Enhancing Healthcare Excellence in Okaloosa County
Exceptional Medical Care and Emerald Waters
Nestled off the pristine waters of the Gulf, Okaloosa County physicians and residents alike benefit from a thriving healthcare ecosystem amidst the breathtaking beauty of Florida’s Emerald Coast. This thriving coastal locale encompasses a string of charming towns like Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Niceville, which feature not only stunning beaches but also a network of specialized healthcare facilities. From the esteemed North Okaloosa Medical Center to the advanced Okaloosa Medical Center and Crestview Hospital Florida, this county boasts a comprehensive network of cutting-edge resources to provide superior healthcare. At the heart of this robust healthcare network, Emerald Coast Medical Association stands as a dedicated support system, empowering physicians and fostering excellence in medical care throughout Okaloosa County.
Expanding to Support the Needs of Okaloosa County Physicians
Emerald Coast Medical Association (ECMA) traces its roots back to Bay County, where it first emerged as the Bays Medical Society in 1948. With a steadfast commitment to empowering physicians and promoting the highest quality patient care, the organization quickly gained recognition. As the medical landscape evolved and the surrounding areas experienced significant growth, ECMA recognized the need to expand its support and services beyond Bay County. In 2014, the society evolved into the Emerald Coast Medical Association, extending its reach to include the dedicated medical communities of Okaloosa County. With a deep understanding of the complexities physicians face in navigating patient care, ECMA has continually provided invaluable resources, support, and networking opportunities to physicians in Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton, and beyond. In an ever-changing healthcare environment, ECMA’s comprehensive membership benefits offer immense value to local practices, enabling providers to focus on delivering the best and most up-to-date treatments to their patients.
Our Most Valuable Membership Benefits
Physician Education Resources and CME Events
In the ever-changing landscape of healthcare, staying informed and up-to-date is vital for physicians. At ECMA, we understand the importance of keeping abreast of emerging clinical practices and practice management trends. That’s why we offer a diverse range of physician education resources designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the dynamic healthcare environment. Our comprehensive offerings include critical updates, CME courses, and access to valuable insights on the latest medical advancements.
CME Beach: Networking, Education, and Inspiration in Okaloosa County
One of our most highly anticipated events, CME Beach, takes place annually in the beautiful Destin, located in Okaloosa County. Set against the stunning backdrop of The Henderson resort, CME Beach provides a unique setting for physician networking, education, and enjoyment. Join fellow medical professionals from across the Gulf Coast as we gather for unparalleled networking opportunities and engaging educational sessions. The event also offers the added benefit of earning valuable CME credits, further enhancing your professional growth.
Comprehensive Group Health Plans for Long-term Security
In the realm of physician-owned practices, the significance of employee benefits in attracting and retaining top-quality staff cannot be overstated. For over four decades, Emerald Coast Medical Association (ECMA) has been at the forefront of empowering practices to provide exceptional employee benefits. Through our esteemed risk pool health insurance coop plan in collaboration with Florida Blue, your practice can benefit from shared risk with fellow participating physician members, resulting in remarkable rate stability. Our expansive range of large group health plans is known for their competitiveness within the state, while our customizable benefits portfolio ensures a tailored approach that aligns with your practice’s unique needs. With our dedicated insurance specialist’s service and support team, any queries or concerns you may have are promptly addressed. As a member of ECMA, this comprehensive suite of benefits and services is readily available to you. Rest assured that by partnering with us, you receive exceptional value for your employee benefits investment, empowering your practice’s growth. Reach out to us today to discover how we can further enhance your practice’s journey.
Cost-Saving Medical Malpractice Insurance for Members
In our unwavering support of local medical practices and solo practitioners, we are delighted to present an exceptional option for medical malpractice insurance in Florida. The Emerald Coast Medical Association takes great pride in offering the esteemed Emerald Coast Medical Association Medical Malpractice Program with Medical Protective. Designed to help our members save significantly on medical malpractice insurance premiums, this program has garnered remarkable success since its inception in 2015, attracting over 100 doctor participants. The program’s strength lies in its collective power, as members unite to generate approximately $350,000 in cumulative savings on medical malpractice insurance premiums. At Emerald Coast Medical Association, we continually strive to discover innovative means of assisting our members in saving costs, and this program stands as a shining testament to our commitment. We wholeheartedly encourage all our members to seize the opportunity presented by this unique program and experience the substantial savings firsthand.
Become a Member in Okaloosa County Today!
Whether you are starting a medical practice in Okaloosa County or have been practicing in the region for several years, we are dedicated to providing unwavering support. As a valued member of the Emerald Coast Medical Association, you will have the opportunity to actively engage in our advocacy efforts at the local level, shaping our initiatives to best serve and empower your practice. Furthermore, membership grants you access to a wide array of association benefits, including practice-related insurance coverage, cutting-edge continuing education opportunities, and significant cost savings. In addition, you will have the chance to network with fellow physician members during our regular meetings and events, fostering connections and gaining insights across a broad range of topics. By joining the Emerald Coast Medical Association, you are making an investment in your career and future success. Embrace the opportunity to become part of something bigger by joining us today!
The Emerald Coast Medical Association strives to provide superior member benefits. By joining, you will gain access to cutting edge continuing medical education, top medical malpractice & cyber liability insurance plans, and a comprehensive group health plan. Our board also continually advocates at the local, State, and Federal level all with a goal to support our physician members with a desire to excel.
Members are invited to the New Member recognition meeting annually, multiple hot topics meetings to better inform our members and networking social events.
We serve as a community resource for connecting patients and physicians. We are a conduit of information for physicians in a rapidly changing medical environment.