→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.
The September 10 LC Medical Society Legislative Reception was educational for physicians, legislators and candidates. Important discussions included increased melanoma rates and restrictions on indoor tanning for those under age 18; licensure of non-physicians such as direct-entry lay midwives; increasing the Medicaid rate for physicians to keep up with the cost of government mandates on physician practices; breast density notification; preventable deaths due to excess CT scans; inacting a negligent credentialing statute; and malpractice reform. The LCMS sincerely thanks these dedicated individuals for taking the time to listen to physicians and share their views with us: Iowa Representative Art Staed, Iowa Senators Liz Mathis, Rob Hogg and Dan Zumbach, Lt. Governor candidate Monica Vernon, U.S. Senate candidate Rick Stewart, Iowa Senate candidate Harry Foster, Iowa Legislative candidates Ken Rizer and Kristi Keast.
→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!