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11/22/2022

Council Spotlights: Meet Drs. Bernadette Anderson & Anubhav Mital

 


OSMA's Council (Board of Directors) had several new members elected this year. We want to share some thoughts from Dr. Anderson and Dr. Mital about their service and OSMA membership.


Bernadette Anderson

Dr. Bernadette Anderson


Q: Tell us about your medical career 

A: I earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I completed a Master's Degree in Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley and a Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical College of Ohio. I continued my clinical studies at the Mount Carmel Family Medicine Residency Program in Columbus, Ohio.

With 20+ years of extensive experience in acute, clinical, and preventive care, I am devoted to educating people about health and lifestyle medicine and curating wellness.


Q: What is your role and where are you currently practicing? 

A: I currently practice at Faith Family Health, which is one of more than 90 practices part of the Central Ohio Primary Care Physician Network.


Q: What are the different ways you have been involved in the organization over the years?

A: I am currently the 7th District Councilor and have been a member since 2003.


Q: What are you looking forward to in working with the OSMA Council this coming year?   

A: I’m looking forward to serving my patients and physician colleagues by being their voice for health and legislative issues to improve the delivery of safe and effective care.


Q: What do you see as some of the biggest issues facing healthcare in the coming year?

A: Healthcare continues to face challenges including access to health, equity in medicine, physician burnout, transparent communication with patients, and continued quality and cost-conscious care.  


Q: How can OSMA work to address these issues?

A: OSMA continues to work diligently to address these issues through policy, education, resources, and increased awareness. 


Q: What are some of the ways in which OSMA has supported your medical practice? 

A: OSMA supports medical practices by being an advocate for physicians and ensuring their input in establishing healthcare policies. The organization also strives to increase awareness of potential issues that can impact the way care is provided to patients. This gives physicians an opportunity to play a proactive role in shaping the healthcare landscape. Personally, it is empowering to know that OSMA is committed to serving on the behalf of physicians and patients to build healthier communities. 


Q: How can Ohio physicians get involved in OSMA and get the most out of their membership? 

A: Getting involved with OSMA starts with membership. And then, exploring where you would like to volunteer your time to create change.



Anubhav Mital

Dr. Anubhav Mital

Q: Tell us about your medical career. What is your role and where are you currently practicing? 

A: I am a private practice internal medicine physician in Butler County.


Q: How long have you been a member of OSMA? What are the different ways you have been involved in the organization over the years?

A: I am on the PAC Board and the Legislative Task Force. 


Q: What are you looking forward to in working with the OSMA Council this coming year?

A: I am looking forward to learning more about the inner workings of the OSMA and using that to encourage more physicians to be engaged.


Q: What do you see as some of the biggest issues facing healthcare in the coming year? How can OSMA work to address these issues?

A: The ever-decreasing number of physicians compared to non-physician practitioners. OSMA needs to focus on policies that make it easier/better for physicians to practice. 


Q: What are some of the ways in which OSMA has supported your medical practice?

A: TDDD and easy access to staff to help with questions regarding pending legislation.


Q: How can Ohio physicians get involved in OSMA and get the most out of their membership?

A: Physicians need to understand the role of OSMA and how it can benefit them.  Only then can OSMA expect physicians to get more involved and then explore how to be accentuate their membership/role

 


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