Kaiser Permanente Rancho San Diego
- Internal Medicine |
- Family Medicine |
- 3875 Avocado Blvd La Mesa, CA 800-464-4000
Doctors in Kaiser Permanente Rancho San Diego
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The Overall Average Patient Rating of Kaiser Permanente Rancho San Diego when asked is excellent. Kaiser Permanente Rancho San Diego has been reviewed by 116 patients. The rating is 4.2 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Kaiser Permanente Rancho San Diego as provided by patient reviews is 8 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.
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.
- Internal Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California
- University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
- Western University Of Health Sciences
- Temple University School Of Medicine
- Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- Blue Shield California
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Blue Card
- Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
- Patient-Centered Medical Home
- Diabetes Recognition Program
- Cardiac Care Recognition Program
- Heart/Stroke Recognition Program
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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