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DJP Update 6-12-2016: Unable to attend AMA Annual Meeting; this video contains the message I would have shared to anyone interested in my views.

DJP Update 6-12-2016: Unable to attend AMA Annual Meeting; this video contains the message I would have shared to anyone interested in my views.

For multiple reasons, including my recent neck injury secondary to being in a car accident when our car was stopped and another car crashed into the rear of our car, I am not at AMA Annual Meeting.

This 24 minute speech captures what I try to teach medical students, doctors, and lawmakers in addition to the importance of medical liability reform.

Leadership in Medicine: Tales from The Little Red Book of Leadership Lessons – YouTube from Donald Palmisano’s Tweet

Alternative link:
https://t.co/ZuKEu8S7ip

DJPNEWS
Unable attend @AmerMedicalAssn ann. mt; 1st time in 33 yrs. My message: Med Ethics key. ⬇️Gov in Med; more: https://t.co/ZuKEu8S7ip #AMAmtg
6/11/16, 9:32 AM

Thanks to AAPS for posting video in a tweet on Memorial Day to honor Bud Lomell and other heroes.
AAPSonline
This D-Day rewatch Leadership in Medicine talk by @DJPNEWS. Includes lessons learned from Normandy hero Bud Lomell. https://t.co/9D3oXDbx13
6/6/16, 11:57 PM

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Tired of PPACA (ACA)? Frustrated by MACRA? Wish you could spend more time with patients rather than electronic medical records designed by regulators for other purposes? ADVOCATE for the right to balance bill what the patient and doctor agree regardless of the payor of insurance (long-standing AMA policy). Stop going along to get along. Withdraw support for failed government policies distorting the practice of Medicine. Review my 6 Commandments of Medicine.

Stay well and be safe. Unfortunately the world is becoming more dangerous as obvious by terror attacks. Increase your vigilance and protect your loved ones.

We have been the land of the free only because of the brave. Never forget that.

Donald

AMA President 2003-2004

Donald J. Palmisano, MD, JD, FACS
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DJP Update 11-16-2015: 1- R.I.P. Dr. Gustavo A. Colón; 2. The world on alert: Terrorism

1- R.I.P. Dr. Gustavo A. Pirulo Colón June 14, 1938 – November 12, 2015

Dr. Gus Colon passed away on November 12, 2015. I visited him just before he died and told him how much love there was for him. I told him he was the best of the best. The American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc. has a beautiful tribute to Gus at the link immediately below. Be sure to read it. Thanks to Dr. Mark Constantian for sharing that link.

Gus was a talented plastic surgeon, a great artist whose office had compelling works he painted, an awesome stand-up comic who could keep medical audiences laughing and laughing, a fascinating historian who could mesmerize audience, and much more. He was my intern briefly in the early 60s and he and I often reflected on our first meeting in the Charity Hospital Emergency Room. Most of all, Gus was a kind loving man who treasured family and friends. He always was the first to offer help with any problem. He will be missed. Robin and I extend our sincere condolences to his family.

http://aestheticsociety.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/r/21AF490460B744E52540EF23F30FEDED/15838AB224799A6B907C5D7C792C0FF8

Here is the published newspaper obituary:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theneworleansadvocate/obituary.aspx?n=gustavo-a-pirulo-coln&pid=176507081&fhid=5630

In this obituary the time and place for the services are listed:

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 12:30pm at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, 4317 Richland Ave, Metairie 70002. Visitation at the church will begin at 10:30 am until service time.
2- Terrorism abounds in the world and the latest horror happened to innocents in Paris. It is time to show true leadership. Identify the cause. Eliminate it. Can’t do half-way measures. Otherwise it continues and will strike repeatedly.

Here is one of my tweets about terrorists in Paris:

DJPNEWS
Sad. #Terrorism : identify and eliminate. True #Leadership needed and not just poll-tested words. Vive la France! https://t.co/JulJ9mjBX5
11/13/15, 4:25 PM

Surely it is time to focus on this evil and have a strategy to eliminate it. The world truly is a dangerous place in 2015 and leadership is needed.

