Are you individually fighting to advance the medical specialty of anesthesiology and protect its future?

There has never been a more important time for every physician anesthesiologist to do his or her part to accomplish ASA’s mission. As it stands, there has never been a worse time for physician anesthesiologists to ignore the call for widespread and comprehensive professional citizenship. We each owe this to ourselves, our colleagues and, most importantly, our patients.

For those who may not see and feel the ominous threats to our patients’ health and safety – threats that are not in the distant future, but are here today and arriving in overwhelming salvos from every direction – please seriously consider the following short list of recent actions and organizations advocating for independent practice of non-physicians:

Each of these items individually presents a challenge, but looking at them collectively helps to show the intensity and urgency...

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