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As Demand Surges for Senior Healthcare Services, IMA Medical Group Opens 21st Center in Conway Area of Orlando

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In the Heart of Orlando, Expansion Marks Latest Opening to Meet Community Need. 30 Additional Center Launches Planned Within the Next 18 Months.

ORLANDO, Fla., August 19, 2021 —If we learned anything from 2020, it is that the healthcare industry is more important than ever, especially as Florida’s aging population seeks ways to remain healthy and active. Given the increasing need for quality healthcare services that focus on the whole person, IMA Medical Group, a leading independent provider of high-quality primary care physician services in Central Florida, proudly announces the grand opening of the IMA South Conway Center located at 3333 South Conway Road, Orlando, Florida. The new facility marks the 21st center opening in IMA Medical Group’s 10-year history and the third in Central Florida in the last year alone.

“We’re very excited to be opening our third new clinic this year in the Conway area; we have a great team here and we’re delighted to be able to serve more patients in Central Florida through the opening of this location,” stated Dr. Mark Leenay, Chief Executive Officer, IMA Medical Group. “At the Conway location, there is a very open feel to the space, and we offer patient pods, where patients are able to do telemedicine appointments with specialists or physicians at other clinics. Additionally, we are excited that we’re going to have an electronic dispensary, offering essentially a pharmacy on-site, where patients can get their medications.”

“It is a real passion of ours to be able to serve the senior community, giving them the concierge service they deserve,” said Donna Walker, Chief Operations Officer, IMA Medical Group.

The new IMA Medical Group center in Conway encompasses 4,800 square feet, including a Senior Center. IMA’s physicians, nurses, specialists, and other clinical staff provide patients with preventive care services in addition to chronic disease management and many convenient in-house services, including diagnostic testing, pharmacy, and labs, among others.

Under the leadership of Medical Director Dr. Juan Carlos Escandon, the center in Conway is supported by on-site physicians Dr. Tomas Ferrer and Dr. Norali Hernandez, as well as additional care team members. IMA is excited to offer a male and a female provider, both of whom speak fluent English and Spanish and have significant clinical experience in our Conway office.

Understanding that patients make it a priority to stay healthy and active, IMA Medical Group continues to focus on the whole person, building facilities that also feature wellness centers on the premises. These centers focus on helping patients take control of their physical, mental, and emotional health, featuring health education classes, physical fitness classes, arts and crafts, and other social engagement activities. IMA Medical Group also provides personal transportation services to and from appointments for patients who qualify.

In addition to standard telemedicine appointments, IMA Medical Group takes a hybrid approach to ensure patients have access to a variety of health professionals, outfitting centers with private audio-visual pods, where patients may consult with specialists and off-site providers who are part of their care team. IMA Medical Group offers patients physician-guided virtual house calls via tele-health, with 24/7 access to their doctor, most who are bilingual in English, Spanish, Filipino or Haitian Creole, ensuring easy communication and improving the patient experience no matter the time of day or night.

The IMA Medical Group Conway center opened on July 24, 2021. To make an appointment, schedule a tour, or to request more information, call 407-440-3405.

As Baby Boomers mature, 10,000 are becoming eligible for Medicare every day. To meet the needs of this expanding population, as well as individuals moving into Florida, IMA is adding additional new clinics in 2021 and 2022. Following the opening of South Conway, IMA expects to open new facilities in Orange, Hillsborough, Polk, Lake and Volusia counties. IMA is currently in the planning phase to open an exciting large Innovation Center in South Lakeland, which will include IMA’s traditional healthcare services, as well as an expanded wellness center facility, yoga, Pilates, educational opportunities, arts & crafts, a café, and other soon-to-be-announced capabilities, including urgent care services. In addition, IMA is upgrading and expanding many of its legacy facilities including North Lakeland and Poinciana which will open in late 2021.

About IMA Medical Group

IMA Medical Group provides high quality primary medical and wellness services focusing on improving patient care, reducing costs, and offering convenient services for patients, their families, and caregivers. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, IMA serves patients in 20 locations across Central Florida including Orlando, Lakeland, Davenport, Winter Haven, Lake Wales, Clermont, Oviedo, Kissimmee, St. Cloud, and Tampa, where over 70 physicians and nurse practitioners provide comprehensive medical services to over 40,000 members in partnership with all leading Medicare Health Plans. For more information, please visit www.imamedicalgroup.com.

* IMA Medical Group earned the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for the fourth consecutive year. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication, and patient involvement.

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