Santa Maria Radiation Oncology Medical Center
- Radiation Oncology |
- 5529 Reseda Blvd Tarzana, CA 818-774-2860
Doctors in Santa Maria Radiation Oncology Medical Center
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Santa Maria Radiation Oncology Medical Center when asked is excellent. Santa Maria Radiation Oncology Medical Center has been reviewed by 17 patients. The rating is 4.6 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Santa Maria Radiation Oncology Medical Center as provided by patient reviews is 10 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
A radiation oncologist is a physician who specializes in the use of nuclear medicine in diagnosing and treating cancer in a patient.
These doctors work in concert with other cancer specialists in order to determine the best form of treatment for a specific patient. Radiation oncologists are in charge of determining the correct dose of radiation to be used in treatments like radiotherapy and chemotherapy, as well as the appropriate amount of time that radiation should be administered in order to maximize the therapeutic benefits.
A radiologist is a physician who specializes in the use of medical imaging to diagnose and treat illnesses or injuries in patients.
The different types of medical imaging are X-ray, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and nuclear medicine.
Radiologists are experts in these different types of tests and can advise a primary care doctor on which test is most appropriate in a specific case. These doctors also assist primary care doctors in analyzing the images produced by these tests in order to determine next steps necessary for treatment.
- Radiation Oncology
- New York Medical College
- University Of Manitoba
Health Insurance Accepted
- Health Net
- First Health
- LA Care Health
- Blue Shield California
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
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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