Public Health and Community Resource Links

 

Capital Medical Society strives to be a resource to the medical community and those they serve.  The following links are provided to assist you in providing resources to your patients.

 

211 Big Bend  – you can call 2-1-1 for human service information and assistance. They are available 24 hours a day to listen and provide emotional support, crisis counseling, suicide prevention and information. Their human service referral database is comprehensive and up-to-date.  Call 2-1-1.

 

Ability First

 

Agency for Health Care Adminstration

 

American Red Cross

 

Apalachee Center– Evaluations & Admisisions 1-850-523-3483

 

Area Agency on Aging for North Florida

 

Big Bend Cares

 

Big Bend Hospice

 

Capital Healthy Start Coalition

 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Travel Health Notices

 

Elder Abuse Hotline-Department of Elder Affairs State of Florida

 

Elder Care Services

 

Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend

 

Florida Department of Children and Families  Florida Abuse Hotline

 

Florida Department of Health

 

Florida Department of Health-Gadsden County

 

Florida Department of Health-Jefferson County

 

Florida Department of Health- Leon County

 

Florida Department of Health-Wakulla County

 

Florida HIV Data Program

 

Florida HIV/AIDS Hotline-1-800-352-2437

 

Healthy Start of Leon County

 

Interim Guidelines for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women and Woment of Reproductive AGe with Possible Zika Virus Exposure- United States 2016

 

Legal Services of North Florida

 

Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report

 

Medication Log for Patients -Fillable Form

 

Office of the Public Guardian

 

Prescription Drug Finder– link to find the best price for the 150 most commonly used prescription durgs reported monthly by Florida pharmacists

 

Quit Smoking Now-6 session smoking cessation program/Tobacco Free Florida

 

Refuge House

 

STD Awareness and Prevention Organization -STD Testing in Tallahassee, FL

 

Suicide Prevention Hotline- 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

 

Tallahassee Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic

 

The Kearney Center-A Facility for Comprehensive Emergency Services

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Florida Board of Medicine Information and Links

 

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The Florida Board of Medicine was established “to ensure that every physician practicing in this state meets minimum requirements for safe practice.” The practice of medicine is a privilege granted by the state. The Florida Board of Medicine, through efficient and dedicated organization, will license, monitor, discipline, educate, and when appropriate, rehabilitate physicians and other practitioners to assure their fitness and competence in the service of the people of Florida.

 

The Board consists of fifteen members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Twelve members of the Board must be licensed physicians in good standing in this state who are residents of the state and who have been engaged in the active practice or teaching of medicine for at least four years immediately preceding their appointment. One of the physicians must be in private practice and on the full-time staff of a teaching hospital in this state and one must be a graduate from a foreign medical school. The remaining three members must be residents of the state who are not, and never have been, licensed as a health care practitioner.  One member of the Board must be a licensed health care risk manager and at least one member of the Board must be 60 years of age or older.

 

Licensees of the Florida Board of Medicine are required to renew their licenses biennially in order to maintain the right to practice. To learn more about the renewal process and license requirements, go to the Florida Board of Medicine link.  The Department of Health, Medical Quality Assurance,  now reviews your continuing education records in the electronic tracking system at the time of renewal.  This will happen automatically when you renew your license.

 

  offers a free basic account  where you can gain access to your official continuing education reords and report any necessary CE. This is an important step in proving CE Compliance at license renewal. Capital Medical Society offers its member a discounted Professional CE Professional Account.

 

In 1997, the Florida Legislature passed a law requiring the Department of Health to maintain profiles on certain health professionals licensed in Florida. The law also specified the information to be maintained, how it was to be reported, and other requirements dealing with compoling and updating the information the profiles. The Practitioner’s Guide to Completing and Updating the Profile is a resource to assist Medical Doctors, (M.D.s),Osteopathic, Chiropractic and Podiatric Physicians, and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners licensed in Florida in completing and updating their profiles.

 

 

Helpful Links

FMA’s Updated License Renewal Guide

ABIM and ACCME web-based tool CME Finder

Office of Compassionate Use

Office of Compassionate Use

Medical Cannabis Information (pdf)

Physicians Information (pdf)

Low THC Information (pdf)

 

Access to Care Grants – How and When to Apply

Capital Medical Society Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) organization who fulfills its mission to increase access to healthcare through the coordination of donated healthcare through its We Care Network, by supporting the next generation of physicians by providing scholarships to medical students, and through grants to support local health-related programs in the community that increase access to health care for the underserved.

