ISMS is dedicated to protecting the public health and informing our patients, the public and the profession concerning the advancements in medical science and the advantages of proper medical care.
2012 Patient Information Poster Series
A whimsical series of posters developed to promote awareness of topical health issues.
Seasonal and H1N1 Influenza Preparedness
Find out who should be vaccinated, who is at high risk for flu complications and where to find a flu vaccine clinic
Personal Health Record Pamphlets
Keep your medical information up-to-date in this handy resource for you and your doctor.
A Personal Decision Brochure
The Illinois State Medical Society has published "A Personal Decision," which provides Illinois patients with practical information about determining future medical care.
The Patient's Role on the Health Care Team
A look at how patients can maintain a good relationship with their health care team. Click here to view in Spanish
Power of Attorney for Health Care
In Illinois, you can choose someone to be your “Health Care Power of Attorney Agent.” Your agent is the person you trust to make medical decisions for you if you are unable or do not want to make them yourself.
Monkey See, Monkey Do
To help you cultivate a healthy media environment for your child.
The Medical Home
The Medical Home Model is an approach to primary care that is comprehensive, continuous and facilitates strong partnerships with patients and their families.
You may want to take your music to the next level, but think twice before you do. It can be risky business if you listen too loudly for too long with your MP3 player.
ISMS Obesity Campaign
Because physician members of the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) have expressed concern about the epidemic of obesity in this country, ISMS has compiled a list of resources that address proper nutrition and obesity prevention.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a public health threat that affects up to two million Americans each year. Yet, surprisingly, many people have little or no awareness of this condition or know how to recognize its signs and symptoms.
Radon in the Home – awareness resources
Is the air in your home safe to breathe?
Multiple Sclerosis Patient Resources
• Greater Illinois Chapter – Multiple Sclerosis Society
• National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Vaccine Safety for Patients
Current information on vaccine safety