Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • Blue Shield California
  • United Healthcare
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Blue Cross California
  • Aetna
  • Doctors in Humboldt Family Medical Care

  • Dr. Marcelle Mahan MD General Practice, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine McKinleyville, CA
    3.9 (10)

Specialties

2 specialties

  • Emergency Medicine

    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.

  • General Practice

    A general practitioner is similar to a family practitioner in that they treat patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns. These doctors treat everyday ailments, some acute and chronic diseases, and also provid health checkups, physicals, inoculations and preventative care.
    General practitioners differ from family practitioners because they are not required to complete an additional residency in family medicine after completing their medical school residency. Like family practitioners, general practitioners will also provide referrals to patients who are in need of a specialist.

Ratings & Comments

10 ratings with 4 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Humboldt Family Medical Care when asked is excellent. Humboldt Family Medical Care has been reviewed by 10 patients. The rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Humboldt Family Medical Care as provided by patient reviews is 35 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctor has gone to the following school

  • Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Humboldt Family Medical Care is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near McKinleyville, CA.

  • United Indian Health Service

    Group Practice

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  • Humboldt Family Medical Care

    Group Practice

    Arcata, CA

  • North Coast Ophthalmology

    Group Practice

    Arcata, 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

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.