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Vote 2018

Welcome New Members

Floyd, Elizabeth M., MD
Fellowship – Meridian Plastic Surgeons / Meridian Plastic Surgery Ctr.
Otolaryngology / Facial Plastic Surgery
Orr, Charlotte E., MD
Fellowship – OrthoIndy
Orthopaedic Surgery / Orthopaedic Trauma
Piatek, Roger A., MD
Piatek Institute
Family Medicine, 1990, 2014
As president of IMS, I welcome you to membership into an organization representing you as physicians, your patients, and quality medical services since 1848. I encourage your participation in our IMS activities including meetings and written contributions to the Bulletin.

IMS can only be as energized as the members who comprise it, so reach out to your IMS colleagues and get to know them, as well as, our focus of collegiality and quality medical care.

Mary Ian McAteer, MD, IMS President

If you want more information about our newest IMS members, visit them on our physician finder here. A simple search is all that is required.

2018 Health Care Legislation: Hot Topics to Watch

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Meridian Hills Country Club
Reception starts at 5:30 p.m. Panel to start at 7 p.m.

Hear from leading Statehouse lobbyists on the hot health care related topics under consideration by the Indiana General Assembly. Join us for a panel discussion with Amy Levander, chair of Krieg DeVault LLP's government affairs practice group, Julie Halbig, Vice President of Government Relations for the Indiana Hospital Association, and Mike Brady, Director of Advocacy for the Indiana State Medical Association.

Issues related to health care workforce shortages, scope of practice for advanced practice nurses, covenants not to compete and addressing the state’s opioid crisis are just a few of the issues likely to be front and center at the Indiana General Assembly this session.

How will the legislature’s action or inaction affect physicians, practice groups and hospitals? How will this impact an attorney’s representation of health care clients? How can you get involved in the legislative process? These questions and more will be discussed. This will be an event you don’t want to miss!

Cost is only $15 for Indianapolis Medical Society Members.
Non-Members can attend for $30.
Reception before the panel includes light appetizers and two drinks.

Register online at

Doctor to Doctor: A Neglected Relationship?

We are always hearing about the importance and nuances of the Doctor-Patient relationship as it impacts the quality and efficacy of care, but have we minimized the importance of the relationships we have with each other as physicians? A critical component of delivering satisfying patient care is the ability to practice medicine within a collegial community. While completing medical school, we learned to bolster our own knowledge and ask for help when we wanted to make more significant progress with our patient’s care or our career path. Now that we are in practice, it seems that the medical meetings at our hospitals have become consumed by business, regulatory matters, or didactic lectures that are often only relevant to select segments of the medical staff in attendance. Opportunities to meet each other face to face, with an agenda designed to contribute to how we practice and how we communicate with each other, continues to be hard to find. Medical societies were developed to facilitate that freedom of communication and develop those relationships.

The Indianapolis Medical Society prioritizes these relationships. We are local physicians who enjoy sharing new information and collaborating about medical and community issues. Meetings are held outside office hours, in person. The familiarity that develops eases communication and allows new ideas to be shared and encouraged. Many times, a physician, known as a local expert, will be able to add historical content to the problem. Our doctors are passionate about what they do, enjoy helping other doctors, and are dedicated to improving the health of our patients, our profession, our community.

If you are a physician who lives or works in Marion County, you are welcome to check us out. If you are a member or thinking of becoming a member, please join us at the next Board Meeting.

Drs. Mary McAteer & Bob Flint

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About IMS

The Indianapolis Medical Society was established in 1848. We are a professional membership organization for all licensed Doctors of Medicine and Doctors of Osteopathy in the Indianapolis area. Our offices are located at 631 E. New York St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-3706; our office hours are 8:00 to 4:30, Monday through Thursday. Phones are answered 24/7 by the Medical Society Exchange Answering Service.

If you are a physician and want additional information on becoming a member of our organization, please call (317) 639-3406 or E-Mail us: Please visit our membership page ... we want you to join us! For an application and other membership needs, use our easy online forms or download the information utilizing this link.

If you are a member of the general public and want to know if your physician is a member of Indianapolis Medical Society, or if you would like education information on your personal physician, please call (317) 639-3406 or E-Mail us: or use our handy Physician Finder.

We also provide referrals to physicians using our staff and website physician finder. If you are new to our area or simply seeking a change of physicians, we are ready to help! Ask your physician if they are a member and if not, why not.

Additionally, our Commission on Professional Affairs reviews concerns from patients who might have questions about whether or not their treatment was ethical or appropriate.