Internal Medicine Affiliates
We Care for People...Not Just Diseases
About Sandra Mathews 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 .
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
Dr. Sandra Mathews Ford - Medical Director
Henry M. Ford - Office Administrator
Monique Cunningham - Nurse
Anita Ford - Office Manager
Felicia Lowery - Lab Technician
Darlene Cockrell - Medical Secretary
Jamese Cook - Medical Assistant
How Can I Help You
A physical examination, medical examination, or clinical examination (more commonly referred to as a check-up), is the process by which a medical practitioner examines the body of a patient for any possible signs or symptoms of a medical condition. It generally consists of a series of questions regarding patient medical history followed by an examination of the symptoms. Together, the medical history and the physical examination aids in determining the correct diagnosis and devising the treatment plan. This data then becomes part of the medical record.
Prescription medication Medicare Part B fills and refills.
Immunization vaccines, also known as flu shots or flu jabs, are vaccines that protect against infection by influenza viruses. A new version of the vaccine is developed twice a year, as the influenza virus rapidly changes. While their effectiveness varies from year to year, most provide modest to high protection against influenza
General medical examination is a common form of preventive medicine involving visits to a general practitioner by well feeling adults on a regular basis.
Prevention & Wellness
The Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is a yearly appointment with your primary care provider (PCP) to create or update a personalized prevention plan. This plan may help prevent illness based on your current health and risk factors
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We no longer take Medicaid
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.
Bring Your ID With You
Be sure to bring your driver's license or Alabama ID card
Internal Medicine Affiliates is open to new Medicare patients.
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Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday - Sunday is closed
Closed Major Holidays
516 Tuscaloosa Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211
Fax # 205- 780-0670