Primary Care

Health care providers at Internal Medicine Associates (IMA) perform routine physical exams, and help to coordinate treatment of complex medical problems and referrals to specialists. We also offer our patients preventive services and wellness programs.

After-hours Coverage

We provide physician coverage for all of our existing patients, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Please call your physician’s office to reach the on-call physician. Patients with medical emergencies should call 911.

IMA Urgent Care/Access Unit

The IMA Urgent Care/Access Unit provides existing IMA patients with scheduled appointments for immediate medical needs when they cannot be seen by their primary care physician (PCP). The center is staffed by IMA physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners who coordinate with the patient's PCP. The Unit can provide IV fluids and IV antibiotics, perform minor procedures, obtain lab tests and x-rays, and can help patients avoid trips to the Emergency Room. To request an urgent appointment, our patients should call their physician's main office number.

Crimson Care

The Crimson Care Collaborative provides Tuesday evening urgent care appointments for IMA patients. Patients see a team of medical and nurse practitioner students from both Harvard Medical School and the Mass General Institute of Health Professionals alongside an IMA staff physician. While patients benefit from this quality care, it is also a learning opportunity for students who are pursuing careers in primary care.

Diabetes Education and Self-management Program

The IMA diabetic nurse educator, certified by the American Diabetes Association, hosts educational sessions to coach our patients with diabetes on proper diet and self-care. Both individual and group sessions are available. Please refer to the diabetes practice bulletin board for upcoming dates and specific information.

Nutrition Services

Our nutritionists are licensed medical professionals who work with IMA patients and their families to help them better manage their illnesses through proper diet. The nutrition team plays a special role in the treatment of patients with diabetes.

On-site Research and Teaching Activities

IMA providers are continually making contributions to the progress of health care. This includes conducting research to advance medical knowledge and procedures, teaching at Harvard Medical School, and working with our more than 60 resident physicians and more than 150 students to enhance their training.

Patients may choose to participate in research studies or allow students to participate in their appointment. Please speak with an IMA health care provider for more information.

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