Challenging Patients: To Dismiss or Not to Dismiss, that is the Question:

Unfortunately, not all patients and families are easy to work with.

Attend this session for the answers to these questions and more:

  • Should you continue to care for patients who don’t adhere to their treatment plan, pay their bills or no show frequently?
  • Is there right way to dismiss a patient? Is there a wrong way and what are the consequences?
  • Should you do anything if the patient fires you?

Learn how to protect you practice, your providers and your patients during the dismissal process.

Sept 18 L&L Brochure (Final)


The Capital Medical Society is pleased to announce a new membership benefit:  My Green Doctor.  This free program shows how to add environmental sustainability to your offices.   It requires your office manager or you to add only five minutes of Green Team business to each regular staff meeting. You will save money — as much as $2000 per doctor per year– as you adopt wise environmental practices.  In addition, there are free brochures, posters, and other tools for teaching the office staff, patients and families.  My Green Doctor helps us to prepare our patients for the health effects of climate change.

We recommend that you register at My Green Doctor and ask your office colleagues to register at well.  Registration is free, safe, and takes under two minutes:  The site is for all healthcare professionals, not only physicians.  Your  office will receive a free certificate for the waiting room just for registering.

Your office manager will learn how to start a Green Team that meets for five minutes as part of each usual staff meeting.  Every meeting is scripted in the “Meeting-by-Meeting Guide” so that there is nothing for your manager to study in advance. The office will read the “Ten Reasons to Go Green” and use the “Meeting-by-Meeting Guide” to make gradual improvements. You can qualify for the Green Doctor Office Certificate in just six weeks!  The $250 certificate is free to you as a member of the Capital Medical Society.

My Green Doctor is a practice management tool that is designed by Florida doctors, is science-based, and is comprehensive.  It is used by hundreds of offices in 50 countries because it really works.  Check out this new, free CMS membership benefit!

DocbookMD – A Member Benefit of The Capital Medical Society

What is DocbookMD?

Designed by physicians and for physicians, DocbookMD is an exclusive HIPAA-secure application for both Apple and Android smartphones and tablets that allows physicians to send HIPAA-compliant messages bundled with photos of x-rays, EKGs, wounds, and more just as if they were sending a text.

DocbookMD is a free CMS member benefit that is breaking down the communication barriers between physicians, transforming medical collaboration and improving patient care. Join the growing community today by downloading DocbookMD from the Apple App Store or Google Play.


How to Get DocbookMD 

DocbookMD is a free CMS member benefit. Across the country, the app is also offered for free to physicians exclusively through their county/state medical societies. DocbookMD is now in use by more than 25,000 physicians in 46 states.

It’s easy and free to get DocbookMD:

  1. Claim your account here.
  2. Download the app for iOS, Android, or access the web version from your desktop or laptop.
  3. Log in to DocbookMD and start messaging! If you need help, use the Quick Start Guide.

If you need any additional help, the support team at DocbookMD is available at or 888.204.0053.

Why DocbookMD? 

“DocbookMD allows you to look up another doctor at the point of care. You can then either call the physician or send a text message with room numbers, medical record numbers, even pictures of wounds and x-rays. And all of this is sent securely and in a way that meets HIPAA requirements.”  -Tim Gueramy, MD, orthopedic surgeon and cofounder of DocbookMD

Download DocbookMD

What Does DocbookMD Offer Physicians?

  • Physician-centered patient care: Reach out to colleagues and coordinate your entire care team from nurses to front office staff.
  • A convenient way to share vital patient information from the point-of-care.
  • HIPAA-secure ability to attach high-resolution images of x-rays, EKGs, or wounds to any message.
  • A universal communication solution: Use DocbookMD to coordinate care across any type of practice setting ― even without an EHR.
  • Details on all your local pharmacies

2019 CMS Foundation Scholarship Application

To:  First and second year medical students at the Florida State University College of Medicine main campus in Tallahassee, and third and fourth year medical students
at the Tallahassee Regional Campus of FSU College of Medicine

In fulfillment of its mission to increase access to healthcare, promote education, Capital Medical Society Foundation, Inc. awards scholarships to Florida State University College of Medicine students annually.

