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Family Doctor, Director
Hello, we are your family doctors
Comprehensive health assistance in accordance with international standards
Alexander Shinkarenko
About IMС Clinics
We are family physicians providing medical care that meets modern global and Western standards
Unlike narrow specialists, the family physician is uniquely trained to provide multidisciplinary medical care. This means that all family members, regardless of age and gender, with various diseases of all systems and organs can go to the family doctor.
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IMC Clinics
Western standard professional medicine for children, adults, and the whole family
Our clinics employ family physicians - multidisciplinary specialists with unique training.
Family physicians aren't just an extra step on the way to a specialist. They are your allies who will guide you through all health issues: they diagnose and treat common and widespread diseases, make a checkup plan, advise on disease prevention (including vaccinations), and lifestyle changes.
If necessary, the family physician will refer you to a specialist and can coordinate your care.
News
5 may 2022
Rotavirus vaccine now available at IMC!
Did you know that what we most often call an “enterovirus infection" is not caused by an enterovirus at all?
The most common side effect after vaccination is an increase in T, loose stools, and sometimes an increase in regurgitation.

The cost is 13,000₸ per dose.
Did you know that a huge number of gastroenteritis in children is caused by rotavirus?

Did you know that rotavirus kills about 400,000 children in the world every year? (due to dehydration due to gastroenteritis). Yes, of course, our mortality rate is significantly lower than, say, in Africa, but getting to the hospital with dehydration and a half-dead child is not fun at all.

Did you know that the risk of a child under one year of dying from dehydration is much higher than the risk of dying from bronchitis, otitis, pyelonephritis, and even pneumonia?

The good news is that a vaccine has been invented against rotavirus. And it's available at IMC now!

The vaccine is manufactured in India and has shown its high efficacy and safety (in fact, India is the best place to make and try this kind of vaccine!). This is a live weakened virus, injected in the form of droplets.
Contraindications:
Now - ATTENTION:
Severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome
Allergy to the vaccine in the past
In the past, intestinal intussusception in a child
Interval - at least 4 weeks between doses
The vaccine is used ONLY in children from 6 weeks to 12 months
A series of 3 vaccines, 2 ml of liquid is dripped into the mouth of the child
5-12 months after 2nd dose
A booster dose can be given after three years, then repeated every 5 years.
3rd dose
0.5 ml
5-12 months after 2nd dose
Accelerated schedule
Dose
Regular schedule
Any day
1st dose
0.5 ml
Any day
14 days after 1st dose
2nd dose
0.5 ml
1-3 months after 1st dose
Severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock or Quincke's edema) to eggs.
Allergy or hypersensitivity to vaccine ingredients (formaldehyde, neomycin, gentamicin, protamine sulfate), human albumin. The presence of an allergic reaction to vaccination in the past.
There is no data on the safety of using the vaccine during pregnancy or lactation.
The course consists of three vaccinations:
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The virus causes inflammation of the brain - encephalitis. The course of infection is unpredictable: ranging from mild symptoms, to partial paralysis, to death in certain circumstances.

As with most viral infections, there is no treatment for viral tick-borne encephalitis, so prevention of this disease is very important.

You can prevent the disease by protecting yourself from tick bites (protective clothing, insecticides, timely removal of the tick from the skin) or by vaccination.

The season of the greatest tick activity begins at the end of March - as soon as the warm weather sets in.

IMC has an Austrian made vaccination: Pfizer - Tikovak and Tikovak Junior. The vaccination is very well tolerated and has proven itself well. It can be given to children older than 1 year.
Protect yourself from tick borne encephalitis as you enjoy the fresh air of the mountains!
Tick-borne encephalitis vaccine - TikoVak and TikoVak Junior (Pfizer)
8 february 2023
The cost of vaccination at IMC for both children and adults is 22,000 tenge per dose.

It can be combined with other vaccines.
11 October 2023
Flu vaccine available at IMC - Grippol Quadrivalent !
Production: Petrovax Pharm (Russia)

Protects against 4 strains of influenza virus

It is indicated for use in children from 6 years old, adolescents and adults up to 60 years of age.

Contraindications:
Allergic reactions to chicken protein and vaccine components.
Anaphylaxis or allergic reaction to previously administered influenza vaccines.

The cost of the vaccine is 7,000 tenge.

26 October 2023
ADACEL available at IMC
(DTaP with reduced antigen content)
Production: SANOFI PASTEUR, Limited, Canada

Vaccine for the prevention of diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (acellular).

Contraindications:
· Age up to 4 years
· The presence of a significant adverse reaction to a previous vaccine administration or hypersensitivity to vaccine components
· Encephalopathy (convulsions, coma, loss of consciousness) after previous vaccine administration.

The cost of the vaccine is 30,000 KZT.

5 may 2022
Hepatitis B vaccine available at IMC
Production: India Serum Institute
It is indicated for use in adults and children from 2 months.

Vaccination takes place in three stages.

