IPALC was founded nearly ten years ago, and this county association has been vital to keeping the public aware of private practice medicine and speaking up for patient and physician empowerment.

Upon long reflection and discussion the IPALC board members have come to the decision to dissolve IPALC and in replacement start a regional local Florida chapter of the FMMA (www.fmma.org). The FMMA is helping to create the future health care market on a larger scale. We endorse this process and feel a chapter for southwest Florida is a logical next step.

Please visit www.fmma.org for more information about the organization.