La Jolla Spine Institute

Doctors in La Jolla Spine Institute

Patient Reviews

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  • 10 patient ratings
  • 3 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of La Jolla Spine Institute when asked is excellent. La Jolla Spine Institute has been reviewed by 10 patients. The rating is 4.0 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at La Jolla Spine Institute as provided by patient reviews is 36 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine

Schools

  • University Of California San Francisco School Of Medicine

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Health Net
  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Humana
  • Blue Shield California

Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Regional Top Doctors

Hospital Affiliations

  • Alvarado Hospital San Diego, CA
  • Children's Hospital - San Diego San Diego, CA
  • Grossmont Hospital La Mesa, CA
  • San Diego Rehabilitation Institute San Diego, CA
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla La Jolla, CA
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego San Diego, CA
  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Chula Vista, CA
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital San Diego, CA
  • Tri-City Medical Center Oceanside, 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

  • 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