New Partnership Announced

New Partnership Announced

As of January 1, 2018, Thunderbird Internal Medicine and six other Valley practices will partner with Summit Health Management (SHM) to form Summit Medical Group Arizona. All Thunderbird IM patients received a letter in November announcing the news.
“The partnership should be seamless for our patients,” said Brian Riveland, MD, CEO of Thunderbird IM and the Chief Physician Executive of Summit Health Group Arizona. The same physicians and staff our patients have known and trusted will continue to provide their medical care at the same office locations. Through time, patients will hopefully notice service enhancements as we work collaboratively with SHM to integrate some of its proven best practices.”
Thunderbird will also add specialists in various disciplines, diagnostic testing and other services for added patient convenience.
“We’ve entered into this very timely partnership because we’re committed to remaining an independent, physician-owned and governed medical group with a “patient first” philosophy,” said Dr. Riveland.
Holiday Hours
All Thunderbird IM offices will be closed on the following holidays:
Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 23
Christmas – Monday, December 25
New Year's Day – Monday, January 1
On the Friday after Thanksgiving, the Glendale suite F-1 office will close at 5pm instead of 6pm. Otherwise, we will observe regular hours. We wish each of our patients a happy and healthy holiday season!
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