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MSDC Thanks Its 2,500+ Members

During this holiday season, MSDC is thankful for and honored to have served the physician community of our Nation's Capital and the patients whom they treat for two centuries.
We look forward to another 200 years of working together towards a healthier future for our Nation's Capital!


District of Columbia Advocacy

The Medical Society represents the physicians and patients of the District in discussions with the City Council, DC's Department of Health and Board of Medicine and other members of the medical community. The Medical Society has been reviewing numerous healthcare bills and is working with key stakeholders on multiple fronts.


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Your Voice, Your Advocate

DC Advocacy

MSDC represents the physicians and patients of the District of Columbia in discussions with DC's City Council, Department of Health, Board of Medicine and others in the medical community. READ MORE

National Advocacy

MSDC works closely with the American Medical Association (AMA), and state and specialty medical societies to educate Congress and federal agencies on issues important to physicians and their patients. READ MORE

Local Implementation of the ACA

As health system reform evolves, MSDC ensures it is implemented at the local and regional levels in ways that support the patient-physician relationship and promotes public health in our Nation's Capital. READ MORE

Welcome New Members!
The following physicians recently joined or rejoined  MSDC:

Esma Akin, MD
Amy Kosoff, MD
Philip Marion, MD
Christian Millett, MD
Bruno Petinaux, MD
Joylene Thomas, MD

Did You Know That An MSDC Leader Designed the Original US Capitol?

In 1792, Dr. William Thornton, who later served as MSDC Vice President, submitted the winning design for the original United States Capitol Building. Although he had no formal training in architecture, his design beat out intense competition from world-renowned architects. His winning design appears here.

200 Years of Medicine in the Nation's Capital
On September 26, 1817, the founding members of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia met at Tennison's, a hotel and tavern where the Willard Hotel now stands, and founded MSDC, the country's 12th medical society.  Read more.

Patients Before Politics

The Medical Society of DC supports the AMA vision for America’s health system reform. The AMA articulated the belief that the patient remain at the center of all reform efforts in a letter to Congressional leaders and the administration. The AMA and MSDC are committed to working with leadership in both parties to improve health insurance coverage and health care access so that patients receive timely, high-quality care, preventive services, medications and other necessary treatments.

Read how to put patients before politics!

Medicine Triumphs Over Insurance Goliath      
This April, MSDC scored a monumental win for DC patients and physicians, when the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a lower court’s ruling to block industry giant Anthem’s proposed acquisition of Cigna. (See the Court Opinion) . In May, Anthem formally terminated its merger deal with Cigna. This victory over consolidation of insurer power was possible due to organized medicine.

At a time when there are too many divisions, medicine came together and won.
Help sustain our advocacy efforts on issues of importance to you and your patients and join MSDC.

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