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About Ideal Medical Practices

Ideal Medical Practices (IMP) provides support to small, independent medical practices across the country. We're a peer-to-peer membership organization helping practices committed to relationship-based care succeed and thrive.

IMP is the only national nonprofit working to ensure that small practitioners across the country have what we need to continue to innovate and grow in today’s challenging and changing healthcare environment.

The member clinics of IMP are provider-owned with fewer than six practitioners. Each is designed around the core philosophy that the strength of the patient-provider relationship is the single biggest determinant of health outcomes. The business and clinical structures of IMP practices are developed to support this philosophy of care, and encompass diverse models. In IMP, there is no one size that fits all.  Each clinic is exactly right for the provider, the provider’s patients, and their community.  

And IMP is here to help. As an organization, we provide the tools, education and community network we all need. We work to achieve the goal of our practices to deliver exactly the care patients want and need, exactly when they want and need it, while preserving autonomy, work-life balance, and job satisfaction for our member providers.  

Together we can continue to work independently by having a common voice, sharing resources and ideas, and advocating for a system that includes and supports small independent medical providers nationwide.  

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    IMP has moved (is moving)

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous Dear IMP Member, We are happy to announce that the new IMP forum and web site is ready to be launched.    A huge thank you and shout out to Amanda (Mandy) Harris, MD for all the volunteer ...

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    Exclusively online practice?

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous Hi! I am wondering if it is possible to have a medical practice with focus on preventative medicine without actually seeing patients face to face? I am an IM physician licensed in New York ...

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    Does anyone know what happens with your records if you decide to end your practice. I assume you do not need to keep paying for Practice Fusion for 7--10 years into the future. Do they offer to digitize all records for you etc??? Give it to you to download ...



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