0 Comments

On February 26, 2021, Dr. Reshma Ramachandran, co-chair of Doctors for America’s Drug Affordability Action Committee, appeared before the Health Subcommittee of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee during a hearing on COVID-19 immunizations. Dr. Ramachandran offered the following comments as part of her testimony; the comments have been updated to reflect changes in …

Health for All Matters – March 2021

March 4, 2021 0 Comments

Recent Happenings In late February, we held the Health for All summit to engage the larger DFA membership in our Health for All work. Twenty-five physicians and medical students joined a Zoom call, which focused on communications, relationship building, and rapid issue response strategy. From the summit, three specific areas of Health for All advocacy …

DFA Leaders Created a Toolkit to Address COVID Vaccine Hesitancy

December 19, 2020 0 Comments

Our patients, staff, family, friends, and delivery drivers have vaccine questions We’ve been listening! We put together a list of questions with honest and frank answers, to open up a conversation with our patients and advocates to address COVID vaccine hesitancy.  Click here to view the Toolkit You can use these commonly-asked questions and their corresponding answers too! Build …