Who We Are

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:

Matthew F. Ryan, MD, PhD
Carl A. Dragstedt, DO
Vice President
Ann Tong, MD
Matheen A. Khuddus, MD
1st Past President
David E. Winchester, MD, FACC
2nd Past President

Board Members-at-Large:

Payam Chini, MD
John Colon, MD
Mary Clark Grooms, MD
Allison Grow, MD
Ronald M. Jones, Jr., MD
Norman S. Levy, MD, PhD
Eduardo Marichal, MD
Harry Meisenbach, MD
Ki Park, MD
Charles E. Riggs, Jr., MD, FACP
Eric Rosenberg, MD
Robert A. Skidmore, MD

Board Advisory Members

Carolyn G. Carter, MD
Christopher R. Cogle, MD
Timothy C. Flynn, MD
Jennifer K. Light, MD
Jesse A. Lipnick, MD
Michael J. Lukowski, MD
Gerold L. Schiebler, MD
Dale L. Taylor, MD
Ann Weber, MD
Bruce K. Stechmiller, MD, We Care Medical Director Advisory Member
Brittany S. Bruggeman, MD, UF Resident Physician Representative
Faraz Afridi, MD, NFRMC Resident Physician Representative
Mallory LeBlanc, UF Medical Student Representative

Executive Editor of Publications:

E. Scott Medley, MD

We Care Director:

Tony Campo
Melissa Laliberte, Assistant Director

Executive Vice President:

Jackie Owens