Benefits And Services
Provider Wellness Program — Confidential Counseling: The Lane County Medical Society’s Provider Wellness Program addresses the barriers that typically prevent providers from getting the assistance they desire. The program provides counseling services that are tailored to providers’ needs: it is quickly accessible at the convenience of the provider, confidential, free, private and minimally constrained by record-keeping. Providers can call (541) 345-2800 to make an appointment.
Medical Malpractice Insurance: The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, offers Lane County Medical Society members expert guidance, resources, and coverage. Benefits include a claims-free credit of up to 17.5%, dividends, free CME, and the Tribute® Plan career award. Coverage is also provided for cyber liability and regulatory action, and for early resolution of adverse medical events. That’s what The Doctors Company means by taking the mal out of malpractice insurance. Get a Quote.
Society Membership Meetings: These gatherings offer the opportunity to experience professional collegiality, network opportunities and become educated on important medical and societal issues. Dinner and program are complimentary to active members (annual $250 value).
Banking Packages: Lane County Medical Society endorses Oregon Pacific Bank. Oregon Pacific Bank specializes in offering professional-grade services to local business leaders. Blending together years of business banking and lending expertise with the unique services available through OPB's Trust department, OPB utilizes a holistic approach to financial services that can cater to every aspect of a client's personal and professional needs. Some of the professional services OPB offers clients include custom Professional Banking Packages, Commercial Real Estate Loans, Practice Buy-in Loans, Equipment Financing, Remote Deposit Capture, Payment Processing, Business Online Banking and Cash Management Services, Trust and Investment Management, and Estate and Business Succession Planning.
LCMS Membership Directory & Referral Guide: The medical community’s “gold standard” reference directory, members receive one complimentary “physician version” including LCMS member spouse names and home telephone numbers; additional copies can be purchased by members for individual use for $40.50. Non-physician versions of the directory are available to institutions, non-members, and others for $60.50.
Publications and News: Medical Matters, the monthly publication of the society, reports on the latest local, state, and national news germane to the practice of medicine in Lane County. The publication is complimentary to members.
Medical Personnel: LCMS medical staffing is handled through Favorite Healthcare Staffing. The staffing representative pre-screens candidates and conducts personal interviews to determine skills, verify credentials, licenses, references and experience. Criminal background checks and drug tests are available also. The staffing services fills positions for administrators, billing and coding specialists, bookkeepers, receptionists, schedulers, medical assistants, file clerks, phlebotomists and licensed personnel (RN, LPN, PA, NP). Contact Favorite Healthcare Staffing at 1-866-877-3589.
LCMS Website: Offers information on upcoming events, details on the Provider Wellness Program, publication advertising opportunities, patient resources, public health announcements, and more.
Social Events: LCMS hosts social events encouraging collegiality, including the Annual Golf Tournament and family events; available only to LCMS members and their guests.
Grievance Resolution: LCMS assists in resolving complaints between members and patients; this service is limited to members only.
Community Advocacy: LCMS develops and funds programs and initiatives to address public health issues such as gun safety, disaster preparedness, access to healthcare, vaccinations, obesity, disease outbreaks, and many others.
Local, State, National Advocacy/Representation: LCMS leaders advocate for physician/patient interests at the local, state, and national levels.
Appointment Support: LCMS supports physician appointments to state and local boards and commissions.
Membership Classification Definitions
Active Membership - $295 Annual Dues
Physicians who practice or reside in Lane County. The privileges of this membership category include voting, committee membership, ability to hold office, meals at monthly membership meetings, inclusion in special discount plans, a subscription to the society’s monthly newsletter and one complimentary membership directory each year. All new or rejoining members pay a building assessment of $150 at the time of application to maintain the society’s historic headquarters.
Associate Membership - $221.25 Annual Dues
Physicians who are full-time employees (or research scientists) of any government agency or low-income institution, and receive no significant compensation outside of that employment; or active member of another county medical society who wishes to belong to LCMS or a physician practicing in outlying areas of Lane County, such as Florence. Associate membership includes all the privileges of active membership. All new or rejoining members pay a building assessment of $150 at the time of application to maintain the society’s historic headquarters.
Part-time Membership - $221.25 Annual Dues
Physicians who practice an average of more than four hours but fewer than twenty hours per week. Part-time membership includes all the privileges of active membership. All new or rejoining members pay a building assessment of $150 at the time of application to maintain the society’s historic headquarters.
Retired, Resident/Intern and Inactive Membership - $35.00 Annual Mailing Fee
Retired, resident and inactive members shall not hold office or vote. They may be included in discount plans. They pay for society meeting dinners and programs, and for membership directories. All new or rejoining members pay a building assessment of $150 at the time of application to maintain the society’s historic headquarters.
- Retired: A physician who is fully retired from the practice of medicine or practices less than four hours per week. Retired members receive a complimentary subscription to the society’s newsletter.
- Resident: A physician who is a medical resident or intern in a training program in Lane County.
- Inactive: A physician who has previously been a member who is temporarily residing and/or practicing outside of Lane County and plans to return to medical practice in Lane County and assume his/her former membership in this society; or is temporarily disabled such that he/she cannot practice medicine.
No Dues Increase since 1984!
The Lane County Medical Society was founded in 1889 and dedicated to bringing the highest quality medical care to the citizens of our county. LCMS is a professional membership organization for all licensed Doctors of Medicine and Doctors of Osteopathy in Lane and contiguous counties. Read More