Medical & Legislative Advocacy

  • There is strength in numbers and GLMS is your local, organized voice of medicine to local, state and national government, working to educate lawmakers and encourage them to pass bills that are good for physicians and their patients. The GLMS Policy & Advocacy Team works in collaboration with the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) when appropriate.
  • Town halls and meet & greets give GLMS members the opportunity to connect with legislative leaders.
  • Committee participation provides a forum for creating improvements and solutions to important health care issues such as EMS and diversion problems, transition of care procedures and end of life care documents.

Social Responsibility

  • GLMS has a rich history of improving public health by generating and sustaining viable non-profits such as the GLMS Foundation, The Healing Place, Supplies Over Seas (SOS), and Surgery on Sunday-Louisville.
  • GLMS supports public health programs such as Pulse of Surgery and Body World Vital.
  • Vital Signs, a free patient publication, is provided to GLMS members four times each year with a focus on various health topics. This is a free, digital publication can be forwarded to patients or post on your website to fulfill the education requirement for meaningful use.
  • The GLMS Foundation, the society’s charitable arm, supports local and international medical missions, medical student scholarships, and preservation of the Old Medical School Building.
  • Members encourage the next generation of physicians by hosting events that provide networking between physicians and physicians-in-training, providing UofL medical students’ first white coats, and offering business education to residents through a partnership with UofL’s Residents in Business program.

Education & Practice Support

  • Find other physicians and be found by colleagues in the #1 independent networking and referral source – the GLMS Annual Pictorial Roster. Members receive the roster in print as well as access to the digital version online.
  • You will be listed by specialty in the annual Fit Louisville health guide published by Louisville Magazine – the directory for the general public.
  • Get help getting paid by utilizing the online Hassle Report button. GLMS staff go to work for you solving insurance payment and other practice problems. A hassle report bulletin also notifies you and your office manager of negative payer trends and works to resolve them.
  • Attend GLMS town hall events to speak directly with decision-makers from the insurance providers. We hold insurance companies accountable for their actions!
  • Save money with discounted and personalized services by approved vendors, such as credit card processing, insurance and collections.
  • Request a House Call where experienced GLMS staff will provide assistance to you or your office staff with a number of practice issues. Call the hotline at (502) 736-6350.
  • Get important public health notices from the Health Department sent directly to your e-mail.
  • Attend educational programs on managed care issues, medical technology challenges and changing practice dynamics.

Leadership & Career Development

  • Keep up with the health care scene with subscriptions to monthly publications – Louisville Medicine, President’s eVoice and GLMS News, as well as physician alert e-mails and website notifications.
  • Serve on a committee or a short-term task force. 
  • Get published in Louisville Medicine. Members are encouraged to write about medicine, hobbies, or respond to existing articles or issues with letters to the editor.
  • Attend Focus Louisville or other leadership seminars.
  • CME tracking is less of a headache using the centralized tracker. Sign in to see yours.
  • Feeling stressed or burned out? Take advantage of completely confidential sessions with a psychologist through the GLMS Physician Wellness Program. 


  • MedCentral makes acquiring hospital privileges easy. Members receive significant discounts on fees.
  • Let GLMS staff do the busy work of insurance provider enrollment for you. Discounts are available for members.

Networking & Social Events

  • Volunteer as a physician preceptor for Wear the White Coat to build important relationships with local legislative and community leaders.
  • Attend special events such as the Presidents’ Celebration, aimed at giving physicians and their families the opportunity to socialize outside the hospital.

For more information about any of these benefits, please contact our membership department at (502) 736-6362 or