The King County Medical Society is dedicated to supporting its members in delivering the best care, championing the public welfare and promoting the highest levels of professionalism and ethics. The KCMS serves as a strong collective voice representing the interests and priorities of physicians practicing in King County.
Member services include:
The KCMS Roster
Our widely used member directory contains profile, contact and other information useful for referral and communication. The Roster has a distribution of approximately 8,000, including non-member physicians, hospitals, clinics, and other health-related organizations in King and surrounding counties.
The Bulletin is our popular bimonthly journal containing original articles, news and commentary for members and their office staff.
New Patient Referrals
Our Physician Referral Service, available to the public via telephone and the KCMS website, helps local residents find physicians throughout the county. Society staff offers help to the public in accessing community resources, and answering physician-related questions. Visitors to our website can also locate members through our Find a Physician search tool.
Mediation & Issue Resolution
With the goals of preserving relationships and avoiding recourse to more adversarial pathways, the Society’s Grievance Committee handles complaints and sensitive issues put forward by members, their patients, and others.
Various councils and committees assist in carrying out the goals and objectives of the Society. Participation on KCMS’ committees, provides the opportunity to network, learn about and address issues of concern to members, and make contributions toward realizing the Society’s goals and objectives.
Advocacy and Support
In addition to its significant voice in the Washington State Medical Association’s House of Delegates, the KCMS represents the interests of members through involvement with many organizations. The Society also provides letters of support on matters of importance to our members.
KCMS executive staff represents the Society at a number venues, which include:
- Domestic Violence Initiative
- KCBA Drug Project
- King County Healthcare Coalition
- Project Access
- Public Health Ambulatory Care
- Public Health Reserve Corps
- Puget Sound Health Alliance
- Regional Law, Safety, Justice Coalition
- Working for Health Coalition
- WSHA Ed Overcrowding / Specialist Support Group
- WSMA Interspecialty Council
- Click here to view of list of KCMS members who provided specialty care and services to the uninsured and underinsured population in Seattle/King County through Project Access Northwest.
Meeting & Conference Support
KCMS staff assists members with scheduling meeting rooms and support services for events conducted at the KCMS building.