St Joseph Mercy Med Clinic

Doctors in St Joseph Mercy Med Clinic

Patient Reviews

4.3
  • 252 patient ratings
  • 55 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of St Joseph Mercy Med Clinic when asked is excellent. St Joseph Mercy Med Clinic has been reviewed by 252 patients. The rating is 4.3 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at St Joseph Mercy Med Clinic as provided by patient reviews is 22 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Family Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • General Surgery
  • Hospitalist

Schools

  • University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine
  • Guntur Medical College
  • Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • United Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Humana

Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

Hospital Affiliations

  • Healthpark Hospital Hot Springs National Park, AR
  • National Park Medical Center Hot Springs National Park, AR
  • St Josephs Mercy Health Center Inc Hot Springs National Park, AR
  • CHI St Vincent Hot Springs Hot Springs National Park, AR
  • National Park Medical Center Hot Springs National Park, AR
  • Hot Spring County Medical Center Malvern, AR
  • Levi Hospital Hot Springs National Park, AR

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