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September 30, 2021


CCMS Mission:

Serve the needs of our physician members so they can better serve the needs of the community

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In this Issue

News Briefs, Member Notices & COVID-19 Updates, Events, Member Spotlights, New Circle of Friends Vendor

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News Briefs:

Foundation of CCMS “Docs & Duffers” charity golf tournament raises over $26,000: “The Foundation of CCMS recently hosted its 8th Annual “Docs and Duffers” charity golf tournament at Bonita Bay Club Naples. This fundraising event took place Sept. 18th and raised over $26,000 in net proceeds with participation from 100 golfers, 21 sponsors, and 19 volunteers.” - FCCMS

NCH Healthcare System starting elective surgeries; the hospital reinstates limited patient visitation: “The NCH Healthcare System is resuming elective surgeries Monday (9/27). In addition, the hospital system in Collier County is allowing limited patient visitation. Both moves are due to declining COVID-19 hospitalizations (...)." - Naples Daily News

CDC Statement on ACIP Booster Recommendations: “(On 9/24, the) CDC Director (...) endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in certain populations and also recommended a booster dose for those in high risk occupational and institutional settings.” - CDC | COVID-19 Vaccine Finder

In initial six weeks, Collier County schools exceeds its COVID-19 case total for all of last year: “Since the first day of school on Aug. 10, 2,065 cases have been tallied in the district's case dashboard as of Wednesday (9/22).” - Naples Daily News

Florida Gov. DeSantis Taps A New Surgeon General Who Doesn't Support Vaccine Mandates: “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced the state's next surgeon general, who falls in line with the governor's belief that vaccine mandates during the pandemic are unnecessary.” - NPR

After new surgeon general appointed, Florida revamps COVID-19 rule for schools: “(...) the Florida Dept. of Health on Wed. (9/22) issued a revised rule that gives parents more authority to decide whether children go to school after being exposed to people who have COVID-19." - Naples Daily News

A daily pill to treat COVID could be just months away, scientists say: (The medication, still in clinical trials, is) "a short-term regimen of daily pills that can fight the virus early after diagnosis and conceivably prevent symptoms from developing after exposure.” - PBS News Hour

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Member Notices:

CCMS COVID Vaccine PSA: English

CCMS COVID Vaccine PSA: Spanish

COVID-19 Resources

For a full list visit

Vaccine Resources:

- How to have crucial conversations with vaccine-hesitant patients | AMA STEPS Forward™ toolkit on adult immunization

- CCMS Physicians Care PSAs: “What did COVID-19 take from me?" English | Spanish

- Vaccine Flyers for Physician Offices: English | Spanish | Creole

- Employer Mandated Vaccinations, Sample Policy and Procedures

COVID Resources:

- Application Portal Open for New Provider Relief Funds

- CDC's latest mask guidance: An explainer for your patients

- COVID Safety Graphics for Download

Outpatient Treatment & Monoclonal Antibodies: 

- Important Updates Regarding Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics Distribution (9/17/21)

- NCH outpatient for monoclonal antibodies: More Information | Updated Order Set | Pediatric Packet (Providers who do not have NCH ordering privileges contact (239) 624-0940.)

- What's new | COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines (

- Lee Health Monoclonal Orders

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Renew Your CCMS/CCMSA Membership Today!

CCMS: The 2022 CCMS dues deadline is Dec. 31, 2021. Look for invoices to arrive in the mail soon for members who pay individually, or to practice administrators for group payment. Members and groups can also pay online at If you are enrolled in autopay and have any changes or questions, please email us or call 239-435-7727 at your earliest convenience. Thank you for renewing!

CCMS Alliance: CCMSA invites physician spouses and CCMS members to join/renew their membership in the Alliance - CCMSA President's Letter/Membership Form

Renew CCMS Membership >

Renew CCMSA Alliance Membership >

Invitation to join CCMS Committees

Invitation to join CCMS Committees

Membership in CCMS committees is open to all CCMS physician members. If you are interested in serving on any CCMS committees, including the new CCMS ad hoc Committee on Diversity, Health Equity, and Inclusion, please contact April Donahue, CCMS Executive Director / (239) 435-7727.

Review CCMS Committees >

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CCMS Physician Member Survey Results

View our responses on member physicians who are accepting new patients to help with your referral needs. Member physician who would like to be included, be sure to complete the CCMS Member Survey to help us better connect with CCMS members, and connect members with each other. The survey also offers to collect and share member cell phones with each other for those who provide permission solely for this purpose. To request a list of members who’ve given permission, contact CCMS.

View Survey responses >

Complete the CCMS Member Survey >

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CCMS Physician Wellness Program

Article of the week: "A Moment of Wellness: The Sun Will Rise Again"

Confidential, cost-free counseling/coaching sessions with the CCMS Physician Wellness Program (operating via telehealth or in-person during the COVID-19 outbreak) are open to all CCMS physician members. *Update: CCMS is extending the offer of sessions to non-member physicians during the pandemic.

