Southern Allergy & Asthma
- Allergy and Immunology |
- Internal Medicine
- 5223 Paulsen St Savannah, GA 912-303-9355
Doctors in Southern Allergy & Asthma
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Southern Allergy & Asthma when asked is excellent. Southern Allergy & Asthma has been reviewed by 222 patients. The rating is 4.2 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Southern Allergy & Asthma as provided by patient reviews is 18 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
An allergy & immunology specialist is a physician who is specially trained in matters pertaining to chronic and acute allergies, as well as deficiencies of the immune system. The doctor will determine whether an allergy, which attacks our immune system, is present. They'll also determine the cause, whether it be environmental triggers like trees and pollen, food-borne like peanuts and dairy, the venom of insects like bees, or a medication like penicillin.
In addition to determining the allergen causing an immunological response in a patient, the specialist will treat the symptoms caused by the reaction.
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.
- Allergy and Immunology
- Internal Medicine
- Mercer University School Of Medicine
- Medical University Of South Carolina College Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- BCBS Georgia
- BCBS Blue Card
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