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Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • HealthLink
  • Health Alliance
  • Cigna

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.

  • Cardiovascular Disease

Ratings & Comments

51 ratings with 12 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of James Burks, MD, Sc Elgin when asked is excellent. James Burks, MD, Sc Elgin has been reviewed by 51 patients. The rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at James Burks, MD, Sc Elgin as provided by patient reviews is 15 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    James Burks, MD, Sc Elgin is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Advocate Sherman Hospital Elgin, IL 60123
  • Presence St Joseph Hospital Elgin, IL 60123
  • Kishwaukee Hospital Dekalb, IL 60115
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Downers Grove, IL 60515
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Barrington, IL 60010
  • Advocate Hope Childrens Hospital Oak Lawn, IL 60453
  • Centegra Hospital - McHenry McHenry, IL 60050
  • Memorial Medical Center-Woodstock Woodstock, IL 60098
  • Provena Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin, IL 60123
  • Provena St Joseph Medical Center Joliet, IL 60435
  • Sherman Hospital Elgin, IL 60120
  • St Joseph Hospital-Elgin Elgin, IL 60123
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following school

  • Ross University School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    James Burks, MD, Sc Elgin is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Elgin, IL.

  • Internamed

    Group Practice

    Elgin, IL

  • Fox Valley Orthopaedic Institute Elgin, Il

    Group Practice

    Elgin, IL

  • Drs Smoron Gagnon & Associates SC

    Group Practice

    Elgin, 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.