Santa Barbara County Clinics

Patient Reviews

3.5
  • 31 patient ratings
  • 17 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Santa Barbara County Clinics when asked is excellent. Santa Barbara County Clinics has been reviewed by 31 patients. The rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Santa Barbara County Clinics as provided by patient reviews is 20 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • General Practice
  • Urology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Neurology

Schools

  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • University Of Minnesota Medical School
  • University Of California Los Angeles David Geffen School Of Medicine
  • University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • BCBS Blue Card
  • First Health
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
  • Humana

Awards

  • Regional Top Doctors

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