The Bone & Joint Institute Shands

Patient Reviews

  • 46 patient ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of The Bone & Joint Institute Shands when asked is good. The Bone & Joint Institute Shands has been reviewed by 46 patients. The rating is 3.2 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at The Bone & Joint Institute Shands as provided by patient reviews is 26 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.



  • Orthopedic Surgery


  • Data not available


  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • First Health
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Aetna
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Coventry Health Care


  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Patients' Choice Award

Hospital Affiliations

  • Geisinger Medical Center Danville, PA
  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, FL
  • Saint Vincent's Medical Center Jacksonville, FL
  • Shands Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
  • Shands Jacksonville Medical Center Jacksonville, FL
  • Baptist Medical Center - Beaches Jacksonville Beach, FL
  • Memorial Hospital Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
  • Saint Luke's Hospital Jacksonville, FL
  • UF Health Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL

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