John Muir Health Network
- Internal Medicine |
- Family Medicine |
- Obstetrics and Gynecology |
- Maternal and Fetal Medicine |
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- 106 La Casa Via Walnut Creek, CA 925-280-8777
Doctors in John Muir Health Network
The Overall Average Patient Rating of John Muir Health Network when asked is excellent. John Muir Health Network has been reviewed by 224 patients. The rating is 3.7 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at John Muir Health Network as provided by patient reviews is 20 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
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 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 obstetrician & gynecologist, or OB/GYN, is a physician who cares for women throughout their pregnancies, straight through to the delivery of their baby (obstetrician). They also specialize in annual care, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system (gynecologist). Many physicians specialize in both of these fields in order to provide complete overall health services to women at every stage of life.
An endocrinologist is a physician with extensive training in understanding, diagnosing and treating conditions related to the endocrine system. The endocrine system regulates the balance of hormones.
Conditions of the endocrine system involve an over-abundance, or deficiency of a certain hormone. While there is a range when it comes to the amount of a hormone that is deemed normal in a human, these specialists determine whether a person's amount of hormone is indicative of a health concern. Two conditions this specialist might treat are diabetes and obesity.
Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care of patients in the hospital. The majority of hospitalists are board-certified internists and have completed the same training as other internal medicine doctors including medical school, residency and board certification examination.
Hospitalist activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital care. They have more expertise in caring for complicated hospitalized patients on a daily basis since, unlike other specialists or primary care doctors, they spend most of their day in the hospital.
They often coordinate the care of their patients and act as the central point of communication among the different doctors and nurses involved in the patient's care. They are also the main physician for family members to contact for updates on a loved one.
- Internal Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Maternal and Fetal Medicine
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
- Tulane University School Of Medicine
- Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
- The Warren Alpert Medical School Of Brown University
- University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- BCBS Blue Card
- United Healthcare
- Blue Shield California
- UHC West
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patients' Choice Award
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Regional Top Doctors
- Top 10 Doctor - City
- John Muir Medical Center Walnut Creek, CA
- Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center Walnut Creek, CA
- Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center San Francisco, CA
- California Pacific Medical Center - St Luke's Campus San Francisco, CA
- San Mateo Medical Center San Mateo, CA
- San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center San Francisco, CA
- Dignity Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Grass Valley, CA
- St Mary's Medical Center San Francisco, CA
- Sutter Delta Medical Center Antioch, CA
- Alameda Hospital Alameda, CA
- Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Alta Bates Campus Berkeley, CA
- San Ramon Regional Medical Center San Ramon, CA
- Kaweah Delta Medical Center Visalia, CA
- John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus Concord, CA
- John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus Walnut Creek, CA
- Doctors Medical Center of Modesto Modesto, CA
- Memorial Medical Center Modesto Modesto, CA
- Sutter Solano Medical Center Vallejo, CA
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