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 are held every 2nd Friday of the month (except June & July) and are free for members and their guests.
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 six (6) 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: Four issues of our member magazine, 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.
Bi-monthly emails: Tuesday emails to alert you of important issues in healthcare, Society events, member news, and local updates to keep you informed.
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!
MCMS Insurance Trust: Started by physician employers in 1981, the Trust provides Medical Society members with comprehensive insurance coverage for employees and their families. Plans include health, drug, dental & vision. Group life and disability insurance available after March 2023. Learn more HERE.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
Notary Public: The LCMS offers Notary services to members free of charge.