Ygnacio Pathology Medical Grp
- 1601 Ygnacio Valley Rd Walnut Creek, CA 925-927-5390
Doctors in Ygnacio Pathology Medical Grp
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Ygnacio Pathology Medical Grp when asked is excellent. Ygnacio Pathology Medical Grp has been reviewed by 1 patient. The rating is 5.0 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Ygnacio Pathology Medical Grp as provided by patient reviews is unknown . By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
A pathologist is a physician who specializes in the causes and paths taken by different diseases in order to accurately diagnose an illness.
Pathologists diagnose and determine the characteristics of a disease through the study of biopsies of diseased tissue or of bodily fluids. For example, a pathologist will look at a biopsy of a skin lesion in order to diagnose or rule out skin cancer. A pathologist will also look at a Pap smear in order to check for a gynecological cancer like cancer of the uterus.
In addition to determining the cause and development of a disease, these specialists also study the changes a disease makes to a body and the consequences of those structural changes.
- University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry
- Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- BCBS Blue Card
- First Health
- Blue Cross California
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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