Monthly Society General/Social Meetings: gathering of physician members for education and social activities. A chance to develop friendships with other physicians within the community. Such activities include the Annual Medical Service Awards Dinner, Retiree Luncheons, Women Physician events, Residency Reception, sports activities, CME dinners and much more! monthly cocktail hour free for members at CRU – 2nd Tuesday of the month (excluding April).
Physician Wellness Program: The Physician Wellness Program provides a safe harbor for physicians to address normal life difficulties in a confidential and professional environment. Member physicians are eligible to receive 3 free psychology visits per calendar year with priority availability and confidentiality.
Local Advocacy: LCMS President and Board addresses the local medical issues. As medicine continues to change, it is important to have good local leadership. As a County Society, we are able to have a group voice at the state level to influence state legislative changes.
Bulletin: Ten issues of the Bulletin, one of the most popular facets of the LCMS, are mailed to all members to keep them current on issues affecting the practice of medicine. The Bulletin is now available in pdf format and is also archived on the LCMS website.
Pictorial Directory: The Pictorial Directory contains information for all active members of the LCMS and is an excellent resource for patients seeking a physician. The directory is updated yearly. Distributed free to the public.
The Doctors Company (FPIC): Provides eligible LCMS members 10% off on their malpractice premiums. For example, if your premium is $20,000 you could save $2,000 on your annual premium. If you pay a higher premium, your savings can be even greater! Contact Shelly Hakes, Assistant Director of Society Relations, (800) 741-3742 ext. 3071 or Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
OptaComp: Workers’ compensation Insurance Program offered by OptaComp and marketed by Lykes Insurance. Participating members are eligible for dividends based exclusively on claims activity. You can receive up to 24.8% of your paid premium back in a dividend check every year! Contact Janet Moore, Risk Consultant, CPCU, CIC, (239) 931-5600 or Email – email@example.com
Physician Referrals: The LCMS office offers free referrals and background checks of physicians for patients.
Practice Information: The LCMS offers free informational packets for physicians who are starting a practice. We also offer packets for physicians who are relocating or retiring. We provide information on how Florida laws/statutes influence physicians’ practices.
HAPP Program (Healthy Active Productive People): Promote positive patient stories of our members. Help us by having patients write stories regarding their experience. Website: www.lcmsfl.org/en/bulletin
The Florida Healthcare Law Firm: This program allows members of participating medical societies the opportunity to speak with qualified healthcare legal counsel for 15 minutes at no charge on the issues such as: • Regulatory Compliance • Subpoena • Electronic Medical Records • Medical Malpractice Situations • Integration Strategies • Board of Medicine Matters • AHCA & Department of Health Issues • Other Healthcare Law Matters.
Speakers Bureau: Our LCMS physicians that have chosen to participate in the program provide Speakers on request to local organizations and to Florida Southwestern State College and Florida Gulf Coast University upon request.
Scholarships: McCourt Scholarship Memorial Fund sponsors children with Diabetes to help them cope better with their disease by sending them to Florida Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes.
LCMS Website: www.lcmsfl.org lists physician members’ information, photo and links to their website. Also provides Medical Society programs.
Leading Edge: Provides health and ancillary insurance by bringing practices together as a single large group.
Notary Public: The LCMS offers Notary services to members free of charge.