Written By: Traci Pritchard, MD, ArMA President
In June 2018, during the House of Delegates meeting, the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) welcomed me as their 127th President. During that meeting, I was able to share with delegates my background and goals for the coming year.
I am a diagnostic radiologist at the Medical Diagnostic Imaging Group, a physician-owned practice serving the Phoenix valley and rural Arizona including Maricopa, Pima, and Yuma counties. For the past 16 years, I have practiced in Arizona. My work is in specialized imaging, but I emphasize minimizing radiation dose to patients, personnel and especially the Image Gently campaign for pediatric patients.
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My Goals for the Next Year
- Focus understanding of Machine Intelligence and blockchain technology with the ultimate goal of that knowledge benefiting our practice of medicine.
- Emphasize our Public Health Committee. Population Health is replacing the model of individual health. This is the arena for our Public Health Committee.
- Build relationships with Corporate Physician Groups.
We Need You
Our professional hours are longer now than ever, but we volunteer because we recognize that professional isolation is the first step to losing our professional autonomy. We, physicians, go farther together and ArMA is the vehicle and the platform that gets us there. Networking within ArMA and with our County Medical societies, makes our collective influence more effective, our personal view richer and our understanding of our colleagues in other practice settings and other specialties better.
If it weren’t for ArMA, I would not have made the many relationships that I treasure and value today. My view is larger and better because of our members. I see also many astute residents and young physicians that understand the importance of staying strong and organized. We owe it to them to turn over a well-run organization.
As ArMA president, I pledge to always make decisions in the best interest of our member and ArMA, Arizona’s House of Medicine.
Thank you for this opportunity to serve.