Gulf Coast Medical Group

Doctors in Gulf Coast Medical Group

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota Sarasota, FL
Baptist Inpatient Services Jacksonville, FL
Oaks Urgent Care Gulf Coast Medical Group Sarasota, FL
Gulf Coast Medical Specialists Sarasota, FL
Gulf Coast Medical Specialists Sarasota, FL
Heartland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center-Sarasota Sarasota, FL

Additional Doctors at Gulf Coast Medical Group

Patient Reviews

4.2
  • 178 patient ratings
  • 45 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Gulf Coast Medical Group when asked is excellent. Gulf Coast Medical Group has been reviewed by 178 patients. The rating is 4.2 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Gulf Coast Medical Group as provided by patient reviews is 16 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine

Schools

  • University Of Florida College Of Medicine
  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
  • St Georges University
  • Temple University School Of Medicine
  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • First Health
  • Cigna
  • BCBS Blue Card

Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Regional Top Doctors
  • Physician Office Systems 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