To promote the practice of medicine for the ultimate benefit of the patient

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



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.


CE Broker 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 12, 2023 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! We are returning to in-person Lunch and Learn Seminars!


February 15, 2023

Don’t Swim Naked With The Sharks: Employment Law 101

With record litigation and a dramatic increase in governmental audits impacting local business, come join us for a fun interactive look at the areas that are most likely to create costly legal exposure at your company. Topics to be covered will include key points of risk throughout the employment life cycle, recent challenges to remote and hybrid work status, common mistakes involving employee leave, failure to promote litigation, and coming changes to federal and state employment laws. This is a cannot miss for practice administrators, physician owners, and human resource professionals alike.

Presenter: Bill Krizner, The Krizner Group

Sponsor: CAMPUS USA Credit Union


March 22, 2023

Resources For Your Human Resources Tool-Kit

Presenter: Khari Harrison, Senior Account Executive, CareerSource Capital Region

Sponsor: CopyFax


April 19, 2023


Presenter: Sheila Erwin, CPC, CPPM, Senior Consultant, Medical A/R Revenue Solutions, LLC

Sponsor: FMI Printing & Distribution


May 17, 2023 – Virtual

Strengthening the Physician/Administration and Staff Relationship

Presenter: Quint Studer


June 21, 2023

Clinical Best Practices in Patient Documentation and their Role in Avoiding Medical Liability

Presenter: Eric E. Cleckler, MSN, RN

Sponsor: Secure Records Solutions


September 20, 2023

HIPAA Regulatory and Enforcement Update

Presenters: Shannon Hartsfield, Mia McKown, and Eddie Williams, Holland & Knight


October 18, 2023

HR Workshop: Creating a Culture of Engagement and Respect

Presenter: Kelly Green, SHRM-SCP, HR Consultant, James Moore & Co., CPAs

Sponsor: CAMPUS USA Credit Union



Time: 12 Noon to 1:30 PM (Seminar starts 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, please contact Rosalie Carlin at (850) 877-9018 or


Seminars will be held at the Capital Health Plan on Governors Square Blvd. – and we thank CHP for providing this venue.

2022 Medical Student Scholarships

Photo credit: Colin Hackley/FSU College of Medicine

2022 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 July. To apply, please download and fill out the 2023 Scholarship Application and return by mail based upon the application instructions.