Alma Family Practice was established in 1965 by Jack M. Stack, MD. It rapidly developed a reputation for innovation and state of the art care. The practice grew and moved to its current custom-built location which houses 12 exam rooms, three procedure rooms, on-site digital x-ray, a laboratory draw station, and other amenities.
We were an early implementer of an electronic medical record in 2004, going completely paperless by Feb of 2005. This provides us with over a decade of experience with EHRs. This expertise enabled us to be one of two practices in the county to qualify as a Patient Center Medical Home (PCMH), a standard of primary care excellence, since 2009. We accepted an invitation to participate in the regional CMS-led Michigan Primary Care Transformations (MIPCT) initiative to evaluate ways incorporation of an RN Care Manager into our practice and other measures would improve the delivery of primary care.
We were also chosen as a CDC surveillance site for influenza monitoring. Our support staff numbers nearly 30 people, which allows us to be efficient, detail-oriented and responsive to our patients. This combination of high-tech experience and recognition of our excellent care at the national level makes our office highly-sought by patients.
When you come to Alma, you are going to fall in love with its charm and warmth! Whether you are just visiting or planning a move, Alma has something for everyone. You will find many national chain retail stores in our Northtown district and many unique specialty shops in our downtown historic district. After a hard day of shopping why not relax and take in a movie? Alma Cinemas has seven screens and shows only the latest releases seven days a week.
Want to just hang out with your family? Maybe have a picnic? Alma is home to six neighborhood and four City wide parks. These parks are connected with a non-motorized bike and walking trail known as the Alma Riverwalk. The non-motorized trails don't stop there: Alma is currently the eastern-most portion of the 35 mile Fred Meijer Heartland Trail. The Fred Meijer Trail takes trail users from downtown Alma to Greenville.
Are your interests in culture? Alma College hosts the Alma Symphony Orchestra, The Alma College Choir, jazz performances and of course, theatre productions. The Gratiot County Players (a community theatre) also directs and performs four performances a year at the Strand Theatre in downtown Alma.
Is golfing more your pace? There are twelve courses within twenty miles of Alma. Are you more into gaming? The Soaring Eagle Casino is just 18 miles north. Living in Alma makes it easy to begin or continue your education. We are home to Alma College, a four-year liberal arts college and just twenty minutes south of Central Michigan University and Mid-Michigan Community College.
Alma has over 35 places to "grab a bite" with a wide variety of food offerings. If you like home-style dining, we have it. You need a quick meal? We have the franchise fast food places. If you like ethnic foods, we have Italian, Mexican and Chinese. Is your sweet tooth aching? We have you covered with sweet treats such as handmade candies, cakes and premium ice cream. Stopping for lunch? We have burgers and pizza as well as made-to-order sandwiches and deli subs and wraps.
The City of Alma is proud to be home the Annual Highland Festival & Games, held the last weekend in May of each year. Thousands from all over the country and Canada come to "Scotland USA" to join in the celebration. Events include the annual parade on Saturday morning, the Festival of Races featuring 5k and 8 mile runs; Great Lakes Highland Dance Championship; US Open Pipe Band Championship; Heavyweight Professional Athletic Competition and the Great Lakes Heavyweight Amateur Athletic Competition; Arts & Crafts Fair and many more activities.