Who We Are
Collier County Medical Society is an organization of physicians dedicated to serving the needs of our physician members so they can better serve the needs of the community. CCMS was founded in 1957 with 10 physician members. Over the past 60 years, the Medical Society has grown to nearly 600 physicians representing all specialties. Our members practice in Naples, Marco Island, Immokalee, and Bonita Springs and are dedicated to bringing quality healthcare to the citizens and visitors in Collier County.
CCMS is a physicians’ professional organization, and therefore is organized and defined by physicians’ interests. Membership is voluntary and physicians are not required to be members to practice in the county. Membership brings together those physicians who have an interest in organized medicine and share the same goals of maintaining high standards of clinical care in our community. CCMS is affiliated with the Florida Medical Association and the American Medical Association.
CCMS enjoys close working relationships with medical facilities and many vendors in the county, who also support our efforts and those of our 501c3 charitable organization, The Foundation of CCMS. The Medical Society strives to act in the best interests of physicians, patients, and the public.
Board of Directors 2017-2018
Catherine Kowal, MD – President
Cesar De Leon, DO – Vice President
David Wilkinson, MD – Treasurer
Rebekah Bernard, MD – Secretary
Alejandro Perez-Trepichio, MD – Officer/Director at Large
Rebecca Smith, MD – Director at Large
Gary Swain, MD – Director at Large
April Donahue, CCMS Executive Director
Christina Freise, CCMS Alliance President
FMA Delegation 2017
Catherine Kowal, MD
Jose Baez, MD
Rebekah Bernard, MD
Cesar De Leon, DO
Fritz Lemoine, MD
Alejandro Perez-Trepichio, MD
Rebecca Smith, MD
Gary Swain, MD
George Brinnig, MD