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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: Frontdesk@lakesumter.org ~ Fax: 352-742-9910  

Welcome to our newest members!

Pinkal Patel, MD, Oviedo Family Health Center

Bernard Zeffren, MD, Allergy & Asthma Consultants of Central Florida (Associate level)

Eugene Schwartz, MD, Allergy & Asthma Consultants of Central Florida (Associate level)

Circle of Excellence Welcomes Affinity Tech Solutions!

Affinity Tech Solutions was recently approved as a Trusted Vendor by the Board of Governors.  Serving all of Lake County, they focus on medical technology, IT infrastructure including hardware and software management, vendor relationships, renewals, Cybersecurity, compliance (HIPAA, FIPA, PCI-DSS, etc.), and all other technology needs.  Call 352-233-4031 for expert technical support.

VACCINE ALERT!

VACCINE location sites in Lake County have changed.  Check with the Department of Health in Lake County, to learn of recent locations added to their COVID vaccination efforts.

Special thanks to the Department of Health in Lake County and UF Health, Leesburg, for fostering 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:

As we "open up" and regulations are relaxing, the Lake-Sumter Medical Society agrees with the CDC in encouraging the use of face masks for those UNVACINNATED against COVID-10.people.

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:

The Department of Health in Lake County has closed most community vaccination sites with Clermont, Umatilla and Leesburg community centers open for vaccine and testing.  Sites will be offering first and second Pfizer vaccine doses; No appointments necessary; Dates & Times subject to change.

DOH-Lake County Communiuty Health Site, located at 560 W. DeSoto Street, Clermont, M-F, 8AM - 12 Noon

Florida Department of Health Leesburg, located at 2113 Griffin Road, Leesburg, T-Th, 8AM - 12 Noon

Florida Department of Health Umatilla, locatd at 249 E. Collins Street, Umatilla, M-F, 8AM - 12 Noon

To provide transparency and clarity regarding COVID-19, the Florida Department of Health announced the launch of a  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

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 HHS.gov

Click here for the Medicare Telemedicine Healthcare Fact Sheet 

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

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! We're going live again!

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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