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4/21/2016 - Reply Now Available for Appt Confirmation Texts
Thunderbird IM is always looking for ways to streamline communications and efficiencies. Patients can now reply to appointment confirmation texts to confirm or cancel upcoming appointments.

4/14/2016 - Dr. Millstein Joins Phoenix Office
Dr. Millstein has practiced in several Valley locations since 2007. He enjoys all aspects of internal medicine and believes it is a privilege to be entrusted with each patient’s care. Call 602-938-6960 to schedule!
1/15/2016 - Our Apologies for Phone Delay!
To improve the efficiency and timeliness of answering your calls, Thunderbird Internal Medicine is in the midst of implementing a new phone system. A change this big, however, takes time and unfortunately, while each member of our team learns the new system, you will likely notice even longer on-hold times.
 

On behalf of each of us at Thunderbird IM, we apologize! Your call is extremely important to us and we are working diligently on making this switch.

1/11/2016 - A Walk for the Heart
​On Saturday, March 19th, Thunderbird Internal Medicine will be among hundreds of teams and individual participants in the 2016 Heart Walk.  Fans and walkers alike will join in this walk at Cityscape in downtown Phoenix from 8 am to Noon.

11/18/2015 - Welcome Dr. Tung!
Board certified internist Prineet Tung, MD has joined Thunderbird Internal Medicine.

10/30/2015 - *UPDATED* Medicare Advantage Health Plan Changes for 2016
Medicare Advantage Health Plan Changes for 2016

10/1/2015 - Flu Vaccine Available
To give yourself the best chance of avoiding the flu, Thunderbird Internal Medicine encourages all patients to get the vaccine which is now available at all of our locations on a walk-in basis anytime the offices are open (including Saturdays from 8 am - 1 pm at the Glendale #F-1 location).  No appointment is needed.

9/8/2015 - NP Join Thunderbird IM
​Thunderbird Internal Medicine welcomes Sara Barrett MSN FNP-C.  She has an extensive experience and a passionate commitment to patient care. 
8/17/2015 - ​Immunizations are NOT Just for Kids!
August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention remind everyone that keeping up with immunizations is a life-time job! 

8/6/2015 - Podiatry Services Discontinued
​As of September 4th, Thunderbird Internal Medicine will no longer offer podiatric services.  No new podiatric appointments are being taken at this time. 
5/8/2015 - Pneumonia Vaccine Prevnar 13® Recommended for Those 65+
​Thunderbird IM now offers Prevnar 13® (also called PCV13) which, taken in conjunction with PPSV23, is highly effective in preventing pneumococcal pneumonia and invasive disease in adults age 65 and older.

1/19/2015 - Cosmetic Dermatology Key to Anti-Aging
​For those who are more comfortable working with a physician on their anti-aging skin regime, you can now schedule with board-certified dermatologist Mariel Bird, D.O.
12/18/2014 - Secondary Practice Name Added
​On January 1, 2015, Thunderbird Internal Medicine will change our company name to Arizona Internal Medicine Specialists.  There are no immediate plans to transition to this as a working name.

9/22/2014 - Thunderbird IM Physicians Selected as Expert Contributor
Three articles from Thunderbird Internal Medicine physicians are now being featured on the Angie’s List national web site. 
7/11/2014 - Neurologist Darry Johnson Joining Thunderbird IM
​Thunderbird Internal Medicine is delighted to announce that Darry Johnson MD will be seeing patients at both our C-1 and Indian School locations beginning July 21. 

6/11/2014 - Dr. Mariel Bird Joins Practice
Thunderbird Internal Medicine is proud to announce that Dr. Mariel Bird will be seeing patients at both our G-2 and Indian School locations to provide a full spectrum of medical and aesthetic dermatology care.

5/1/2014 - Upgraded our Electronic Medical Record System!
Thunderbird Internal Medicine replaced our current electronic health record and billing system with a new single database system.

8/1/2013 - Magazine Feature Spotlights TIM
Thunderbird Internal Medicine has a full-page feature in the September issues of Good Housekeeping, Redbook and Woman’s Day.

7/17/2013 - Dr. Kim Brandstetter Joins Practice!
Thunderbird Internal Medicine is pleased to welcome Dr. Kimberly Brandstetter.

4/4/2013 - Welcome to Christina Szabo!
​Christina Szabo, MSN, ANP-C, has joined the Thunderbird Internal Medicine team.

3/26/2013 - Sleep Lab Achieves National Certification
Thunderbird Internal Medicine recently achieved accreditation for its Sleep Lab.

1/22/2013 - Thunderbird Receives Service Award
For the second straight year, Thunderbird Internal Medicine has earned the 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award

10/22/2012 - Two Milestones Celebrated
Thunderbird Internal Medicine congratulates Dr. Angela Felix and Dr. Deborah Blaylock on their professional achievements.

9/28/2012 - Two New Providers Join Practice
Welcome Dr. Daniel Schlosser to our Indian School location and Dr. Angela Felix to our Glendale location.

3/30/2012 - Congrats to our Top Doc!
Dr. McConnell has provided colonoscopies to Thunderbird Internal Medicine patients for many years and now sees patients at some of our Wednesday afternoon Hemorrhoid Clinics.

3/5/2012 - Patients Appreciate Exceptional Care
One of our greatest pleasures is to receive patient notes about their care at Thunderbird Internal Medicine. A recent letter came from a husband and wife who have been cared for at our Thunderbird Road location for four years.

12/22/2011 - Learn about Patient Centered Medical Home
The PCMH is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients, and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient’s family.

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