Bay County Medical Care Facility Networks and Beautiful Beaches
When most people think of Bay County, they are likely to envision the white sandy shores and family-friendly atmosphere. This fast-growing community is much more than home to the most beautiful beaches in Florida. A sprawling and vibrant area, Bay County encompasses numerous towns, including renowned vacation destination Panama City Beach, Laguna Beach, inland Panama City, Lynn Haven, Callaway, Springfield, Parker, Mexico Beach, and Pretty Bayou. With a population of over 180,000 and growing, Bay County is also home to a thriving medical community. The two leading hospital facilities, Ascension Sacred Heart Bay and HCA Gulf Coast Hospital in Panama City, FL, boast an extensive network of healthcare professionals offering first-rate patient care across a wide service area. These coastal cities in northwest Florida provide an excellent opportunity to practice medicine in a stunning locale amongst highly-skilled medical experts.
Taking Care of Panama City Physicians Since 1948
Bay County is where Emerald Coast Medical Association first began organizing under its mission of “Empowering Physicians to Promote the Highest Quality Patient Care.” Since 1948 as the then Bays Medical Society, our team has provided unique resources, support, and networking opportunities to the physicians of Panama City and the surrounding areas. In an ever-changing medical landscape, navigating the nuances of patient care has become even more complex. Our comprehensive membership benefits present tremendous value to local practices, allowing providers to focus on offering their patients the best and most up-to-date treatment.
Our Most Valuable Membership Benefits
Physician Education Resources and CME Events
It’s difficult to understate the importance of keeping up with the latest medical updates and trends within the healthcare environment. That’s why we offer a range of physician education resources, including critical updates and CME courses on emerging clinical practice and practice management trends. With our medical education resources, you can stay current with the latest developments in your field and ensure that you’re providing the best possible care for your patients. We also host our popular annual CME Beach event, which attracts medical professionals from all over the gulf coast for a unique networking and educational sessions with opportunities to earn CME credits. We work with leading organizations like the Florida Medical Association to ensure we offer the resources needed to stay at the forefront of your field.
Comprehensive Group Health Plans for Longterm Security
As a physician-owned practice, you know that employee benefits are important to attracting and retaining quality staff. For over four decades, Emerald Coast Medical Association has been helping practices provide employee benefits through our risk pool health insurance coop plan with Florida Blue. The program allows your practice to share in the risk with all other participating physician members, which has resulted in exceptional rate stability. Our large group health plans are some of the most competitive in the state, and our customizable benefits portfolio allows you to tailor a plan that meets the needs of your practice. You can count on our insurance specialist’s dedicated service and support team to answer any questions you may have, and all of this is available to you as a member of Emerald Coast Medical Association. When you partner with us, you can be confident that you’re getting the best possible value for your employee benefits dollar. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you grow your practice.
Cost-Saving Medical Malpractice Insurance for Members
As staunch advocates for our local medical practices and solo practitioners, we take pride in offering one of the most outstanding options for medical malpractice insurance in Florida. The Emerald Coast Medical Association Medical Malpractice Program with Medical Protective is a program offered to save our members money on medical malpractice insurance premiums. The program was started back in 2015 and now has over 100 doctor participants. The strength of the program is in the numbers, with members coming together to save approximately $350,000 in medical malpractice insurance premiums. At Emerald Coast Medical Association, we are always looking for new ways to help our members save money, and this program is just one example of how we are able to accomplish that. We encourage all of our members to take advantage of this unique program and see the savings for themselves.
Become a Member in Bay County Today!
Whether you are starting medical practice in Bay County or have been practicing in the panhandle for many years, we are here to support you. As a member of the Emerald Coast Medical Association, you’ll have a chance to take part in the organization’s advocacy efforts at the local level and shape the work that we do so that it empowers your practice. You’ll also be able to enjoy the many association benefits, including practice-related insurance, cutting-edge continued education opportunities, and cost savings. In addition, membership opens the door to networking events with our other physician members, where you can learn about a broad range of topics through our regular meetings. Partnering with Emerald Coast Medical Association is an investment in your career and your future. Join today and become part of something bigger!