No one can be faulted for being pessimistic about the future of medical practice in the U.S. But we have to remember why we all went into medicine in the first place—for our patients. A tremendous amount of work remains to be done, and many challenges lie ahead, but if we collaborate more effectively and all get a little more involved, I believe we can still preserve our noble profession and continue to provide the best quality care for our patients.
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I am honored to be Angus Worthing’s successor as ASC Chair, and look forward to working with my colleagues at the ACR and member state societies to strengthen our state and national advocacy efforts.
Howard Blumstein, MD, is a member of the New York State Rheumatology Society and chair of the ACR Affiliate Societies Council.