The Value of Your VOS Membership

Are you aware of your member benefits? Do you realize the value of your member dues? You are probably a member of many different professional trade associations in the state and country and may have wondered if the funds you spend on member dues are really worth it.

Allow me to take a moment and highlight why your Virginia Society is so important for your profession – more than any other. Consider all the issues that affect your daily practice: COPN, the role of the physical therapist in musculoskeletal care, malpractice and insurance issues, the Fair Business Act, tort reform and reimbursement issues including assignment of benefits. While some of these issues may face physicians in other disciplines and other states – no other society protects these issues for you in the Commonwealth as strongly and exclusively as the Virginia Orthopaedic Society.

What else is your Society doing for you?

  • Providing funding to invite your local congressmen/senator to your next Board Meeting
  • Protecting your interests on the state legislative level
  • Helping promote your practice by providing the public with your name and practice URL linked from the VOS website
  • Representing you on the AAOS Board of Councilors
  • Advertising positions available in your practice at no charge
  • Providing an Annual CME program, at a reduced fee, where you can network with your peers
  • Sending one comprehensive bill for member dues

Want more from your Society? Become involved! Serve on the Board of Directors or on a committee. We always seek fresh new ideas and new faces. Or at the very least, send me your suggestions and ideas on how we can better serve you.

Stewart A. Hinckley
Executive Director
stewart@societyhq.com

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Virginia Orthopaedic Society
2209 Dickens Road
Richmond, VA 23230-2005
(804) 282-0063
Fax (804) 282-0090
www.vos.org

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NPs and PAs


Welcome New Members!

Active Members
Quanjun Cui, MD – Charlottesville
Olumide Ollie Danisa, MD – Harrisonburg
Joel D. Stewart, MD – Suffolk

Resident Members
Matthew H. Blake, MD – Richmond
Travis Hendry, MD – Chesterfield
Benjamin R. MacQueen, MD – Midlothian
Khurram Pervaiz, MD – Richmond
Issada Thongtrangan, MD – Richmond

Honorary Member
Stewart A. Hinckley – Richmond


Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners May Now Join VOS!

In an effort to strengthen the relationship with Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners, the VOS Board has voted to include these professionals as VOS members. PA's and NP's may join VOS at half the regular member fee, but will have no voting rights. They must be sponsored by a VOS physician member.

If you currently work with a PA or NP and would like to sponsor them for membership, have them complete the membership application found on the VOS website, www.vos.org and send it to the VOS headquarters office.


New!
Group Billing Now Available!

New Group Billing Option. The VIrginia Orthopaedic Society can now send one comprehensive renewal notice to include all Society members in your practice or institution as one "group". Contact Joye Stewart at vosmembership@societyhq.com  to establish “group” billing for your 2008 member dues.


Member Benefit!
Web Link to Your Practice

It is a benefit of membership in the Society to have a link on the VOS website to your practice's website at no charge. This will allow the public and other physicians to access your site. The link is found under “Find a Doctor”, next to the member’s name. If you would like the VOS to provide a link to your site, please contact Andrew Mann, Association Manager, at Andrew@societyhq.com.



New!
Online Dues Payment!

We are pleased to offer convenient online dues payment through the Society website. You will need your UserName and Password to access this portion of the website. If this is your first time logging in, your UserName is your member number and your last name is your Password (in lower case letters). If you need assistance with your log in information, please contact vosmembership@societyhq.com.

 


New Member Benefit! Online Job Bank

As Dr. David Diduch touched on in his final President's Message, VOS now has an Online Job Bank.

Please check it out at: http://www.vos.org/jobbank.iphtml Posting an opening is FREE to VOS members (a practice must have at least 2/3 of their doctors as members to qualify). Job postings can be made by non-members for $300.00 and listings remain on the website for 60 days. Please spread the news to all of your colleagues of this new service.

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