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Internal medicine physicians, also called “internists,” are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum of health, from wellness to complex illness. At least three out of their seven years of medical school and postgraduate training are dedicated to learning how to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases that affect adults.

The physicians and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in our internal medicine practices work together to provide general health and preventive care, help manage chronic conditions, diagnose and coordinate care for more serious health issues, and address the issues of aging. Patients seen are generally 18 years of age or older, however some practices see patients starting at age 16.

Sick Visits

When a minor illness or injury arises, your primary care team is there for you with acute care appointments. This provides not only convenience but also continuity of care, allowing you to be seen and treated by a practitioner right within the same medical group where you already have an established history of care. Because it is billed as an office visit, it also helps you to avoid the higher cost of urgent or emergency care.

Our Integrated Network of Care

As your “Patient Centered Medical Home” (PCMH), your internal medicine physician and the rest of your primary care team also coordinate and facilitate your care throughout our system. To aid in this effort, we’ve designed our integrated system to allow your primary care team and our emergency department, specialists, diagnostic imaging technicians, laboratory technicians and other healthcare professionals to “talk” about your health through electronic medical records that provide instant access to your medical information. This allows your entire care team to make an informed and comprehensive evaluation of your condition and to provide top-quality care within a truly integrated and holistic approach that also eliminates errors and redundant services to help you control your healthcare costs.

Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

Our Primary Care practice locations are your homes for patient centered care. We’re in pursuit of developing a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) approach to health care. In this model, the PCP serves as your health care advocate, coordinating all aspects of your care throughout our system.

Patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) are transforming how primary care is organized and delivered. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) defines a medical home not simply as a place but as a model of the organization of primary care that delivers the core functions of primary health care. The medical home encompasses five functions and attributes:

    1. Comprehensive Care: Provided by our Day Kimball Medical Group team of care providers, including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, care coordinators, and others.
    2. Patient-Centered: The primary care medical home provides health care that is relationship-based with an orientation toward the whole person. Partnering with patients and their families requires understanding and respecting each patient’s unique needs, culture, values, and preferences.
    3. Coordinated Care: The primary care medical home coordinates care across all elements of the broader health care system, including specialty care, hospitals, home health care, and community services and supports. Such coordination is particularly critical during transitions between sites of care, such as when patients are being discharged from the hospital.
    4. Accessible Services: The primary care medical home delivers accessible services with shorter waiting times for urgent needs, enhanced in-person hours, around-the-clock telephone or electronic access to a member of the care team, and alternative methods of communication such as email and telephone care.
    5. Quality & Safety: The primary care medical home demonstrates a commitment to quality and quality improvement by ongoing engagement in activities such as using evidencebased medicine and clinical decision-support tools to guide shared decision making with patients and families, engaging in performance measurement and improvement, measuring and responding to patient experiences and patient satisfaction, and practicing population health management.

Find an Internal Medicine Practitioner

Day Kimball Healthcare offers internal medicine services throughout Northeast Connecticut, through our Day Kimball Medical Group practices. Click the "Find A Doctor" button above to make to browse and read more about our family medicine doctors and practitioners, including a list of those currently accepting new patients. Visit our accepting patients page or call 1 (844) DKMG DOC (1-844-356-4362).

Billing & Payment Information

Billing for primary care office visits will come from Day Kimball Medical Group. Please check with your insurance carrier about your specific coverage, copays and deductibles as well as any prior authorization requirements. If you have questions regarding your bill, need assistance with health insurance or need help paying for care, please contact the Day Kimball Medical Group business office at (860) 928-9270. For more information, see our Day Kimball Medical Group billing page. 

Other Services Integrated with Internal Medicine

Behavioral Health
Cancer Care
Diagnostic Services 
Emergency Care
In-Home Care
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Specialty Care
Surgical Care 
Women's Health

Locations, Hours and Contact Information

To find an internal medicine practitioner, including a list of those currently accepting new patients, please visit our Find a Doctor page.

Day Kimball Healthcare Center
612 Hartford Pike
Dayville, CT 06241
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Phone: (860) 779-0867

Hours: Monday, 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Day Kimball Healthcare Center
12 Lathrop Road
Plainfield, CT 06374
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Phone: (860) 457-9191

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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