No, a practice membership automatically covers all of the ophthalmologists in the practice, along with the entire staff. For those physicians who have never been members of the OOS, a data form will be sent to them individually to collect information necessary to update our database.
The size of your practice and thus the amount of your practice dues ~ is based on the total number of ophthalmologists who are partners or who are employed in your practice at all locations as of the date you join. Dues are renewed on an annual basis and are due at the start of each calendar year. Educational institutions should count the number of full-time faculty, but not part-time faculty, residents or fellows.
All of the offices actually owned by a PPMC (i.e., all offices owned by the same corporation) will be treated as one practice. Ophthalmology offices that are separate corporations or who have a management contract with -- but are not actually owned by -- a PPMC are considered separate practices.
The easiest way to verify who is in your practice is to submit practice letterhead with your response form. The names you submit are who will be coded as an OOS member under your practice membership. If there are any additions or deletions on your documentation, please mark the changes and explain (i.e., date left or hired).
Practice Membership option: Provides full membership for all ophthalmologists in the practice, as well as member benefits for non-physician employees and the practice itself. (Physicians with a practice membership do not also have to have an individual membership.) Dues are based on the number of ophthalmologists in the practice.