The cost of one dose of the vaccine is 4 500 ₸.
30 December 2023 г.
Happy New Year!
We will be closed on Monday 1 January and Tuesday 2 January for New Year holidays. We are open on Wednesday 3 January.
May every day be filled with happy moments and good health!
With love and care, IMC team
Family Doctor, Director
20 years of experience
In His Image Residency - Tulsa, OK
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Dr. Alexander Shinkarenko graduated from the Kazakhstan National Medical University in 2000, then he confirmed his diploma in the USA and completed a three-year internship in family medicine in residency in the state of Oklahoma.
He completed a year of additional training in teaching family medicine and worked as a family doctor in a hospital and dispensary in the United States before returning to Kazakhstan in 2010.
Dr. Alexander Shinkarenko is US Board of Family Medicine certified, he is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, as well as the Kazakhstan Association of Family Physicians. He maintains his medical license in the US, regularly attends continuing education courses in the US and Kazakhstan and participates in international conferences and trainings.

In family medicine he is attracted by the variety of problems and the constant need to maintain qualifications and levels of knowledge in different areas of medicine.

Languages spoken: Russian, English, Kazakh

Admission fee: primary — 35,000 ₸, secondary — 25,000 ₸.
Alexander Shinkarenko
Family Doctor
7 years of experience
Kazakh National Medical University
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Dr. Konyrbayev graduated from the medical faculty of Kazakh National Medical University and completed an internship in Family Medicine.

Since 2017, he has been working at the International Medical Center, accepting both adults and children.
Patients love Dr. Konyrbayev for his competence, kindness, and responsiveness.

He enthusiastically follows the latest data in the field of diagnostics and treatment, regularly improves his skills, and participates in trainings.

Dr. Konyrbayev is a member of the Kazakhstan Association of Family Doctors and WONCA Europe - the European Organization of Family Doctors.

He is a happy husband and proud father of three children.

Languages spoken: Russian, Kazakh, English

Admission fee: primary — 20,000 ₸, secondary — 15,000 ₸.
Serik Konyrbayev
Family doctor
5 years of experience
Kazakh National Medical University
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In 2000 Dr. Sadykov graduated from Kazakh National Medical University with a degree in General Medicine. In 2001, he completed an internship in general medical practice. During his time at university and after, he worked on a team of family doctors from the USA in Kazakhstan. Dr. Sadykov has experience in the field of clinical pharmacology.
As a family doctor, Dr. Sadykov monitors all family members - “from young to old” with a different spectrum of diseases. He loves children and easily connects with them. If you are looking for a thoughtful doctor who is serious about his work - Dr. Sadykov is for you!

He regularly participates in medical conferences and advanced training courses both in Kazakhstan and abroad.

In 2015, he completed his studies at the Master's program of the Kazakhstani Institute of Management, Economics and Forecasting with a degree in Business Administration for Management Personnel.

Dr. Sadykov is a member of the Kazakhstan Association of Family Physicians and Wonca Europe, the European Organization of Family Physicians.

Languages spoken: Russian, Kazakh, English

Admission fee: primary — 20,000 ₸, secondary — 15,000 ₸.
Abunassyr Sadykov
Family doctor
6 years of experience
Kazakh National Medical University
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In 2012 Dr. Ashikhmina graduated from the Republican Medical College with summa cum laude in the specialty of laboratory assistant. In 2017 she graduated from Kazakh National Medical University with a Bachelor of Medicine in the specialty General Medicine. In 2019, she completed her internship in the specialty of Therapist.
She joined IMC at the beginning of 2020.

Dr Ashikhmina is a co-author of the article "NSAID-associated gastropathy".

Dr. Ashikhmina has been in love with medicine since childhood. Her life credo is service to people. Patients love her optimism, competence, communication skills, and desire for self-development. She maintains a personal blog on Instagram.

At the same time, she manages to be a wife and mother of a wonderful daughter.

Languages spoken: Russian, English

Admission fee: primary — 20,000 ₸, secondary — 15,000 ₸.
Anzhela Ashikhmina
Family doctor
20 years of experience
In His Image Residency - Tulsa, OK
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Dr. Irina Shinkarenko graduated from the Kazakh National Medical University in 1999 and completed an internship in general pediatrics.

In 2005, she completed a three-year residency in Family Medicine in the United States. Then she worked as a family doctor in a private clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Dr. Irina Shinkarenko is US Board of Family Medicine certified and a member of the American Academy of Family Medicine.

She regularly takes advanced training courses for doctors and participates in international conferences to maintain her medical licenses in the US and Kazakhstan.

Since childhood, she dreamed of becoming a doctor and loves her job very much.

Languages spoken: Russian, English

Admission fee: primary — 35,000 ₸, secondary — 25,000 ₸.
Irina Shinkarenko
Pediatrician
Almaty State Medical Institute
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Dr. Nam received her medical education at the Pediatric Faculty of the Almaty State Medical Institute. After graduating in 1980, she worked as a pediatrician. Then in 2004, she underwent retraining in family medicine at the Department of the Institute for the Improvement of Doctors. She has been working as a family doctor at the International Medical Center since 2005.
She strives to achieve not only physical recovery but also the emotional and psychological well-being of patients. To this end, Dr. Nam was trained in family counseling at the University of Bonn (Germany) and the University of Navarra (Spain), as well as in psychosomatics and psychotherapy at the Kazakh State Medical University.

