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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. It is our mission to support members through organized medicine; to serve physicians and their patients by establishing and promoting ethical, educational and clinical standards for the medical profession; and to advocate the highest principle of all, the integrity of the patient/physician relationship.

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.

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LSMS Welcomes newest members

At the August Board of Governors meeting, two new members were voted into membership.  Welcome!

Tera Jones, MD, Forensic Pathologist, employed by the District 5 Medical Examinier's Office

Paul Shuler, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, working in Clermont with the Sports Medicine Institute

Interested in serving in a leadership capacity?  

Board president, Dr. Wendy Lavezzi is announcing opennings on the Board of Governor's and offers her personal encouragement for nominations.  Please reach out to Dr. Lavezzi through the LSMS email frontdesk@lakesumter.org or by calling 352-742-9902 for more information.   

We Care Executive Director Stepping Down

Executive Director, Carol Millwater Ryan, has announced her retirement at the end of this calendar year.  Serving at the helm of this organization for nine years, Mrs. Ryan will continue her duties as the Executive Director for the Lake-Sumter Medical Society.  Her We Care position will be posted in the non-profit sector to seek qualified applicants, with the start date to be early November.  Potential applicants should call Mrs. Ryan at 352-742-0021, ext. 11, for more information. 

FMA Reports ~ Florida's Physician Workforce

Economic Impact:  ONE PHYSICIAN generates $1.3 Million in annual revenue for a community.

The latest white paper from FMA Director of Payment Advocacy Jarrod Fowler, focuses on data from the Florida Department of Health's Physician Workforce Annual Report.  Click here for a look at physician demographics, clinical workload, economic impact, compensation, Medicaid/Medicare acceptance and more.

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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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