• In Memory of Karl M. Altenburger, M.D.

    The Board of Directors of The Physicians Foundation deeply grieves the loss of fellow Board member, Karl M. Altenburger, M.D., who passed away on Sunday, August 10, in Ocala, Florida, after a long illness.

  • The Physicians Foundation Launches New Interactive Physician Workforce Model

    The Physicians Foundation and Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill launched a new innovative tool to help policy makers, physicians and health systems better plan where to practice and what type of practitioners will be needed in order to meet the growing utilization of healthcare in the United States.

  • New Forbes Op-Ed by The Foundation Examines Health Spending

    The latest Forbes post by Lou Goodman, president of The Physicians Foundation, and Tim Norbeck, CEO, examines whether more health spending means a healthier population. Read the full article here.

  • The Physicians Foundation Releases 2nd White Paper Examining PPACA

    The Physicians Foundation released the second installment in a series of reports on the Affordable Care Act coverage expansion and mandates. The report titled, "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Beyond the Horizon into 2015,"examines both the opportunities and challenges of the ACA going forward and how these issues are of particular importance to practicing physicians.


Our Mission: To advance the work of practicing physicians and help facilitate the delivery of healthcare to patients.

Focus Areas

Healthcare Reform

We provide physicians with critical resources to help them understand the impact of healthcare reform and legislative changes.

Practice Trends

We research and map the key trends and changes impacting how physicians practice to help deliver quality care to patients.

Physician Leadership

We help physicians build leadership skills that drive both healthcare excellence and improvements in future healthcare delivery.

Physician Shortage

We are continuously assessing the supply of physicians to ensure that the current and future needs of all patients are met.

Health IT

We focus on demonstrating the practical use of health information technology for improving healthcare delivery.