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  • Encouraging a time of membership collegiality in a relaxed atmosphere, the evening is open to all members and spouses/partners. This event is held on the first Wednesday of each month, with appetizers and the first drink hosted by SCMS! Please note, the change in parking availability. Limited free parking availableFor event details or to register online for the event, click here. You may also email your RSVP to Shelly Bonforti at or call (509) 325-5010.  

  • Jeff B. Collins, MD, Awarded SCMS Physician Citizen of the Year for 2016

    Spokane, WA, January 18, 2017---The Spokane County Medical Society awarded Jeff B. Collins, MD, Physician Citizen of the Year for 2016 at their annual general membership meeting held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center on January 18, 2017. A plaque was presented by Dr. Clint Hauxwell, Immediate Past President of the Spokane County Medical Society, for Dr. Collins’ outstanding contributions to the medical profession and the community. Dr. Darryl Potyk accepted the award on behalf of Dr. Collins who was unable to attend.  Click here to read more.





President's Message

Picture of John McCarthy, MD, President of SCMS

By John McCarthy, MD | SCMS President

I am a believer in Mission Statements. Your Society’s says the following: “The Spokane County Medical Society’s Mission is to fairly and objectively serve as a guardian of community health and wellness while leading and promoting the professional practice of medicine in our region.” I hope you can read that and say, “Yes, I believe in this mission and it is worth supporting.” I reviewed it before I decided to become involved with SCMS. The mission rings true for me. Realistically, we may be entering an era when it will become even more important to “serve as a guardian.” There is potential for the dismantling of our healthcare system for our most disenfranchised and underserved people. I feel obligated to prevent this. I work at the Native Project, a community health center dedicated to serving the needs of our Native American neighbors. Over time, I have come to appreciate the social inequities that allow me to live my privileged life, while my patients lead their disenfranchised lives. It is not simply because of my hard work or some innate ability that I am in the privileged position of a physician. It is far more complex. Like all of us, my life could have evolved differently.


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Spokane County Medical Society
901 East 2nd Avenue, Suite 301
Spokane, Washington 99202

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