About Ideal Medical Practices

Ideal Medical Practices (IMP) provides support to small, independent medical practices across the country. We're a peer-to-peer membership organization helping practices committed to relationship-based care succeed and thrive.

IMP is the only national nonprofit working to ensure that small practitioners across the country have what we need to continue to innovate and grow in today’s challenging and changing healthcare environment.

The member clinics of IMP are provider-owned with fewer than six practitioners. Each is designed around the core philosophy that the strength of the patient-provider relationship is the single biggest determinant of health outcomes. The business and clinical structures of IMP practices are developed to support this philosophy of care, and encompass diverse models. In IMP, there is no one size that fits all.  Each clinic is exactly right for the provider, the provider’s patients, and their community.  

And IMP is here to help. As an organization, we provide the tools, education and community network we all need. We work to achieve the goal of our practices to deliver exactly the care patients want and need, exactly when they want and need it, while preserving autonomy, work-life balance, and job satisfaction for our member providers.  

Together we can continue to work independently by having a common voice, sharing resources and ideas, and advocating for a system that includes and supports small independent medical providers nationwide.  

Join us!

Forms Library
Journal Articles Library

Latest Discussions

  • Posted in: Member Forum

    I post this not to promote myself, but to promote using our imp concepts to do underserved medicine, rather than just medicine for folks who have other options https://psmag.com/social-justice/colorado-clinic-refugees-

  • Posted in: Member Forum

    And the practice I am joining is actually very very good. Foundation model, meaning only physician admin, good contracts , good reputation and I get to take my current patients with me - anything less, I might have balked ------------------------------ ...

  • Posted in: Member Forum

    Actually, all of that was very good. Caps from 15 to 45  based on age, and the utilization ratio is 75% compared to mcr rates, meaning, I provide services 75% of what I am paid Claims going through smoothly enough ( I resumed my billing in December ...

Upcoming Events

Where We Are