Sutter Medical Foundation

Patient Reviews

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  • 1207 patient ratings
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The Overall Average Patient Rating of Sutter Medical Foundation when asked is excellent. Sutter Medical Foundation has been reviewed by 1207 patients. The rating is 4.0 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Sutter Medical Foundation as provided by patient reviews is 15 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Hospitalist
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Neurology

Schools

  • University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
  • University Of California Irvine School Of Medicine
  • University Of California Los Angeles David Geffen School Of Medicine
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • BCBS Blue Card
  • United Healthcare
  • Blue Cross California
  • Cigna
  • Aetna

Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Top 10 Doctor - City
  • Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood

Hospital Affiliations

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