About the Linn County Medical Society

→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, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Legislators and the public are invited to a Professional Development Event on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:00-8:30 p.m. in the Linn Mar High School Main Auditorium, Marion.  Speaker:  Kevin Sabet, PhD, “Marijuana:  What the Science Says & What you Need to Know”.  Dr. Sabet has over 18 years of experience working on drug policy with the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations.  He specializes in evidence-based drug prevention, treatment, law enforcement, the impacts of drug legalization, and “medical” marijuana.  Topics include:  New information regarding myths about Marijuana, Outcomes of legalization and how it affects you, What’s happening in Iowa.  Sponsors are Area Substance Abuse Council, Mercy Medical Center, Linn County Medical Society, Iowa Federation of Families, Jones County Safe and Healthy Youth Coalition, and Benton County Above the Influence Coalition.  This free event includes 2.5 substance abuse CEU’s, 2.5 CME credit, and AAFP credit has been requested.  To register contact www.asac.us

→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.


Evacuation Service

Would you need help evacuating during an emergency: such as fire, flood, tornado or extended power outage?   If you, or someone close to you, has a disability or special need which would require help to evacuate in an emergency, you should enroll on the Special Needs Registry.   Click here to see how to enroll.

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!

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