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Health Care that Cares

At IMG, our focus is on providing continuity of care and comprehensive health services to our patients. Whether you need routine checkups, preventative care, or treatment for acute or chronic conditions, our team of medical professionals is here to help.

Our practice is comprised of two highly skilled physicians, one board-certified nurse practitioner, and two physician assistants. Our physicians are not only board certified but also specialize in doctors of osteopathy, ensuring that our patients receive the most advanced and effective treatments available.

We understand that choosing a primary care physician is an important decision, and we are committed to earning your trust and providing the highest level of care possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and make IMG your primary care office.

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Dedicated Team of Physicians

We Help Patients Stay Healthy

Edward Vecchione, DO

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Joseph Brignola, MD

Doctor of Medicine

Dana Brignola, PA

Physician Assistant

Judyth Valera, PA

Physician Assistant

Samantha De Almeida, APN-BC

Advanced Practice Nurse

Ernest DeFazio, MD

Doctor of Medicine

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What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

Jim Rossi

Known Dr. V. over 40 years, very down to earth and listens, even when I lived in Maine I would see him once a year, enough said!

Erin Carretero

Judith the PA is the best, hands down. She is so knowledgeable but never makes you feel inferior when she explains what’s going on. Takes her time and reassures you on what you know. Never had a bad appointment with her. Friendly, extremely smart, and helps all-around. 😊

Donald S.

Dr Brignola is the best doctor I have been to. The staff are friendly & courteous.

Lena L.

When I arrived the girls were super sweet, and their paperwork was quick and easy. I also appreciated that they didn't ask too many non-relevant questions on their new patient questionaire. The doctor actually took his time and treated me with respect and I didn't feel rushed.

Jim Rossi

Known Dr. V. over 40 years, very down to earth and listens, even when I lived in Maine I would see him once a year, enough said!

Erin Carretero

Judith the PA is the best, hands down. She is so knowledgeable but never makes you feel inferior when she explains what’s going on. Takes her time and reassures you on what you know. Never had a bad appointment with her. Friendly, extremely smart, and helps all-around. 😊

Donald S.

Dr Brignola is the best doctor I have been to. The staff are friendly & courteous.

Lena L.

When I arrived the girls were super sweet, and their paperwork was quick and easy. I also appreciated that they didn't ask too many non-relevant questions on their new patient questionaire. The doctor actually took his time and treated me with respect and I didn't feel rushed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a primary care physician?

Primary care physicians (PCPs) direct and coordinate aspects of your health such as physical and emotional health. They listen to your questions, assess symptoms, recommend treatment approaches, prescribe medication and refer you to the proper specialist when needed.
It’s important to have a primary care physician. They get to know you, your history and your family health history. Building a long-term relationship with your PCP can translate to major health benefits over your lifetime. They can better manage chronic disease, decrease in hospital and ER visits, and treat ailments.
PCP can help identify health issues in their early stages before becoming major problems. They can offer preventative care such as immunizations, regular imaging, lab testing, such as cholesterol, blood pressure checks, flu shots, cancer screenings, as well as diet and lifestyle modification to maintain and improve your health.

Physician assistants (PAs) practices medicine and are supervised by physician(s). A PA can diagnose a patient or prescribe treatment.

Nurse practitioners (NPs) are advanced practice registered nurses who have advanced clinical training. They diagnose and treat medical problems, perform advanced procedures, diagnose patients, and prescribe medications.

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