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Florida Medical Association highlights charitable work with ‘FMA Cares’

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Florida’s largest medical trade group is showing just how much the state’s doctors care about their friends, neighbors, and fellow residents.

The Florida Medical Association, which represents more than 20,000 physicians statewide, today unveiled “FMA Cares,” a new initiative highlighting how medical professionals give back to local communities.

FMA Cares will feature a series of videos and stories about medical professionals who make a difference in their neighborhoods.

The first ad introduces FMA member and Tallahassee orthopedic surgeon Andrew Borom, who provided care to Army Sgt. Luke Murphy during his rehabilitation.

When red tape prevented an Iraq War veteran the medical care he needed, Borom went the extra mile and volunteered treatment.

“It’s amazing how the simple act of doing the right thing can lead to so much more,” Borom said.

The video is available here.

“For many physicians, practicing medicine is more than a professional endeavor,” said FMA President Alan Pillersdorf. “Doctors across Florida give back to their local communities through humanitarian and charitable medical work that connects people with the care they need to live healthier lives.”

“Through FMACares.org, we will tell the stories of physicians like Dr. Borom,” said FMA Executive Vice President Tim Stapleton. “Every day across Florida, these doctors change lives through their acts of kindness and generosity.”

FMA is calling on its membership to send stories of what they are doing in local communities, by either email with a brief description of the humanitarian/charitable medical work to communications@flmedical.org or entering information online.

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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