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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!  Office: 352-742-9902 ~ Email: ~ Fax: 352-742-9910  


Healthcare professionals seeking to volunteer: The Department of Health in Lake County is currently vaccinating 3000+ people daily and are in need of retired or current healthcare workers willing to volunteer at vaccination sites. Contact DOH via their website at  
To access vaccines for homebound patients, visit the above website or their COVID-19 Hotline


The Department of Health & Human Services has provided this video to warn 5 Things About COVID-19 Fraud


Thanks to partnerships and cooperation, the Lake-Sumter Medical Society has helped practices secure FREE COVID test kits, FREE masks and vaccinations for physicians who are not affiliated with hospitals.  

Special thanks to the Department of Health in Lake County and UF Health, Leesburg, for fostering an attitude of cooperation and altruism as we all strive to support physicians and health professionals in Lake and Sumter Counties.

Lake-Sumter Medical Society strongly agrees with the CDC:

“In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission,” writes the CDC.

Cloth face coverings can help prevent those who may have COVID-19 and not know it from spreading the virus to those around them.

“Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure,” writes the CDC. “The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.”


At this time, the state of Florida task force is continuing to develop a vaccine distribution plan. We will post updates as we receive them. Vaccine distribution is being managed by the Department of Health on a priority basis. 

Advent Health has prepared a website with information available to the public with Q&A for general public concerns. 
UF Health Leesburg expects to be out of vaccine by 2/18/2021 and is not anticipating receiving more.
Orlando Health, South Lake is vaccinating all health professionals whether on staff or not.  Check to schedule an appointment.

As of 2/4/2021-

There are three options in Lake County, FL for residents over the age of 65 who live independently (and frontline healthcare workers who have not already been vaccinated) to obtain an appointment to receive a Pfizer vaccination. To obtain an appointment:
1. Pre-Register at and you will be notified when your vaccine appointment is ready
2. Call the appointment number below for Lake County residents. A vaccination site has been established in the old Sears at the Lake Square Mall in Leesburg:  866-201-6909 (833-476-1031 for TTY users). 
3.  Or visit the Department of Health in Lake County's very organized first come, first serve vaccination sites provided from 8 am to 4 pm (Monday through Friday) in Groveland, near Hwy 27, at the new Amazon Distribution Center, 7543 Republic Drive, Groveland FL.Plan on at least 1 to 2 hours, but this can vary.   Pfizer “second shots are also available at these two sites.  CALL FIRST to be sure there is still supply.

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.


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 or visit or


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

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

Click here for online resources. 

CARES ACT Provider Relief:  For physicians: This funding will be used to support healthcare-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19 and to ensure uninsured Americans can get testing and treatment for COVID-19.  All facilities and providers that received Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursements in 2019 are eligible for this initial rapid distribution.  Click here for link to

Click here for the Medicare Telemedicine Healthcare Fact Sheet 

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)

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!

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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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