Birmingham Internal Medicine Associates (also known as BIMA), is a physician owned practice in Birmingham, Alabama. Being technologically advanced you will receive the best care available along with a one on one relationship with your doctor. Our physicians treat the entire patient rather than a specific problem.

In addition to our physicians, we have a highly trained and courteous staff who are ready and willing to assist you in any way possible. We look forward to providing your medical needs, now and into the future.



We have a sick visit walk-in clinic from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM daily...We can treat runny nose, cough, flu, fever, sore throat, stomach bug and minor scrapes or sprains FAST (established patients only)

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Our Physicians

John Farley, MD.

President





"As a fourth generation physician, I truly believe in patient-centered care. I practice a hands-on approach, building a partnering relationship with my patients and providing the quality healthcare I know they desire and deserve."

Dr. Farley is the President of Birmingham Internal Medicine Associates, P.C., and is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency and internship in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Farley has been awarded a recognition from the NCQA Click here to learn more about this!



 

Tammy Leong, MD.

Partner





"Medicine involves the application of scientific knowledge to human problems. I believe that effective communication, compassion, and honesty between doctor and patient are vital to make it successful."

Dr. Leong is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed her residency and internship in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.




 


Jason Smith, MD.

Partner



"Compassionate care with evidence-based medical practice form the basis of my relationship with my patients. Each patient is an individual with specific needs for preventative care and acute treatment which go beyond a cookbook approach to healing. While medicine is both art and science, I try to let the medical facts form only the outlines of the treatment plan with the mutual trust between my patients and me allowing the implementation of that plan on an individual basis."

Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Smith has been awarded a recognition from the NCQA Click here to learn more about this!

Vicki Moore, MD.





"I look forward to being back in private practice and working with BIMA. I went into medicine because I care about people. I love to see the whole family including young adults and adolescence. The communication between doctor and patient is a very important part of my practice. It is essential for the family dynamics for the health and wellbeing. I like to treat a variety of problems in medicine."

Dr. Moore is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at St. Vincent's East Department of Family Medicine.

Neil Meadows, MD.

Partner





"I am committed to providing my patient with excellent medical care and giving them the time they need to communicate their concerns while showing compassion as well."

Dr. Meadows is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his residency in Family Practice at Carraway Methodist Medical Center.




 

Rebecca Lockhart, MD.





"I'm dedicated to providing a high standard of quality care for my patients. My medical education and residency provided me with a comprehensive background in Internal Medicine with an emphasis in primary care."

Dr. Lockhart is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and completed her residency in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.



 

Edward Alderson, MD.






Dr. Alderson is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his residency in the Internal Medicine Department at East Tennessee State University.















Adam Carroll, MD



"As a physician, I am dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care while building deep and lasting relationships between my patients and myself. This foundation of trust will allow me to treat both acute and chronic conditions as well as to educate and empower my patients towards good health."

Dr. Carroll is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his residency in Family Practice at UAB Huntsville Department of Family Medicine in Huntsville, AL.







Nurse Practitioners

Kerri Stephen, C.R.N.P


"I enjoy the privilege of being able to care for patients with the support of an exceptional team. I am committed to treating patients with compassion and respect to build an open and trusting relationship and deliver an optimal health experience in a patient centered atmosphere."

Kerri is board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She graduated with honors from Samford University with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. She earned her masters of science in Nursing with honors as a family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Laura Penkava, C.R.N.P



"Through holistic and evidence based practice, my goal is to provide high quality and individualized care to my patients in order to optimize their health and happiness on a daily basis. I feel honored to be a small part of my patients' lives and to build relationships with them along the way."

Laura is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia where she received a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology. She earned her Masters of Science degree in nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Caley King, C.R.N.P



"I chose this profession in order to be a part of a collaborative relationship that focuses on the patient and allows me to provide compassionate, thorough, and evidence-based healthcare to patients throughout the lifespan."

Caley is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing with honors. She recieved her Master's of Science degree in nursing with honors from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a certified Family Nurse Practiotioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Elizabeth Fuller, C.R.N.P



"I was a registered nurse for ten years before becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner. Being a nurse practitioner allows me to treat patients in holistic manner using not only evidence based medicine but sound nursing principles and experience."

I am a Family nurse Practitioner board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. I received my Bachelors of Science in Nursing with honors from Jacksonville State University. I graduated with honors from Samford University with my Masters of Science in Nursing. I am a member Sigma Theta Tau honors society for Nurses.

Holly Strauss, C.R.N.P



"Through holistic and evidence based practice, my goal is to provide high quality and individualized care to my patients in order to optimize their health and happiness on a daily basis. I feel honored to be a small part of my patients' lives and to build relationships with them along the way."

Holly is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a graduate of Samford University where she received a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. She earned her Masters of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Practice News

Our Wellness Center located on the 1st floor! Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 until clinic is complete.

Appointments

We are proud to offer same day appointments with either your physician or their nurse practicioner.

Insurance and Billing

Each insurance plan has different benefits and not all insurance policies cover the services we offer.