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Welcome New Members

Haddad, Jennifer N., MD
Rubenstein, Stephen E., MD
Franciscan Physician Network / Oncology-Hematology Specialists
Internal Medicine / Hematology (IM) / Medical Oncology
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.

David R. Diaz, 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.

Add your Voice for Healthcare – Join the IMS/ISMA!

When you aren’t a Member of the IMS (Indianapolis Medical Society) and ISMA (Indiana State Medical Association), exactly what are you missing?

Your Voice … IMS & ISMA represent your voice on medical issues that affect physicians, practices and patients.

Your Voice … IMS & ISMA are your advocates at the state legislature… where, without IMS/ISMA input, nearly all medical decisions made by your government are made by non-physicians!

Your Voice … IMS is your voice to patients, colleagues and the public via our exclusive 3-pronged referral system:

  1. IMS answers calls daily from the general public who are “looking for a doctor.”
  2. IMS has provided our physician eRoster (with photos) to your colleagues via DocBookMDtm giving you a HIPAA-compliant platform for messages; i.e., tests and x-ray results!
  3. The IMS website ( provides the general public, staffs, and fellow physicians with the most complete listing available for referrals and information (includes up to four office locations).

Your Voice … IMS provides the only inclusive collegial opportunity for you to share your thoughts and time with Physicians in the Greater Indianapolis area. We include all practices, all specialties, all hospitals, all ages and ethnic backgrounds.

Your Voice … for growth. IMS offers opportunities to lead, to grow and provide direction on issues of medical affairs, ethics and professional conduct.

Your Voice … for best business practices. The IMS offers discounts on EMRs/EHR (iSALUS), collection services (I.C. System), staffing (Favorite Healthcare Staffing), coding (Complete Medical Solutions), car rentals (Hertz) and many others.

Your Voice … to your colleagues’ through the pages of the IMS Bulletin. Let everyone know about your accomplishments.

Don’t Silence Your Voice … Renew Your Membership Now!

Not a Member? Add your Voice for Healthcare – Join the IMS/ISMA!

Calling All IMS Members

To maintain and grow your Indianapolis Medical Society, Membership needs to be job ONE!

Do you have a Son, Daughter, Nephew, Niece or Grandchild who has chosen to follow in your footsteps and practice medicine? Or, are you currently mentoring a resident or fellow? If you answered “Yes” to either of these questions, please speak with them about joining the Society!

Maybe you would prefer to “gift” them with a membership instead. Applications can be found on our website, Upon entering our website, click on the membership tab, and there you will have two options for membership: either print an application, complete and send in with check, or fill in the online application and submit payment separately. We also accept payment over the phone using your MC, AE or Visa credit card. OR, if all of this is a bit much for you, give us a call to have a pre-populated Membership Application sent to you or them.

We are offering a $100 discount off of the IMS dues investment for both YOU and the NEW MEMBER you recruit! Please call Tyna McCauley at 639-3406 to confirm an amount before payment is submitted. The amounts vary depending on the new member’s status; i.e., Resident, 1st Year Practice, Active. You may also contact her via email at

We want your photographs to use as covers for the IMS Bulletin and to highlight your talents in the magazine and on the web. Need high resolution (300 dpi) or at least 8” x 10.” Questions, please phone Marcia 639-3406.

Please submit articles, comments for publication, photographs, Bulletin Board items, CME and other information to by the first of the month preceding publication.

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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.