About Us

Why Choose LIMA for Your Healthcare Needs?

LIMA stands out as a consortium of independent physicians who take pride in owning their practice. This autonomy enables us to align with our patients in selecting the best healthcare options, ensuring top-notch, compassionate care, and enhanced medical outcomes. We strongly advocate for patients to exercise control over their medical care, including the choice of physicians and medical facilities.

Cost-Effective High-Quality Care

Contrary to large health systems that often steer patients towards higher-cost facilities, LIMA’s independent physicians deliver high-quality care at more affordable rates. Routine services like lab testing, X-rays, and physical therapy are provided with a focus on cost-effectiveness.

Patient-Centric Referrals

Our referral system prioritizes optimal care tailored to individual needs, without any obligations to specific health systems, placing your well-being at the forefront.

Rapid Adaptability of Independent Providers

As independent providers, we can swiftly adapt to changing needs without the bureaucratic hurdles of lengthy approval processes or multiple committee meetings, ensuring a responsive approach to patient processes.

Community Commitment

LIMA is deeply committed to our community, actively supporting local organizations, schools, and various charities. Many of our providers volunteer their time at the Free Clinic, demonstrating our dedication to community well-being.

Patient-Focused Primary Goals

At LIMA, our primary focus is you. We recognize that our commitments are to our patients and their individual care. Our unwavering dedication is directed towards keeping our patients healthy and supporting their ability to live independently.

Our Mission

Over the past several years LIMA has continued to expand to support the needs of the community.  Despite vast changes in the practice of medicine, the mission at LIMA continues to be to provide the highest quality of medical care needs to Lebanon County and the surrounding areas.

Recognized Awards

NCQA Recognized

NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients. Recognition shows that LIMA has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time. Over the past fifty years LIMA has continued to expand to support the needs of Lebanon. Despite vast changes in the practice of medicine, the mission at LIMA continues to remain independent and keep our priorities focused on three principles. Commitment. Quality. Community.

ISCD Accredited

LIMA is accredited by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry for performance of Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) for testing of bone density.

COLA Accredited

LIMA has met all the criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA Inc., a leading national laboratory accreditor, whose program and standards enable clinical laboratories and staff to meet U.S. CLIA and other regulatory requirements.

Our History

Medicine in Lebanon is primarily practiced at the Good Samaritan Hospital by family physicians.

Dr. Carl Sherk elevates healthcare in Lebanon by offering consultations across internal medicine specialties. In 1961, Dr. William E. Schaffer, Jr. joins, forming Lebanon County’s first medical group. In 1966, Dr. Murray B. Grosky briefly joins, and as the practice expands to include cardiology, gastroenterology, and endocrinology, they officially adopt the name Lebanon Internal Medicine Associates (LIMA).

Sherk, Schaeffer & Hallahan incorporates, becoming Internal Medicine Specialists of Lebanon (IMS) and includes rheumatology in their expanding specialty practice.

Physician groups from LIMA merge with IMS, establishing a joint practice at 618 Cornwall Road under the unified name LIMA. The practice continues to grow, adding nephrology, physical therapy, and a complete lab to meet community needs.

In April 2000, LIMA relocates to 755 Norman Drive, enhancing their services with radiology and reinforcing their commitment to providing comprehensive healthcare to the community.

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