Online Resource Tools Available for MembersMarch 1, 2023
Nashville, TN — TMA recently unveiled two new member resource pages on its website. The organization’s TN Medical and Pharmaceutical Council brings physician leaders together with drug companies around common areas of agreement such as lowering the cost of medical care for patients. TMA has also partnered with prescription assistance programs designed to provide patients with savings on medications. TMA’s Prescription Assistance Resource Center was designed to serve as a centralized source for members to access this information.
More than half of U.S. physicians experience burnout, and TMA has prioritized the issue behind the leadership of its president, Ed Capparelli, MD. TMA’s new Wellness Resource Center was created to guide members toward national, statewide and regional programs that best fit their needs. It also features educational information and opportunities for legislative involvement.
Prescription Assistance Resource Page
TMA created a Prescription Assistance webpage to highlight companies offering tools and resources to help physicians manage their patients’ care by providing additional methods to acquire safe, affordable prescription medication. This resource page was developed through collaboration between TMA corporate partners and TMA’s TN Medical and Pharmaceutical Council.
The council provides strategic, advocacy and regulatory recommendations with the goals of low ring the cost of medical care for patients, preventing barriers to care, and encouraging dialogue between manufacturers and physicians in Tennessee. View the resource page at tnmed.org/pharmacy to learn more about PhRMA’s Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT), Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs, and Rx4Miracles.
Wellness Resource Center
Last year TMA’s House of Delegates passed a resolution prioritizing physician wellness and focusing on raising awareness of the issue among the membership. It sought to increase availability statewide for access to mental health services for physicians. Additionally, TMA’s Board of Trustees included physician wellness as a priority within its four-year strategic plan last month.
TMA’s Wellness Resource Center—a repository spotlighting national, state and regional programs—has been unveiled as part of this effort. It aims to help physicians find the resources they need for themselves or colleagues, and features a bevy of educational resources including recordings of recent TMA All Member Virtual meetings on the topic of Physician Wellness hosted by Dr. Capparelli including representatives from the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation, Tennessee Medical Foundation and LifeBridge in Chattanooga.
The page will be continuously updated with resources and helpful information. Members may explore the site at tnmed.org/wellness. Contact email@example.com to share additional resources.