An accomplished physician based in Los Angeles, Dr. Ludlow Creary earned his medical degree from Howard University in Washington, DC. Over the course of his career, Dr. Ludlow Creary has earned numerous honors and awards and was named one of the 10 most popular physicians by Doximity, the largest virtual community of medical professionals in the United States.
The Doximity community includes 70 percent of US doctors and 45 percent of registered nurses. The social media site focuses on connecting doctors, nurses, and other healthcare practitioners in an effort to make the medical sector more efficient.
In the company’s commitment to medical professionals, Doximity maintains an innovative continuing medical education (CME) program that allows medical professionals to earn CME credits simply by reading news articles on a phone or tablet. Called Doximity DocNews, the program curates medical news and journal articles for individual members and sends them to members’ phones.
Users read the material at their convenience and earn 0.5 credit units per article. A limit of 30 CME hours may be earned through the program.
Dr. Ludlow Creary and Dr. Ruth Creary
A graduate of Howard University’s medical program, Dr. Ludlow Creary spent more than 50 years involved in health care, leadership, and education. Dr. Ludlow Creary and his wife, Dr. Ruth Creary, spent numerous years of service in South Los Angeles, where they helped the African American community, including educators, elected officials, and doctors.
In 1971, Dr. Creary and fellow physician Dr. George Jackson Sr. helped to open the West Adams Hospital in Los Angeles. In 2017, Drs. Ludlow and Ruth Creary received the inaugural Special Needs Network’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The 12th annual Evening Under the Stars Autism Gala occurred on October 21, 2017, at the California African American Museum in Exposition Park. In addition to the Crearys, the event honored construction builder Walsh Shea, actress Anna Maria Horsford, and L.A. City Council Board Chair Herb Wesson. More than 500 corporate executives, community leaders, and entertainers attended the event. The Crearys spoke at the event, expressing gratitude for the honor and then presenting the Special Needs Network with a check for $25,000.
An experienced physician, Dr. Ludlow Creary leverages more than five decades of experience as the medical director of Visiting Angels and executive secretary of the Minority Health Foundation. Outside of his professional work, Dr. Ludlow Creary supports a number of charitable organizations, including the Charles Drew Medical Society.
An affiliate of The National Medical Association, the Charles Drew Medical Society represents the interests of African American physicians and patients in the Los Angeles region. A 501(c) 3 nonprofit, the organization has grown to become a leading advocate of parity and quality of care in the health care field since its founding in 1948. The society’s members include active and retired physicians as well as medical students.
Members of the society benefit from practice development, educational initiatives, and a mentoring program. The mentoring program seeks to make a direct impact on the number and quality of physicians in the Los Angeles area. Designed for students at the medical school, high school, middle school, and elementary school levels, the program connects mentors with promising students. For additional information on the program or to get involved, visit www.charlesrdrewmedicalsociety.org.
National Medical Association
For nearly two decades, Dr. Ludlow Creary has served as the medical director of Visiting Angels, a hom- care provider based in Los Angeles. Outside of his everyday professional life, Dr. Ludlow Creary has been one of the foremost leaders of the National Medical Association (NMA) — the leading organization of African-American doctors in the United States.
The 2018 Annual Convention of the National Medical Association will be held on August 11-15 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The conference is a leading gathering of African-American doctors, physician assistants, researchers, and other health care professionals nationwide. The theme of this year’s meeting is “The Urgency of Now: Creating a Culture of Health Equity.”
Registration for the event is currently open and there are still floor spots available for exhibitors as well. For more information about the conference or to register, visit wynjade.com/nma18 or call the NMA by telephone at (866) 210-5133.