“The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” – Walt Disney
After nearly a year of discussing the value of a unified voice for the nearly 18,000 physicians of Arizona, our three organizations – Arizona Medical Association (ArMA), Maricopa County Medical Society (MCMS), Pima County Medical Society (PCMS) – are finally doing what we set out to do. This inaugural issue of Arizona Physician is the beginning of us establishing that voice.
Most of you who’ll receive this are not involved in one or more of our organizations. While we would love nothing more than every physician in our state taking on a role to help defend the practice of medicine, we know that’s simply not likely to happen anytime soon. Physicians are busy people. You have too much to do, and too little time to do it. You need help. You need information. You need a voice. We’re here to let you know what you need to know in order to navigate the healthcare system here in Arizona, and we hope this new publications becomes a vital asset to you.