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Awards

1 affiliated award

  • Doctors in Santa Clarita Medical & Mental Health

  • Dr. Rodney Stillion MD Addiction Medicine, General Practice, Family Medicine Palmdale, CA
    4.4 (12)

Specialties

2 specialties

  • 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.

  • Addiction Medicine

    An addiction medicine specialist is a doctor who treats patients with addictions to substances like drugs and alcohol or, in some cases, behaviors like gambling. Many of these specialists also treat the diseases that stem from these addictions.
    These physicians are specially trained to prevent and treat the disease of addiction via psychiatric means, or other fields of medicine like family or internal medicine.

Ratings & Comments

11 ratings with 2 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Santa Clarita Medical & Mental Health when asked is excellent. Santa Clarita Medical & Mental Health has been reviewed by 11 patients. The rating is 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Santa Clarita Medical & Mental Health as provided by patient reviews is 28 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctor has gone to the following school

  • University Of California Irvine School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Santa Clarita Medical & Mental Health is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Newhall, CA.

  • Santa Clarita Emergency Medical Group

    Group Practice

    Newhall, CA

  • Valencia Neurology Medical Group Inc.

    Group Practice

    Newhall, CA

  • Renal Consultants Medcl. Grp.

    Group Practice

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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

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.