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DCMS members participate in FMA House of Delegates

Wednesday, August 8, 2018   (0 Comments)
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 Pictured are some members of the Northeast Florida Delegation, including from L to R: Drs. Cynthia Anderson, Peter Jansen, David El Hassan, James St. George, Mark Dobbertien, Ingrid Carlson, Elizabeth DeVos, Carl Freeman, Ruple Galani, Tom Peters, Tra'Chella Johnson Foy, William Palmer, Patrick DeMarco, Daniel Thimann, and Joseph Parra.


Last weekend, more than 25 Duval County Medical Society (DCMS) members traveled to Orlando to serve as Delegates to the Florida Medical Association (FMA) House of Delegates. As in years past, the DCMS Delegation was one of the largest in the state. These Delegates represented not only the DCMS, but also several State Specialty Societies. Each year, these dedicated physicians come together to discuss important issues facing medicine.

During the House of Delegates, several DCMS members were elected to key leadership roles within the FMA. Dr. Tra’Chella Johnson Foy and Dr. John Montgomery were elected as FMA Delegates to the American Medical Association. Dr. Mark Dobbertien was elected to serve as the FMA Surgical Specialty Board Representative.

Dr. James St. George holds the FMA PAC trophy for the County Medical Society that brings in the most donations during the FMA House of Delegates.

In an election year, it is also critically important that physicians step forward to support physician-friendly candidates. One way to do this is by contributing to the FMA Political Action Committee (FMA PAC). Each year at the FMA House of Delegates, the County Medical Society that raises the most money for the FMA PAC is awarded a trophy. This year we are pleased to announce that Duval County brought in the most contributions, raising more than $12,000. Your donations go a long way in ensuring we have the right leaders at the state-level. Please join us in supporting the FMA PAC by visiting to make a donation.

We know physicians have extremely busy schedules and limited free time, and we are so proud of our members for going above and beyond the call of duty to serve in these important roles within the House of Medicine. If you are interested in learning more about the FMA House of Delegates, or how you might be able to serve in the future, please feel reach out to us at