There are many opinions about what to do next. Here are some comments from a former chair of AMA’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA), Rob Tenery, MD:

http://robtenerymd.com/blog.php

You may agree or disagree with Dr. Tenery but a full debate with FACTS is needed. Are we at war? If war, then no half-way measures. Our brave soldiers are at risk if we don’t give them a clear mission with full support. You can be certain that the terrorists are planning a Paris-like attack on America this very moment. Washington, D.C.? New York City again? Blowing the levees in New Orleans to recreate Katrina destruction? Time to end the political preening.

Stay well!

Donald

Donald J. Palmisano, MD, JD, FACS
Intrepid Resources®

5000 West Esplanade Ave., #432

Metairie, LA 70006

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504-455-5895 office

DJP@intrepidresources.com

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(Author of ON LEADERSHIP (2008, 2011 2nd edition) and THE LITTLE RED BOOK OF LEADERSHIP LESSONS (2012 & in bookstores and AMAZON now!)

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DJP Update 4-28-2015 Tales of successful endurance challenges

 

1- Follow up on the 100 mile run for the MAG Foundation

The 100 mile run by son DJP Jr, CEO and EVP of Medical Association of Georgia (MAG), was completed successfully. See the previous 3-28-2015 DJP Update re the background of the run:

http://intrepidresources.com/djp_update/?p=1037

MAG’s comments: http://www.mag.org/news/articles/run-promo

And here is DJP Jr just before 100 mile finish line. A friend, Andy Nguyen, recorded his voice and face at approximately 56 seconds into this short video. Most of rest of video dark.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvyo5Lf2gpY

And here is DJP Jr crossing finish line sub 24 hours!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30cpZ7RzAsU

DJP Jr’s Latest info to MAG physicians: http://www.mag.org/resources/executive-director

And congrats for more than 35% increase in membership for MAG since 2010!
http://www.mag.org/membership

In these troubling times for membership in state and national organizations, there are lessons to be shared here.

Congratulations!

2- Here is a personal endurance adventure on a raft in the ocean by an AMA employee, Daniel Eller, identified only by name and as a Chicago person in “medical sales”.

Imagine being thrown into the Bermuda Triangle with a raft via a simulated boat accident. Some supplies are in the ocean and have to be retrieved. And one more thing: You meet a woman companion for the first time in the raft. The goal is to make it to land. Live off the sea and try to survive. If overwhelming, then use special phone to call for rescue and you fail the challenge. (Water, water, everywhere, …Nor any drop to drink.” Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

This story was featured this past Sunday on National Geographic TV with the title: Season 1, Episode 4 “To The Bone”
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/the-raft/

There is a second couple in another raft somewhere else in the Bermuda Triangle.

It will be repeated this Sunday evening or you can find it ON DEMAND at the National Geographic Channel.

If you wish to see a small screen version immediately, it is also on YouTube at:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D8HrPM6ByBU

Congratulations, Dan and companion Ceci of the orange raft!

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NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE ABILITY TO RISE TO THE CHALLENGE!
DJP

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Stay well,

Donald
Donald J. Palmisano, MD, JD, FACS

Intrepid Resources® / The Medical Risk Manager Company

5000 West Esplanade Ave., #432

Metairie, LA 70006

USA

504-455-5895 office

DJP@intrepidresources.com

http://www.intrepidresources.com/

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DJP Update 6-17-2014 Travel, Tweets, AMA, ABA, ON LEADERSHIP now an audiobook, Stanford Commencement Address by Bill and Melinda Gates; Gadgets

DJP Update 6-17-2014 Travel, Tweets, AMA, ABA, ON LEADERSHIP now an audiobook, Stanford Commencement Address by Bill and Melinda Gates; Gadgets

1- My DJP Updates have decreased in number because of the lure of Twitter.  I tweet daily at @DJPNEWS and it is a good way to learn how to be concise as the total number of characters cannot exceed 140.  Plus by following reporters and news channels one can get the breaking news immediately.  The TV news almost becomes unnecessary.

