→The LCMS promotes professional growth for physicians, and quality health care for the community. The LCMS is an independent forum for physician discussion. We provide leadership, education, and representation for physicians as they deliver health care to the community. We exist to serve our members by facilitating physician collegiality, developing solutions to problems, and enhancing the public trust in physicians.
All Physicians are invited to attend the LC Medical Society Legislative Reception on Wednesday, September 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Elmcrest Country Club. All Legislators and Candidates have been invited. Come for comfortable conversation and share your views on issues that are important to you and your patients. Those may include reducing harmful UV rays for those under age 18 by inacting indoor tanning bed restrictions; licensure of non-physicians such as direct-entry lay midwives; continued radon gas testing for schools, homes and commercial structures; increasing the Medicaid rate for physicians; breast density notification; prescription drug abuse; telemedicine changes. Brian Privett, M.D. and Craig Clark, M.D., J.D. chair the LCMS Legislative Committee.
→During 2013/14, the LCMS offered physicians and mid-levels the opportunity to obtain 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Speakers were Carla Schulz, M.D. (the impact of serious illness, efficiency and care coordination), Warren Verdeck, M.D. (wound healing clinic, when to refer, what to expect), Rick Larsen, M.D., (how to manage narcotic-seeking patients – credit also offered to your practice managers and nurses). Upcoming CME conferences will be listed here.
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LCMS College Scholarship Fund
The Linn County Medical Society Scholarship Fund accepts applications for students who are enrolled in an accredited college or university enrolled in an accredited medical school, graduate or professional school pursuing a postgraduate degree in medicine. Click Here to go to the Community Resources page and print the application form!