Georgia Lung Assoc
- Pulmonary Disease |
- Internal Medicine |
- Critical Care Medicine |
- Family Medicine
- 3820 Medical Park Dr Austell, GA 770-948-6041
Doctors in Georgia Lung Assoc
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The Overall Average Patient Rating of Georgia Lung Assoc when asked is excellent. Georgia Lung Assoc has been reviewed by 107 patients. The rating is 4.1 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Georgia Lung Assoc as provided by patient reviews is 19 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.
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.
Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
- Pulmonary Disease
- Internal Medicine
- Critical Care Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
- University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
- Albany Medical College
- University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine
- Tulane University School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- First Health
- BCBS Blue Card
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Regional Top Doctors
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Patients' Choice Award
- Piedmont Atlanta Hospital Atlanta, GA
- WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center Marietta, GA
- WellStar Cobb Hospital Austell, GA
- Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital Marietta, GA
- Sentara Leigh Hospital Norfolk, VA
- Wellstar Cobb Hospital Austell, GA
- University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
- WellStar Douglas Hospital Douglasville, GA
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