New restrictions on opioid prescribing begin July 1, Include exceptions June 12

A law passed during the 2017 legislative session imposes new restrictions on opioid prescribing for Indiana physicians starting July 1. Primarily because of ISMA’s efforts, the law contains exceptions, and the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana (MLB) is considering several more. Gov. Eric Holcomb sought the law, known as Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 226, as […]

Fellowship: By Chris Patterson

When you hear the word fellowship what comes to mind?Some might think of something collegiate while others may think of words you would hear at church. The dictionary defines fellowship as a friendly association, especially with people who share one’s interests. Synonyms are listed as companionship, companionability, sociability, comradeship, camaraderie friendship, mutual support. I believe […]

80-20 Principle by Dr. Chacko

“80 percent of the work is done by 20 percent of the people.” When I first heard this statement, I thought that it could not be real. How could that be possible? How it is that most of the work is shouldered by only a few. Is this fair? Despite what I wanted to believe, […]

We are here for you

During my 2nd year of medical school, I had a conversation with one of my colleagues that I still think about today. In fact, he was my roommate for a couple of years. It was one night late in our Spring semester, as we are preparing for a set of exams that I walked into […]

New laws include mandates for physicians

New laws include mandates for physicians   Several laws passed in the 2017 legislative session will create new requirements for physicians when they take effect July 1.  The ISMA Government Relations team worked hard during the session to ensure that physicians are still the primary medical decision-makers. The new laws outlined below create a couple […]

From the Desk of the Vanderburgh County Health Officer

From the Desk of the Vanderburgh County Health Officer: I had a wonderful time at the Vanderburgh County Medical Society’s Winter Mixer in January and would like to thank Mike Head of First Federal Savings Bank and the Vanderburgh County Medical Society for hosting a great event.  Meaningful discussions were had by physicians from a […]

Everything Goes — by Mike Hoover, MD

 ”Times have changed, and we’ve often rewound the clock, since the Puritans got a shock, when they landed on Plymouth Rock. If today, any shock they might try to stem, instead of landing on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock would land on them.”   Anything Goes, Cole Porter, Peru Indiana. One of the great things about […]