2- Lots of travel so far this year to board meetings plus PIAA in Ontario, AMA Annual Meeting, and presentation with son Donald Jr. at American Bar Association just after AMA meeting in Chicago.  Next week we go on the 2nd of the planned grandchildren adventures!  We are taking Alexis, our granddaughter to Paris, not in France but the Las Vegas Paris Hotel.  She picked Paris as the destination but she will have to wait until high school graduation for her parents to take her.  These trips are great for one-on-one time with the grandkids.  I highly recommend it.  Just about finished designing the new course I will teach at Tulane Medical, how to make a powerful 2 minute presentation.  The goal is to encourage the students to be comfortable using rhetorical devices plus understanding the importance of C.O.D., namely Content, Organization, and Delivery.  With the large number of students in the USA not getting a residency spot such a course should make them better able to convince the residency to select them.

3- My book ON LEADERSHIP has been selected by Audible.com as an audio book!  In addition to the print version, having the book in digital reading format and digital audio means it always will be available.  That is nice.

Reviews of the print version can be found at:  http://onleadership.us/pages/reviews.php

4-  I won’t depress you with my views about the continued problems with PPACA, SGR, ICD-10, etc.  There are too many depressing stories on other topics in the news today.  Perhaps we will get to the truth of the current controversies soon.  But courage and leadership will be required.  It will require truth to trump politics.

5- Stories are a powerful way to get a message to the audience.  People in the audience remember stories years later, long after they forgot the rest of the speech.  Watch and listen to the 2014 Stanford Commencement speech delivered by Bill and Melinda Gates.  Bill and Melinda both share stories that are powerful.

Here are my comments about the speech:

Bill’s first story about the lack of reliable power source for computer in Africa  points out the importance of what I call “walking the halls”.  One has to go to the site of action to see what is really happening.  I tell that to hospital administrators all the time.  Can’t run a hospital from the fancy office on the 12th floor.  Go visit the wards, the O.R., and the Emergency Dept. and learn what the real problems are.  Talk to the surgeons in the surgery lounge at 7 A.M. and hear their frustrations.

My favorite story was Melinda’s account where she personally carried a dying woman with AIDS to the roof of the “Home for the Dying”. “The stigma of AIDS is vicious and the punishment is abandonment.” Powerful.  Melinda is a natural storyteller and she does it without notes.  I can picture the woman holding Melinda’s hand on the roof top as woman watches the setting sun just before dying.

Here is my @DJPNEWS tweet with the link and location in the timeline of the commencement address.  BTW, H/T to Raymond French, father of Melinda, for the alert about the speech.

I strongly recommend you listen to this commencement address.

DJPNEWS
Stanford 2014 Commencement Address: Bill/Melinda Gates. 1:01:42 of Webcast and ends at 1:31. Powerful esp. 1:19:17 https://t.co/ttLxbFvcfk
6/16/14 5:40 PM
Melinda and Bill Gates are shining examples of leadership and they work through their foundation to try and solve horrific ills in the world.  Think Malaria, Polio, HIV, and more!  Read more about their work at:

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/

Some specific programs:
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do/Global-Health/Malaria
and
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do/Global-Development/Polio
and
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do/Global-Health/HIV

6- GADGETS:  Tomorrow, June 18, Amazon is announcing the Amazon smart phone.  Amazon Prime customers now have over one million songs available to hear as a bonus in addition to the free movies with the Prime service.  The new gadgets, software, high-speed streaming via Internet are akin to magic.  Great adventures for techies.

One last thing.  I have a new camera for the trips with the grandkids.  It had to be a camera with a long zoom but small enough to fit in my jacket pocket.  After testing many cameras, I settled on the Olympus Stylus 1.  It has an adequate sensor and the zoom goes to 300 mm equivalent.  The sensor is large enough for 11 X 14 enlargements with excellent quality.  It has an easy to use Wi-Fi and photos can be sent to a smart phone immediately for sharing.  Nice!  The first one I bought had a software problem with freezing up but my favorite camera store, Bennett’s Camera in Metairie, immediately exchanged it for another new one.  A big stimulus for this camera was the safari at “The Wilds” in Columbus Ohio at the Columbus Zoo where we ride in the back of a pickup truck going by the animals on the plains.  Didn’t want to carry the large Nikon and the Canon 110 did not have enough zoom.  The Columbus adventure is in July with two more of the grandkids, Diego and Pablo.  They wanted to travel to Ohio to see where “Nana” Robin was born!

