Membership with SFMS and CMA is invaluable—it gives you access to services and tools that will assist your personal and professional development and contributes to the overall strength of organized medicine. Click here for a full list of member benefits.

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Top 10 Reasons to be a SFMS Member

  1. SFMS Career FairPromote your practice through our customizable physician member page on SFMS’ website, printed Member Directory, and networking mixers.

  2. Stay up to date on vital health care issues that affect San Francisco physicians with online and print media – San Francisco Medicine journal, SFMS News e-Newsletter, and SFMS blog.

  3. Grow your professional network and referral list by networking with peers, established physicians, and health care leaders across the state at SFMS events and online communities.

  4. Protect your interest as a San Francisco physician. SFMS advocates for our members on monumental topics like MICRA and physician reimbursements.

  5. Assistance with your job search on the SFMS website and our annual Career Fair event. SFMS has developed a on-demand member-only web page to connect SFMS members with representatives from all local hospitals and a variety of practice types and settings, including CPMC/Sutter, UCSF Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health, community clinics, and small/solo group practices. 

  6. Save time and improves health care delivery by mobilizing your practice with DocBookMD, a HIPAA-compliant smartphone app with complimentary access for SFMS members to communicate with Bay Area physicians.

  7. Resolve contracting, billing, and payment problems with one-on-one assistance from CMA’s Center for Economic Services (CES). CES successfully recouped over $2.7 million from insurance companies on behalf of our physician members in 2010. Assistance ranges from coaching and education to direct intervention with payors or regulators.

  8. Gain full access to the SFMS website for guidelines, reports, and a variety of tools and resources to help you navigate the ever-changing health care environment, including HIPAA compliance toolkits, practice management guides, and patient education materials.

  9. Ensure you have a voice and vote on key issues affecting the practice of medicine and gain leadership and legislative advocacy experience.

  10. Spearhead community health issues in San Francisco including co-sponsorship of Hep B Free, anti-tobacco legislation and education, formation and continuation of the Healthy San Francisco program, advocacy on reproductive and end-of-life issues, and much more.

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At this time of fundamental change in the economic underpinning of medical practice, it’s critical that physicians have a collective voice.

Richard Podolin, MDcardiologist and board member, St. Mary’s Medical Center