Why your participation in the CMSF Virtual Holiday Auction matters?

Why your participation in the CMSF Virtual Holiday Auction matters?


In fulfillment of its mission to increase access to healthcare, the Capital Medical Society Foundation’s We Care Network serves a population of low-income, uninsured adult residents from Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, and Wakulla Counties. Many of these patients have complex, chronic, health diagnoses, or they are in need of diagnostic imaging services in order to make a proper diagnosis. To be eligible for the We Care Network program, a patient’s total household income must be at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level. In 2020, this equates to a single patient’s income of up to $19,140 annually or $39,300 for a household of four. The patient must have no medical or dental insurance and may not eligible for any other programs (such as Medicaid, Medicare, or Vocational Rehabilitation). There are no program fees to the patient. From July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, over $6,900,000 worth of donated specialty medical and specialty dental care was provided to the We Care Network patients.

The We Care Network mission statement: Provide a safety net to those low-income, uninsured patients most in need in our community through donation of specialty medical care and dental care.

The 2020 CMS Foundation Virtual Auction brings hope to uninsured patients!
Listen, as one cancer survivor shares the importance of her donated healthcare through the We Care Network:

Tessa Bradford Ward
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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 Foundation, Inc. more than 32 years ago. Archived records since 1997 document that the Capital Medical Society Foundation, Inc. has provided scholarships totaling $698,489 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. $681,000 has 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.

The 2020 CMS Foundation Virtual Auction is important to future physicians!
Listen, as three 2020 CMSF Scholarship Recipients share the importance of their scholarships:

Nida Mohyuddin
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Nick Torgesen
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Andrew Currieo
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Lunchtime Virtual Seminar – Wednesday, November 18, 2020 – 12:30PM to 1:30PM

Lunchtime Virtual Seminar
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 – 12:30PM to 1:30PM

A Seminar Series offered by the Capital Medical Society
For physician office staff (clinical and non-clinical), practice administrators, office managers and business office managers.
CMS member offices only!

From Budget to Spending Plan

Establishing and Repairing Credit

Controlling Living Expenses and Understanding Consumer Credit

Current Hot Topic in the Financial World

There is no charge for this event.

Speaker: Liz Thiele, Vice President of Marketing, TMH Federal Credit Union
Sponsor: TMH Federal Credit Union

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!  Once you register you will receive the Webinar link.

Please register before November 17, 2020

Healthcare For All Week & “Painting with a Purpose” We Care Fundraiser!

The FSU College of Medicine has worked tirelessly to put together the Healthcare For All Week event in a virtual format for the week of October 18-23, 2020.

Click here for the official Healthcare For All Week flyer with Zoom registration links next to each event.
Please note that the accurate pick-up time for art supplies at Painting with a Purpose is Saturday, October 17 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm 

They’ve also created a t-shirt benefitting the We Care Network. It is available through the end of next week for purchase here: https://www.bonfire.com/healthcare-for-all-week/


Click here to register! https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/tallahassee/event/2520427/


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.


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




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


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).


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.





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?





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.