The Wisconsin Medical Society represents all physicians in Wisconsin.

For more than 180 years, the Society has been a strong, unified physician voice at the Capitol, protecting the patient-physician relationship; ensuring patients have access to high-quality, cost-efficient care; and preserving Wisconsin’s status as one of the best states for physicians to practice medicine.

Policymakers need to hear the physician voice on the wide range of issues affecting today’s health care landscape. Use the navigation to learn more and find out how you can get involved.

WisMed Priorities

WisMed’s mission is steadfast: To Improve the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting and strengthening physicians’ ability to practice high-quality patient care in a changing environment.

This session we are pursuing that mission in several areas:

  • Improve the physician health care workforce and physician wellness.
    • Expand and support the physician pipeline – from medical school to residencies to fostering a practice environment that inspires physicians to want to practice in Wisconsin.
    • Work with the Governor, state agencies and the state legislature to improve the medical licensure process and processing time.
    • Enhance resources for physician health needs.  
  • Protect and promote physician-led health care.
    • Protect our state’s status as a high-quality health care environment by continuing to utilize physician-led, team-based care.
    • Promote health care truth in advertising by ensuring only physicians can use terms referring to professionals with an MD or DO.  
  • Reduce administrative burden.
    • Governor Tony Evers has successfully won two races for governor by touting his goal to “fix the damn roads.” The roads physicians use while taking care of patients could also use some significant maintenance, such as combating needless prior authorization requirements interfering with timely and necessary care and continuing to work with the state’s Medical Examining Board on administrative rules affecting physicians.
  • Maintain our relatively stable medical liability environment.
    • Wisconsin has one of the fairest medical liability systems in the nation, providing injured patients with unlimited economic damages while keeping liability premiums affordable. Freeing physicians from practicing “defensive medicine” benefits Wisconsin’s entire health care system.

WisMed Legislative Wrap-Up: Highlights of WisMed's advocacy this biennium