The Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society was established in 1957 and has grown to become the largest county society in the osteopathic profession. In fact, if PCOMS was a state in osteopathic medicine, it would be the 12th largest state having more osteopathic physicians than thirty-eight states.
PCOMS continues to be a strong, viable society and has progressed to become the most active county society in the state and nation. Presently, we have as members, the former President of the American Osteopathic Association, the 1st Vice-President and Member-at-Large of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association Executive Board of Osteopathic Medicine, a member on the Board of Governors of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and a member on the American Osteopathic board of Family Physicians.
PCOMS is actively involved in the legislative process at both the state and national level. The PCOMS office is in contact with the FOMA and AOA legislative leaders on a year-round basis. Members and staff have provided leadership on key issues affecting the practice of medicine including legislation on Medicare reform, professional liability, office of the inspector general rules and regulations, and fraud and abuse issues with Medicare. Through this involvement, including conduction a national medical conference on these issues, PCOMS has established itself as respected legislative liaisons with elected officials and government agencies.
PCOMS Member Benefits
- Access to CME programs.
- Five General Membership meetings each year.
- Several communication vehicles.
- Physician referral service.
- Preferred vendor list.
- PCOMS on-line service.
- Active legislative activities.
- Liaison activities on major medical issues.
- Media relations.
- Special representation on major medical issues.
- Assistance with legal issues.
- Leadership at the state and national levels.