Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation Inc

Doctors in Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation Inc

Patient Reviews

3.8
  • 83 patient ratings
  • 10 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation Inc when asked is excellent. Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation Inc has been reviewed by 83 patients. The rating is 3.8 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation Inc as provided by patient reviews is 25 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • General Practice
  • Psychiatry

Schools

  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
  • Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
  • University Of Kansas School Of Medicine
  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College And Research Institute
  • University Of Missouri Columbia School Of Medicine

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
  • First Health

Awards

  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

Hospital Affiliations

  • Touchette Regional Hospital East Saint Louis, IL
  • Gateway Regional Medical Center Granite City, IL
  • Touchette Regional Hospital Inc East Saint Louis, IL
  • VA St. Louis Health Care System - John Cochran Division Saint Louis, MO
  • Memorial Hospital Belleville, IL
  • SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center Saint Louis, MO
  • Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital East Saint Louis, 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

  • 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