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The Lake-Sumter Medical Society is a membership organization comprised of Doctors of Medicine (MD) and Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) located within the two-county area.  

Our mission is to support members through the difficulties of practicing medicine in today's challenging climate.  Whether looking for help with business matters, staff issues, financial problems, contract negotiations, HIPAA, CMS, EHR's or more personal issues like burnout, we are here for you.  Join now!

With a team of professionals we offer resources, experience and collaborators, to help with any administrative, practice, HR and EHR problems.  Our physicians are important to us.  Make your Lake-Sumter Medical Society your FIRST CALL!  That number is 352-74-9902!

ATTENTION MEMBERS:

Please check your email for am important, MEMBERS ONLY, notification for N95's!

LOCAL INFORMATION:

The Lake County Citizen Information Line (CIL) is now open.  Residents can call 352-742-4830 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with any Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) questions or concerns.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH STATE LEVEL:

To provide transparency and clarity regarding COVID-19, the Florida Department of Health announced the launch of a new COVID-19 Case Dashboard to keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the status of the virus, this dashboard will be updated twice daily.To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage.

COVID-19 Call Center (open 24 hours per day) - 1-866-779-6121 or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov or visit www.floridahealth.gov or www.cdc.gov

NATIONAL LEVEL:

CDC COVID-19 website - Advisories and information fron the Centers for Disease Control. 

Travel advisory website - US Department of State travel advisories and information

Gov. DeSantis Declares State of Emergency Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Click here for a video provided by the 2020 Palm Beach County Medical Society President Larry Bush, MD, Infectious Disease specialist providing information on COVID 19. It offers practical insight and information to better understand the current situation facing Americans.

The CDC recently posted some new resources for hospitals regarding preparedness for COVID-19 on their website. These tools are designed to aid healthcare professionals and hospitals with identifying key actions that can be taken now to enhance preparedness for potential or confirmed patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

The resources are:

  • Healthcare Providers Preparedness Checklist

  • Hospital Preparedness Tool 

Click here for online resources. 

Clinician Screening Tool for Identifying Persons Under Investigation for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Use this Flowchart to Identify and Assess 2019 Novel Coronavirus for the evaluation of patients who may be ill with or who may have been exposed to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

1st Quarter Board of Governors welcomes new member,                             announces By-Law changes

Dr. Nitza Alvarez-Torres, Cardiologist with offices in The Villages and Leesburg, who became the newest member of the Lake-Sumter Medical Society.

The Board of Governors asks members to be watching their in-box for By-Law changes forthcoming upon a majority vote.  Click here to vote.

 Lake Sumter Medical Society joins 50 other special interest groups in moving aggressively to pass legislation that would put Florida’s patients at risk and significantly compromise healthcare quality. Under the guise of increasing access to care, HB 607 would endanger patients by allowing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) to practice beyond the scope of their education and training — without any supervision by licensed physicians.  Visit www.floridapatient.com to learn more.

 

Closing or Relocating Your Office?

The matter of closing or relocating a practice is a multi-level process. Physician practices close for many reasons, including physician illness, death, or a decision to sell, go solo, join another group, become employed, relocate or retire.  Our friends at The Doctors Company offers an array of patient safety and risk management tips to make the transition easier. 

Health Insurance plus Disability, Vision, Dental and Life FOR YOUR PRACTICE!

 Managed by Barrett, Liner & Buss, LTD, overees all of these extremely successful insurance plans (Blue Cross Blue Shield and UNUM) save members thousands of dollars plus offer empolyee benefits!  For LSMS members only, our competative rates, excellent plans and opportunities for employees to upgrade, makes the LSMS Health Insurance Trust a product you MUST check out.  UNUM products give our members added value products a large group costs.  Visit www.trustlsms.com to learn more.

 

Opioid Overdose - Helpful Materials for Patients

Living with chronic pain can be challenging. It is essential that you and your doctor discuss treatment options with all of the risks and benefits carefully considered. Some medications, such as prescription opioids, can help relieve pain in the short term but also come with serious risks and potential complications—and must be prescribed and used carefully. CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain helps increase providers’ ability to offer safer, more effective pain management. The Guideline and supporting resources support clinical decision making about prescribing opioids.  Click here for helpful materials.   

Sponsorship opportunities!

Let LSMS be your marketing vehicle to connect with physicians and practice managers.  We have many options to promote your business while supporting this important membership organizaton.  Click or call us for details and check out the Sponsorship Opportunities link on the left banner.


A not-for-profit organization founded by the Lake-Sumter Medical Society, We Care provides referrals for specialty care to the more than 30,000 disadvantaged residents of Lake County. While We Care provides the referral service, the commitment by local health care providers makes the organization's mission a reality. More Info

 
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