August 16, 2006
Fraser to Chair Allied Health Professionals Relations Committee
West Palm Beach, Fla. -- Florida Medical Directors Association (FMDA) President Carl Suchar, DO, CMD, is pleased to announce that Malcolm Fraser, MD, CMD, has been appointed to head up the Allied Health Professionals Relations Committee. Members of this new FMDA group will comprise dental professionals, podiatrists, opticians, psychiatrists, psychologists, etc. The Committee’s mission will be to improve dialogue among related health care practitioners and promote networking to enhance the quality of life of the patients and residents in the postacute care continuum.
Malcolm Fraser has been in private practice in St. Petersburg, Florida since 1980. He is board-certified in family practice and geriatric medicine and is also a certified medical director. He continues to practice clinical medicine in St. Petersburg.
In 1990 he founded Bay Geriatrics/Synergy Health Solutions, which provides consultative services in postacute care. In 1999 he was appointed Florida regional medical director of Health Essentials of Louisville, Kentucky, and sat its medical advisory board. He also served as a corporate medical director for Beverly Enterprises from 1994 to 1996.
Fraser served as president of the Florida Medical Directors Association from 1994 to 1997, and chairman of its board of directors from 1997 to 2001. Currently, he is chairman of FMDA’s Industry Advisory Board.
Best Caring Practices in the Geriatrics Continuum 2006 is joint-sponsored by the American Medical Directors Association
and Florida Medical Directors Association in conjunction with the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists,
and in collaboration with the American Academy of Home Care Physicians and the Florida Geriatrics Society.