Frustrated by the negative impact that hospital-physician mergers were having on the quality and cost of health care, two Florida-based certified public accountants started the Association of Independent Doctors in 2013. 

Since then, the fast-growing national nonprofit, which has members coast to coast, has been representing the concerns and interests of independent physicians, who historically have not had a collective voice. 

By organizing doctors in the fight to stay independent, AID communicates to patients, insurance providers, and government representatives why our health-care system needs physicians to remain independent. 

At AID, we fight a fight that doctors have neither the time, means, nor clout to pursue.

Consolidation of providers results in a well-documented record of harm to consumers with price increases of 20% to 40% after consolidation.

-America’s Health Insurance Plans 


As the number of independent doctors shrinks, unfavorable market dynamics grow. This results in patients having fewer choices, poorer outcomes and higher health-care costs.  Your support helps us all reach the following goals.

  • Stop consolidation of hospitals and medical practices.
  • Educate patients and the community about how consolidations raise costs, reduce quality, decrease access, eliminate jobs, and result in unnecessary tests and procedures.
  • Increase transparency, so consumers can know prices before they have procedures and choose the most affordable options.
  • Inform lawmakers about why independent doctors are critical to health-care quality, cost and the economy.
  • Work with insurance companies to bring payments to hospital-employed doctors in line with payments to independent doctors.
  • Stop hospitals from the common practice of diverting patients from independent doctors to employed ones.
  • Establish one voice that will represent the interests of independent doctors to legislative and regulatory agencies.
  • Help doctors stay independent.

Contact us

Address: 400 N. New York Ave., Suite 213 | Winter Park, FL 32789

Phone: 407.571.9316

Email: Info@AID-US.org

The Association of Independent Doctors (AID)  is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization. 

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