Physicians Dedicated to Quality Healthcare Since 1821
Membership Dues and Information
As a physician, nothing affects you more than the quality of our health care delivery system. It affects your daily practice, your hospital affiliation, your access to current scientific information and the health of your patients. Physicians by their very nature and training are a very inhomogeneous lot. It is this lack of cohesion that has enabled our adversaries to take control of many aspects of the profession. Only organized bodies of medicine have the capacity to be taken seriously. Enrollment in the County and State Medical Society and the American Medical Association is vital if physicians are to retake the leadership in determining the future of the practice of medicine. The events of recent times that are profoundly affecting the personal and professional lives of physicians clearly suggests that there is now a critical need for all physicians to remain united and to give a greater strength, vitality and purpose to the organizations that represent them.
Yes, some may consider that the cost of membership dues is high - but remember, it costs a lot to do the things that only organized medicine can do - legislative action, litigation, communications, media relations, etc. In comparison, it is a relatively small price to pay when compared to the alternative.
Membership Applications are available from the Monroe County Medical Society by contacting Ginny Ruderman at (585) 472-4072. We would be pleased to mail or fax you an application. You mail also e-mail Ginny with any questions regarding membership at firstname.lastname@example.org
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