Columbia Dental

Patient Reviews

4.1
  • 16 patient ratings
  • 1 comment

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Columbia Dental when asked is excellent. Columbia Dental has been reviewed by 16 patients. The rating is 4.1 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Columbia Dental as provided by patient reviews is 12 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • General Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Schools

  • George Washington University School Of Medicine And Health Sciences

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Connecticare
  • United Concordia
  • Humana Dental
  • DenteMax
  • Blue Cross California

Awards

  • Data not available

Hospital Affiliations

  • Manchester Memorial Hospital Manchester, CT
  • Rockville General Hospital Vernon Rockville, CT
  • University of Connecticut Health Center Farmington, CT

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