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Bustamante, Peter J., MD
Hamilton Nephrology, LLC
Internal Medicine / Nephrology
Cochard, Emily J., MD
Fellowship – IU School of Medicine
Internal Medicine / Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Oueini, Houssam, MD
Fellowship – IU School of Medicine
Internal Medicine / Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Sipe, Brian W., MD
Internal 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.

Stephen W. Perkins, 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.

Newest IMS Member Benefit!!

Ticket Monster Perks! 15% IMS Member Discount on Tickets

Ticket Monster Perks is a new benefit that offers IMS Members an exclusive 15% discount on ALL sports, concerts and theater event tickets worldwide. Only three easy steps and start saving today! and use IMS1848 as the company identifier.

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Let’s RUN! Join “Team IMS!”

Carmel Marathon Weekend April 16, 2016

Join “Team IMS” benefitting Gennesaret Free Clinics, Inc.

• marathon • half marathon • Horizon Bank 8K • Carmel 5K

To Register: click here. Use the drop-down option for Charity or Team and select “Team IMS.” If you don’t run the event, please join your colleagues at the finish line to celebrate “Team IMS.”

For more information, please visit or call 317.407.8489

2016 Physician of the Day

ISMA is staffing the Physician of the Day office at the Statehouse in February of 2016. I’m hoping you can help encourage some of your members to get involved! Below is a list of available dates, and a copy of the application is attached. Please let me know if you have any questions, and feel free to forward to any of your members that you think may be interested. Thanks for your help!

Available Dates:

Click here to download the application.

H3 Recruiting Practices Now

What is H3?
Healthy Hearts in the Heartland (H3) is a research-based consortium aimed at supporting small practice providers who want to use quality improvement tools and strategies to better address cardiovascular care with their patients. Funds were awarded to Northwestern University, which leads a three-state consortium that includes Purdue University and several other collaborative members. The study will provide 250 clinics with tools, strategies and coaching.

Are you eligible?
Eligible Indiana participants include independent practices and health-care centers located in the northern half of the state including Indianapolis. Selected organizations must be comprised of physicians who maintain a primary care panel; have ≤ 10 providers; are focused on adult primary care; have certified electronic health record system; and do not receive significant quality improvement support.

Why should you participate?
H3 will work with your practice through a dedicated practice facilitator backed by a team of experienced clinicians, population health experts and researchers. You will receive coaching and dashboards to provide point-of-care support for Million Hearts® measures. You also will receive credit toward Part IV of your Maintenance of Certification (MOC) for your specialty, and half of the participating practices will receive population management tools and strategies.

For more information, visit and call H3 Indiana Recruitment/Selection Lead Tamara Finn with Purdue Healthcare Advisors at (574) 303-4728 or

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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. Phones are answered 24/7 by the Medical Society Exchange.

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.