Arkansas Family Care Network
- Family Medicine |
- Internal Medicine |
- Pediatrics |
- Dermatology |
- Emergency Medicine
- 9600 Baptist Health Dr Little Rock, AR 501-224-5220
Doctors in Arkansas Family Care Network
Additional Doctors at Arkansas Family Care Network
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Arkansas Family Care Network when asked is excellent. Arkansas Family Care Network has been reviewed by 335 patients. The rating is 4.2 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Arkansas Family Care Network as provided by patient reviews is 20 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.
An emergency physician is a doctor who is an expert in handling conditions of an urgent and extremely dangerous nature. These specialists work in the emergency room (ER) departments of hospitals where they oversee cases involving cardiac distress, trauma, fractures, lacerations and other acute conditions.
Emergency physicians are specially trained to make urgent life-saving decisions to treat patients during an emergency medical crisis. These doctors diagnose and stabilize patients before they are either well enough to be discharged, or transferred to the appropriate department for long-term care.
- Family Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine
- Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine
- American University Of The Caribbean School Of Medicine
- University Of Missouri Columbia School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- BCBS Blue Card
- United Healthcare
- First Health
- Patients' Choice Award
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Top 10 Doctor - City
- Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
- Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System-John L McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital Little Rock, AR
- University Hospital of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, AR
- Arkansas Children's Hospital Little Rock, AR
- Baptist Health Medical Center North Little Rock North Little Rock, AR
- Baptist Health Medical Center - Little Rock Little Rock, AR
- Arkansas Heart Hospital Little Rock, AR
- Baptist Health Medical Center Heber Spings Heber Springs, AR
- Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock Little Rock, AR
- Saint Vincent Doctors Hospital Little Rock, AR
- Select Specialty Hospital-Little Rock Little Rock, AR
- St Vincent Infirmary Medical Center Little Rock, AR
- St Vincent Medical Center North Sherwood, AR
- St Vincent Rehabilitation Hospital In Part Healthsouth Sherwood, AR
- North Metro Medical Center Jacksonville, 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