The Charlotte County Medical Society, established in 1959, is a professional membership organization that has grown from 12 to nearly 200 physicians. Member physicians, including Doctors of Medicine, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine and Doctors of Podiatric Medicine, whose credentials meet CCMS prerequisites, are dedicated to providing the highest quality of medical care with integrity and compassion. Through all the changes that have taken place in the delivery of health care, CCMS has remained a leader at the local, state and national levels.
In the early days of the 1950's there were only three practicing physicians in Charlotte County. Those were Dr. Clement, Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Shedd. Another physician, Dr. Fritz practiced out in Boca Grande. These few doctors jointly traveled to Ft Myers each month to share in communicating with physicians from Lee, Collier and Desoto Counties.
This group was called the Four County Medical Society. Then in 1959 with several other physicians locating in Charlotte County, it was thought that they should establish the "Charlotte County Medical Society".
The mission of the Society, consistent with others in the state is to ensure access to quality health care for all residents, to share in the expertise of each member, and to present a voice in the legislative arena.
The Charlotte County Medical Society is dedicated to serving the physicians and the people of Charlotte County. Our organization exists to promote excellence in all aspects of medical care. This web site will assist you in learning more about our services to both physicians and patients.
As a member of the Federation of Medicine, along with the Florida Medical Association and the American Medical Association, the CCMS staff and members routinely meet with its legislators and Congressmen (women) to discuss/educate health care legislation as patient advocates.
New Online Educational System Offers CME 24/7
The Florida Keys AHEC has launched an online educational system to provide physicians with a convenient way to take CME classes. The course catalog features a licensure series which includes the HIV/AIDS course required for first license renewal. There is also a series dedicated to education about Tobacco Dependency. The site will be updated periodically with new programs based on input from physicians and the health care industry.
This mission continues to be the mainstay of the Charlotte County Medical Society members.