All licensed, reputable, and ethical physicians in good standing with the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners whose principal place of residence or practice is in Madison County, Alabama, shall be eligible for membership in the Society, provided they hold a bona fide degree of Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy, are engaged in or retired from the lawful practice of medicine or osteopathy in Madison County, Alabama, and complete and submit a Membership Application. (The by laws of both MCMS and MASA state that members must join both the Madison County Medical Society and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.)
Benefits of Membership
The Madison County Medical Society is a non-profit organization composed of physicians and staff who are dedicated to making Huntsville and Madison County a healthier community .
As the voice, advocate, and resource of the Madison County physician we are committed to positively influencing the environment in which you practice medicine.
Our members believe that they are the primary advocates for their patients in terms of both access to care and quality of care. The Society is our member’s direct liaison between their patients, their colleagues, the community, and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama (MASA.)
Organized medicine has consistently demonstrated that there is power in numbers. MASA numbers over 6000 members, which includes over 650 physicians from Madison County. As a member, our physicians are afforded direct input regarding policies that affect their practices, through the county society’s representatives on the State Board of Censors and in the MASA House of Delegates.
The Society office is our member’s resource center; we provide answers! Our staff strives to serve the community and our physicians. We keep an up to date physician database including information on physicians who are no longer practicing so that their colleagues and their patients have access to necessary information.
Additionally, membership includes the following benefits:
A listing in our Physician Referral Program. We receive many calls from newcomers to our community looking for a doctor who is accepting new patients. Our website also hosts a Physician Finder feature which is accessed by over 600 people per month which lists member physicians by specialty.
Complaints from patients of member physicians are mediated by MCMS Staff and the MCMS Board of Censors. Non member complaints are directed to the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners.
A subscription to the MCMS quarterly publication with up to date information on issues and events that affect your practice; opportunities to serve your community; listings of new members, and much more.
Collaboration with the North Alabama Medical Reserve Corps. This community based volunteer organization utilizes those who are willing to donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and to promote healthy living throughout the year.
Invitations to attend Quarterly Independent Physician Round-table Meetings.
Invitations for your staff to attend Quarterly Office Manager Round-table Meetings.
Society membership also affords you invitations to annual social events including the Spring Fling, New Physician Reception in the fall and the General Membership Meeting/Holiday Social in early December.