Products and Services

Let’s face it, it’s not easy to be a physician anymore. Outside forces have doctors looking for ways to manage practice overhead as a means to improve the bottom line.  We understand your situation and have taken steps to help you in your every-day practice.

Take a few minutes to look over these brief descriptions of some of the programs and services we offer. Each is specially designed for our membership, and only our membership!  Please feel free to contact Dennis Carey, executive director, for more information, or if you have suggestions for products and services.

Advocacy

Working with the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) and our sister society in Maricopa County (MCMS), PCMS strives to represent our physicians in the legislature to promote positive change on their behalf and in formulating health care policy.  The Board of Directors frames the vast majority of the Society’s legislative stances; however, we do have an ad hoc Legislative Committee that sits when needed.  Members are encouraged to forward policy concerns and recommendations to BOD members or staff.   

Physician Referrals

To aid the community and help attract patients to our members, PCMS offers a telephone physician referral service to connect the patient with a physician that best meets their medical needs.  PCMS is “the” community resource for physician information and referral.  We make hundreds of patient referrals every year. As a member you are on our list for referrals.

Engaging the Medical Community

PCMS hosts social and educational events throughout the year, allowing members to network and learn from peers.  We work closely in this area with the Pima County Medical Foundation, which was founded by members several decades ago, and the PCMS Alliance, a philanthropic organization made up of member physician spouses.   

PCMS Committees

The Society offers physicians the opportunity to get more involved through a number of standing and ad hoc committees.  

Advocacy Committee (Physician and Patient)
The purpose of the Advocacy Committee is to address concerns regarding the health or healthcare of the community and the ability of physicians to practice medicine in the best interests of the citizens of Pima County. For example: the effects of policies and procedures of outside entities such as third-arty payers, hospitals, clinics and others that negatively impact the health care of the community or ability of physicians to properly treat their patients may be addressed. The committee will work educate the public and build a positive working relationship between physicians and other entities to improve patient and community health and healthcare.

Education/CME Committee
The role of the Education/CME Committee is to identify key local and national health care topics to develop relevant educational programs to PCMS members and community. The committee will work with partners and groups to coordinate and finance high-quality educational programs and events.

Legislative Committee
The Committee reviews state legislation affecting physicians and patients. Positions are recommended to the PCMS Board as needed for final approval. The Committee works in conjunction with the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) specialty societies and like-minded organizations. The Committee authors and presents Board-approved legislative resolutions (directives) to the ArMA House of Delegates at their annual meeting.

Ethics Committee
The Committee will address multiple ethical issues and situations facing physicians in the practice of medicine. It includes the obligations and relationships between physicians and patients as well as physicians with other physicians and entities.  Physicians and lay leaders, meet to discuss ethics issues and procedures. The committee’s objective is to be a citywide bioethics resource. The committee has been working with ArMA’s End-of-Life Task Force and Tucson End-of-Life Coalition to assess the state of end-of-life care in Arizona and offer practical options to improve care for patients across our state. Areas of focus include education, access to Palliative Care and legislative policy.

History Committee
Meets monthly on the second Tuesday preceding the Pima County Medical Foundation Speakers Series. Meetings start at 5:15 p.m. at the Tucson Osteopathic Foundation Conference Center.

Business Services

  • Group Purchasing Program. Through a cooperative venture with McKesson, one of this nation’s leading medical suppliers, we are able to provide members with significant discounts on medical supplies, pharmaceuticals (both name brand and generic) and durable medical equipment.
  • Collection Agency: Pima and Maricopa County Medical Societies have joined together to offer members a special program on collection services. It’s called the Bureau of Medical Economics. BME has been the collection agency of choice since 1951 for more than 700 Arizona physicians and a number of major Tucson and Phoenix hospitals.
  • Staffing Services: TTF Healthcare Search and Staffing is the firm-of-record for PCMS with specialized healthcare recruitment and staffing.  TTF has specialty placement divisions in areas such as NP/PA, Revenue Cycle, HIM and Coding, RN/LPN, Medical Assistants, Physician Front Office, Practice Management leadership, Managed Care, Allied Health, Case Management, Healthcare Accounting and IT, and more.  Their proprietary database of potential candidates includes more than 5,100 candidates in Tucson, 78,000 in Arizona and 652,000 nationwide.  They provide top talent when needed. 
  • Medical Records Storage: A fantastic program that’s saving members money on medical records storage.
  • Answering Service: Competitive rates and service, as well as voice mail and other options provided by a local company. No suffering the headaches dealing with an out-of-state services.
  • Insurance. Various types of insurance are offered through a number of PCMS affiliated firms including health, disability, long-term care, etc. Call the Society and we’ll connect you to one of our agents.
  • Practice Announcements / Public Relations. We will assist PCMS members with the distribution of member news and promote educational events through our website and e-newsletter.  
  • General Information. At times you will have a “professional” question that cries out for a quick answer. We can usually provide an answer to your question/s immediately if you give us a call. If not, we’ll research it and report our findings to you in a short turnaround time.
  • Other. We are always open to offering new and enhanced member services and benefits.  Members are urged to contact staff with suggestions, which will be researched and added if possible.

Fingerprinting Services.

Tucson Mobile Fingerprinting
 Provides quality fingerprints at a location (home or work) and time convenient for the physician
Call 780-1381 or schedule appointment at their site: www.tucsonfingerprints.com
Hours:  Contact Jennifer Valdez
Cost: $20 per card, $10 for additional card of same person
Contact Jennifer for group discounts at: tucsonmobilefingerprinting@gmail.com
Photo ID required / Must provide own card

Marksman Pistol Inst.
Provides fingerprinting Monday & Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Two locations:  5051 E. 29th St., 747-8657; 1280 W. Prince Rd, 293-1665
Cost:  $10 per card
Photo ID Required / Must provide own card

University of Arizona Police Department
1852 E. 1st Street
Tucson, AZ 85719
520.621.8273
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 8 AM ‐ 11AM
Cost & Payment: $10 per card ‐ Cash or Check only
Photo ID required / Must provide own card
Tucson Police Department
1100 S. Alvernon
520.791.4697
Hours: Wednesdays: 8 AM – 3 PM
Cost & Payment: $10 per card ‐ Cash or Check Only
Photo ID required / Must provide own card. 

Pima County Sheriff’s Department
1650 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85714
520.741.4971
Hours: Monday – Friday: 10 AM to 1:45 PM
Cost & Payment: $10 ‐ Cash Only
Photo ID required 

Pima County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Volunteers
1650 East Benson Highway, Suite A
Tucson, Arizona 85714
Hours: Monday – Friday: 10 AM ‐ 1:45 PM
First and third Saturday of each month 9:00 a.m. to noon
Excluding Holidays
Cost: $10 for the first card, $5 for each subsequent card when
purchased / printed at the same visit. Cash Only.
A Government‐issued photo ID required. 

Oro Valley Police Department
11000 N. La Canada Drive
Oro Valley, AZ
229-4900
Hours:  Tuesdays, 8-10 a.m.; Thursdays 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 per card (cash only)
A Government-issued phot ID required