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:  http://healthstreet.program.ufl.edu/healthstreet-intiatives/continuing-medical-education-cme/.

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.

WE THANK OUR MEETING SPONSORS AND DISPLAYERS:

September 2020

MagMutual (https://www.magmutual.com/) – Staige Hoffman

Novo Nordisk, Inc. (https://www.novonordisk-us.com/) –
Stephanie Ellis and Michelle Glazier

October 20, 2020

MagMutual (https://www.magmutual.com/) – Staige Hoffman

Novo Nordisk, Inc. (https://www.novonordisk-us.com/) –

Stephanie Ellis and Michelle Glazier

November 10, 2020

Novo Nordisk, Inc. (https://www.novonordisk-us.com/) –

Stephanie Ellis and Michelle Glazier

THANK YOU TO OUR PPE DONORS AND VOLUNTEERS

THANK YOU TO ALL PPE DONORS AND VOLUNTEERS!

SOME HEROES MAKE FACE SHIELDS, SHARE A STASH OF N95 MASKS, OR PUT DISPOSABLE GLOVES AND BOOTIES ON THOSE FACING THE UNSEEN ATTACK OF THEIR ARCHENEMY – COVID-19

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 and local businesses have provided in-kind PPE donations:

  • 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
  • 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!

COVID-19 PPE DONATIONS NEEDED

Donate Your N-95 Masks & Other PPEs

The Capital Medical Society is accepting drop-offs of any new, unused N-95 masks that community members or businesses want to donate to the healthcare community in Tallahassee. Often the public may not realize that they have N-95 masks in their utility rooms, garages, sheds, basements, etc. Many masks that are purchased for residential and business purposes, for lawn care, for allergens, for paint, for fumes, etc., – are sometimes printed N95 (which quantifies them as respirators).


Details:

Disposable safety glasses, facial shields, gowns, new, unopened N-95 masks, nitrile disposable gloves, surgical masks, touchless thermometers.

Drop off:
Capital Medical Society

(Corner of Miccosukee Road & Marion Avenue, Parking lot on Marion Avenue)
1204 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, FL  32308

Any time between 9 AM and 5 PM, Monday–Friday

Call 850-877-9018 or 850-559-8611 for further details or if different drop off time or day is necessary.

 

 

 

HONOR A DOCTOR

Is there a physician you would like to honor for their excellent care of you or a family member, or perhaps, a colleague who inspires you, a mentor who has taken the time to guide you, or an educator who invested in you?

 

RECOGNIZE A PHYSICIAN WHO INSPIRES YOU
OR HAS MADE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE!

 



 

Click Here to Honor a Doctor!

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 medical leaders like Jackie Hanners.

Here is an excerpt from a note we received from scholarship recipient, Jackie Hanners:

“I cannot thank you all enough for making this scholarship possible.  With this scholarship I am able to pay for a years’ worth of car insurance and health insurance in addition to setting aside some for STEP 2 test prep and the test itself.  Thank you!”
Jackie Hanners, FSU COM Class of 2021

 To ensure your honoree receives their recognition letter before National Doctors’ Day,
please make your gift by Monday, March 23.

Donate at: https://capmed.org/donate/

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.

 

 

March 30th marks the annual observation of National Doctors Day. This day was established to recognize physicians, their work and their contributions to society and the community. On National Doctors Day, we say “thank you” to our physicians for all that they do for us and our loved ones.

 

 

CE Broker Discount for Capital Medical Society Members

CE Broker is the official continuing education tracking system for the Florida Department of Health and manages the database of CME records for all physicians in the state.

The Capital Medical Society and CE Broker have joined together to offer our Members an exclusive rate of only $12 per year for the Professional Account ($29) with CE Broker.  This is a savings of $17!

Benefits of CE Broker’s Professional Service:

MAKING LICENSE RENEWAL SIMPLE

  • See your renewal requirements in detail.
  • Quickly report missing CE.
  • Check your compliance status anytime.
  • Know when your requirements are fully met.
  • Find approved educational providers.
  • Receive important notifications from your regulating agency.

STAYING ORGANIZED WITH SECURE STORAGE

  • Permanently back up your reported documents.
  • Store heart cards & multiple licenses.

GO PAPERLESS & GO ANYWHERE

  • Access your account through free apps.
  • Review all past course info in your Course History.
  • Digitally Store all your certificates.

To determine compliance with continuing education renewal requirements, the DOH, Division of Medical Quality Assurance, reviews the records in CE Broker.

Read more about CE Broker.

Not taking advantage of your CMS Member CE Broker Discounted Rate?  Call CMS at (850) 877-9018 to register! 

 

 

 

CMS MEMBER BENEFIT – NEW! MY GREEN DOCTOR

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:  https://www.MyGreenDoctor.org.  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!