Learn more / Schedule a Session >

Upcoming Events:

NOTICE: All current event dates subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CCMS Women Physicians Fall Social

Thurs., Oct. 28, 6:00PM, Seasons 52

NEW DATE! Celebrate Women in Medicine Month (observed a month late) with your CCMS women physician colleagues for an evening of conversation & refreshments. Free for CCMS women physician members & prospective women physician members.

Register >

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CCMS 64th Annual Meeting Celebration

Sat., Nov. 13, 6:30PM, Arthrex One Conference Center

Complimentary for CCMS physician members; $25 for one guest per member. Tickets not yet available to the public; check back for availability or inquire with CCMS.

Sponsor Opportunities >

RSVP by Nov. 8th >

In case you missed it: Watch CCMS Virtual Installation, (7/24) >

Partner Events:

Note: Click here for information on various CME courses available

Spiritual Leadership in a Secular Healthcare Setting: Breakfast lecture CME

Sat., Oct. 16, 8:30AM, White Mass at St. Agnes Church

Features keynote speaker Paul Hiltz, President and CEO of NCH, panel discussion with the Presidents of the 3 largest hospital systems in the region, and a blessing of the stethoscopes. Includes breakfast and 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Cost: $50

More Information > | Register >

Post-COVID Care: the Path Forward - FMA Online CME

This panel-based CME activity shares timely and relevant information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and how Florida has and continues to be affected. This course will provide a forward-looking picture of shifting health policy and clinical adaptations being made to get patients back on track to better health. 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Cost: Non-Member Price $250 / Member Price $125

Register >

CCMS Member Spotlights:

Email your news to CCMS to be included in the next issue

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Dr. Corin DeChirico authored the Naples Florida Weekly article How to keep your mind sharp as you age.

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Dr. Krystal Smith was featured in the Naples Florida Weekly article Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Feature Article:


CCMS Welcomes New Circle of Friends Vendor

CCMS is pleased to announce new CCMS Circle of Friends vendor CARE Professional Liability Association/Care Risk Retention Group.

CARE is physician-owned with 18 years of operation. CARE provides medical professional liability insurance in Florida and 45 other states. CARE is reinsured by AmTrust, which is A rated by AM Best and CARE has been assigned a Financial Stability Rating® of A Excellent by Demotech. 

CCMS Members receive a 5-10% discount as well as other value added programs including OmniSure RiskFit Membership, cybersecurity coverage, SE Healthcare's Physician Burnout Program, and others. 

Business Type: Medical Professional Liability Insurance | CARE Professional Liability Association/Care Risk Retention Group | Contact: Jason Adams, Director of Business Development | Phone: (502) 208-3898 | Web:

Classified Ads:

Concierge outpatient practice in downtown Naples seeking LPN/MA. Must have experience in taking vital signs, scheduling appointments, Cerner EMRs, performing EKGs, and phlebotomy. Candidates must be professional, team players with customer service skills. Benefits include paid holidays, PTO, 401K, and health insurance. Monday-Friday shifts. If interested, please email resume to Susan.

CCMS member home for sale: Grand Waterfront home, Royal Harbor on canal, 4900 sq ft, two stories with elevator, 2 boat lifts, exterior and interior with kitchen upgrades 2020-2021. Contact John, Morguard Management at (504) 579-4672.

Physician Assistant Student Seeking Internal Medicine Preceptor: In need of an internal medicine preceptor (MD, DO, PA, NP) who is willing to precept for one month. Available months are October-December. If interested, please contact Samantha Isabella at (239) 285-6706.

Board-certified anesthesiologist/pain medicine specialist interested in office space share. Physician with pain medicine/addiction treatment practice in Washington, D.C. looking to open office in Naples area and share space with another physician. More information at If interested, contact John Dombrowski M.D. FASA at (202) 345-1784.

Busy physician office in North Naples is seeking medical assistant who is highly skilled, motivated and experience is a plus. This is a fast paced, growing practice and candidates must be self-starter, multi-tasked and highly motivated. Please call Jennifer at (239) 591-2803.

Neighborhood Health Clinic is seeking a Part Time Database Assistant to join the Development team as an integral internal representative, working with the donor base, fundraising objectives, donor and volunteer relationships, and independent projects. Contact CDO Keith Maples at (239) 529-2264.

Naples pediatric practice seeking NP or PA for 3 to 5 days a week. Please contact CCMS if interested.

Seeking physician offices who can welcome a high school student for career learning opportunities such as shadowing, scribing, lab work, etc. If interested, please contact CCMS.

CCMS Circle of Friends Preferred Vendors:

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Lake Michigan Credit Union

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright

Attorney Linda Minck

CARE Professional Liability Association

First Citizens Bank


Leading Edge Benefit Advisors

LTCi Marketplace

Medline Industries, Inc.

Meridian Financial Group

Porter Wright

Slepcevich Financial Group

Truist Bank

Verita Wealth Advisory Group - Ameriprise Financial

VYTAL Medical Solutions

Additional member discounts


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