COVID-19 Assistance

OSMA is working with state leaders and diligently monitoring pandemic-related developments. We will post important updates and physician resources here as new developments become available. Check out the topics below and our recent news updates.

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Free PPE Offered by Department of Health

January 24, 2024 – The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is offering non-sterile personal protective equipment (PPE) to you at no charge. The PPE (gloves, masks, gowns, hand sanitizer, etc.) was purchased as part of Ohio‘s public health response during the COVID-19 pandemic.


AI and Healthcare: Past, Present, Promise, and Peril

October 31, 2023 – Artificial intelligence has gained a strong foothold in healthcare. This article from The Doctors Company and TDC Group, offers guidance on how healthcare providers should exercise extreme caution and diligence when utilizing AI in their practices.


Physician Well-Being Reflection from Our OSMA President

September 26, 2023 – Earlier this month I had the privilege of participating in an extremely important event and campaign focused on improving physician well-being and normalizing the discussion on mental health.


National Physician Suicide Awareness Information

September 14, 2023 – OSMA is partnering with Disappearing Doctors to cohost an event The Disposables—an original collection of portraits honoring the 400+ physicians who die by suicide each year. The Disposables—created by artist Jeremy Rosario—depicts handcrafted portraits made from donated disposable medical supplies from doctors’ workplaces. The portraits will be on display for public viewing at the COhatch The Gateway starting on Monday Sept. 18 through Oct. 20.


Noncomplaint Patients Increase Liability Risks for Practitioners

September 5, 2023 – The Doctors Company, outlines a number of patient safety strategies to manage noncompliant patients.


Dealing With Online Patient Complaints

August 1, 2023 – Clinicians are understandably concerned about their reputations and the consequences of any negative comments posted about them on social media platforms. Although the web can be a powerful tool for healthcare practices, it becomes problematic when patients post unfavorable opinions.


Your Well-being Checkup And Referral Engagement Service

August 1, 2022 – The need for well-being support has never been higher, and the OSMA Foundation is supporting Ohio's healthcare workforce with a way to measure factors like personal anxiety, depression and burnout and connect with credible resources who can help.


Member Q&A with John A. Bastulli, MD

February 16, 2022


Council Q&A with Shannon C. Trotter, DO

January 24, 2022


Member Q&A with Jeffrey R. Leipzig, MD

December 20, 2021


Council Q&A with John R. Corker, MD, FACEP

November 22, 2021


Council Q&A with Gregory Surfield, MD, FACS

October 13, 2021


Council Q&A with Michelle Knopp, MD

September 7, 2021


Council Q&A with Mary LaPlante, MD, FACOG

August 24, 2021


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