The scholarship fund has been one of the most successful and well-respected programs first established by Capital Medical Society over 32 years ago. Archived records since 1997 document that the Capital Medical Society Foundation has provided over 148 scholarships totaling $575,489 to students in the Program in Medical Science Program, the precursor to FSU College of Medicine, University of Florida medical students and FSU College of Medicine students. $548,000 of those scholarship dollars have been awarded to FSU College of Medicine students beginning with those in its inaugural Class of 2005. Many of those past recipients are now practicing in Tallahassee and some serve on the Scholarship Committee.

These unrestricted financial scholarships are made to first and second year medical students at the Florida State University College of Medicine main campus in Tallahassee and third and fourth year medical students
at the Tallahassee Regional Campus of FSU College of Medicine on the basis of financial need and a stated interest to return to the Big Bend to practice medicine upon completion of their residencies.

The Florida State University College of Medicine focuses more than any other medical school in Florida on recruiting students who will help meet the health-care needs of Florida’s medically underserved populations.
Research has shown that students with the greatest commitment to service are often those who themselves come from rural and other underserved communities and have fewer economic resources.
Click here to learn more about Florida State University College of Medicine and its mission and community-based model.

Applications are accepted each year in June. To apply, please download, complete and return the fillable scholarship application by July 1, 2019. To view the list of 2018 recipients, click here.


Pam Irwin

Pam Irwin
Executive Director
Capital Medical Society
1204 Miccosukee Road
Tallahassee, FL  32308
850-877-9018 (O)
850-878-0218 (F)


Scholarship-Application-2019 Fillable Form

CMS Membership Meeting, May 21, 2019: “Message from On High: Your Mattress in Not a Financial Plan, and Your Dog Can’t Be Your Executor.”

“Message from On High: Your Mattress is Not a Financial Plan, and Your Dog Can’t Be Your Executor.”

You may have heard friends talking about financial and estate planning seminars that they attended, or seen a flyer in the mail or newspaper and thought to yourself:  “That sounds like a good idea, but is it really worth it?”
Education and information are the first steps to putting together a timely plan. Procrastination is the number one reason people do not have plans in place. They either procrastinate because the issues are difficult to deal with, such as death, disability, taxes, and investment strategies, or because they do not know where to start and what questions to ask. By attending this seminar, you will be able to listen to a panel of experienced, local professionals address the topics of legal matters, accounting and tax reporting, trusts, fiduciaries, and insurance products. In addition to the panelists, there will also be the opportunity to confer with local financial institution and advisor representatives to arm yourself with the knowledge to make informed decisions in your financial and estate-planning. No matter whether you are single, just married, married with children, approaching retirement, or have parents or adult children who need your help, you will benefit by attending.

Click here for brochure and to register!


CMS Lunch & Learn – May 15, 2019: Health Care Reform as of 2019 and Legislative Updates:

Health Care Reform as of 2019 and Legislative Updates

Representatives from the Government Relations team at Florida Blue will provide updates on how recent activity at the federal and state levels will impact health care policy

Speaker: Kelly James
Sponsor: Campus USA Credit Union

May 15 2019 L&L Brochure.

CMS Lunch & Learn – April 17, 2019

Prepare, Respond and Recover – Disaster Planning:
We can’t prevent disasters, but the ability to plan and recover swiftly can help prevent another disaster in the aftermath. Learn how to prepare for “what’s next,” and when losses do occur, mitigate the loss, document and quantify income loss, and quick-start the resumptions of operations. Prepare, respond, and recover—the  hallmarks of a resilient organization.
Speakers: Greg Jaap, CIC, Executive Vice President, Brown and Brown of Florida, Inc.
& Frank Russo, Procor Solutions and Consulting
Sponsor: Brown & Brown Insurance

APRIL 17 2019 L&L Brochure