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Monday, January 11, 2010

FLEMING HELPS TO WELCOME DR. BENJAMIN AS U.S. SURGEON GENERAL

TMA President Bill Fleming, MD, is in Washington, D.C., today for the swearing in of Regina Benjamin, MD, as the nation’s 18th surgeon general. The 53-year-old family physician is nationally known as the founder of a nonprofit clinic serving the Alabama Gulf Coast. Dr. Benjamin is an invited speaker for the 2010 TMA Winter Conference. We’ve asked her to join AMA President Jim Rohack, MD, and National Medical Association President Willarda Edwards, MD, in a panel discussion of health care disparities and health system reform. Later this week, Dr. Fleming will travel to El Paso and Galveston to install new officers at county societies there.

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