Who We Are

Alachua County Medical Society (ACMS)

The Alachua County Medical Society (ACMS), is a professional and scientific organization representing the physicians in our area – practicing, retired, medical residents and medical school students in Alachua, Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist Counties. The ACMS is the local affiliate of the Florida Medical Association (FMA) and the American Medical Association (AMA).

Membership in the ACMS supports quality medical care for every resident in Alachua County through our We Care Physician Referral Network program, a community-based initiative that coordinates volunteer physicians, dentists, hospitals and ancillary providers to meet the medical and dental needs of uninsured and underserved residents in the area.

The ACMS advocates for our physician membership through legislative resolutions proposed at the annual FMA meetings – where initiatives are discussed, vetted and voted on before moving forward for proposal to the Florida Legislature and Senate. We encourage an active participation in organized medicine and the future of the medical profession.

Membership in the Alachua County Medical Society and the Florida Medical Association is open to MDs & DOs holding medical licenses in the state of Florida.

ACMS Board of Directors:

Carl A. Dragstedt, DOPresident
Christopher Balamucki, MDVice President
Brittany S. Bruggeman, MDSecretary / Treasurer
Mathew F. Ryan, MD, PhD1stPast President
Matheen Khuddus, MD2ndPast President

Board Members-at-Large:

Carolyn G. Carter, MD
John Colon, MD
Rizwana Fareeduddin, MD
Gary Gillette, MD
Norman S. Levy, MD, PhD 
Charles E. Riggs, Jr., MD
Eric Rosenberg, MD
Robert A. Skidmore, MD
Althea Tyndall-Smith, MD
David E. Winchester, MD

Board Advisory Members

Mary Clarke Grooms, MD
Christopher R. Cogle, MD 
Jennifer K. Light, MD
Jesse A. Lipnick, MD
Michael J. Lukowski, MD
Gerold L. Schiebler, MD
Bruce K. Stechmiller, MD
Ann Weber, MD

Faraz Afridi, MD,
UF Resident Physician

Riley Bohan,
UF Medical Student Rep.

E. Scott Medley, MD
Editor of Publications

Jackie Owens
Executive Vice President

Blanca Millsaps
Graphic Design

We Care Physicians Referral Clinic

Tony Campo, Director – We Care
Melissa Laliberte,Asst. Director – We Care