Brevard Medical Society Honors Dr. John Potomski

By  //  May 16, 2013

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EVENT SPOTLIGHT

ABOVE VIDEO: In addition to being recognized for his 30 years of service to Brevard County during the recent Brevard County Medical Society meeting, Dr. John Potomski was also honored as a Central Florida Humanitarian in 2011.

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – More than 150 physicians and healthcare professionals enjoyed the Brevard County Medical Society’s semi-annual meeting last Friday evening at the  Melbourne Beach Hilton.

Jeffrey Fisher, Executive Director of the Brevard County Medical Society, presents Dr. John Potomski, Jr., with an award for 30 years of medical service to Brevard. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

Jeffrey Fisher, Executive Director of the Brevard County Medical Society, presents Dr. John Potomski, Jr., with an award for 30 years of medical service to Brevard. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

The event was sponsored by Autumn House, Gentiva, Avanir Pharmaceuticals and Covidien.  VITAS, Family Home Health Services, Novartis, and Sonata at Melbourne also supported the event.

Brevard County Medical Society President Dr. John Potomski welcomed guests and lead the meeting. Father Robert Bruckart of Health First delivered the Invocation and Chaplain Ken Cocker of Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice gave the Benediction.

Those in attendance included Dr. Stephanie Haridopolos, Dr. Devin Datta, Dr. Ashok Shah and Dr. Rao Kopuri.

DR POTOMSKI HONORED FOR 30 YEARS OF SERVICE

OSLER-GERIACTRICS-388-1Jeffrey Fisher, Executive Director of the Brevard County Medical Society, presented Dr. John Potomski, Jr., with an award for 30 years of medical service to Brevard.

As medical director for several nursing homes, Dr. Potomski regularly clocks 18-hour days. Now as head of Osler Geriatrics, the physician has a little more free time, which he spends advocating for elder issues.

As chairman of the Brevard County Commission on Aging, Potomski strives to make Central Florida more senior friendly.

Potomski helps organize the Brevard County Long Term Care Symposium, which provides elder care issues education and awareness. More than 500 participants are able to attend at no cost. He also often advocates for elder issues in Washington D.C. and Tallahassee.

Other Presentations Included:

• Judge A.B. Majeed of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court gave a presentation on the Brevard County Court System,

Dave Weldon, left, and Rep. Ritch Workman. (Space Coat Medicine & Active Living image)

Dave Weldon, left, and Rep. Ritch Workman. (Space Coat Medicine & Active Living image)

• Sheriff Ivey spoke on the growth of identity theft,

• Laura Moody delivered an update on the state attorney’s office,

• Representative Ritch Workman presented a Florida legislative update,

• Dr. Dave Weldon spoke on healthcare reform,

• Dr. Ralph Nobo gave an update on the Florida Medical Association’s PAC.

Board of governors members in attendance included Dr. David Badolato, Dr. Lance Grenevicki and Dr. Weldon.

AFFILIATE OF THE FLORIDA MEDICAL SOCIETY

Established in 1904, the Brevard County Medical Society is a professional and scientific organization of medical and osteopathic physicians in Brevard.

BCMS-Logo-300-1Is the local affiliate of the Florida Medical Association and is a member of the Federation of Medicine.

For information about the BCMS visit BrevardCountyMedicalSociety.org or call 321-632-8481.


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