• Video: Poverty and the Myths of Health Care Reform

    Gain insight into the impact of social determinants on healthcare costs based on findings from the new book release, "Poverty and the Myths of Health Care Reform." To hear from colleagues of the late author, Richard (Buz) Cooper, M.D., click the blue arrow.

  • New Book Documents Link between Poverty and High Healthcare Costs

    The Physicians Foundation announced the release of "Poverty and the Myths of Health Care Reform," a thought-provoking and data-rich book documenting the impact of social determinants on healthcare costs. Authored by the late Richard (Buz) Cooper, M.D., the book, now available, is published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

  • The Physicians Foundation 2016 Patient Survey

    A new patient survey, released by the Physicians Foundation in May 2016, found that nine out of 10 U.S. adults report high levels of satisfaction with their primary care physician. However, patients cite increasing concern and frustration with their ability to manage rising healthcare costs and medical debt, with many indicating that they have avoided treatment plans, routine or specialty check-ups, or prescriptions as a result. To view the full results of the survey, click the arrow.

  • The Synchronization of Business and Healthcare

    Through a grant from the Physicians Foundation, the Indiana Medical Foundation developed a business leadership program specifically for physicians. Recognizing the need for physicians to hone their management skills, the Indiana Medical Foundation partnered with Butler University’s Executive Education Department to provide executive-level leadership and business acumen programming to Indiana physicians.


Our Mission: To empower physicians to lead in the delivery of high-quality, cost-efficient healthcare.

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.