Benefits

MEDICAL & LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY

    • GLMS is your local, organized voice of medicine to local, state and national government, working to educate lawmakers and encourage them to pass bills that are good for physicians and their patients. The GLMS Policy & Advocacy Team works in
      collaboration with the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) and the
      American Medical Association (AMA) when appropriate.

    • Town halls, receptions, and other GLMS programs like our award-winning Wear the White Coat experience give members the opportunity to connect with legislative leaders.

    • Committee participation provides a forum for creating improvements and solutions to important health care issues.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

    • GLMS has a rich history of improving public health by generating and sustaining viable non-profits such as the GLMS Foundation, The Healing Place, Supplies Over Seas (SOS), and Surgery on Sunday-Louisville.

    • The GLMS Foundation, the society’s charitable arm, supports local and international medical missions, medical student scholarships, and GLMS community outreach. 

    • Members encourage the next generation of physicians by hosting events that provide networking between physicians and physicians-in-training.

EDUCATION & PRACTICE SUPPORT

    • The GLMS Pictorial Roster is the top local networking and referral source for members. Each GLMS member is individually listed in this publication annually.
       
    • GLMS members are featured in the annual Fit Louisville health guide published by Louisville Magazine – a directory published and distributed to the general public.

    • GLMS works on your behalf to solve insurance payment and other practice problems. A hassle report bulletin also notifies you and your office manager of negative payer trends and works to resolve them.

    • Attend GLMS roundtable events to speak directly with decision-makers from the insurance providers and hold insurance companies accountable for their actions.

    • Save money with discounted and personalized services by approved vendors.

    • Request a House Call where experienced GLMS staff will come to your practice and meet personally with you or your staff to see what GLMS services we can offer to ease your administrative burden.

    • Get important public health notices from the Health Department sent directly to your e-mail.

    • Attend educational programs on managed care issues, medical technology challenges and changing practice dynamics.

LEADERSHIP & CAREER DEVELOPMENT

    • Keep up with the ever-changing health care environment with member-only communications.

    • Serve on a committee or a short-term task force. 

    • Get published in Louisville Medicine – a monthly magazine published by GLMS featuring articles written by members, for members. Authors are encouraged to write about medicine, hobbies, or respond to existing articles or issues with letters to the editor.

    • Feeling stressed or burned out? Take advantage of completely confidential sessions with a psychologist through the GLMS Physician Wellness Program.

CREDENTIALING

    • MedCentral makes acquiring hospital privileges easy. Members receive significant discounts on fees.

    • Let GLMS staff do the busy work of insurance provider enrollment for you. Discounts are available for members.

NETWORKING & SOCIAL EVENTS

    • Volunteer as a physician preceptor for our award-winning Wear the White Coat Experience to build important relationships with local legislative and community leaders.

    • Attend special events such as the Presidents’ Celebration, aimed at giving physicians and their families the opportunity to socialize outside the hospital.

For more information about any of these benefits, please contact our membership department at (502) 736-6362 or membership@glms.org.