Central Coast Family Care
- Family Medicine |
- Internal Medicine |
- General Practice |
- Addiction Medicine
- 1414 S Miller St Santa Maria, CA 805-925-2521
Doctors in Central Coast Family Care
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Central Coast Family Care when asked is excellent. Central Coast Family Care has been reviewed by 126 patients. The rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Central Coast Family Care as provided by patient reviews is 21 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
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 general practitioner is similar to a family practitioner in that they treat patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns. These doctors treat everyday ailments, some acute and chronic diseases, and also provid health checkups, physicals, inoculations and preventative care.
General practitioners differ from family practitioners because they are not required to complete an additional residency in family medicine after completing their medical school residency. Like family practitioners, general practitioners will also provide referrals to patients who are in need of a specialist.
An addiction medicine specialist is a doctor who treats patients with addictions to substances like drugs and alcohol or, in some cases, behaviors like gambling. Many of these specialists also treat the diseases that stem from these addictions.
These physicians are specially trained to prevent and treat the disease of addiction via psychiatric means, or other fields of medicine like family or internal medicine.
- Family Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- General Practice
- Addiction Medicine
- Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California
- University Of Colorado School Of Medicine
- Kasturba Medical College
- Oregon Health & Science University School Of Medicine
- Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- Health Net
- Blue Shield California
- BCBS Blue Card
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patients' Choice Award
- Top 10 Doctor - City
- Regional Top Doctors
- Patient-Centered Medical Home
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