GA DERM PAC
WHO WE ARE
The Georgia Society of Dermatologists Political Action Committee (GA DERM PAC) represents the political interests of Georgia dermatologists and their patients. Contributed funds are used to show bipartisan support of our friends in the Georgia legislature who champion the causes and concerns important to dermatology and medicine in our state.
WHAT WE DO
Our mission is to maintain and strengthen political support for legislative issues facing dermatologists and their patients in Georgia. We do this by gaining support from the dermatology community and supporting elected officials who champion our causes. The GA DERM PAC helps these officials get elected and re-elected, so they can continue to help our patients and our profession, as the force of opposition grows stronger.
The laser fight is greater than the one specific issue, but represents an effort by non trained or licensed individuals to practice a form of medicine. This is obviously bad for patients and puts the public at risk for misdiagnosis and injury from untrained and unsupervised non medical personnel. In essence this represents an attack upon and erosion of the physician's sphere of medical care.
WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
Without the support of informed officials, the integrity of medicine and patients safety in Georgia will be in jeopardy. We must ensure that our supporters have the resources to remain in office. We need to elect legislators who care.
The GA DERM PAC must remain engaged in policy debate in the political arena. As we face well-organized, well-funded and determined adversaries who expend resources on capturing political clout, we must be equally well prepared. Our friends in the legislature will help us stand strong in support of what is in the best interest of our patients and our practices.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
You can help preserve the autonomy of medical practice, patient safety, and the physician's control of medical decisions. Show legislators that you care about maintaining the quality and integrity of skin care in Georgia. Our elected officials need to hear from you about how medicine should be practiced now and in the future!
Your contribution supports candidates for office that share our philosophy and vision for the future of medicine and healthcare in Georgia.
2016 GA DERM PAC MEMBERS
David Harvey, MD
Alexander Gross, MD
James Yeckley, MD
Mark Holzberg, MD
Sanders Callaway, MD
GA DERM PAC
Diamond Circle - $5000
Chairman's Circle - $2500
Advocate - $1500
Benefactor - $1000
Sponsor - $500
Patron - $250
Supporter - $100
FYI: In the state of Georgia, both individuals AND corporations can make donations directly to a candidate or to a state PAC such as GA DERM PAC.
Sincere thanks to all who support the efforts of the GSD through their contributions of the GA DERM PAC.
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