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11/24/2017 - 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.

10/5/2017 - Welcome LuAnne Kelly!

LuAnne Kelly, DNP, ANP-C has joined the Thunderbird Internal Medicine team and will be seeing patients at the Glendale suite F-1 location in October. She has worked in both clinical and hospital settings and taught a variety of nursing courses. LuAnne earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Chamberlain College of Nursing and enjoys all aspects of care with a focus on disease prevention and patient education. Learn more about our newest physician assistant!

8/29/2017 - Dermatology Services Ended
​As of September 6th, Thunderbird Internal Medicine will no longer offer dermatology services. We wish Mariel Bird, D.O. the best on her move out of state. Her existing patients have been notified by mail and provided with a list of local dermatologists she recommends and other key information.

5/31/2017 - Best Wishes to the Retiring Dr. Shreves!
After 22 years at Thunderbird Internal Medicine and a lifetime of patient care, Angela Shreves, MD is retiring on June 30th. 

5/16/2017 - Welcome Samantha Murphy!
Samantha Murphy, PA-C has joined the Thunderbird Internal Medicine team and will be seeing patients at the Glendale suite G-2 location beginning on June 19th.

2/7/2017 - Physician Name Change
Please note that Dr. Mindy Tatera has changed her legal name to Mindy Taber.  You will begin to see her new name being used throughout our office.  The insurance companies have all been notified of this change so you can expect to see her new name on their websites and on future correspondence.  Please call our office at 602-938-6960 if you have any questions.

12/2/2016 - Humana Medicare Advantage
As of 12/1/2016, we have confirmed that Humana has loaded all of the Thunderbird Internal Medicine (TIM) physicians into their system.  If you have a Humana Medicare Advantage HMO plan and want to be seen by one of our PCP's, you must contact Humana at 1-800-457-4708 and have your PCP reassigned to a TIM physician.  Be sure to ask the Humana representative the effective date of the change. 

10/13/2016 - 2017 Medicare Open Enrollment
The 2017 Annual Election Period for Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug coverage takes place from October 15, 2016 to December 7, 2016.  Be sure to review your coverage and make any changes by December 7th.

8/25/2016 - Flu Vaccines Available
To give yourself the best chance of avoiding the flu, Thunderbird Internal Medicine encourages all patients to get the vaccine which is now available at our Phoenix office and at our C-1 and F-1 Glendale locations on a walk-in basis anytime the offices are open (including Saturdays from 8 am – 1 pm at the F-1 location).

8/15/2016 - Age 50+ and trying to ignore your colonoscopy?
Colorectal cancer is the 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer and 2nd leading cause of death in the U.S.  Colonoscopy can detect about 95% of cancers and find and remove precancerous polyps.

7/13/2016 - Vote for Thunderbird IM!
​Ranking Arizona’s Best of Arizona Businesses is now accepting votes for a number of categories including top Medical Group.  Follow the link to vote for us!

6/16/2016 - Podiatrist Dr. Tassone Returns June 27th!
Thunderbird IM is delighted to announce the return of board certified podiatrist John Tassone, DPM!

4/21/2016 - Reply Now Available for Appt Confirmation Texts
Thunderbird IM is always looking for ways to streamline communications and efficiencies. Patients can now reply to appointment confirmation texts to confirm or cancel upcoming appointments.

4/14/2016 - Dr. Millstein Joins Phoenix Office
Dr. Millstein has practiced in several Valley locations since 2007. He enjoys all aspects of internal medicine and believes it is a privilege to be entrusted with each patient’s care. Call 602-938-6960 to schedule!

1/15/2016 - Our Apologies for Phone Delay!
To improve the efficiency and timeliness of answering your calls, Thunderbird Internal Medicine is in the midst of implementing a new phone system. A change this big, however, takes time and unfortunately, while each member of our team learns the new system, you will likely notice even longer on-hold times.

On behalf of each of us at Thunderbird IM, we apologize! Your call is extremely important to us and we are working diligently on making this switch.

1/11/2016 - A Walk for the Heart
​On Saturday, March 19th, Thunderbird Internal Medicine will be among hundreds of teams and individual participants in the 2016 Heart Walk.  Fans and walkers alike will join in this walk at Cityscape in downtown Phoenix from 8 am to Noon.

