The mission of the Larimer County Medical Society is to advocate on behalf of our physician members and work to improve the health of the patients in Larimer County.
In support of this mission, Larimer County Medical Society will:
- Provide an opportunity for all physician members to meet and discuss concerns.
- Promote high quality healthcare to the community.
- Provide services which meet the needs of its members.
- Serve as a forum for healthcare information.
- Advocate for our members and patients in the public arena.
- Maintain a close and working relationship with the Colorado Medical Society and strive to educate our local membership of our common objectives.
- Forge and maintain partnerships with the local health department, hospitals, health facilities, and other community organizations including the media in advocating for or responding to the health of our community.
- Maintain and provide an organization with the high standards necessary to fulfill the above purposes.
Established over 100 years ago, the initial function of Larimer County Medical Society was to provide a social gathering for the area physicians. Gradually, the Society developed into a forum for discussion of social, scientific and legislative concerns affecting the health of Larimer county residents. LCMS also formed a close partnership with the Colorado Medical Society, which represents doctors at the state legislature.
Larimer County Medical Society currently has over 550 member physicians who practice in every specialty and are dedicated to providing the best quality of care to patients and to protecting the health of the community. Membership includes licensed full-time practitioners, physician administrators, retired, residents, and emeritus members. Members of the Society also automatically join the Colorado Medical Society (CMS). Membership in the American Medical Association (AMA) is also strongly encouraged.
Each year, the Society sends elected representatives to the Colorado Medical Society House of Delegates, a body which makes policy, along with the CMS Board of Trustees, for the state organization. The CMS, in turn, sends a delegation, elected at its annual meeting, to the AMA's Annual House of Delegates gathering in June and to the Interim session in December.
Policy at the Larimer County Medical Society is made by the Board of Directors. The Bylaws of the Society, most recently amended by the membership December, 2009, are the underlying regulatory structure of the Society.
Working Towards a Healthy Future
LCMS provides valuable educational opportunities for our physician members, working actively to ensure that social trends and their impact on the health of the community are assimilated into best practices. We participate in community initiatives that deal with health problems and are on coalitions promoting better health in the community.
Find the Right Physician
LCMS can help find the right physician through a referral service and provide information about a physician’s primary specialty, medical training, and experience. Search the Find a Member Physician database. We are committed to promoting good patient outcomes.
Providing Community Services on Our Website
Our website features local medical news stories, reports on our events, and provides links to other local, state, and national health organizations.