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  • BCBS Blue Card
  • BCBS Illinois
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Doctors in Southwest Infectious Disease

View all physicians that belong to Southwest Infectious Disease.

Ratings & Comments

17 ratings with 5 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Southwest Infectious Disease when asked is excellent. Southwest Infectious Disease has been reviewed by 17 patients. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Southwest Infectious Disease as provided by patient reviews is 8 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

2 specialties

  • Internal Medicine

    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.

  • Infectious Disease

    An infectious disease specialist has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of contagious diseases.
    Infectious diseases, also known as contagious or transmissible diseases, are those that stem from pathogen from a host organism. These infections may spread to other carriers through physical touch, airborne inhalation, bodily fluids or contaminated foods.
    Infectious disease specialists identify whether the disease is caused by bacteria, a virus, a fungus or a parasite often through blood tests and then determine what course of treatment, if any, is necessary.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine
  • Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Southwest Infectious Disease is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Palos Heights, IL.

  • SW Infectious Disease & Internal Medicine

    Group Practice

    Palos Heights, IL

  • Southside Orthopaedics

    Group Practice

    Palos Heights, IL

  • DR. Andrew and DR. Lubomyra Kazaniwskyj

    Group Practice

    Palos Heights, IL

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.