IMS Primary Care - Scottsdale
Alan Hamilton MD ABFM CCFP FCFP
Stephanie Pinello FNP-C,  Kristi Chase FNP-C
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Welcome to our web site. Dr. Hamilton is a Board Certified Family Physician, Kristi Chase and Stephanie Pinello are certified Family Nurse Practitioners who practice in the North Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Our goal is to provide you and your family with quality care in preventing, diagnosing and treating your health related problems. We aim to become your "medical home". We see patients of all ages. We are a teaching location for several colleges and universities helping to train health care professionals. 

We are a part of Integrated Medical Services (IMS) which is a large physician-specialty group focusing on providing the highest quality care by utilizing the combined clinical expertise of the IMS physicians and advance information technology. This helps us to provide care and at the same time respond to the challenges of the changing health care system. 



Access the Follow My Heath Patient Portal by clicking here.

We obtained national certification as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). See the panel below for more information.

We were voted a Top Doctor in Family Practice by Phoenix Magazine.


Our office is in the Bell Professional Center which is conveniently located at the south-west corner of 55th Street and East Bell Road in North Phoenix. There is an on-site digital X-ray facility, and lab for your convenience. Click here for a map and directions.

On the Forms section you will find registration and health history forms that can be downloaded and completed prior to your visit.

In the Links section there are many links to local and national resources to learn more about diseases, medications or the latest health news. There are many tips to help you get and stay healthy.

We hope that you will find the information to be helpful in answering your questions about our office or about your health. 

Dr Hamilton and staff.


 



The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care for children, adolescents, and adults. The PCMH is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between patients and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient's family.

This definition was laid out by the American Academy of Family Physicians , the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Osteopathic Association in the 2007 Joint Principles for the Patient Centered Medical Home. This defines critical principles within the PCMH model:

  • Access to a personal physician who leads the care team within a medical practice
  • A whole-person orientation to providing patient care
  • Integrated and coordinated care
  • Focus on quality and safety

Through the medical home model, practices seek to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of the care they deliver, and to ensure that the activities within the practice are focused on meeting patient needs first. The PCMH model seeks to foster a relationship of trust between the care team and the patient, and to actively engage patients as partners in their health care.