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Covid 19 (Novel Coronavirus) Resources

Adapting and Coping in Crisis

Dealing with Stress

Pandemic Survival Guide for Physicians - Dike Drummond, MD - TheHappyMD.com

This interactive online video training will give you the tools to survive the crisis, hold your center, refocus your practice, and recognize the “New Normal” when it appears from the fog. His work is based on 10 years of physician coaching with over 40,000 doctors.

ACMS members save 40% off the normal tuition. Just $60 for lifetime access. Register here today for your discounted access.

Helping Patients

Vital Talk COVID19 Playbook for Clinicians 
This handy little playbook has some practical advice on how to talk about some difficult topics related to COVID-19. 

Basic Psychosocial Skills for COVID-19 Responders
This 24 page booklet covers principles, tips, and examples in supportive communications, offering practical support, supporting people experiencing stress, helping in specific situations, and taking care of yourself. It is written for a variety of professionals and lay-people. It is written with multi-cultural contexts in mind.

The Ada County Mobile Crisis Unit has a new COVID-19 Hotline Phone Number.  Mental health assistance is one of the options a person can select when they call the main number.  That number is 888-330-3010.


Let's Chat about Telemedicine

In this ACMS Webinar, Boise VAMC Dr. Sarai Ambert-Pompei telehealth preceptor shares tips and advice for making telemedicine visits work for both clinician and patient.

Local Physicians as Resources

Some of our own members provide medical and consultation services that may be of use to other colleagues and ACMS accepts listing requests under the following conditions:
  • Listings are only available for current dues-paying members of Ada County Medical Society and ACMS receives no compensation for listings
  • Services and providers are not vetted or endorsed by ACMS for suitability for any particular issue
  • Members provided those services will not be compensated by ACMS under its PVP program
  • The ACMS board has final authority as to whether they deem a listing request appropriate for this section of our website
  • This listing service may be discontinued at any time by ACMS with or without notice

To submit your listing request, please fill out this form.

Abhilash Desai, MD*

Practicing local psychiatrist offering training stress management and resilience. Provides Pandemic-related mental health workshops for clinicians, residents, administrators and students dealing with negative ramifications of the Coronavirus Outbreak.

List of Workshops

  • Psychological Impact of Quarantine
  • Sustaining the wellbeing of healthcare professional
  • Embracing the responsibility of becoming role models of resilience and beacons of hope during this Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Reducing negative impact of social distancing on patients with dementia, autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, intellectual disabilities, etc.
  • Creating systems of care in an organization (e.g., hospital, nursing home) to mitigate the psychological impact on patients, their family and healthcare professionals.

  • One Minute Meditations to reduce anxiety, abort panic and transform despair to hope.

  • Facilitates Mindfulness and Meditation group.

*Dr. Desai is the volunteer medical director of ACMS' Physician Vitality Program. 

Deb Roman, DO*

Board Certified Family Physician offering integrative medicine consultations to explore ways to enhance the body's inherent ability to heal and express health.

*Dr. Roman is an ACMS board member and member of the ACMS Physician Vitality Committee.  

Heather Hammerstedt, MD, MPH

Board Certified Emergency Medicine physician offering nutritional education, weight control consultations, and integrative care coordination and training for physicians and patients. 

Contact Us

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Director: Steven Reames, director@adamedicalsociety.org  (208) 336-2930
Membership Assistant: Jennifer Hawkins,jennifer@idmed.org(208) 344-7888


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