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Congratulations to our new Governor

Congratulations to the Florida Chapter new Governor, John G. Langdon, MD, FACP. He started his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2014. As one of two Florida Governors, Dr. Langdon serves as the official representative of the College for the Florida Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. To learn more about Dr. Langdon, please read his bio and vision statement below.

John G. Langdon, MD, FACP

PLACE OF BIRTH: Omaha Nebraska

EDUCATION: Creighton University, Omaha Nebraska, B.S. 1963 and M.D. 1967

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internship Northwestern University [Wesley Memorial], Internal Medicine/Chief Resident, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Denver General Hospital, Denver Colorado; Endoscopy Fellow, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois; American Heart Association, Preventive Cardiology, Cancer Genetics, Florida Hospital Cancer Institute

CERTIFICATION: National Board of Medical Examiners, 1968, 1980, 1985 [Florida]

MILITARY: United States Air Force, 1968 - 1970 Active, 1970 – 1975 Reserve

PRESENT POSITION: Chief Medical Officer, Environmental Health Technologies; Chief Medical Strategist, NewWave BIOSCIENCES, Inc.; Chief Medical Officer, Smartclinique, LLC [International Medical Development]; Chief Medical Officer, PRI [CUJU Cup Soccer]; Faculty, University of Central Florida Medical School, Account Executive, StoryCare and HealthCare Team Training [IDEAS Studio]

ACP ACTIVITIES: Member since 1985; Presently Member, Florida Governor’s Council and Advisory Board, Chairman, Industry Relations Committee, Chairman Insurance Committee; ACP Fellowship 1998, Member: Internist of Today – “Doctors for Adults” Campaign; Prior Nominee for ACP Governor 2009 [Florida Chapter]; Past President, Florida Chapter, American Society of Internal Medicine, 1996 -1997

CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Washington Leadership Day Participant, Key Contact Work, Recognition Award for Public Awareness of the Internist’s Unique Role in Medicine Today, 2000; Fellowship Mentoring Breakfast Participant Annual Florida Chapter Meetings; Scientific Presentation on Medical Genetics at Prior Florida Chapter Annual Meeting; Poster Judge, Florida Associates Chapter Meeting

HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Member, Cap Haitian Health Network; Member, St. Margaret Mary Haiti Project [Health Committee]; Interfaith Hospitality Network [Homeless Shelter]; Orlando Diocese Clergy Support Program; President Maitland Shores Protective Association [2009 – 2011], Over 40 years of medical practice I have served as everything from Chief of Staff to all the usual hospital committees [too numerous to list]

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: International Medicine, Clinical Genetics, Wellness, Healthcare Acquired Infections Prevention, Improving the Patient Experience Reducing Medical Errors, Improving Healthcare Team Communication and Enhancing the Caregiver and Patient’s Relationship

Vision Statement

The evolution of the practice of medicine is proceeding at an unprecedented rate. It is incumbent upon the organizations that represent the voices of physicians to keep pace with these changes. Many physicians are ill prepared for the perfect storm of regulatory adventures in process at the federal level and even less prepared to protect their ability to financially support their medical practices. Physician reimbursement will be dramatically impacted by penalties related to everything from documentation to establishing electronic health care records and more. Even the hospitals are getting in the act by restricting privileges based on your patient’s length of stay. Oddly we are compelled to discharge patients as early as possible and then if they need to be readmitted within 1 month there insurance coverage is denied. We need to develop more aggressive post hospital management such as the medical home can provide. The ACP has always striven to enhance the physician’s life by supporting education, credentialing and advocacy in Washington. In spite of these splendid efforts there is always more to be done. As Governor I will appoint a team of internists from associate to laureate to develop a consensus on new services that FACP can support and emphasize the steps that need to be taken to prevent our doctors from penalties and holdbacks from CMS and other payers. I appreciate the support of the dedicated members of the FACP chapter in allowing me to continue to serve our members.