The Orange County Medical Society has joined forces with its counterpart in Seminole County to create the Physicians Society of Central Florida, the groups announced. The two will officially unify into one organization on Sept. 1.
The societies have been hosting “Unified Organization Listening Tours” across the region to bring together member and non-member physicians, private practice or employed.
The union will add 200 members to Orange County Medical Society’s existing 600.
Fraser Cobb, executive director of Orange County Medical Society, said the union will help the society to extend its reach to Osceola County, which doesn’t have a medical society and is rapidly growing.
The larger group will also make it easier to strike partnerships with accounting firms, attorneys, electronic health record companies and finance groups to create programs and services for doctors, Cobb said. And it will help create a stronger political action committee for the organization.
“We have to be active locally,” said Cobb. “Our goal is to establish relationships with politicians earlier in their careers.”