Smoky Hill Family Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- 14000 E Arapahoe Rd Centennial, CO 303-690-4530
Doctors in Smoky Hill Family Medicine
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Smoky Hill Family Medicine when asked is excellent. Smoky Hill Family Medicine has been reviewed by 15 patients. The rating is 4.7 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Smoky Hill Family Medicine as provided by patient reviews is 10 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.
- Internal Medicine
- Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- Rocky Mountain Health
- United Healthcare
- First Health
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Patients' Choice Award
- Diabetes Recognition Program
- Diabetes Care Recognition Program
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