IMPROVING THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY THROUGH KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
The Arapahoe-Douglas-Elbert Medical Society (ADEMS), founded in 1890, is an association of South Metro physicians which are “unified in promoting the science, art and business of medicine, the betterment of public health, the education and welfare of medical professionals and of the people served by our physicians.”
ADEMS serves as an advocate to its approximately 1,000 physician members living and working in our counties. ADEMS is not for profit and is a component organization of the Colorado Medical Society. ADEMS proudly partners with the six area hospitals and one medical school in our catchment area to coordinate and develop educational and social programs for the physicians.
With frequent publications and programs advocating available resources, ADEMS helps physicians navigate through the rapidly evolving practice environment and the ever changing requirements in the practice of medicine.
Significant Financial Savings
Save an average of 10% on your Professional Liability Insurance premium through COPIC Insurance company with your combined state dues.
Effective Communication Tools
Stay informed with timely information sent to you via emails and our regularly published newsletter. Our newsletter provides the membership with informative news articles, meeting notices, and current medical news you and your practice can use.
Patient Referral Service
The South Metro area is experiencing tremendous growth and new residents call the ADEMS to help them find a new doctor. They learn about our referral service through the Yellow Pages, the Department of Health, and various social agencies. Patients are referred to physicians on a rotating basis according to the patients' preferred location, unless the physician member opted out of this service.
Monthly Educational Seminars
As a member benefit, you are provided with several opportunities throughout the year to attend meetings on topics essential to the business of practicing medicine in today’s world. Meetings provide a forum for physicians to express ideas and concerns with their peers.
Representation within Medicine - The interests of all ADEMS physicians are represented by our physician leadership seated at the CMS Board of Directors.
Representation on behalf of Medicine
ADEMS works closely with CMS to ensure physicians are being represented in both the state and national legislative arenas. Participate on ADEMS and CMS councils and committees, and as a key contact with your state and/or national legislators.
Arapahoe-Douglas-Elbert Medical Managers assistance
While the ADEMMA group itself has since sunset, ADEMS now includes practice managers in all of our quarterly educational programs for ADEMS members'. Encouraging your staff to participate in these programs will ultimately benefit the physician practice.
As the sponsoring body, ADEMS encourages all members to participate in this exceptionally fine program that provides care for the underinsured and the medically indigent. Call 303-730-1313 for more information on the program.
CO-Power Purchasing Program
Discount on supplies you frequently purchase. Savings on average of 12%-15% through our affiliation with COPIC.
Meeting Room Availability
The conference room in the ADEMS building, which accommodates up to 20 people, may be available to members.
Meet & Greet Events
ADEMS hosts a few social events each year including a legislative, family social and our popular Annual Physician Meed and greet at Glenmoor C.C. This event is geared toward physicians only and is our most well attended event. The intention is to provide physicians a way to engage with new physician specialties and hospital administration in our catchment area in a social environment. This RSVP only event is very popular and typically brings 175-200 attendees each year.
Vehicle Lease/Purchase Discounts
ADEMS will put you in touch with a broker who will negotiate the purchase or lease of a new vehicle for you, or provide counsel on how to proceed on your own.