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Welcome to the Central Oregon Medical Society's 71st Anniversary Year

The Central Oregon Medical Society was founded 1947 [71 years old this year] and is the 5th largest of 28 medical societies in Oregon in number of Delegates to the Oregon Medical Association.

Membership for Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners includes: 

  • Best opportunity in Central Oregon to socialize with your colleagues and their families
  • Up to 8 free counselling sessions for stress prevention, disappointment management, and, as needed, more serious psychological challenges 
  • Discussion of major healthcare issues and medical administration topics by distinguished speakers
  • 6 events for 2018 (see Events >>> )
  • Dinners (with no-host bar) at all meetings
  • Spouses included - free for 1st year members and prior members returning after 3 years, 1/2 price ($100) for 2nd year members
  • Children's Program (childcare) at most meetings
  • Summer family event at Awbrey Glen Golf Club (picnic, pool, fitness center, golf, BBQ, speaker, childcare)
  • Holiday party (End-of-Year Celebration) with Tate-&-Tate catering, DJ, dancing, childcare, and program.
  • Full access to COMS websiite that includes local medicopolitical news and hot topics like healthcare professional wellness, latest medical advances in Central Oregon, national healthcare reform, opioid overdose epidemic, sports medicine controversies, overtreatment, complementary/alternative medicine, homicides/suicides/guns, and a library of miscellaneously related information

Membership Fees for 2018-2019

  • New Members, 1st year and Prior Members returning after 3 years: $150 for both member and spouse
  • Returning Members: $175 without spouse or $275 for member and spouse
  • $25 discounts available for groups signing up members
  • Childcare provided at most meetings

      Click  here  to join ("register an account")

2018 Directors

  • Matthew Eschelbach, DO, President
  • Ripdeep Mangat, MD, Immediate Past President
  • Fran McCabe, MD, OMA Trustee
  • Osvaldo Schirripa, MD
  • Linda Leffel, MD
  • Jeff Holmboe, MD
  • Eric Dildine, PA
  • Michael Mastrangelo, MD, Oregon Medical Board

Be Heard
Prevent Burnout
Help Your Colleagues
Access Help for Yourself
                     and Your Family

Upcoming Events

Physician Well-Being Conference

Friday May 4th

The Foundation For Medical Excellence in cooperation withthe Oregon Medical Association presents Physician Well-Being Conference.


TBA

Wednesday May 9th


Float the River

Saturday Jul 21st


Sports & Parents with John O'Sullivan, MD, Author

Wednesday Sep 12th


Local Medical Achievements & Highlights

Wednesday Oct 10th

This year's Central Oregon healthcare breakthroughs will be presented by their breakthrougher.


Pumpkin Patch Family Event

Saturday Oct 27th


Latest News

Benzodiazepine Use Disorder Contributes to Opioid Epidemic

A quiet drug problem among older adults, Despite warnings of overdose from experts, prescriptions continue for common anti-anxiety and sleep medications.BY PAULA SPAN • NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | reprinted in The Bulletin, March 30, 2018At first, the pills helped her feel so much better. Jessica Falstein, an artist living in Manhattan, learned she had an anxiety disorder in 1992. It led to panic attacks, a racing pulse, sleeplessness. “Whenever there was too much stress, the anxiety would become almost intolerable, like acid in the veins,” she recalled. When a psychopharmacologist prescribed the drug Klonopin, everything brightened. “It just leveled me out,” Falstein said. “I had more energy. And it helped me sleep, which I was desperate for.”Click here to read the report.