Why Join?


You will receive all the benefits of MMA membership, plus:


  • Listing on the SBMS website

  • Exclusive invitations to local medical society events

  • The ability to propose resolutions to the SBMS delegation.

  • Opportunity to serve as a SBMS delegate to the MMA Annual Meeting.

  • Local involvement, helping us achieve the mission of improving “the well-being of the people of Central Minnesota.”

  • Networking opportunities with the 200+ other physician members


In order to join the Stearns Benton Medical Society, you must also be a member of the Minnesota Medical Association.  Please click here to join online or contact Elizabeth Anderson at 612-362-3740 or


We are always interested in finding new members.

“I joined the Stearns Benton Medical Society so I may improve the practice environment for myself, my colleagues, and future physicians while increasing the quality of patient care in Central Minnesota.  It is very satisfying to be able to make a true difference for physicians, medical students, residents, and patients.” 


Jennifer Holmes, DO

University of Minnesota / St. Cloud Hospital FMR

"I am a physician advocate above all else.  I am a member of the SBMS and the MMA, because it is our vehicle to participate in the political process of our state and impact the state's affect on our daily work lives.  The SBMS is a terrific way to understand the issues and perspectives of my colleagues in primary care and the various specialties. The SBMS brings us together at our meetings and other social events in order to talk (and sometimes whine) about the issues affecting us all.  But most importantly, using that information we can bring those concerns and issues to the MMA and, with that organization's help, to the state legislature and hence influence legislation affecting us all. Without our voices raised loud and clear and in an organized fashion, our profession will be even more influenced by others who have very little understanding of the art and business of Medicine.  That is unacceptable to me and most, if not all, of my colleagues.  The SBMS and MMA can and do work for all of us, if we participate!" 


Kevin Smith, MD

Radiologist, Regional Diagnostic Radiology