Supporting Your Practice

The SMLMA provides the support you need to
maintain a successful practice

Supporting Partners

SMLMA's Supporting Partner Program offers local businesses an opportunity to affiliate with SMLMA. Our supporting partners are recognized as advocates of the medical profession and the contributions made by physicians to the well-being of our community. The program is open continuously for new annual memberships beginning at the date of approval.

Download the application or contact Susan Gumucio at (707) 525-4375 or

SCMA Supporting Partner

Banking Services

First Citizens Bank

First Citizens Bank

First Citizens Bank continues its unique legacy of strength, stability, and long-term thinking as we celebrate our 125th year helping clients meet their financial goals. With an experienced team specializing in banking for medical practices, FCB works closely with physicians and practice leaders to tailor business strategies to individual needs.

At First Citizens Bank, we understand the challenges you face in managing finances for your medical practice. We can help you (1) finance growth and development of your practice, (2) reduce operating costs, (3) increase efficiency of business processes, (4) maximize your cash flow, (5) manage business risks, and (6) enhance your benefits package.

FCB also operates a nationwide direct bank and a network of more than 550 branches in 22 states. Industry specialists bring a depth of expertise that helps businesses and individuals meet their specific goals at every stage of their financial journey.

BENEFIT: SMLMA members who join First Citizens Bank receive a FREE merchant services terminal, a FREE remote deposit scanner, and a 50 percent reduction of real estate loan origination fees.

Contact: Team Lead for Medical Practice Banking — Lynn Lizarraga at 916-329-6302 or • Also see Solutions for Healthcare Challenges on the FCB website.

Insurance Services

Lockton Affinity

Lockton Affinity

The Sonoma-Mendocino-Lake Medical Association and CMA work with Lockton Affinity as the plan administrator for our sponsored insurance programs. Lockton Affinity continues to offer best-in-class insurance plans to protect you, your practice and your family.

Contact: Lockton Affinity Call Center Support 800-278-8130 •

Practice Management Services

Principled Medical Management

Principled Medical Management

Principled Medical Management is a company recently formed to serve physicians with more economical and experienced management services than have previously been available to small and medium-sized practices. With our executive oversight, your practice is professionally managed by a seasoned medical group executive with extensive experience in private practice, hospitals, academic medicine, and publicly-held environments. We provide financial management, operations management, organizational governance, business development and marketing, human resource management, risk and compliance oversight, and strategic planning at a fraction of the cost of a medical group CEO or administrator. Our mission is to serve physicians so they can serve patients. Visit

Contact: Call 707-583-9595 or

Technology Services



Freed is an AI medical scribe service that listens, transcribes, and writes medical documentation for you (aka SOAP notes). Freed is based in Santa Rosa, California, and was founded by a software engineer with the hope that his clinician wife could stop endlessly charting over the weekends.

More than 3,000 clinicians across the U.S. are now using Freed; you can read many five-star testimonials on the Wall of Freed(om). The service is affordable, easy to use, and HIPAA-compliant.

SMLMA physicians can TRIAL Freed for FREE and enjoy a 10% DISCOUNT for the first year using this code at checkout: Y86LG9LQ. Signing up is quick and easy.

Contact: Visit the Freed website or email

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