Clark County Medical Society (CCMS) an organization of nearly 2,000 doctors, medical residents and physician assistants, advocates for physicians and their patients in Southern Nevada, encouraging the delivery of quality health care within the community. The medical society is offering on-going virtual town halls on relevant medical topics, such as the Monoclonal Antibody, COVID-19 physician wellness and vaccine updates to its members.
Chartered in 1955, CCMS is dedicated to preserving the physician/patient relationship while encouraging delivery of quality healthcare in the community; to representing its members in health and economic matters; and to serving as a resource for continuing medical education. Being part of a medical society allows doctors to connect, collaborate, share information and to be a voice of medicine to improve the health of Nevadans.
“When we look at community health needs, we have individual organizations, individual practitioners, trying to address what they see as needs of the community but each individual only sees what they see in scope of practice or volunteer work they do. [CCMS] allows both physicians to look at community needs and for the community to bring forth their needs in a forum where we can look at the bigger picture rather than individual pieces,” said Dr. Deborah Kuhls, CCMS president. “For example, with COVID-19, the public needs the newest information available and CCMS is a resource to help disseminate that information.”
One of the primary ways CCMS connects to the Southern Nevada community is by providing medical education and information, such as hosting virtual town hall meetings and webinars, inviting fellow physicians to come and talk about relevant and critical subjects, like the COVID vaccine. Physicians can earn continuing medical education credits as they take part in ongoing education.
To become a CCMS member or for more information, visit the website at https://www.clarkcountymedical.org or call the CCMS office at 702.739.9989.