Summer’s Work

Chart Notes  September, 2016 PPGV hits 400 members. With recent talks given to Wayne State University Dept. of Family Medicine and UM Medical School we now have 400 members, mostly physicians. It looks like we will continue to present with UM psychiatry medical student rotation.  We are scheduled for a grand rounds at Western Michigan…

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…

“Mike the Gun Guy” plugs PPGV

Sonya Lewis has organized an Ann Arbor concert for Concert Across America. Mike picked up on it on his blog- Ann Arbor Is The Location Of An Important Event On September 25th. Get There if You Can. September 18, 2016 There’s a group of physicians in Michigan who have formed an organization called Physicians for…

Concert Across America Comes to Ann Arbor

Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence (PPGV) presents Concert Across America in Ann Arbor to raise awareness about the epidemic of gun violence in America at Genesis Synagogue on Sept. 25 from 3-5pm. Concert Across America is a series of live concerts across the nation – all taking place on the same day with…

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 (…

When the Patient is Packing

Subject: handguns in the clinical setting   As discussed in this morning’s Risk Management presentation following the M and M reports there have been several issues related to patients carrying handguns into the exam rooms during regular doctor/patient visits. The specific case discussed involved a patient who is a federal agent who is fully authorized…

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…