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Membership Benefits

Lake-Sumter Medical Society is your source for reliable information and continuing education opportunities, helping your practice be competent, efficient and compliant in dealing with an ever-changing landscape of health care issues.  Also important is to provide members with valuable services including:

Physician Trust Health Insurance

An experience-rated, fully insured group health insurance plan for physicians, their families, and their staff. The LSMS/FMA member plan is modeled after the highly successful Marion County plan, which pools physician insurance premium dollars into a physician trust. To learn more about this member benefit, go to www.trustlsms.com or call 1-800-622-9124.





Professional Liability Insurance Discounts

The Lake Sumter County Medical Society has selected The Doctors Company/FPIC as the exclusively endorsed medical professional liability insurer for our members. The Doctors Company/FPIC provides Florida physicians with local claims, underwriting and patient safety services. Lake Sumter County Medical Society members qualify for a five (5) percent premium discount which can be combined with additional loss free discounts for even greater savings.  The First Professional Insurance Company is endorsed by the Florida Medical Association and is the insurance company of choice for many County Medical Societies.  Click on the logo to learn more.


Eidson Insurance

The Healthcare Division of Eidson Insurance provides insurance protection to 400 healthcare organizations and 1,500 total physicians throughout Florida. This division helps medical practices with their professional liability, office package including property & liability and workers compensation insurance needs. As part of our Proactive Partner Experience, Eidson Insurance has created a Discounted Insurance Programs & Services package for LSMS members


Workers Compensation

Rates for all physicians throughout the state are set by the State of Florida and your practice will pay the same price no matter where you choose to secure coverage. However, under the LSMS program, you may be eligible for a potential dividend up to 26% of your annual premium.  FHM Insurance provides the policy, overseen by trusted administrator, Charles Chazal.   


Premier Group Purchasing Organization

Group purchasing is the ideal way for smaller practices to get the discounts and                                               benefits larger groups and hospitals enjoy.  Featuring McKesson who many                                                                office already are contracted with, this GPO is a free service of LSMS. 

Patient Referrals

“You’ve Been Referred!” With 200 calls a year from people seeking the services of physicians, your LSMS refers ONLY members.

Legislative Advocacy

LSMS works in conjunction with the Florida and American Medical Associations to inform Legislators at the state and national level on key legislative issues that impact physicians and their patients.  Conversely, the FMA alerts the medical society when important legislation requires the combined support and efforts of all physicians practicing in Florida.  This reciprocal arrangement has proven to be a winning and effective combination.     

Free Seminars

Plus frequent discounts from bordering county medical societies.

CME Programs

Free CME events for members, offered throughout the year, often in conjunction with quarterly membership dinner meetings.

Lunch & Learn education events for Practice Managers

Free Lunch & Learn events are held for practice managers affiliated with member physicians.  

Networking Events

Mingle with colleagues and their spouses through various social events sponsored by LSMS!

Web Listing

All members receive a listing on the membership roster with direct links to business website, and a password to an exclusive members-only blog.

Updated Information

Weekly informational e-newsletters are sent via fax and email on relevant legislative, regulatory and healthcare issues affecting practice management.