Desert Cardiology of Tucson

Patient Reviews

3.6
  • 84 patient ratings
  • 31 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Desert Cardiology of Tucson when asked is excellent. Desert Cardiology of Tucson has been reviewed by 84 patients. The rating is 3.6 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Desert Cardiology of Tucson as provided by patient reviews is 17 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Schools

  • University Of Arizona College Of Medicine
  • Des Moines University
  • University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Yale University School Of Medicine
  • University Of California Davis School Of Medicine

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Health Insurance Accepted

  • United Healthcare
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Multiplan
  • Aetna
  • First Health

Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Top 10 Doctor - City
  • Top 10 Doctor - State
  • On-Time Doctor Award

Hospital Affiliations

  • Salem Health Hospital Salem, OR
  • Diamond Children's Medical Center Tucson, AZ
  • Canyon Vista Medical Center Sierra Vista, AZ
  • Oro Valley Hospital Oro Valley, AZ
  • Northwest Medical Center Tucson, AZ
  • Carondelet St Mary's Hospital Tucson, AZ
  • Northwest Medical Center Oro Valley Oro Valley, AZ
  • Northwest Medical Center - Tucson Tucson, AZ

Information about group practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.

Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine.


Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.


Benefits of Group Practice

  • Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
  • Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
  • One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing