Community Programs

Physician Referral Service
The ACMS Physician Referral Service gives the public the opportunity to obtain information about member physicians & names of physicians in specific areas of specialty.

Peer Review/Grievance Program
The ACMS provides an opportunity for patients to voice concerns or complaints regarding member physicians. The ACMS Grievance Committee has been established to mediate between a patient and a physician & to expedite resolution of grievances.

We Care Physician Referral Network
We Care is the indigent care program of the ACMS. Through the We Care Program, area physicians, dentists & hospitals donate their services to those who have no other means of accessing medical care. This program, initiated by the ACMS, has been the model for programs in other societies throughout the state & is done in conjunction with the Alachua County Health Department and the Alachua County Board of Commissioners.

Combating Obesity for Alachua County’s Health: COACH
COACH is Alachua County’s health initiative on combating obesity. It was organized by the Alachua County Medical Society and Alliance. COACH is a public/private partnership whose mission is to reduce and prevent obesity in our county by creating healthy environments for children and adults through advocacy, education, policy development, and environmental change. The purpose of COACH is to create, support and mobilize partnerships to combat obesity among multiple entities; provide leadership and planning; and coordinate the county-wide efforts.

The COACH program and the Weekly Wellness Walks are off to a great start, and now it is time to keep the momentum going with the Second Annual Weekly Wellness Walks, beginning Saturday, January 10, 2015 and continuing each Saturday until February 28th, 8-10am at the Santa Fe College track. Click here to find out more.

Mini-Internship Program
Begun in 1983 by the ACMS, this program offers community leaders the opportunity to share a day in the life of a physician & has been adopted & endorsed by the Florida Medical Association. The Mini-Internship Program has been highly successful in opening the lines of communication between physicians & the community at large.

Robb House Museum
The Robb House, which houses the office of the ACMS, was once owned by one of the first husband & wife physician teams in Florida, Robert & Lucretia Robb. In 1981, it was purchased by the ACMS, restored & furnished with much of the original furniture & medical equipment used by the Robbs.

Also contained in the house are medical museum areas featuring the largest collection of medical equipment & memorabilia in Florida. The museum is visited by school groups, historic societies, juvenile correction groups, medical students & residents. It is listed in the national Medical Museums Association directory, as the only medical museum in Florida.