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Internal Medicine


The Internal Medicine Center of Akron (IMCA) provides comprehensive care for adult patients 18 years of age and older. Care is rendered in both the outpatient and inpatient setting.

Outpatient Care

IMCA physicians diagnose and manage the medical problems of adults, such as:

  • hypertension
  • heart and lung problems
  • ulcers and abdominal disorders
  • diabetes
  • arthritis

We also stress health management and prevention of disease, and focus on screening examinations and testing for early diagnosis of medical problems. We do not perform surgery, or practice obstetrics or pediatrics. Limited testing and other services are provided within the practice.

Inpatient Care

If you are hospitalized at Akron General Medical Center, you will continue to be seen by your physician or an associate physician from IMCA throughout your stay. Even if your specific physician does not see you at each visit during your hospitalization, the attending physician will work closely with your physician to create and follow your plan of care.

Notice of Privacy Practices

Your First Appointment

The initial visit for new patients usually involves a complete history and physical examination lasting about an hour. Please bring a list with your current medications and dosages, or the actual bottles, to each appointment. Blood pressure checks by a nurse are provided free, but an appointment is required.

When scheduling, please inform us of the reason for the appointment so the appropriate time can be allotted. Calling early in the day is best. If you are unable to keep an appointment, please call during office hours and cancel your visit, giving us at least 24 hours notice if possible.

We make every effort to keep our office running on schedule, and ask that you arrive for visits on time. We hope that you will be patient with us at these times, with the understanding that you or your family may need that extra time and care in the future.


Be sure to check with your insurance provider and make sure we are included in your medical plan. Always bring your insurance card. Please have your co-pay information and payment at the time of your visit.


If needed, prescriptions are normally written at your appointment. Please remind us if you will run out of your medications before your next visit. If you do need a refill between appointments, please call your physician's direct line two business days before you will run out and have the following information ready when you call: Prescription number, name of drug, dosage, pharmacy name and pharmacy phone number. We generally do not refill medications during non-business hours. If you use a mail-order pharmacy, please call us three weeks before you run out.

Attending Physicians

All of our attending physicians have faculty appointments at NEOUCOM (Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine), and several are fellows of medical societies. Our attending physicians, as a group, have received various teaching and service awards.

Resident Physicians

IMCA is deeply involved with resident physician teaching, both in the office and in the hospital. You may be seen by a resident physician in the office or at the hospital, under the supervision of an attending physician. A resident physician is a medical school graduate receiving specialized training to become certified in a specific medical area. Our resident physicians were selected to receive specialized training in internal medicine.

Medical Students

Medical Students from NEOUCOM and other schools also receive training at IMCA. They do not provide medical care, but at times you may be asked to allow a student to interview or examine you. This will always be done only with your permission and under the direct supervision of a board-certified physician, who will provide the actual care.

Collaborative Programs

IMCA physicians work collaboratively with Akron Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron to treat adult patients with Cystic Fibrosis as well as burn patients, starting at the age of 18. Two physicians are also consultants in the Burn Unit at Akron Children's Hospital. IMCA is also involved with The University of Akron's Nurse Practitioner Program, providing training and teaching.

Date Updated: 10-JAN-2005

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