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Established in 1906, and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Southern Medical Association is a non-profit, physician-led, multispecialty medical association committed to promoting the health of patients through physician advocacy and a culture of leadership which enhances professional development. SMA is dedicated to promoting and supporting physicians as leaders within the healthcare delivery and reform movements. Physicians are the ultimate patient advocate and have a deep commitment to their patients’ health, well-being, and safety. SMA supports physicians with informational and educational programs as tools to allow physicians to articulate and advocate for their profession and their patients.

What About Those EHRs?

Modern electronic health records (EHRs) are widely used in US health care, with nearly 80% of office-based physicians currently using […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  Now that it is October, events are being held around the world to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2015. […]

ICD-10 Begins

ICD-10 begins………let us hear your thoughts, feelings, expectations and experiences regarding how its implementation has impacted you! Looking forward to […]



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Our Mission: The Southern Medical Association promotes the health of patients through advocacy, leadership, education, and service.