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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.  

  • Call now to schedule an appointment 24hrs/365 days
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    The Spokane County Medical Society Foundation Wellness Program is designed to address the barriers that typically prevent physicians and physician assistants from getting the help they need. The program provides counseling and coaching services that are tailored to individual needs: it is quickly accessible at the convenience of the physician/PA, confidential, free for members, private and minimally constrained by record-keeping. read more

  • 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.





  • The 2017 Spokane Medical Humanities Committee Essay Competition

    The Medical Humanities Committee is now accepting submissions from Spokane-based residents, medical students and community physicians for its annual Spokane Essay Contest. A generous contribution from the Shikany Endowment has led to the establishment of an annual essay contest entitled “On Being a Physician”, with a $500 prize. The purpose of the essay is to encourage Spokane-based residents, medical students and physicians to reflect on how interactions with patients have led to personal growth as a physician.  For rules, regulations and additional information, Physicians click here and Resident/Medical Students click here.




President's Message

Picture of John McCarthy, MD, President of SCMS

By John McCarthy, MD | SCMS President

As I prepare to take over the reins of the County Medical Society leadership role, I am impressed with the practicing Spokane area physicians who preceded me in this role. They have been leaders in our community as well as in their respective specialties. Most of you will recognize some of these past medical society president names. Tellingly, the first name on the list is this year’s Physician Citizen of the Year, 20 years after his presidency, Jeff Collins. (Jeff Collins – 1994, Dr. Philip Werschler – 1996, Dr. Michael Ring – 1997, Dr. Bryan Fuhs – 1999, Dr. Rodney Trytko – 2000, Dr. Deborah Harper – 2001, Dr. L. Elizabeth Peterson – 2002, Dr. Thomas “Nick” Fairchild – 2006, Dr. Brian Seppi – 2007, Dr. Jeffrey O’Connor – 2008, Dr. J. Courtney Clyde – 2009, Dr. Gary Knox – 2010, Dr. Bradley Pope – 2011, Dr. Anne Oakley – 2013, Dr. David Bare – 2014, Dr. Matt Hollon – 2015, and Dr. Clint Hauxwell.) They have helped advance our local and state healthcare systems to achieve higher levels. Their engagement in the community and with SCMS has helped to make Spokane the vibrant healthcare community which it is.


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

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