November 17, 2003
Florida Medical Directors Association Announces Gambone as its New
West Palm Beach, Fla. - The Florida Medical Directors
Association (FMDA) is pleased to announce that Victor Gambone, MD,
FACP, CMD, was installed as the organization's president during its
recently-held, 12th Annual Program in October.
Dr. Gambone is a well-respected physician with decades of long-term
care experience. He is currently the medical director for numerous
extended care facilities in Largo, Clearwater, and Dunedin, Fla.
He earned his medical degree from
Pennsylvania State University in 1975 and completed an Internal
Medicine Residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr.
Gambone is a Diplomate in Internal Medicine, Diplomate in Geriatric
Medicine, Diplomate in the Specialty of Quality Assurance and
Utilization Review, and a Certified Medical Director.
Dr. Gambone takes over the presidency of
FMDA as it reaches its highest membership totals ever. This is a trend
he hopes to continue.
"The more professionals involved in FMDA, the better it is for our
patients, our members and health care in the state of Florida,"
Gambone said. "It provides a unique opportunity for us to exchange
information and ideas, support our profession and share innovative
Dr. Gambone said the organization will
continue to keep a close watch on the state Legislature and the
Governor's office in order to ensure that legislation does not
negatively affect the ability of medical directors to do their job.
"Over-regulation can lead to the closing of quality long-term care
facilities," he said. "FMDA takes it responsibilities in this area
seriously. We will continue to work hard to protect the interests of
members and our patients."
FMDA will continue to communicate with its membership through the
group's newsletter Progress Report, as well as its Web site,
www.fmda.org. Dr. Gambone said he
hopes the Web site will be an expanding source of information for FMDA
members. He pointed to such sections as "Coding Corner," and the
inclusion of links that allow members to contact their legislators, as
examples of ways FMDA is using technology to make things easy for its
"Our dues are still among the lowest in the country, and I think that
has helped the organization to be inclusive," Gambone said. "At the
same time, we've been successful at making sure we provide more bang
for your buck. We have one of the largest educational conferences of
its kind in the country and we do positive things for our membership
each and every day. I'm proud to help continue the standard of
excellence that has been set by those before me."
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The Florida Medical Directors Association represents
nearly 250 medical directors, attending physicians, physician
assistants, and advanced registered nurse practitioners in Florida’s
postacute care continuum including subacute care, hospice, skilled
nursing, and assisted living facilities, as well as in continuing care
retirement communities. The mission of FMDA is to promote the highest
quality care in the postacute care continuum by providing leadership,
professional education and advocacy.
Contact: Ian Cordes, Executive Director
Florida Medical Directors Association
(561) 371-2586, email@example.com