Let’s face it, it’s not easy to be a physician anymore. Outside forces have doctors looking for ways to manage practice overhead, hoping to improving the bottom line. We understand your situation and have taken steps to assist you in your every-day practice.
Take a few minutes to look over these brief descriptions of some of the programs and services we offer. Each is specially designed for our membership, and only our membership! Please feel free to contact Bill Fearneyhough, executive director, for more information, or if you have a suggestion for additional products and services.
Arizona Physician magazine: Each month our physicians receive a copy of our monthly slick magazine – Arizona Physician.
Arizona Physician is the combined publication of the Pima County Medical Society, Maricopa County Medical Society and the Arizona Medical Association. It’s distributed to more than 18,000 Arizona physicians.
The monthly publication provides all physicians in our state with a collective voice and strives to capture the views and concerns of physicians (MD and DO) practicing in the state. Its focus is to inform physicians about issues that impact the way they practice medicine, and serves as a valuable resource to connect with other physicians.
Arizona Physician is also available electronically for those of you who prefer to read publications online. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure you are added to the electronic distribution list.
PCMS Website: It features articles, columns, stories, practice announcements and general news about our membership. As a member, you are encouraged to share your news with Tucson’s physician community.
We also feature a “classifieds” page for those wanting to sell unwanted office or personal items. There is no fee for members.
Patient Referrals: We make thousands of patient referrals every year. PCMS is “the” community resource for physician information and referral. As a member you will be on our list to receive these referrals.
Collection Agency: Pima and Maricopa County Medical Societies have joined to offer our membership competitive rates on collection services through the Bureau of Medical Economics. BME has been the collection agency of choice since 1951 for hundreds of Arizona physicians and a number of major hospitals.
Group Purchasing Program: Through a cooperative venture with McKesson, one of this nation’s leading medical suppliers, we are able to provide you with significant discounts on medical supplies, pharmaceuticals (both name brand and generic) and durable medical equipment. We are saving our members between 10 and 20 percent.
PCMS Staffing Service: Favorite Healthcare Staffing, the exclusive staffing service for Pima County Medical Society, offers members preferred pricing on a full range of recruitment and staffing services. With a single call to 866-877-4512, Favorite can provide solutions to help ensure consistent staffing and quality patient care without the usual staffing headaches. You may also contact local representatives at 319-5766.
Medical Records Storage: A fantastic program that’s saving members between 30 and 300 percent on medical records storage. You can also store financial records, X-rays, etc.
Answering Service: Competitive rates and service, as well as voice mail and other options. It’s a local company, so you won’t have to deal with out-of-state services and the headaches they bring.
Disability Insurance: Physicians are finding it more and more difficult to get “good” disability insurance or even find an insurance company willing to write a policy. Don’t fret, PCMS has found a carrier interested in working with our physician organization. Through Union Central Life Insurance Co. PCMS can now offer a 15% discount off normal premium rates. Union Central’s policy provides excellent definitions of disability and it can’t be canceled plus it’s guaranteed renewable to age 65.
Long-term Care: Various levels of coverage available through Illianz Life. Offered to PCMS members, their employees, and families.
Business Announcement / Public Relations: If you’re spending valuable dollars on outside firms to help you in your PR efforts, put your money back in your pocket. We will assist you with the development of newspaper press releases or announcements about your private practice at no charge. We’ll even consult with you about other marketing efforts you may have in mind including print and electronic promotions.
General Information: At times you will have a “professional” question that cries out for a quick answer. We can usually provide an answer to your question/s immediately if you give us a call. If not, we’ll research it and report our findings to you in a short turnaround time.