The future will bring an increase in the economic forces which drive the succession of organizational forms. Migrating to integrated models of medical practice will become a survival technique for more and more physicians. This is a frightening prospect for individuals trained to be independent and self reliant. Fortunately, there are a variety of organizational models through which physicians can progress to ease the transition from solo to larger integrated practice forms. Regardless of the evolutionary course, successful physician organizations of the future will be primary care-based, geographically distributed, meaningfully partnered with hospital entities, equipped to accept risk, and lead by strong, business-savvy physician leaders and administrators. This organization will have the ability to flourish within a radically changing climate and will result in the delivery of measurably superior health care to its community.