Doctors in Community Relations & Employee
- Dr. Nancy Koughan DO Preventive Medicine, General Practice Atlanta, GA
A preventive medicine/wellness specialist is a physician who, through additional training, has become an expert in methods for maintaining good health and preventing disease. These specialists are the doctors people see when they are generally well or without a specific ailment and want to either learn how to maintain their current health or acquire better health.
These doctors will advise patients on specific diets, exercise regimens, and lifestyle habits that are suited to their particular needs. Preventive medicine/wellness specialists take into account a patient's nutrition deficiencies, physical and cardiovascular capabilities, and habits in order to advise specific vitamins and supplements to take, how much physical activity to undertake, and which habits should be broken and replaced with more positive behavior.
Community Relations & Employee is affiliated with the following hospital
- Hillside Hospital Atlanta, GA 30306
Affiliated doctor has gone to the following school
- University Of North Texas Health Science Center College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Nearby Group Practices
Community Relations & Employee is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Decatur, GA.
Dekalb Co. Bd. Of Hlth. Occ Hlth.
Ga Ophthalmology Associates
Northside Urgent Care and Family Medicine
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.