Internal Medicine Affiliates

We Care for People...Not Just Diseases


About Sandra Matthews Ford MD

Dr. Sandra Ford is a board certified internal medicine physician.  She is a Medical Doctor with 41 years of experience as a board-certified internist specializing in functional medicine and holistic medicine.

As a functional medicine practitioner, Dr. Ford desires to find the root cause of symptoms while promoting health and wellness.   


Medical School - University of Alabama  Birmingham School of Medicine

Residency in Internal Medicine - University of Birmingham

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How Can I Help You

Flu Shots

General Health

Prevention & Wellness

Physical Exams


Pain Management

Blood Work

Urgent Care

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Insurance Coverage

Nearly all major insurance plans accepted

Internal Medicine Affiliates accepts most insurance providers. Our office staff is happy to assist you by calling your insurance company to clarify these concerns prior to your visit. Many insurance companies provide various “plans,” and some of these plans cover preventative care including annual physicals, and unfortunately, others plans do not.  Furthermore, certain plans cover the annual physical with no deductible; even though there may be a deductible which may apply to other services provided at the same time the physical is performed, so always ask if you have additional needs at your annual physical.

Finally, certain plans will fully pay for the clinical examination by a provider, but may apply a deductible for routine laboratory and radiology services. Therefore, the best way to prevent surprises is to be well informed about your coverage prior to your appointment.

Bring Your Insurance Card With You

Be sure to bring your insurance card with you every time you visit our Tuscaloosa Ave SW Internal Medicine Affiliates location. Notify the front desk whenever your insurance coverage changes, so the medical staff can accurately maintain your important medical records.

Medicare and Medicaid

Internal Medicine Affiliates is open to new Medicare and Medicaid patients.



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Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am to 7pm

Saturday: 9am to 4pm

Sunday: Closed

516 Tuscaloosa Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211



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