The We Care Network Marks 30 Years of Improving Access to Healthcare

The Capital Medical Society Foundation’s We Care Network program is deeply grateful to its donating physicians, dentists, ancillary partners, grantors, and donors for their commitment to improving access to healthcare in our community.

Our Mission:
Provide a safety net to those low-income, uninsured patients most in need of our community through donation of specialty medical care and dental care.

The Julia Revell St. Petery, M.D. Scholarship in Pediatrics Endowment

On October 4, 2021, The Julia Revell St. Petery, M.D. Scholarship in Pediatrics Endowment was established through an anonymous, major seed gift to the Capital Medical Society Foundation. The endowment honors Dr. Julia St. Petery and her legacy in the medical community. The beloved pediatrician passed away on September 30, 2021.

The interest earned on the endowment will provide scholarships to 4th-year medical students at Florida State University College of Medicine who plan to practice pediatric medicine upon completion of their residency programs.

To honor Dr. Julia St. Petery with an endowment gift to promote the practice of pediatrics, please go online to or make a check payable to CMS Foundation with Dr. St. Petery Endowment on the memo line. Checks may be mailed to CMS Foundation at 1204 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your gift, please contact Pam Irwin at 850-559-8611 or

Pam Irwin

Executive Director

Capital Medical Society Foundation, Inc.


As we begin year two of the COVID-19 pandemic, join the Capital Medical Society in wishing all of the doctors in our community a Happy Doctors Day! They are going through a challenging time. We want them to know how much they are appreciated as they take care of patients and each other. We want to acknowledge how much we appreciate them, their great work, and their fantastic teamwork. They have done their best for the patients of this community and others transferred here for care. At the core, they are our medical family.

While we try to stay away from people as much as possible to avoid illness, they gear up for battle and run into the fire. The work in clinics, hospitals, and care facilities is part of the worldwide story of those knowingly putting themselves at risk to save lives. And now, they are working together to distribute vaccines in our community.

Many are physically and psychologically tired from the relentless impact of the pandemic. And yet, these doctors continue to care for us, their patients. Now, is your opportunity to thank and encourage them.

March 30 is National Doctors’ Day, a day to recognize physicians, their service, and their contributions to society and communities. This year, celebrate National Doctors’ Day by choosing to make an honorary donation to the Capital Medical Society Scholarship Fund supporting future physicians.

Leave a comment in the Tribute Gift box on the donation page to be shared by letter with your doctor honoree.

To ensure your honoree receives their recognition letter before National Doctors’ Day, please make your gift by Monday, March 22.


Donate at:

Or mail your gift check, payable to: Capital Medical Society Foundation, 1204 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, FL, 32308. Please include the name of your honoree and a sentence about why you are honoring them. Each honoree will receive a letter notifying them of your thoughtful gift.


CMEs Shifting to Virtual!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Westminster Oaks Maguire Center for Lifelong Learning is not expected to be available for CMS membership meetings until 2021. Therefore, CMS has reformatted its fall schedule to still offer the same CME topics in a virtual format.

September CME – has been changed to a free 1-hour CME opportunity that we have available through the University of Florida’s Department of Epidemiology on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia, funded through the Florida Department of Health, titled, “From Brain Disorders to Brain Health: Prevention and Management of Cognitive Decline and Dementia.” It is a panel discussion format. Those interested in the CME can learn more and access it at the following link:

This pre-recorded CME may be accessed at any time. You do not need to wait until September. Through this CME, cognitive health experts from UF provide the latest information on the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of mild cognitive impairment and dementia, including referral to specialty care all from the comfort of your own home. CME credit will be coordinated through UF.

The Florida Medical Association has graciously agreed to assist the Capital Medical Society in providing the following two CMEs virtually:

October 20, 2020 CME, 6:30 PM – Dr. Suzanne Harrison will present the required 2-hour CME on Domestic Violence virtually.

November 10, 2020 CME, 6:30 PM – Terry Coonan, J.D., Executive Director at FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights will present the required 1-hour CME on Human Trafficking virtually.

Watch for emails from CMS with more information on the October and November CMEs.


September 2020

MagMutual ( – Staige Hoffman

Novo Nordisk, Inc. ( –
Stephanie Ellis and Michelle Glazier

October 20, 2020

MagMutual ( – Staige Hoffman

Novo Nordisk, Inc. ( –

Stephanie Ellis and Michelle Glazier

November 10, 2020

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Stephanie Ellis and Michelle Glazier




The Capital Medical Society Foundation applauds those who have responded to the call for donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  During the COVID-19 pandemic, donated PPE is critical for the safety of local healthcare professionals. Supply chains are overburdened, and orders are just not getting through.  Donated PPE is a physician’s armor against the viral attack that compromises health and ability to care for patients. All of the donations were distributed immediately and called into action. The PPE shortages are putting our healthcare professionals at risk. We hope others will join these heroes in protecting our frontline superheroes. The following generous physicians, individuals, local businesses, churches and civic organizations have provided in-kind PPE donations or gifts to purchase PPE:

  • Raymond Bellamy
  • Clarence W. Applegate
  • Ron Saff, Allergy & Diagnostic Treatment Center
  • Patricia Hogan
  • Altrua Global Solutions
  • Apalachee Center, Inc., Beth Dees
  • T. Burnette and Kim Rivers
  • Danfoss Turbocor
  • Mary Beth English
  • Robbie Estevez
  • Exiom Health Services LLC
  • The Figgers Foundation
  • FSU Department of Biological Science, Geoff Brown
  • Leon County Animal Control, Cora Aldridge
  • Leon County Emergency Management
  • Lofty Pursuits, Greg Cohen
  • Making Awesome, Will Hawe and his team of face shield makers
  • Lauren McCowin
  • National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Mark Bird
    and The Institute for Electrical Engineering Beijing, China
  • Leigh Neilson
  • Danielle Stanek, DVM, DACVPM
  • Tallahassee Fellowship Congregation pastored by Rev. Candace McKibben
  • Tallahassee Lions Club
  • Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center
  • S. and Chinese National Magnetic Labs, Greg Boebinger
  • Woodhaven Furniture, Bret Baker

Many thanks to “Service above Self Volunteers”

  • John Mahoney and Barb Mahoney, for their assistance in face shield production

Thank you!

Pam Irwin

Executive Director, Capital Medical Society, Cell Phone: (850) 559-8611