Metropolitan Heart Assoc Med
- Internal Medicine |
- Cardiovascular Disease
- 2001 Santa Monica Blvd Santa Monica, CA 310-828-3001
Doctors in Metropolitan Heart Assoc Med
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Metropolitan Heart Assoc Med when asked is excellent. Metropolitan Heart Assoc Med has been reviewed by 12 patients. The rating is 4.7 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Metropolitan Heart Assoc Med as provided by patient reviews is 7 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.
- Internal Medicine
- Cardiovascular Disease
- University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
- University Of California Los Angeles David Geffen School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- First Health
- United Healthcare
- Health Net
- Blue Shield California
- Blue Cross California
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patients' Choice Award
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