Annual Meeting

Winnebago County Medical Society Annual Meeting. The Honorable Janet R. Holmgren, Keynote Speaker. Thomas M. Anderson, MD, ISMS President, ISMS Remarks.

Seven Pillars Approach

Improving Patient Safety & Decreasing Liability through Transparency.
By - Timothy McDonald, MD, JD.

Community Involvement

Fit Families Task Force oversees a school based program that deals with childhood obesity


The Winnebago County Medical Society is a professional membership organization of physicians who provide medical care to the people of Winnebago County.

Upcoming Events

January 24, 2018

Winnebago County Medical Society, Annual Meeting, Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ehren Jarrett, Superintendent, Rockford Public Schools ISMS Remarks: Nester A. Ramirez, MD, President, Vendors Fair, 5:30 pm - Dinner 6:30 pm

January 27, 2018

Illinois State Medical Society Board of Trustee meeting Chicago

February 26, 2018

Winnebago County Medical Society Board of Directors Meeting, at Medical Society office, 6:30 pm

Past Events

Our function as a grassroots organization is to focus on the interests of physicians and the general health of the community. The society addresses issues of importance to our membership including physician ethics, physician/patient relationship, patient advocacy, and state and national legislation. We represent physicians in every specialty of medicine.

Founded in 1846 as the Rockford Medical Association, the Winnebago County Medical Society was organized in 1881 and chartered by the Illinois State Medical Society in 1903. We currently support a membership of 350 representing every specialty of medicine.

Gary P. Fernando, MD

Dr. Fernando is a Board Certified Pediatrician & is affiliated with Crusader Community Health.