Welcome to the Palm Beach County Medical Society!

PBCMS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to uniting physicians to serve the common interest of the profession, developing and maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards of the medical profession, advocating the interests of physicians and their patients, and collaborating with others to improve the community’s health.

 

Widespread Influenza Activity
Influenza and influenza-like illness activity levels are high across the state in in people of all age groups. Florida is experiencing a moderately severe season with emergency department visits for influenza-like illness well above peak levels observed in previous seasons and more outbreaks reported than in previous seasons at this time. The Florida Department of Health urges you to actively identify, recommend and offer flu vaccine to patients in your clinics who have not received their 2017-18 influenza vaccinations. 
Click here for the current County Health Department Situation Report from the Florida Department of Health.

AMA Legislative Update
On February 9, 2018 the Senate and House passed a fifth continuing resolution to keep the federal government operational until March 23. The spending package, which passed with bipartisan majorities in both the Senate (71-28) and the House (245-182) included a number of health care issues of interest to medicine. Click here for Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 final vote. The AMA sent a letter urging passage of the bill. Click here to review letter. Click here for a high-level summary of several of the bill’s key health care provisions. 

 

2018 President 

Brandon Luskin, MD

Brandon J. Luskin, MD is an Orthopedic Hand Surgeon in practice in Boca Raton, FL. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from SUNY University at Buffalo in 1985 where he remained to do research with two-time Nobel Prize nominee Robert Guthrie, MD. He then attended State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse for medical school, and went on to complete his orthopedic surgery training at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, in New York City. His interest in hand and microsurgery led him back to Buffalo for a one-year fellowship at the prestigious Hand Center of Western New York. His practice in Palm Beach County largely focuses on surgery of the hand and upper extremity.  Dr. Luskin has been practicing with Orthopaedic Surgery Associates, Inc. since 1997. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. He has been a member of the Palm Beach County Medical Society since 2005 and has served as President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and Vice – President. In addition, he is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Florida Medical Association has served as a Delegate to the Florida Medical Association.Dr. Luskin maintains hospital privileges at Bethesda Health, Delray Medical Center, and Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Dr. Luskin is the proud father of two daughters, a son and is married to Julie.

(Pictured 2017 PBCMS President Shawn Baca, MD and 2018 PBCMS President Brandon Luskin, MD.)

How PBCMS Can Help You

PBCMS has been a trusted leader in addressing health care issues facing physicians since 1919. Join us today or renew your membership and get the benefits of being part of a unique organization that develops solutions for physicians.

 

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15th Annual

Palm Beach County Medical Society Services

Heroes in Medicine Awards

HEROES PLACE THE NEEDS OF OTHERS ABOVE THEMSELVES AND HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT, POSITIVE IMPACTS ON THE PEOPLE OR COMMUNITIES THEY SERVE.

Palm Beach County Medical Society Services, a nonprofit organization, is proud to be hosting its 15th Annual Heroes in Medicine Awards luncheon at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion on Friday, April 20, 2018. These prestigious awards honor people throughout Palm Beach County who use their skills and resources to provide outstanding services.  Proceeds from the event benefit Project Access, providing health care for low income, uninsured residents of Palm Beach County and other services of the Medical Society.

Hero Categories:

Physician Hero

Bruce Rendina Professional Hero

Community Organization Hero

Community Outreach/Wellness Prevention Hero

Health Care Educator Hero

Health Care Innovation Hero

Health Care Provider Hero (non-physician)

College/Medical Student Hero

High School Student Hero

Project Access Hero (MD or DO)

Questions? Email Heroes@PBCMS.org or call 561-433-3940.