The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the
patient who has the disease.
– William Osler
Florence County Medical Society
The South Carolina Medical Association was founded in 1848 and has existed as the voice for physicians in South Carolina for over 160 years. The SCMA was one of the first organizations of its kind in the United States, and was formed from the Medical Society of South Carolina, which was established in Charleston in 1789.The SCMA has grown considerably in size, strength and influence. With over 6,000 members and a diverse staff dedicated to serving members’ needs, the voice of physicians is well-represented in the state of South Carolina. Through the years the SCMA has remained true to its mission; to improve the health of South Carolinians. The Florence County Medical Society was founded to work with the SCMA to protect the health interests of the Florence community. The FCMS focuses on creating good physician patient relationships, continuing medical education for the physicians and providing the Florence area with the highest quality of medical care. Through the FCMS physicians from all local hospitals are brought together to create better working relationships and provide better health care for the citizens of Florence county.
By joining the Society you will experience…
- Better working relationships with colleagues and have a better referral base
- Continuing medical education
- Having a voice in legislation that effects the medical community
- Making a positive impact on the Florence community
Florence County Medical Society Alliance
The South Carolina Medical Association Alliance (SCMAA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1923 by the spouses of the South Carolina Medical Association members. With the official motto, “Physicians’ Spouses Dedicated to the Health of South Carolina,” the SCMAA is a grassroots volunteer organization which boasts membership from every corner of the state. What began as a women’s only organization, has grown and blossomed over the past ninety years into a multi-cultural advocacy group made up of men and women, and now includes licensed physicians as well. The SCMAA not only promotes health-related initiatives across the state, but is actively engaged in the promotion of legislation which protects the health interests of South Carolinians, and is also a stalwart advocate for the preservation of the practice of medicine in our state. The Florence County Medical Society Alliance (FCMSA) is comprised of spouses of physicians who are members of the Florence County Medical Society. The objectives of the FCMSA are to promote health education, to encourage volunteer participation in activities that meet health needs, and to support health related charitable endeavors. The FCMSA offers many benefits to our members including many volunteer opportunities, exciting meetings, evening social activities, numerous interest groups and clubs, and an environment to create life-long friendships. We hope you will join us!
The Florence County Medical Society Alliance supports medical families and our community through health education, advocacy and volunteerism.
By Joining the Alliance you will experience…
- A connection with other physician families in your community and state
- Volunteering opportunities within your community
- Spreading health education within your community