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Juleps In July 2014

July 30, 2014, Indianapolis Propylaeum

On July 30, the Indianapolis Medical Society and the IU School of Medicine, National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health welcomes new women physicians in the Indianapolis area to JULEPS IN JULY at the Indianapolis Propylaeum. This beautiful nineteenth century building is a vital part of the city’s future as well as a cornerstone of its history. Our event will be held on the grounds of the Propylaeum where the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis was founded. The event will be held from 6:00-8:30, 1410 N. Delaware, and parking is free behind the building or on the street.

This will be our third annual event which has consistently brought about 70 participants and has been very well received. The IMS provides the Juleps and they are personally made by Drs. Richard Rhodes and John Wernert, a couple of “Southern Gentleman Physicians” who volunteer their skills. It is a wonderful networking opportunity and casual setting to welcome not only women physicians new to the Indianapolis area, but those that support them, including more established physicians, and those in training, private practice, and academic centers.

JULEPS IN JULY also serves as a fundraising event by introducing newcomers to the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health’s Wellness on Wheels (WOW) Outreach Program and the Indianapolis Medical Society Foundation Medical Student Scholarships. Donations are greatly appreciated to help support these two great causes.

Mark your calendar, call in your reservation and make a donation of any amount to IMSF at the Indianapolis Medical Society, 317-639-3406. Checks, Visa, MasterCard or AMEX accepted.

Please contact Teri Duell at with questions. We look forward to seeing you!

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AMA Encourages the Federal Government to Utilize Private Sector Physicians to Help Solve VA Crisis

Urges Creation of Registries Identifying Physicians Ready and Willing to Meet Veterans’ Health Care Needs.

The American Medical Association (AMA) voted June 10. 2014 to ask President Obama to provide timely access to entitled care for eligible veterans utilizing the health care sector outside of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system until the VA can provide health care in a timely fashion. Further, the AMA will also urge Congress to rapidly enact long-term solutions so that eligible veterans can always have timely access to entitled care.

Facing an access to care crisis where thousands of veterans are unable to receive the care they need and deserve in a timely fashion, a VA audit released this week found that more than 57,000 veterans are still awaiting their first medical appointment at VA medical facilities, while 64,000 who have enrolled in the VA’s health care system have never had an appointment.

“The AMA believes that all Americans should have access to health care, especially those who bravely serve our country,” said Incoming AMA President, Robert M. Wah, M.D. “Our nation’s physicians can and should be a part of the solution to this national crisis to ensure America’s veterans get access to the care they need and deserve.”

As part of the new policy, the AMA is recommending that state and local medical societies develop a registry of physicians who are ready and willing to care for veterans. These registries can then be provided to local communities and VAs across the country to help expedite access to care.

IMS is developing a preliminary list of Members willing to see VA patients, pending further developments.

Please let us know if you would like to be added to this list.

Beverly Hurt, Executive Vice President
PH: (317) 639-3406 (answ. 24/7); FX: (317) 262-5609;

Welcome New Members

Ramolia, Neil B., I, MD
Resident – IU School of Medicine
Sundblad, Andrew J., MD
Northwest Radiology Network
Diagnostic Radiology / Neuroradiology
Zarse, Emily M., MD
Resident – IU School of Medicine
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.

Mark M. Hamilton, 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.

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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 Friday.

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.