Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • United Healthcare
  • BCBS Georgia
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health
  • Multiplan
  • Doctors in Gwinnett Bone & Joint

  • Dr. Brian Vanderhoof DO Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Snellville, GA
    4.3 (19)

Specialties

1 specialty

  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

    An osteopath is a physician who is trained in the philosophy of osteopathic medicine. These doctors have a D.O. degree which stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, as opposed to M.D. for Medical Doctor.
    Osteopathic medicine differs from conventional medicine, which is sometimes referred to as allopathic medicine, in that they incorporate a type of manual therapy called Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) into their treatment in which they manipulate the spine in order to relieve pain when other methods have not been successful. This is reflective of the philosophical difference between the two types of physicians; osteopaths are trained to treat the body as a whole in the belief that the body is structured with the ability to heal itself while medical doctors treat specific illnesses or symptoms.
    Overall, osteopaths and medical doctors in the US are both equally qualified to treat patients and they work in the same settings and provide the same treatments.

Ratings & Comments

19 ratings with 4 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Gwinnett Bone & Joint when asked is excellent. Gwinnett Bone & Joint has been reviewed by 19 patients. The rating is 4.3 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Gwinnett Bone & Joint as provided by patient reviews is 11 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctor has gone to the following school

  • Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Gwinnett Bone & Joint is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Snellville, GA.

  • Orthoquest

    Group Practice

    Snellville, GA

  • Gwinnett Dermatology

    Group Practice

    Snellville, GA

  • Snellville Medical Group

    Group Practice

    Snellville, 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

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.