News Release

For Immediate Release

Maria Coppola, APR, CPRC
(904) 312-3321

Clay Barnett
(205) 382-0937

Northside Medical Associates Merges with BIMA and Complete Health

Merger creates the area’s largest private primary care group


BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 12, 2020 – Northside Medical Associates has joined forces with Birmingham Internal Medicine Associates (BIMA) and Complete Health to become Birmingham’s leading primary care group. By merging two of the area’s premier primary care practices, Northside Medical Associates and BIMA are poised to continue to offer Birmingham the same top-tier care and service experience for which they are well known. Also added to the Complete Health group in the Birmingham area recently is Adamsville Family Medicine. Complete Health is a physician-driven, value-based group dedicated to quality patient outcomes.

Becoming a part of Complete Health gives Northside Medical additional resources to bolster the services already available in a private company that operates independently from other health systems. Northside Medical has 12 physicians, 16 nurse practitioners and currently serves tens of thousands of patients per year.

“This merger represents a new era for Complete Health and all our Birmingham-area practices,” said Jeff Preuss, CEO of Complete Health. “The services we offer our patients are unmatched in the market, and with many more locations now available, we are looking forward to showing more of Birmingham the Complete Health difference.”

Northside Medical Associates, founded in 2001 with three physicians, has grown to more than 150 care providers and staff in four medical offices. Its main, 80,000-square-foot campus is in Pell City with additional locations in Moody, Springville, and Trussville. Northside offers primary care as well as laboratory, imaging, urgent care, and an in-house pharmacy.

“We intend to heal, honor and serve our community both physically and emotionally throughout their life,” said Dr. Ronald Helms, MD, CEO and president of Northside Medical Associates. “Joining Complete health allows us to provide the absolute best care to our patients. We serve our patients as our friends and create long-lasting partnerships focused on well-being and quality of life.”

Complete Health offers a unique, industry-leading concept in patient care – dedicated care coordinators and member support representatives who educate and address concerns of patients and help them access benefits and health services. Northside Medical provides same-day visits, convenient hours and special programs for seniors. Complete Health is a Pharos Capital Group company, a healthcare-focused private equity firm based in Dallas and Nashville, Tennessee.

Complete Health is a physician-driven, professionally managed, technology-enabled primary care group delivering excellent quality support services and patient health outcomes. The group based in Florida has practices in metro-Birmingham, Alabama and metro-Daytona, Florida, with growth plans across the Southeast. Complete Health builds on existing practices to embrace value-based care concepts, reduce physician administrative burden, and focus on patient care and quality outcomes – all while lowering the total cost of care. For more information about Complete Health visit