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Welcome to Annapolis Internal Medicine!

Annapolis Internal Medicine (AIM) had its origin in 1974 when Dr. George Samaras opened his practice of internal medicine and nephrology.

Over the years, the practice has grown and flourished, and is now the largest internal medicine practice in Annapolis. Anticipating the needs of the community, our group has grown to include 10 physicians, who treat the entire spectrum of adult care internal medicine problems. In addition, the subspecialties of Nephrology (kidney diseases) and Endocrinology (diabetes and other glandular disorders) are represented. All of the physicians are Board Certified in their field of expertise.

As internists, we manage the entire spectrum of adult health. We are your health care advisors, and are responsible for assisting you in the prevention and treatment of medical illnesses. We will guide you to the care of specialists when appropriate. We are available for medical problems and emergency call 24 hours a day.

If there is a need for in-hospital care, we will continue to care for you (instead of deferring your care to an unfamiliar hospitalist physician). As internists, we have been trained to care for more seriously ill persons. We all have active admitting privileges at Anne Arundel Medical Center so when you need us the most... we will be there for you!

To assist us and help you with acute care problems, we have three certified nurse practitioners, one of whom is also a certified diabetes educator helping with diabetic disease management and dietary counseling.

Annapolis Internal Medicine is also the home of The Diabetes and Endocrine Center of Annapolis. Endocrinologists, Joseph Friend, M.D. and Michele Smadja-Gordon, M.D, and diabetes educator Wynn Boyle provide comprehensive assessment and treatment of diabetic patients with on site education, hemoglobin A1C testing and insulin pump management. The physicians are available for personal and referral consultation for all thyroid, pituitary and adrenal gland conditions as well. Osteoporosis can be assessed with on site bone density measurement. Consultations can be arranged on an urgent basis if necessary, and we will always communicate with your referring physician.

As a primary care patient at Annapolis Internal Medicine, you will establish a relationship with one physician who will be responsible for your total health care. This will provide complete continuity of care and a closer patient/physician relationship. If your particular physician is not available, one of the other physician or nurse practitioners is always available to help you until your primary physician returns. To learn about each individual practitioner, and help you choose a physician, see the Bio's section of this website.

Our goal is to provide the best medical care to our patients. Please use this website to understand the process of appointments, office procedures, medical information and local resources. We would also like you to use this website for scheduling appointments, requesting referrals, prescriptions, and sending messages for your physician and general medical information.


Office Hours

The main office located in Suite 400 is open Monday through Friday 7:30am to 5:00pm. The Walk-in Clinic located in Suite 102 is open Monday through Friday 7:00am to 6:00pm and Saturdays 8:00am to 2:00pm.

If you have an urgent problem, we will make every effort to see you the same day you call. You may schedule with your personal physician or with the nurse practitioner if the physician's schedule is full.

The physicians in this office are available for emergency consultation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 410-897-9841 to reach the physician on call.

Our phone system and this web site are also open 24 hours a day. Both systems may be utilized to schedule appointments, leave messages, request prescriptions and referrals 24 hours a day.


Contacting us can be easy.....

To make the most efficient use of your time, use the web site communications portal!

Using your computer, you may...
  1. Send a message/inquiry to your doctor
  2. Refill a prescription
  3. Request a referral to a specialist
  4. Make an appointment online
To perform any of the above tasks, just click on the appropriate link listed at the top of the column to the right of this text.

If you wish to speak to an individual by phone... Keep in mind that we use an automated attendant phone system primarily for efficiency. It is capable of answering 6 lines simultaneously and directing the caller to the appropriate service desired. We have four full time secretaries to assist you with your call. Obviously, there will be times when all secretaries are busy. The following is a summary of the automated telephone menu options:

  • Option 3.....For Emergencies
  • Option 4.....For Appointments
  • Option 5.....For Medication Refills
  • Option 6.....For Referrals
  • Option 7.....For Billing Inquiries
  • Option 8.....To leave a non-urgent message
  • Option 9.....For our fax #, address, or details about the website
  • Option 0.....For all other inquiries Messages left on voice mail will be checked and reviewed from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. All messages, referrals, and prescription requests received after 4:00 PM will be cleared the next morning. Web site messages and requests for prescriptions and/or referrals will be downloaded every morning at 8:00 AM. Do not leave urgent or emergency messages on this web site or on the phone message modules.

    If you wish, you may send a fax to 410-897-9852.



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