11/18/2015 - Welcome Dr. Tung!
Board certified internist Prineet Tung, MD has joined Thunderbird Internal Medicine.

10/30/2015 - *UPDATED* Medicare Advantage Health Plan Changes for 2016
Medicare Advantage Health Plan Changes for 2016

10/1/2015 - Flu Vaccine Available
To give yourself the best chance of avoiding the flu, Thunderbird Internal Medicine encourages all patients to get the vaccine which is now available at all of our locations on a walk-in basis anytime the offices are open (including Saturdays from 8 am - 1 pm at the Glendale #F-1 location).  No appointment is needed.

9/8/2015 - NP Join Thunderbird IM
​Thunderbird Internal Medicine welcomes Sara Barrett MSN FNP-C.  She has an extensive experience and a passionate commitment to patient care. 

8/17/2015 - ​Immunizations are NOT Just for Kids!
August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention remind everyone that keeping up with immunizations is a life-time job! 

8/6/2015 - Podiatry Services Discontinued
​As of September 4th, Thunderbird Internal Medicine will no longer offer podiatric services.  No new podiatric appointments are being taken at this time. 

5/8/2015 - Pneumonia Vaccine Prevnar 13® Recommended for Those 65+
​Thunderbird IM now offers Prevnar 13® (also called PCV13) which, taken in conjunction with PPSV23, is highly effective in preventing pneumococcal pneumonia and invasive disease in adults age 65 and older.

1/19/2015 - Cosmetic Dermatology Key to Anti-Aging
​For those who are more comfortable working with a physician on their anti-aging skin regime, you can now schedule with board-certified dermatologist Mariel Bird, D.O.

12/18/2014 - Secondary Practice Name Added
​On January 1, 2015, Thunderbird Internal Medicine will change our company name to Arizona Internal Medicine Specialists.  There are no immediate plans to transition to this as a working name.

9/22/2014 - Thunderbird IM Physicians Selected as Expert Contributor
Three articles from Thunderbird Internal Medicine physicians are now being featured on the Angie’s List national web site. 

7/11/2014 - Neurologist Darry Johnson Joining Thunderbird IM
​Thunderbird Internal Medicine is delighted to announce that Darry Johnson MD will be seeing patients at both our C-1 and Indian School locations beginning July 21. 

6/11/2014 - Dr. Mariel Bird Joins Practice
Thunderbird Internal Medicine is proud to announce that Dr. Mariel Bird will be seeing patients at both our G-2 and Indian School locations to provide a full spectrum of medical and aesthetic dermatology care.

5/1/2014 - Upgraded our Electronic Medical Record System!
Thunderbird Internal Medicine replaced our current electronic health record and billing system with a new single database system.

8/1/2013 - Magazine Feature Spotlights TIM
Thunderbird Internal Medicine has a full-page feature in the September issues of Good Housekeeping, Redbook and Woman’s Day.

7/17/2013 - Dr. Kim Brandstetter Joins Practice!
Thunderbird Internal Medicine is pleased to welcome Dr. Kimberly Brandstetter.

4/4/2013 - Welcome to Christina Szabo!
​Christina Szabo, MSN, ANP-C, has joined the Thunderbird Internal Medicine team.

3/26/2013 - Sleep Lab Achieves National Certification
Thunderbird Internal Medicine recently achieved accreditation for its Sleep Lab.

1/22/2013 - Thunderbird Receives Service Award
For the second straight year, Thunderbird Internal Medicine has earned the 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award

10/22/2012 - Two Milestones Celebrated
Thunderbird Internal Medicine congratulates Dr. Angela Felix and Dr. Deborah Blaylock on their professional achievements.

9/28/2012 - Two New Providers Join Practice
Welcome Dr. Daniel Schlosser to our Indian School location and Dr. Angela Felix to our Glendale location.

3/30/2012 - Congrats to our Top Doc!
Dr. McConnell has provided colonoscopies to Thunderbird Internal Medicine patients for many years and now sees patients at some of our Wednesday afternoon Hemorrhoid Clinics.

3/5/2012 - Patients Appreciate Exceptional Care
One of our greatest pleasures is to receive patient notes about their care at Thunderbird Internal Medicine. A recent letter came from a husband and wife who have been cared for at our Thunderbird Road location for four years.

12/22/2011 - Learn about Patient Centered Medical Home
The PCMH is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients, and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient’s family.

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