Harold G. Koenig, M.D., to Lead ‘The Book of Life’ End-of-Life Care Training for Area Faith Leaders, Physicians
8:00 AM08:00

Harold G. Koenig, M.D., to Lead ‘The Book of Life’ End-of-Life Care Training for Area Faith Leaders, Physicians

Register now for the The Book of Life, Living the Final Chapter End-of-Life Care Training. The day-long seminar with Harold G. Koenig, MD, will include topics like Burnout and Professional Self-Care, The Chaplain’s Role in End of Life Care, On Losing a Child, and Family Grief and Resilience.

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Faces of PAD & Related Issues: An Advanced Practice Providers Symposium
8:00 AM08:00

Faces of PAD & Related Issues: An Advanced Practice Providers Symposium

The purpose of the symposium is to provide resources to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care providers treating patients with vascular issues of the lower limbs and bringing awareness to the regional amputation problem. The southeastern part of the United States has the highest amputation rates in the country, many of these surgeries could be prevented with proper education and alternative treatment plans, resulting in patients having better health, a more active lifestyle, and longer life. 

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LifeBridge - Roundtable Discussion for Hospital and Large Group Administrators, Medical Staff Leaders and Community Physicians
2:00 PM14:00

LifeBridge - Roundtable Discussion for Hospital and Large Group Administrators, Medical Staff Leaders and Community Physicians

Join Mark Greenawald, MD for a a Roundtable with Hospital and Large Group Administrators, Medical Staff Leaders and Community Physicians as part of the LifeBridge Physician Well-Being initiative. It will Thursday, September 20, 2-4 p.m. at the Walden Club.

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CHCMS & Medical Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM18:00

CHCMS & Medical Foundation Board Meeting

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The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society and the Medical Foundation of Chattanooga boards of directors will have a combined meeting on Tuesday, July 10 at 6 p.m. at the CHCMS office at 1917 East Third Street. Dinner will be provided.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Rae Bond at 423-622-2872 or via email

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11:00 AM11:00

Building a More Profitable Practice

Join us for a special extended CMGMA Training


Presented by Karen Baird, TMA Director of Insurance Affairs

Wednesday, June 6 (Note Special Date and Location!) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Attendance is limited to 40 so register early!

Location: Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, PC, Liberty Tower, 605 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor, Conference Rooms B & C (See Parking Instructions below)

Agenda for the training: 

11:00 a.m. -  Welcome, Introductions, and pick up lunch

11:15 a.m.  - Foundation

  • Hiring the right staff
  • Training
  • Team building
  • Implementing a plan for “patient experience”
  • 12 noon Construction
  • Insurance payer mix
  •  Insurance and other contracts

1:00-2 p.m. - HVAC:

  • Appeals
  • Coding & Documentation


RSVP no later than Friday, May 31, to Irene Gruter,
622-2872 or irene@chattmd.org

About Karen Baird

Karen Baird, CPC, CPMA, joined the Tennessee Medical Association as Director of Insurance Affairs in January 2018. She is TMA’s in-house expert on federal and state health insurance policies and reform. She manages commercial and government health insurance plan relations, provide informational and policy assistance to advocacy and education staff and help TMA member physicians resolve payer-related administrative and reimbursement hassles.

Karen brings more than 30 years of healthcare administrative experience to TMA, most recently as office manager with Midtown Primary Care Clinic in Nashville. She is a certified professional coder and medical auditor, and is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Academy of Professional Coders, National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists and others.

Parking for Chambliss, Bahner, & Stophel:

You may find on-street parking in the area, or you can park in the Liberty Garage (which is located on 6th Street next to the YMCA) or the Republic Center Garage (located on Chestnut Street between Republic Centre and Republic Plaza. 

At the entrance to either garage, push the blue button to pull a ticket and open the gate.  Park in any space not marked “Reserved.”  Bring the ticket with you and present your ticket to the receptionist for validation. You will need to insert the validated ticket or pay with a debit or credit card to exit the garage.

Please Do NOT park across the street from Chambliss in the Liberty Tower visitor parking.




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2018 Youth Leadership Forum
7:00 AM07:00

2018 Youth Leadership Forum

The application period for the 2018 Youth Leadership Forum is now closed. Notification letters will be sent to students by May 4.

The 2018 YLF will be June 4-7, 2018. Applications are due April 13, 2018. Students will be notified of their acceptance by May 4 and they must indicate their intent to participate by May 18. A PDF version of the application is available at the bottom of this page along with a brochure for the Youth Leadership Forum.

The Youth Leadership Forum in Medicine is a one-week program designed to encourage rising high school seniors and 2018 high school graduates to consider careers in medicine.  During the course of the week, students will learn about careers in medicine, job shadow physicians who practice in several areas of medicine, including internal medicine, surgery, pathology, radiology, family practice, and pediatrics, and enjoy roundtable discussions with physicians.

Students who complete the program may have an opportunity to participate in additional mentoring and shadowing activities over the summer.

Student Selection:

Rising high school seniors and 2018 high school graduates can be nominated by high school principals, guidance counselors, science teachers, and other youth program and civic leaders. No more than 25 students will be selected for the program.

Criteria for selection will be:

  • Academic achievement
  • Recommendation from science teacher, guidance counselor, principal, or civic leader
  • Student statement
  • High school diversity

How to Apply  

Applications forms are available at the button below or at the Medical Society, 1917 E. Third Street, or by calling 622-2872.

The program is designed to:

  • Provide rising high school seniors and 2018 high school graduates the opportunity to learn more about life as a physician and inspire them to consider a career in medicine.
  • Educate students about options available to assist with the cost of medical education.
  • Provide students and local physicians with a community-based mentoring/teaching experience
  • Increase the number of students who pursue careers in health care.
  • Assist with efforts to increase the pipeline of health care providers in Southeastern Tennessee.

The Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine program deals with practice aspects of a career in health care. It will make participants aware of job opportunities in health care, as well as financial aid available for students pursuing careers in medicine, and the challenges and rewards of medicine. This work fills a critical need in many under-served communities, where primarily minority and disadvantaged people are not getting the health care they need.

The Week at a Glance

  • June 4-7, 2018
  • Participants need to be available from 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily. Full attendance by each participant is essential if the Youth Leadership Forum is to meet its objectives.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


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