Southview Medical Group is a multispecialty group that operates as an independent corporate entity housed on the grounds of Birmingham's respected St. Vincent's Hospital. Internal medicine and most major internal medicine specialties (cardiology, endocrinology, infectious diseases, gastroenterology) are represented there, as are some non-internal medicine specialties like otolaryngology. As a patient it is more likely than not that you would join this group by becoming a primary care patient to one of the general internal medicine physicians (there are about 8 or 9). I don't know all the physicians but the one I see is thoughtful, bright, mid-career, which means he'll be around awhile, but is not just green out of residency either. The large-office format means that the experience of going there will feel a bit less individual and intimate, but it also means that workflow issues have been worked out well and you won't spend a lot of time sitting around waiting for a piece of paper or a blood draw or anything like that. Referrals and billing are processed efficiently. This is a good place to come for high quality adult primary care, but recognize that the "large group" format means it's not quite your old-fashioned 1-2 doctor office.