P.S.  To all the folks I photographed on the trips, I will send the photos by email but it will take a while to get to it.  Some of you saw your photos on Twitter at the AMA meeting with the hashtag #AMAmtg

Some examples:

DJPNEWS
#AMAmtg : Also = renewal of friendships. Robin and I visit 2 wonderful bright ladies after the day’s work. @PeggyMP http://t.co/35iqmX5UsY
6/9/14 2:22 PM

DJPNEWS
Standing ovation #AMAmtg for Dr Monica Wehby, fmr AMA Board member candidate for U.S. Senate Oregon. Go Regency D 5PM http://t.co/JsNKq4A4gt
6/7/14 4:49 PM

And one taken by moderator at ABA panel!
DJPNEWS
Thx! @doctorscompany RT @CountrymanClay: First time Donald Palmisano Jr and Sr presented on same panel #PHYLAW14 http://t.co/oensKgRuZx
6/12/14 4:16 PM
Stay well,

Donald

Donald J. Palmisano, MD, JD, FACS
Intrepid Resources® / The Medical Risk Manager Company
5000 West Esplanade Ave., #432
Metairie, LA 70006
USA
504-455-5895 office
504-455-9392 fax
DJP@intrepidresources.com
www.intrepidresources.com
www.onleadership.us
(Author of ON LEADERSHIP (2008, 2011 2nd edition) and THE LITTLE RED BOOK OF LEADERSHIP LESSONS (2012 & in bookstores and AMAZON now!)
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DJP Update 8-29-2013: DJP Interview on The Pat Williams Show; leadership

DJP Update 8-29-2013:  DJP Interview on The Pat Williams Show; leadership

Pat Williams, co-founder and SVP of the Orlando Magic basketball team interviewed me about my book THE LITTLE RED BOOK OF LEADERSHIP LESSONS.  It was on the radio 8-25-2013 on WDBO in Orlando and you will find two segments, labeled seg 3, which is part 1 and seg 4, which is part 2 of interview. See hot links in this email.  Also I have put both segments of the interview at the DJP Update blog site at www.DJPupdate.com

Pat is a fascinating man who also is a great story teller.  Read about the Catholic priest, Father Maksymilian Kolbe, who gave his life up to save a prisoner in the horrific Nazi Concentration Camp Auschwitz in Poland.  I discuss briefly that story in my interview. Pat goes into more detail in his book, THE DIFFERENCE YOU MAKE.  Check out his books!  They also are available on Amazon as e-books.  More about Pat’s bio is at:  http://patwilliams.com/bio/

Part one of my interview with Pat Williams, 8 minutes:

Alternative link for first part if above doesn’t work:

DPalmisano on Pat Williams Show 8-25-2013 WDBO Seg3

Part two of interview, 5 minutes:

Alternative link for second part:

DPalmisano on Pat Williams Show 8-25-2013 WDBO Seg4

Stay well,
Donald

Donald J. Palmisano, MD, JD
Intrepid Resources® / The Medical Risk Manager Company
5000 West Esplanade Ave., #432
Metairie, LA 70006
USA
504-455-5895 office
504-455-9392 fax
DJP@intrepidresources.com
www.intrepidresources.com
www.onleadership.us
(Author of ON LEADERSHIP (2008, 2011 2nd edition) and THE LITTLE RED BOOK OF LEADERSHIP LESSONS (2012 & in bookstores and AMAZON now!)
DJP Updates:  www.DJPupdate.com
Twitter:  www.twitter.com/DJPNEWS
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/IntrepidResources  Check out the videos.  You can post your views on your own YouTube site.
This DJP Update goes to over 2300 leaders in Medicine representing all of the State Medical Associations and over 100 Specialty Societies plus some other friends.
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