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March Madness Image   IT’S MARCH MADNESS!!

We’re introducing our incoming President, ANDREW MARLOWE, M.D.

and our new Board members; Celebrating National Doctors’ Day;  And,

Honoring our members! All in ONE day!  YES, IT’S TOTAL MADNESS!! 

                   March 26th - Sarasota Yacht Club - 5:30PM

In honor of this day, we celebrate the Doctors!  Mark your calendars and join us for an Evening of FUN!

We’re hoping you and your guest can stop by. Can’t stay?  That’s OK.  Just come by and say HELLO!

We’ll be there all night.         IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU!

                                                                  For more information...

             RSVP @ 941.966.3134 or 


Women in MedicineThe Medical Society celebrates Women in Medicine by recognizing the contributions and successes of female physicians.  The number of women in medicine is steadily increasing, and women comprise nearly a third of all U.S. physicians and half of all U.S. medical students.


SCMS understands the many challenges female physicians face in balancing a career and personal issues.  We celebrate the many women in medicine who are proving that you can do it ALL!!  Need a female doctor? Browse our list.

MEMBER ACCOLADES - We salute our members for their dedication to Medicine!



Jody Abrams, M.D. was recently appointed as a participant of the Florida Medical Association Leadership Academy
JGJulio Gonzalez, M.D. is a candidate for the FL House of Representatives District 74
RLRobert Lastomirsky, M.D. serves as an elected Delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA) MPMichael Patete, M.D. serves on the Florida Medical Association Board of Governors; Secretary of FMA Political Action Committee
ASAlissa Shulman, M.D. was recently elected as a Department of Surgery Representative for the Medical Executive Committee at Sarasota Memorial Hospital HW2SCMS President Hugh Windom, M.D. was recently featured in SRQ’s July 2013 issue as a Modern Day Pioneer of Medicine; He has 20+ years as a Univ. of South Florida faculty member


Rest assured all of your continuing medical education courses are fulfilled with your CE Broker's Professional Subscription account.  SCMS has partnered with CE Broker to provide our members that additional peace of mind when it comes to your licensure renewal.

SCMS and CE Broker are guiding our members through the process of recording CME courses in the new tracking database.  In doing so, we have provided additional information related to your CE Broker account for your review.    More...


Email ImageWe need all emails for each member with a CE Broker Professional Subscription account.  The account cannot be activated without a valid email address and upon activation, it must be updated as needed.


PLEASE NOTE:  All CME compliance notifications will be sent to the e-mail address you have provided to CE Broker.  If there are any changes to this address, please remember to make your change in your CE Broker account or contact our office.  To send your information to us, just click HERE

March Is...


National Kidney Month and SCMS is raising awareness!


National Kidney Month

During National Kidney Month, the American Kidney Fund is asking people to make the Pair Up Promise—a simple pledge that can help prevent kidney disease. The Pair Up Promise asks you to “Do the Math”—add healthful choices to your lifestyle, subtract things that are unhealthy, and multiply the impact by spreading the word.  More...     

SCMS Nephrologists & Urologists

National Nutrition Month


National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  The Academy promotes the importance of making wise food choices and incorporating proper physical fitness.   Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right is the theme for 2014.


Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day will be celebrated on Wednesday March 12, 2014.  On this day, RDNs are recognized as advocates of promoting a nutritional lifestyle around the world.

Find more information on nutrition and dietetics at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website. 


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The Doctors Company offers a variety of Continuing Medical Education opportunities. In the month of March we will be offering the following Webinars that offer one CME credit per webinar. Please note that these webinars are FREE OF CHARGE. I would encourage you to participate as they are all very informative.

Below you will find the webinar dates, times, descriptions, and registration information. These topics are very work related… what physician office hasn’t encountered that difficult patient? And, with the growing number of physician practices dispensing medications the March 27th webinar could have some great value. To register: CLICK HERE

Managing Challenging Patients:

March 11, 2014: 12:00 p.m. Pacific, 3:00 p.m. Eastern

This Webinar will review and provide guidance on improving sensitivity to patient behaviors and help reduce the potential risk of medical malpractice claims stemming from communication breakdowns.

Patient Safety Issues and the Hospitalized Obese Patient:

March 13, 2014: 9:00 a.m. Pacific, 12:00 p.m. Eastern

Even if your hospital does not provide bariatric surgery services, morbidly obese patients require specialized care. Obese patients pose aggravated patient safety issues, such as increased risks for falls and pressure ulcers. This Webinar will address the challenges of being ready to accommodate morbidly obese patients and to care for them with dignity while keeping both patients and staff safe. 

Medication Management in the Office Practice:

March 27, 2014: 12:00 p.m. Pacific, 3:00 p.m. Eastern

This Webinar will address safe medication prescribing processes and systems that are critical components in reducing the risk of adverse drug events and medication errors.