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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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  • Posted in: Member Forum

    In our area you must be in an ACO, IPA, CIN to be in any of the healthcare.gov plans.  You can still be small, independent and operate your own practice but be a member of one of these above. It's not that one necessarily, "wants to be in this type ...

  • Posted in: Member Forum

    This economist forgot one thing. 1. Price of commodity is based on supply vs demand. Demand of doctors high, supply decreasing. Salary of this economist=0 as demand is 0 ------Original Message------ I am too late.. and was there a way  to comment? ...

  • Posted in: Member Forum

    I’ll help. Melissa Weakland, MD Ballard Neighborhood Doctors 5416 Barnes Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 Phone: (206)-297-7678 Fax: (206)-297-5930 ------Original Message------ UPDATE  the AAFP also submitted a proposal an they accepted it for testing  It ...



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