The Escambia County Medical Society in Conjunction with Santa Rosa County [ECMS] is a local professional association of medical doctors and doctors of osteopathy (M.D.s & D.O.s), that addresses political, social and economic issues concerning the level and delivery of healthcare for patients and physicians. Started in 1873, the non-profit ECMS represents approximately 400+ physicians living or working in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties of Northwest Florida. The ECMS supports the Florida Medical Association (FMA) and the American Medical Association (AMA).

The staff of the business office fulfills the instructions of its board of directors to communicate, organize and facilitate the organization of quality healthcare and related issues for this area. Through the efforts of organized medicine, the goal is that all citizens of our community will enjoy quality healthcare. Contact the board of directors through the ECMS office, by calling 850-478-0706 or by email.

ECMS In the Community

Important goals for this membership organization is to function as the champions of healthcare, by:

  • Nurturing all physicians to seek self-improvement, leadership abilities and volunteer opportunities within our community and state
  • Serving as advocates for patients by encouraging physicians to pursue high standards in medical care, education and ethics
  • Promoting access to quality healthcare for all citizens in the local community, regardless of ability to pay for such services
  • Promoting the unity, harmony and welfare of the medical profession

Mission: Advancing physicians’ practice of medicine in our community.

Tradition – Honoring the history of medical care in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Service – Serving the needs of our community through the service  of our members in the practice of medicine.

Leadership – Meeting the challenges of the future and safeguarding our community's  health through organized collaboration on the local, state, and national level.