UCSF Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck
- 450 Sutter St San Francisco, CA 415-362-5443
Doctors in UCSF Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck
The Overall Average Patient Rating of UCSF Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck when asked is excellent. UCSF Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck has been reviewed by 22 patients. The rating is 4.1 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at UCSF Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck as provided by patient reviews is 13 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
An otolaryngologist is more commonly referred to as an ENT, someone that can treat medical issues you may be having with you ears, nose, or throat. This is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, head, and neck. These doctors treat patients through both medical and surgical means. For instance, an otolaryngologist may treat an obstruction of the nasal passage, caused by malformation of the nose, through rhinoplasty.
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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