Dr. James Alford has been in practice for over 15 years, bringing a wealth of experience to his role at IHA Chelsea Family & Internal Medicine. As a family medicine physician, Dr. Alford focuses on preventive medicine to assist his patients in reaching their optimal level of health. He truly enjoys providing care to every member of the family, from young children to older adults. Dr. Alford joined IHA after spending four years practicing medicine with the United States Army at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, including overseas missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. He grew up in Chelsea and returned home to the area to establish his practice. He and his wife, Andrea, have two young sons and are very involved in the Chelsea community, including participating in Chelsea’s recreational sports programs. The Alfords are also members of the Chelsea 1st United Methodist Church where Dr. Alford is in the Bell Choir.