Santa Clara County Medical Association (SCCMA) was founded in 1876 by a small group of physicians who understood it was their duty to fight for their patients and profession. Confronted with the challenges of rampant quackery, epidemics of contagious disease, and a desperate need to establish standards for the profession, physician leaders of the time called upon their colleagues to help them form the Medical Society of the County of Santa Clara “to develop, in the highest possible degree, the scientific truths embodied in the profession.”
Today, SCCMA is a professional association representing over 4,500 physicians in all specialties, practice types, and stages of their careers with the goal of improving the physician’s ability to deliver the best care possible.
SCCMA works collaboratively with local, regional, state and federal agencies advocating for the professional practice of medicine to ensure excellence in patient care, public health and the education and well-being of patients and physicians in our community.
In addition to serving as the voice of the medical community to local and state policy-makers, SCCMA supports members’ practices through a variety of practice management resources, coding and reimbursement help, training, and up to the minute news that could affect your practice. Workshops are presented throughout the year for physicians and staff.
Through our efforts, and those of the California Medical Association, we have provided the opportunity for physicians to focus more time on treating patients and less time worrying about the hassles of practice management. Organized medicine has helped preserve the cap on awards in medical malpractice cases, otherwise known as MICRA, resulting in stabilized malpractice insurance costs in California not enjoyed in other parts of the nation.
If you are not already a member, and you are an MD or DO, please consider joining today. Our strength and influence grow with our increasing membership, so please help do your part for organized medicine today.