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General News
Wednesday, February 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida department of health in Duval County celebrates american heart month »
Jacksonville, Fla.  — February marks the beginning of American Heart Month and it is a great time to commit to a heal...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida department of health in Duval County celebrates american heart month »
Jacksonville, Fla.  — February marks the beginning of American Heart Month and it is a great time to commit to a heal...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Dept. of Health observes national black HIV/AIDs awareness Day »
  Department observes nation black HIV/AIDS awareness day    Contact:  Heidi Moore&nb...
Friday, February 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Managed care contracting starts to move forward »
Managed care contracting starts to move forward The News Service of Florida    Health plans that...
Thursday, February 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Dept. of Health to host public workshops on Amendment 2 implementation »
Department to host public workshops on amendment two implementation  Contact:  Communications Office...

Legislative News
Tuesday, October 18, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Important MACRA update from the FMA »
The following is an update from the Florida Medical Association regarding MACRA: On Friday, October 14, CMS released...
Thursday, July 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fundraising slows in medical marijuana battle »
The News Service of Florida  A political committee spearheading a drive to pass a medical-marijuana ballot initi...
Friday, May 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative update regarding Billing »
Legislative Update from the Florida Board of Medicine: Relates to Transparency in Health Care Effective Da...
Friday, May 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative update regarding Physician Assistants »
Legislative Update from the Florida Board of Medicine: Effective Date:  July 1, 2016 Governor Scott...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative update regarding billing members of a PPO or EPO »
Legislative Update from the Florida Board of Medicine: Important Legislative Update Regarding Billing Members of a P...

DCMS & Member News
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DCMS partners with 5 area hospitals on Mental Health initiative »
The Duval County Medical Society is excited to announce a partnership with area health care systems to bring free adult Me...
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Area health care systems join forces on Mental Health Initiative  »
Area Health Care Systems Join Forces to Launch Unprecedented Free Mental Health First Aid Training in North Florida -...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Write for the DCMS column in The Florida Times-Union! »
The DCMS partners with The Florida Times-Union for a column that runs in the Wednesday Health section of the paper! DCMS...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mission One Million at the Jax Health & Fitness Expo »
We are thrilled at the success that 904 Mission One Million (904 M1M) had last Saturday at the first ever Jax Health &am...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Say Cheese! Get your photo taken for our online directory! »
  RCL Portraits will take all DCMS member photos free of charge. Members will be able to select their favorite sh...

Member Editorials
Monday, October 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
THANK YOU! A Message from DCMS President, Dr. Sunil Joshi »
Dear Colleagues, Hurricane Matthew was a destructive force that caused significant damage to much of the wat...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Physician, be aware.... »
Physician be Aware…….. It seems that there is a new emerging or re-emerging infectious disease every year. Healthca...
Wednesday, March 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A message of thanks on Doctors' Day! »
A message of thanks from DCMS President, Dr. Sunil Joshi: Dear Colleagues, This is a special day on the cal...
Tuesday, March 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Final Countdown: Legislative update from your Chief Executive Officer »
The Final Countdown   2016 Florida Legislative Update from DCMS Chief Executive Officer, Bryan Campbell:...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida's Legislative Session is Underway! »
From the Desk of Bryan Campbell, DCMS Chief Executive Officer: Happy Session Day! Today is the first...

Members & the Media
Saturday, December 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Physicians suggest sensible reforms to Obamacare »
Three leaders within the Duval County Medical Society are weighing in on the Affordable Care Act and potential reforms....
Wednesday, November 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to combat allergies to Christmas trees- real AND artificial »
Did you know both real AND fake Christmas trees can trigger allergies? In today's article for The Florida Times-Union...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Think you're allergic to penicillin? Think again. »
Many people are told they are allergic to penicillin, which may not necessarily be the case. In this week's DCMS column...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How much sleep does your child need? »
If your children are like the majority of kids these days, they are not getting enough  sleep . They are staying...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exercise and vein health: What you should know »
If you are one of the approximately 40 million people suffering from varicose veins or  chronic venous insufficiency...

Hospital News
Tuesday, February 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Friday event to honor JSO officer »
  This coming  Friday, Feb. 17 , UF Health Jacksonville will be honoring a JSO officer for his use of a l...
Friday, February 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Research Connects Overeating During National Events to Medical Problems »
Research Connects Overeating During National Events to Medical Problems New Study Says Higher Percentage of Patients...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
UF Trauma and EMS Providers Honored as Heroes »
UF Trauma and EMS Providers Honored as Heroes Coordinated effort saved life of EMS administrator’s sister...
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Customized app, Proton U, will aid children with cancer treatment »
Customized app, Proton U , will aid children with cancer treatment   JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ( January...
Monday, November 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Memorial opens free-standing ER in Mandarin »
Jacksonville, FL ., ( November 28, 2016 ) –  Memorial Hospital is now serving patients at its newest ER location,...

CEO's Blog
Thursday, October 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preserving History (and making a little, too!) »
    Pictured from left:  Alan Harmon, M.D., Bryan Cam...
Friday, October 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Helping MAPP the Future of Health in Duval County »
Today, the Duval County Medical Society joined the Department of Health in Duval County and several other community organi...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Telehealth Committee Kicks off in Jacksonville »
From the Desk of DCMS Chief Executive Officer, Bryan Campbell: Tuesday morning, doctors, legislators and health care...