President's Message, April 2019

April 17, 2019 1:39 PM | Sally Winkelman (Administrator)

Jeff Pothof, MD, FACEP
WACEP President

You know we all practice in a special place when you can run in shorts and a t-shirt and two days later be shoveling a few inches of snow.  With the warmer weather comes an important annual event in the state. 

Known as “Doctor Day” we all have an opportunity to don a white coat and engage in face to face conversation with those individuals whose decisions affect not only our practice, but the lives and wellness of our patients.  This year is particularly impactful for us as emergency physicians as we have many issues important to our specialty that need legislative support.

For those of you who have participated in the past, thank you.  If you’ve never attended a Doctor Day and can find some time to get away on May 1st I’m certain it would be worth your effort.  WACEP will be hosting a private policy primer update beforehand to prepare all of you on the key issues. The Doctor Day agenda itself promises to be high yield.  We have Wisconsin’s governor Tony Evers slated to speak and the topics that will be front and center for the day include Medicaid access and the historically low reimbursement rates in Wisconsin, as well as the extremely hot topic of childhood vaccination and personal conviction exemptions.  I’m nearly certain all of you have an opinion on that topic.  The day wraps up with time for you and other providers to talk with legislatures, and finishes with a reception close by at Madison’s on King.

For more details and the link to register please visit