Happy New Year

Happy New Year, Doctors! We have a brand new year and an exciting one at that! Our issues with gun safety and the gun violence crisis will share the spotlight with others in health. We 400 physician scientists still have a good deal to say about the state and nation’s health. In 2017 We are…

The Power of Organized Medicine

Dear Docs, Recently the American Medical Association announced that it has resolved to join the battle to promote the “Call to Action” raised by eight national health professional organizations and reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2015. The AMA now joins The American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College…

Video of Concert to End Gun Violence

Please enjoy this video from last month’s Concert Across America to End Gun Violence featuring pianist Louis Nagel performing Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and Kevin Fitzgerald conducting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. The concert was wonderfully received and we are grateful to everyone who participated, attended, and contributed. Not only did we raise awareness about the epidemic of…

PPGV Outreach to Michigan Physicians

Presentations by PPGV members to Michigan physicians, 2012-2016 Nov. 14, 2012 U of Mich. Dept Fam Med ( JW, JP ) Sept. 15, 2015 Washtenaw Co Med Soc’y ( JW, AZ, JP, SL ) Sept. 17, 2015 Flint Hurley Hosp Int Med ( JW, JP, BW ) Sept. 25, 2015 Marquette Hosp, Fam Med (…

Orlando

Dear PPGV Members, As we reflect on the unspeakable events in that occurred in Orlando this past weekend, it is impossible to find words that adequately describe our sadness, anger, and horror. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims and their loved ones who must suddenly adjust to circumstances that are beyond comprehension.…

MSU Tour Ends, Important New Members

Three members of PPGV, Bill Wadland, “Mac” Whitehouse, and Jim Peggs made the PPGV presentation “ Gun Violence and Firearm Safety: The Physician’s Role”  to two separate audiences in Grand Rapids last Tuesday, May 17. The first was at 8 AM Grand Rounds in DeVos Children’s Hospital to the Pediatrics residents and faculty. The second at 10 AM was…

National Medical Council on Gun Violence Presentation Summary

Dear PPGV Members, Last month Andrew Zweifler and I were pleased to participate in the National Medical Council on Gun Violence conference in Chicago.  This was a CME conference devoted to exploring how the medical community can make a meaningful impact in addressing the epidemic of gun violence in America.  Our talk, titled “Let’s Talk…

Grand Rapids MD, Kathleen Howard sends an Op-Ed.

PPGV member Kathleen Howard targets many of our issues in this Op-Ed. “The right to openly carry firearms has been getting a lot of attention lately- locally, across the state, and throughout the U.S. A judge’s ruling this week in favor of a Grand Rapids police officer who stopped and questioned a person who was…