Southern Illinois Medical Services

Doctors in Southern Illinois Medical Services

Patient Reviews

4.1
  • 62 patient ratings
  • 9 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Southern Illinois Medical Services when asked is excellent. Southern Illinois Medical Services has been reviewed by 62 patients. The rating is 4.1 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Southern Illinois Medical Services as provided by patient reviews is 15 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Family Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

Schools

  • Howard University College Of Medicine
  • University Of Louisville School Of Medicine
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
  • University Of Kansas School Of Medicine

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • United Healthcare
  • BCBS Illinois
  • HealthLink
  • Aetna
  • Health Alliance

Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

Hospital Affiliations

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