The Doctors

The physicians at Primary Physician Partners are experienced, board certified internists. Drs. Boelsterl, Malvey and Thippanna’s expertise lies in the care of the whole individual, providing thoughtful, complete care, one person at a time.

Primary Physician Partners

Dr. Peter Lindblad

Dr. Peter Lindblad has been a board certified physician in Internal Medicine since 1987. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College in Vermont, his Master of Science degree from the University of Georgia and his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, MA.

Dr. Lindblad completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA. He spent 13 years as a practicing Internist at Fallon Clinic (now Reliant Medical Group) where he was the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine from 1993 to 1998. Additionally, he was the Medical Director at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and later the Cambridge Health Alliance before he founded Primary Physician Partners as President in 2003. Dr Lindblad retired from the practice in 2018, however he continues to manage the practice.

Dr. Lindblad is an assistant professor at UMass Medical School and is actively involved in teaching medical students and residents at the Worcester Medical Center.

Dr. Annie Abraham

Dr. Annie Abraham is a board certified internist with over 25 years experience in primary care medicine. Dr. Abraham retired in March 2017. She graduated from Christian Medical College, Vellore, India in 1970. After completing her residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, she worked in private practice for 11 years before moving to the Worcester area in 1988. She worked at Fallon Clinic (Reliant Medical group) until 2003 when she joined Primary Physician Partners in private practice. She is an assistant professor in medicine at UMass Medical School and is actively involved in teaching students and residents at the Worcester Medical Center.

Dr. Abraham has a special interest in women’s health. She co-founded the Women’s Wellness Center as part of an educational and informative piece of the practice of medicine while at the Fallon Clinic. She was also instrumental in designing the programs and seminars that continue to promote wellness among the women of Worcester County.

Dr. Magdalena Boelsterl

Dr. Magdalena Boelsterl is a board certified internist who joined our practice in 2012. She received her medical degree from the medical faculty of Technische University in Munich, Germany, in 2006. Subsequently she relocated to the United States and received a Master of Public Health degree from Yale University in New Haven, CT. After completing her Internal Medicine residency training at Yale New Haven Hospital, she briefly explored a pulmonary and critical care fellowship, before joining Primary Physician Partners.

Dr. Boelsterl has a special interest in pulmonary medicine, sleep medicine, and advanced care planning. She has gathered insight into various international health care systems by studying and working on four different continents during her training.

In her free time she enjoys reading, singing, cooking and road trips throughout New England.

Dr. Todd Malvey

Dr. Todd Malvey is board certified in both Family Medicine and Primary Care Sports Medicine. Dr. Malvey earned his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed a traditional osteopathic internship year at St. John’s-Oakland Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Malvey then went on to complete his residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, and a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.

Before relocating back to his home state of Massachusetts, Dr. Malvey spent 4 years practicing at Moncrief Army Community Hospital in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He joined Primary Physician Partners in 2013, after spending 5 years as a practicing physician for the Saint Vincent Medical Group in Northborough, MA.

Dr. Malvey is currently a team physician for the Worcester Sharks professional hockey team. He served in the same capacity for the former Worcester Tornadoes baseball team, as well as various colleges, high schools, and community/youth organizations. Dr. Malvey addresses a wide variety of health issues, with special focus in sports medicine and injury management and prevention.

Dr. Ramakrishna Thippanna joined our practice upon Dr Lindblad’s retirement in April 2018.

Partners in Internal Medicine

Dr. George M. Abraham

George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP, is Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also Associate Chief of Medicine at Saint Vincent Hospital.

Dr. Abraham received an MD from the Christian Medical College, India. He was also a WHO fellow in HIV disease in Uganda, as well as an ID fellow at the Communicable Disease Center in Singapore. He completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester and then earned an MPH in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Medical Specialties in Infectious Disease. He is also certified by the American Board of Ambulatory and Urgent Care Medicine, and the American Association of Medical Review Officers.

Dr. Abraham has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as at national and international meetings. He has also written prolifically on issues of public health in the media. He has lectured on healthcare issues throughout Central Massachusetts. As the Medical Director of Central MA Independent Physician Association (CMIPA) for 7 years, till 2012, he has worked extensively on health IT, quality management and care coordination issues.

Dr. Abraham is a past-president of the Worcester District Medical Society. He also serves as a Trustee of the Massachusetts Medical Society, as the Governor for the American College of Physicians and as the Immediate Past-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts. Additional memberships include the American College of Physicians (where he is a Fellow), the American Medical Association and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Dr. Abraham, who maintains a practice at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA, also volunteers at a number of free clinics in the city of Worcester. In the past, he has volunteered with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity, and also leads medical mission trips to rural Louisiana and Mexico, with his church.

Dr. Imola Daniel

Dr. Daniel graduated from The University of Medicine and Pharmacology in Tirgu Mures, Romania with her Doctor of Medicine. She completed an Internship in Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Coltea Clinical Hospital in Bucharest, Romania and then went on to complete her Clinical Hematology residency at the National Institute for Hematology and Blood Transfusion in Budapest, Hungary. Before relocating to the United States with her family she also completed a residency in Clinical Pathology at the 13th District Hospital in Budapest.

In 2003 Dr. Daniel earned a Master’s Degree in Microbiology-Immunology from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. She stayed on as a Research assistant at UNH and taught Immunology and Microbiology classes for undergraduate students. From 2008-2011 Dr. Daniel was an Internal Medicine Resident at the Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle, NY and before joining us at Saint Vincent Hospital she was an Infectious Disease Fellow at UMass Medical Center, Worcester, MA. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and in Infectious Disease.

Dr. Daniel is in the Partners in Internal Medicine practice with Dr. George Abraham and Dr. Nuttanun Suramaethakul and works alongside  in Suite 385 with Dr. Magdalena Boelsterl, Dr. Susan George, Dr. Todd Malvey and Dr. Ramakrishna Thippanna.

Dr. Susan George joined our practice prior to Dr Annie Abraham’s retirement in May 2016.

Dr Nuttanun Suramethakul joined our practice in April 2018.