Dr. Nam is a very experienced and attentive doctor; she establishes contact with even the most difficult patients (especially if they are small and do not like doctors).

She regularly attends advanced training courses and participates in international medical conferences.

Languages spoken: Russian, English

Admission fee: primary — 25,000 ₸, secondary — 20,000 ₸.
Lyudmila Nam
42 years of experience
Family doctor
12 years of experience
Kazakh National Medical University
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Dr. Khegay is a family doctor, a doctor of the first category. In 2007 she graduated with honors from Kazakh National Medical University with a degree in General Medicine. In 2008, she completed an internship in general medical practice. In 2010, she completed a 2-year residency in family medicine. For several years she worked as a Project Coordinator, then as a research doctor in the Association of Family Physicians of Kazakhstan (ASVK).
Since 2014, she has been working as a teacher-consultant at the Department of Postgraduate Training of Family Physicians.

Dr. Khegay is currently studying for a master's degree in public health.

Her mission is to improve the quality of medical services and to promote “Health for All” in Kazakhstan.

She is a representative for Kazakhstan in the European Council of the Vasco da Gama Movement - a link of Wonca Europe, the European organization of young family doctors.

Dr. Khegay is a happy mother of three children.

Languages spoken: Russian, Kazakh, English

Admission fee: primary — 25,000 ₸, secondary — 20,000 ₸.
Yelena Khegay
Family doctor
Kazakh National Medical University
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Dr. Elemesova graduated from the Kazakh National Medical University in 2020 with a degree in General Medicine.

She completed an internship in the same specialty.

She has co-authored scientific publications on cardiac surgery and ecology.
Dr. Elemesova is interested in issues of medical ethics and deontology, attending conferences in the UK devoted to these issues.

"In family medicine, I am attracted by the versatility that requires constant improvement of the level of knowledge in various fields. I like to study and improve my knowledge."

Languages spoken: Russian, English and Kazakh.

Admission fee: primary — 14,000 ₸, secondary — 12,000 ₸.
Riza Yelemessova
In 2020, Dr. Orlova graduated from Karaganda State Medical University with a degree in Family Medicine.

She completed an internship at the Kazakh National Medical University specializing in General Practice.
Dr. Orlova has worked as an instructor at the simulation center of Kazakh National Medical University, where she taught practical skills of physical examination and emergency medical care to junior students.

She regularly participates in international scientific conferences, striving to improve the level of her knowledge. She also holds a certificate for completion of courses in epidemiology, ECHOCG.

“I like the concept of evidence-based medicine. I like that as a family doctor, I can prevent the development of diseases, teach patients a healthy lifestyle, and control the progression of chronic diseases. I am attracted to a comprehensive approach to human health. My dream is to continue studying medicine and to master new skills and directions within family medicine.”

Languages spoken: Russian, English

Admission fee: primary — 14,000 ₸, secondary — 12,000 ₸.
Family doctor
Kazakh National Medical University
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Vassilissa Orlova
Family doctor
Kazakh-Russian Medical University
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In 2015, Dr. Hasanov graduated from the Republican Medical College with a degree in Medical Practice (paramedic). For about a year and a half he worked in the ambulance service in Almaty.

He graduated from the Kazakh-Russian Medical University with a General Practitioner degree.
Dr. Hasanov started working at IMC after graduating from university.

"Medicine for me is not just a job, it is an opportunity to really help people. Many diseases are caused by mental and spiritual pain, a doctor should be able to treat not only the body."

Languages spoken: Russian, Kazakh, English

Admission fee: primary — 12,000 ₸, secondary — 10,000 ₸.
Timurlan Khassanov
Eleonora Kwon graduated with honors from Astana Medical University. Her bachelor's degree and internship are in Family Medicine (General Medical Practice).

In 2018, she specialized in child neurology.
2020 - 2021, she worked as an assistant at the Department of Family Medicine in Astana Medical University, where she taught interns.

In 2023, she graduated with honors with her Master's in Public Health from the School of Medicine of Nazarbayev University. Her master's thesis was: "Psychological distress and the need for support among Kazakh women in the postpartum period."

From 2021 to 2023, she also worked as a family doctor and insurance medicine coordinator at a private medical center in Astana.

Eleonora is constantly developing, learning, increasing her level of competence in the field of medicine and more. She attended conferences in Ukraine, Singapore, Mexico, and Kyrgyzstan.

“I believe that every person deserves to receive quality medical care and respect for their individuality. What I love about family medicine is that it is a multifaceted specialty that meets most of a person’s medical needs, in the context of both the individual and the whole family."

Languages spoken: Russian, English

Admission fee: primary — 12,000 ₸, secondary — 10,000 ₸.
Family doctor
Astana Medical University
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