Surgical Assocs of North Florida
- General Surgery |
- Colon and Rectal Surgery
- 2460 Old Moultrie Rd Saint Augustine, FL 904-797-6627
Doctors in Surgical Assocs of North Florida
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Surgical Assocs of North Florida when asked is excellent. Surgical Assocs of North Florida has been reviewed by 55 patients. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Surgical Assocs of North Florida as provided by patient reviews is 11 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
Colorectal surgeons are doctors who perform surgery in order to correct problems with the anus, rectum or colon. These physicians perform colonoscopies, and other diagnostic procedures, in order to identify any issues that require surgical intervention. They then determine what type of surgical procedure would be best. The specialists also care for these patients post-operation to ensure proper healing and recovery.
- General Surgery
- Colon and Rectal Surgery
- State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- AvMed Health
- BCBS Blue Card
- Patients' Choice Award
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree
- Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
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