Past grant recipients include Big Bend Hospice, ElderCare Services, FSUCares Chapman Community Health Program, and Lighthouse of the Big Bend.

Grants are limited to tax-exempt organizations that are described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicants must submit a photocopy of their most recent determination letter from the IRS.

Proposal Guidelines:

• ONE Page Cover Letter which includes all contact information (mailing zip code, telephone, email and website if available), amount of request, and brief purpose of request.
• Proposal should include a history of the organization, project description, need for support, objectives, and time period.
• Projected budget, funding requested, and/or other funding sources received.
• A list of trustees (or directors) and key staff.
• Most recent audited financial statements.
• Copy of the latest IRS 501(c)(3) tax exemption letter.

Capital Medical Society Foundation does not have a printed application form. Please do not send audio or video tapes. The Capital Medical Society Foundation Board meets in June. All grant seekers will receive notifications of the Foundation’s decision regarding funding.

 

Proposals must be received by May 15, 2018 and should be directed to:

Pam Irwin

Capital Medical Society Foundation

1204 Miccosukee Road

Tallahassee, FL 32308

(850) 877-9018

Lunch & Learn Seminars

Mark Your Calendars for the Spring 2018 Lunch and Learn Seminars

 

February 21, 2018

March 21, 2018

April 18, 2018

May 16, 2018

 

 

 

Time: 12 Noon to 1:30 PM (Seminars start at 12:30 PM)

Place: CHP Auditorium, 2nd Floor, 1491 Governors Square Blvd.

Cost: $10 per person, per seminar

 

For more information or to RSVP, contact Rosalie Carlin at (850) 877-9018 or rcarlin@capmed.org.

Florida Medical Association Meetings

FMA Winter Board of Governors Meeting – January 5-7, 2018

The Winter Board Meeting with select councils and committees is scheduled for January 5-7, 2018 at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal. Below is a preliminary schedule of events as well as the hotel information. The room rate cut off is December 13, 2017.

 

**There is a chance that Sunday may be a closed session, please plan accordingly.** 

 

FMA 2108 Winter Board of Governors Meeting:

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal, 6601 Adventure Way, Orlando

Event Dates: January 5-7, 2018

Guest Room rates: Single/Double Occupancy $199 / Room Block Deadline December 13, 2017

Loews Reservations Center 866.360.7395 (Group Name:  Florida Medical Association)

https://res.windsurfercrs.com/ibe/details.aspx?propertyid=14845&nights=1&checkin=01/01/2018&group=GMSF131

 

Schedule of Events as of 11/13/17 (subject to change)

 

Day / Date Time Meeting
Fri 1/05/18 1:00 – 5:00 pm Council on Medical Education, Science & Public Health
Fri 1/05/18 1:00 – 3:30 pm Conference of Florida Medical Society Executives (CFMSE)
Fri 1/05/18 1:30 – 3:30 pm Council on Medical Economics & Practice Innovation
Fri 1/05/18 6:00 -7:30 pm FMA PAC Fundraising Reception
Sat 1/06/18 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Karl Altenburger, M.D. Physician Leadership Academy
Sat 1/06/18 8:00 – 10:00 am RFS Meeting
Sat 1/06/18 8:00 – 10:00 am MSS Meeting
Sat 1/06/18 10:00 – 11:00 am Joint RFS/MSS
Sat 1/06/18 10:00 – 12:00 pm FMA PAC Board Meeting
Sat 1/06/18 10:00 – 12:00 pm Prevention of Medical Errors (CME)
Sat 1/06/18 12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch Board of Governors
Sat 1/06/18 1:15 – 4:30 pm Ethics, FL Laws & Rules, and Prescribing Laws & Rules
Sat 1/06/18 1:30 – 5:00 pm Board of Governors Meeting
Sun 1/07/18 8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast
Sun 1/07/18 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Board of Governors

2018 Medical Student Scholarships

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2017 Capital Medical Society Foundation Scholarship Recipients

The Capital Medical Society Foundation awards scholarships annually. These unrestricted financial scholarships are made to first and second year medical students at the FSU College of Medicine and third and fourth year medical students at the Tallahassee Regional Campus of FSU College of Medicine on the basis of financial need. Applications are accepted each year in June.  To apply, please download and fill out the 2017 Scholarship Application and return by mail based upon the application instructions.