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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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  • Posted in: Member Forum

    I think PJ makes a good point. I knew a guy that started his own practice in Southern Illinois in a small town with no doc. There was a lot of Medicaid and uninsured but he didn't care- he took all the plans and worked a sliding scale for those w/o ...

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    RE: Prime registry

    Posted in: Member Forum

    Melissa: The Prime Registry sounds interesting. I wonder if AAFP is still giving away the first 3 years. I have enjoyed getting measured. I've found I was usually not doing as well as I thought and even the good items can deteriorate quickly without ...

  • Posted in: Member Forum

    I'm hoping Lynn Ho and John Brady and any others might weigh in.  I took advantage of the offer for free Prime Registry and am now to place of having to do the work to get interface set up.  As I think with all of us, even straight forward work has to ...



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