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April 21, 2017


Dear Colleague:

CSMS de-unifies with FCMA:  Last week, we notified you there was a possibility the Connecticut State Medical Society may separate itself from the Fairfield County Medical Association.  Despite our strong concerted effort to remain unified with CSMS, the state society voted to disassociate with FCMA.  The decision to disassociate occurred despite the best efforts of FCMA representatives to explain that the county remained solidly unified by requiring concurrent membership in the state vis-à-vis a board policy.

What does this disconnection mean for you?
  Although disappointing personally and as an organization, your FCMA board is more committed than ever to continuing its leadership with respect to advocating for you and your patients.  We will continue to work cooperatively with all of organized medicine, including the specialty societies, as it pertains to you and your patients' needs.  With your continued support, we expect to accomplish even more on your behalf, in an effort to reestablish our guardianship of healthcare.  From a technical standpoint, you now have the ability to participate in the medical associations of your choice. 

What will be the relationship between FCMA and CSMS?  FCMA has always been a separate and distinct organization with its own board and treasury.  FCMA remains obligated to its members to work proactively through lobbying efforts, community engagements and educational programs, aimed at the advancement of patient care and the development of thriving (not surviving) medical practices.  FCMA will continue to cooperate with CSMS for the betterment of physicians and their patients. 

Going forward:  FCMA’s board is committed more than ever to help you succeed.  In the months ahead, you can expect to receive fresh approaches for even stronger advocacy and more meaningful products and services.

As always, feel free to contact me at or 203-778-8326 or our executive director, Mark Thompson, at or 203-513-2045.  We are here for you, your staff and your patients.


Randy Trowbridge, MD

P.S. If interested in the legal opinion of FCMA's general counsel concerning this matter, click here to read the document.  Pages 5 through 8 pertaining to the demonstrated bias against FCMA have been redacted.  Call our executive director, Mark Thompson, should you have any questions or concerns.

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