Nita Shumaker

New Legislation Addressing the Opioid Crisis

May 09, 2018 at 05:33 pm by Staff

As the 110th General Assembly of the Tennessee State Legislature drew to a close at the end of April, new legislation (SB 2257 / HB 1831) was approved to address a significant.... Read More

TMA, AMA Study Touts $29 Billion Economic Impact of Physicians on Tennessee

Feb 02, 2018 at 12:02 am by Staff

Physicians add opportunity, growth and prosperity to the Tennessee economy by creating 175,831 jobs and generating $29.1 billion in economic activity, according to a new repor.... Read More

Taking the Bull by the Horns

Sep 11, 2017 at 02:16 pm by Staff

TMA Looks at Strategies to Curb the Opioid Crisis The national opioid epidemic is a multifactorial problem that will require cross-disciplinary interventions to move the needl.... Read More

Op Ed: Patients First, No Matter what Hat You Wear

Aug 08, 2017 at 10:12 am by Staff

When asked how I manage wearing the different hats of pediatrician and president of the Tennessee Medical Association, the state's largest professional organization for doctor.... Read More