Bart Grelinger, a neurologist with Neurology Consultants of Kansas, will be installed as president of the Medical Society of Sedgwick County during its annual membership meeting Dec. 4 at the Hyatt Regency hotel.
The Medical Society president is “a voice for the practicing physicians in our community,” said Jon Rosell, executive director of the group, which has about 1,280 members.
“I don’t think you can find a better group of physicians than in our community,” Grelinger said.
In the upcoming year, he hopes to get area physicians more involved in the community, he said.
“A lot of physicians get so busy with practices and business – and practices have become more businesslike – that they’ve lost track of the fact that, in addition to practicing medicine, they need to take on leadership roles in the community and give back,” Grelinger said.
In addition to representing members, the president represents the board of directors and the four organizations under the umbrella of the Medical Society.
Those organizations are the Central Plains Regional Health Care Partnership and the Wichita Health Information Exchange, which are nonprofit entities, and ProviDRs Care and Medical Provider Resources, which are for-profit entities.
Outgoing president is Tom Estep, a cardiovascular thoracic surgeon at Wichita Surgical Specialists.
Grelinger, a member of the Medical Society since 1992, is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Colorado. His fellowship was in neuromuscular disease.
Grelinger has been active with the Medical Society through ProviDRs Care. He is also a part of the Kansas Sports Concussion Partnership.